In the past month I have started watching the show Fringe. It’s very well written and acted. In my opinion Fringe the best science-fiction show on television at the current time.
As a result of this enjoyable new discovery (sounds scientific), I would have to place Fringe among my five favorite television dramas for the 2010-2011 season. I am eagerly anticipating the premiere for the 2011-2012 season.
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Posted in civility, Entertainment, Love, Television, video, tagged ABC, Bachelor Pad, entertainment, Love, relationships, sex, television on September 14, 2011 |
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I was disappointed by ABC and the show Bachelor Pad on Monday night (9/12/11) – not by the results, but by the “gotcha” entertainment.
For background, two of the contestants, Michael and Holly were once engaged. The engagement was broken off by Holly prior to the wedding. Since then, their relationship has had its ups and downs, but during the show (competition) Michael’s feelings for Holly blossomed again. She was more reserved about the relationship. Complicating things, Holly and another contestant, Blake, were becoming closer as each episode progressed.
On Monday night’s finale, America and Michael found out for the first time that Blake and Holly are now engaged. Needless to say, this caught Michael completely off-guard. He knew they were dating and she was moving east to be with him, but he had no idea it had progressed to becoming engaged. ABC even ran a tape showing Blake’s proposal to Holly, so the network and producers of the show knew the updated situation.
It is sad to see “gotcha” television reaching prime time like this. Whether you are a fan of Michael or not, ABC, Bachelor Pad, Blake, and Holly all owe Michael an apology for putting him into such an awkward position on prime time television. Out of fairness and kindness, one of them could have (and should have) made him aware beforehand.
ABC, please leave this kind of crappy “gotcha” entertainment for daytime and overnight productions. Please do not put it on prime time network programming and start treating contestants with more respect and empathy.
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