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AWilted Rose


Ok, I admit it, I’ve been watching the reality series The Bachelor Australia. I have watched as a man culled 25 woman to one in 14 episodes. Until episode 13 ( that dreaded number) I actually believed everyone was a random contestant but after following a few twitter leads I saw some were ‘models’ and actresses. I began to wonder was any of it real. As a romantic I wanted to believe it.

Although I was drawn into the series I was always amused by the way the ladies fawned over this man , with comments about how amazing he was, how real he was, how genuine he was, how much the needed him in their life…all in the space of ( for some significantly less than) 14 weeks.

Then, in the last few episodes I watched as Tim ( aka the bachelor) berated women for not telling him how much they cared, adored, imagined him as the centre of the universe etc ( poetic license with some of those comments on my part haha) . All the while Tim dated several women in front of each other, on romantic one -on-one dates and group dates while others waited back at the mansion in anticipation. Mind you I would have been happy just lazing about the mansion assuming there were food and drinks and I could have my trusty iPad. What a blog post that would make!!

Another odd part of the show was The Bachelor was seen shaving continually. A razor brand show sponsor but with the razor gliding over such a chiselled face I must admit SORRY I didn’t pay attention to the name … Who would ?? Insert naughty smile . But, despite all this shaving The Bachelor always wore an attractive stubble. Perhaps it’s best I didn’t know the name of the *ahem* razor brand.

First he dumped Rochelle as she hyperventilated on his every word. Her reply was ‘OK ‘ then he said ‘I’ll walk you out” . So civil, he was lucky she and handled her public dumping so well.

Well, the girl (Anna) got the guy (Tim) and they sailed off kissed in the sunset. Now I’m off to google how things are going for the happy couple ( I’ve heard rumours it’s not all happy but you know how scaremongers can be ).

Oh and tonight it’s ‘ After the final Rose’ a chance for the women scorned to have their say to the world. Yes I’ll be watching!

Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

10 thoughts on “AWilted Rose

  1. I never could buy into that whole thing. We watched the show ‘Please marry my boy”. I enjoyed it immensely but couldn’t believe the guys playing the girls off against each other. The show concept was obviously created by a male!

  2. These kinds of reality shows annoy me so much. It seems everything women fought for in the 70s has been dumped in favour of these “girls wait patiently for a guy to choose” shows. The only one I watch is Beauty and the Geek, because this spoofs these kinds of shows nicely. It’s an easy thing to find out the contestants have agents, and it’s painfully obvious the ‘geeks’ are digging in the studio wardrobe before their astonishing make over. The addition of their mum’s adoration in this series was a nice touch, though 😉

  3. I always loved that the geeks wore socks and sandals…bad memory from my childhood haha. I watch these shows they are adult fairy tales in my opinion . It’s amusing watching the fawning but the thing is sadly I know real women who do this in their real world. I shake my head 😦

  4. Likely I only watched a bit of that series and I felt so sorry for the women who did sign up for this kind of ” fighting for a man of their dream” live show. Probably they were paid good money and they are not real people. Noticed the razor- I believe it was Gillette brand owned by Procter & Gamble- the company who also bought Wella brand wordwide and that’s how after 4 years they closed the factory here in Somersby and moved to Thailand as it was much cheaper to manufacture there. So they have money to spend on shows like this.

  5. The romantic in me was always very, very glad that it was all just entertainment. I can’t imagine anything LESS romantic than culling women like that. Made for GREAT TV though!!! x

  6. I liked the insight into human nature for a little while but when I realised how shallow so much of it was I just couldn’t bring myself to watch it. I am not a TV fan at the best of times though

    • I don’t watch a lot of TV either. When I do its usually a reality show of some kind. I like people watching and reality TV offers that .. even if its not always real.It would be sad if people were really like the way they more often than not portray in these shows ( or is it that they are actually like some’s lives? )

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