Since it seems like such a good/quick read, I guess we can cyber-discuss the first third on
"When I was your age, if a boy behaved badly, one simply scored his name out from one's dance card."
"Darling, when things go wrong in life, this is what you do. You lift your chin, put on a ravishing smile, mix yourself a little cocktail - and out you go."
"You say, 'Good riddance,' buy a new dress, and take another lover. Or several."
"The worst thing a girl can do is trail after a boy when a love affair is dead."
"It's not enough to believe! You could spend your whole life hoping and believing! If a love affair is one-sided, then it's only ever a question, never an answer. You can't live your life waiting for an answer...Because you can want and want and want. But if he doesn't want you back...you might as well wish the sky were red."
Then in comes More to Love, failing with its “good intentions.” A hefty man himself, Luke the Bachelor loves meaty women and hopes to find love in this plus-sized batch. And if you can’t tell these women are that just by looking at them, the show’s got you covered: each woman’s stats appear on the screen whenever she talks to the camera. Way to promote that size does not matter, guys.
Each episode is filled with waterworks as the ladies recount their tales of insensitive men who couldn’t see past their weight. Of dateless proms and lonely existences.
But now there was hope in Luke who’s come to their rescue! He makes them feel special, loved, sexy, wanted. Honestly, the way these women have placed that man on a pedestal is a bit disturbing. They want so much to be accepted that many of them fail to realize that their happiness doesn't/shouldn't lie in someone else – especially not on a dating show! (They also don’t seem to care that Darling Luke is kissing up on one chick soon after cuddling with another. Ew.)
The diamond ring (instead of roses) that each contestant receives also seems cruel to me. I bet they’ve each dreamed of getting married someday, but have trouble believing it can fully happen for them. They live and die by those rings with each passing elimination ceremony.
And you know damn well he’s not proposing to anybody once the show’s over.
Give me Flavor of Love over this any day. At least those women were straight up crazy. Toying around with emotional, insecure women with serious body issues is just wrong.
And yet for some reason I’ll still be watching…Image: pursedlips.net
Well this week I'm giving away a copy of an awesome one: Love Actually. I heart this movie so much and enjoyed all the little stories and different aspects of love portrayed. And the cast is fantastic! (Plus, maybe a winter season movie will help you cool off in this wretched heat.)
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