Implausabilities are making this difficult to watch.
I had heard such great things about this show. As someone who was so intrigued by the whole Bachelor craze from the very first, I loved the idea of a drama/comedy (with a bit of dark sick and twisted thrown in) based on the behind the scenes..so much that I thought of the idea myself but didn't have the chops, persistence etc to pull it off.
I have made it through the finale of season one but there are just too many situations that I find I am scoffing at which is ruining the show for me. I love some of the characters (Quinn, Chet, the 'suitor' and girls) but I just wish it was a either a bit more grounded in reality or went to the extreme of high camp. I feel this in-between land is just not working for me.
For instance, are we meant to believe:
- That the producers would get away with not having any responsibility for Mary's suicide.
- That Mary's sister would actually cover up for the show that led to her sister's death and not sue for herself and demand a full investigation. Just not buying the fact that just because they are on the same side (of not wanting Mary's abusive ex financially benefiting)would absolve Rachel and show's culpability.
- That Adam is doing everything he can to get back in the 'good books' re his family and career yet is constantly tempted to sabotage himself again and again with Rachel and Grace.
- That Rachel has these guys falling desperately in love with her.
- That they would still film the finale live after Rachel's crazy stint in the last season.
- That Grace wouldn't have already gone straight to Anna with Rachel's confession/taunt that she and Adam were having 'dirty sex'
- That Brittany (the bitch) would have been brought back for absolutely no reason.
It's just annoying! The dialogue, characters and acting are great. It could have been a great show if it was just more subtle.