|TV show "The Bachelor" question.||eyebob|
Nov 21, 2002 9:13 AM
|Do the women who are the contestants get paid? I mean is there a prize (other than getting the guy) if you're picked at the end?
|No, no cash prize...||TJeanloz|
Nov 21, 2002 9:16 AM
|Just the experience of a lifetime and exposure on national television.|
Nov 21, 2002 9:22 AM
|I wouldn't have thought that exposure and experience would be worth it to many. Are these a bunch of aspiring actresses/model types who need different avenues to get exposure do you think? Was there any time in the show where these people sort of showed off any of their talents?|
Nov 21, 2002 9:30 AM
|You know they are going to get offers.... way to jumpstart their careers somehow, if they ever had one to begin with.
They'll get some money out of it...
|Depends how you define "talents"||TJeanloz|
Nov 21, 2002 9:32 AM
|I'll preface by saying that I didn't watch much of the show - it's on in the same timeslot as "The West Wing"; so I flip to it in commercials. However, a few weeks ago I learned that I had been 'nominated' to be the Bachelor in the next installment. Long story short, I combed the whole thing, and near as I can tell, there's nothing but 'exposure' (and potential romance) in it for anybody.
Why would I subject myself to this just to be on T.V.? I suppose the last guy didn't have much going for him in Missouri- but you're going to have to entice me with more than hot girls to get me to open my life up to a national audience. The embarrasment potential is just too damn high.
|Depends how you define "talents"||Jon Billheimer|
Nov 21, 2002 10:00 AM
|I didn't even know this show existed until we tuned in to it accidentally last night. The long and short of it? I was simply appalled. This show is the embodiment of everything that's wrong with our commercial, media-driven culture. I found it embarrassing, cruel, shallow, and in every other way over the line. My major rant for the day!|
|You obviously didn't see:||TJeanloz|
Nov 21, 2002 10:05 AM
|Obviously, you didn't see "Who Wants To Marry A Mult-Millionare", the Fox special of a couple of years ago. That was much, much worse. Same producer though, which made me nervous about having anything to do with "The Bachelor".|
Nov 21, 2002 10:17 AM
|I've ignored the show up to now, but yesterday while listening to the radio I heard a promo blurb for the show, with comments by a few of the contestants. Ditzy sounding females, clueless sounding guy; dumb, dumb, dumb.
I am a Survivor junkie, though.
|they did say they would pay for the ring||ColnagoFE|
Nov 21, 2002 1:22 PM
|though evidently the bachelor refused that. wonder what else they pay for?|
Nov 21, 2002 1:42 PM
|They pay all expenses incurred during the taping. Which would include the ring, some clothing, and some other stuff. I agree with the guy on the ring issue- who wants a long term spouse to be wearing a ring purchased by ABC?|
|long term spouse||empacher6seat|
Nov 23, 2002 9:59 PM
|I never knew a month was considered long term.|
|long term spouse||TJeanloz|
Nov 25, 2002 6:36 AM
|The pretext to the show is that the chosen two fall in love and live happily ever after. With a ring purchased by ABC, and a romance facilitated by the American audience. The hope is that the marriage lasts...|
|I feel so uninformed....please help me.||eyebob|
Nov 21, 2002 1:08 PM
|Does anyone get paid for their time on any of these types of shows? I thought that the winner of Big Bro and Survivor won money. Are you saying the bachelorettes do not? And what about the bachelor himself. What's he get?
|The love of a lifetime?||TJeanloz|
Nov 21, 2002 1:13 PM
|The bachelor gets to hit on hot girls for six weeks, each of whom is there explicitly to be hit on, and they don't seem to have a lot of trouble finding guys willing to do this.
From what I learned of the process though, they do have some trouble finding guys who are really qualified to go through with the whole thing- they want to avoid total creeps, and find themselves a nice, wealthy, informed gentleman (so why they asked me, I have no idea).
|I thought he picked the wrong one||ColnagoFE|
Nov 21, 2002 1:20 PM
|Actually both of 'em were kinda pathetic wanting to marry someone they knew for 6 weeks, but the 22 year old seemed to be more "in love" with the dude and the brunette seemed to be looking for a sugar daddy IMO. I give them a year tops. Plus what was it with all that arm rubbing and hand grabbing he was doing with both women? Yuck.|
|I was impressed with the inter-racial aspect of the show,and the||128|
Nov 21, 2002 1:38 PM
|way they sexualized the male body. Refreshing!
Maybe the next show can be a bunch of ugly misfits and completely offensive racial stereotyping going on: ODB courts the Brady Bunch kind of thing!