Bad Summer Television
The major networks are thumbing their noses at television viewers this summer and implying you’re a bored degenerate if you watch any of their programming. Case in point: NBC’s Age of Love, followed closely by the upcoming Singing Bee. Age of Love aims to showcase the desperation of Botoxed babes fighting for the affections of a verbally bumbling Australian tennis player. The only twist from ABC’s more polished Bachelor series is that half the women are in their 20s and the other half are 40 and up. The awkward moments caught on camera so far include:
Eager Bachelor Mark salivating on camera as he discusses being surrounded by a lot of hot twenty year-olds in the upcoming season. *Apparently nobody told him the premise of the entire show: does age matter…
Mark talking to the most attractive captain of the 40 year olds (who clocks in at 48) and discovering that she has a son just five years younger than himself. Kills much of the chemistry he is feeling.
A blond 20 year old pixie taking advantage of her one-on-one time to tell Mark she and her dog have the exact same personality.
When the 20 year olds move into the apartment with their older and wiser counterparts, one protests, “We’re not as stupid as we look.”
The extreme paranoia on the part of the 40 year olds about their age and “time running out.” After the 42 year old legal assistant got the boot last night, her last words were, “I don’t need to be reminded of my age or that I’ve been single my entire life.” What I thought was more sad was her profession at her age, but never mind.
Mark persuading his 23 year old favorite that while he has kissed every single woman he possibly could in the house, he hasn’t “kissed, kissed” them like he does her. And she buys it and goes in for another one.
The only thing the show teaches viewers is that desperation doesn’t have an age. You can be 21, 42, it doesn’t really matter. It would be more dignified to hold a seven-city concert series to find LeMare a Suitor than to ever submit to participating in such a show.