Apathy Jack writes:
Swerve by Aisha Tyler
We know no one is legitmately falling in love on these shows, or expecting to find their soul mates. It's a lark. An exercise. A fun way to spend a couple of months, and afterward you get into some great Hollywood parties and get to talk to Pat O'Brien. Maybe go to the Playboy Mansion. That in and of itself is a jackpot for most of us. So they think, "What the hell, it's only television. If it doesn't work out, we'll get a divorce." Which is the exact same attitude that most of us have towards marriage and relationships. Which is why none of us really believe in true love, or commitment, or any of that treacle. Which is why we love to watch these shows, because it reinforces the low-level despair we've been nursing about ever finding true love.