The Bachelorette: I just can’t seem to care

I don’t know if it is because my life is so busy right now, or because there are so many blogs with “spoilers” out there or what, but I just can’t seem to care about the Bachelorette this summer. I have TiVo’ed all the episodes and I’m about three weeks behind… and I could care less.

I have been reading Chris Harrison’s weekly recap on Entertainment Weekly, Reality Steve’s snarky posts on his website, and that is about it… but that is more than enough for me.

Did you see this week’s episode?  The one where Frank decides that he’s outta there and heads back home to his one-true-love?

Geez.

I think they are overdoing it a bit this season with all the drama.  It’s like they have taken all the past seasons, pulled out the parts that had the highest ratings and tried to put them all into this season.  And what has resulted is something that looks even more comic-book-ish than the Bachelor/ette usually is… which is pretty bad, because it’s usually so over the top any way.

I’m wondering how many more seasons we’ll see of this franchise.  Seems like everyone is getting jaded – and the participants all seem more interested in their 15 minutes of fame than in “finding true love.”  I mean, I’m sure that is what it has been about from the beginning, but I believed the storyline more way back when.

Are they getting worse with the storylines or are we all just jaded?