Mr Romance

I promised myself when my hubby set up this blog for me, that I wasn’t going to use it as a forum to comment in a negative way on anyone or anything. Should have known that me, being me, I wouldn’t be able to hold to that high ideal! What’s got me plunging face-first from my lofty pedestal? Why, the Mr Romance reality TV show, currently showing in NZ on SKY 1, Wednesdays, 7.30pm. Now don’t get me wrong, I love the show. It’s veeeeeery entertaining and of course the guys are hot, hot, hot! What’s not to like? Well, some of the guys, unfortunately! Their attitudes just suck.

C’mon, guys, use your brains! You’re competing to win the ultimate prize of being featured on the cover of a Harlequin novel. And last week’s episode showed one of you (who shall remain nameless on this blog, anyway) reading aloud a sexy scene from a Harlequin Blaze novel and sniggering like a little boy, then dissing the whole genre! How can the women who ultimately buy these novels (and be afraid… be very afraid, coz there are a huge lot of us out there, buddy!) take you seriously as ‘Mr Romance’ if you don’t show any respect for the genre? Would I want to buy a book with you featured on the cover after seeing you show such disrespect for this style of book? Not bloody likely. Sorry, but that’s the way I feel. Respect, dude – find some fast or you’re gone!

Then I watched a couple of the guys moaning about how, despite having the best physiques, they didn’t get anywhere in the latest challenge. ‘We should have won, we’ve got the best bodies, why didn’t they choose us?’ Boo hoo… Sheesh – grow up! I hate to burst your over-inflated opinions of yourselves, but we’re talking ‘romance’ here: yanno, the name of the show you’re on? You two guys obviously just don’t get it. Romance isn’t only about good looks and perfect bodies. It’s about being romantic, knowing how to treat women and what women want. Give me an average guy who’ll treat me right for the rest of my life, over a guy with washboard abs, huge biceps and an ego to match, anyday!

Now I know NZ episodes of this show are running way behind and that the winner has already been chosen, so please, don’t anyone spoil it for me. I have my favourite contestants and my ‘please, anyone but THAT jerk’ contestants and I’ll be watching the rest of the show with bated breath. I’m hoping that when the final show airs here, I’ll be proven right: modern, intelligent women really aren’t that shallow and don’t believe looks are everything.

That’s it for venting my spleen. I’ll try to be good from now on – promise!


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