I like the 10% idea that someone posted, above. I've given up all illusions of any true reality to this show -- you can tell it in the THs, which the ladies have obviously done in the same sitting - same clothing, hairdos, jewelry, lighting. They follow a loose script and then talk about everything months after it was taped.
And so what?, say I! I realized a few months ago that I'd watch Joan Rivers just about any time a camera is turned on her: She comes alive, snarky, witty, self-deprecating, acerbic. Of all the "reality" shows this is one that's evidently the most fun for the principles to make.
Which brings me to Duncan The Adorbs and Melissa. Tim Rice wrote it well in "Evita" when two characters sing:But we have pretended enough
It's best that we both stop fooling ourselves
There is no one, no one at all
Never has been, and never will be a lover, male or female
Who hasn't an eye on, in fact they rely on
Tricks they can try on their partner
They're hoping their lover will help them or keep them
Support them, promote them
Don't blame them, you're the same
("Goodnight and Thank You," from Evita)
None of us has completely selfless love. We all get something from every relationship we have, and in the best ones, we give back, as well. If Duncan and Melissa really have a thing going, it's just for different stakes than those of us who are trading off more mundane things like not being lonely and knowing someone will be there at day's end.
And if it's all just part of the 90-plus percent of the show that's a script, then it's just to enjoy.
Edited by MoosieMac, Apr 1, 2013 @ 3:52 PM.