Archive for the 'Movie/TV Relationships' Category

What is it about the movie HER?

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

It sounds completely implausible- a man falling in love with the (software) voice of his computer. Yet the movie released in 2013 that portrays such a relationship continues to be on the most popular list. Maybe in part because it is actually believable, moving and even romantic. The main character, Theodore, has withdrawn from the […]

In defense of Juan Pablo

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

According to Chris Harrison of the reality show The Bachelor- the season that just ended was “easily the most polarizing season we’ve ever had.” Apparently Chris felt that right from the beginning “something just didn’t feel right and didn’t fit.” Of course, that something was Juan Pablo, the sexy former pro soccer player and single […]

The Bachelor and Sharlene’s missing chemistry

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Juan Pablo is a sexy guy. This is the consensus of fans, the current crop of Bachelorettes and women in general. He’s physically attractive, emotional and passionate and his “suitorettes’ all say he’s a great kisser. He’s every woman’s dream, right? No, apparently not every woman.
Sharlene left the show last week after much anguish over […]

Reality Dating Shows from Hell

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Are you bored with reality dating shows yet? Have The Bachelor and The Bachelorette become so predictable that you are itching for something that is more outside the box, edgy, and unpredictable? Dating in the Dark, More to Love, Take Me Out, and The Cougar just didn’t have the spice you were hoping for? […]

Bachelor Nation

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

It’s been reported that The Bachelor reality dating show is having a resurgence. Apparently viewers are tuning back in and there are many “Bachelor” viewing parties in which groups of women (and men too) watch together and critique the show, cast, story line and most importantly, the choices made at each rose ceremony.
Of course, […]

The newest “Bachelor” demonstrates diversity

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Any regular viewers of The Bachelor/Bachelorette are familiar with the mix of contestants that the lucky guy or girl gets to choose from. They are Caucasian, good looking, in shape, a mix of different professions or career paths- and there are always a few with outsized or outrageous personalities and one African American, Asian, Indian […]

Catfish: The TV Show’s take on online dating deceit

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

This sequel to the documentary Catfish, is a new “dating” show on MTV that approaches people who are in a “Catfish” situation — which is one in which they are wondering why an intimate and long -term online friend doesn’t want to meet face to face — and arranges a first meeting.
The encounters that […]

Jason and Molly from “The Bachelor” are expecting

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney Mesnick who met and fell in love on “The Bachelor” several seasons ago are expecting their first child in the spring of 2013. They are one of the few couples who actually came away with happy love from the show- actually, after the show as Jason chose someone else the […]

Ana Steele is no submissive

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Like many other folks, I’ve been reading the commentary by “experts” in the field of women’s rights, psychology, etc. on the trilogy, “Fifty shades of grey.” The consensus is that even though these books hold a very strong appeal for women, they are essentially romanticizing something dark and dangerous, especially for teens and young women. […]

Does “Girls” portray a new relationship normal?

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

HBO is coming out with a new series titled “Girls,” that is a little bit “Sex and the City,” a little bit “Looking for Mr. Goodbar,” and a little bit “50 Shades of Grey.” It features a single, professional and sexually open Brooklyn woman who engages in submissive, depersonalized, demeaning sex- all the while talking […]