Oy. “More to Love”

"More to Love" (Patrick Wymore/FOX)

"More to Love" (Patrick Wymore/FOX)

Ok, just watched “More to Love“.

*face palm*

First: Why the hell do you have to put the women’s height and weight on the tv? WTH??????? Does their height and weight REALLY matter? This is probably the most infuriating thing for me…

Second: These ladies are GORGEOUS. Why must the weight be the primary focus? 5’10 and 190? That’s my IDEAL weight and size, and if I get there I’ll be flaunting myself everywhere. BELIEVE IT!

Third: These girls are throwing themselves at him- a kiss within the first 10 minutes or whatever? Have some self-respect and hold out for at least 1 hour!!!

Fourth: Girls who are crying because they think this is the only guy out there who can appreciate a curve? You’ve got a lot to learn!

I WANT to like this show. I really do. I like seeing people larger than a size 2 on TV (hence my love of Ruby and Drop Dead Diva).  But this guy isn’t spectacular. The women have self-esteem issues and I’m worried that it will portray in the media that plus size women don’t have confidence in themselves and that they’re over-emotional. I want to root for these women and watch their confidence soar and know that if ‘ol dude doesn’t give them a ring that they’re not doomed for old spinster status for life.

I know there are tons of posts on the blogosphere about this so I will digress for now. I just wanted to root for these women because they’re beautiful and talented, not because they’re the only place I can find “real size” people on TV.

*Sigh*

  • asteadygo

    I was kinda glad they put the weight, as I didn’t think that anyone was over 200 pounds.
    I understand that they are marketing this show about bigger people, so they focused on the weight aspect and listed it. Maybe?

  • asteadygo

    I was kinda glad they put the weight, as I didn’t think that anyone was over 200 pounds.
    I understand that they are marketing this show about bigger people, so they focused on the weight aspect and listed it. Maybe?

  • http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-10387-Easy-Meals-Examiner Liz Brooks

    I agree with everything you said, and that’s why I am not watching it!
    .-= Liz Brooks´s last blog ..Blackberry pie recipe =-.

  • http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-10387-Easy-Meals-Examiner Liz Brooks

    I agree with everything you said, and that’s why I am not watching it!
    .-= Liz Brooks´s last blog ..Blackberry pie recipe =-.

  • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com skinnyemmie

    Yeah, I agree that maybe if I looked at them and didn’t know their weight that I wouldn’t believe some of those women were over 200 pounds. No matter who they’re marketing to, I don’t want it to end up being ALL about the weight, know what I mean?

  • http://authenticallyemmie.com Skinny Emmie

    Yeah, I agree that maybe if I looked at them and didn’t know their weight that I wouldn’t believe some of those women were over 200 pounds. No matter who they’re marketing to, I don’t want it to end up being ALL about the weight, know what I mean?

  • yee-lynn

    you HAVE to read my favorite bloggers site. she recapped that show and it is HEEEE-LARIOUS!
    http://www.2birds1blog.com/

  • yee-lynn

    you HAVE to read my favorite bloggers site. she recapped that show and it is HEEEE-LARIOUS!
    http://www.2birds1blog.com/

  • http://www.mommyhasaheadache.blogspot.com/ EmmaK

    Yes this was a really sad program. The producers obviously picked women who mostly had self esteem issues and who were going to cry at the drop of a hat. It actually had nothing to do with weight – they could have had a program full of skinny girls who had these kinds of issues. I won’t be watching it again it was like watching a train wreck.
    .-= EmmaK´s last blog ..Is Brad Pitt the pits? =-.

  • http://www.mommyhasaheadache.blogspot.com EmmaK

    Yes this was a really sad program. The producers obviously picked women who mostly had self esteem issues and who were going to cry at the drop of a hat. It actually had nothing to do with weight – they could have had a program full of skinny girls who had these kinds of issues. I won’t be watching it again it was like watching a train wreck.
    .-= EmmaK´s last blog ..Is Brad Pitt the pits? =-.

  • yee-lynn

    I agree.. I’m not sure why they can’t find normal people for this show. It had great potential.
    Ps. i totally love Drop Dead Diva!

  • yee-lynn

    I agree.. I’m not sure why they can’t find normal people for this show. It had great potential.
    Ps. i totally love Drop Dead Diva!

  • http://www.plusshe.com/ Moe

    Oh, I feel the same. I want to like. I want to like the women. But it is so depressing. But i guess you would have to get insecure women to want a man under these conditions. I don’t believe a self-confident woman thin or plus would submit herself to this kind of torture. Where in the world would a woman put up with a man dating 14 other women? She’d drop his ass.
    .-= Moe´s last blog ..Hot Duo from Kiyonna =-.

  • http://www.plusshe.com Moe

    Oh, I feel the same. I want to like. I want to like the women. But it is so depressing. But i guess you would have to get insecure women to want a man under these conditions. I don’t believe a self-confident woman thin or plus would submit herself to this kind of torture. Where in the world would a woman put up with a man dating 14 other women? She’d drop his ass.
    .-= Moe´s last blog ..Hot Duo from Kiyonna =-.

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