Last night’s episode was certainly…interesting, but not really in a good way.
I don’t think Michael, Brandon, Zach, Taylor or Katie should have been picked for the show. Michael and Zach are liars, Brandon is a spoiled manchild, Taylor wants to be on reality TV and Katie is still hung up on her ex. These people were picked for the drama factor alone, I’m sure of it now.
I’m trying to figure out who is shadier, Taylor or the producers.
The most interesting part of the show, for me was Brandon basically breaking the fourth wall, telling the producers that he didn’t want to do the show anymore. How could that producer tell Brandon not to touch the equipment when it’s on his body? WTF? And what was up with Taylor not wanting Brandon to leave the bathroom? I thought she was done playing victim/martyr, I guess now.
Here’s what I think happened. By the time of the “Couples Retreat” the producers knew this season was toast. One couple was done, two couples were very close to done and one was teetering. Only Ashton and Jessica were okay but the show could not continue with only one or two couples. They had to get the others there somehow. Taylor keeps saying she wants to move forward, all that means is she wants to stay on the show, maybe she hopes that some baller will see her and fall in love, or that she’ll get a part on Love and Hip Hop, if they ever decide to do a DC franchise.
Brandon and Michael looked like they wanted to be anywhere but there. Very interesting. I wonder if the producers tell the men that most of the viewers are women and they’ll look like jerks if they’re the ones who say they don’t want to be in the marriage anymore. Maybe, maybe not, but I do remember that when Keith told Iris the Virgin that he wanted a divorce, some folks were mad AT HIM. WTF, I mean what kind of fucked up show would pair a man like Keith who was not a virgin with Iris the Virgin who was saving herself for marriage? Cruel for both parties.
I also think that the producers and the “experts” convince or manipulate the participants to “just keep trying” even when everybody in the universe can see the marriage is toast. Maybe that was why it took Mindy so long to pull the plug. If Taylor complained about Brandon to me as much as she complains to everybody else about him, I’d ask her, “Why the hell are you still there sis?” TV? Fame?
The one person I feel for in this is Meka, because I can see her getting smaller and smaller each day as the marriage is wearing her down (notice Taylor isn’t worn down at all, even though she had on the old wig last night). I think. Meka really, really wanted to get married, she really thought the show would do for her what she could not do for herself, instead she got stuck with a liar and a jerk who had no business being on the show in the first place.
And another thing. Why didn’t anybody call bullshit on Michael when he made the statement, “I’m the first one in my family to get married?” That itself was such bullshit. Really Michael, the first one EVER? See, he started off the whole thing with a lie.
One more thing. I think Taylor called Brandon the "b" word, but I also think she called him the "N" word. Funny she was back to wearing the busted wig. I'm glad Mindy got the hell away from that circus.