LAST EDITED ON 12-01-03 AT 11:09 AM (EST)
I think so. But I thoroughly enjoyed the show. The final episodes were the most riveting shows I have ever seen (reality or otherwise). They blew me away. But were they real? Read on.
David was smitten with Linda early on (Episode 3) at the visit to the Leaning Tower. He eliminated Karolina because she was Linda's friend and he didn't want a conflict between the two. The other girls were ragging on her because he was obviously favoring her.
This created a problem for FOX. The didn't have a show if David continued to favor her. The ending would be obvious. They pursuaded Linda to ask to leave the show with the understanding that she could come back later if David wanted her. They also persuaded David to let her go. This allowed them to provide the dramatic scene of her return (meaning ratings). She came back and kicked butt.
She didn't get a chance to give David an answer in Tuscany because FOX wanted to stage a more dramatic final show as well as intensify their feelings for each other. There is nothing like playing with people's feelings for each other to get ratings.
The final scenes and emotions were real but the setting was manipulated and creatively edited. David was unaware of what was going on until Linda told him afterward. He revealed this on the Tuesday afterward Fox News Show. He hasn't been seen or heard from since. I wonder why? COULD IT BE THAT HE VIOLATED HIS CONTRACT WITH FOX AND WILL NOT GET THE RANCH?
Unfortunately the ratings were poor because of Monday Night Football, poor publicity and the inability of David to connect with the non-cowboy audience.
I liked this show much better than the original. It was the chain-smoking slightly slutty but beautiful Cat vs. the virginal virtuess Linda with the foul-mouthed ass-grabbing Olinda providing the color-communtating. Doesn't virtue always win?
A recap is unlikely because FOX doesn't want the truth to come out and the ratings were poor.
What do you think?