I watched it.
I still have no idea how FOX can get away with this concept, but it is like a car wreck....don't wanna look, but you do. Only the official wreck hasn't happened yet...you just know it's coming.
They have this guy coached to know what wine goes with what food, etiquette, waltzing, etc. He seems to be rather uneasy with deceiving the women, but yet........ he's doing it.
Last night he wanted to try and catch the women of guard with an impromptu meeting outside "his" chateau, because, as his dad told him, if you want to know about woman's looks, look at her mom and also look at her without make-up. Well he rides up on a horse, says his quick hello and then he attempts to get back on the horse, but hits his chin on the saddle and stumbles. VERY Suave......LOL
The women have to attend a ball that night to formally meet him one on one. There are 20 women and FOX supplies exactly 20 dresses. (How deliciously evil and calculated is that?! lol) The women have to fight, bargain and some, cheat to get a dress they want. One of them gets stuck with a dress that doesn't fit at all, but lucks out when the seamstress swaps dresses with her and she ends up with one of the nicest ones.
Anyway, our dashing "millionaire" cuts 8 women after the ball. Leaving 12 which he gives each a strand of pearls. (Apparently each week the gifts will get more extravagant.)
The whole thing seems quite choppy and rushed. Next week he cuts 7 more. Leaving 5. How they plan to fill 5 more shows after that with only 5 women should be interesting.
For anyone who's a Trading Spaces fan...now we know what happened to the original host Alex McCleod...she's hosting this show. However, she's really stiff and robotic. Hopefully she'll loosen up, because watching her was painful.
The guy seems nice and actually rather shy and unsure of himself. That may just be due to all the lying he has to do which he isn't comfortable doing. He doesn't think quick when he gets taken off guard by the questions the women pose. One woman asked him his middle name and the guy froze like a deer in the headlights. It was funny to watch him unable to answer a simple question and how long it took him to come up with a response. (the producers were using his middle name as his last name for the show, so he ended up giving his mom's maiden name and saying it didn't flow well, so he never uses it...LAME...lol) PS...hope he doesn't use his mom's maiden name for banking and credit card security becuase he's screwed now....
What did you think?