But even that came across like second-rate drunken Challenge nonsense. There may not be much of a budget here, but there’s also no creativity.Most of the drama consists of guys tattling on each other, and Robert spends an odd amount of his one-on-one time with guys talking about other guys. This is a Logo show, not a top-rated network show like The Bachelor, so of course it won’t have the same budget to create an on-screen fantasy or trek around the world.It’s also taking the audience for granted, assuming that gay people will watch just because there are gay men in it, even if it is just a weak copy of a show that they already can watch.
There’s duplicity there, yes, and that’s not exactly the best foundation for a strong relationship.
But it was something The Bachelor or The Bachelorette could not do.
Thirteen years after Bravo aired a gay dating reality competition with an awful twist back in 2004, Logo brought a same-sex dating series to television. Robert is the least-interesting part of the show, a character who’s beyond boring. At the elimination ceremony, when he does the expected elimination of the boring people and keeps the dramatic ones despite their behavior, he comes across as kind of a jerk, telling one guy that he forgot that guy was even on the show. Yet even that isn’t very interesting, and for someone who’s supposed to be the possible love of all these guys’ lives, he’s just not an engaging presence on the show. The Bachelor often casts blank slates for the audience to project themselves onto, but if that was the intent here, it is absolutely not working.
But breaking new ground does not excuse poorly constructed reality television, and unfortunately, Finding Prince Charming is not worthy of being called the gay Bachelor. Beyond that, Finding Prince Charming cast someone who previously worked as an escort.
” I’m at a loss for words at what a bad collection of words that is.
Given the opportunity to make history with the first true same-sex dating show, producers Brian Graden Media decided to copy The Bachelor.
Who thought this was actually a thing gay men did for each other?
(Roses are, after all, an actual thing people give each other when they’re in love or lust.) At least the tying only occured in episode one.
That was comically bad television—it’s so bad I kind of like it, because it was better to watch the guys adjust their badly-tied ties than listen to Robert’s choices.
How did a room full of people watch that first elimination ceremony not see how awful stop that?
After that, they kept the ties, and wore them to the next elimination.