Wednesday, August 12, 2009

More to Love Episode 3- "Second Chance Prom"

Ah, More to Love. After last episode's swimsuit session, I thought you couldn't find any more ways to embarrass these vulnerable young ladies. So, wouldn't you know they came up with a mock Prom that Luke could take all of them to?

From the stories the ladies have been telling, high school wasn't particularly kind to them. Prom was the pinnacle for most girls, so the chance to relive some painful memories makes for good television, I guess. No dates, went on a group date, had to use their friend's date to get pictures made, didn't even go to the prom because their boyfriend wouldn't even ask them.

We watch the girls struggling to get into their dresses. FOX! Can't they just get dressed in peace? The dresses are lovely and the girls look very pretty and I like watching them be so excited about recreating this memory for themselves in a more positive way. Even if it is with 12 girls sharing one guy. Maybe that is the prom most girls would dream of. In reality land, anyway.

What I don't understand about More to Love is that the show promises confident, sexy plus size ladies who love themselves, but all the girls do is complain about their size and why life hasn't given them a fair shake. What guy wants to hear all of that? Where is the joy in being a big woman? Could it be that being a plus size girl isn't all it's crcked up to be? That being the average might not be good for your heart or your mind?

During the prom, Luke has some of his buddies stop by to chose what girl is going to be Prom Queen. AGH! More judgement. His friend Chase seemed all out to chose the girl that wants to rock out with Luke- almost comically so. His friends end up chosing the very chatty Danielle, who had ended up in the pool to catch Luke's eye on the first episode Of course, all the girls were super pissed, because they don't think she was the most liked. Luke didn't have Danielle at the top of his list either, so it was interesting to watch him squirm and squiggle under her gaze.

Danielle says she has never had a second date. And we quickly find out why. She wont shut up. Seriously. Luke maybe says five sentences. We do find out that Danielle's dad was a drag queen, and what guy wouldn't want to know that? She has only had three dates and she is a virgin. Luke gets quiet and you know it is the end.

Luke then asks Heather the puker out for her alone date because sea sickness cheated her out of her first group date. They go for a horse ride, and she comments she shouldn't feel nervous about riding the horse because the horse can pull a wagon. Wow. She makes it sound like she weighs a metric ton.

Heather cries because she would never be considered for a real singer because of her size. She talks about how nice it is to be on a date with someone she can talk about her weight to. Who does that? Who talks about their weight to their date, regardless of their size?

They vote off four ladies this episode- Danielle and Christine who both had solo dates, Bonnie the tatooed pinup queen, and some girl I didn't even know was on the show. Poor little Kristiane is hanging by an emotional string. Next week's episode promises more tears than laughter. I'll be cringing- I mean watching.

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