Monday, January 04, 2010


Forget the Bachelor, watch A Basement Affair

Tonight the newest season of The Bachelor begins on ABC. They take themselves way too seriously. The hunky pilot is shown sans shirt all over ABC promos. The women are still skanky hos. EW quotes one of them saying, "You can land your plane on my landing strip anytime." Whore. Instead of watching this trash which pretends to be culture, flip over to VH1 and watch their new trashy dating show which doesn't pretend to be anything thing it isn't, Frank the Entertainer in a Basement Affair. Frank is just as hunky as the Bachelor pilot but he is also hilarious. This show is a spin-off of I Love New York which was a spin-off of Flavor or Love which was a spin-off of Strange Love which was a spin-off of The Surreal Life. Frank failed to win Tiffany "New York" Pollard's love, mostly because he was over 30 and still lived in his parent's basement.

There are two reasons this is my favorite dating show in a while. First they are not in a mansion in the Hollywood Hills or a resort in Hawaii. Instead all 15 women are staying in Frank's parents house. They ladies are crammed into three guest rooms: the blue "boys" room, the pink "girls" room, and "grandma's" room. The girls and boys rooms are decorated like a model home, while grandma's room is lacy and very Jesusy.

The second reason I love this show is the real star: Frank's mom. She's a ball-busting New York Italian mother who is very loud and opinionated. She is around all the time and sits by during elimination, when Frank gives out keys to his basement to those who stay around for another episode. This is was Mama's Boy should have been, but it kinda sucked. I love Frank's mom.

So if you think about watching The Bachelor, check this out instead.


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