Have You Seen “Burning Love?”
For those of you amused by the absurd and often ludicrous behavior seen on “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” you should be watching “Burning Love.”
This season (and every season for that matter), “The Bachelor” contestants leave me dumbfounded. I can’t stand watching girls cry and fawn over a man. Where is your dignity, ladies?
“Burning Love” is a hilarious web series (with three seasons!) produced by Ben Stiller and starring comedians who parody the ABC series. In two words: it's perfect.
The first season stars Ken Marino, who plays firefighter Mark Orlando. He’s egotistical and kind of dumb (not such a stretch, by some bachelor standards). He says things like "I have told women that I love them, but I didn’t mean it" and “There’s a good chance she could be the one. If not not the one.”
When Mark takes long walks along the beach, he often trips. When he learns one of the women he kicked off the show is a millionaire, he asks if he can bring her back and give her a hose (instead of a rose. He's a fireman. Get it?).
The women fighting for his love are pleasantly over-the-top and include a lesbian (who gets annoyed every time Mark chooses her to go on to the next round), a woman who's eight months pregnant (and Mark doesn't seem to notice), and a homeless woman.
In true "Bachelor" fashion, the women go to extreme lengths to impress Mark when they first step out of the limo. One woman wore a panda suit. Another wore a wedding dress. (Note: On this season of "The Bachelor" a woman pushed a piano down the street so she could play for Juan Pablo. I can't make up this stuff.)
In a world where we have a show that is clearly full of delusional people fighting for one man’s love, "Burning Love" has got it pegged.