ABC's "The Bachelorette" is back this summer with its umpteenth season. Wait, how many couiples have lasted so far? But before you give up on the dating serial, Yahoo! Originals throws its hose into the fire with the premiere of "Burning Love," executive produced by Ben Stiller. Sure it's scripted, but with Ken Marino, Michael Ian Black and the funniest comediennes taking their turn as marriage material to a TV hunk, it's more entertaining.
While every other bentertainment publication has "The Bachelorette" covered, On Demand Weekly's dating show expert Kate Asche Wilson will breakdown each episode as if she were right there in the mansion.
We open episode nine at the “Burning Love” mansion where in between sexual tension pillow fights and delicious homemade breakfast Mark is able to pick two women to take on the dreaded two on one date. For those of you new to Bachelor world there is only one hose that can be given out on a two on one date, and it’s monkey hearted other Tamara and her best friend in the house, lesbian Carly, that must fight each other to win Mark’s affection.
I’ve never been a real fan of monkey hearted other Tamara, played by Deanna Russo. I know what your thinking audience, and no, it’s not because I discriminate against people with monkey hearts. Don’t worry! It’s because of her complete lack of personality. I definitely am rooting for lesbian Carly, played by the fantastic Janet Varney, to steal Mark’s heart and win this hose. She might be in love with women, but she’s got spunk.
On the two on one date Mark has the girls compete for his love with exercise. The incredibly motivating, and not terrifying at all, personal trainer Brock Glencoe makes a guest appearance to whip the girls into shape, and make them feel awful about themselves.
Carly is a WNBA assistant coach so she definitely has the advantage on this date.