Man, oh man. You know it's bad when you'd rather be watching E!'s The Soup mock reality show women. In this case, Bravo's Date My Ex was that kind of second-hand embarrassment you just can't stand to watch, your finger poised on the "last" button on the remote should it get too unbearable.
A little backstory: Slade and Jo were originally
cast filmed on The Real Housewives of Orange County. I know little about this show. I do know that Jo and Slade were engaged, and she got all sorts of royal treatment. Slade appears to have gobs of money. Or at least gobs of credit. Regardless, Jo decided to break it off, leave the money Slade behind, and pursue a singing career in LA.
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But as we all know, once you've been bitten by the reality-show bug, it's impossible to live life without a camera crew following your every move. Alas, Bravo enlisted the help of Slade, Jo's ex, to find Jo a new man. Sounds uncomfortable, but your average publicity freak would surely move past the awkwardness for a follow-up show.
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Enter four guys, all of whom want to
win the prize sweep Jo off her feet but must also live with Slade. I don't remember any of their names, but they were all caricatures of potential suitors: the buff personal trainer, the all-connections LA talent manager you get the idea. Oddly enough, Slade seems to be the most intriguing character of them all. I have to say, their relationship is a mystery to me: I've never once remained on good terms with an ex. I can't imagine such a complicated dynamic.
My prediction: You know that he'll soon become jealous of the other boys. He'll throw some sort of tantrum; she become nostalgic. Forget all the dating contestants; she'll end of with Slade in the end (and I might be happy about it). And Slade and Jo will have taken the network for its money and us for our time. Don't give in!