The reality show IS showing "The real Scott and Tessa." Like it or not.
Maybe not how he thinks though.
I just think that when he said "Like it or not" he's saying, SORRY, we're STILL not together. Sorry, I have a girlfriend. Like we're all still clutching our hankies over that one. That's another way this reality show dates itself. It's not 2010 anymore.
Really Scott - what is the real you people are seeing here? Are any fans crying themselves to sleep because for the seventeen billionth time we're told or shown he and Tessa aren't together?
How the fuck do you win this? What are they winning? How do you win against reality? You can't. What are they winning?
I don't know, I feel as if the real "like it or not" applies in a way Moirville doesn't care about or focus upon. I feel like there's not many tears shed in the fandom this evening over shamming on the W network.
Sure, watching this thing, a few dinners may repeat, but I think whatever sadness there is isn't over the pathetic acting out in Episode 1. The sadness stems from the losing struggle some fans have with trying to give Tessa and Scott the benefit of the doubt. Trying to believe their personalities reflect their character. They seem to have such nice personalities. There's a struggle some fans wage with the possibility that Scott and Tessa's personalities mask their character. If fans are losing anything, they're losing that struggle, not losing to Moirville.
And as usual this struggle - this fan reaction, also makes fans feel stupid and foolish. That's how it usually plays out with Virtue and Moir. There's nothing like struggling to like, benefit of the doubt, or exonerate people who go far far out of their way to show everybody they WANT you to hate them. These people (Virtue and Moir and Moirville) do seem to want that.
It does seem as if fans aren't really good enough to like them, not good enough for the simple fan/athlete dynamic. Appreciation on that level is worthless to them.
Fans are something they use to assert their superiority. Scott and Tessa do it in their lies about fans (all during Carmen), Scott's recent remarks on the reality show do it ("Like it or not"). They're superior, so they need something against which to demonstrate their superiority. Scott and Tessa have skating for that, even as they lose at every outing to DW. What does Moirville have?
So fans must be made to continually feel bad.
Isn't that the Moirville pattern? Isn't that ALL fans have been good for? Look at us and feel bad. We're smarter and better. Fuck you for caring, joke is on you.
I know a lot of fans struggle with hating the sham while liking Scott and Tessa, and I don't think that feels like a win to Moirville and Scott and Tessa.
Liking someone is a feel good sort of thing. They want people feeling bad. Making others feel stupid is their power trip.
I don't think this reality show succeeds, because people just aren't that stupid anymore, so that was and will continue to be a Moirville fail.
But it is sad. We see what they're doing here and why, and nobody likes feeling sad, so Scott's right, we don't like it. But not because of Cassandra. But because it's sad. There's no other word for it.
Also, with this reality show, the second hand embarrassment is huge.
You know how sometimes Scott is a little TMI on camera in Kiss'n'Cry's - those times (not in
recent times, but past times) when he's trying to be slick or cagey but
you can see the wheels turn from space and you kind of feel bad that
he's so exposed and doesn't know it, cause he thinks he's being smooth?
The reality show is like that, only without the feel bad for them part.
reminds me of this. A friend of mine was playing a video game with a
little kid. A LITTLE kid (I don't play them at all, so this is a second
hand description). He was looking at his screen, trying to get his
bearings before his opponent (the little kid) found his location and
wasted him. He looks over at the little kid's screen, and the kid's POV
was - the kid was right there, watching him get himself together,
waiting on him. It's like he's sitting there at the center of the target
and the kid is just waiting out of fair play.
feels like this. Watch Scott enact his fake relationship in order to
fool US. And fans are just - oh geez. This is who he is. I wish I didn't
know. It's that stupid people thinking they're smarter than the people
they're fooling thing, when it's actually the other way and they haven't figure
it out yet.
It's like watching someone's fantasy, only in this case,
it's the fantasy of driving that roller coaster. Or it's like the time the characters in 30 Rock fooled Tracy Jordan into thinking he was going into space by locking him in a capsule and playing sound effects outside while rocking it a little bit. Scott is Tracy Jordan with the "look at me and my girlfriend here."
Or like somebody thinks they're driving the roller coaster, but they're in a stand still cart while shit is projected on a green screen, but they can't tell, so they keep on bragging.