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New Reality Show Gadget or the Girl Forces Men to Choose Between Women and Electronics

Gadget or the Girl: Really?!

Thought The Bachelor was silly? At least the guy from The Bachelor doesn't tell you that he'd rather hang out with his HDTV.

That's basically the premise of a new reality show, called Gadget or the Girl? where contestants choose between a mystery gadget and spending a weekend with a hot lady. I don't know what I feel the worst about — comparing a woman to a piece of electronic equipment or the self-esteem of the participating females ("objectified" doesn't even begin to cover it).

I mean, don't we already deal with boyfriends who pay more attention to their video games, computers, and cell phones (although I know I dish that out too sometimes)? The show is on Playboy TV, so I don't know about you, but I probably won't click past it in my regular rotation.

What do you think? Is Gadget or the Girl where our all-encompassing gadget love has gotten us, or is it just a misogynistic display of boys and their toys?


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gabichou26 gabichou26 9 years
That's sick. And even if the guy picks the girl, it's just "a weekend with the hot lady." I'm horrified either way!
kia kia 9 years
I would personally go with the gadget. Most people don't seem to go on these shows for relationships anyway. Unfortunately I can see this show having lasting power, especially on SpikeTV or something.
looseseal looseseal 9 years
This is not the same as choosing a gadget over your girlfriend or boyfriend, though. This is choosing a gadget over spending time with a random stranger. A hot random stranger, but a random stranger none the less. And "hot" is kind of subjective. Even if you don't suspect the random stranger of having syphilis or something, there's no guarantee you'll click or stay together, anyway. I'd take two cents over spending time with a random stranger. Let alone a gadget that's probably worth more than two cents.
neko neko 9 years
There have been shows where people try to guess who their biological parent is, so I'm not too surprised by any new stupid reality tv concept. Personally, since this is Playboy TV, I would take the gadget over the girl. Blech.
stone_soup stone_soup 9 years
Even spending time with your partner has been reduced to some reality show. How naive.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 9 years
tv gets lamer by the minute. this sounds like a horrible concept. what'll be next? i can't take it!
Freethinking Freethinking 9 years
What I hear is the guy decides after a date but the girl is incentivized to have the guy choose her. If the guy chooses the girl, she gets a prize but then also gets the final say on if she wants to go out with the guy again. If she is selected but decides to blow off the guy, he gets nothing.
menthadict menthadict 9 years
How long could that show really last?
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 9 years
I'm just... wow. I don't even know what to think. This idea got green-lighted? I give it 1 season.
Ellen-Hart Ellen-Hart 9 years
You and I are on the same page with this one. I think it's distasteful, at best, to compare a woman to a piece of technology. What's next? A show where women must choose between a hunk and a handbag??
chicobo chicobo 9 years
I agree with elayne! What's the gift that keeps on giving? SURELY not the STDs... :)
elayne elayne 9 years
OMG. Personally, I'd so pick the gadget over whatever awful cootie-infested girl Playboy TV is offering... and that's not a sign of the depreciation of human value, nor of a decline in modern culture, but of simple reasoning skills, choosing a valuable technological tool over syphilis.
prettywarrior prettywarrior 9 years
Anyone willing to go on television and admit they'd rather spend time with a box of wires and computer chips over a real live person is a fool--and should be treated like one.
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