VH1’s train wreck of a dating series, Rock of Love, recently started its second season. Featuring Poison frontman Bret Michaels, again, the show revolves around his search for the perfect lady. Unfortunately for him, the VH1 Producers probably don’t care if he finds love (this ain’t The Bachelor, after all). So they set him up with a bunch of implanted, bleached bimbos, most of them tattooed and foul mouthed. And almost all of them WAY younger than he is (Michaels is 44, but on the show he says he’s 40).
The first episode shows him meeting the 20 girls who are vying for his “love”. With his bodyguard, Big John, in tow, Michaels selects 4 of the girls to be his VIP’s. This means they get extra time to get to know Bret. But by the end of the first night, 5 of the 20 girls must go home.
Inset a few scenes of extremely drunken and boring women, all trying to get some time with Bret. Many of the girls are forgettable. The most interesting is Kristy Joe, a very pretty girl who is somewhat of a germaphobe. I don’t blame her for refusing to kiss Michaels after he swaps spit with 19 other girls. Michaels seems to like her-a lot- but I wonder if the germ thing will hurt her chances with him. In any event, you have to give her props for not slobbering all over him the way the other girls do.
A few of the girls scoff at how old some of the other girls look. Catherine, who is strangely exotic, tells Michaels that she’s 45. Well big deal-he’s 44, right? But lest we forget that last season he chose a 23 year old (the pink haired Jes, who unceremoniously dumped him during the reunion show). Since Michaels clearly likes young women, let’s assume 45 year old Catherine will be out the door early on (the VH1 website now says he’s 38. But we know the truth).
Some of the girls are so naively annoying that it’s painful to watch. Megan, a cute “model” is just so in love with Michaels she quips she’s “drawn to him like a nun to a convent”. Okaaaay……..
As the season goes on we will see the girls perform “challenges” to win extra time with Bret. This ain’t Survivor, folks, so don’t expect much. The first episode featured a lot of drinking and cat fighting, so expect a lot more of that. Hopefully Michaels, who has always been vocal about his diabetes, will slow down on the drinking this go round. Last season he almost went into a diabetic coma from partying too hard with the ladies.
Based on the previews for the coming season, we can expect to see some of the women from last season’s Rock of Love. The crazy redhead Lacey, the sweet Rodeo and last season’s runner up, Heather, all make appearances this season. That alone should make for some interesting fireworks.
Because there is a writer’s strike and there’s not much on TV these days, Rock of Love 2 has a chance to garner an audience. But make no mistake about it, once new episodes of Grey’s Anatomy start airing, I’ll be saving my TiVo time for that-not Rock of Love 2.
Rock of Love 2 can be seen on VH1 on Sunday nights at 9:00 PM (EST and PST).