On Wednesday (Feb. 4), “Match Made in Heaven” — a reality show that’s all about finding love, much like “The Bachelor” — made its debut. It follows Bullard, a 34-year-old owner of a real estate development company, as he attempts to find his wife out of a pool of 24 women.
Although the show’s format is quite similar to that of “The Bachelor,” there are definitely some major differences between the two reality shows. For one, sometimes the women are dumped via text instead of walking out the door without a rose. Ouch. Other differences include the fact that Bullard’s sassy mom and a pastor — Ken Johnson, the Indianapolis Colt’s spiritual advisor, to be specific — are there to guide him along the way. However, the only difference that really matters is the diversity that “Match Made in Heaven” highlights.
Luckily for Bullard, he has the chance to show America what a black “Bachelor” looks like, and, based on the premiere, he’s already doing a great job.
When Bullard first introduces himself to the ladies he says, “I have truly been blessed. I’ve had a lot of success, and there is one thing missing from life right now, and that’s my dream girl.” He continues, “This isn’t all about me, this is about what you all want, as well.” Now doesn’t that sound like the type of bachelor you want to watch find true love?
“Match Made in Heaven” is the show that’s headed in the right direction. It shines a spotlight on diversity and the fact that someone who’s not a white man from the midwest can be a suitable bachelor. Get with the times, ABC.