Chad Ochocinco is a fascinating guy who did a very strange (and publicity-grabbing) thing by legally changing his last name from Johnson to what he thought was the Spanish translation of his NFL jersey number. How crazy! Who does that?! So now he's on every show, including his very own VH1 dating show Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch. The series premiered last night with a supersized episode, and while I genuinely do find Ochocinco to be pretty entertaining, this show is not even near the quality of VH1 trash to which I have become accustomed. I mean, not even the presence of the great T.O. could save this thing.
The main problem with show is its casting. The ladies vying for a brief, pretend relationship with Ochocinco and a spot on Charm School are a mere shadow of what Flavor of Love and Rock of Love brought to the world. The girls are actually pretty, most of them have a decent command of the English language, none of them are fall-down drunks (so far) and nobody even did a Herpes rap -- is this the new VH1 attitude? I don't watch For the Love of Ray J because the two episodes of it I caught were the most boring things I've ever seen in my life, but is this just what VH1 is like now? Filled with people only kind of embarrassing themselves and no cooter shots? I understand that the whole we-accidentally-cast-an-alleged-murderer thing was very embarrassing for the network last year, but this is not the answer!
Of course, it's not all a wash. That Jasmine girl had some pretty great sound bites ("You'da woke up with a face full of lipstick on your eyebrows" is a quality sentiment), but she's no Ashley or Farrah. And nobody even made any Bengal sex tiger jokes! Come on! This is not rocket science, here. These girls are amateurs, and though Jasmine is promising and that one girl whose hair got burnt off by a bottle rocket prior to filming will probably have some more funny moments until she's eliminated, I can't see myself watching any future episodes. The recent (and likely final) season of Rock of Love has probably ruined me for all other VH1 dating shows, but The Ultimate Catch is barely even trying to win me back.
Did you watch The Ultimate Catch? What did you think? Tell us below! Then remember better days with our list of Rock of Love's trashiest moments!
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