Stephanie is the type of woman who does not put herself out there in the fear of rejection or the worst happening. That's why her bosses at the Los Angeles job recruitment firm where she works are interviewing for the open vice-president position, which she thought was hers. That's why she didn't fight for the relationship with her ex-boyfriend Matt, who has just announced his engagement to someone else. And that's why she tells the show's head producer Donna that she wouldn't be right to appear on The Only, a reality dating show where her friend Lisa, who works for Donna, signed her up to be in the running as the "bachelorette" for this upcoming season. It is largely because Stephanie doesn't believe in the fairy-tale of finding love on such a show that Donna offers her the role for this season. Lisa is able to convince Stephanie to take the role if only for remote possibility of love - which can only happen if Stephanie opens herself up to the possibility - and to have a two week ...Written by
The leads in this are experienced Hallmark veterans with a history of good performances so I expected more. In fairness it wasn't the actors except maybe the one playing Oliver.
The premise is a bit unusual. The script did not really follow the typical format for the type of reality show it was supposed to be copying and so that contributed to the awkwardness that resulted. The story uses a couple of overused minor tropes like a formula and that only makes it worse. And much of the climax is predictable despite some clumsy red herrings.
The mystery date is just one more stupidity which I can't explain without giving away too much.
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