ABC premiered their new dating show Monday night, called The Proposal, to all around negative feedback."This is not a game. Tonight, ten lovely ladies will vie for a chance at love, and before the night is over, two people who have yet to meet will trust fate and leave here possibly engaged to be married," explained the show's host Jesse Palmer. Meeting someone and becoming engaged in less than an hour? Sounds super meaningful and not shallow at all. Most people hated the show, with some pointing out how sexist, and creepy, it was when Palmer explained to the audience, "In a moment, they'll get the chance to let Mike know who they really are. And because physical compatibility is a large part of falling in love, they'll be doing it in their finest beachwear." Viewers tweeted:
— Dani Jacosalem (@d_jacosalem) June 19, 2018
So. #MissAmerica got rid of the bikini, then we get a show featuring women parading around onstage, in bathing suits, to get a man *standing in a shadow* to propose to them. If that ain’t some “one step forward, two steps back” ish...#TheProposal
— Hannah濾 (@hannahraney) June 19, 2018
— lauren (@ElmayNation) June 19, 2018
One person also made fun of Mike's proposal speech to Monica, the woman he chose, tweeting:
“From the first time you stepped out on the stage...” Oh, you mean 59 minutes ago when you were staring at her through your creepy pod blinds? #TheProposal
— Madison Roberts (@madisonlaner) June 19, 2018
Some thought the show was so bad, that they couldn't stop watching it.
Me: #TheProposal is literally the most absurd show I’ve ever seen...
Me: This is ridiculous, I can't support a show like this in 2018
While others thought it should just straight up be canceled.
Is it possible to cancel a show in the middle of an episode? #TheProposal
— nicole (@syndergaawd_) June 19, 2018
— El Pistolero (@kevinward37) June 19, 2018
— Michael (@Mfs2K2) June 19, 2018
However, as cringeworthy as the show was, it had a happy ending when Monica said yesto Mike's proposal and the two awkwardly shared their first kiss. In front of everyone. With fake fireworks.