WHITNEY “A Decent Proposal” Review


WHITNEY “A Decent Proposal” Season 1 Episode 4 – Are we ever going to get an episode of Whitney where Whitney and Alex aren’t having some great contest of wills? No? All right then. In this week’s episode, “A Decent Proposal,” they each try to out-romance the other to prove that they like romance when they really don’t. Or something like that.

Honestly, I spent most of the episode waiting for Whitney’s friends to come back on the screen. They make the show for me. That’s not a good thing, though, that the title character is the one I would get rid of if I could.

So, this week Lily is pondering marriage to Neal, but she wonders if she’ll miss experiencing a big romantic moment if she proposes to him instead of the other way around. Short answer? Yes. I realize that I might get blasted by an angry feminist or two for this, but women want to be proposed to…it’s just something that’s never really going to change no matter how equal the sexes become. There are exceptions to the rule, of course, but in most cases, chicks want the bended knee, the flowers, the speech and the ring.

Except Whitney. But if she’s the exception, I want to be the rule. Four episodes into the show and I find her more grating than ever. She’s loud and obnoxious and not nearly as funny as she thinks she is. I want to take poor Alex away from her and find him a nice, normal girl who will let him be romantic and not challenge every single thing he says.

I continue to like Roxanne, who reminds me of PG-rated Samantha Jones. I’m not sure I would watch an entire television show about her, but she’s certainly higher in my book than Whitney. Although she needs better stories than a texting romance that turns out to be with a fifteen year old. Been there, done that on a half-dozen other shows.

Whitney, my fellow Americans and I are stuck with you for the rest of the television season. Pick it up, change it up, do whatever you have to do to make me not dread 9:30 on Thursday nights.

What did you think of the episode? Should girls buy men swords to propose to them? Is Whitney crazy or manic? Let me know below!

About The Author

Born and raised in Florida, but currently living in Los Angeles, Kristen is an aspiring television writer who is willing to give any TV show a chance, unless it involves real wives. When she’s not flipping channels, she can be found either reading a good, old-fashioned bodice ripper, discussing the failures of George Lucas with her friends over cherry pie at Mel’s Diner or trying to round up one or more of her Star Trek RPG players. She’s a proud member of the Romance Writers of America and hopes to finish one of her novels someday.