I wanted to make him stop," she says."Everybody had to be boiled down to the minutiae of what people best fit into," says Perl-Raver.
"They didn't talk about any of the nuances in their personality.""I had to ask myself, is that the person I really am or is that just how they're portraying me? Chris eventually hoped Jennifer, who was portrayed as a fit, athletic girl, would ‘join him on the balcony' – the contestants' way to signal a mutual match – but all three women chose to leave the house without meeting Chris. Sasha says none of the women were attracted to him, but the episode made it look like they had tough decisions to make and plenty of confrontation to deal with."It really bothered me that they made it seem like the girls were against each other,' says Perl-Raver. We laughed so hard that the producers yelled at us for having too much fun."Perl-Raver also commented on how tried to manufacture emotional and physical conditions to heighten to the probability of dramatic moments and entertaining television."It's psychological warfare when you're doing a reality show," she adds.
Jason Mesnick also shocked audiences earlier in 2009 by changing his mind after the season finale, switching out Melissa for Molly as his true love."I just really hope that reality TV doesn't become the last bastion of entertainment …
I would love to think that, like everything else – the pet rock, the hula hoop – the entertainment value of reality TV is going to dwindle." Perl-Raver would rather see a resurgence in scripted television, acknowledging that's hard during a recession.
Cameras catch all the action using night-vision technology.
At the end of each episode contestants get a chance to see each other in the light of day, and decide whether or not to pursue their relationship.
"Everybody had something they wanted to get out of it." She adds that Los Angeles, full of aspiring actors, models and industry insiders, is the perfect place for reality producers to prepare their cast and scenario recipes."Of course it was a bunch of actors," she says.