So let’s get started! Episode 1 introduces us to Sunny, a 21-year-old nursing student in Arkansas. She’s in an online relationship with the world’s most perfect man. The only problem is that they’ve never met. Imagine that! But they talk all the time and have discussed getting married and having children. Right away Nev skypes with Sunny to find out about this guy, Jamison, that she’s in love with.
“Hopefully this ‘Sunny’ isn’t just another one of Angela’s pranks. I love that crazy girl.”
The first thing Sunny tells us is that Jamison is a model in LA. Hold the phone. A model in LA? How does this not raise a red flag? Los Angeles is a city OVERFLOWING with attractive, available people. Why would a model have any trouble meeting girls to date live and in person? Why would he take to the internet to find someone? I’m not saying it would never happen, I’m just saying that would raise questions for me were I Sunny. And while we’re on this topic, let me also say that I have NO problem with people finding each other on the internet. I think it’s amazing that in this day and age that we have access to so many more possibilities than ever before. It’s wonderful and I have friends who have found significant others this way. The problem is that you have to eventually (well, as quickly as possible) bring things into the real world. Until there is actual face-to-face time this is a fantasy relationship to a certain extent on both sides. When long distances are involved this becomes harder, but no less necessary in my humble opinion. So back to the show! Sunny is desperate to meet her love in person. They’ve ONLY talked on the phone and internet – not even with skype. So our TV crew jumps on a plane to Arkansas to shed some light on this romance.
We arrive at Sunny’s apartment to find wedding magazines on her coffee table. Oh dear. Sunny shares the story of her blossoming romance with Jamison, and I’m going to let you decide if anything at all sounds questionable in this.
“The last time we were going to meet up he couldn’t because he sprained his ankle modeling. It’s always SOMETHING.”
Jamison was friends first with Sunny’s sister on Facebook and that’s how Sunny met him. He’s a full time model and is currently taking classes online to become an anesthesiologist. Yes, an anesthesiologist. He’s super smart, so he can get by without attending actual classes. Plus he’s too busy with his modeling. Also, he’s a writer for the Chelsea Lately show. And by writer, Sunny means that he writes the cue cards. Hmm. Ok. Nev asks Sunny if it doesn’t seem weird to her that Jamison would take a job writing cue cards because those jobs (really internships) pay almost nothing and he’s so busy. Sunny says well yes, but he makes his money modeling, so… Next Sunny expounds upon the once-in-a-lifetime connection she’s found with Jamison and how she really wants to marry him and have kids. They have a lot in common, what with them both being in medicine and all. Time for pictures!
“This was right before I nailed my anatomy final on my iPhone.”