There were about 30-40 more pro-Nick emails that I could’ve printed this week but didn’t since they all pretty much said the same thing. There are a few in here that brought up good points, but I tried not to make this whole email bag a “here’s why Nick’s decision was great” love fest. Enjoy…
Why in all the contestants interviews do they make reference to winning 250,000 on BP if they are really only planning on sharing and getting 125,000? Why would Rachel get upset? She has said numerous times 250,000. If she was planning on sharing, then she would only get the 125,000. What happens if they both pick keep it all? I assume they would have to share??
Does Chris H ever mingle and party at the cocktail parties?
I read you talking about pie…..I make a killer peach sour cream pie…you would love it!
Comment: If they both pick “keep,” the remaining 18 cast members split the $250k. If you haven’t done the math on it already, that’s $13,888 for each person, which would no doubt be the worst ending this show could ever have. They better hope the final two never both choose “keep.” How anticlimactic.
Hey Reality Steve!
A couple things…
1. In the very first promo for bachelor pad 3, Michael is down on one knee with what appears to be a ring in his hand:
His face looks a little bronze, so i’m wondering if that was just a clip from the wax museum (perhaps he was joking around with a fan?) or if he was actually proposing to someone?
2. How come there was no kissing contest this season? As trashy and tasteless as this competition was, I have to admit that it was probably my favourite thing about bachelor pad. I heard Natalie got sick from it in season 1, do you think that played a reason into it being discontinued?
3. Another random question/comment but in all the seasons of bachelor pad, don’t you find that season 1 had the best contestants? Not only was everyone beautiful (both males and females) but the aura just felt much more VIP like and fresh compared to the others. Now, I find that the casts as a whole aren’t as good looking (with the exception of certain people) as the season 1 cast. Furthermore, do you ever think that some contestants would’ve done better in other seasons? Like perhaps Jamie would have done better being in season 1 since there were much more single, attractive men present; or perhaps Krisily/Nikki would’ve done better in season 2, which was a season that was much more strategic based and focused on creating relationships rather than season ,1 which mainly consisted of hooking up and luck?
4. Finally, in an earlier blog you basically implied that the producers didn’t show the real reason why Brittany and Erica (Taltos twins) left bachelor pad. Are you allowed to speak on it now/will you ever be? Their anti-climatic and abrupt leaving will forever have me confused.
Comment: 1. It was from the Wax Museum date. He was jokingly in a pose proposing to Rachel.
2. Because they thought that Hot Sludge Funday and Spelling Bee’s were more appealing I guess. The kissing contest should always be a challenge on this show.
3. I don’t really care about the attractiveness of the “Bachelor Pad” seasons. Not something I’ve really given one second of thought too. Felt much more VIP? I don’t know about that either. They are reality show contestants. What’s VIP about that? Impossible to try and figure out how certain contestants would do on other seasons since it’s all speculation.
4. Sure. One of the twins (the slutty one), hooked up with Tony and then he basically sh*tcanned her the next day. So she was hurt and wanted to leave, but the other one like Dave and wanted to stay. So they argued til the wee hours of the morning about it.
That was by far the best episode of the season. It seemed like nearly every hypocrisy represented there was exposed, from Stagliano’s lame excuses to Kalon fooling around on Lindzi, and to Chris still not quite able to climb out of douchedom—it was borderline cathartic. But the greatest moment was the ending, with Nick keeping the money to himself. Yeah, I’ll admit, it made for one heck of a crappy day for poor Rachel, but really, what better way to treat that entire clique of overweening, beyond-your-15-minutes wannabees? Nick kept the money because the cool kids had dissed him all season long, which made them look ridiculous, and then his own lack of graciousness afterwards made the whole show look ridiculous. Really, you couldn’t do a better job of punctuating how truly awful all these people are. After having treated the “superfans” like inferior people and voting them off at the earliest opportunity so they could hang on to this weird sense of ownership they seem to have about the whole “Bachelor” franchise, the one guy they thought was useless wound up flipping the bird to all of them.
Comment: Pretty much. I think the anti-Nick fans are more pro-Rachel fans. The people who are anti-Nick right now are the same as those from the master alliance in the house. A week ago, they didn’t care about him, they thought he was a non-factor, and he wasn’t even worth talking about. Now that he made a major move and changed not only this season, but every upcoming “Bachelor Pad” season, they all seem to hate him and what he did. He won a game show. I don’t get why people would be so upset. Everyone on this show lies. He just told the biggest lie when he needed to most, and that was convincing Rachel that he was gonna go with “share.” Why do you think Rachel ultimately gave in to Nick to take Chris and Sarah to the finals? Because she knew they’d beat them. As much as she didn’t want to, she knew that was the right choice. So didn’t Rachel make a selfish decision to take what she thought was going to be 125k by agreeing to that? How is that any less selfish than what Nick did?
From the moment Rachel revealed that she picked share until Nick got into the Limo and left, I kept thinking he was a wrestler turning heel. It was all there, deep seeded resentment boils over into the ultimate betrayal before a shocked audience, and no one saw it coming. I kept waiting for him and Rachel to start REALLY arguing, her with a lot of waving arms and him getting all raged up and pointing his finger in her face until finally she turns away from him in frustration and BAM! He hits her in the back with a folding chair and stands over her hyperventilating with his eyes bulging out of his head. Then he rips his shirt off and pounds his chest staring at the camera, still hyperventilating, while the audience looks on in horror and Jim Ross screams “MY GOD! MY GOD!” Or maybe I just watched too much professional wrestling when I was a kid.
Even without all that, Chris must be a little relieved that his douchebaggery is no longer what people will remember the most about this season.
Comment: Great analogy. This was the ultimate heel turn. Like, I’m talking on the levels of Shawn Michaels superkicking Marty Jannetty through a plate glass window good. And considering Nick is built like a wrestler, maybe he should take this character and run with it. WWE is calling, Nick.
Watching BP from last night and had a few thoughts…
(1) I totally agree with you about Nick. He made the best and smartest decision and all of the rest of them are just mad that he outsmarted them. He actually articulated his points very well, and, while I understand why they’re mad, I am having trouble understanding why a lot of the other players can’t at least admit they got played. Girls are maybe too emotional to play this game…especially girls from these shows.
(2) Michael Stagliano sure thinks of himself as the entertainer of the group, doesn’t he? He is driving me crazy how he’s hooting and hollering and making comments about everything, He knows the camera is on him a lot and he obviously loves it…I used to like him, but now I’m not so sure…he’s irritating me…
Thanks…was just thinking about that and wanted to share…
Glad things went well for you in Vegas!
Comment: 1. Like I said, it’s a game show. What Nick did to Rachel is no different than what happens on a weekly basis in “Survivor” when someone tells someone, “Oh don’t worry, you’re safe at Tribal. We’re not voting you out,” and they do. Happens all the time. Which ultimately cost that person a chance at 4 times the money that “Bachelor Pad” offers. The reason the reaction is so strong to Nick is because we’d never seen it like this before on this show. Nor did anyone probably think we would see it. I didn’t. I never thought anyone would have the balls to pull it off.
2. Michael is not for everyone. He’s definitely an animated character and very much a ham. Some people love it, some are annoyed by it.
For inclusion in your Thursday column hopefully:
I think you have a clever style of writing. Did you study creative writing in college?
Comment: No. B.A. in Communications. Of course, I had to write plenty of papers my senior year, including my brilliant senior thesis on the Organizational Culture of a Sports Talk Show, but I never specifically took any writing classes in college. I did write a sports column for the weekly college paper for my junior and senior years. You think I get people riled up now with what I write? You should’ve seen me back in 1996-97. Plenty of people didn’t like me then either. Fine by me. As long as I’m doing something to cause a reaction, then I’m doing something right.
For what it’s worth, I love Nick for what he did. I always like an underdog and I feel like he might be one of the smarter players of the franchise.
The only thing he has to lose though was public opinion. We all know fans of this franchise can be a little too “opinionated” (like how they treated Wes or any other “villian” on the show). I hope Nick doesn’t get this kind of reaction in real life. But from what I can see, the show’s live audience had a pretty positive reaction to Nick’s decision, which is actually kind of surprising. What’s the split you’re getting on people’s reaction towards Nick? Are most people liking him or hating him for what he did?
Comment: In terms of the reaction I’ve gotten on Twitter and emails to me, it’s running about 95/5 in favor of Nick. Maybe higher.