I thought it was a little inconsistent of Des to bring all the dodgeball date guys to the after party since “they were all winners,” and she thought she needed more time with all of them. Especially after she was the one who got all pissy with Sean about him bringing the losing team of girls to the group date after party after she had choked down the goat’s milk… that was her, right? I was kind of hoping some of the guys would give her crap for that, but no such luck.
Comment: Yes, that was her in Montana who wasn’t thrilled about the losing team getting to join the after party. But then again, this is the “Bachelorette.” She does what she’s told to do.
Ha – I went to middle school with Brandon and I remember him as a total jerk and bully to me. Have to say him making the biggest fool out of himself on national TV felt a bit like sweet sweet karma. Thanks for making watching the bachelor/ette tolerable, I’ve been following your blog for several years now.
Much love from Minnesota!
Comment: I’m sorry Brandon bullied you. I’d probably go in hiding for at least a couple weeks after that performance on Monday. How embarrassing.
2 quick questions:
1. Brandon and AshLee (from Sean’s season)… How amazing do you think this couple would be? Honestly, they would probably deserve their own spin off if they got together, and a suicide channel ever formed…
2. Do you think Drew is just too much of a Jake Pavelka look alike to be a serious contender for the next Bachelor? Seriously, I just don’t like looking at that guy at all.
Comment: 1) AshLee is too busy hugging up to Brad Womack now to give Brandon the time of day. However, the abandonment stories those two could tell all night long to each other could make for some great couch sessions with Dr. Drew.
2) Drew is definitely a candidate and has the strongest backstory as of now. I think he’s got a good shot.
I love reading your blog. You make the show so much better to watch. If it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t watch anymore. I have a question about the villain role. Obviously Ben is being portrayed as the villain this season. Do the producers encourage the other guys in the house to talk/complain about Ben so they have an easier job editing? Or it just happens. Awesome job with the spoilers this season.
Comment: Absolutely. They will sit all the other guys down during their ITM’s and ask them leading questions which essentially force them to say what they think of Ben. Some guys will take the bait, and some guys won’t. Obviously the M&M boys this season certainly did. And Bryden next week.
Subject: 2 Group Dates and one 1-on-1 did happen before
Jake’s season, episode 2:
Group date photo shoot (Rozlyn got the rose before she was kicked out later in the same episode)
1 on 1 with Ali
Group date 6 flags
Comment: That’s all the email said. And it was correct. In Jake’s 2nd episode, they had 2 group dates and one 1-on-1. So I guess that’s twice in the last 10 seasons it’s happened.
I’m a long time reader and a first time emailer. I love your blog. I never watched the show before I found it, and now I’m hooked thanks to your sarcastic tirades.
I don’t really have a question, but more of a comment:
The entire time I watched Brandon’s interactions and confessionals, I couldn’t help but think of Ashlee. Can you imagine the sh*t storm that would ensue with a Brandon and Ashlee matchup? There would be so much crazy, I think you could justify a bachelor relationship spinoff. Or we can just hold out hope for a “Bachelor Pad” resurrection that throws these two love birds together.
Thanks for the spoilers! I look forward to your recaps every week!
Comment: Man, sounds like people are just dying for Brandon and AshLee to get married. Had no idea people would be so interested in contestants with abandonment issues, but I guess so.
I have been watching the show since Ben’s season, but only reading your blog since Sean’s. This season, I decided I was going to try to not read your blog so that I could be surprised at the end, but after being bored to tears by the first episode (and not even bothering to finish the second), I realized it would be torture to try to actually watch this show without your witty and humorous blog. So thanks for entertaining me!
I’m surprised you didn’t comment on how ridiculous the sequence of Desiree’s phone ringing was. So she’s sitting on the couch, when her phone, conveniently placed upside-down on a counter ten feet away (who keeps their cell phone that far away from them? And aren’t these people not allowed to have phones while filming?) rings. Her entire “conversation” with Chris was obviously faked. I wonder if maybe this phone call took place earlier and they didn’t manage to get it on camera so they told her to reenact it, or if the entire thing was staged from the beginning. Thoughts?
Overall, I can easily see why this season is getting such low ratings- it’s a bad group of guys and Desiree is boring and, honestly, comes off as pretty dumb! (I 100% agree with the reader who emailed you last week saying they thought Brooks was gay. I also get that impression!)
Thanks, again, for providing me with the entertainment!
Comment: I’m pretty sure they weren’t talking live as we were seeing it on camera. Or there were a couple re-takes so Chris’ responses matched up with hers. It did seem a little hokey.
AshLee/Brandon and Desiree’s guys being gay seems to be the overriding themes so far to this season. Interesting.
When Brad was telling his “shocking” story this was the first thought that came to mind. His son is three. This drunk, baby mamma incident happened three and a half years ago. Does that mean she was drunk while pregnant? Last time I checked, that was very frowned upon. Or is is timeline a little off?
Love the column! Keep up the great work.
Ps. I hope you get emt’s emailing in for Brooks’ injury like you did for Tierra last season.
Comment: Impossible to know the exact timeline of what Brad was talking about, but apparently the National Enquirer has the police report from the incident, so it definitely happened. Brad wasn’t lying. But at what point in their relationship? I don’t know. No idea if it was before or after Maddex was born, or during her pregnancy.
Hi Steve –
I have to say, Des might be tied with Ashley as the worst bachelorette. You think Mike Fleiss and his croonies ever regret a season? Or wishes they had chosen someone else? Not only are the guys terrible, but Des barely has a personality. I’ve heard her give two radio interviews and it’s just painful. First, she laughs before she answers every question. Second, every answer seems to include the word “awesome.” I wonder if they ever give these people media training. I know they can’t reveal much, but she could do a better job of entertaining the listeners.
Unfortunately, those of us in the DC metro area were privy to some pretty bad storms Monday night (including three tornadoes that touched down) so wouldn’t you know it…as soon as the Brian confrontation is about to happen, they cut to the weather team. Missed the whole damn thing.
Comment: He definitely regrets Ben Flajnik’s season. He essentially publicly admitted it in that EW.com radio interview I linked to on Tuesday, and privately, he’s also bad mouthed Ben’s season as well. Lets just say I hear quite a bit about what goes on behind the scenes.
I say go watch it online so you can see Stephanie go on a diatribe to Brian, calling him every name in the book, bringing herself to tears, pretending like she’s there to protect Desiree when she was obviously out for herself, was looking for publicity being a washed up former Playmate, and the fact she’s back together with Brian makes her meltdown even that much more pointless now. Phony.