As my 40th birthday slowly approaches (it’s Sunday, so you still have 4 more shopping days people. Get on it), it’s amazing to think back to where I was 10 years ago. Hell, five years ago even. 10 years ago I was miserable at my job working off straight commission as a mortgage broker in Southern California. Then about a year after that, I moved to Texas knowing only my dad out here to begin working with him, all the while still doing “Bachelor/ette” recaps for fun. Then in 2009 it all turned around when I had the Jason/Melissa/Molly spoiler and the site took off. I never made a dime on my site from 2003 until 2010. But then in August of 2011, I was able to move away from working with my father, the website became my full time job, and here I am now just days away from my 40th and I still have to pinch myself thinking this is really what I get to do for a living. Spoil and make fun of a silly reality show and answer repetitive questions on a weekly basis about it. Life definitely throws you curveballs every once in a while that’s for sure. I love to write and I’ve always been a sarcastic ass. I just never thought I’d ever be able to make a full time job out of it. Shows you what I know. Thanks for all taking a trip down memory lane with me and for reading all these years. I appreciate it.
Now, lets get to the good stuff: Since we never got an episode preview at the end of Monday’s episode, promos for next week started running. If you haven’t seen by now, they are teasing the Clint/JJ bromance to “Brokeback Mountain” level proportions. I think you all have seen enough promos to this show to realize how highly edited and snipped that promo is. Watch it real closely. No, Clint is not in love with JJ, and no Clint is not falling in love with another man. I’m amazed at how many of you have emailed and tweeted at me since yesterday thinking that’s what happened. C’mon. Really?
Jonathan is apparently bankrupt. He just recently filed in April. Well that’s no good. Especially when we know he has a son. Hope that all gets straightened out. You don’t wish that upon anyone.
So what’d you all think of the beginning of UnREAL? Good, huh? Obviously there’s a backstory to producer Rachel that I can tell you you find out before the end of the first episode. If you read into what you saw, you might be able to figure it out. I didn’t at first, but then when it was explained on the show, it made sense. Her and Constance Zimmer’s character (Quinn) are your main characters this season. They dive deeper into these characters that work behind-the-scenes to give you more of a glimpse of what makes them tick and what incentive they have to make the contestants act they way they do to produce the best television show they can. I’m glad a show finally tackled a topic like this since it’s never really been done before. Be sure to watch the premiere Monday night on Lifetime. 10 episode season that’ll air every Monday until Aug. 3rd. I’m hoping they get picked up for season 2 and I haven’t even finished watching season 1 yet.
Here are a couple deleted scenes from Monday’s episode, both at the comedy club. Safe to say Kaitlyn’s stand up was 100x better than all the guys combined. She almost looked like she could perform on an open mic night and hold her own, no? I was impressed by that. No stumbling, had her timing down, had good jokes, and even had a comeback for JJ the heckler.
As for JJ, I mean wow. Amy Schumer must absolutely love just kicking this guy in the nuts. We saw her call him a turd on the show, but then we didn’t see her do this: