You might be wondering why there was no column yesterday. Two reasons actually. 1) I’m pretty much over Paradise. There’s nothing remotely interesting going on anymore, the pre-planned storylines and horribly scripted scenes are insulting our intelligence Derek and I was basically half paying attention to the show while the Saints/Texans was on. And 2) I was still recovering from 4 days in Vegas. But not like you would think. I didn’t drink much, I wasn’t out in clubs at all, nor was I even out late. But 4 days in Vegas is my max, and just being there for that long, pretty much inside the whole time, totally on sensory overload, it just usually takes me a couple days to get back into the swing of things. I’m fine now, but the rest of Monday and all day yesterday was kind of me just doing nothing whatsoever. Lets just say I’ve had better weekends out there at the tables. Remember how I said to wish me luck last Thursday before I left? Well apparently none of you did since I didn’t really have any. Thanks a lot. I’ll just blame it on you. Fun weekend as always out there, but yeah, would’ve liked to have better luck at the tables. It happens. I’m sure I’ll bounce back at some point.
So yesterday a lot of johnny-come-lately IG accounts started posting some of the women for Peter’s season. I was notified of this because anytime anything is posted about this show that I haven’t written about, I get immersed in emails about it. So while looking at some of these accounts, I just shake my head sometimes and wonder where and how some people get the information that they do. And when they do get it, exactly what type of vetting out process do they use to determine what to post? Judging by what I saw yesterday, there is none apparently. They just throw a bunch of shit at a wall and hope some of it sticks. Here’s what I’ll say: I currently have 16 of the women that I’m sure will be on the show next season. I will release them next week after they leave for filming. Some of the names out there are on that list, some aren’t. But I will post them next week because I’ve never really been too keen on posting them before they leave and here’s why: too many things can happen, and the second I post someone who doesn’t end up being cast, even if they get cut last minute, I immediately get “I thought you said so-and-so was on the show,” and I’d rather not deal with that. Sure, one might still get eliminated late, but I do my best to make sure those I post end up on the show. What I will say is unless they’re all just highly photogenic, this is one of the best looking cast of women I’ve ever seen, and I have an early favorite just based off her photos and overall resume. I’ll tell you which one it is next week when I release them, but I’d be stunned if this one doesn’t at least get to final 4, and if she doesn’t win, I gotta imagine she’s an instant front runner for the “Bachelorette.” And I’m basing it really on nothing. I don’t know anything about her outside of what I’ve found online. She could end up being a huge bitch and the villain of the season for all I know. I’d doubt it, but I guess you never know. But on paper, she’s got the look and the resume of someone I could totally see Peter picking or she ends up the “Bachelorette.”
Also I tweeted out last week that the “Bachelor” has already sent out emails to their “invited guest list” of people for upcoming dates on Peter’s season, which will be public dates seen by fans. Those dates are:
Tuesday, Sept. 24th
Thursday, Sept. 26th
Friday, Sept. 27th
Saturday, Sept. 28th
They’ll all be daytime dates. So knowing that women leave for filming next week, and knowing their schedule in season’s past, that means that filming will begin next Friday, Sept 20th. The 21st will be a day off for move-in day, then dates will begin on the 22nd. So 22nd, 23rd, and 24th will be episode 2’s dates (the 24th being a public date), 25th will be rose ceremony #2. Then Episode 3’s dates (the 26th, 27th, and 28th) will all be public dates, so every one of those will be spoiled. Rose ceremony #3 will be on the 29th. Now, from that point, they’ll either stay in LA for episode 4, or go to some other US city, before traveling internationally for episodes 5-7. I have the 3 locations internationally they’re going before hometowns in episode 8, I just don’t have the order yet. I’ll tell you those locations next week.
In Paradise news, Blake has pretty much stayed off the radar since the Caelynn stuff went down, but after he left the show Monday, he re-appeared on IG to have his say on what went down this season:
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To say paradise was rough for me is an understatement. I have no one to blame but myself for that. It’s not easy putting yourself and all of your mistakes out there for the world to see. No matter the differences all of us had on that beach, I will always have respect for each and every one of you, being brave enough to be yourselves and chase the love we all feel we deserve. Never forget that we are all human and not characters on television. I want to thank those of you that have sent me kind words and encouraging messages. Those have helped more than you will ever know. I hope that this is not the end of my story and I can look back at this summer and be grateful for the lessons learned and the friends made #bekind #imstillnotgonnastopdancing #imstillgoingtostagecoach
I think next week on the reunion show, Blake is gonna take some heat from the cast because a lot of them didn’t agree with him posting Caelynn’s text messages. I personally didn’t have a problem with it for reasons I’ve gone over numerous times, but I figured those on the cast would. And they let him have it. Once next week is over, I’m sure Blake will be making the podcast rounds to explain things in more detail. Will be interesting to hear what he has to say about all this because as I’ve said throughout the course of the season, the dude just seemed miserable out there.
And finally, even though we’re a month away from the premiere, I have your first exclusive clip from the “Temptation Island” season 2 premiere. Here it is:
The show premieres on Oct. 10th, however, they are going to be doing a casting special show a week earlier on the 3rd, so be on the lookout for that. Really looking forward to this season. I heard it’s just as good as season 1. I haven’t seen a screener yet, but I should be seeing the first couple episodes by next week. I won’t be spoiling anything but I can at least give you an idea of what to expect. Also, once the season gets rolling, we’re trying to figure out now exactly who I’m gonna have as a guest on the podcast. Do I want one of the contestants to come on every week like last season with Kaci? Or do we spread it out this year and have every one of the 8 contestants who are part of the main couples get their own time. We’re still trying to determine how I’m gonna do that for the upcoming season. I will say though that I’m sure I’ll bring Kaci back at some point to give her thoughts on the season as well. Very much looking forward to TI 2 being back on our TV’s in less than a month.
September 11, 2019 at 9:57 AM
There’s something I can’t quite figure out. I’ve been reading the spoilers pretty much since they started and I enjoy knowing what to expect as I watch the show. A few seasons ago I started following Twitter during the show because some of the comments are hilarious, but it’s almost disturbing how many people take the bachelor/ette/paradise shows so seriously and think that everything that happens is real and “organic”. For example, when Connor & Whitney’s cars passed each other on the road when he was leaving and she was arriving, people were going nuts on Twitter. Are those people gullible and naive or am I just more informed on how things really work because of the spoilers???
September 11, 2019 at 10:14 AM
dogmomma – I don’t do Twitter or any social media, but I’m guessing that yes, people are that gullible and naive.
As for Matt Donald, I wonder how he got on the show. Did someone nominate him as a surprise? Because he certainly doesn’t seem like he knew what it was about.
For a 26 year old, he seems pretty worried about what his Mommy will say. I get not wanting to embarrass your parents, but Dude talking about your Mom so much is a turn off. That tells any future woman loud and clear that you’re a Momma’s Boy and that is not attractive.
As for Caelyn picking Dean over Connor – hell yeah! I would have way picked Dean over Connor any day. Connor reminds me of a privileged, entitled, spoiled, frat boy. I also don’t think he really cared for Caelyn. Also, his vocal fry way of talking drives me nuts.
September 11, 2019 at 10:52 AM
I’m with you jlal! What does everyone see in Connor? His quirky speech drives me nuts too! And, as far as his deep “relationship” with Caelynn…it was all of a couple of days between when Dean Left and Connor arrived. So, he’s sobbing over a woman he’d “dated” for one or two days…maybe three? Yikes! Dean definitely has way more sex appeal than Connor. Whether or not he and Caelynn will last is another story, but I’m not convinced about any of the “strong” relationships going on this season. Dylan and Hannah just plain bore me to tears! And I don’t really care for Nicole, and think that Clay dodged a bullet. She breaks up with Clay because he can’t say I Love You after 6 weeks of dating, and 6 weeks where she went on dates with two other men, and if it weren’t for the fight between Christian and Jordan, she’d probably have ended up with Christian. And don’t get me started on the Tayshia/JPJ nonsense. These women all need to get therapy to work on their self esteem issues. Almost every one of them jumps for any guy who pays them attention. I’m with Steve. I’m so OVER this season of BIP.
September 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM
I don’t understand why BIP is going the same route as the bachelor, as far as “forcing” an engagement. Sure it’s another chance to find love, but it doesn’t have to be a lifetime commitment after a few weeks.
September 12, 2019 at 6:52 AM
I so agree with you again jlal! In her BIP recaps, Sharlene Joynt is always commenting that BIP is supposed to be a lighter, more fun version of the Bachelor shows, and not meant to be taken as seriously. The whole premise of bringing in new men and women to shake up the couplings is designed to create drama and keep the focus on dating, NOT becoming glued to one person with the expectation of an engagement at the end. I realize BIP has produced some marriages…time will tell if they last. Carly & Evan seem pretty solid as do Jade & Tanner. I’m skeptical about the Krystal & Chris pairing. BIP is a summer show…let’s keep it fun and flirty.
September 12, 2019 at 7:21 AM
Dylan and Hannah certainly are the most superficial couple in recent memory. Has either one said a single thing that’s remotely intelligent? Is there any depth at all? And that is the best relationship this season has to offer? None of the other couples are real. They’re TV couples, at best. JPJ/Tayshia? Really? Caelynn & Dean? Come on. Butkowski/Katie? Good Lord! I know that’s not really what the show is about, but they’re insulting our intelligence with those parings. I’m glad they’re moving on from Blake/Kristina and Clay/Nicole. Those couples were absurd.
September 12, 2019 at 7:31 AM
As for dogmommas first comment…. As absurd as the couples have been, the idea that Connor & Whitney’s timing was so poor that their SUVs just happened to pass one another is just really insulting. Obviously it was produced even if it happened real time. I’d be surprised if they it wasn’t two empty SUVs that they refilmed later when someone had a brain blast of an idea to kill another 5 minutes of air time (with a contrived couple who just disappeared from sight)…. once they realized that all the other drama and possibilities for interesting couples had flamed out. Gotta fill space!!! And there’s another episode to fill!! I have very low expectations for the last episode. I’m embarrassed that I’m planning on watching it.
September 12, 2019 at 7:57 AM
And the whole story line of Dylan and Hannah was basically showing a glimpse of them together kissing until this last episode where Hannah said a few lines. They got hardly any air time and we had to watch JPJ almost every episode being a big immature kid. Ugh! If the show continues to be this ridiculous going forward, I think they will lose viewers. Along with the rest of the group of people who know how fake the show is, my intelligence is also insulted. I’m also embarrassed that I’ll be watching the final show 🙂
September 12, 2019 at 10:42 AM
I, too, am ashamed to admit I’ll watch the finale…but it’s THREE hours! That will be torture! Two hours wrapping up overnight dates and fake proposals, then an hour “reunion” …what a joke! I will say, though, that i have yet to watch a full show on the night it’s aired. Most nights set the DVR then watch the next night and fast forward thru commercials and stupid stuff – which adds up to at least 1/2 the show! I would really love to know what these airhead contestants think of themselves after watching back the season. If I were most of them I’d go into hiding. But it appears that they all have huge egos and a skewed sense of importance. If BIP continues to go this route (boring couples, immature contestants like JPJ) then I will lose total interest.
September 12, 2019 at 2:53 PM
I can’t be the only one who’s just about given up with the franchise. I record all the episodes. I struggled through Colton’s series, I’ve seriously struggled through Hannah’s series, and watched part episodes here and there; so far I’ve got up to MTA. BIP is recorded, but seeing the commentary and feedback from those who have watched it, I just don’t know if I have the inclination to even bother to start watching. The simple fact is, as silly and as cheesy as the whole franchises premise is, at least in the past some of the contestants were serious or partly serious, now they’re just vacuous and fame hungry.
All I remember from Hannah’s series, is Jed’s atrocious singing interludes, and Hannah’s thing with Luke, and the monotonous, stupid drama that follows.
Maybe the franchise has reset their audience target, or maybe they think the viewers are imbeciles and will want to watch and believe anything they show, I really don’t know, nor do I care to ponder on it. 🙁
September 12, 2019 at 8:32 PM
A few of my observations from this season that I swore I wasn’t going to watch:
*I agree with everyone. Dean>Connor any day. Connor’s voice alone is a deal breaker. While we’re talking about deal breaker voices, throw Clay in there too except Clay’s voice is how I envision paint drying would sound…if paint drying could make a sound.
*The only thing I missed after Blake left was Blake’s moronic dance move in the opening sequence. I actually lived to watch that little move. It was so desperate and comical to me.
*Can BIP producers force the women to tone down the makeup while on this show? Who wears a face full of makeup and full on lipstick while on a beach? I get it’s for the cameras but it was too much.
*Let’s not diss Dean’s “van lifestyle.” Have you watched any Van Life videos on YouTube? There are some amazing converted Sprinter Vans out there that make me so envious of that lifestyle. I highly doubt he’s living in a van down by the river.
September 13, 2019 at 6:40 AM
I will definitely be recording the final episode next Tuesday and fast forwarding through it to hit the “highlights”. I won’t spend 3 hours being tortured by nonsense.
On an interesting note, there was an article that came out where Luke said that he was upset at Chris Harrison and ABC for editing the final rose ceremony to look like he was desperate and rejected and that the part where Chris Harrison said “Well this has never happened before” after Bri turned down his final rose was totally edited in and that it never actually happened that way. More proof that nothing should be taken at face value and everything is manipulated.
September 16, 2019 at 5:33 AM
Those weren’t bug bites on Kristina’s legs, they were rose petals that got stuck from when she was kneeling/sitting. I thought the same thing at first, but took a closer look.
September 17, 2019 at 8:35 PM
I have an answer to the question about Blake’s scar. He had a hair transplant. You can tell the front of his hair looks unusually thick and doesn’t really move. He also never runs his hands through the front of his hair nor did they ever show his hair wet or him in the pool going under. If you Google hair transplant scars you will see the exact scar Blake has on the back of his head.