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The “Bachelorette” Recap – 6/20/11 Including Which “Bachelor Pad” Duo is Currently Dating

For all your episode-by-episode spoilers of Ashleys season, either click on the “Bachelorette Ashley Spoilers” link at the top of the page, or click here. Do not read if you don’t want to know who Ashley is with. You’ve been warned.

Want to start off by giving a congratulations to Chris Lambton and Peyton Wright on their engagement this past weekend. Two people I consider friends and two of the nicer and most real people you will meet from this franchise. Trust me, this franchise can produce the most phony, hypocritical, elitist, superficial, and egotistical people you will ever meet, but these two are nothing of the such. Very happy for them and I wish them all the best in the future.

Wanted to briefly mention that there’s also some people who seem to think Bentleys return next week is more than it really is based on the previews. As stated in the “Ashley Bachelorette Spoilers”, Bentley comes back to the show, they talk in the hotel, Ashley gets her closure, and he leaves. He does not see the other guys, does not go on any dates, and isn’t part of the rose ceremony. Just like last weeks preview made you think Bentley was coming back in Chiang Mai, this weeks preview makes it out to be bigger than it will be. At no point do you ever see Bentley in the same screen as any of the other guys, talking to any of the other guys, or on a date anywhere. They talk, she gets her closure, and he leaves. That’s it. Everyone is so sick of her talking about Bentley, then after next week airs, I’m pretty sure the reaction will be, “That’s it? That was so stupid.” Even on Ashleys blog today on, here’s something she says about next week:

“I was almost beyond the intensity of feelings I had for Bentley with other guys and in fairness to them, needed to be sure that the “dot-dot-dot” Bentley gave me became a period.”

Be prepared to be letdown, people. It’s gonna be short and sweet. The fact that Ashley used that line in her blog, I guarantee that Bentley at some point next week will utter the words, “the dot, dot, dot is now a period”, or something to that effect. This show is much too predictable. Then finally we’ve seen the last time of him this season. Well, at least until the “Men Tell All” I’m sure.

So “Bachelor Pad” news for you. Filming wraps up later this week and I’m hoping to have the spoilers sometime next week. We’ll see. I’m hearing A LOT of interesting things already, but as you know, I like to present everything in one nice bow for everyone so it’s all there for you to read. Drama, hooking up, conflict, a repeat challenge, and it looks like it’s gonna be the same format of people “coupling” up to get to the end. Who are those “couples”? You’ll have to wait just a bit longer. However, I can give you this bit of information. Two people that were already eliminated just spent this past weekend together in Napa, and apparently its already getting hot and heavy between these two. I mean sh**, it must be if they couldn’t even wait until the show was done taping to see each other again. Ames and Jackie were eliminated already from the show, but that didn’t stop them from staying at the Carneros Inn in Napa Valley this past weekend. I’m guessing if you’re taking a chick you just met to Napa for the weekend, it’s not for dinner and conversation. Well, that could be included too but lets be honest about what this weekend excursion was about. Especially considering we know how much of a conversationalist Ames ISN’T. So congrats to our two new love birds formed from “Bachelor Pad”, and we can officially cross Ames off our possible next “Bachelor” list, like some of you seemed to assume after last weeks episode. Ain’t happening.

And I love how reveals today who “Mystery Man #1” is on Bachelor Pad by telling everyone William is on the show. So it looks like they will be revealing each one as they get eliminated from the Ashleys season. Next week will be the big reveal of “Mystery Man #2”, which is after Blake gets sent home. Then “Mystery Man #3” will be in three weeks after Ames goes home. I know they are following orders by ABC and not allowed to release who the other three guys are until they are gone from the show, but it’s just silly how they’re doing it. There’s no “mystery” whatsoever. The show is two days away from wrapping filming and it’s been out there for the last week. Ames, William, and Blake are on the show. Quit acting like this is some sort of exclusive. Yet another media outlet that can’t give the proper credit. Oh well. I’m used to it.

And finally, here’s something funny. I’ll fill everyone in on what I’ve had to listen to since the full season spoilers were released on June 1st. So obviously I’ve told all of you that Ashley is engaged to JP. Since releasing that, I’ve had people tell me she’s engaged to Ben, she’s with Constantine, that Ames is the winner, and have even had someone email me swearing she’s engaged to Ryan. Ha ha. Now that’s funny. All very comical. I stand by what I said on June 1st on who Ashley is engaged to and it’s not changing. She is with JP. Sure, I changed my tune the last two seasons, but it’s just not happening this season. Sorry fans who like any of those other guys, but Ashley is happy and engaged to JP. On to last night…

-The guys start out by boarding a plane headed to Chiang Mai. And boy is Ames excited. “No city in Thailand I’d rather go on a date in.” He must’ve studied up on the culture, the history, the population, and written essays in college on “Chiang Mai – Thailand’s Lost City”. Lets just say that Ames couldn’t possibly be any happier about touring Chiang Mai. He’s so giddy right now that Jackie is probably sitting at home kicking her TV set. Lets see Ames, would you rather go to Chaing Mai, or the Carneros Inn in Napa Valley? You might want to retract your statement from last night before you get a swift kick to the nuts from the ol’ ball and chain. And it’s gonna hurt worse than a right hook from Ryan, trust me. As for Ashley, she’s fired up now on this new beginning she’s starting to feel. “Things are starting to change. Chiang Mai is the perfect place to fall in love. Bentley, Bentley, Bentley, Bentley, Bentley.” There she goes again. Oh that silly Ashley. Trying to convince us all she’s moved on, yet, B-Will is still on her brain 24/7. Lets all get down on our knees and thank God after next week we’re done with this nonsense.

-The date card comes and yet another creative producer-written date card is upon us. “Ben F. Lets fall in love in Chiang Mai. Ashley.” That’s so plain and unoriginal it’s sickening. Can we seriously get the “Survivor” writers over to this show to give us some tricked out poems on the date cards? These are much too boring for my taste. Doesn’t matter to Ben since there’s only one thing on his mind. “There’s a 100% chance Ashley will get kissed today.” Ooooohhhhhh, big man on campus. You’re gonna kiss Ashley? Really? Man, you’d only be like the 8th guy to do so this season. That’s huge. Definitely make you a front runner if you did that. Get on it, Storm Horse! You the man! So these two take a mini taxi into town and go food shopping at the outdoor markets. How, ummmmm, exciting? Does Ashley have a thing for buying her groceries outdoors? Didn’t she do this on her hometown date in Madawaska with Brad? How’d that turn out for ya? However, Ashley is loving this once again. “I like being able to see Ben being goofy and fun.” Huh? That was goofy and fun? Has Ben changed the tone in his voice at all in five episodes? Does anything excite the guy? Does he ever get aroused? Does he have a pulse? These are questions I need answers to, and judging by this date, the answer is “no” to all three.

-Ben then tells us how ridiculous and contrived this show is by one sentence. “How beautiful is Ashley? I’m beginning to see her as a potential wife/fiancé of mine?” One date. This is the first date the guy has ever been on with her by himself and he’s uttering that nonsense. If you don’t think a producer is behind a camera saying, “So, could you see yourself being with Ashley long term?” then you don’t know this show well enough. Even in that bubble, it’s such a ridiculous statement to make when you haven’t had a full date with her yet. Yes, he said “potential” but that’s because he knew it’d sound good if he said it. Made him a candidate. What’s the guy supposed to say when asked that question? “Nah, not really. I’m just not seeing it with her. I barely know anything about her and it’s just moving really slow right now.” Just trying to educate, people. Just trying to educate.

-These two arrive at some ancient temple then tease each other like 5th graders over who wants to kiss who. They both want to kiss each other yet don’t because they’re in front of temple and apparently that’s rude or against the rules. F*** that. Guess I won’t be visiting any temples in my lifetime. Really? What’s gonna happen if you kiss in front of a temple? Some BS curse of 700 years of bad luck or some lame superstition that makes no sense? Please. If I were Ben, I would’ve been a man and been like, “I’m sorry, but we’re never coming back here again, this would be incredibly romantic if we kissed now, and damn this temple if its gonna prevent me from sticking my tongue down your throat. The hell with the consequences.” But of course, that didn’t happen. What did was we saw the temples magic powers somehow were able to give Ben a vagina, he respected the rules, and they gave each other a virtual kiss in their heads. Yes, you read that correctly. A virtual kiss. I virtually choked on my own vomit.

-Ashley asks Ben what his day to day life is like. He says September through October he’s making wines. He made it seem like those months were separated by six months. Ummmm, they are consecutive months last time I checked. Soooooo, you work two months a year? Nice gig. He says he’s in a better place now than a year ago, because one year, Ben wasn’t “emotionally available.” Translation: I was playing the field, having fun, scoring numerous chicks, and not interested in being tied down to one girl. I hear ya’ Ben. Could see right through that statement. But since I’m on this show right now and cameras are in my face, I’ll start using phrases chicks will melt for like “emotionally unavailable”. That’ll definitely score me some points. Now, the guys father did pass away four years ago, so there’s no need to harp on that at all. That can’t be easy for anyone. His dad’s passing “made me the man I am today.” More bonus points for that line as well. Ashley is probably virtually wetting herself listening to this.

-Here’s where Ben comes in for the kill. She asks him what he likes to do in a relationship and basically everything out of his mouth made Ashley want to ride him like a dirty Madawaskan should. “Just like to have dinners, do some cooking, throw wine parties, you know, make her my priority. Definitely want to spoil someone else.” Why not just throw in “I will lay down my jacket for you so you can walk over a puddle”, “you will get nightly massages”, and “I love helping old ladies take groceries to their cars”. Ben is Mr. Pay It Forward apparently. Too bad I don’t buy any of it. Speaking of paying it forward, I would like to pat myself on the back for something this past weekend. I had seen on my newsfeed on Facebook last week, and I can’t remember who it was that posted this so I apologize, but they said that while in line at a drive thru, they paid for the persons food who was behind them without knowing who they were. I thought that was pretty cool, so I did it as well this weekend. And it looked like about a family of four in the car, so, I felt even better. Anyone ever have a chance to do that, I suggest you do.

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  1. Dawn

    June 21, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    I typed in “cartoon which way did he go which way did he go” in yahoo and found a bunch of stuff. Good luck with your search Steve and thanks for all you do!

  2. kcd361

    June 21, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    I believe “which way did he go” is from Lady and the Tramp when one of the dogs is sniffing for a caterpillar. I can’t believe I remember that.

    YES PLEASE let the Bentley door be closed next week. Bleck.

  3. daisyduke

    June 21, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    I have to admit, prior to this season, I have actually enjoyed this as pure entertainment – but Ashley this season with all the rants about Bentley is ridiculous. We all meet creeps… move on already! AND… how can you talk about Bentley NON-STOP and then go to the cocktail party and pretend like you have interest in anyone else?? I personally think Ashely is very selfish and self-centered..

  4. KESam

    June 21, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    “Shut up, go put your apron on, and get back in the kitchen. Ha. Never said that to a dude before. Usually it’s to my woman with the remote in one hand and my other hand down my pants.” Gee Steve, I don’t know why you don’t have a girlfriend… 🙂

    Great recap!

  5. finerthings

    June 21, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Great recap! Ashley being insecure and the Bentley business is getting beyond old. I hope you’re right and next week is just a small thing. If she makes a huge deal out of it again, I won’t even be able to put logic on hold and believe that she fell in love with someone in six weeks, which is really what this show is all about! I have a feeling all your predictions are right this season because you’ve been right on so far.

  6. finerthings

    June 21, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Oh and also, Ames and Jackie? That’s horrible. I get that they are both nerds and everything, but I think he could do way better.

  7. mja

    June 21, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Constantine really seems to have no chemistry with Ashley. I agree with Steve on that. I can’t figure out how he makes it to final four.

  8. jen031

    June 21, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Gotta say though, taking a drink every time she mentioned Bentley made for a much more interesting show. Great recap!

  9. becca0711

    June 21, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    I’m pretty sure “which way did he go?” was the vultures from The Jungle Book. My high school boyfriend and his sister used to say that all the time, and I’m almost positive that’s what it’s from!

  10. Dianne

    June 21, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    I believe it was Cecil Turtle who said, “which way did he go, which way did he go” in a looong low drawl.

    Ashley is a sad case, if nothing else. But, I think what’s going to happen is she’s going to FINALLY kick Bentley to the curb, then come out as a hero for FINALLY getting over him and moving on. This will be when her insecurities fade away, at least as far as the viewing audience goes, and she’ll come out smelling like roses, no pun intended, lol!

  11. finerthings

    June 21, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    ^i hope that’s the case, Dianne, simply for my own suspension of reality reasons. : )

  12. mommyof2

    June 21, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    After watching last night’s episode, I realized I actually like Ames. I respect the fact that he’s not a fighter in the physical sense, and he always has a positive attitude regardless of the situation. William seemed very immature, so I’m glad he’s gone. The nonstop Bentley stuff is annoying. I know Ashley must be so embarrassed and humiliated watching herself pining away for a man who trashed her behind her back. She really gave up putting all of her energy into getting to know good guys for this loser even after he chose to leave her. I just don’t get it at all. She was forewarned about the guy, and he chose to leave; why does she still want him? I actually hope he tells her next week that he’s not into her so she realized what kind of a person he is before she finished filming her season. If she picks JP, then at least she chose a great guy in the end. I hope they can work through everything b/c I’m pretty skeptical since Ashley clearly goes after the bad guy.

  13. morrigan0

    June 21, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    The scene outside of the temple was too much cheese….If you want to kiss, do it, if not shut it and stop going on and on about it. I think the worst part for me is that I just didn’t sense any chemistry between them at all and it just seemed like a bad act. It might not have been so bad had it been Ashley and JP where we know there is chemistry.

    The Bentley thing has gone way too far now. I personally don’t feel like she has really got chemistry with too many of them so maybe she just keeps going back to her idealized thoughts of him since she doesn’t see anything exciting waiting for her?

    Overall I think the episode was boring and did little to establish any relationships. The cut to Blake getting the rose was totally obvious and shows producers are slipping. I was way over William by the time his ITM showed so totally overlooked that one. He was a total turncoat and annoyance from receiving the date card to end of the 2 on 1.

  14. fAcE

    June 21, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    The cartoon reference “Which way did he go? Which way did he go George?” comes from a fox and a hound cartoon (circa 1940) where the fox (George) is sending the goofy hound (Willoughby) on a wild chase and into dangerous situations. I just had to answer that because it was driving me up the wall when I read it and couldn’t remember. I’d link the youtube of it but can’t because I am at work and can’t get on youtube. (They tried to block me from RS but I keep finding ways around it.) Thanks to my brother who is a cartoon buff for this useless info. Sad to say that due to the inane banality of Ashley-Bentley-On-The-Brain and these snoozer guys, that reference was the most exciting part or your recap Steve. 🙂

  15. bethp

    June 21, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Favorite Steve quote:
    “He might as well have walked into that ring in Hello Kitty shorts, My Little Pony headgear, and a Rainbow Brite fanny pack.”
    Classic – that had me laughing out loud at work. But poor sweet Ames… I did feel bad for him. The fight scene did pull my husband into the living room though so well done ABC.

  16. yh50

    June 21, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Thanks for the comprehensive recap! Can’t wait to see Bentley back on the show = more drama-rama.. Oh yeah. I just came across this funny blog post compares the Bachelorette ‘princes’ to Disney princes. (click here: ) Bentley=Gaston part made me literally laugh out loud in my quiet office. What do you think?

  17. Sunnyside422

    June 21, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Husband happened to walk in while show was on and remarked “who is that woman”. I told him her status on the show and his comment “she’s cute”. Oh well. So I guess come guys would think so. Me not. She needs to quit with all the short short dresses which expose her bowed legs in such a pitiful manner. Someone please clue her in.

    Yup, Ames is a really nice person…I know nice is not fashionable these days. He will make a good husband some day. Jackie is cute so good luck to them.

    William just exposed himself as totally immature and inane. I am glad he is gone.

    I kinda am likin Blake. He speaks his mind, is sorta cute and when all else fails, could be the next Bachelor if Ryan isn’t chosen or fails to accept. No one else is good looking in my opinion. And we know JP is taken and he’s sweet and nice. He was one of the first guys to really indicate he was into Ashley. She should be grateful there were at least 3 that truly liked her. Most were in it for the adventure and didn’t even know it was her.

  18. morrigan0

    June 21, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    LOL@yh50, that site is too funny. Constantine compared to Quasimodo side by side makes a sad but true point. I still haven’t quite taken a liking to JP but it’s nice he’s compared to Robin Hood since that’s one of my fave disney movies. Ames and Prince Eric and Ben F and Aladdin are pretty spot on too even if Ames doesn’t quite do Eric justice.

  19. dvs8866

    June 21, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    I certainly hate to make conclusions on a person whose character is at the mercy of the sleazy producers of the show, but I even thought Ashley’s first season that she has some serious confidence issues. And this season has only seemed to exploit and expose them even further. Sadly it seems as though she wants the guy because he disrespects her more than she disrespects herself. Why else would she have pined for a guy who left her? Why else would she have kept someone around that clearly had more chemistry with the other guys (platonically)? Why would she keep worrying about everyone being there for the wrong reasons?? (aren’t they all at this point? Does a mentally healthy man-or woman-go on this show thinking they’re going to find true love? Don’t you have a better shot Roaming the aisles of Publix??

  20. sweetness34

    June 21, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    The insecurity storyline with Ashley reminds me of Brad’s psychiatrist story last season. It’s like the producers latched onto it and made it a theme.

    The line that made me crack up last night was when one of the guys (in his ITM) talked about how Ames had never fought before and then said, “but the rest of us have been out fighting in the street all or lives…” Yeah, because everyone else besides Ames gives off a badass, street-fighting vibe. Ryan P. is a regular Tony Soprano.

    I’m with Sunnyside on thinking Blake is the best looking, but I like JP too.

    Finally, if I were Ames, I would be pissed. His concussion may have been mild, but we all know from the publicity concussions have received from sports that they are never good. That was unnecessary danger for ABC to put these guys in.

  21. VibeCat

    June 21, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    It’s driving me crazy – who does Mickey remind me of? Every time I see him he reminds me of someone (celebrity), but I can’t place who it is.

    Any ideas?

    Great recap as usual RS!

  22. nolacutie

    June 21, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    Ben C worked the dating sites before he hit the show. Before he went on, he was on jdate and a handfull of others. Not sure if his profile is back up or not.

  23. hordac

    June 21, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    Hey congrats to Peyton and Chris!! I can totally see these two together and I hope ABC pays for their wedding!

    Well, I guess Ames is not gay if he’s hooking up with Jackie.

    the “which way did he go” line is totally from a Looney Tunes cartoon. I can just picture the big goofy dog saying it in that sing songy dumb voice way but I could swear he was asking Bugs Bunny this question. I have some collector’s editions of the Looney tunes and will have to do some research! Yes, it would seem that I am a nerd too. I actually had a crush on Bugs when I was a kid. Coolest cartoon character EVER.

  24. sleto

    June 21, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Best column ever, absolutely hysterical!

  25. CaliGirl

    June 21, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    VibeCat, I thought the exact same thing. Not sure if you ever saw The Hills back on MTV (I’m embarrassed to admit to EVER watching that) but he looks a lot like Audrina ex boyfriend, Justin “Bobby” Brescia. Well when he had short hair anyway.

    Steve love your recap as always and the Ghost references were cracking me up. Hope Maddie is feeling better and sorry to hear about her chewing your flip-flops and shoes.

  26. CaliGirl

    June 21, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    Oops, left out the ‘s on Audrina, just had to correct myself since there are always so many grammar haters on this site.

  27. mgauntt1

    June 21, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    Nice “Ghost” shout out. Love it!

  28. Athena

    June 21, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    To yh50Says: The fairy tale references are SO good! Thanks for sharing the link! To everyone else – please check it out.

  29. DERDER

    June 21, 2011 at 7:34 PM

    VibeCat, Mickey reminds me of Ray Liotta

  30. watermelongal

    June 21, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    I am so sick of hearing all this Bentley junk! THese producers need to realize viewers are dropping like flies because of this seemingly going NOWHERE! Also, whoever thought this fight mess was a good idea must be the SAME idiot because this was just plain stupidity. We watch for signs pointing to some type of romance and love and we get THIS??? I’m just gonna wait and watch the final episode.

  31. myst76

    June 21, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    So, am I one of the only people who thinks Ben F is really cute/adorable? I know RS thinks he’s boring, but I like his fun faces and voices, like when they kissed for the 1st time two weeks ago and he said “rut roh” like Scooby Doo. Or when he made fun of Jeff taking off his mask and then insulting Ashley’s small chest. I think the guy has a good sense of humor, even if his voice sounds a little monotone. Or maybe it’s just because he’s a winemaker in one of my favorite regions.

  32. aruba70

    June 21, 2011 at 8:40 PM

    I think it was the turtle that someone was talking about also, “which way did he go George?”

    Love JP! I also love Ames even though yes, ok he appears to be going to a business meeting and not a cocktail party. He is sweet, sensitive, clearly successful, intelligent and frankly kind of cute. Before I read the recap of 6/20 and had seen the photos of who is going to be on…. I actually thought that Ames and Jackie would make a nice couple.
    Hope it lasts.

  33. fluorophore

    June 21, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    Worst season ever? I think comfortably so. They really screwed this one up.

  34. kjs71

    June 21, 2011 at 9:38 PM

    @ Vibecat

    Perhaps a young Chris Noth? He was on one of the Law and Orders, not sure which one, and is currently on Good Wife. Also was on Sex & the City.

  35. maxx6789

    June 21, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    am i only that noticed how many times the phrase “happy ending” was used on last night’s show?

    also, the fact that ABC hyped “the return of bentley” in LAST weeks previews for THIS weeks show and he wasn’t on at all is such BS. i would have been pissed off i had not already read realitysteve’s column and knew in advance bentley was not going to be on.

  36. locondcoco

    June 22, 2011 at 8:18 AM

    Vibecat- Mickey looks like Frank, from Ali’s season. At least to me he does.

  37. L

    June 22, 2011 at 9:15 AM

    Vibecat- Mickey reminds me of Adam Lambert EVERY time I see him.

  38. Dianne

    June 22, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Vibecat – Mickey is the spitting image of a younger Tom Hanks. Take a peek at some pics of Tom when he was in “The Green Mile”, or “Castaway”’ll see what I mean. It’s uncanny.

  39. HeidiT

    June 22, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Here you go Steve, this will put you out of your misery.

    Great recap as always. This episode was a snooze fest.

  40. Fade2Black

    June 22, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    I had to join just to express how AWFUL this season is…it was either gripe about it here and be done with it, or actually tell someone that I’m watching this sad pathetic yawnfest called “reality” tv. I chose here. I have to say, Monday nights are always boob tube PROGRAMMING time so I’ve been watching the Bach franchise for a while. I can wholeheartedly say that this season sucks more than that Oreck XL that picks up 30 lb bowling balls. I can barely get through it. They have thoroughly stopped me from EVER wanting to see, let alone type or forbid (ear bleeding) HEAR a … ever again. Second runner up? “Honestly”, as in, “to be completely honest”. If I was taking a shot of Jameson every time I heard “honest”, and some form of truthful bleeding fake heart syndrome, I would have been in the ER with alcohol poisoning. Not to mention the fact that I now have to sell my car because of the “B” word name. I now hate the car. Well, I would if I had one anyway. It’s safe to say that I don’t ever want to own one because of this show. If I knew it was going to be this bad, I never would have started watching the season, and that’s the HONEST TRUTH, to be completely honest.

    WHAT is with Ashley licking her teeth and doing uber-weird mouth mannerisms all the time? I think she has OCD. Not that I can’t relate, just saying.

    About Ben F., I once dated a buy a few years ago who had a penchant for the goofy “rut roh” type of antics. IT IS WEIRD…it’s almost painfully embarrassing. Pretending to laugh and be amused is painful for both parties. Maybe some people like it, but it’s not attractive and masculine in any form. Humor is, estrogen-dominant goofplay, not my cup of tea personally. I rather a guy stick his hands down his pants and invite me to view his porn collection, and I’m a woman. :-). No woman really wants to have a pu$$y for a husband. I give Ben about a 4-5 in the looks dept. He’s a decent guy from what we are shown, but good looking stud? Huh? Are we all watching the same show? There aren’t many manly type men left these days, all the hormones in the food. Most of the cast is rather effeminate if you ask me. The past seasons casted light years ahead of this drab bunch. Maybe in person they seem different, but on TV, I don’t feel any twangs of want or chemistry between Ashley and the guys! It’s got a SHOW feeling. The only guy that made my antennae stick up at all from day #1 was JP. OK, I’m done venting. I might be alone in this, but I can’t stomach Chris Harrison’s condescending smirks and cheesy fake concern much longer. This show is blowing chunks on all fronts!

  41. ohmyshit

    June 22, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    What…no smart ass comment about the capri-length man pants?? It really screamed METROSEXUAL to me. Nothing dries a girl up faster that a man wearing “girlie pants”!!

  42. lulubell

    June 22, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    This is just the worst season and it makes me wonder if there was any truth to the idea that they considered shutting down production. Not because Ashley was so broken-hearted, exactly, but because she was so low-energy and miserable on every single date, the show has become just so not fun to watch. Seriously, we’re on week 2 or 3 now of really. boring. tv.

    I do feel bad for Ashley, though. They don’t dwell on it, but she has said that her dad is/was an alcoholic and maybe left when she was young (I can’t remember) so I think (in my humble, non Psychology-degreed background) that her attachment to Bentley and insecurities with men must relate back to that. They say that when you experience trauma as a kid, you inadvertently go back and create situations for yourself that recreate that trauma until you can work through it. That’s why so many women without strong father figures fall for bad boys or men who can’t commit. Subconsciously, they’re hung up on their father’s “rejection” of them that they continue to seek out others who reject them in the same way because they are comfortable with that trauma. Bentley, and before that, Brad, seemed to really trigger her feelings and I think that’s at least partly why she hasn’t been able to move past him. Because you can tell – she’s not just feeling heartbroken and rejected, she’s totally shaken up by this whole thing.

    I thought ABC mis-stepped with their Thai Boxing date. Never mind that no guy I know wants to get in a fight on a date, but no women I know have ANY desire to watch anyone they know box/fight/draw blood. Ashley looked more miserable than usual and I wanted to ff the dvr. Know your audience, ABC. They must have been paid a lot of money in sponsorship fees.

    Also, I really like Ames. He’s not right for Ashely and may be a dork, but in reality I think he’s a lot cooler than her and he comes off as pretty genuine on the show. I thought Lucas was dorky but I actually got turned on watching his golf swing. Guy has some guns! I thought it was weird Ben C would be looking forward to online dating sites when he got home. Dude, you were just on the Bachelorette – you don’t NEED dating sites anymore! And poor William – you know aspiring comedians are always sad clowns at heart.

  43. Athena

    June 22, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    We all gripe, and yet we and kazillions of others keep tuning in. Must be the fairy tale happily ever after neuroprogramming we grew up with.

  44. duckyglass

    June 22, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    That was the funniest shit I have read in a while…made my day.

  45. duckyglass

    June 22, 2011 at 3:42 PM


  46. serpephone

    June 22, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    I’m sorry but I hate this season!

  47. mommyof2

    June 22, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    I have to say that this is my least favorite season of the Bachelorette. Ashley is the most insecure bachelorette they’ve ever had, and it’s just so annoying that she keeps pining after Bentley, whom she never even had a one-on-one date with, after he LEFT HER. I just don’t get it. And, it’s not like they had the time to have any deep discussions or alone time, so she didn’t even have a chance to get to know him. I wasn’t crazy about Jillian’s season either, but at least Wes kept it funny (I know a lot of people hated him, but I actually thought he was kind of funny- especially how he always seemed to have that guitar and would always play the same song; it was funny!). But, I don’t see any redeeming qualities in Bentley, and I just don’t even want to hear his name anymore. It’s so annoying. I hope they do a better job at choosing the next bachelor. I’m not interested in a any of these guys being the bachelor (except JP), so I hope they choose someone else (even if it’s someone from a few seasons back who people liked- like Reid or Wes from Jillian’s season). Anyway, like many of the guys, I just wish Emily was the bachelorette this season. Ashley seems like a nice girl, but she just doesn’t seem cut out for being the bachelorette, and I don’t think she’s ready to get married. Then again, if she chooses JP (who seems like a great, genuine guy) and they work it out, then I’ll be happy for them both.

  48. missashley

    June 23, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    VibeCat – Mickey reminds me A LOT of Jerry O’Connell

  49. Fade2Black

    June 23, 2011 at 8:28 AM

    There’s a guy who does Lifetime TV Movies and is currently shown on a commercial (I think for pharma?) that looks a lot like Mickey. He looks so much like a mix of a lot of people on screen. Although, does he have any personality? Or maybe they just don’t show it to us. Another dead-pan.

  50. dewey

    June 23, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    The quote “Which way did he go, George, which way did he go?” was from Bugs Bunny in the Looney Tunes cartoons!

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