-I think they should stick with the live ATFR shows from here on out. Not only does it prevent the spoiler from getting out (even though it’s out early enough), but I’m talking about for those in the audience who obviously know and would have to keep it a secret, but it just seems much more genuine to do it live. And that’s saying something when I use the word “genuine” and this show in the same sentence. Live TV is always better under any circumstance. Nothing went wrong last night, but, it’s just more appealing to a viewer to see something live than on tape. Hey just think, if this show was actually live, then no spoilers would get out. Then again, it’d be impossible to air this show live. That makes no sense.
-Ahhhh, so we can now add Lindsay to the group. You know what group, don’t you? The “When Did You Know” Group.
I love it. Almost without fail, every season, we get that runner up person asking the lead that in their first time seeing them since the final rose ceremony. Kills me every time. So if anyone wants to cut up that portion of Lindsay asking Sean that last night so I can add it to the end of this video, be my guest. I’m moving on to Desiree’s season, so frankly, I don’t feel like doing it myself. Welcome to the club, Lindsay!
-Wasn’t it great how Chris Harrison says to Sean and Catherine “America has fallen love with you guys,” when they were only a half hour removed from the finale airing in only 2 of the 4 US time zones? Really, Chris? How do you know this? You’ve already surveyed America to know they’re in love with Sean and Catherine even though you’ve been on live TV for the last 30 minutes and the couple has barely made their first public appearance together? Wow. You are a man of many talents. Amazing how you can gauge the temperature of America all while hosting a show.
-Forgot to mention this about Chris when talking about the letter. Did you see the interview he did with People.com that posted yesterday hours before the finale aired? Gotta love this answer:
The finale promos show you handing a note to Sean on decision day. Have you seen anyone guess the letter’s author or intent correctly? Is it as big a deal as they have made it appear?
Chris: No one has guessed even close to what it is or whom it is from. It is extremely impactful and plays a major role in how the finale plays out as it comes right before Sean is about to make his final decision. I didn’t know what it said. It was burning a hole in my pocket in the 30 minutes we had to set up me giving it to him. I was in a room by myself, it wasn’t sealed and the nosy 12-year-old in me was like, “I could so read this right now.” But out of respect, I didn’t.
Really, Chris? NO ONE guessed “even close” to what it is or who it was from? You sure about that? Cuz the funny thing is, right here on this site last Tuesday, we shared the exclusive from WetPaint.com that it was Catherine who wrote the letter. And considering the letter didn’t have nearly the impact your promos, or yourself, were claiming it would have for the past month, you’ve become an excellent liar. Nice try, though.
-The other thing that seems to be a common theme during the last several ATFR shows is Chris telling the final couple, “And you guys haven’t even seen your proposal yet.” Yes, we know Chris. Of course they haven’t seen it. When it airs, they’re backstage in a green room. Off the top of my head, that now makes it 5 consecutive couples who didn’t see their proposal that you showed to out on stage (Brad & Emily, Ashley & JP, Ben & Courtney, Emily & Jef, and now Sean & Catherine). And I’m sure it was others before that, but off the top of my head, I can specifically remember Chris saying that and showing them the proposal at the ATFR, yet, he presents this to us every season like this is something startling, ground breaking news. I’ll make a prediction: Whoever Desiree chooses, when their ATFR airs this season, Chris will say the same thing again. I know. Really going out on a limb there, huh?
-So where do I stand with Sean and Catherine now that the finale has aired? Pretty much exactly where I stood before it aired. I say it every season and I’ll say it again: I’ll believe it when I see it. Chris seemed to want to make a big deal out of Sean and Catherine being the first couple to ever say “We’re gonna televise our wedding” during the ATFR show. Ummmm, did he not forget that he told the audience that Brad & Emily were actually supposed to GET MARRIED during their ATFR show? And look what happened to them. I found it quite odd that Sean & Catherine tell the world “We’re gonna televise our wedding,” yet, didn’t set a date. I didn’t see the point of that. And the whole “we just found out late breaking news in the last 24 hours about Sean’s relationship status” only to have it be that was, yet again, another giant tease that failed to deliver. Not to mention, ANY couple that gets married from this show, they’re going to want to televise it, so why is it news when Sean tells us that’s what they want to do? Of course ABC is gonna televise if Sean and Catherine get married. That’s what they do.
-The offer, as always, still stands for Sean and Catherine. By all means if they walk down the aisle and get married, I will be the first person to buy them a gift off their registry. Jason & Molly got one, and so did Ashley & JP. Sean and Catherine will be no different. Yes, I heard everything they said to each other on TV last night. Yes, they seemed very happy together. Yes, I think Sean is different than most previous “Bachelor” leads. But my stance is as always: I’ll believe it when I see it. Every single final couple (with the exception of one or two) have sat up there during the ATFR show in their first public appearance together, and said the same exact things to each other that Sean and Catherine did last night. Every one. And none of them have gotten married. So I basically put zero stock into what they said and how they interacted with each other, because I’ve seen it numerous times before, and every one of them has failed. I wish them all the best, if they can make this relationship work out of the crazy circumstances they were pushed into, by all means, my hats off to them. I’m just skeptical, which anyone should be.
-One of the few times I agree with Chris Harrison was when I read his interview with TVGuide.com this morning. In particular, this question and answer:
How do you feel about Sean doing “Dancing with the Stars?”
Harrison: I understand it from Sean’s perspective, but I got to be honest, I’m slightly disappointed. People are going to automatically think, “You are now a reality star and you are a fame whore,” which is sad because that’s not him. I wish him well and I think he’ll win the thing, I just wish he had shown the world that he did The Bachelor for all the right reasons and he’s ready to go back to his life with Catherine. If something possibly goes wrong with Catherine, people will think that’s the reason. It opens himself up to stuff he didn’t need right now. But, again, I get it.
My thoughts exactly. I get why Sean is doing it because nobody in their right mind would turn down six figures to go dancing for a few weeks, or however long he lasts. I’m just saying he’s certainly opening himself up to a lot of criticism if/when him and Catherine break up. If they do break up, will it all be because of “Dancing With the Stars?” Of course not. But plenty of people will think that. I’ve already had people emailing me this morning calling Sean a “sell out.” First the “Bachelorette,” then the “Bachelor,” now DWTS, and already agreeing to a televised wedding. That a disagree with. A “sell out” to me would be if Sean abandoned his faith, moved out of Dallas to Hollywood, and started a career in acting/hosting, because that is something he’s said he’s not interested in. That’d be selling out. All he’s doing is taking advantage of opportunities that are being given to him that are arising from this show. Nobody offered DWTS from this show would be stupid enough to turn it down for that kind of money, and as mentioned earlier, any wedding that’s happening from this show is already gonna be paid for ABC. Who’s gonna turn down having an extravagant wedding completely paid for? No one, that’s who.
-In the end, if Catherine is who makes Sean happy, and that’s who he wants to spend the rest of his life with, then good for him. Immediately jumping into DWTS I can’t imagine is helping matters, but whatever. I guess it depends on who you talk to. If you asked people after Jake & Vienna’s finale if you thought they would make it once he immediately went into DWTS, everyone would’ve said no, because they were mostly disliked by people. Well, she was at the time. But because people like Sean and Catherine, they’ll make excuses for them saying, “Oh no, they’ll be fine. Their love will get them through it.” Whatever you want to convince yourself of. Chris is right in his assessment. I get the opportunity is too lucrative financially to pass up, however, you’re just opening yourself up to even more criticism if/when the relationship goes south. His life. His decision. Lets see what happens. The wait-and-see approach is the best one to take in regards to every relationship ever formed on this show.
-For the final segment, they bring out the second worst kept secret in the world, and that’s that Desiree is the next “Bachelorette.” Man, did she really start crying within her first sentence on the show? Oh boy. This is gonna be a looooooooooong season. I’m guessing Desiree will be crying once or a 100 times during the next couple months. I’ve got no problem whatsoever with Desiree being the lead. I think she’s very cute, she’s got a great backstory, and she doesn’t have any annoying quirks. Yet. Gimmie time. I’m sure I’ll find one. She does have rather small front teeth. I did notice that. You ever notice how her two front teeth are quite smaller than the ones around it? What’s that all about? Anyway, if that’s the worst I can nit pick about Desiree right now, then she looks to be in good shape. Now, without further adieu, on to some of Desiree’s guys…