Back with your first “Reader Emails” and “Dr. Reality Steve” of 2015. Starting next week, “Reader Emails” moves to Wednesdays and “Dr. Reality Steve” to Thursdays, so get your questions in before those days. Yes, I know it’s hard to believe, but that means THREE columns a week for the next two months. Oh, the things I do for my readers. On a serious note though, if you missed my tweet and Instagram yesterday, I want to give a huge thank you to everyone who continues to visit and support this site. A huge pet peeve of mine is people who retweet compliments they get. I feel it’s incredibly tacky. All you’re doing is saying “Look! People like me!” I don’t feel the need to do that and never have. But Tuesday I achieved a milestone on this site I’ve never had happen before. I got over 1 million page views in a single day. I’ve come close before, but never had hit that mark in a single day until this past Tuesday, and it’s all thanks to you. I’m glad this site is your choice of all your “Bachelor” news, notes, and spoilers. It is much appreciated.
We know this show is the king of hyperbole. Everything this the most dramatic thing ever, every season is the craziest season ever, blah blah blah. And we know once promos start airing, the way they edit and splice things together to get people talking fools people every season. This season is no different. You know how many times I’ve been asked about this promo so far?
Look, I don’t know what it’s all about, but I can pretty much guarantee you two things:
1) No one this season is pregnant
2) The clip of that EPT will never be shown during the season
You know, kinda like how the BIP trailer for the season showed someone being handcuffed, yet we never saw it during the season. That’s because it was a stupid, irrelevant game the guys played at night where they just tried to break free from handcuffs they put on each other. But a quick clip in a promo of a guy with handcuffs on behind his back spawns, “OMG!!!! Who gets arrested this season???!!!!” See what I mean? It’s the same thing with the pregnancy stick. And all the voice over says was this season is “pregnant with possibilities.” It’s almost like they’re begging you to believe their BS because they basically made a joke of it. Trust me, no one’s pregnant. That makes zero sense.
So what I do this upcoming Monday night. Obviously I have to watch, live tweet and recap the “Bachelor,” but the national championship game is on. Being a huge college football fan, this presents a dilemma. However, I think the last 4 or 5 years, the national championship has gone up against an episode of the “Bachelor” so this is really nothing new. Bottom line is work comes first. The “Bachelor” airs 7-9pm CST. Kickoff won’t be til 7:45 I’m guessing. So really, I’m only missing the first quarter and a half of the game. I can handle that. I’ll switch over during commercial breaks just to get a feel for the first quarter, but unfortunately the “Bachelor” is my job. Priorities people. Some might say, “Why not watch the game and just watch the Bachelor afterwards?” Answer: Because I cherish sleep. That means I wouldn’t be starting the show til probably 10:30 at night. I barely sleep as it is on Monday nights because I’m up writing so long. So I’ll watch the show til 9, then finish watching the game and start writing after that. It’s one Monday a year where this comes into play. I can deal with it.
I appeared in studio with the “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning” radio show for my annual “Bachelor” appearance this past Tuesday morning. And of course, I had to rep my Shaun T sweat jacket in honor of beginning “InsanityMax30” this week. It’s an ass kicker I tell ya’.
Chris Harrison no longer writes his Tuesday morning recaps for EW.com. He’s moved over to Yahoo. Here was Tuesday’s column in case you missed it.
Don’t forget, the return of the live video chat tonight at 9:00pm EST/6:00pm PST taking all your questions and comments regarding the “Bachelor” or whatever the hell you want to talk about. Been about 4 months since we’ve done this. Looking forward to it.