For years I’ve been promoting “Friday Night Lights” on my blog, and for years, plenty of you have decided to latch on and binge watch the show. Almost all of you have said how much you love it, and even though I get nothing out of if other than satisfaction to turn other people on to the show, it’s still always good to get emails from people saying they listened to my advice and now are hooked on the show or already finished it. Well, when I saw this news last week, my head just about exploded. There is a very good chance I might make a trip down to Austin in June to check this out. First I wanna see what former cast members commit to this, but if they get most of the crew down there, I can’t see why I wouldn’t want to attend this. Lets see who commits and then I’ll know, but this is a very good possibility at this point. Why wouldn’t I want to go to this? The only other show I’d be interested in seeing a panel on is “24” with the original cast, but I doubt that’s ever happening. Lets hope Coach, Tami, and the rest of the gang all commit to this. Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose!
Ratings are in from last night, and I have no idea who spiked the “Bachelor” punch bowl last night, but ratings jumped quite a bit. It was the highest rated episode of the season, bringing 8.5 million viewers and a 2.4 rating. The previous high for the season was episode 4’s 7.7 million viewers and a 2.2 rating. So to see that big of a jump in the last 2 weeks is huge. I mean, last night drew a million more viewers than the premiere did. I would expect numbers in the 8 millions for the rest of the season.
Chris Harrison’s blog is now up where he basically offers up nothing, so no use in talking about it. However Ben’s blog was at least a little more telling about what he felt back in October, so it’s actually worth the read this week.
But of course, Nell Kalter’s Vanderpump Rules recap is better than either Chris or Ben’s, so check that out and let her know what you think of that sh**show happening over at SUR. Or whatever that restaurant is.
So lets talk about that season ending promo they showed last night. All I needed to see was the reaction on a few tweets and a few emails to know ABC succeeded in exactly what they set out to do with that promo, and that was create confusion. No, I don’t know anything about the call Ben places at the end, but much like when Chris Harrison delivered a letter to Sean that subsequently had all of America freaking out, I’m sure that call is nothing. Do you know how many “I HAVE to know what’s in the letter!” emails I got that season? Tons. And what’d it turn out to be? Absolutely nothing important. Ben certainly isn’t calling another girl, so the only possible person left is his mother, something we saw him do on the first episode at the mansion. I know you want to read into it, but don’t. That call I guarantee has zero bearing on anything. As for all the choppy editing and the voiceovers versus what’s shown/what’s said, you could sit there and dissect it for days and you’ll get nowhere. There is no point. Ben has made it clear he told two different girls at the end he loved them. Why? I have no idea. But it doesn’t change the outcome of the show. Even though some of you are already suckered in and now think the spoiler is wrong, just know it’s not. That’s all I can tell ya’.
You can question til your blue in the face, “But how can he propose to someone right after he tells both of them he loves them,” and you’d be absolutely right to express that concern. Doesn’t make sense. But then again, this show doesn’t make sense, so there’s no point in reading into it. In the top 20 countdown of “Bachelor” moments, they recently just showed when Des and Brooks broke up. AFTER he dumped her, she still sat there like a crying mess and told him, “I don’t care, I still love you. I do love you” then days later got engaged to Chris and they’re married to this day. So honestly, it really doesn’t matter what Ben said to JoJo that day, or the day before, or how much he professed his love. It doesn’t change what happened in the end. So, (SPOILER ALERT), he did not pull a Mesnick, he did not dump Lauren, send her away, then take her back, nor did he let JoJo go early. It’s normal final rose ceremony where both women showed up, he dumped JoJo, got engaged to Lauren, and they are engaged to this day. Don’t be fooled by editing.
However, I’m still curious to how many of you were swayed by that hack editing job last night on the ending. So have at it: