The greatest reality show on television played out again this weekend courtesy of the NFL playoffs. Sure Saturday’s games were two stink bombs, but Sunday’s were filled with much needed drama after 6 blowouts preceding them so far in the playoffs. Yes, I may live in Dallas but I’m not a Cowboys fan. I don’t hate them either. I’m just indifferent. I didn’t grow up as a fan, so just because I moved here doesn’t mean I automatically root for them. They had a great season, their future is bright, but I’m fine with the outcome Sunday. I’m also fine with it because it’s only adding to the Rodgers drama off the field. We all know Aaron has been estranged from the family for two years now, and the NY Times decided to drill home that point even more this weekend. Nothing I didn’t tell you 6 months ago about what was going on and that there was no relationship between Aaron and the rest of the family. But I hope you realize that the longer the Packers keep going in the playoffs, the more this story gets talked about. While it’s sad, it’s sure making for some adding drama. I’d be surprised if this relationship is repaired anytime soon either based on all that I’ve heard.
In case you haven’t been to the site since Thursday, podcast #7 was released with special guest the Possessionista, Dana Weiss. Being a friend of Nick’s, this was a really good discussion. I also had the first “Dr. Reality Steve” call on this podcast as well. Rate, review, and subscribe if you’d like. Be sure to download on iTunes, or you can listen right here:
This week’s guest on the podcast coming Thursday is none other than Nick Peterson, former “Bachelorette,” “Bachelor Pad,” and “Bachelor in Paradise” contestant. A triple threat so to speak. Should be a good one so look forward to that coming Thursday.
Get your “Reader Emails” and “Dr. Reality Steve” emails in the next couple days. Right now, I have exactly zero “Dr. Reality Steve” emails. Zero. Unacceptable. And with the brilliant advice I’ve been doling out recently, I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want to hear from the doctor. Get em’ in, and I can pretty much guarantee it’ll be posted Thursday.
Our own Nell Kalter has her Vanderpump Rules recap now up for your viewing, as this show continues on and sucks the lives out of most of us. I don’t watch so I can’t say it’s sucking the life out of me, but I’m guessing Nell has almost reached her limit of life sucking.
Did you catch SNL’s second parody of the “Bachelor” they did on Saturday with “Beard Hunk?” Here it is in case you missed it:
I guess Chase felt his name hasn’t been in the news enough recently, so he decided to tell US Weekly that he too had also signed his contract to be the “Bachelor” this season, before they gave it to Nick. Further proof that contracts signed mean nothing anymore. Just means they have you ready to go if they want you, but the signing itself means nothing. So again, when discussing the upcoming “Bachelorette,” it’s kinda pointless to say who’s gonna get it because we don’t know. We obviously know who the candidates are, but to say one has a leg up on the other wouldn’t be based on anything.
Ratings are in and the “Bachelor” drew it’s highest numbers of the season, with 7.1 million viewers and a 2.4 rating. I think we can attribute that to the first episode this season that didn’t go up against major college bowl games. That number is consistent with past episode 3’s of the last few “Bachelors,” although still down a little. Ben’s episode 3 drew 7.5 million (2.1), Chris’ drew 7.5 million (2.1), and Juan Pablo’s drew 7.8 million. So no, it’s not Ashley I’s ridiculous prediction that Nick would be the highest rated “Bachelor” season ever (completely biased of course), but it’s doing what it’s supposed to do, which is win it’s time slot for women 18-49 for 2 hours every Monday night. And it did again.
Nick’s blog for People.com is now posted where I believe he continues to defend his decisions regarding Corinne that have almost become embarrassing at this point.
And finally your poll question this week. I’m pretty sure I know where people are leaning on this, but I’m asking it for a reason: