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The Bachelor 23 - Colton

The “Bachelor” Colton – Episode 2 Recap, My Podcast Screw Up, & The Return of “Temptation Island” Tonight

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-Cocktail party time and since we find out there’s a Courtney on the show this season, she pulls him away first. It’s one thing to cast a bunch of 23 year olds this season, but when all of them have to incessantly tell Colton that despite their age, they SO mature, it’s kind of a turn off. Hopefully I’ll have something tomorrow for you about the age factor this season versus past seasons, but, the more the young ones try to prove themselves, the less I believe them. I’m sure they’re great girls. But when you’re already trying to defend your age, it’s not a good look. Just be you and then he (Colton) will make his determination from there. And so will we as the audience. Obviously I don’t see the episodes in advance, but I’m guessing that Cassie at no point this season talks about how mature she is for her age. Call me crazy.

-We got a little bit of drama with the Sydney/Onyeka battle of the bands. You see, Sydney quit her job as a NY Knick dancer to be on the show because you get paid like $.50 to be an NBA dancer and you have to practice like 3 hours a day. So building a resume and making money on 310 Shakes is much more lucrative than cheering for that sad sack organization that’s been irrelevant essentially since the early 70’s, minus a couple years when Michael retired. Anywho, Sydney hasn’t had a lot of time with Colton and feels she needs it now, only to be interrupted by Onyeka and her air horn. Again, totally going along with what producers asked/suggested. First episode she interrupts Catherine with a snorkel and whistle, and now it’s an air horn. We all realize anyone can interrupt anyone else by just asking to steal him for a sec. Including an annoying air horn is done for TV purposes. Not to be outdone, Sydney comes back to interrupt Onyeka by banging on a pan over and over again, which was similar to what I was doing in my living room. Although the sound being made was quite different, since I had a skillet mashing against my face and all you heard were the sounds of blood squirting from my eyeballs.

-Then of course how would this episode possibly continue without the Tracy/Demi feud continuing? Tracy is talking to Colton and Demi comes downstairs in her robe to grab him and take him to her fantasy closet. Again, something totally unnecessary but made even worse by the fact that it’s not like Demi was wearing nothing under her robe. It’s not like she tried to seduce him by teasing him with her body. All she did was throw on the robe over her dress and steal him away. And the point of that waaaaaaaasssss?…See, this is where Demi ceases becoming entertaining to me and is just annoying. We know she’s not being the least bit authentic and is just doing everything she can to gain camera time. Is it working? Sure. But it’s all an act. She’s just willing to do whatever producers say to get a rise out of people.

-Tracy then runs upstairs to cry and Demi confronts her by feeding her line after line of compliments to her face telling her how much of an amazing woman she is, then in ITMs essentially making fun of her for being the oldest one there. It’s beyond nauseating at this point, yet, we still have plenty of episodes remaining with Demi’s antics. So I guess we should prepare for more rehearsed lines, scripted ITM’s, and soundbites that ABC will promote on their social media for the next few weeks. Yes, I fully understand Demi was cast for entertainment purposes, but here’s the thing: she’s not the least bit entertaining because it’s an act we’ve seen time and time again before. If she was doing sh*t we’d never seen before, at least I’d give her points for originality. She’s not. She’s a 23 year old baby who’s throwing a “tantrum” so to speak so people will give her attention.

-Rose ceremony time. Elyse, Hannah B., and Heather are safe with roses. Colton: “This is always the toughest part…cherish nights like tonight…hope at the end of this can find somebody to spend the rest of my life with…if you don’t receive a rose, I’m sorry…appreciate you all…the four women who don’t get roses tonight have literally gotten zero screen time in two episodes, so you won’t miss them anyway.”

Tayshia, Cassie, Caelynn, Courtney, Demi, Nicole, Kirpa, Hannah G., Catherine, Bri, Sydney, Onyeka, Katie, Caitlin, and Nina all get roses.

“Ladies, Colton, it’s the final rose tonight. When you’re ready. We made a big deal out of Catherine’s dog Lucy in the first episode and now we don’t even address it. For all I know that dog ran away. Hey, I’m just here for the paycheck. I don’t get $60k an episode to be a dog walker.

Tracy receives the final rose in the least dramatic who-will-get-it-last tease ever. Annie was gonna get it? She’s done nothing since Ellen. Alex B? No. Erika? Not a chance. Angelique? There was an Angelique on the show?

So next week we’ve got another two group dates along with Elyse’s 1-on-1 which was the most spoiled public date of the season. But lets be honest, we’re all waiting in anticipation for episode 4’s 1-on-1 between Caelynn and Colton since maybe then we’ll get some answers. Stay tuned.

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  1. rob22

    January 15, 2019 at 8:20 AM

    There needs to be a lot more culling of the herd before this season can have a chance of being interesting. But I guess this season is ultimately going to be about the s**t show at the end. We’re just killing time until then, with copious use if the FF button. Never, never watch this show live!!

    Btw RS: I don’t think it would be that difficult for a computer tech to recover your deleted video/podcast or whatever it is. Nothing is really ever deleted.

  2. tinyred500

    January 15, 2019 at 10:18 AM

    Does anyone know if Temptation Island is based on the UK’s Love Island? If so, I’m guessing it’s not in anyway as tacky and gross as Love Island, it would be X-rated if so.

  3. adelina

    January 15, 2019 at 10:50 AM

    Tracy = Heidi Fleiss doppelgänger.

    Colton = boring….can’t carry the show.

  4. tinyred500

    January 15, 2019 at 10:55 AM

    I haven’t seen episode 1 yet, but it sounds dire from some of the comments I’ve seen.

  5. jlal

    January 15, 2019 at 11:46 AM

    I flipped over a couple of times last night and had to flip back to my other show. Just didn’t hold my attention at all. The Demi drama was obviously contrived, as most of the drama is now. Don’t know in the early days if the drama was as producer prompted or it just wasn’t as obvious. But, the drama is just eye rolling, and groan producing now.

  6. ctrealitygirl

    January 15, 2019 at 1:13 PM

    I’m with everyone else. I swore I wouldn’t watch when they named Colton as the Bachelor. Last week was a hot mess with the interruption for viewing parties. And I’m guessing they did that just because they knew Colton can’t carry a full 2-hour show w/o some help! Not only is he boring, I don’t even think he’s that good looking…definitely not my type. And not liking too many of the women either. My fav so far is Elyse, but she appears way too good for this show…same with Hannah G and Cassie. They are classy and way too good for Colton. And Demi isn’t even an interesting villain…just Corinne.2. Boring!!! Can we just skip to Bachelorette??
    PS…why in hell did he give a rose to that train wreck on the 1-on-1 date??? Yikes, was that painful to watch!

  7. corn29

    January 15, 2019 at 1:52 PM

    I like the Demi = Corrine angle. For some reason I never did the math. But they have the same shallow, vapid personality and bad hair extensions.

    Nicole bores me too. She acts like she’s the only Cuban in the world and none of us in the audience can comprehend what Cuba is.

  8. corn29

    January 15, 2019 at 1:58 PM


    > Colton = boring… can’t carry the show.

    Yep. I was thinking the boring 1 on 1 was Colton’s fault rather than Hannah B.’s.

    Annie was right!

  9. ctrealitygirl

    January 16, 2019 at 6:51 AM

    PS…I wholly agree with RS about the cringe-worthy opening scene with Colton doing a selfie video in bed. PLEASE let them NOT do that every week! And enough with the shower scenes too! I guess since he’s so boring they’re trying to make it up with focusing on his physical attributes…NOT working!

  10. minearereal

    January 16, 2019 at 1:02 PM

    @rob22: If the file was deleted from the computer, then definitely it would be accessible even after an accidental delete, but Steve stated it was deleted from the “recorder”, so it would depend on what kind of storage the recorder uses whether it’s possible or not (most likely yes – but it would take an expert).

    @tinyred500: Check out the wiki for Temptation Island and you will see all of equivalent show names related to this show, along with the years they aired, and in which country. UK Love Island was not on the list, but Temptation Island airing in UK in 2001 was. Temptation Island aired starting in 2001-2003 in the US and Love Island aired in the UK in 2005-2006, so if anything would be based on the other, it would be the opposite of what you mentioned.

    Steve’s grammatical errors were at an all time high this post. He needs to read through his article before posting. He has quotes with no end, their/there mistakes, etc. I know it’s just a blog post, but good lord, just one simple read through should catch most. 🙂

  11. jlal

    January 16, 2019 at 1:29 PM

    RS obviously doesn’t care about his poor writing skills. I have been saying the same thing for years. Sometimes his posts are downright painful to read.

  12. tinyred500

    January 17, 2019 at 10:17 AM

    Thank you for the info., and confirmation. 😉 RS mentioned a while back that Love Island would be airing in America, so I just wondered whether they’d changed the name to…Temptation Island. 😀

  13. jhptygate

    January 18, 2019 at 6:10 PM

    He makes Ari seem interesting.

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