The Bachelor 25 - Matt

The “Bachelor” Matt – Episode 6 Recap, Tonight’s Very Important IG Live, Women Tell All, & Our Next “Bachelorette”

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-The group date was bowling. And I found this fascinating because it basically mirrored the bowling group date on Arie’s season. Before the match started, the girls were told the winning team would get extra time with the lead, and the losing team would go home. And we all remember what happened on Arie’s season when Krystal’s team won but then he changed his mind and let the losing team join the after party. She lost her marbles. Did you notice the difference this season? The winning team didn’t even seem to care. The one they focused on the most was Chelsea. Here she was, frustrated not getting time with Matt already, all set to finally get that time, then all the sudden he invites the losing team to the after party, and yet Chelsea didn’t pout, didn’t call anyone names, didn’t even cry. Just kept smiling and laughed it off. Imagine that? That was a sight for sore eyes this season.

-Is it just me or are these dates being pushed through rather quickly this season? There were 9 women on this date. The only ones we saw him interact with at the after party, even AFTER the 5 girls from the losing team arrived, were Michelle and Serena P, who he both made out with. He ends up giving the rose to Michelle, much to Chelsea’s disappointment. Nine women and we see him talk with two. And even those convos were very short, and ended with kissing. And not surprising that the two they showed are both women that finished in the final four, so there was a reason for that. But man, I don’t know what it is, but I feel like most dates on this show are being rushed through. Like outside of Bri’s and Abigail’s 1-on-1 date, I don’t really remember too many conversations with any depth either. Maybe we got spoiled last season since every guy had a tragic story to tell Tayshia, so this season’s basic ass conversations seem “boring.” I’m not sure what it is, but something is off. Or it could just be that Matt’s a robot that doesn’t emit much emotion.

-Time for Katie’s 1-on-1! Man, this will be so great for her. Finally she gets her time with Matt that she’s wanted all season long, can finally start developing that deeper connection and really exploring…oh wait, gotta shoe horn Tyler Cameron into this season. I forgot. Sorry Katie. You get stuck on the back burner while Matt gets to awkwardly hug his boy for a lot longer than he needed to upon arrival and then the whole day portion of your date revolves around Tyler. Tyler, Tyler, Tyler. I didn’t watch him on GMA this morning, but let me guess? He said nothing interesting whatsoever. Compare Katie’s 1-on-1 to, oh I don’t know, any other 1-on-1 this season and it’s safe to say she got the short end of the stick. Their date was about Tyler and Matt’s bromance. Nothing more, nothing less.

-Something to keep in mind is that any 1-on-1 date that happens where the contestant gets sent home on the date, that’s already been established before the date happens. Matt was probably asked at some point, “Ok, who do you not see yourself with in the long run,” he told them Katie, and then they plan a 1-on-1 knowing she’ll go home. And that date was a perfect example. Nothing romantic whatsoever about it, it fit more into a Friend Zone date, then at dinner, these two sit down and I don’t think anyone watching thought we were seeing any sort of love story between these two. They were buddies, he thought she was cool, she’s brought entertainment to the show, but in no way I doubt did anyone look at these two and think they’d be together forever. Not even close. So, it’s not like Katie even has this giant sob story heading into “Bachelorette.” She’s just someone that got a great edit from the season, a lot of people like, and I can see why they want her. Sure, just like anyone who’s ever been named the lead in the history of the show, of course some people don’t like the choice. I wouldn’t say she’s gotten much different of a response in what I was emailed than any previous ones. Nothing that really sticks out. Had a ton of emails saying they love this choice, and had some that were questioning it, didn’t understand it, or flat out didn’t like it.
Same ol’, same ol’.

-The cocktail party begins and this was mainly about Heather’s arrival. The funniest part was as Heather walks through the revolving door (not knowing whether to push or pull first), and all the other girls are looking at her, exactly zero of them even know who she is. Yes, a little later on someone says, “She’s from Colton’s season,” but I’m willing to be everything I own that a producer told them that. Because still no one ever said her name. Even when she interrupted Pieper’s talk with Matt which, if we’re being fair, Pieper already had a rose for the week. She shouldn’t have been THAT upset her time got interrupted. But anyway, even when Pieper came back to talk to the girls and was like “WTF?” it’s not like she said, “Heather came an interrupted me.” Look, I get that she’s Hannah Brown’s BFF and now Hannah’s getting all butt hurt on IG last night for the girls ganging up on “her Heather,” but I’m sorry. Both of you should’ve realized this was a horrible idea to begin with and should’ve seen this result coming. Sorry not sorry.

Next week, more lunacy happens, Heather gets sent home along with 2 or 3 others, and we are getting down to the nitty gritty. I want to reiterate and encourage as many of you as possible to watch tonight’s IG Live at 8ET/5PT. I feel Ashley and I have spent 4 days going over what we want to say, we’ve made notes of the topics we want to hit, and we really would like to educate people on why what’s happening on social media this season is unacceptable. We already know there will be people that hate it. That’s fine. But just that alone tells us all we need to know. See you tonight.

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18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. sumguy

    February 9, 2021 at 8:10 AM

    Oh Steve. The 40-something year old who is single, is the king of deciphering “good look” actions of former contestants.

    Also, it honestly seems like you’re jealous of Matt and Ty’s relationship. You bring up their friendship at least once a week. Like dude, you realize that guys can be close and have great friendships, right? Or have you never been close to a guy before? Then The fact that you feel the need to mask-shame people is honestly pathetic. Think you need to take a deep look at yourself and fix your insane double standards, dude.

    I honestly enjoy most of the content you post, but sometimes you come off pretty crazy.

  2. SeaDub

    February 9, 2021 at 8:44 AM

    Steve comes off as being crazy?!?

    RS – Awesome for diving deeper, and calling out those that are selfish and / or entitled and / or ignorant enough to not feel as if they should wear a mask. And for being over 40 and for being single.

  3. progressive4ever

    February 9, 2021 at 9:19 AM

    EVERYONE should be mask-shamed. You demonstrate you’re core selfishness by refusing a simple act that benefits your family, friends, neighbors. Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and I’m sure this isn’t the only area where you’re passive aggressive. I’m not on social media so I won’t be watching the Insta. I’ve read a lot about the history of racism in this country, listened to various podcasts. I have no problem with people who don’t understand the overt and nuanced aspects of it. What I do have a problem with is people who simply don’t care. “I don’t do X,Y,Z so why should I?” Thank you, Steve, for taking action to educate yourself. That’s what grown-ups do.

  4. dbla31

    February 9, 2021 at 9:29 AM

    SeaDub and progressive, Amen to both your comments. It’s because of those like SumGuy that we will be dealing with distancing for a long time to come…

  5. ladyjane747

    February 9, 2021 at 9:39 AM

    Uh oh, the go woke/go broke crowd has finally brainwashed Steve. What usually results from that is a loss of humor (which I think we’ve already witnessed with these blogs) and a loss of revenue. Who are you and Ashley to judge what is and isn’t racist and to explain it to all of us who come here for a little mindless entertainment? Last time I checked, you were both white. The Antebellum South existed, and it’s fair game for a time period for dressing up -it’s called “make believe.” There was a lot more to it than slavery. I don’t listen to the IG Live things anyway, and haven’t listened to a podcast in several months. And I always get the sense that people who mask-shame are jealous of those of us who try to live our lives as freely as possible and aren’t hampered by fear and terror. Must suck for you, but look at the statistics. If you’re not over 75 with a lot of other health problems, you have nothing to worry about it even if you get COVID. The “cure” has become a lot more dangerous than the virus – Depression, suicides, drug addictions/overdoses, alcoholism, obesity, joblessness. Those are real things happening to a lot more people than are dying from a virus. People do die from viruses all the time. My mom died from the flu – because she had Parkinson’s Disease. It happens ALL. THE. TIME. There were actually fewer deaths overall in 2020 than there were in 2019, 2018, 2017. COVID is not killing people at alarming rates, at all. Keep yourselves healthy, take vitamin C and D and zinc and stop eating high fat foods at Olive Garden. You’ll be just fine.

  6. rob22

    February 9, 2021 at 10:52 AM

    @ladyjane. How do vulnerable people over age 75 get the virus? Most that age are being very careful. And they’re appalled that others are not. Because they mainly get infected by younger, non vulnerable people, especially those not taking precautions. In fact, if everyone was taking it very seriously & following precautions, including masks, we’d have a lot less spread of the virus. And who would that benefit most? Older people with pre-existing conditions. If we were talking about base jumping, for example. And you decided that you wanted to base jump. I’d think it was an unnecessary risk. But, you’d only be risking yourself. So, that’s a decision that should be left up to you. With a virus, if you become infected, you could infect grandma, grandpa, your neighbor, the cashier at your store, etc. etc. That’s why people care about mask wearing. It effects everyone. I really hope your comments are not suggesting that 450K people haven’t died of COVID in this country. I have had one friend die, and two others on ventilators that really thought they were going to die. Neither was over 60 & only great medical care saved them. My friend who died was 72. An extremely healthy 72. I was shocked actually that he was that old. He worked out, ate extremely healthy, had no pre-existing conditions, but he didn’t make it. I hope it doesn’t take a family member dying for everyone to get how serious this is. And that’s why RS is right to comment on Matt. Yes, Matt is unlikely to die if he contracts it, though for whatever reason, African Americans are more likely to die or become seriously ill. It’s much more about who they come into contact with.

  7. crushonspivey

    February 9, 2021 at 12:14 PM

    All I know is that you can quickly determine if a personal is conservative, moderate, liberal or progressive by asking them about COVID. The stronger the response, highly likely they are progressive. The more of a shoulder shrug, highly like more conservative. I am more moderate. I got it, had a rough go, but ended up fine. I think people need to be more reasoned in their responses, more factual. But we basically are in an emotion driven era were facts aren’t really needed to make a point anymore. In fact, even science is shunned if an emotional point is being made. It is troubling, and both ends do it, just over different things.
    https://www.brookings.edu/research/how-misinformation-is-distorting-covid-policies-and-behaviors/

    As to Katie as Bachette. Seriously? Count me out. I didn’t watch Hannah B, and I won’t watch Katie. But if TPTB want to bring in some less attractive, chubbier guys to open up the demo, go for it. She’s the girl to get us more Bob Guiney type guys, ad fewer 6-packs. That’s her speed.

  8. ladyjane747

    February 9, 2021 at 12:15 PM

    robb22, if you keep streaming this out, someone who’s in poor health due to smoking, alcohol, drug use and obesity is more likely to get sick with viruses like COVID. If they took care of their health, they wouldn’t contract the virus and possibly spread it to me. Does that mean I have the right to tell you to stop eating fatty foods because you’re impacting my health? No. Your health is not my business, and my health is not yours. Viruses have been with us forever, and the way we LIVE WITH THEM is to get sick, build up immunities, get sick again, and so on. Eventually, when we’re old and ill, one of these viruses might get to us at a vulnerable time and we die. That’s life. If masks worked so well, why does California, which is mask heaven (and I know this because I live here) have so many more cases than FL, which does not have mask mandates? Masks don’t work. My own doctor told me this when this craziness started. People who wear masks and take precautions still get the virus. Masks are not magic – and they’re filthy and cause other health issues. Again, look at the statistics. Even people over 75 have a miniscule chance of dying from COVID, even if they get it. This is mass hysteria, nothing more, fueled by an irresponsible media. Look at the people telling you all to mask up – so many of them have been caught without masks. Now, do you really believe they think masks are going to protect them? If so, why aren’t they wearing them? It’s about controlling you. Wake up. This is the first time in history HEALTHY people have been quarantined.

  9. SeaDub

    February 9, 2021 at 12:25 PM

    Oh look…we have a doctor amongst us. I’m sure as hec going to listen to what Lady Jane has to say about viruses as opposed to doctors and scientists. Especially when almost a half a million people in the US have died from this virus and she writes IN ALL CAPS.

    As for “get woke/get broke”….in other words “stay racist, sexist and hateful / stay rich”…yeah…that’s about right.

  10. sumguy

    February 9, 2021 at 2:38 PM

    Lol you all are assuming I don’t wear a mask. Do all of you who are for “mask shaming” wear a mask 100% of the time? You realize that when your with your friends and family without a mask, that’s when/how the virus is spreading. If you’re not always wearing a mask, then you need to be mask shamed as well. I’m guessing that you aren’t. Shame on you!!

    Again…pathetic

  11. SeaDub

    February 9, 2021 at 3:41 PM

    oh loook…craycray is back.

    I’ve been vaccinated – front line healthcare working with covid so I may know a thing or two about this and definitely more than you and “lady” jane – and I still wear a mask when inside and outside unless alone, as they don’t know yet if once vaccinated if you can carry the virus.

    “Calling” out a blogger and responders out, anonymously, in the comment section of that blogger’s site…and you think others are pathetic? You’re fun.

  12. sumguy

    February 9, 2021 at 4:07 PM

    The lack of self awareness that seadub has is honestly hilarious. Way to pay yourself on the back for thinking you’re smart, but it appears that you didn’t even read my last comment, as I addressed the importance of wearing a mask. Bless your heart.

  13. SeaDub

    February 9, 2021 at 4:44 PM

    It’s not difficult to be considered smart in your presence…so no pats necessary.

  14. screenname

    February 10, 2021 at 12:22 AM

    We barely even know Katie and they chose to make her Bachelorette?! I hate the fact that they chose her weeks out from the final 4 because our final 4 (excluding Rachel who wins) are all beautiful women of color who should have all been in the running for Bachelorette! And most any other season they would have chosen from the final 4 or 5 (our 5th place being a deaf woman). They did this because heaven forbid they have another POC or a deaf person as the lead. The moral licensing of this franchise is real. It’s ridiculous.

  15. justsaying

    February 10, 2021 at 3:31 PM

    What is so hard about putting on a mask even if you believe it doesn’t work??

    Do you run around naked during the summer since clothes aren’t needed?? Should ice cream be banned during the winters since it just doesn’t work in keeping you warm??

  16. tvau83

    February 16, 2021 at 6:15 AM

    So glad I only come here for the spoilers instead of your constant political stances on everything. Smh. The constant police brutality, racism, mask wearing bs which half of the scientists and drs in the world say do not help anything among other crap is exhausting. If you think masks work explain why NY and CA had such high cases and deaths. Oh yea because they don’t work. They make people “feel better”. (Coming from several internal medicine drs and pulmonologist who have treated covid patients not just drs who run their mouth on tv yet do not actually treat patients (aka Fauci). Better go buy a pair of goggles too. Also, Rachael isn’t racist. She grew up in the south where a lot of cultural things still go on that aren’t rooted in racism. Chances are most of those people who were there had a different idea as to what that party represented. I would bet there were people there of other races also including African American. I am sure that party to them was not in any way celebrating slavery. You all are too much.

  17. tvau83

    February 16, 2021 at 6:16 AM

    Lmfao everyone should be mask shamed? Wow why am I not shocked a liberal believes in bullying smh.

  18. tvau83

    February 16, 2021 at 6:17 AM

    It’s sad isn’t it ladyjane? He’s been on this band wagon for a bit though if you check his cute little ticker at the bottom of the page

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