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Bachelorette Week 4

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Welcome to Week 4 BBs, or as I like to call it, when the townspeople form a mob to kill the Beast! Um, I mean, send Thomas home. We are still beating a dead horse this week with all the guys in the house focusing on nothing but getting Thomas sent home. Thomas, of the vacant stare, just can’t help himself. He admitted to Katie he was excited to get more Insta followers and told the guys he’s been thinking about being the next Bachelor! Bless.

Group Date

This group date is titled Katie’s Truth or Dare. The day portion is just the guys running around doing “daring” things like eating a bunch of twinkies (???), waxing each other, and eating jabanero peppers then fake proposing to Katie. I don’t understand dates like this. There’s precious little interaction between K & the guys!

After Party

Katie is wearing a sequined tweed suit dress and either her stylist is v drunk or maybe I’m just confused about fashion. Thomas isn’t on this date but he might as well be, as much as the guys are all talking about him! We get it, you don’t like him, send him home. But people- focus on your girl!!!

Tre decides to tell K about Thomas’ true intentions and that gets him the group date rose and the ire of Andrew S.

The next day Tayshia visits K and tells her there’s a new guy here from Tay’s past who wants to date Katie. But won’t tell K who it is. K goes to meet the guy and it’s Blake. UGH. If K lets Blake stay she will be the 3rd, yes, THIRD, Bachelorette he’s dated in 6 months. Even with that giant red flag, K seems to really be dazzled by Blake. K tells Blake she’ll need to think about it.

Pre Rose Ceremony Cocktail Party

The guys all arrive to the party and Thomas is missing. So is Katie. Turns out Thomas decides to visit K in her room pre-party. He sits her down and spews a bunch of balogna.

Thomas joins the party, then K arrives and we find out it’s midnight. Your sleep schedule must get really mucked up when you’re on one of these shows!!! K APOLOGIZES to Thomas about him being ostracized in the house!!! The 1-1 chats start and all the guys want to talk about is Thomas AGAIN. Except Michael A and Andrew S.

Rose Ceremony

Before the ceremony can start, Thomas steps forward and apologizes to Katie and then the guys. Things are going along as per usual at the RC until the last rose. K picks it up and calls Thomas’ name. Everyone’s jaws hit the floor. Thomas walks up to K, all confident that he’s here for at least another week. K PHYSICALLY RECOILS and takes a step back. K says so him “What I learned tonight is that you’re selfish, unkind, and a liar.” She tells him to get out and for a brief second it looks like he might say something, but he thinks better of it and leaves. David and Christian (NOoooo!!!! I like him!!!) also get sent home. HOW she’s keeping Hunter over these other guys is beyond me!

After the RC, Katie takes the last rose and goes to Blake’s room. He answers the door in his printed underwear, then takes a moment to put on a hoodie (but not a robe or something??). K invites Blake to stay (against my better judgement and screams). K walks away and Blake finds he’s locked out of his room in his undies! Ha!

Until next week BBs! xo šŸŒ¹

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Bachelorette Week 3

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Well my BBs, it is only week 3 and we already have a certified villain in the house! We pick back up with ALL the guys being angry at Karl who just won’t back down! And he doesn’t have a leg to stand on! Last week Karl told Katie (at the pre rose ceremony cocktail party) that there are MULTIPLE men in the house there for the wrong reasons. Did he have names? Nope. Proof? Nada. It upsets Katie so much that she cancels the rest of the Cocktail Party and goes to have a cry. Greg goes to comfort her, earning even more points.

Rose Ceremony

Virgin Mike gets his rose and then tells Katie that the entire house agrees that Karl is lying. So Katie stops the ceremony to go seek counsel with Tayshia and Kaitlyn. They are useless! They basically just say “it’s your decision.” GEE THANKS. BTW, Katie looks like she’s wrapped in shiny Grinch wrapping paper in this green lame’ dress. I hate it so much!

The Rose Ceremony resumes. At one point the camera lands on a guy in the back row and I swear to you this is the first I’m seeing this dude. Is he even a contestant? Could be a resort worker who wandered into the wrong room! Turns out it’s Andrew M. Who???

Aaron gets the final rose and Karl and John (I think??) get sent home. Karl doesn’t even LOOK at Katie, much less hug her goodbye! What a Klass act!

Group Date

The next day the guys walk into this dark room filled with a circle of chairs, Katie, and Nick Viall. The guys take their seats and Nick discusses the importance of honesty. Basically telling them if they have anything Katie needs to know, lay it on the line right now. Hunter starts by talking about his divorce. Cat Man Conner (wearing a V DEEP V-neck) admits he used to drink heavily and that led to him cheating on his girlfriend. All the guys pour their hearts out. Then Thomas says his big confession is that he didn’t come here for Katie, but rather to build a platform!!! And he went on a date just a couple weeks ago! Noooo Thomas!!! You were a favorite of mine! Boo!!! Hiss!!!

After all the guys have a go, Katie confesses something she’s never even told her mom. 10 years ago she was involved in a “situation where there wasn’t consent”. And that afterward she was in such denial that she tried to date her attacker. I think it’s so important that ABC airs conversations like this. My heart just broke for Katie. She’s so relatable and real to me.

After Party

Cat Man Conner is wearing yet another shirt opened to practically his navel. AND a layered necklace. Odd. Thomas tells Katie during their 1-1 time that he did not choose her. Then later comes back to interrupt Aaron’s time with Katie to tell Katie he’s falling in love with her. Thomas then tells Aaron his time with Katie is more important than Aaron’s. (!!! The nerve!!!) Thomas tells the guys he told Katie he was falling in love with her but later backtracks and says he never said that. Thomas apparently forgot how tv works. We know EXACTLY what you said dude.

Cat Man Conner gets the rose. Purrrfect. Ha!

Michael A’s 1-1

Michael and Katie go off roading in a dune buggy that she flipped over just before the date! Then they picnic and chat. That night over Fake Dinner, Michael tells Katie all about his wife and son and how his wife died of breast cancer 2 years ago. He talks about it in such a way that it doesn’t feel forced or rushed. Poor guy. And Katie tells him she really respects the love he had for his wife. He gets the rose and they make out but I don’t see any real sparks. He’s SUCH a good guy though, you can tell.

Group Date 2

It’s the time before the date when all the guys are gathered in a common room. Hunter (who reminds me of something vaguely hobbit esque, but I can’t put my finger on it) straight up asks Thomas if Thomas has been thinking he could be the next Bachelor. Thomas gives a couple non-answers but Hunter presses the issue and Thomas finally says YES!!!

Did Thomas just dig his own grave? Will Katie see through his charming ways?? I guess we’ll find out next week! Until then my Bbs! xo šŸŒ¹

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Bachelorette Week 2

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Welcome to my recap of Week 2 of the Bachelorette my BBs!!! We start out with Karl running his mouth to the tune of “this is a game/competition and I’m gonna win all the roses”. WHO pays this man to speak for a living???

Group Date

The guys are all wearing SUPER tight pants this season. Is that in style now?? And here we go with the sex positive thing again! The guys are all led into a dark room with a red bra on the floor. They are told they are there to compete to see who is the World’s Greatest Lover! Mike the Virgin is shaking in his boots!!! He’s literally sweating and near tears as the guys are quizzed on their sexual knowledge by comedian Heather McDonald. The remaining guys who aren’t on the date make up the live audience for this date. Connor B sings a funny song, Karl talks and talks and talks (natch), but Virgin Mike wins by just pouring his little heart out to Katie in a loose poem. Even though Mike wins the contest, Thomas wins the group date rose and I have to believe it has something to do with all that tongue Thomas slipped Katie at the after party!

Greg’s 1-1

Katie drives up in a vintage red pickup truck to pick Greg up for their date and it turns out they are wearing matching outfits. They go on a camping/fishing date where Katie talks about her dad and how he took her fishing all the time. Her dad passed away in 2012. That night at Fake Dinner, Greg reveals that he lost his dad just 2 years ago, suddenly, from cancer. Normally it seems to fake when they get to Fake Dinner and instantly vomit out their past traumas to each other, but in this case it just feels natural. Greg and Katie seem really comfortable with each other right off the bat and it’s v cute.

Group Date #2

Tayshia and Kaitlyn wake all the guys up by banging on pots and pans and drag them out to a barn where the guys have to change into Cowboy clothes. Turns out they have to mud wrestle for Katie’s affections. I don’t understand these dates. She doesn’t get to talk to any of the guys! All of the matches are fairly friendly until it’s time for Aaron and Cody to wrestle. Aaron tells us that he knows Cody from outside the Bachelor bubble and that Cody is, say it with me, not here for the right reasons! Their match is INTENSE to say the least and I’m shocked a medic wasn’t called. Aaron wins the match and gets extra time with Katie. Katie asked Aaron what’s up with him and Cody and Aaron says Cody is here to be famous.

After Party

Katie asks to speak to Cody right off. She conveys her concerns and he stutters through a denial with zero emotion on his face. Then Cody pulls Aaron aside to chat and says “No one would know we know each other if you’d just keep your mouth shut” and that’s when Cody instantly turns into a serial killer in training. Katie then sends Cody home and again, no emotion from Cody. AT ALL. Serial killer.

Katie then takes a moment to herself. Andrew S comes to find her and they chat. They find out they have a lot in common due to their upbringings. Hunter creeps me out. No real reason why, just a vibe. Andrew S gets the group date rose.

Cocktail Party

Karl starts the party off by saying there are more men there for the wrong reasons. Then, even though he has no basis for this claim, he tells Katie there are multiple men there with bad intentions. He refuses to give examples or name names though. NOT V HELPFUL KARL!!!

Katie is understandably shaken by this news so she addresses the group and tells them to GTFO if they aren’t there for her. Katie then pulls Aaron aside for answers but he doesn’t have any because Karl made it all up! Karl admits to the guys it was he that got Katie all upset and the guys are PISSED at Karl!

Sidebar- who is Katie’s stylist??? I mean! She’s admittedly dressing better than she did on the Bachelor but this green lame’ dress she’s wearing for the cocktail party is hideous and a lot of her outfits this episode are definitely…a choice.

And that’s it for this week! We have to wait until next week for the rose ceremony. Until then! xo šŸŒ¹

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Bachelorette Week 1

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Hello my BBs!!! I am back with you to review Katie’s season of the Bachelorette!!! Let’s dive right in, shall we?

This season is set in a gorgeous resort in New Mexico. Tayshia & Kaitlyn are the new co-hosts. Tayshia is stunning as per usual, and Kaitlyn I barely recognize from all the facial fillers and work she’s had done! I mean. I don’t know how I feel about them as hosts yet. So we have the usual montage of a few of the guys and then we move on to the limo entrances.

ABC has dressed up “sex positive” Katie in whore red for the evening, but the dress IS gorgeous and Katie looks amazing. I swear though, they are acting like Katie is the first woman from this franchise who’s had sex! And she didn’t even make it to Fantasy Suites yet! She just happened to bring a vibrator with her on Matt’s season. Give it a rest ABC! I mean, Kaitlyn actually DID have sex pre-Fantasy Suites on her season, lest we forget!

T&K watch from a window while the guys roll up. Speaking of the guys, we have:

Thomas, 28, Real Estate Broker. So tall, so cute. By the end of the episode I’ve already begun crushing on him!

Aaron, 26, Insurance Agent. Cute.

Andrew M, 31, Deputy District Attorney

David, 27, Technical Product Specialist. Cute but the man is wearing MANPRIS!!! I do not approve of this fashion choice! Also, he’s a weird hugger. Came in from the side like he was gonna get cooties if he got too close.

Michael, 36, Business Owner. I need more info. What kind of business?

Tre, 26, Software Engineer. Arrives in the bed of a pick up truck that he’d turned into a ball pit!

Greg, 27, Marketing Sales Rep. Cute, v v shy seeming.

Gabriel, 35, Entrepreneur from Charlotte! Represent!!! Gives a really weird hug but he’s interesting looking.

John, 27, Bartender. Great smile.

Garrett, 29, Software Marketing Manager

Austin, 25, Real Estate Investor.

Marty, 25, Dancer

Landon, 25, Basketball Coach

Karl, 34, Motivational Speaker

Josh, 25, IT Consultant

I have to interject here. WHY OH WHY are so many of these men not wearing socks with their suits???? And why are they wearing ugly brown shoes with their navy suits??? Wear black shoes my men! And black socks! Honestly.

Andrew S, 26, Pro Football Player. Lives in Austria. Comes out with a BAD British accent he tries to get by Katie but she isn’t buying it. Also, wearing ridiculously tight pants.

Brandon, 26, Auto Parts Manager. Drives up on a moped.

Conor C, 28, Former Baseball Player.

Kyle, 26, Technical Recruiter. The man reaches down into his pants and pulls out a pair of undies. Are these the undies he’s been wearing all day? Unclear. Either way: GROSS.

Hunter, 34, Software Strategist. Not digging this guy. Don’t know why yet.

Jeff, 31, Surgical Skin Salesman. EW. Drives up in an old Breaking Bad looking RV. Later in the night he takes Katie into the RV and starts monching on some celery. Not creepy AT ALL.

James, 30, Software Salesman. Gets pushed up to the entrance in a giant box. DOES NOT get out of said box to meet Katie. Not at the beginning, not during the toast when she greets all the guys, not during the main part of the cocktail party. The man committed to this gimmick, my friends.

Brendan, 26, Firefighter Trainee. SO good looking. Plus, I mean, come on. He’s a firefighter. Swoon.

Marcus, 30, Real Estate Broker

Mike, 31, Gym Owner. Virgin. Wears a GIANT silver crucifix around his neck. Okayyyy.

Cody, 27, Zipper Sales Manager. Cute but brings a blow up sex doll to present to Katie and I’m just so over all the sex puns by now. Gross.

Justin, 26, Investment Sales Consultant.

Christian, 26, Real Estate Agent

Quartney, 26, Nutrition Entrepreneur. Again with all the sexual innuendo. And I am mad at your mama for naming you that.

Conner B, 29, Math Teacher. Ok, this may be the most disturbing, bleach your eyes entrance ever. The man shows up in a full on furry cat suit costume complete with furry paws on his hands!!! He licks his paws to groom his hair. He has black makeup on his face to give himself a kitty nose and whiskers. He’s making a TON of cat jokes and I just want it to stop!!! BUT- and this is the most shocking part- Katie digs him!!! She’s into it!!! And that, BBs, is why they said there is a pot to every lid.

All in all it’s a fairly tame, good diverse crowd. They mostly seem like regular guys actually here to meet a woman, not to grow their Insta followers.

So the cocktail party commences and Katie speaks to the guys one on one. One guy has a pocket full of stones/crystals and tons of jewelry. Justin presents a painting of some roses to Katie that is actually v v good. He’s really talented!

Then all of the sudden the cameras cut to 2 of the guys (Cody and some other one) arguing outside. I don’t like you. I don’t like you either. They’ve known each other less than 6 hours! What’s not to like??

Finally, toward the end of the cocktail party, they wheel Box Guy into a room and he pops out in a 3 piece suit with v slick hair. He’s good looking and has a North Eastern sounding accent. I’m impressed he isn’t a wrinkled mess after being in a box all night!!!

Cat Man and Katie are chatting and they start full on making out and he’s getting black paint ALL over her face!!! Plus he’s still in that costume and it’s creeping me out!!!

Greg gets the first impression rose and a kiss.

Just as the sun is coming up they have the Rose Ceremony.

Going home: Austin, Jeff the skin selling, celery monching, RV guy (dodged a bullet there, Katie!), Brandon, Gabriel, Landon, Marcus, and Marty.

This season looks good! I wasn’t so sure I’d be thrilled by Katie and this season but it has a lot of promise and I’m sure will be….. say it with me…..the most dramatic yet!!!

Until next week BBs!!!