pop culture, tv

Bachelorette Week 3

Photo by picjumbo.com on Pexels.com

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 🌹

pop culture, tv

Bachelorette Week 2

Photo by picjumbo.com on Pexels.com

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 🌹

pop culture, tv

Bachelorette Week 1

Photo by picjumbo.com on Pexels.com

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!!!

pop culture, tv

Bachelor Finale

Wow my BBs, we have a LOT to talk about! Namely, I just finished watching the finale and After the Final Rose and I have SOME THOUGHTS. Let’s dive in!

Matt’s mom Patty and brother John arrive to meet the girls and counsel Matt. I still stand by my initial assessment that Patty is really Celine Dion’s fraternal twin, but I digress. Michelle meets the fam first and it goes swimmingly. Everyone loves Michelle and why wouldn’t you? She’s poised, articulate, mature, and most importantly, willing to overlook Matt’s obsession with turtlenecks! Patty bursts into tears almost immediately!

Rachael meets the family next and Patty says “She’s….cute.” Yeah, it did not go as well as Michelle’s visit. When John asks Rach how many serious boyfriends she’s had she includes high school in her answer. RED FLAG! She’s far too young and immature for an engagement!!! Even though, when speaking to Patty, Rachael actually says “As I’ve gotten older…” what?!? You’re 24 years old missy!

Matt comes back to confer with his family and he’s giddy over his final two. Mom says “love is not the be all end all” and both Mom and John encourage Matt not to rush into anything. Clearly they have never seen this show either. The entire point is to rush a relationship straight into an engagement!!!

Next, Matt sits down with Chris Harrison and explains his fears and that he might not be ready and that his Mom really rocked him to his core and CH is all “Mom’s a bummer”. I paraphrase.

The next day is Matt’s final date with Michelle. They rappel down the side of a building then sit on a tarmac of some sort to chat. Odd. That night they are chatting in Michelle’s suite when Michelle says she has a gift for Matt. She says Matt’s her teammate and gives him a custom jersey with Mr. James on it. She has a matching one with Mrs. James. You can see the panic on his face as he’s holding up the jersey. Matt tells Michelle he has doubts and he can’t “get there” with her. Michelle cries and Matt leaves crying. You should be crying Matt! You’re an idiot!

Matt sits back down with CH and tells him he needs time.

The next day Matt is supposed to have a date with Rachael but sends CH to cancel it for him. Matt’s still saying he doesn’t know if he’s ready over and over yet he still sits down with Neil Lane and picks out an engagement ring!
The next day Matt sends Rach a note- Meet me by the lake for some answers. Matt finally forgoes the turtleneck and puts on a suit. He speaks with CH first and says he loves Rachael, but is love enough??

Matt goes to wait for Rach in a gazebo. Rachael arrives wearing a bedazzled green sequined dress. She walks up to Matt and gives a speech about how much she loves him. Matt says he can’t propose to her today because he wants it to last longer than his parents’ union and he’s just not ready. Then in the next breath he says he sees Rach as the mother of his children and his wife! I have questions!!! Matt says I don’t want to lose you so do you wanna date me? Again, I paraphrase. They kiss and ride off in a horse drawn carriage.

After the Final Rose

Now, we all know about the drama that’s surrounded Rachael since the show was airing. She attended and was photographed at an antebellum party and apparently also liked some racially insensitive and problematic photos on Instagram. CH came to her defense and made matters even worse during an interview with Rachel Lindsay. So, Emmanual Acho hosted ATFR tonight. His giant arms barely being contained by that suit jacket were a nice distraction. Ahem, anyway…

Michelle comes out looking fierce and says she never got closure because after the breakup she asked for a few minutes of Matt’s time and HE REFUSED!!!! How dare he???

Matt comes out on stage sporting that pandemic, I’m single beard. Michelle calls him out for not speaking to her after the breakup, kissing with his eyes open, and constantly saying “thank you for sharing that”. It is awesome to watch! Matt apologizes for not speaking with her when she asked.

Emmanual then speaks to Matt on his own. Emm (that’s a looonnng name to type over and over, forgive me) asks Matt about being the first black bachelor and if he felt pressure and Matt says he spent so much time during the show trying to appear non-threatening to appease people who may not be used to seeing people of color on their tv screen. That is just so sad to me that he felt like he couldn’t be his full, true self on the show because he’s black and (I assume) most of the Bachelor’s viewing audience is not.

Emm then asks about the Rachael controversy and we find out that Matt broke up with Rachael. But first he didn’t believe it when he heard it and stood by her. The breaking point came when Matt had to explain to Rachael why what she did was problematic. WOW. He shouldn’t have had to explain that to a 24 year old woman in 2021 who’s in love with a person of color.

Rachael then comes out to speak to Emm on her own first. Emm makes a great point about the antebellum party when he says history should be remembered, but not all of it should be celebrated. Truth. Rach admits to ignorance about the meaning and significance of the antebellum party and apologizes.

Matt then joins Rachael on the stage. Emm says what do you want to share with her and Matt is overcome with emotion and can barely say a thing. She tries to hold his hand but after a few moments he pulls away. Rach is crying and Matt says I don’t want to be emotionally responsible for those tears. Good for you Matt! He also says Rach has to put in the work to get better and that’s something she needs to do on her own and that’s why they can’t be together. Rach apologizes to Matt and Emm says something about do y’all want one last embrace? Matt stays completely still. I do not see a reconciliation in their future.

The next Bachelorette(s) are then announced and it’s Michelle and Katie! Yay!!! Two separate seasons, with Katie going first, filming right away and airing this summer.

So until then my BBs… xo 🌹

pop culture, tv

Bachelor Week 10

Week 10- Fantasy Suites BBs! This week always skeeves me out because, come on, there’s so much fluid swapping I can’t even handle it! And yet, I watch. I’m a sucker for punishment I guess!

Before we dive in to the dates, Matt’s dad arrives for a serious sit down convo. Except Dad thinks he’s there to celebrate his son’s success! Yikes. Apparently they haven’t seen each other in a while and it’s v awkward. Like, hard to watch awkward. Matt’s all “You cheated on my mom and weren’t there for me and it’s affected all my relationships” and Dad fires back with “No one’s perfect, we all make mistakes.” Poor Matt is showing more emotion than he has all season, he even cries. But Dad shuts down. Dad ends up apologizing though after a few minutes. They end up leaving it on good terms.

Later that day is Michelle’s date. Matt walks up wearing PAINTED on jeans. I swear I don’t see how that man bends his knees! The two of them head to the spa where they have a Pennsylvania Dutch spa day that includes an oatmeal foot soak, smearing butter all over each other, and a milk bath.

That night they meet back up and Matt is sporting yet ANOTHER turtleneck! How can one man own sooo many?!?! When they get to the Fantasy Suite, Michelle says I love you. The next morning Michelle says I love telling you that I love you. Matt responds with Thank you for sharing that with me. What a silver tongued devil! So romantic!!!

Michelle rejoins the other girls who are really struggling with the whole “our boyfriend is being intimate with ALL of us this week” thing!

Bri’s date is next. Like that day. I would have thought they’d haved spaced these dates out more but it doesn’t appear that they are! Bri starts out by walking 417 miles through the woods to get to Matt. Matt then says “Welcome to the outdoors!” and informs Bri they are going to be hiking and camping in tents. They hike for a while and actually pitch a tent! And it’s not the Cadillac of tents either. Looks like a Sears special! Poor Bri is so worried she’s going to have to sleep in that thing all night!

Luckily they meet up later for the night portion of their date. Matt tells Bri the same story about his dad that he told Michelle last night. Your guy is sticking to a script! Bri tells Matt she is in love with him and is ready for an engagement. BTW, Bri is looking amazing tonight! She’s my favorite of the final 3 if you couldn’t tell.

The next morning Bri and Matt cook breakfast then Bri returns to the group where Rachael is crying and just plain falling apart.

Rachael goes to get ready for her date that day and she’s still crying and pouting. She’s all in her head about him being intimate with these other women. It amazes me every season how people act surprised. Did you not watch the show before??? She takes her pouting self to meet up with Matt and continues to pout all through the day portion of their date, which is pottery throwing. Matt and Rachael barely get their hands dirty before Rach pulls Matt aside for a talk. She tells him again that she’s falling in love with him and Matt reciprocates, saying he’s falling in love with her too.

The night portion is uneventful except that Rach shows up wearing a tiny little red dress and Matt literally licks his lips. Get it together man!!! There are fireworks as they pounce on each other. There’s no morning after footage, which is odd.

Rose Ceremony

Michelle gets the first rose and OMG he’s sending Bri home!!! Nooooo!!! Bri is so smart and beautiful and you know what? She’s too good for a guy who kisses with his eyes open and only wears jeggings!!!

And that’s it until next week’s finale BBs! xo 🌹

pop culture, tv

Bachelor Week 9

BBs! It’s Week 9- Women Tell All!!! One of my historically favorite episodes! Let’s get into it!

Victoria does not disappoint with her outrageous outfit choice. Tonight’s choice: a light blue sequined pantsuit, but instead of a shirt it’s a bra. Keeping it klassy and staying on brand!

So I see the ladies have not learned a thing from their time on the show. As soon as it’s possible they all dog pile on Katie again! Claiming that Katie made the house toxic by reporting the toxic situation to Matt. Ummmm WHAT?!?! Just proves mean girls hate a snitch worse than a mean girl bully!!!

They show some footage from parts of dates that didn’t air and it’s mostly fear factor stuff. Gorging on pancakes then beer, sticking their hands in boxes of bugs, etc. Nothing thrilling!

Brittany goes up to the hot seat and Chris Harrison brings up the high end escort rumor, of course. Poor Britt. That ruined her whole experience and practically her whole life! Anna apologizes but with a caveat- she still claims she heard Britt was an escort so like, sorry I said it, but I heard it! And Chicago is a small town! WHAT?!? NO it isn’t. Chicago has millions of people living there! What a lame apology. Brittany accepts Anna’s apology because she’s a better woman than I! I mean, Britt will have to deal with this the rest of her life! If you google her now it’s all over Google! Words Matter People!!!

Katie gets put in the hot seat and the pattern of let’s watch your time on the show, then your heartbreak, then you crying now, begins. Nothing exciting comes of this. I still feel sorry for Katie.

Abigail is up next and it’s the same as above. I love Abigail and am so glad she is getting so much support from the Deaf community! She’s too pure for this world!

Pieper follows Abigail and it’s lather, rinse, repeat. Pieper is looking so cute tonight!

Serena P is up next and it’s the same thing except Serena sent Matt on his own tearful limo ride!

Finally Matt comes out and he’s sporting a pandemic beard of huge proportions! It SCREAMS I’m single!!! Cause what woman would allow her man to run around on tv with that wooly booger beard?!?! They talk about how Matt kisses with his eyes open and show footage. I hope to never see that again! Close em Matt!!!

Bloopers are up next. I love a good blooper! And that’s it! All in all I found this episode rather boring and appalling. All the mean girls got away scott free without any consequences!!! Even VIctoria- the worst one- Matt said I know you have a good heart. COME ON!!! Why do we let people like that off the hook so easily?? Ok, end of rant. I’m curious to see who Matt picks! Until then my BBs!!! xo 🌹

pop culture, tv

Bachelor Week 8

It’s Hometowns week BBs! I can’t wait to see what ABC cobbles together for this! It can’t be nearly as bad as what Tayshia & Co dealt with at La Quinta!

Michelle and Matt bike to an auditorium where her students are all on Zoom! It’s so cute! They ask a bunch of questions like “have you kissed” and “are you going to have babies?”. It’s v adorable! Matt’s pants are SO tight you can see his credit cards. It’s borderline profane! That night they meet up with Michelle’s parents and they are precious! Mom and Dad are super supportive and sweet and they must be protected at all costs.

Rachael takes Matt sky diving. How big is this Nemacolin property?!? Matt lands fine and then Rachael comes hurtling toward Earth at a frightening speed! She and her tandem instructor slam into the ground with Rachael hitting face first and her instructor landing on top of her! Matt runs over to her and your girl is picking grass out of her hair! She’s a little banged up, but ok overall. That night when Matt meets her parents and sister, Dad is v skeptical. They all are. But Rachael swears she loves Matt. In fact she really wants Matt to ask Dad for his blessing. That doesn’t happen.

Matt and Bri go off roading in a Jeep for the day portion of their date. That night, Matt meets Bri’s mom, BFF who’s also named Bri, and Bri’s tiny baby (like newborn) sister! Bri’s mom is so young and gorgeous! Mom’s already preparing for heartbreak though! Bri tells Matt she’s falling in love with him.

Serena P
For the day portion of their date Serena teaches Matt all about Canada and makes him eat cold, congealed poutine. They play ice hockey. Later, Matt meets Serena’s mom, dad, and sister. Serena has big, big doubts about Matt and her family spots these doubts right away.
The next day Matt talks to Chris Harrison, who tells Matt he needs to sort things out with Serena. So Matt goes to Serena’s room to talk. Serena tells Matt he is not her person and goes home. Matt actually seems pretty broken up about this. The most emotion I’ve seen him show since Tyler came to visit!

Rose Ceremony
Since Serena left, no one else is eliminated. Michelle gets the first rose and Bri gets the last (which worries her).
Next week is Women Tell All and with how nasty all the ladies have been this season, it’s sure to be packed full of drama!!!Until then BBs! xo🌹

pop culture, tv

Bachelor Week 7

Welcome to week 7 of the train wreck that is The Bachelor!!! Let me start by saying I’m not going to address the racist mess that’s going on with Bachelor Nation here. You can read all about it if you Google anything to do with the Bachelor. Now, on with the show!

This week picks up with Heather’s entrance. She talks with Matt then joins the other girls. The other girls POUNCE on her!!! Guess they forgot all the “bullying” they were preaching about last week!!! Heather eventually starts crying and walks away. Meanwhile, Matt is outside thinking and speaking with Chris Harrison. Matt goes back in to talk to Heather and tells her she can’t stay and walks her out to her minivan. Heather is crying real tears over this and I’m like girl you spent all of 20 minutes with the dude. You’ll be fine!

Matt walks back in and apologizes to the women and commends them on their behavior! WHAT??? Clearly he has no knowledge of the brutal verbal lashing these women gave Heather a mere 10 minutes ago!!! Talk about toxic!!!

Rose Ceremony

Going home, Chelsea (😭) and Serena C (YAY!!!). Finally the last of the mean girls is gone!!!

The next day the girls are all waiting to see who gets the first 1-1. At this point Jessenia and Abigail STILL haven’t had 1-1s. I don’t think Jessenia has much of a connection with Matt but Abigail got the first impression rose!

Serena P gets ANOTHER 1-1!!!! They go to do tantric yoga. Good gravy this is uncomfortable to watch! First you have this giant man Matt in cropped leggings and then you have self proclaimed hater of PDA, Serena, being forced to rub all over Matt. Cringe. Serena is NOT into it. Also, she mentions she is not quick to love. Then WHY are you on a show where speed is a requirement???

At Fake Dinner, Matt says he loves how honest Serena is about hating the date, then gives her the rose. So Serena is definitely going to hometowns.

Group Date

Ok, this is weird. There’s no actual activity. They just all sit around taking turns talking to Matt. Boring. BUT we learn that Bri quit her dream job to be there with Matt. BOY, you better marry this girl!!! It’s a pandemic! Jobs are hard to come by to say the least!

When it’s Abigail’s turn to chat, Matt tells her he was so comfortable in their relationship that he explored other relationships. WHAT???? Men are straight trash. So he lets her go and walks her out. Abigail, you are too pure for this world and you deserved better!!!

Rachel gets the group date rose and Matt walks her out of the room and to one of those Bachelor special private concerts where they make out in front of a musician.

After the group date is over, Kit goes to Matt’s villa and tells him she doesn’t know if he’s the one and since hometowns are next week, she should know by now. So she goes home. Good on you Kit! You are too young to be on this show and getting married anyway!!!

Jessenia’s 1-1

Ok, so it’s the week before hometowns. This is your last chance before meeting the fam that you have to get to know this woman. So naturally you spend the afternoon drifting around a race track/parking lot in a muscle car. Loads of opportunities for deep conversation there!

Later at Fake Dinner, Jessenia tells Matt she’s falling in love with him. Matt picks up the rose and dangles it in front of her like a carrot and tells her he can’t give her the rose. SAVAGE.

Rose Ceremony

Going home: PIEPer. OMG! I’m shocked! PIEper is so angry she doesn’t say a word as he walks her out.

Can’t wait to see how ABC cobbles together hometowns next week. At least they aren’t all at the La Quinta!!!
Until then my BBs! xo🌹

pop culture, tv

The Bachelor Week 6

Here we are at week 6 my BBs and what have we learned?? Matt, our bachelor, has the personality of a tortilla. And the girls who are vying for his attention are MEAN!!!

We pick up at the 2-1 with Jessenia (who I honestly don’t even remember being on this show) and mean girl MJ. Matt arrives and speaks with Jessenia first then MJ. MJ to Matt- My heart is so big. Peace and harmony!!! Jessenia to MJ- Listen MEREDITH. OOOOOH Jess brought out the proper first name!!! Matt sends MJ home with a sigh. I have the subtitles on for this show and it says “SIGH” under Matt a LOT. 😂

After the emotionally draining task of sending MJ home, Matt cancels the cocktail party and you’d think he’d killed a puppy with the way the girls are moaning and griping!!! Get it together!!! They skip right to the Rose Ceremony. Going home: Ryan (who’s sobbing is starting to make me feel uncomfortable- you’ve only been there like 2 weeks), Magi, and Brittany.

The next day Serena C decides she wants to argue with Katie about her “antics” stealing time from Serena and Matt. All because Katie brought up the toxicity in the house to Matt. Me thinks she protests too much Serena C! Sounds like you’re one of the mean girls Serena!! Serena and Katie scream at each other for a while and get no where.

Meanwhile, Miss Never Been Kissed Heather Martin from Colton’s season arrives. WHAT?!? She’s hell bent on meeting Matt because Hannah Brown told her they’d be a good match. Do people just not follow the rules anymore??? It’s a flipping free for all this season!!! Chris Harrison lets her come in and test and quarantine. I give up!

Pieper’s (no offense PIEper but I’m mad at your mom for that unnecessary E in your name) 1-1

Matt drives PIE out to the woods and makes her walk in the dark for a while until they come to a big switch. PIE flips the switch and a carnival lights up! Complete with rides and all! V cute.

At Fake Dinner PIE reveals that her parents don’t say I love you and that’s been hard. She then tells Matt she’s falling in love with him and he gives her the rose. They then go to one of those private concerts and slow dance and make out in front of a singing trio who’s desperately trying not to look at Matt and PIE. It’s just awkward.

Group Date

Bowling! I mean. This place has it over the La Quinta when it comes to activities! No interns scrambling to come up with another way to use the meeting room here! CH comes in and tells the girls it’s a competition, of course. The winners get an after party. The pink team wins and the blue team heads back to the house.

After Party

Matt feels bad and invites the blue team to the after party. The Pink team is not happy. Michelle gets the rose.

The next day Matt plays a little pool with Tyler and gets a pep talk from him. Which is weird because Tyler didn’t end up with his bachelorette. Again, no rules apply this season!

Katie’s 1-1

Katie and Matt (who’s in yet ANOTHER turtleneck!!! What’s he hiding under all that fabric?? Has no one told him about a crew neck? Hell, I’d even take a v neck at this point!) meet up at the spa. I’m thinking oooh a nice romantic couples massage! But no, Tyler is getting the massage and Katie and Matt are telling Ty’s masseuse what to do to prank Ty. It’s kinda funny but puts Katie smack dab in the middle of the friend zone if you ask me.

Fake Dinner

Katie arrives wearing a PUFFER coat on top of a banker’s ensemble. Katie, sweetie, can you TRY to look like you want him to be your boyfriend and not your business partner in an Amway scheme? Oy. So Katie’s talking about her love story and how she wants it to be his love story and Matt’s just sitting there all stone faced. Sure enough he sends her home. Womp womp.

Cocktail Party

It’s the next night and Matt’s chatting up some of the women when Heather pulls up in her minivan dressed for her own premature wedding. She walks in, smiles at the gathered women, and bee lines it to Matt. She interrupts Matt and PIE (who leaves in stunned silence). Matt and Heather hug and is it just me or is Matt extra handsy for a guy who’s JUST now meeting this girl??

PIE walks back out to the group and she is PISSED. All the girls are SHOOKETH!!!

And that’s it for this week my BBs! Until next week! xo 🌹

pop culture, tv

Bachelor Week 5

Welcome, my BBs, to Week 5 of the Bachelor where we explore the lengths 20 millennial women will go to to earn the affections of a guy who kisses with his eyes open!!!

We jump in at the pre-rose ceremony cocktail party. If you remember, last week Katie told Matt about the toxicity in the house and how horrible, life ruining rumors were being spread. So Matt addresses the group and tells them he knows what’s going on in the house and it has to stop. He pulls Brittany aside to chat first and learns that Anna has been telling people Brittany is a sex worker. Next Matt chats with Anna and sends her home! Yay! Well, would you look at that, it’s the consequences of my actions!!! I love to see it!!!

Meanwhile, back in the group, the OG girls are falling all over themselves apologizing to the new girls.
Victoria is wearing yet another odd dress. Her boobs are smashed into this loooooow cut bronze dress that has 2 HIGH slits and she basically looks naked. Vic pulls Matt to talk. During their chat Matt lets it slip that it was Katie who came to him last night. Matt leaves Vic sitting there.

Chris Harrison comes in and announces the cocktail party is over.

Rose Ceremony

Brittany and Ryan get the first 2 roses and that sends a message to the OG girls that Matt likes the new ladies. Serena C gets the final rose. Going home: Mari, Lauren, Miss Puerto Rico, and ……VICTORIA!!! Girl, you lost your king! Victoria does not go quietly into that good night either. She hides behind the other girls until the end and then yells at Matt that she feels sorry for him. She walks out with no hug. In her exit interview she goes on and on about how she will be missed and how she brings so much joy to the house. Um, ok.

Rachael’s 1-1

Rachael gets the coveted shopping spree 1-1!!!! Matt is wearing another turtleneck. Rachael ends up with bags upon bags of fancy dresses AND a pair of red bottoms! Yep, your girl has a pair of Louboutins!!! When she returns to the group an evening gown gets delivered to her. Ooh la la sassoon!!!

Fake Dinner

Rachael says she’s falling in love with Matt and Matt says the same. Rachael is looking gorgeous in her new dress! She’s one of my favorites so I’m glad she got this date. She gets the rose.

Group Date

Matt, wearing yet ANOTHER turtleneck, takes the ladies down to a farm to do random and various farm chores and challenges. Not much happens except a lot of the girls are starting to have issues with him dating other women. I mean, you’ve seen the show, right??

After Party

Things are going per usual until Matt tells MJ that her name was brought up in the toxic house talks. MJ assures Matt that she’s all peace and harmony. MJ goes back to the group and immediately confronts the other girls. Jessenia says it was she who named MJ. MJ turns mean. Like watch your back, girl’s got a shiv, mean. States she’s owed an apology. I love how all these girls are doing all this petty stuff and saying terrible things but when they get called out the focus immediately shifts to “Who told?” Not the point ladies!!!! Abigail gets the group rose.

Kit’s 1-1

Kit goes to Matt’s villa and they bake cookies. She complains about how her life has been all red carpets and gold Bentleys and she just wants the little things. Turns out Kit’s mom is designer Cynthia Rowley!!! And Kit is only 21!!! WOW do I feel old now!!! Kit gets the rose.

The next day all the girls are gathered and a note is delivered from Matt. “MJ & Jessenia, I need to know the truth”. So now MJ and Jessenia are going to have a mini 2-1 before the pre-rose ceremony cocktail party. Little Miss Peace and Harmony (with her killer hair) says “Y’all wanna see me fight? Get your popcorn!” YIKES. Girl will CUT you!!!

And that’s it for this week! Next week Tyler comes to visit! Until then, my Bbs! xo 🌹