Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Bachelorette Emily Maynard (May 14, 2012)

I haven’t had a reality TV show to blog about in while, but now that The Bachelorette is on … I’ve decided to go with it. I was going to blog about this season of Sister Wives, hoping for some excitement or marital drama but it was a no-go. I fell asleep during the first episode. They are so boring. I’m sorry, but they just don’t have as many issues or as much chaos as I had hoped. Doesn’t make for good reality TV. Or maybe it does.

Emily Maynard. She’s very sweet, at least so far, but she liked some of the guys I did NOT think she would. I was taking notes as the show started and I literally wrote down “skateboarding idiot” next to Jef’s name, and she ended up really liking him. He has the crazy hairdo and what she thinks is a “cool” persona, which made her feel like a dork. Really?

I’m getting ahead of myself. They started the show with all the stuff you expected. Emily reliving her lost love (he, sadly, died in a plane crash). Her being a single mom. Winning, then losing, the relationship with Brad on The Bachelor. Everything went exactly as expected.

Prior to the show airing, and strictly based on looks, I “highlighted” my favorites. They were Aaron, a biology teacher; Arie, the race car driver; Charlie, a recruiter who had the sad story of being in a horrible accident (a porch/deck collapsed while he was on it); Chris, a corporate sales director; Sean, an insurance agent; Tony, a lumber trader who came in with a gimmick (one of many who did) … a glass slipper; and Travis, an advertising sales rep who had an egg he planned to “care for like I would you and your daughter.”

I still think these guys might have a chance.

Others were Alejandro, mushroom farmer; Alessandro; grain merchant; Brent, a technology salesman with six kids; David, a singer/songwriter; Doug, a real-estate agent with a child; Jackson, a fitness model; Jean-Paul, a marine biologist; Joe, a field, energy advisor who was just a little excited; John or “Wolf”, a data destruction specialist; Kalon, the rich guy who came in a helicopter; Kyle, a financial advisor who caught her attention with her favorite color tie; Lerone, a real estate consultant; Michael, a music lover and rehab consultant; Nate, an accountant who she thought was “cute”; Randy, a marketing manager who started the process dressed as a grandma; and Ryan, a pro sports trainer.

Then I watched the show, and Doug got the first impression rose with a letter to Emily from his son. Nice move. Jef impressed because Emily thinks he is cool. Ryan got her attention with his looks. Chris is sweet and in it to win it. Arie is nice looking and definitely has her attention based on that alone.

I know there are spoiler blogs out there. I haven’t looked. My favorites to win it are Chris, Arie, Ryan, Jef, Tony, Doug or Sean … based on episode 1. I say win because this is a game, and it won’t work despite what Emily said, … “I know it can work.” Really, Emily, did it work for you? Come on.

Those that went home were: David, Brent, Jackson, Lerone, Jean-Paul and Randy.

More next week.

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