You didn’t think you were going to get by without hearing my thoughts on this season’s Bachelorette, did you??? I know, I know…I feel like I should apologize every time I bring it up. Seriously, I barely even watch television anymore, but this is the show I choose to watch? I know it speaks very poorly of me. I know all of this and I cannot seem to stay away. Even when I am POSITIVE I will not watch, I still manage to get sucked in.
This time, I hate to say it, but the drama with Bentley was so horrific, I had to watch! And once I started, I HAD to find out who she picked…didn’t I? If you don’t watch the show, this awful guy named Bentley came on the show to promote his business and get exposure. To Ashley’s face, he acted like he was really into her, but behind the scenes, he told the camera how she is NOT his type, that he wished it was Emily (the one chosen over Ashley during The Bachelor) and was just an all around liar and scum bucket.
Truly. I could not stop watching.
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This has been a difficult one to watch. I’ve dozed through a lot of it. Ashley is a little bit frustrating, in that she seems to go for guys who are NOT into her…but once she realizes it, she does finally move on. It has made me wonder if she’s going to end up with anyone at all, but now that we’re at the end, I think she’s settled into herself a little more. We shall see…
So who’s it gonna be, Ashley? I am SO ready to find out…
Is it going to be Ben?
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Or will it be J.P.?
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I think it’s going to be J.P.
Now, I like Ben a lot. He’s sweet, laid back and funny in a quiet way. I sort of think he’s so nice that I don’t want him to get hurt if she picks him~ then they’d go through the whole Bachelorette phenomena that seems to befall these contestants and that would NOT be good. He just needs a nice, pretty, smart girl who can live a quiet, happy life with him in wine country. Any takers? Anyone? Anyone?
J.P. is a great guy too and it seems they have more of a spark. I haven’t enjoyed seeing him pout at times about the other guys, but other than that, he’s a real stand up guy. He seems to be crazy about Ashley and it just might last more than 2 seconds with them. She certainly enjoys kissing him~ that much is obvious.
OK, onto the actual show…
Seeing Ashley’s sister helps me understand Ashley a little more. She has had a lot to live up to~ her sister is gorgeous and seems very confident…and opinionated. Ashley’s insecurities make a little more sense to me now. In all the previews, I totally thought it was going to be Ben that the sister didn’t imagine Ashley with…did not see that being J.P. at all. But with Ashley’s track record with choosing the exact thing people warn her about, it is looking even better for J.P. right now.
Major Awkward Moment when they questioned J.P.’s ability to make Ashley laugh…um, the answer is obviously NO.
Aw. It’s really uncomfortable seeing Ashley with her sister. Both her parents tell her to trust her heart, no matter what Sister says. I actually like the sister’s honesty~ she asks the right questions. Her opinions are based on just seeing them briefly and on ONE visit, which isn’t quite enough to say all she said, but she probably knows her sister best. It did feel pretty harsh for her to say she didn’t think she’d ever feel it.
I wanted J.P. to turn it around, instead of getting angry~ although it was understandable for him to be hurt and offended…it did seem like he could try a little harder to bring them around.
I’m totally hungry for watermelon. Sorry~ did I say that out loud? I might be losing focus during J.P.’s
whining speech to the camera.
I want to stand up and cheer when Ashley finally says what she wants to her sister. I’m still thinking the sister is pretty smart and actually right on, but proud of Ashley for finally getting guts. Drama. Whew.
And on to Ben…
“Dog Voice” just might have won Sister over for good. They had a great conversation. Ben most definitely said all the right things and seems very sincere. The family LURVED him.
(Is ABC REALLY going to subject the world to more Jake and Vienna???? Noooooooo!!!!!)
Back to our regularly scheduled program…
I have two words for you: MUD.
I do like Ben & Ashley’s playful banter. They do seem really fun together. When he tells her he loves her, it was a really sweet moment. I approve. Me and Sister…
And now back to J.P.
It seems like Ashley has checked out a bit when they first start talking, but that changes quickly. Can I interject here that that is a miraculous swimsuit. MiRACulous.
Where can I get one of those suits?
She’s “completely infatuated with J.P.” Hmm…so does that mean she’ll say yes if he proposes? Do you say yes to infatuation?
Oh goodness, this show is so awful. I hate what it does to people’s emotions. AWFUL.
Wow, the ring Ben picks is gorgeous. The Infinity ring…
Neil Lane is getting all therapist with the guys. Way to get more airtime, Neil. I wonder~ do these guys get the same choices of rings? Did Ben get more choices since he went first? Inquiring AND Enquiring minds want to know!
I’m getting nervous now. There’s going to be tears. Serious tear-shed.
Nate has thought she’d pick J.P. for a long time. I have too. And with J.P. continuously talking about a broken heart, I’m thinking that’s where it’s headed too. It has seemed like it would be Ben during this episode, but I wonder if they’re tricking us. You know how they do…
Awww. She’s gonna break Ben’s heart. Shoot. He’s so sure too.
Oh man. He proposes. And she lets him. Why did she let him get down on one knee?
He gets angry and completely did not see it coming. It is BRUTAL that she sees him leaving on the boat.
I wonder if she’ll regret not picking Ben. She has some passion with J.P., but I don’t know…the Bachelor/Bachelorette track record is not good and with the odds being spoken already about this couple…Dun, dun, dun. (scary organ music) HOWEVER…maybe this will be a couple that survives. We always can hope, can’t we? J.P. & Ashley make a striking couple and I really do hope they’ll be happy. There are going to be fireworks with Sister. Eesh. That should be interesting~ maybe we can see THAT show.
If she’d picked Ben, she would have had a cooler ring, lots of laughter…and all-you-can-drink wine. I know~ maybe Sister can give him a call and THEY can have a happy life together!
(Later…kudos to Sister for making things right with J.P.!)