Warning: This post is about as insignificant as they come. But we have to talk about it. Because I have wasted most of my summer on this train wreck and it is now time for me to get off.
Let’s start from the very beginning. About 10 years ago I started watching the Bachelor and Bachelorette series on television. And after watching a few seasons, I kept getting frustrated season after season because I would allow these suitors in my heart, and they would eventually get kicked off the show. Then I’d be forced with watching the star of the show claim they were in love with someone else and I knew they weren’t.
Or, they’d pick the person I want but by the After the Final Rose episode they have parted ways. Or, as in one instance, the bachelor decided to break up with the girl he chose on national TV. And that hurt because that girl was from Dallas and everybody should know that YOU DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS.
Somehow I then decided that there are more important things in the world. And I was some comforted that Trista and Ryan Sutter are still married. So I didn’t watch it so much.
But last spring I got caught up in Juan Pablo’s season just because I thought he was a jerk and it was quite funny for me to see the girls get frustrated and tell him off. And one of those girls was Andi Dorfman. And now, Andi is the Bachelorette.
The season began in May and I was really excited. The kids and I watched intently each week. We kind of thought that the kissing was a bit much, but it really opened up a lot of great conversations about love and relationships. Good conversations that parents need to have with their kids…and it was a good venue to bring those conversations to light.
And the kids and I decided that Brian was the one. There were a couple that just rubbed us the wrong way and some some that were strange, but we held out for Brian. And he made it pretty far, but he left the show right before hometown visits.
Now I’m sad. Because I wanted Brian to be on the home visit show…and to be there in the end. But as I always do, I got over it though because Andi seemed really happy with the four guys she had left.
So because I had a meeting at church last night, I missed the hometown visits. And today I looked on-line to see what happened. But I really had no vested interest at this point so I didn’t want to actually watch the show, but I did want to know what happened.
And low and behold, I find an entertainment blog that tells me not only what happened on the episode I missed, but the rest of the season! And…there was a video of one of the guys (supposedly the one who gets jilted in the end) talking on his cell phone on a airplane about the whole ending. He bad-mouthed Andi, the guy who supposedly won, and the whole process.
The good news is that Andi is happy. And that’s what I want. But I didn’t really want to know the outcome and hear about all of the drama. And yes, I still wish Brian was in the running. So I tried to hang in there to end, but I can’t.
Sigh. The problems we have in the first world.
What do you watch on Monday nights?
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Sounds so very similar to when I lost interest in the bachelor/bachelorette franchise. Only I wasn’t trying to catch up on a missed episode, but rather – about 4 years ago now – one of my friends told me about Reality Steve. I’d never heard of him, so I looked. And it was one of those times in life when you can’t take back what you already saw, but really want to!
He had the whole season of the bachelor/bachelorette (I can’t remember which one) “predicted” in advance with all kinda of backup for his stories. And as I read and watched I found he was right. He knew the outcome long before the show even began.
I lost all interest at that point and haven’t watched since. Damn Steve.