Married At First Sight – Six Months Later @FYI #marriedatfirstsight

married-at-first-sight-season-2-weddingsI had not realized they showed a six month follow up on Season Two of Married At First Sight.

Logging onto the FYI site, I followed up with having to endure terrible host Kevin Fraizer (wasn’t he like on E! or something) asking remedial questions to the couples who agreed to get married without never seeing their spouse until the day of the wedding.

The first couple up was Davina and Sean. Now if you recall, Davina and Sean work in the health care industry and both were victims of bullying as they were growing up. (What they do here is talk to them individually and then as a couple).

When Davina came out, she was aloof. She answered Kevin’s questions with the air of a starlet who was snubbed by her costar after the movie was filmed. I understand she doesn’t want to expose any hurt feelings. You have cameras following you in a reality series, I’m sure it can be quite intimidating to have to hide feelings

She accused Sean of being an outright liar and nothing he said was true. Throughout the whole time talking, Dr. Logan Levkoff was making faces and shifting her body back and forth in annoyance. I noticed how she looked at the spiritual adviser Greg Epstein in total disgust.

Did I miss something? Why were the advisers so upset? Even Dr. Cilina made a comment about Davina taking responsibility for her actions.

Just as I was taken in by the first season, I now question the second season and so forth. Were any of these couple ready to be married or was it they just looked good for television because they were all pretty?

At some point when Kevin had asked her a question relating to their relationship their wedding picture posted in the back suddenly drops to the floor and fell again when both Sean and Davina were in the room together discussing the demise of their relationship. *creepy*

When Sean was interviewed by Kevin, he admitted he was not ready to make any kind of move to NYC, even though in his application he claimed he would be willing to relocate. Isn’t that a lie right there? #justsaying

He also mentioned how Davina would shut down and how that would make his defense mechanisms go up and shut down as well.

The main theme with both is, they were not willing to budge or make a sacrifice in their relationship. And while the “experts” felt they were a perfect match, clearly both were not ready to make a real commitment to any kind of relationship. But they sure looked good on camera didn’t they…? #justsaying

Dr. Levkoff mentioned out the six weeks they were together they spent 10 to 16 days of that together. So they failed the experiment, not the other way around. Hmm?

Moving on to Jessica and Ryan who if anyone remembers the heated arguments they had together. I think Jessica spent more time berated by Ryan while she said there and cried about how she was afraid to express herself.

I can relate to that on MANY levels. No joke. When I was with my ex, I barely said a word sometimes in our arguments. Sometimes, yes, it can be quite intimidating but let’s be real here now….was Ryan really ready to be committed in a marriage? I don’t think so. Probably the worst match to date. I’m sorry but finding common grounding like they both have the same career path, similar childhood and/or lifestyle, doesn’t make a perfect match. Does it help? Yes, I certainly don’t dispute that. However, it’s not the ends all that says all, this is the perfect relationship because our panel of experts said so.

Noticing the whole time, Dr. Levkoff had not one smile on her face. Happy that Jessica was able to find her own voice, but really, through verbal abuse? That’s not finding your own voice. What was wrong with her before… where she needed to be in an abusive relationship to find her voice? Unheard of!

I’m confused.

While Kevin asks where are they now in their relationship, Jessica admits after the six weeks, Ryan needed a break and moved back to his place where they can get some breathing space. I don’t know. This doesn’t sound like a couple who were happy and in love. Oh wait was it the part where he called her all sorts of names when she accused him of taking the $100.

She also claimed on Valetine’s day they did not spend the day together but after visiting his apartment a week or so later, she found a card from another women dated this year. True or not I think anyone would find that quite disturbing, even when confronted by Ryan, he didn’t dispute someone sent him a card, but he said he had no control over who sends him greeting cards.

Okay, I can buy that. It’s true, you can’t control who sends you shit in the mail. For all we know it could have been some jealous girl or ex girlfriend who didn’t like that Ryan got married to someone else and probably believes she can be more fulfilling than Jessica.

Whatever the case is, I was surprised at the season finale they decided to stay together. This was not a compatible couple at all!

When both together sitting on the couch, Jessica brings up the $100 thing again and whips out a crisp one hundred dollar bill and gives it to him as he storms off the set. He didn’t want to answer if he was seeing someone else (he probably was and he doesn’t have to answer), but I also think that Kevin Frazier, who’s a terrible host, didn’t help the situation by asking him the question which only made him upset. Hello Kevin, did you not watch the show. The guy explodes at the drop of a dime. There’s a way to ask certain uncomfortable questions without being an ass about it. Everyone wants the inside scoop but you can’t be a jerk about it.

Needless to say, it was clear this relationship was a fail. It was so bad, you almost forgot why the “experts” paired them up in the first place.

Last but not least, Jaclyn and Ryan (who Kevin said was the nation’s favorite couple) – I missed that memo Kevin, you think you can pass the tip off to my marketing department. SMH.

Jaclyn who was single and abstinent for more than seven years was paired up with Ryan who she was not initially attracted to.  But somehow they really seemed to make it work, at least in the beginning. Jaclyn is a very straight forward woman and when you’re single, for a long time, sometimes those walls can come up and it’s not easy to open up to someone. I wouldn’t have suggested this at all to someone who’s been single for a long time to have their life uprooted and changed for a complete stranger.

Ryan’s interview was short, he talked about the great relationship Jaclyn has with his mom but when both paired up on the couch and Kevin asked them if they were still together, the answer was no.

I was surprised. They seemed to really want to work things out but like everyone else, I think they couldn’t wait to get away from the other person and go back to their comfortable life. While they both expressed they still had feelings for one another, Dr. Levkoff suggested they go have dinner and she’ll pay for it.

Of course she would….why not? The experts are trying to save face here people.

All of these relationships were doomed from the start.

Sean had no plans moving out from Jersey to move into cluttered Manhattan. Davina wasn’t moving out from an apartment she bought in the city and in some ways who can blame her. People are going to love Manhattan or not.

Ryan and Jessica have individual issues they need to settle as individuals and not as a couple. They both like to spite each other and in my book that’s not a real or even healthy relationship. I’m sure anyone can agree on that. Who wants to be fighting all the time?

As for Ryan and Jaclyn, it may work but then again it may not. I think if it was going to work maybe a kind of courtship can help, like dating and talking and not just jumping into bed right away. Sex is good but it’s not always the solution. It’s just a temporary, feel good, for the moment action. You still have to deal with the person on a day to day basis after and will they be willing to do that?

I can say this. After watching this horrendous season, I would be surprised if Season 3 turns out to be a success.

As for the experts, they are just part of the show. Maybe the producers will find looks will not make the show but to have interesting people who are willing to make this sacrifice to get a real discussion going on.

One thing they do need to do is get rid of Kevin Frasier and put me up there as the host after the season is over. I will take it a better level. Move over Kevin.

A real talk show host is waiting to take your spot.

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#TheBachelorette – E7 – Sex in Ireland @kaitlynbristowe @viallnicholas28 @chrisbharrison

ian confronting kaitlynWe left off on E6 with arrogant Ian calling Kaitlyn all sorts of names in his “monotone” voice calling her shallow and a surface person, all because there was no connection between them.

Ian seems very confused on what he saw on television with Kaitlyn and what he met he met in real life because she’s making out with other guys and not with him. I mean let’s call it what it is…the man is upset because Kaitlyn is not into him.

Using terms like, “surface level’, and wanting to be “plowed by Chris Soules”, is just fucking low class. So if he wanted to leave he should have just said look it’s not working out for me, see you later, instead he went on the attack.

“Ian, my friend, take the hit like a man and walk off with your head up high instead of up your ass.”

Ian left on a very sour note and made it worse for himself when he made the comment in the limo how he was going to have sex. Well good for him. Seems he needs a dick up in his ass to follow. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. BTW the last thing ABC wants to do is have Ian as the Bachelor. This would be a BIG mistake and any woman who would want a man like this is suffering from some serious low self esteem issues. Stay far away from this one.

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I think this whole scenario left Kaitlyn speechless because her looks said it all and if she defended herself honestly to Ian, there would have been more bleeping in Bachelor history next to the insignificant rose to Justin when Nick came on to the scene.

After Ian’s departure, Nick was there to comfort her and while Shawn was looking for her, he just happened to catch them in a making out session, just as earlier he saw her making out with Joe. While the process is shitty, the fact of the matter is, in real life, would anyone see another person making out with them…no. This just happens to be an open dating scene where everyone gets to see and know everything that’s going on in the other relationships. That’s why it’s The Bachelor.

So with Ian being gone does that mean that Joshua was spared?

062215-kaitlynroseceremony the alamoThe guys and Kaitlyn head over to The Alamo for the rose ceremony which goes as follows:

Jared, Cupcake Chris, JJ (Why????), Joe, Ben Z., Tanner. The guys that went home were Justin and Joshua which was to be expected. So Joshua was not saved from the Ian departure; however I’m not sure why she kept JJ or even Tanner for that matter. The times of Bachelor sure have changed and while the rules still apply about waiting till the end to disclose any feelings, sometimes not all the roses will be given out.

The last of the guys standing now for the next round of dates: Shawn, Nick, Ben H., Jared, Cupcake, JJ, Joe, Ben Z. and Tanner.

I was happy to see the Queen off.

Their next stop Chris Harrison announces is Dublin, Ireland and while they’re cheering, outside of the mansion shows and upset and hurt Joshua listening to the  cheers coming from inside. Boo hoo.

Now in Dublin, Kaitlyn walks in to greet the guys and she’s the date card to tell the guys who’s going on the first one on one date with her…I’m sure it’s Nick.

Surprise….

kaitlyn and nick in dublinOn the date with Nick they walked around the town of Dublin, taking in the sites. Just seeing how Nick is with Kaitlyn, he seems the ideal guy, almost too good to be true kind of a guy. (I may have said the same exact for the Andi season.) Can a guy be really that sweet and loving? Thinking back in the Andy season he’s definitely different but he still has that swag. Quite honestly I can watch him all day. It makes me forget there are other guys waiting at the hotel for a date card. I also think their relationship is right where it’s supposed to be like any new relationship you should be making out and grinding all the time!

Back at the hotel, the date card arrives, with a riddle from Chris Harrison and the attendees as follows:  Tanner, Ben Z., Shawn, Jared, Ben H. and Cupcake Chris, which leave the two on one date with Joe and JJ. Now this can go either way. Either Kaitlyn will pick Joe and can JJ OR they both leave. Either way, one of them is going and I believe Kaitlyn will be saying goodbye to JJ and then he can be free to be with Clint.

Back on the date with Kaitlyn and Nick, it’s now nightfall in Dublin, dinner time was spent with a lot of kissing and of course no hesitation on Nick accepting the rose and no long speeches from Kaitlyn before she gave it to him. Not wanting the date to end, she asks him if he wants to come back to her room, “yeah”. Why would Nick say no to that? Realizing this is the episode she has sex with Nick being all of the promos gave you the heads up about that. We just wasn’t sure it happened with Nick and where it would happen.

kaitlyn and nick in hotel room dublinAnd no time is wasted when they go into her room and you hear the sheets rustling, the heaving breathing and the kissing. The rest was left to our imagination as the camera person in the room was picking up the sound from behind the door.

I think Chris Harrison was right, this is the most dramatic season of the Bachelorette. What I thought was going to be boring, Nick just bought it home. Reminds me so much of Andi season. It would have been such a snoozefest without Nick being there and making women feel like women. Yum yum!

And while Shawn is upset by the mere fact that Nick is with Kaitlyn and that he didn’t get a one on one date, I don’t think anyone noticed Nick didn’t come back to his room. Not quite sure how the set up was with the room stay, I’m sure all the guys had their own room (not like ABC can’t afford it). Usually the guys are still up waiting to hear what happened on the date, so they should have noticed when he didn’t come back, even with separate rooms.

kaitlyn on balcony in dublinThe next day, while Kaitlyn doesn’t blatantly admit that she had sex with him (could it be the glow on her face gave it away), she did mention in her interview it wasn’t the act that made her feel guilty it was more feeling guilty about the other guys who are there and she doesn’t want them to know what happened. While she was on the balcony talking to one of the producers, her attitude changed from glowing to sheer terror at the fear of any of the guys finding out what she did, most likely Shawn only because she has a connection with him that noticeably is not with the other guys.

The next day while Nick was sharing his date, I’m watching the intense scene play out in the hopes that Nick doesn’t open up his big mouth and Joe didn’t help when he mentioned how Shawn has extra time with Kaitlyn recently. That comment only seemed to make Nick talk more so he can throw jabs at Shawn.

For the group date, here was something that’s been never done before. Kaitlyn played dead for an Irish wake so the guys can each share their moments and/or experience in remembrance of Kaitlyn – the only one who took it seriously was Ben Z. due to his mom passing when he was a teenager. He asked the guys to give them a moment and left them both alone so he can share his feelings, vividly upset and when he wanted to make it light hearted as he mentioned in his interview. His feelings superseded the jokes and he said exactly how he felt.

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After the Irish wake they meet at the Guinness Storehouse where she greets all the guys with a rose on the table waiting to be handed out for the group date. Poor Ben Z, he seems so lost in the shuffle right now. He pulled Kaitlyn aside to talk more about the whole Irish wake thing but I think this is just a relationship lost. I don’t see anything happening here. It’s pretty much done and it’s sad because he seems like such a great guy but this is not a couple that should be together.

As for Kaitlyn and Jared, I almost feel like every time he’s with her, he has his face in hers. Like give the girl some air dude. I feel like when I’m watching him I’m left wondering, when was the last time he had a girlfriend.  Kaitlyn mentions in her interview that the last time she saw Jared he mentioned he was falling in love with her which she thought was really nice….if that’s not an indicator that she’s not feeling the same way, I’m not sure what is. I can’t even watch him kissing her. He reminds me of a fish.

kaitlyn_shawn jealousShawn is still harping on her date with Nick showing clear jealousy looming over his head like a halo looming over a saint. I’m not sure at this point if anyone suspects Kaitlyn had sex with Nick but I have a feeling it will come out somehow. And he takes full advantage of his one on one time, instead of focusing on Nick with his one on one time with her, he shares pictures of his family and shares a little bit of his life with her, which is the right thing to do. The last thing anyone wants on a date is to talk about another person which is what Queen Joshua did that’s why he’s not there anymore.

With the rose on the table, Kaitlyn decides to give Jared the rose….huh? After all that Shawn share with her?

Really she wants to spend the rest of the evening with Fish? I can’t.

Now here’s where she wasted a good rose after giving the rose to Jared the Fish they share a moment with none other than The Cranberries!!!!!! Having Shawn miss out on the perfect moment????? So wrong, wrong, wrong!

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It’s crazy how the guys are sitting there wondering what the fuck did Jared do that they didn’t do. Believe me, I’m wondering the same damn thing.

Shawn is clearly having a hard time with the whole process, pulls one of the producers aside and says to him that he can’t do it anymore. It’s become too much for him and he goes to her hotel room to confront her and find out what is going on….

The drama continues next week.

PS: I need a Nick in my life who will kiss me just like that! LOL

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@AndiDorfman Talks Breakup of a Relationship that Never Was @ChrisBHarrison

andi-and-josh-break-upChris Harrison changes scenes to talk about #BachelorNation with Andi Dorfman and her “shocking” break up with Josh.

Andi, very teary eyed, having difficulties discussing the break up and how she is coping. Chris asked her how did everything happen because at the premier they looked very happy.

Andi admits they have been struggling for a while in their relationship and it wasn’t something that happened overnight.  She was convinced for a while that she had made the right decision. She was 100% sure that her choice was the right choice.

She talked about the things they did together, cooking, spending time and being in love and when Chris asked about the premier and the wedding date – they really didn’t have an answer until they went back home and Andi confronted Josh as to why they didn’t have a date or even in discussions of planning a wedding.

Here’s the answer. Josh was not in love with Andi. He never was. Granted I wasn’t in the between the sheets with them, recalling Andi season, Josh was all about fulfilling his ego, making a name for himself on television. I think I mentioned maybe more than once or one hundred times in my blog about Andi season. This makes me think of Meredith Bachelorette season how she was so falling for Ian the very sexy eye candy guy in her season. Who wouldn’t fall for that but it was clear he was not feeling the same way for her and they broke up. “Surprise”

Josh was very full of himself in the Andi season. He wanted to act like the fucking savior and arguing with all the guys who were there when he found out their  intentions weren’t sincere . And the Boston guy, I forget his name, he was cute too but it was clear he was not into Andi either, he actually preferred blondes which goes to show you how low men can be on this show. On their trolley date he was staring off in the window probably wishing she was a blonde. Anything for air time! When you invite that camera into your life, trust me it’s hard to let go.

Nick, one of the final two and the one I thought she would have chosen, admitted to sleeping with Andi on the overnight date, aired “After the Final Rose”, was clear about his intentions. I believe he did love her and when he admitted what they did he didn’t come from place of malice, it was more like “How can we have such an intimate moment but you walk off the sunset with someone else?”

The fact is Andi fell in love with the wrong man. She wanted it so bad, but it wasn’t real and haven’t we all been there? Do I feel for her, sure I do. Her tears and pain were very real. I can relate on so many different levels having fallen in love with the wrong man in 2008. Back then it didn’t feel wrong and maybe that’s where we all falter as human beings. We get so caught up in that moment and we don’t think of our future with this person and how it may or may not turn out. Even after all of this time that has gone by, sad to say but true, I am still in love with this man. I will always have a love for him BUT at the end of the day, it’s all about realizing that some choices that were made in the past must stay in the past, not to be revisited or entertain thoughts of having that person come back into your life. They must stay gone in order for you to move on.

Andi is a smart and beautiful woman and while I really hated she choose Josh, at the same time I have deep empathy for her because I have been there and it really sucks.

I hope now she realizes that Josh is a lesson learned and that when she sees another bobble head like Josh coming along claiming he will sweep her off her feet, she runs the other way and never looks back.

The Bachelor Farmer Chris Soules E6 @c_soules

screen-shot-2015-01-27-at-7-39-32-pmAs we continue on with Kelsey on the floor crying her eyes out all the girls are looking around like what the fuck is going on.

It was time for Kelsey to turn up the notch by play acting a panic attack and it was poor acting let me tell you. I think women will do anything to get a man even going as far as faking a panic attack. I mean since there was no cocktail hour, why not?

As the blurred face woman was administering the oxygen mask, she proceeds talking to her and asking her questions and one of the questions was, “is there anybody I can get for you”, well we all know that answer to that question… “Please get me Chris, I need him here”….ugh!. And while she’s on the floor asking for him she says I’m going to get a rose tonight for sure he might as will give me the bunch.

Even though I am not a Carly fan, she made good points on the faux panic attack and Kelsey using this as a means to get Chris to feel sorry for her so that she can get a rose. Gee, Chris didn’t feel sorry for Amber when he pretended fake music dance with her, made out with her and sent her home all in the same night…

As the rose ceremony begins Chris begins the elimination process by handing out said roses: Jade, Kaitlyn, Megan, Becca, Ashley, and unfortunately the final Rose goes to Kelsey which means that Samantha and McKenzie did not get roses. Now even though McKenzie was way too young, I think that Samantha was a great contender over Kelsey. WTF?

Now that Santa Fe has come to an end, the bachelor family of ladies now takes their journey to Deadwood, South Dakota.

This is the episode where they will be a one on one date, a group date, and a two on one date where most times the women that get this date always believes that one of them will get the rose while the other goes home. Not necessarily true.

Past episodes of the bachelor, have featured that on these two on one dates one stays and one goes. However, things have changed due to that sometimes the bachelor or bachelorette not have a connection with either one and will let both of them go, which I believe is the purpose of these two on one dates. So if there’s anyone thinking that if they get a two on one date that one will be salvaged half of the times they are not.

the-bachelor-recap-chris-beccaThe first one on one date is with Becca, who is also a virgin hasn’t told Chris yet that she is. They go on a horseback riding date, which is pretty boring because all the drama is back in the house and so much more entertaining.  All the girls are convinced that Kelsey is a liar and a drama queen and that she made up this whole story about having a panic attack just so that she could get a rose from Chris, which, sadly worked.

Kelsey walks into the room and Whitney takes the floor to address the fact that she feels and so does everybody else that Kelsey is a liar and faked the panic attack because at some point they heard her laughing. In Kelsey’s defense she claims that she does not remember laughing. FYI Kelsey is a counselor, which means she’s good at talking her way out of her emotions so that they make sense to others.  I think Kelsey is a great actress, she knows how to play those emotions really well. I have not been reading the tabloids but if there’s anything that I’m sure that any of these rags would say that probably her in-laws did not like her and she was probably the cause of his death. Would not be surprised about that

I also have to commend the casting people who continue to have success in picking out the craziest women (and men) who would add the drama effect to the show.

On the date with Becca and Chris, I was sitting and thinking as I was watching, how boring Becca must be. She reminded me of Jen Scheft, when Andrew Firestone was in the mist of picking his “bride” to be. Which is probably a perfect scenario  because it wouldn’t be a surprise if he picked her. She doesn’t really have a real career that can take her away from living a farm life.

And while she’s also fearful of rejection in relationships, back at the house the date card comes in for the group date. No one wants the two on one except for Ashley who is very excited to get the two on one date because she is convinced that she will be the one that Chris will walk off with on that date especially if the two on one is Kelsey.

The group date card it reads as follows: Whitney, Jade, Britt, Kaitlyn, Carly and Megan which leaves Kelsey and Ashley on the two on one.

Now that Ashley knows that she’s going to be on the two on one date she is purely convinced that she will be walking off with the rose and Kelsey will be sent home. Kelsey on the other hand is laughing her butt off exclaiming that it might as well be a one on one date as he and Ashley have nothing together.

Back to Becca and Chris where she gets the rose and kisses Chris for the first time.

Now that that’s over.

On the group date all the girls are challenged to write a song and sing it to Chris. They will all take turns and they are inspired by Big and Rich, duo country musicians.  Carly, the boat entertainer singer was so happy, this was her element and positive that she would win this contest and get one on one time with him. She sang beautifully but the one who ended up winning was…Britt. Being that the song had bought him to tears, Carly’s wonderful singing voice did nothing for Chris.

The two on one date card comes in and of course it reads one stay one goes let’s have fun in the Badlands which seems to have become tradition where the two on one dates are held in the middle of nowhere and when the one is chosen flies off with the bachelor/bachelorette the other one is just left behind.

I’m glad that Ashley has a lot of self-esteem for herself.

Back at the group date Chris is talking with all of the girls and trying to comfort their insecurities, now the group is getting smaller and feelings are getting more intense. And that doesn’t seem to matter because even though it’s a group date, it seems it’s a Britt and Chris date. And during his one on one with Britt outside where the group was they were sitting at a table when Chris takes Britt’s hand and tells her he has something to show her. He grabs her hand and they go running outside.

the-bachelor-recap-chris-soules-britt-big-rich-concertHe takes her to a Big and Rich show where they’re dancing and kissing and in their own world. In her interview she expressed excitement in how much she loves country music and these are her favorite guys, and the other girls have made comments that Britt does not like country music that she does not want to live on a farm, she doesn’t want children and she loves being single. But I have not seen yet Britt say these things and it certainly didn’t land in the final edit, perhaps on the cutting room floor.

On the stage with Big and Rich, Chris and Britt are dancing and kissing without a care in the world (as love should be) but back at the restaurant are a group of bitter ladies wondering where did they go. And in front of the large crowd, Chris offers the rose to Britt on stage which leads to a large cheer and two people who seem really in love.

When they get back they see Britt with the rose and they are all extremely and visably upset and it changes the entire mood of the what was the group date.

I was laughing at this part because Chris is dripping with sweat as they were dancing at the concert and having fun and then having to go back to these disgruntle looking ladies while Britt is with a smile on her face with the rose was just completely priceless.

Whitney was very upset that he took her to the Big and Rich show. Why would he do that, Britt doesn’t like country music and she doesn’t appreciate that type of music like she does.

Carly is extremely upset because she feels that she has laid out her feelings and once again she feels they’re not being reciprocated.

And although Whitney says that her heart is pure, she’s also 29 years old. And women who are at that age start freaking out. It’s now a race against time, to get married and have children before their eggs dry up.

And now on to the good part of the show, the two on one date with Kelsey and Ashley.

They have both packed up their suitcases with the anticipation that one of them is going to come back.  As Chris is waiting for them he doesn’t seem that he’s very excited about this date, while delusional Kelsey is acting like she has a real relationship with him and can’t wait to finally have some time with him. A helicopter flies them over to the Badlands where there is a makeshift bed with wine and fruit waiting for them.

ashley and chris at the badlandsThe first thing Ashley does is grab Chris so she can throw herself at him and tell him what a faux Kelsey really is. But first she has to plant her mouth on him to ensure that she gets a rose at the end of this date.

Ashley tells Chris that Kelsey is not a good person, she’s a fake and she does not gel in a group situation. Ashley reminds me of that man in the Pauletta All Fruit commercial where everyone is at the table all proper asking to pass the Pauletta All Fruit and she would yell out “could you please pass the jelly”.

Having a real concern with Kesley, he brings back Ashley and tells Kelsey to come with him for a chat asked her point-blank how she is getting along with everybody in the house. Because Kelsey is a counselor, she knows how to talk her way out of uncomfortable situations and not deal with herself but turn the tables around on other people and blatantly lies to him how well she’s getting along with everyone at the house. At that point he sells Ashley out by telling her exactly what she said. By far a priceless moment! The fake waterworks turn on as Kelsey plays victim and wonders why anyone would say that about her. If anyone was watching this episode, trust when I say, you have got to be a fool if you missed the phony in this woman.

When she comes back, visibly angry, Ashley is sitting on the bed, and there’s a silence for about a minute as Kelsey is staring Ashley down and Ashley not returning the stare back until she turns around and Kelsey says to her, “I know what you did”.

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Notice that Kelsey’s eyes were completely dry. What happened to those tears of victim? Kelsey-And-Ashley i know

And as Kelsey brags on how she’s smarter than everyone else she conveniently forgets that Ashley also has her Masters because she is a journalist and you can’t be a journalist without a fucking masters degree.

After Kelsey confronts Ashley about what she said Kelsey goes running back to Chris crying her eyes out, asking why she told him.

On what was supposed to be a two on one date, Chris did not really make an effort to get to know either one of these women. If anything he was on another side of the Badlands deciphering on whether or not these two women should be kept around.

With all of Ashley efforts and confrontation and the boo hooing, Chris finally grew some balls and told her this is not going to work out and he cannot see her meshing with his life. The minute he tells her this, the next thing she does is throw Britt under the bus accusing her of not wanting the same thing that Chris is looking for in a relationship. Not a good look Ashley.

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When Kelsey sees Ashley coming from the hill crying her eyes out she is purely convinced that she is going to get the rose. Finally the “unsmart” girl is gone. (BTW unsmart is not a real word)

Back at the hotel room, someone comes in to fetch a suitcase and as the girls are watching they see that she takes Ashley’s suitcase and not Kelsey and this leaves them completely perplexed because they can’t understand what he sees in Kelsey. Little do they know that while this is going on Chris is going back to tell Kelsey, she too must go home.

Ashley was a complete basket case. She did not see any of this coming and was completely delusional of what she thought was a relationship with Chris.

It’s funny when Chris told Kelsey that he had sent Ashley home and she proceeded to comfort him telling him that it was a loss. I don’t think that she saw coming that Chris would be sending her home too and when he did, she put her game face on and pretended to agreed with him.

chris telling kelsey goodbye

Chris gets back on the helicopter to go back to his hotel room, leaving both Ashley who’s hysterical crying and Kelsey at the Badlands alone and back at the girls room another person comes in to fetch Kelsey’s suitcase and from there the party begins. Not only does it make them excited but they broke out the champagne and celebrated the end of Kelsey.

I can’t wait for the women tell all because I know that Chris Harrison is going to ask her the questions that I’m sure everybody is asking while they’re watching this what the fuck is on Kelsey’s mind and what planet does she live on.

Until then.

Loves and Hugs,

MB~

The Bachelor @JimmyKimmel Special @c_soules

The Bachelor E3 – The Jimmy Kimmel Special

Jimmy Kimmel looking very intent on making sure he hits every spot on Chris Soules (lol)

Comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel takes over week three of the bachelor which is almost appropriate because Jimmy has a lot to say about what happens the show and making predictions although I think he gets his predictions from reality Steve.
While making priceless jokes, the girls were actually happy to see him and took over Chris Harrison’s job which was also pretty funny. You know if for any reason Chris Harrison couldn’t do a season, Jimmy Kimmel would be a great replacement as he will keep the humor steady in this already comedic show.
Before the date card is given to the ladies, Jimmy pulls out a swear jar explaining the word ‘amazing’ is used quite often so in lieu of keeping count of the word, everyone that uses it has to put a dollar in the jar.
The date card is disbursed with dancer Kaitlyn to start things off with the first one on one date.
Amazing…
Unbeknownst to Farmer Chris and Kaitlyn, Jimmy Kimmel would be in control of their date and upon arrival at Costco’s, Jimmy supplied them with a grocery list of things they must pick up for their date.

Although a highly unconventional date for the Bachelor since most of all the dates are based on glamour, Kaitlyn did make valid points regarding their date, bringing the reality aspect to what they may be doing in real life which would be shopping….?
When they arrived back at the house, and engaged in conversation, Jimmy shows up and becomes part of the date. Of course one of the first things he asks is about the fantasy suite and the unspoken rule that no one is to disclosed if the couples have sex. Come on….we all know they do. Look at Andi – she had sex with Nick but picked Josh because she was convinced at some point he was going to be into her. Jimmy, in his “manly show” ways, made a lot of jokes to Chris that he should have sex with all of the women before he picks one.
Back at the house, the new date card comes in for the group date as follows:
Britt, Jillian, Becca, Tracy, Mackenzie, Kelsey, Amber, Ashley S., Juelia, Samantha, Nikki, and Carly.
…And on the date with Kaitlyn, Chris and Jimmy, Chris (during his interview) talked about how attracted he is to Kaitlyn and the qualities she possesses. While in the pool in their intimate setting and kissing, the camera pans the camera over to the right and there’s Jimmy Kimmel is on the other side of the pool having his champagne and enjoying the view.

Now it’s time for the group date which Jimmy Kimmel informs the ladies that this date will consist of farm work more like an obstacle course of farming. He gave specific instructions to the girls on what they need to do the first thing they need to do is milk a goat and drink some of the milk (which I’m not sure that’s even kosher or safe to drink), after that they had to shovel manure and chase a pig. Carly who didn’t get a date last week was on this group date and mentioned that she was allergic to goats milk but she was still going to drink it anyway I don’t know if that’s a stupid move but if you’re allergic to something chances are you shouldn’t be eating or drinking it. I guess when you come in with your toy karaoke machine, anything is to be expected from Carly.
Carly ends up winning the race and they take photos as the Farmer and wife American Gothic picture. The picture couldn’t be complete without Jimmy Kimmel and Chris Soules as the American Gothic couple part two.
By this point I’ve lost count on how many ‘amazing’ were said, but I do know they missed one with Becca which was later down the line.
After the group festivities, the girls are all dressed and ready to compete for Chris’ time and make out.
Carly grabs him first, now feeling confident that she’s in the game as a result of not having time with him on the episode before and she makes his speech I’m a man you’re a woman blah blah blah and makes out with him.
Amber who’s also feeling super confident has her time with Chris and plays, “let’s pretend to slow dance without music” and they kiss, and it suddenly becomes the repeat of Juan Pablo when his tongue was in everyone’s mouth too. As a matter of fact, they should have had JP for this season to help Farmer Chris decide who the better kisser is.
McKenzie’s, the youngest out of all the ladies, was noticeably upset at all the kissing, as she’s still in her head that she got the first kiss. When she gets her time with him she confronts him and asks why was he kissing everyone on this group date. The look on the farmer’s face was priceless. Yes, why was he kissing everyone? In the past seasons, (except for JP) I can’t recall where everyone was kissing everyone so early on, well maybe Bob Guiny.
When Becca had her one-on-one time with Chris, Becca mentions that their conversations seem effortless. She also confides with him by telling him she would have not done the Bachelor if it were anyone else but him. Watching him last season, she saw he would be the ideal person to bring home to her family. (She did say amazing twice). And while the music is heightening and the scenery is to perfection, they are locked eyes, holding hands, and as they draw closer, they….hug. Were you waiting for a kiss? My thoughts on Becca, I like her. She turned the tables when she said that she would have not come on to the show if it were not him as the Bachelor. Yes while Chris does hand out the roses and it’s about who stays and who goes, just as Andi didn’t feel that Juan Pablo was a good choice for her, she chose to leave, any one of these women can do that. But you know in reality television every woman wants their spotlight. Right now I’m placing my bet on Becca to be one of the top contenders.
While all is well on the group date, back at the house, fertility nurse, Whitney was complaining that she hadn’t gotten one on one time with Chris and when the date card arrives, guess who’s name is read…of course Whiney, I mean Whitney.
Now back at the group date, Chris tells the ladies how he had a good time with everybody, but he gives the rose to someone that he said he wanted to have a further connection with and he gave the rose to Becca, probably the only girl that he didn’t make out with that he had one on one time with.
Whitney who spent most of her time complaining she didn’t get any one on one time with him finally has her date with Chris. There’s something about Whitney where her conversations seems forced and phony. While they are talking Chris mentions how important it is to him that he is with someone who is spontaneous, who can work a crowd or be comfortable in a party or casual setting.
And then….how convenient because here’s a wedding party that strolls down from the hill they are sitting from. Whitney who immediately notices that it’s a wedding party suggest they crash the party. Really? Really….
 At the wedding, Whitney suggests that if anyone recognizes him they should pretend they are engaged so no one suspects anything and to let the guests know the must keep top secret. My thoughts on Whitney, I’m not a fan and here’s why. This is a woman whose meeting couples day in and day out helping them have babies. She’s 29 years old and this is about the age where women start to freak out thinking if they don’t hurry up and get married, their eggs will dry up and they will die an old lady with cats.
I really hate this concept. I would like to believe as women we are allowed to make out own choices. And if a woman decides that she does not want to marry nor have children, why is she looked up as a reject? Very stupid thinking if you ask me.
What’s even more stupid is Whitney not really looking as she’s thinking anything through. More like, I will do whatever he wants just so I can get that ring.
After they crash the wedding and walk away he comes back with the rose exclaiming that Whitney absolutely made his day and he asked her if she will accept the rose. Of course she will. Time is of the essence for Whitney. SMH

On the flip side Juelia confides with the other ladies about the incident that happened with her husband committing suicide. I have a lot of issues with this. First, I’m not sure why casting felt the need to choose her. The woman clearly is still reeling from the loss of her husband. Not only the loss but how it happened still plagues her. It’s not right that a woman with so much pain give herself to a guy who will basically spend most of his time comforting her loss instead of being an equal partner.  (note: Apparently, Chris had found out through one or more the women gossiping about her)
I have to say while I empathize with her story, the fact of the matter is, while I was sitting here watching, my eyes were rolling around because it’s so dramatic and so unnecessary. It was just over-the-top and furthermore with the way she was crying, there is no way I can see any kind of relationship developing with Chris. This is this kind of stuff that you see in soap operas for pure entertainment and nothing more. Sad to see that The Bachelor continues to use women’s pain as the, “coming up next”, for their features on this show.
Britt continues to hang out all him and making out with him every chance that she gets, because she wants to feel some sense of security. Jade, the cosmetics girl runs and take him inside his house to make with out with him. Ashley I. is completely losing her mind and Jillian is walking around half naked looking for him. Sounds like a naked retreat if you ask me.
When Jade and Chris get back out of the room Jillian is in the hot tub like waiting for them and Ashley I. still running around like a chicken without a head because she needs that one on one time STAT! While the rest of the girls are looking for him they don’t realized that he’s with Jade making out on the bed and when they finally emerge, Chris goes in the hottub where Jillian monopolizes the whole time as she refused to leave when the girls started to gather around trying to get that one on one time.
A little bit about Ashley I…she’s a virgin. That’s not to say that she doesn’t have experience in relationships but in her mind, she seems to be stuck that if her tongue is not in Chris’ mouth she doesn’t stand a chance being with him and this gives her some distorted confidence that it does. She too is highly emotional and over the top. Have you noticed when she does kiss Chris, it’s almost awkward and unnatural.
And the roses goes to:
Jade
Samantha
Juelia
McKenzie
Kelsey
Britt
Megan
Carly
Ashley S. the lunatic
Nikki
Jillian
Ashley I.
The ladies who received roses on dates: Becca, Whitney and Kaitlyn

The most notable that didn’t get a rose was Amber – fake music, fake dancing, maybe the kissing was fake on Chris’ part too, a perfect example of why kissing doesn’t guarantee a rose. There was clearly no romantic connection but that didn’t stop Chris from putting his tongue in her mouth. Amber’s rejection on interview was visible without her saying a word and kudos to her that she choose not to talk and walk away and savor those tears in private. I felt really bad for her. Rejection is never the greatest feeling in the world and even worse when exposed on national television. I’m glad she walked away.
But there was one that went away “crying” in the limo and that was Jimmy Kimmel’s as Chris Harrison informed him that he was no longer needed. Chris Harrison definitely has a great sense of comedic humor and I thought this was a very good episode definitely bought something different into the show even though the one thing that wasn’t different was a new set of pathetic women.

The Bachelorette Andi – Episode One

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After watching the first episode of the Andi season I think this season’s bachelorette will be quite interesting.

Let’s get started with the first impression rose. It took me by surprise but as a viewer and not physically being there, the editors are choosing what you watch so technically we don’t know how much time she spent getting to know them. Always make makes me wonder how fast she gets to know their names she must write them down on the list and the producers read the means back to her during the rose ceremony.

Nevertheless her first impression rose went to Nick V. He seems kind of dorky but looking at the future episodes since he seems to be one of the guys that makes it to the next several rounds he’s a dorky kind of cute. It’s funny how they bring out that rose when everyone seems to be settling in comfortably in that manson and then the competitive nature begins.
Now lets fast forward to the rose ceremony who she chose and my favorite and not favorite contenders.
Cody, the personal trainer that was acting like he was pushing the limo was just dumb. Personal trainers  (not all so don’t get your undies in a bunch) are full of themselves plus he’s not that cute acting like he was pushing the car was just stupid. He was all out of breath too which didn’t make a personal trainer look good.
Ron-  I’m confused he seemed to technical. Loosen up! I just don’t see it. On top of that, lets be real how many of the black contenders make it to the top four….Um none. I still believe most are only chosen to make for good TV. I did like Marquel but we all know at some point they are going to go home.

She picked Craig who seems to have stalker tendencies.

Bradley the opera singer – my whole thing is the only way that relationship will last is if he kept singing.

Brett – did she pick him because he had to return the lamp?

My fave contenders:

Dylan – for two reasons one he’s hot and two he’s from Boston. Anyone who has visited Boston this is where the hot guys reside.

Tasos – he’s not really eye candy but because he seems caring and considerate – the gesture he did with the lock as they do in Paris could be a start to something new at the bachelor house.

Eric would have been the ideal guy unfortunately he is no longer with us in this life may he rest in peace.
Guys I’m glad she did not pick:
Jason –  A bartender and that hair. Enough said.
Josh B. – What the hell was he crying about? He just met the girl!
Mike – Another one with the hair.

Now for the juicy portion. Chris from the Emily season comes in with a bouquet of roses for Andi. He’s stopped by security claiming he has to meet her. Has to? He was coming off a bit obsessive but who hasn’t.

When one of the golfers came running over he promised to get Chris Harrison to talk to him. When Harrison did arrive he really wasn’t very welcoming which begs me to believe that there was definitely something more going on then just Chris being turned away.
Why was it that Chris Harrison was so not into having a little bit of drama and/or controversy on the show when it seems that is what the show is driven by.
While Harrison assured Chris that he would talk to Andi, what I wasn’t expecting was the way Harrison had presented Chris to Andi. That he had been on the show before during the Emily season and he was on the bachelor pad almost as if he was some kind of failure for not finding a relationship.
Why would Chris Harrison throw him under the bus as if every season ended with a happy ending. Everyone who hasn’t found love basically joined an orgy fest of people who have been on previous shows and basically all fucking each other. So I’m curious to know what made this situation different?
Chris Harrison is not only the host of the show, as he initially started off,  but he has become the “advisor” of the show. Funny how he has garnered that title considering that once upon a time he was married but now is part of the orgy fest. Wasn’t he the one being accused by Rozlyn (when she was asked to leave the show) and I believe another women in a previous season a while back although I can’t remember her name but I do remember writing an article about her in my magazine @KinkEMagazine – both accusing Harrison of having his cake and eating it too.  It shouldn’t be a surprise that Chris Harrison is now a single man.
That’s not to say that Chris Harrison cannot be a good adviser I’m sure that he could but considering what he did with Chris I kind of lose respect for him in that regard.
Getting back to the “Emily season” Chris, he claimed he spent seven days waiting to find out when they were going to shoot the new season.  I am sure that he is in contact with somebody in the show that he let him know that they were going to be taping soon.  If Reality Steve knows who chooses who at the end I’m sure it wouldn’t have been hard for Chris to get info on what dates the taping would take place.
My whole thing was why was he treated like a problem child?
If I were Andi, I would have not listened to Harrison, but in the same breath I can understand why she said what she said maybe it is nice to start off on new season with a whole new season of men and no one from the past.
At the end of the day for me Chris Harrison was just dead wrong in saying what he said. While it’s still would have made good for TV he didn’t and allow Andi to make a choice for herself.
Makes me wonder what part of the gutter Chris Harrison’s mind is for this season.
While I never have faith in anyone finding real true love in this type of atmosphere, The Bachelor never fails to amuse me with it’s stupidity of mindless dreams and hopes and the fabulous vacation fantasies that make you feel like you’re falling in love until the end of the show, when the cameras are off and real life settles in.
Who made the cut: Nick V., Eric, Marquel, Craig, Tasos, Brian, Bradley, Marcus, Andrew, Ron, Carl, Chris, Dylan. Brett, Patrick, Cody and Nick.
Until then.
Marabelle Blue

Why I called Andy Cohen of Bravo’s WWHL an Idiot

People have a tendency to misconstrued words and equate negative words with the word hate. Last time I checked hate has it’s own separate meaning – hence the reason for this blog. 

Sadly, I fell victim to the Real Housewives saga. Not all of them but most of them. When I started watching Bravo TV it seemed better television. They had a reality show called Blow Out starring Jonathon Atin, a very crude but, on point, hairstylist, who thrived on perfection and expected from anyone who was learning from him or working for him.

I really liked that show because even though we’re talking about a very expensive she-she hair salon that I probably would never go and get my hair done for the same price (at around $40 bucks) – the idea of running a business was the reason why I watched. As a business owner myself, someone who has been interested in opening a spa for many years now, I wanted to get an inside look.

Then there was Tabatha. Another perfectionist who people sought out when their salon was going down. While Tabatha focused on hair salons, suddenly the show changed and had her focus on other business other than salons….hmmm how is that working out for you Bravo? It seems that Tabatha’s show has taken a back seat. 

Then of course we have Flipping Out starring Jeff Lewis. The gay and sexy charismatic man who flipped houses out in California, that is until the market crashed and he turned his business to a design business, and remains successful till this day which much competition.

What is the common ground with all of these shows? They were all about running a business. The do’s and don’ts if you will. Sure, the housewives were there all along, but I guess Bravo decided let’s put the drama in the forefront and lets forget about business worthy things so that way society can stay stuck on dumb and not really learn anything.

While this sounds like I am chastising myself for watching any of the Housewives series, believe me when I tell you, I am far from dumb, and watching a lot of these women who decided to expose their personal lives on television is pretty funny. It’s the “how to” of how NOT to live, how to treat others, and maybe getting an inside of one’s self…and for a lot of people that’s not a bad thing. Hey if you can’t go to therapy there’s always the Housewives right?

Now over to Andy. First I need to say, I do not hate Andy, I am not a “hater” as society has created this “socially accepted” word, I think he’s overrated sure….he can be quite entertaining on his What What Happens Live which I’ve caught several times only because of some of the guests he’s had. But for the most part it’s not on my 11PM EST to do list. 

I think he’s an idiot because he sat there and talked about how he and the Bravo producers don’t condone violence, meanwhile it’s funny how he forgot to mention or even apologize for the “Pajama Party” episode (mmm hmmm ya’ll remember that) when Apollo was punching the shit out of Brandon. 

Now of course they may bring this up on the part three episode, but I just find that Andy does things out of convenience and he picks sides when he should just be the host of the show and nothing more. 

Discarding Porsha and leaving Kenya wasn’t right, BUT look at how all the women went on the attack and no one really sided with her, not even Cynthia who was dropping her dog all over the place when she was at Velvet’s memorial service.

Andy if you’re going to do a talk show, it’s best that you not contradict yourself because it does make you look like an idiot and while I may be a nasty person, some people will regard it as being truthful, even if it does come out in a nasty tone.

I never said I was nice one hundred percent of the time, shit, I never said I was respectful one hundred percent of the time.

Like Andy, I am also part of the media – maybe different money scales but the moral remains the same doesn’t it? Maybe not…maybe I’m wrong. Some media just hits below the belt. Too low maybe. Also not everyone will agree with Andy and not everyone will agree with me.  Just because a million people like something does that mean you’re required to follow the crowd? Whatever happened to standing up for your own beliefs or opinions? (Well I think within reason….)

I’m the media for the Alternative Community. I actually care about my sector and how we grow and represent ourselves. Now while I’m not the only one in the media for the Alt Community (thank goodness), we do have our own selfish idiots as well. Those I don’t take into regard at all. If I want to learn any kind of business sense or commitment, I will read a book, like Richard Branson’s “Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School”. If anyone has read this book and inspires or owns a business, this is an excellent book to read. 

Clearly I’m really not going to get it from Housewives other than just entertainment purposes, like Andy. Do we really expect to learn anything from any of these cast members? Not really?

Remember the operative word is entertainment. We all love a good debate, a good discussion, hell maybe even a good argument but to the two dumbasses that called me names, you’re simply that. A dumbass. (I think they missed out on college).

Until then.

Loves and Hugs, 

MB~