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AVorlon   

Yeah, I think that would be way too much even for hard-core fans. I'm happy just hearing a synopsis without wasting my time. 

So, he told two  different girls that he loved them, proposed to one of them, and then decided that maybe he wanted the other one after all? I agree that it smells of production, and I'm watching the show Unreal, which is all about making fun of this sort of thing. 

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Jade   

Yeah, what Copssister said... This reeks of production shenanigans.

Becca's reaction appeared to be a whole lot of bad acting. First, she just sits there in a coma.  Then, she tries to feign heartbreak as she jams her fingers into her eyes to create tears.  (All the while casting sidelong glances to gauge The Bachelor of the Day's reaction to her bad acting.) When she couldn't muster up the tears, she kept running into different rooms in an attempt to hide the fact that she couldn't cry on command.  The only honest emotion occurred at her two mentions of her alleged ultimate embarrassment.

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So, SURPRISE!  Becca is the next Bachelorette.  Becca is already over Arie.  Becca is open to love!!

It's utterly pathetic that Lauren, now completely aware that Arie reached out to her BEFORE he broke up with Becca, still accepted his proposal of marriage just weeks after this all played out.  Perhaps she's too young and/or immature to realize that he'd have (likely) stayed with Becca if she'd responded negatively toward him, but if one is to believe that Arie made a mistake and simply picked the wrong woman, he would have left that woman before pursuing the one he felt got away.  Unless, of course, Lauren's motives are to be the next, next Bachelorette.  My only question is, where the hell is Lauren's scary Dad in all of this chaos?  Good Lord, Man, speak up now before your daughter's "shocking" divorce is spread across the magazine covers.

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On 7.3.2018 at 4:43 PM, copssister said:

My only question is, where the hell is Lauren's scary Dad in all of this chaos?  Good Lord, Man, speak up now before your daughter's "shocking" divorce is spread across the magazine covers.

Oooh you're right. I would like to know what that man has to say...

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Some insight on the season from Nanny Bekah and Taxidermy Kendall.  Here's just a taste:

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Do you think the producers could’ve given Lauren a less bland edit if they really tried?

KL: It depends. I was surprised that her relationship with Arie was so strong. I hadn’t seen that while filming, and she never talked about her relationship with him. So I thought my relationship with Arie was stronger than hers, but when I saw their date in Tuscany I was like, Oh no, I can 100 percent see their strong connection.

BM: You can see the way he looks at her. He’s enamored with her, absolutely enamored. I can’t say I’m not surprised, because what she presented in front of the camera was two-dimensional, even though she’s very much a multi-dimensional person. I thought it was interesting to see her cry every time she talked about him.

KL: She showed a lot of emotion on camera that I didn’t expect. But she was really guarded. She doesn’t seem like the kind of person that would want to have her love life on television. She was definitely there for love. She wasn’t there to sell hair gummies on Instagram. [Laughs.]

BM: I’m not sure how she got on the show. She doesn’t seem to enjoy being on television at all. She doesn’t seem to particularly like being in front of camera or like the structure of it, either. She was so uncomfortable with him being in a relationship with other people. So I’m like, How did she get here?

 

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Dammit, I've been drawn into this new round of Becca the Bachelorette.  Last night's arrivals episode attempted to bring some drama, but didn't quite feel authentic.  We had a handful of typical production plants (Leo, Jordan), but the night started off with an actual Bachelorette party where three of the prior Bachelorettes showed up to counsel Becca.  Oh, and to sage her private parts - true story.

The few guys whom I found interesting, which means they'll surely be gone before the traveling even begins this season, were:

Clay - something about a gentle giant being so family-centric.  Plus, he's got good, NFL-worthy, hands.  Sadly,, I didn't see him in many of the preview clips, but I'm hoping it was careful editing by production to not give away the outcome.

Blake - really good first connection with Becca, from a small town - and (spoiler from bio) he's a great swing dancer.

Garrett - a man who can fly fish is a-okay in my book, as that sport takes lots of patience, tenacity and good core strength to stand in the river!

Now, for the ugly:

Lincoln - Long before the previews of the season at the end of last night's show, good old Linc just didn't seem to be what he says he is.  We'll see, as it appears he lingers pretty far into the race for her heart, but I'm going to want to see some receipts for most of what he's selling.  Plus, he's just a baby at 26 - he hasn't matured out of "player" yet.  

Leo - it's never a good sign when your man has better hair than you.  

Jake - nice production twist to surprise Becca with a candidate from her current social circle.  Too bad it was this tool who couldn't stop telling her that he didn't remember her all those other times they'd met.  

Jordan - such a production character plant.....on the show only to build his "Pensive Gentleman" brand.

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MrsGryn   

So I was thrilled for this crapfest to begin again, and what happens? We had power issues about half an hour into the show. It came back right as she was booting Jake (I guess, I never learn their names until at least the second episode). That was fun. I was sorry she let the grocery store owner go. He seemed likable. 

Was there ever a reason given for the chicken suit?

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Joe the Grocer seemed fine in his video intro, for sure, but he completely blanked on his actual intro and subsequent conversation with her.  She'd likely have kept him around if she'd seen his intro video.  Rumor is he's appearing on the Bachelor in Paradise season that is currently filming, so perhaps he'll get into the running again there if he doesn't flake out again.

The chicken suit intro was tied to her name, Becca.  Apparently, he believes chickens make a BeCAW! sound when they cluck.  He started out of the limo with loud, repeated BeCAWs and eventually simmered them down to Beccas as he neared her.  My opinion is his skit went over easy.  

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MrsGryn   
19 hours ago, copssister said:

  My opinion is his skit went over easy.  

Okay, that made me laugh! Thanks for the explanation of both Joe the Grocer and the chicken suit. I did not want to suffer through OnDemand where I cannot fast forward for the info.

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MrsGryn   
On 5/29/2018 at 10:56 AM, copssister said:

Now, for the ugly:

Lincoln - Long before the previews of the season at the end of last night's show, good old Linc just didn't seem to be what he says he is.  We'll see, as it appears he lingers pretty far into the race for her heart, but I'm going to want to see some receipts for most of what he's selling.  Plus, he's just a baby at 26 - he hasn't matured out of "player" yet.  

But wait! There's more! (warning: scatological talk ahead)

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My thoughts on last night's episode:

  • Whoa!  Tia, whom I'd have much preferred as this season's Bachelorette, dated Colton?  Scandalous! (and totally scripted by casting since Becca and Tia vacationed together in early February - you'd imagine if Colton and Tia dated in January that Tia may have mentioned the guy during their poolside chats.)
  • Sure, the camera may have caught other instances of the group date guys cheating in the obstacle course - but c'mon Lincoln, no woman wants to be proposed to by a cheater having a huge ring!
  • Speaking of Lincoln, flinging that photo into the pool was a missed opportunity.  Imagine if Connor had taken that photo to the little boy's room and christened it with a "Lincoln special" before returning it to him?  Also, Lincoln, you're crying over a dollar store frame....or is it that you have never held a real photo inside that crazy contraption having a glass layer before?
  • Clay is adorable, but something seems "off" with him.  It always seems like he's looking above or next to the person to whom he's speaking.  Too many concussions?
  • "It’s called ingueninity," - models am smart!
  • As Becca and Blake were slamming away their aggression, I couldn't help thinking "damn, they're going to be sore tomorrow".  So it made me giggle when they compared how their muscles ached later at dinner.  
  • I can smell Jean Blanc's cologne through the television - I wonder if his lips taste like Polo by Ralph Lauren.
  • Over the weekend, word got out that Leo is a D-List actor who was (allegedly) cast on the show to play a character.  So, his WWE persona wore on me this episode.  Guess being on The Bachelorette is a step up from his soft-porn role from last year.  Skinemax!

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