Been crazy busy and Bobby and I on very opposite schedules but we got to watch it.
MY first impression roses:
1. Emily really liked Nate - she thought he was hawt. he was.
2. Emily really liked Ryan - I say he wins it.
Jef - he will go far (the guy with the water bottle industry... skateboard... he's different, but maybe not daddy material). I like him as a dark horse. He's dynamic.
Charlie - he SHOULD go far. I LIKE HIM! But I can see how he would blow it though. He's... kinda... weird.
lots of blah blah about helicopter boy. Word is out it was a plant. Like Bentley. Like ... yeah, Bentley. Not in it for the girl. Whatev. I didn't even think he was cute/cool/interesting.
Totally predictable who she chose in the first rose ceremony. THANK DOG she passed on David the musician. That whole "EMMMILYYY.. EMILLLYY..." Thing? C'mon. UGH. I also knew that that guy who told her he had 6 kids... SIX KIDS? Uhhh yeah, no.
I don't think Emily can carry this show. I don't think she has a compelling enough personality to make me care enough to stick with it.
The Mermaid agrees. We watched, but mostly cringed. We agreed that so far we don't care at all about what happens to Emily or any of them for that matter. Probably two more weeks out of loyalty - but I gotta say I'd much rather be watching a Bachelor Pad or maybe even some housewives from somewhere than this.
I agree with your analysis so far completely, both of you.
This was shot a couple miles up the road. The neighbors were on the local-yokel news whining about the helicopter. I back-handed 'em with a big shaddup to boot. I think its was cool even though I don't give a shit enough to watch. Maybe if they go on dates at local watering holes or something me and Theo will show up and do some photo-bombs.
Or do they shoot this stuff all in a advance and its actually over right now?
Whitee reminded me that we needed to update here...
So Aaron and Kyle and Joe go home. Surprised? Anyone care?
I couldn't believe she kept Joe for the first rose ceremony after he did that bizarre dance up to her when he got out of the limo. So strange! I was sort of surprised she kept Sean (blond) and Michael (pony tail). Maybe it's editing but I have seen zero interaction. Michael is kinda hawt.
I think it's between Arie and Ryan with Arie having the edge.
This message has been edited by AnnyBoo on May 22, 2012 3:07 PM
Ooh, I forgot to watch last night, but I will catch up shortly. I've read the spoilers, so I know who's in the final three. (There's a spoiler out there for the final one too, but until Reality Steve confirms, I'm not taking it to the bank.)
I think Ryan is cute, but none of the other guys is doing it for me - but I've only watched the first episode, so that could change.
At the risk of Whitey filing a recall petition with the Board of Man Accredititors...
I watched again last night. About 15 minutes in, I actually got up and started to walk out. Then Kermit the Frog lured me back in. Why can Kermit do that? Fuck if I know. Maybe because they were going to sing Rainbow Connection, which is probably the song I've sung most to my children and I have a soft spot.
I don't know any of the guys' names. I hate them all.
OK, I'll go google -
OK, Chris - is not a handsome man. The Mermaid agrees. He looks like someone hit him with a shovel on the SIDE of the face. I don't get how she thinks he's hot.
Interlude: she seems to say "You're so handsome!" or "You're so cool!" or "You don't pay attention to me" or "You make me nervous" when she runs out of things to say.
Interlude #2: Did you know that there is a vast nuclear fallout shelter under the Greenbrier where they filmed that last date designed to house the U.S. Congress in case the shit comes down? Zombie survivalists in the mid-Atlantic region take note.
The two guys that left at the rose ceremony - I had to check to make sure they weren't brothers. They were cut from EXACTLY the same cloth. They both live in Long Beach, CA. I thought they might even be twins. I don't think so though - but clearly that ain't Emily's brand.
The Mermaid called Joe's early exit from the very start of that date - and you know what? So did he. Notice there was no limo chat after? He was smiling when he got into the limo. He wasn't sad. He thought that her crying was funny.
Ryan is ok, but not that deep I'm thinking. The letter thing was worth of man card pullage.
Charlie... I don't want to rank the guy because he had an accident but... sorry dude, that's not making you seem like the 'strong, steady, provider type.' I don't think that's going to work for you. Even the microscopic pity party is not attractive at all.
I like Doug. He seems like a real guy. Arie seems cool, though he needs to lose the extra e in his name.
Jef looks 12. When they were together I was like "That's a woman, and that's a boy sitting next to a woman." Then they said that he's the same age. I don't think it's going to happen. He needs another f in his name too.
But all in all, I still don't care. I'm doing this for you Anny, and no other reason. Even the Mermaid nearly quit, but by the time we got to the 2nd solo date, I said we have to see the rose ceremony now and we hung in.
Usually I get the feeling that the main person is dumbing it down for the mind-numbing content requirements of this show, but not this time. I definitely get the sense that she's looking at the stage managers and shouting 'LINE!!' fairly frequently.
Either way, we never get to see anything real, but at least if you think they're actually probably sort of normal, you can stand it.
Awesome picture DJ.
I wish I could show you my friend who is a dead ringer for Joe-who-got-sent-home. I don't think he'd appreciate it though.
I know the writers/producers sat her down and said, "Look, Emily. We need you to come at this with a take me like I am or leave it attitude because the viewers need to buh-leeve you won't bend due to your daughter."
"And also, come at it like a straight talker. Say you are asking whatever is on your mind and every time you ask a question and they answer, respond with 'What do you MEAN by that?'"
I got sucked into DWTS for the finals as well. The criticism I keep hearing is that the female non dancers (or "stars") have a lot more foot work and movement than their male counterparts who generally just stand around and lift and therefore should win.
Meaning the girl should win.
But I have to say, Donald Driver won me over with that two step he did. HOLY SMOKES those lifts were insane and his foot work was amazing!
ETA: and I Haaaaaate Country.
This message has been edited by AnnyBoo on May 22, 2012 5:33 PM
That makes me like him even more. He was on my fantasy team about 8 years ago, so he's definitely past his prime. If he's taking a pay cut to stay with the team he feels connected to, I'm down with that. (Although I'll take whatever salary he's getting to sit on the bench.)
I'm with Squid. Its become a tradition that every generation had the best SNL ever and since that generation it has sucked. It has its ups and downs, but rarely does an episode not generate a few laughs for me, as well as a few groans.
I watch SNL, but I don't get quality laughs every week. This saturday when we were watching I mentioned to the bf that I was really sick of Kristen Wiig. At that point I didn't know that it was her last show, so that worked out really well for me.
Yes, I'm not among the crew who claim she 'saved the show!' - She's got some good ones, no doubt, but her funny:turkey ratio is still no better than anyone else's. I'd say Sudekis and Armisen are the ones who are my current favorites.
I thought Mick Jagger did a spectacular job this past week, and the music was really great.
I, too, disagree with the weekly quality laughs. I don't think it's cranky to say the cast has been weak the last couple of years. It's happened before. Anybody remember the last 80s? Julia Louis Dreyfuss and Anthony Michael Hall? Terrible.
I know that Joe isn't Peyton, Ben, or Tom, but he's not a pussy! I think he's improved every year. That said, I think this season might be awful for the Ravens. Last season was the time to win the Super Bowl. Thanks, Billy Cundiff!