Tuesday, July 14, 2015


….so there was no point to the confrontation between Nick and Shawn. Great.

Overnight Date: Ben

There aren't many to be had, but one of the downfalls of living on the west coast is that Bachelornation Social Media is updated on East Coast time... So Living Room Peanut Gallery Member Carolyn had already seen Ben H's post about leaving the show... And I'm SURE he's crying into some dollar bills from the deal he just signed to be the next Bachelor...

Circa THIS...

But in the episode, Kaitlyn is moving right along to her overnight with Ben. (Apparently we are NEVER going to learn why these episodes aired in the odd format in which they did...)

Obviously Kaitlyn cares NOTHING for Ben because her outfit right now is everything my frunp-tastic dreams are made of.

BEN in a sweater, on the other hand…

I'll drink to that.

Props to my donkey friend that started eating straight out of the bucket and following Ben. That guy is my spirit animal. Did they play hide and seek on this date, or the last one? These Irish castles aren't the best spot for dates, if I'm honest about it... At this point LRPG member Tina and I were so bored that we got into an animated conversation about the stakes of Amazon Prime Day... I HAVE SO MANY THINGS IN THE CART RIGHT NOW MOM, YOU DO NOT EVEN REALIZE. 


We see Ben sit on a pretty picnic blanket and say some really sweet things to Kaitlyn that he may or may not have pulled out of a Nicholas Sparks novel from the hotel lobby. But no matter.

Then the poor guy must have soiled his sweater at some point, because he showed up to the castle that night wearing the sweater that Kaitlyn had on earlier that day, but again: NO MATTER.

Ben: Best sleepover ever!
Tina: And I just had one last night! Have you met my friend Nick?
Bryan: And I’m gonna have a sleepover tomorrow with my friend Shawn! Oh and look at this cool Granny Bed we get to sleep on tonight! This is SWEET!

Loving that Ben H. is walking out with a backpack, the next morning. It's the morning after and the man has a backpack. THERE IS NO SHAME IN THE BACKPACK, PEOPLE. (Unless you spent your childhood touching them, circa JJ. Ugh can't WAIT for the MTA)

Overnight Date: Shawn

Well I sure don’t hate this golf outfit. And I certainly don’t hate Shawn wearing it right now. Not one bit. 

Kaitlyn sets the wager for the golf game: “If I win, I get whatever I ask for. And if you win, I get whatever I ask for.”

I like Kaitlyn’s rules.

Shawn and Kaitlyn tried to pretend to play a game of Truth or Dare, but somehow it just turned into Shawn streaking across the green, chasing after Kaitlyn and his clothes...

...he doesn't look unfortunate without clothing. 
Later that night:
Kaitlyn: I have some reservations about Shawn and I know I need to talk to him about it because I need to know.
Grace: ...and I know it makes good TV.

Ok whatever about this Eskimo Buddies, here’s the real question: does the Eskimo story have ANY shred of clout, or is it completely made up? Is there any truth to it, or did Nick completely make it up? THAT'S the crux, people. 

Aaaaand we got another shot of silence between Shawn and "the other guy," post rose ceremony, just like we had with Claire and Nikki.

Ben H, that was a WONDERFULLY graceful exit, and you will live on in our hearts forever.
(And by "hearts," I mean "televisions.")

Hometown Family Dates

I feel like watching Nick’s family is so terribly similar to watching the Bluth Family. Not to mention that LRPG member Carolyn is REALLY weirded out that every member of this family looks exactly like Nick. And you KNOW those producers have already begun priming little Bella for when she's old enough to be on this show...

Not sure why they shot the fantasy suite date and hometown date out of order. (Maybe Kaitlyn couldn't stand to meet more than two families?) But regardless, we quickly moved on to Shawn's family. Just a few thoughts:

- Serious POINTS to Shawn’s older sister Jessie, cause if she’s the older sister… well, the other sisters aren't aging as well…

- Bottom line: I see Kaitlyn with Shawn’s family more than I see her with Nick’s family. (It seems like you can't be in Nick's family unless you look like him...) 

- Question: How is Shawn’s accent so thick? I'm baffled. 

- Quick sidenote: The lights are SO intense on these family jaunts. The intern is letting me DOWN right now.

- Shawn’s dad is asking SO many serious questions and not taking ANY crap and I am LOVING it.

Waaaaait wait that was all a ruse. He just fronted like he was a serious dude, Shawn gave him ZERO real answers and the dad suddenly shrugged it off with a "Well, if you love her, son..." 


Ok y'all. This is such a toss up. Seriously we can’t decide how this is going to end. They’ve both said I love you. She cried after one declaration but not the other, she loved meeting both the families... THIS IS SUCH A TOSS UP. I don't think we've ever ACTUALLY confronted the reality of someone ACTUALLY being in love with two people. (Like Chris Harrison always claims that they ACTUALLY are).

And I certainly don't think America has ever actually been rooting for a contestant to find love like we're ALL TOTALLY ROOTING FOR BEN H TO FIND LOVE, NEXT TIME AROUND.

(I also don't think I've had as many close friends submit for the show at one time)


1 comment:

  1. I love that you brought up Claire and Nicky…I was trying to remember last time two contestants hated each other so much. Of course you did!

    Secondly, I totally agree that it is a toss up like never before. But I keep thinking…wouldn't it be crazy if she ended up with Shawn…and Britt and Brady worked out…both "bachelorettes" could come out of the show living in Nashville??? That would be bizarre!