January 10, 2012 at 3:03 pm , by Ladies' Lounge
Another week of The Bachelor and I absolutely loved tonight’s episode. Lots of drama, tears (both good and bad) and the beginnings of love—all of the things we love about this show. I want to start off by saying that I will use this blog to share my thoughts on Ben’s season, but I will also relate it to my own experience—I hope you guys like that format. I feel like the reason most of you are reading this is because I have a unique view of what happens on the show (because I experienced it) and I will express those views using examples from my time as the bachelorette. Though I do have to admit, watching the show brings back old memories and it’s hard to watch sometimes, so bear with me and I hope you enjoy!
The first date of the season went to the adorable Kacie B. I was really surprised to see that Kacie’s date started when it was dark out—normally the dates go all day and into the night. But it seemed like the little time they spent together was good quality time, and that’s all that matters. I love that Ben was a good sport about twirling the baton while marching down the street even though he was really bad at it! The chemistry between the two of them was great to see.
They talked about some pretty heavy stuff for a first date but they both seemed so comfortable. One thing I took pride in on my season was that I was always 100% “real” with all of the guys and I never wanted it to seem like we were making a show or I was giving a speech. And what I like about Ben is that he is real! It’s so clear to me that he isn’t trying to put on a show or lead on the girls, and I really appreciate his genuineness. The childhood videos at the end of the date had me in tears. Watching something that personal on a first date could have been really awkward for Ben if he wasn’t with the right girl, so I’m glad he had a great girl like Kacie by his side for that. The only person I have ever been really close to that has passed away is my grandmother, and if I heard her voice for the first time in five years I would just lose it. Seeing the tears in Ben’s eyes touched my heart.
Now, on to the group date. How hilarious was it to see the little kids’ comments on the girls? You can always count on a kid to tell it like it is! I loved it. Also, all the girls were so great in the play. It was awesome to see everyone having such a good time with it, and Ben was really funny too! We haven’t seen that side of him yet so it was cool that he could make fun of himself.
The first group date wouldn’t be complete without a little competition, however. Blakeley was a bit over the top and should have been more humble around the girls. And I felt so bad for Jennifer. I remember how hard it was seeing the bachelor kiss other girls and feeling like what you had with him meant nothing. My heart went out to her. Was I surprised that Blakeley got the rose? No. But I don’t think she will end up being Ben’s type.
Before I talk about Courtney’s date, I have to just take a second to talk about how much I love that Ben’s dog is named Scotch. When he was howling I thought it was the cutest thing ever! Okay…moving on.
I knew right away that Ben was super into Courtney when he said that he had been looking forward to their date for a while. That isn’t something you say on this show unless you really want to go on a date with someone—you’re too busy going on dates every day to think about future dates! I know many people aren’t huge fans of hers, and I was not pleased at all when she said, “How did that taste coming out of your mouth?” after getting her date card. That just wasn’t necessary. But we can’t hate on her for one thing that she said. And I have to say, I think she and Ben have great chemistry; plus they just look cute together. To me it’s obvious that Ben was head over heels for her during their date.
The thing I’ve always said about this experience is that I knew who my top three guys were on the first night. I think Ben knows his already, too. Right now I’m betting that Kacie, Courtney, and Lindzi C. are in the top three and no, I haven’t read a single spoiler so I have no idea if I am way off or right on. The reason I think Lindzi will go far is because she got the first impression rose last episode and didn’t get a date this week. I’m calling it right now—she will get the first date next week. Does this pattern sound familiar? I gave Roberto the first impression rose and the first date of the third episode. I’m pretty sure Ashley gave JP the third one-on-one date too. I think we are seeing a pattern here! I kind of want it to be Lindzi in the end for this reason alone. Ha! I’m kidding. I don’t care who wins in the end as long as Ben finds a great partner for him!
And my last little tidbit before I go is about how long the rose ceremonies last. Someone sent me a tweet last night telling me that they saw a clock that was past 2 a.m. in one of the shots at the cocktail party before the rose ceremony. Two in the morning is nothing. The first rose ceremony usually goes until 8 a.m. and the second one usually ends around 5 a.m. It takes a lot of time to talk to that many people and do interviews throughout the night. They are so exhausting. When you see girls taking naps during the party…this is why.
Well, that’s all I’ve got for now. Which girls do you like (or dislike) so far? Feel free to send me your questions about the show and I’ll answer them in my next blog. And don’t forget to follow me on my Facebook and Twitter pages to see my live commentary during the show. I’m so excited for San Francisco next week! That’s my hood! Until next time…
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