COUNTDOWN TO JAKE & VIENNA (thanks Tigh, for preview…)
Sarah Kowalski and Tigh Rickman are respectively a graduate of, and a candidate at Stonecoast MFA. Both longtime fans of reality televison, they are both relative newcomers to ABC’s The Bachelor. However, much like crack cocaine, it only took a small hit to hook them both, and now both watch religiously with their fiction writers’ eyes.
Bachelorette – Week 6: Conflict in Constantinople
After dispatching Chris N. and Kasey last week in Iceland, Ali is closer than ever to finding the man of her dreams. She has developed connections with all the remaining men, some physical, some emotional, some both and the decisions are only going to get harder as we head into the final episodes of this season of The Bachelorette. This week, the gang continues their global love fest in one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful cities, Istanbul, Turkey. In shadows of mosque spires and underneath intricate Moorish arches that have sheltered countless lovers over the centuries, Ali will try to find timeless love of her own in this, The Bachelorette, Week Six.
Sarah: Ah… and six in Turkish… I’ve got nothing. Most of my Turkish vocabulary has disappeared. But a thumbs up is considered a rude gesture — I know that much.
Sarah: He’s really quite good looking, isn’t he?
On Turkish Delights
Tigh: So as a lover of Istanbul, what were your thoughts on how the city was presented in this week’s installment?
Sarah: Honestly, it’s so easy to make Istanbul look good… the places they went barely scratched the surface. I practically did all that in my first weekend. Blue mosque, spice bazaar, boat rides on the Bosphorus, Basilica cistern, Aya Sofya (which they didn’t even go into, from the looks of it). Also, I’m pretty sure I’ve been to the same hamam they went to. Ali wasn’t exactly correct about the rules of most bathhouses; it’s not that women aren’t allowed — the hamams are just usually sex-segregated (i.e., men go to separate rooms or on separate days).
Tigh: Well, that’s good to hear. I was afraid they were destroying 300 years of beautiful NO MA’AM tradition of the sake of The Bachelorette.
Sarah: Not so much. But when I went, the best part was that the crew of portly Turkish women in black one-piece bathing suits, whom you could pay to scrub you. They take off the first few layers of skin and show them to you afterwards, like, “look at this gross stuff that I pulled off your body!” It was awesome.
On Rated “R is for Regret” R’s Exit (more…)