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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.

In this, the penultimate episode of The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love, we were reunited with the all of the women rejected by Jake to this point and treated to brief interviews with the more colorful among their ranks, including Rozlyn, the bachelorette who was exiled from the show after an inappropriate tryst with an ABC production assistant. We also got to see the many positive ways The Bachelor gives back to the world community through the service of its alumni (otherwise known as the really attractive people from TV whom you’ve completely forgotten about), both at home and abroad. Finally, in true Dickensian fashion, Jake confronted these specters of bachelorettes past and faced the brokenhearted music.

Tigh: I loved the opening montage. We’ve come so far, haven’t we, Jake? Why it seems like only last month you were showering provocatively in preparation to greet the women at the door. Wait…that was last month.

Sarah: And yet… I feel I have been watching this show forever.

Tigh: That’s because of the oh-so many memories! The bad, aviation-themed puns on the date cards, Jake throwing a football like a girl (or Tim Tebow), Michelle’s manic, I’m-not-crazy-you’re-the-one-who’s-crazy craziness, and of course the constant, undeniable fact that Chris Harrison is the man. The Man!

Sarah: Don’t forget Elizabeth’s crazy ‘kiss me, no don’t kiss me, don’t you want to kiss me’ craziness.  Though I thought she did well for herself by admitting even she thought she was psycho on the show.  She definitely gained some points in my esteem; she seems like a normally pretty sane person who got a little carried away with a reality show ‘strategy.’ (more…)

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Sarah Kowalski and Tigh Rickman are respectively a graduate of, and a candidate at Stonecoast MFA. Both longtime fans of reality television, 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.

This week Jake and the three remaining Bachelorettes (Gia, Vienna and Tenley) traveled to St Lucia for the much-anticipated Fantasy Suite Dates. After a day long, individual date with each of the remaining lovely ladies, Jake had the option of offering them the key to the Fantasy Suite, where dreams can come true. But there was trouble in paradise as Ali, the former frontrunner who just last week chose her career over Jake and left the show, called our hero, begging to return.

Tigh: So another banner week for Jake is in the books. He got to parade around St. Lucia like he owned the place, got to rake a heartbroken Ali over the coals for her decision to choose her job over maybe, almost, possibly getting a chance to be with him and last but most certainly not least, he batted 1.000 in the Fantasy Suite department, gaining carnal knowledge of all three remaining bachelorettes. Not bad for a week’s work.

Sarah: To be fair, we didn’t see what went on behind closed doors.  I’m pretty sure Vienna put out, what with that negligee she busted, but Tenley and Gia seemed a bit more guarded… I’m not certain full-on carnal knowledge was gained.  Perhaps some base hits for our batter, not all homers?  But maybe I’m just telling myself that because picturing Jake in the sack gives me the squicks, so I’d rather pretend it didn’t happen.

Tigh: Agreed. That image is nothing if not searing.

Fantasy Date with Gia-

Tigh: We didn’t talk too much about Gia last week; she was kind of in the background. But I think this week her date was the most interesting as it gave us our first (and only) glance of Jake in a public setting, outside of the manicured world of The Bachelor. We got to see our hero doing the classic ‘White Guy from Texas Booty Dance’ in the street and interacting with many ‘common’ St. Lucians in a street market. It was uncomfortably awkward to watch Jake use his patented squinty, ‘I’m trying hard to look sincerely interested in what you’re saying’ look on someone other than a bachelorette. Talk about a guy not engaged with his surroundings. A total tourist. (more…)

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