Sunday, February 1, 2009

Guilty Pleasures.

I may seem to be free from addiction, but I do have my vices. You can just ask Josh, as he is sleeping upstairs by himself on any given Monday night. I refer, of course, to the current Monday night lineup of ABC. I am addicted. I can’t help myself. I cannot resist the pull of “train wreck” shows like, “The Bachelor”. I put my kids to bed, kiss my husband goodnight, and settle into a warm blanket for two hours of uninterrupted bliss. If nothing else, these shows provide a brief foray into another life, with the reminder that your life could always be worse.

This addiction did not start recently. I seem to recall at least one set of rolling eyes from my college roommates as I watched desperate women throw themselves at Aaron Buerge. Oh, yes, Bachelor… we go way back.

Sadly, I think that if this show had a better success rate, I would be less intrigued. Nothing fun about watching two strangers fall in love for real…

I would be able to stop, I tell myself, if only ABC’s marketing ploy was not so genius. They rarely throw in a Bachelor or Bachelorette that we have not seen (and bonded with) on a previous show. How could you not find out if over-blinking, doe-eyed, DeAnna Pappas could love again after being brutally rejected by Brad Womack? Or watch now as Jason Mesnick (my personal favorite for aforementioned, Ms. Pappas) tries his hand at public speed-dating? Oh, the cunning ways of public broadcasting.

Pretty sure that this is not the last you will hear from me this season. I’ll let you know when he gets rid of the ones I like. They never pick who I want, which I guess sets me up for the next season. Stay tuned to hear my thoughts on “The Bachelorette: Season 5- Jillian”.

Like: Jillian & Melissa.
Dislike: Molly & Naomi.
Love to Hate: (Or thank goodness he’s gotten rid of…) Megan, Lauren, & could-be Michael Jackson double, Nikki. (Ugh… thinking of her still gives me the willies…)


  1. I too like to watch the Bachelor. I am hoping that he goes for the one from Canada. She seems fun and entertaining. I also like the ex Dallas cheerleader. Who do you like? Also I cannot wait to see the ones where DeAnna comes back!! OHHHHH!!!

  2. Jillian is an Interior Designer from Canada, and Melissa is the ex-Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. Both are my favorites. Evidently, you have very good taste...:)

  3. I must say I agree with you in nearly every way. I, too, thought DeAnna should have picked Jason, a clear reason why I am watching it again this season. Plus, it gives me an excuse to get together with a friend once a week for a guilty pleasure (I have Tivo, and she has class on Monday night...) I loved Stephanie up until last week, when it became obvious that Jason had no real feelings for her. I am now fully rooting for Melissa because 1-She's from Dallas, and 2-I think they are perfect for each other. I liked Jillian until this last week, and now I want him to dump her, but not as much as I want him to dump Naomi. I predict it will come down to Molly and Melissa, and Molly will be the new Bachelorette. At least he got rid of face sucking Megan, and "sideburns" Nikki! Good riddance!

  4. Molly bothers me. A lot. After seeing the previews for next week, I'm a little worried about Jillian. She may get the boot...