Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bachelor Party

I've missed you, Chris Harrison, I really have.

I love the beginning of a new season of The Bachelor. So much hope, so much promise, so many uninspired Jessica McClintock dresses bought with hopeful intentions.

It reminds me of that scene in Fever Pitch, when Jimmy Fallon's character runs outside to get his season tickets, hugs the delivery man, runs inside to open them and rips them open to behold, smelling the tickets and saying: "this is it, this is the year."

With the exception of one couple, all other Bachelor relationships have fallen by the wayside. Trista, who chose Ryan on the rebound from Alex, lived happily ever after. Let's hope that Jason, who has a precious little deal-breaker son, can do the same.

My friends and I had a routine our senior year of college; we attended our weekly Monday night sorority chapter meanings, would quickly disperse to change afterward, then everyone would come over to my house where my roommates and I would be waiting with spinach dip and M&Ms to start the TiVo. There were strict orders about in place talking during the show; ridicule had to be saved for commercials.

I still haven't seen the first episode of this season yet; I'm saving it for a Monday night marathon tomorrow. Hopefully the women who are on the show this season know about Ty, the baby on board. Actually I think he's about three, which would make him a toddler? Whatever. Surely they know. Apparently he is engaged and in love, but this means nothing given the high percentage of crash-and-burn aftermath that is The Bachelor.

I was watching post-game coverage of a football game last weekend and who was wearing a pinstripe suit alongside the other announcers? Jesse Palmer. Jesse is the exact reason you would never want to actually be on this show. He is all big on the clueless ex-football player act and distracted women easily with his dimples. And Brad Womack. Oh Brad. He essentially freaked out and after months of hot-tub makeouts and deserted island horseback rides on the beach- and said that he wasn't actually ready for a commitment. Hmm, a familiar story indeed.

I haven't been this excited for a Monday night since the advent of Gossip Girl, even if I do have to watch it alone.

"There's very little advice in men's magazines, because men think: "I know what I'm doing, just show me somebody naked."
-Jerry Seinfeld


Princess Pointful said...

It is always good to have a guilty pleasure on TV. Even if you know it is ridiculous to feel like you can just comment with authority on a random person's life, dammit, sometimes it just feels good to do so!

and her heart it is in ireland said...

I haven't watched the Bachelor since the Trista/Ryan days. I was too busy in college to watch, but I used to love it when I was in HS.
I did watch a few episodes in May 2007 (my mom loves it)and it was right at the end, and I had a hard time with the concept of the show as I was older. I just didn't get how he could say it was such a hard choice and how he loved both of them... It also just seems kinda sad to battle against 25 other women on TV for a guy.. I don't know.
But it does make for some good tv!

tootie said...

I'm hooked on the bachelor this season - again :) The first episode was pretty good, and I'm looking forward to tonight's episode.

Amanda said...

i miss your popcorn too! we will be having conference calls about this season.

Anonymous said...

Reading this reminded me of my college days... the girls and I watched Joe Millionaire when it came on the WB every time it was on. Same thing: no talking, snacks, so much fun.

Oh, and Beauty & The Geek. I was foolishly addicted to that darn show.
Enjoy the marathon night. Nothing like having a reason to bond with the friends :)

Kristen said...

DeAnna comes back...

Stay tuned.

insomniaclolita said...

aaah the bachelor, my guilty pleasure with my girl friends too..its like a reason to throw something to the tv at times :P

Classy in Philadelphia said...

Hooray! Thanks for your comment. I absolutely love your blog already, especially since the first post I read was about my favorite show The Bachelor.

I seriously hope you enjoy the episodes you haven't seen, and please let me know what you think! I think these women are even crazier than the other seasons.

It sucks that this show has such a bad crash and burn rate. It's really sad. I get so emotionally invested in my favorite woman, and then it all ends up sucking for them anyway!

BTW- What sorority were you in? I'm in AEPhi :)