You know…crying in reality shows is not something I’m typically accustomed to. I mean sure, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition does not count. Neither does Extreme Makeover, The Biggest Loser, or any other type of show that takes “real” people and genuinely helps them to be better people or lead better lives.
But good grief.
If I recall correctly, I believe the floodgates opened approx 3 times last night. And no, they were not Hoover Dam-esque floodgates, but still. It was there. The emotion was real.
Where do I begin? Instead of creating a list of my thoughts…I thought I actually might try to give a well-thought out summary of each hometown date. And even though there are so many recaps out there for shows like this, I felt like this particular episode needed an Anderle spin.
Let me start with some of my general thoughts on Deanna. DD. DeAHnna. Monkey.
Oh wait. Wrong season. Anyhow, take your pick.
I do not particularly like DD. She blinks a lot. She alters her accent based on the situation. She is looking for love in all the wrong places. (my opinion at least) Now don’t get me wrong…she does have good qualities. But I feel that her personality is very demanding, argumentative, and confrontational. A good match for some. Not for me.
HOWEVER, to fully give my opinion and root for the guys, I must remain unbiased re: our leading lady.
Gotta love this kid. And I mean just that – kid. I mean, really? He’s funny and all but 1) I simply cannot seem them together and 2) I simply cannot seem them together. Although I will not dog on his parents because I loved them! They were so sweet and normal (you have to admit…we see some whack job families on this show) and truly genuine. Hm…now I’m sounding like the Bachelorette. Jesse is obviously in like with her…and I do respect him for not jumping her buns everytime they’re around each other. And how sweet is the preview for next week where he wants to talk to her Dad about the forego card?! So he’s not all bad. And I know there is a perfect girl out there for him. Just not DD. But I DO agree that he is probably the most “real” guy left.
Hey…is that a bump on a log? Oh…nope. Just Jeremy!
Good grief. I appreciate all the “many” connections they have (so far I have only counted one or two…including the ridiculous amount of ‘connections’ she had with his sister-in-law) but let’s see some excitement! Some laughter! Some joy! Enough with all the tears! My heart did break when J read the letter about his mom (tear jerker #1). You can tell this guy has been through a lot. I, for one, just do not think he’s ready for a serious relationship. ESPECIALLY one that was cultivated on TV for goodness sakes. AND, does someone need to alert DD that he is currently an UN-employed lawyer who just keeps his bar exam notes on the wall for additional decor? He better get himself a high-paying job quick post-Bach or else DD is stuck.
Oh Jason. My heart goes out to him. Could his family have BEEN any more precious?? Could there have BEEN a better reunion between him and his son (tear jerker #2)???. I know they were playing it up in the previews but the real deal was so much more. Ok, but I know what you’re thinking…Ty = no. 1…so DD would always = no 2. Too bad so sad for her…pick Jason! I mean, what kind of family plays leap frog AND makes food native to their son’s potential wife’s homeland? Did Seth’s parents ever make ME cheeseburgers and fries to celebrate my mutt heritage? Hm. Actually yes. But you catch my drift. I love the Single Dad but unfortunately I don’t think they would last. 1) DD is not moving to Seattle anytime in our lifetime and 2) would he seriously be able to put up with her blinking?
But we all know about tear jerker #3 when he had to leave the family. Ty is crying. D is crying. Jason is crying. Sister-in-law is crying. Mary is crying.
What should one say? Yes, we all know Graham is hot. Smokin’ hot according to D. We know they have an UNDENIABLE physical attraction. But hello, D? Looks aren’t everything? Didn’t you notice how he gets moody? How he shuts himself out? How his mom said he can’t make it past 4 weeks in a relationship??? MAYDAY MAYDAY!! The hometown date was actually a bit surprising since they acted like long-lost middle school bff…and wasn’t his dad a cutie?? But alas, we knew what was coming. We knew his time was short. But for the letter? Good grief, what did it SAY?! And really? You’re going to second guess yourself now? How long did you have to make that decision??? You still have 3 fantastic guys left and you’re whining over your high school crush. M-o-v-e on.
So ok. I know none of this came as a surprise. I had no crazy revelations about the Bach in general. But it all had to be said. Because the show moved me THAT much. Well, more than any other episode in the last few years anyway. I mean barf…what does anyone remember from Dr. Stork? From Lt. Andy? From the fisherman? Nothing. Nothing like Monday’s cry-fest at least. Let’s just hope ABC gives us something to work with for the remaining episodes. Or else I’ll just have to dedicate my remaining time to Wipeout.