However, after talking with Rob a couple months ago and discussing our shared love of reality TV, my Bach coverage is moving from my newspaper over to Rob’s apartment for your enjoyment (hopefully).
But why is a dude writing about a show like “The Bachelorette?” Glad you asked. Like many of you, I just can’t get enough of America’s favorite guilty pleasure. And also like many of you, I think the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise is the funniest show on television.
None of it is to be taken seriously and all of it is subject to lampooning, so expect a lot of jokes at the bachelor’s and Desi’s (this season’s bachelorette) expense. It’s just fun to make fun of.
Here’s an idea of what you can expect from this blog. Every week I write a Bill Simmons-style running diary of each episode. It comes complete with unusual links, maybe a youtube clip or two, the occasional quip from my wife who watches the show with me, and (if we’re lucky) some kind of tabloid fodder I’ve discovered regarding one of the contestants. These diaries usually run between 2000-2500 words so if you’re a fan of the show, you’ll certainly be getting your money’s worth with this blog.
The format for this post is a little different. I have access to ABC’s media website, so I watched a number of short clips on several contestants and most of the first episode that will air May 27. I wasn’t able to watch the rose ceremony so I won’t be giving away any spoilers, but this preview should help you get a better feel for a few of the contestants who could make this season interesting. I’m focusing on 7 of the 25 bachelors, one of which received the night’s first rose (you’ll have to guess which one) and another that’s the John Cochran of this season.
Let’s get started with a look at Desi first.
Name: Desiree (Desi) Hartsock, or as I like to call her Cute Katie Holmes
The Bachelors (the interesting ones, so far)
Name: Bryden, aka Captain America
Name: Drew, aka Mr. Unavailable
Name: Zak W., aka The Situation
Name: Ben, aka Wonder Bread
Name: Robert, aka Ryan Gosling
Guys who have no shot but are interesting anyway
Nick R. – Nick is a tailor/magician. That’s quite an odd combination. He seems like a nice guy and is kind of funny, but unless Desi has a thing for Michael Scott types, he has no chance of getting the final rose.