It's the second most asked question I get when people read these Live Blogs of The Bachelorette: It just isn't as good, right?
The Bachelorette is pretty much superior in every way.
(In case you were wondering what most asked; no I'm not gay.)
When the women get cast on The Bachelor, they know the show. They have a plan.
Like preparing for a boxing match without knowing the opponent… they're going to be ready to kick whoever's ass shows up when they get in that mansion.
(Or out charm the other girls, or out sweet the other girls or out (fill in the blank) the other girls.)
They know the stakes. They're ready to take it up 10 notches.
The bros are just coming into this house looking for a good time. Maybe they got talked into a casting call. Maybe they think it'll help them get a job or become famous. Maybe it'll help them get chicks after the show.
But they're not preparing to fall in love.
And then some of them do. And when girls fall in love, it's cute, but expected. When bros fall in love, shit gets crazy.
That doesn't happen on The Bachelor. It won't every happen on The Bachelor. But because dudes that fall in the deep end of their feeling pools without water wings? The drowning bcomes that much more painful to watch.
Yes, it's a bunch of dudes trying to find love. It's better than you think. No, I'm not gay.
Let's Date Dez…
7:03 – Honda Accords are a very reliable investment as far as as cars go. Over/under 4 episodes before we get a date involving a tent. In case you missed last season… Dez grew up P-O-O-R. The producers will not let you forget
7:04 – Friends, we've been on air for less that :30 seconds and have met 0 guys. Dez is already in tears.
7:05 – More tears in the callback to getting dumped last season.
7:06 – More tears when Dez recalls the callback to getting dumped last season. Pre-market trading of Kleenex stock Tuesday is already up $0.10.
7:24 – When a girl breaks your heart and you join the military? That's a bad breakup. Thanks for the service, though. Some insurgents took the brunt of that one.
7:27 – Magic is about to make a big comeback. Check out Bill Simmons and Nathan Fielder talking about this here: (41:16 mark)
7:29 – Robert: "If you see a guy on a corner, spinning a sign, we invented that." Who knew? I looked it up and Robert also invented rock, paper, scissors to decide arguments. And flying flags at half-staff to honor our deceased. Oh, and roses to show love. He gets credit for those too.
7:30 – Intervention was canceled. Looks like ABC is picking up the slack?
7:39 – Mike. Poor Mike. He really misjudged the depth of that fountain basin, didn't he? I mean he allllllmost decided to go arm deep, but pulled the cord on that one once his French cuff got damp. Damn deep basins
7:41 – #NotGettingARose