Tuesday, July 12, 2016

'The Bachelorette' Episode Six Recap

When families are on the line there is a lot at stake. This episode was by far the best of the season. There was so much drama from a weird group date to Jordan's family drama and more. 

As we get closer to the finale it is difficult to keep a top list, so here is your episode recap.

Bachelorette and US hero, Alex got a one-on-one date. Even though Alex and JoJo has established a connection, it was not enough and Alex got sent home. We are all thankful for Alex's service in the military and doing the impossible and beating Chad. 

Jordan gets another one-on-one making him, the Oprah of one-on-one dates. This date goes from fun drinking at a vineyard to serious really quickly when JoJo asks who she would meet at his hometown. Jordan replied that his middle brother wouldn't be there, as if everyone would not know who that is. 

The most realistic of all date award goes to Robby, James and Chase. As a result of bad weather, the men had to watch TV and eat in a hotel room with JoJo. This date was low budget and entertaining. 

Luke got the final one-on-one of the season. He impressed JoJo with his shooting and riding skills. They seem to have a good time and Luke did not bother me as much this episode. Let's not forget the fact that they coordinated with each other. 

Who is your favorite? 

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-A

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

'The Bachelorette' Episode Five Recap

JoJo and her remaining men arrive in Buenos Aires. Just when you think the drama left when Chad did, you learn that you are far from correct. 

First, let's start with my top five list from last week, Jordan, Robby, Chase and Luke. Let's see how these men scored in this episode.

1. Wells

Wells may be the strangest choice for number one. However, Wells has been one of my favorite contestants ever. He is cool, unusual for the show and I do not think there has been anyone like him. For someone who is extremely different than the typical contestant he got along with the guys well and JoJo. The men had given Wells a difficult time for not kissing JoJo. Sadly for Wells, the same day he finally got the nerve to kiss her, he also got dumped. I was yelling at my TV, no not Wells.

2. Chase

Chase got a date card for the second 2-on-1 date of the season with Derek. This was extra entertaining because Derek claimed that Chase was in a clique with Jordan and Alex. This tango date was awkward, because while Chase was unsure, Derek was positive he would get through. Lucky, for Chase, his lack of cockiness did not leave him disappointed.

3. Luke

Luke stays out of the controversy and all of his moments with JoJo get stronger. If slow and steady wins the raise, Luke may win his fellow Texan's heart.

4. Jordan

Jordan continues to stay in the top four or five, because this feels like the Jordan show no matter what. 

The Non-honorable Mention List: 

1. Derek

Derek was cocky and seemed to be the most overconfident first one-on-one date person there has been in a while.

2. James Taylor

James Taylor showed insecurity by throwing Jordan under the bus. You never, I repeat, never throw one of the favorites under the bus. Bad move, James, bad move.

He needs too much reassurance for a person who agreed to go on this show. 

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-A

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

'The Bachelorette' Episode Four Recap

RIP ( Rest in protein) because brotein has been officially kicked off of the show. In true Chadhole fashion, he had to make one last scene. He creepily walked through the woods whistling until he 'found' the house. Meanwhile, the guys are dumping protein powder singing kumbaya. Chad did not make nice with anyone and left on terrible times. 

First, let's start with my top five list from last week, Chase, James Taylor, Jordan, Luke and Alex. Let's see how these men scored in this episode.


1. Jordan

Bikini, booze and Brittany...JoJo is so into Jordan and as if all of the kissing, flirting and heart shaped eye emojis were not enough, JoJo brought up Jordan's ex. It is so random that it was just brought up in this episode. Do I think she met his ex? I have no idea, but I do know because of the way Jordan smoothed it over, that it will be shocking if he does something to make her upset enough to send him home.

2. Robby

Since bringing the wine on the first night and random moments, this was Robby's moment to shine. They jumped off of a cliff and faced fears together. Robby shared that he had a friend that had died and that changed his perspective on everything. That story is tragic, but off-air that did not stop his ex from kissing Chad or saying that she was dumped right before the show. Although, these men are the top as far as the show goes, it is unclear how they are in real life. 

3. Chase

Chase is one of my favorites. He is calm and stays consistent throughout the weeks. While one may call him boring, most Bachelors in the past have been viewed as boring, Sean, Chris, Jason, etc. I guess we will have to wait and see if he is the dark horse and steals JoJo's heart or if he has multiple roses in his future.

4. Luke

Luke stays on the list because of their connection and how he reassured her after the tabloid issue. It is impressive when a man on this show makes the lead feel better and Luke accomplished it. 

The Non-honorable Mention List: 

1. Chad

The fact Chad would not leave gets him on this list for the last time this season. Fortunately, he will be on Bachelor in Paradise.

2. JoJo's ex, Chad

Cheating Chad got in the tabloids after JoJo left, but before she got back to Texas. I am sure glad he did not make the cut. However, this scene was overproduced, because how many seasons has the lead or his/her contestants looked at magazines?

3. Derek

He needs too much reassurance for a person who agreed to go on this show. 

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XO,
-A

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

'The Bachelorette' Episode Three Recap | Part One and Part Two

'The Bachelorette' Week Three was a two-day event, full of drama, dancing, sex talk and yoga. The awkwardness was at an all time high and I hope none of the men's families tuned in during these episodes. 

First, let's start with my top five list from last week, Wells, Jordan, James Taylor, Chase and Luke. Let's see how these men scored in this episode. 



1. Chase

There is always an intimate date too soon on this show and Chase was the lucky recipient this season. It was hysterical to watch them learn the poses and make the noises. JoJo comparing the noises to an exorcism is a first for the show. Overall, Chase handled the awkward yoga date like a champion. 

2. James Taylor

James and JoJo were genuinely happy on their date. It was a fun time, yet it did get to a serious place as well. James sharing his insecurities and self-doubt was a raw moment. JoJo reassured him, gave him a rose and then he played her a song. James and JoJo's relationship is sweet and nice to watch grow. 

3. Jordan 

Jordan was put in a win-win situation during these two episodes. It may have been unfair to give Grant a firefighter date, but giving Jordan a football date took it to the next level. He was the quarterback for both teams. You know the lead really likes someone when they will be going on the later portion of the date regardless. 

4. Luke  

Luke shared a lot about his past and is very smoothed when it comes to JoJo. He is on the list because of their connection. However, there is something about Luke that I am not a fan of and I cannot figure it out (Sorry Luke fans.) 

5. Alex

Alex was viewed as the hero for ultimately taking Chad down on the 2-on-1. He seems like a nice guy and he deserves to be on this list. 

The Non-honorable Mention List: 

1. Chad

Chad was anti-group date and did not want to tell a story about sex. This is the same guy who always has his shirt off while working out, yet he will not tell a story. He then got mad at Evan for calling him out and ripped his shirt. The grand finale for part one was when Chad tried to kiss JoJo and she denied him. 

In part two, the Chad drama went to the next level, which ended up with a body guard watching him and getting on a 2-on-1 date. At the end of the date Chad gets sent home, but will he leave? 

2. Daniel

Daniel's story about cutting a girl's hair after sleeping with her was creepy, which was just one more thing to add to the Chad bromance. 

3. Evan

Chad is obnoxious, but Evan is not much better. He did provoke Chad, but no one deserves to get their clothes ripped. 

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XO,
-A




Monday, May 30, 2016

'The Bachelorette' Episode Two Recap

'The Bachelorette' episode two can help predict and dictate the rest of the season. This episode typically solidifies the frontrunners and the other stereotypes, the crazy one, villain, etc. 


First, let's start with my top five list, Jordan, Luke, Wells, Robby and Chase. Let's see how these men scored in this episode. 

1. Wells 

Poor Wells got all hot and bothered on the firefighter group date and this was not in a good way. As a result, Wells received some extra attention from JoJo, which did not impress the guys. Even though Wells did not fair well in the first rounds of the firefighter date he was given another chance. However, he did not win the chance to get alone time with JoJo, but he was against Luke and Grant. Is that really fair any way? #TeamWells

2. Jordan

Jordan is charming, funny and has the personality to go far. He and Jojo have a strong connection that is undeniable. 


3. James Taylor

James Taylor has climbed to the top of my list from this episode. He was clever, funny and really brought it with the song. He is not the typical guy you see on the show and that is refreshing to watch. 

4. Chase made the most of his alone time and brought fake snow. He and JoJo have good conversation and he seems like an overall good guy. 

5. Luke 

Luke was extremely competitive on the group date and fell short, since he was up against a firefighter. His reaction to losing was not flattering. This took him down much lower on my list than his first impression. I hope in future episodes he is not as whiny. 

Robby did not make the top five this week, because he did stick out from the rest. Where was he and a bottle of wine? 

The Non-honorable Mention List: 

1. Chad

Oh the infamous Chad, also know as "the villain." Chad very well may take the gold medal of villains, because he is equally brutal to the men and Jojo. When he called JoJo naggy I did not think he would score well on the group date, but I was wrong. Do not get me wrong though, Chad is so entertaining, honest and I hope he stays as long as possible for selfish reasons. 

2. Daniel

Daniel is fulfilling the Canadian quota in the weirdest way. He is strangely attached to Chad and it is a hilarious bromance to watch. 

3. Derek 

This was one of the most underwhelming first one-on-one's in the history of this show. Almost always, a frontrunner comes from this date, but I did not see that in this case. I was bored during this date and did not see a real connection; therefore, Derek made the non-honorable mention list. 

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XO,
-A



Tuesday, May 24, 2016

'The Bachelorette' Premiere Recap: JoJo Fletchers meets her suitors

‘The Bachelorette’ fans survived the long-awaited premiere last night. The men brought the gimmicks, drama and just flat out awkwardness. 

There were clear frontrunners last night and men who appeared to be more under the radar. The five men I have included in my Pick Pete Fantasy League are the following:

Jordan:
Jordan and JoJo kiss on the first night. 
JoJo and Jordan remind me a lot of Shawn Booth and Kaitlyn Bristowe. They have that instant undeniable connection and JoJo could not stop complimenting him. Jordan went for it and kissed her, which is essential on this show. To succeed you must stand out and form a connection quickly. That was a great kiss and viewers can definitely see the connection forming between Jordan and JoJo. Based on the premiere, this will be Jordan’s game to lose.

Luke:
Luke impressed JoJo with Coconut the horse. 

Two unicorns met in the Bachelorette universe when Luke and coconut showed up. You can tell that he will be around a while based on that entrance. They wouldn’t give the opportunity to match JoJo’s entrance to just anyone. If that is not enough, she thinks he is cute and he is from Texas.

Wells:
Wells takes JoJo back to the boy band era.
One way to make an impression is an acapella group singing ‘I swear’ by 98 degrees. I love his emphasis on music and that was a great first impression.  That may be one of best impressions in recent seasons.

Robby:
Wine not? 

Robby showed up with a bottle of wine, does he need to do anything else to be a frontrunner?

Chase:
Chase's gimmick was pretty normal considering.  

I do not know if I was feeling extra giving after Santa showed up, but I found Chase’s terrible joke to be funny. Also, it doesn’t hurt that he is not bad on the eyes.

Make sure to choose the men who you think will win JoJo’s heart by May 30. Join here: https://pickpete.com/.

Who were your favorites?

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-A

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

15 Times I thought JoJo Fletcher would be the next "The Bachelorette

Since very early on in the show, I thought if JoJo Fletcher did not win "The Bachelor" she would be the best choice for "The Bachelorette." JoJo is outgoing, wears her heart on her sleeve, is funny and beautiful. There had been rumors circulating that JoJo would not be "The Bachelorette" once she made it to the final two. 

I love Becca, who was my other favorite this season, but other than her I wanted the lead to be JoJo. I stuck with it and for the first time since Trista Sutter, "The Bachelorette" is the runner-up. 



Here are 15 times I thought JoJo would be the next "The Bachelorette." 
















Are you excited for JoJo to be "The Bachelorette?"

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XO,

Ashley 
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