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Wednesday, May 16, 2007
THE BACHELOR
Bet you thought this post would be from Kristin, didn't you? Ha, fooled you! LOL I saw my first episode this week.

Okay, girls, explain to me the draw. At first I was intrigued. Cute guy, and I liked him. Up to a point. Up to the time when he was kissing three girls and raising their hopes. Even then, I was willing to go with it a little way. But holy cow, he SLEPT with all three of them! Tried them on like a pair of shoes, then tossed one away.

And America calls this entertainment???? Our nation is in a sad state if this is considered a perfectly fine way to go about a relationship. And putting these women in this kind of position. It's just inhuman. This guy is a total scumbag. And the producers of this show are even worse.

Now granted I might be in a bad mood from the way I was treated by United employees in Chicago, (I will NEVER fly through there again. Not ever. LOL) But I don't think so. This show literally turned my stomach. It might have been fun to watch up until the three "overnight dates." But wouldn't it have been refreshing to see him take a stand and say I'm not going to hold you in that much disrespect? Or for one of the women to say she was attracted to him but she had enough morals to say we can wait.

My Officer and a Gentleman is still Richard Gere in the movie. At least he only slept with one woman at a time. LOL
Colleen Coble  
posted at 10:47 AM  
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At 3:34 PM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

Here, here, Colleen!!! Well said. I stopped watching this stupid series when I realized:

1. it's almost orgy-like when a man is in a pool with 10 or so woman kissing all over him.

2. The relationships never work out, so why do we watch? It's a fraud.

3. I didn't know they added sex to the equation. Wow!

Boo Bachelor!

And I'm sorry, he's NOT that great looking. I'd kick him out of bed for eating crackers. ;) LOL

 
At 3:39 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Well I don't know what else you call it when the women are given an envelope with a suite key for them to use if they decide they don't want their separate rooms tonight. And they all say yes. And it shows them in bathrobes together the next morning.

I thought it was disgusting.

 
At 4:00 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

That is gross, glad I lost interest in that show a few years ago...Tristen & Ryan did me in. LOL

 
At 5:07 PM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

Hubby and I watched our first episode of this season on Monday too! Did you notice the sleazy way he said, "So whaddya say?" to each gal after they got the suite key? LOL--we've been throwing around the phrase all week.

 
At 6:43 PM, Blogger Rhonda/WA state said...

I've pretty much given up TV. If it's on it's gonna be a food channel or old movies. Give me Cary Grant or Dean Martin over those stupid bachelors any day!

One night we were watching something when a commercial came on. My 14 and 11 year old boys were sitting with me. I about died, it was some girl doing a little pole dance. Where did THAT come from?

 
At 6:59 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Debra Winger HATED Richard Gere, she is crying in that scene where they have to do it, and you thought it was romantic. Yeah, right. I don't think they sleep with him, and maybe I'm naive, but I like the interaction though it does suck to get close and then tossed aside. The worst dump of the season besides that one is where the Bachelor and Tessa go off in a helicopter and the dumped girl is standing on an aircraft carrier alone. now THAT stunk!

TONIGHT IS THE UGLY BETTE FINALE!!! WOOOHOOO!!!

 
At 8:34 PM, Blogger Elaina said...

There not supposed to sleep with him. This is often talked about in previous seasons when other girls start rumors about one girl sleeping with the bachelor. it's against the rules from what I understand. It's overnight in the sense that they actually get to have more time together stretched out over two days instead of a few hours here or there.

 
At 8:48 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Uh huh, well I don't believe it. I think he slept with them. It looked pretty obvious.

 
At 8:56 PM, Blogger jamida said...

Well, first off I didn't look close at the pic you had with your post and thought it was the cover of a new book!! I was like - "WOW! Nice realistic looking cover!" Then I saw Richard Gere and was promptly disappointed. :)

I've been "fast forwarding" thru the Bachelor via Internet replay over my lunch breaks. I agree, I think he's sleezy. I wouldn't want HIM teaching my children Sunday School - (you do know he taught Sunday School, right?!?)

 
At 9:02 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Disappointed in Richard Gere? Oh I'm fainting here. LOL I love Richard Gere. As an actor. Loved Pretty Woman. LOVED An Officer and A Gentleman. It's my all time favorite movie. Every time I'm channel surfing and come across the part where he sweeps her up in his arms, I make Dave stop so I can watch it. LOL

Yeah the guy is a total sleaze and I didn't know he was a SS teacher. Poor kids.

 
At 9:16 PM, Blogger Kayla said...

Yeah, I don't think they sleep together, either. In one season it looked REALLY obvious how they like DASHED away to the room. But honestly, I don't really see these girls and this guy doing that.

 
At 9:17 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

NO doubt in my mind he slept with them. Especially the last girl. They kept talking about the passion between them.

 
At 12:06 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

You can have passion without sex. What kind of books do you think we write!! Get yer mind out of the gutter. LOL You think he's a sleeze, I just think he's a dork. But I like dorks. Just not his kind. He seems a little simple for my tastes.

 
At 2:49 AM, Blogger Anna Marie said...

Colleen is right.
He was on a late night show and Was asked if he did sleep with any of the women? and he said yes with 2 of them.
Disgusting yes.
I don't see the show..

 
At 7:37 AM, Blogger allen said...

I have never understood the attraction of ANY reality TV since it is the furthest thing from ACTUAL reality. When I first saw the commercial, I thought it was a spoof of the Bachelor because he seemed a bit...oh, how to say it delicately...well lets just say like a male model who spends more time looking at himself in a mirror than anything else. And the women, (I imagine you have to be a gold digger and slightly loose in the morals to do this show) but there wasn't a single one who looked even remotely attractive.

 
At 8:14 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Ha! I knew I was right. Thanks for the confirmation, Anna Marie. He just totally disgusts me.

 
At 9:06 AM, Blogger jamida said...

Sorry to diss Richard Gere, Colleen! :) The gray hair always freaked me out a little :) Besides, I'm more of a Russell Crowe/Kiefer Sutherland freak.

And on the note of the Bachelor sleeping with 2 of the women, I think i should comment on the stupidity of the women along with the sleeze of the Bachelor. I mean - SERIOUSLY!!! You're 1 woman in a harem, what do you expect?? TRUE LOVE??

Jumping off my soapbox now,
Jaime

 
At 9:20 AM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

Amen, Colleen! He DID sleep with them, IMO. It's a technique of Hollywood that was used for years. I, too, agree the women should've said "no." My grandmother had a statement she pounded into me in my teenage years: "It's up to the man to ask and the girl to say no." What she was saying to me was, IF a man asks, a girl MUST say no. I'm glad I fell in love with a man who never asked. Until the wedding night!

 
At 9:47 AM, Blogger Becky said...

Even if he didn't confess to test-driving two of the women and if the show really did have a no sex rule, still giving the impression of a sleep over is wrong. Impressionable teens and women get the idea that this is normal and expected dating behavior. Nasty show.

Now, I do enjoy some reality TV. Wish there could be a moral show that showed proper dating behavior and resulting successful marriages.

 
At 4:08 PM, Blogger Amy said...

Never watched the show, but just because it was mentioned...

was not the Ugly Betty finale the most heartbreaking thing ever? At least the heartbreak in that show made 100 times more sense than the stupid Grey's finale.

 
At 6:35 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Oh I haven't watched Grey's yet, but I have sort of lost interest in the show. Doctors are just not that sexual. These people can't stay out of broom closets they're so sexual. Blech. Oh my gosh, I'm sick if the Bachelor truly did sleep with two and only picks one. That is DISGUSTING!!!

Ugly Betty is over the top, but so fun. I love the humor on that show. Oh my gosh, the best humor of the night was Wilhemina's engagement ring. HYSTERICAL!

 
At 12:32 AM, Blogger Anna Marie said...

Welcome Colleen. :)
I saw This On Jimmy Kimmel Live By the way.

And As for Betty I was about to cry at the end,But the ring was too funny!
I Designed it Myself! Brand says.LOL.

 
At 2:03 AM, Blogger Elaina said...

Oh and Richard Gere is such a fine example of righteousness and moral fiber. Watch Officer and Gentleman again. He was a creep.

I like the show. I guess that makes me a less than moral, disgusting Christian right along with him. I probably shouldn't teach Sunday School to your kids either.

 
At 9:49 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh you're so right, Elaina, Richard Gere was a creep. The cool thing was the change.

Maybe you didn't see the comment but he actually admitted to sleeping with two girls. It was the trying the girls on like shoes that really stuck in my craw.

 

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