Breaking Up Isn’t Hard to Do

[cue Led Zeppelin Good Times Bad Times and Communication Breakdown] By now, you are probably aware that our most recent Bachelorette, Katie, has broken things off with her fiancé Blake. Since breakups are the norm rather than the exception, the only surprising thing is how quickly it came – less than three months after The... Continue Reading →

Finale. Finis. Finally.

Dear Season Finale, I came to this journey with an open mind and heart. I truly tried to find love but I was unable to get there with you. Maybe Katie is my season. Maybe Michelle is my season. But [cue Steve Perry It Won’t Be You]. And mama used to say/"Take your time young... Continue Reading →

All Signs Point to Rachael

“I’m gonna need prayers and 13% alcohol by volume to get through this episode tonight.” – an already agitated My Daughter Diandra (MDD) about five hours before airtime. Her worst fears were realized as this week’s episode started off brutally dark, awkward and uncomfortable with Matt confronting his father over his absence during his childhood.... Continue Reading →

The Women of Nemacolin Tell All

“None of this makes sense.” That was My Daughter Diandra (MDD) describing the opening segment of The Women Tell All but she may have been describing, well, everything about this season. As far as Tell Alls go, this one was lame because the season itself was lame. That there was no raucous studio audience to... Continue Reading →

Can’t Find My Way Home

The most remarkable thing about this week's episode – “remarkable” being graded on a curve this season – was what happened before the show started. In a one-two punch, Matt put out a statement on his Instagram decrying The Bachelor’s handling of race. The second punch was an article in the Huffington Post by the... Continue Reading →

To The Dearly Departed

And even though we may be departingWe're never aloneAnd even though we may feel discardedWell we've got a homeAnd even though you may be downheartedYou’re never aloneAnd even though you may be departingWell you've got a home... (Kevin Max, To The Dearly Departed) The theme of Monday night’s episode was breakups. We had a LOT... Continue Reading →

The Bachelor’s Reckoning with Race

Rather than my usual episode recap, I’m going to recap and comment on the stunning events of last week that culminated in Chris Harrison taking a leave of absence from The Bachelor franchise. It was the lens through which I was watching tonight's episode, anyway. I watch these shows with intentional blindness to the casts’... Continue Reading →

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