The Trauma Bearing (and boring) Episode

Between Katie’s “no consent” story to Michael’s tragic story of losing his wife and young son’s mother to cancer, tonight was really heavy. Our reality shows aren’t supposed to be this real. I’m not sure how I feel about this in what used to be a reliable couple of hours of mindless and predictably campy... Continue Reading →

Katie’s Got Feelings

About 20 seconds in we heard “trust the journey”. Throwing “trust” in there rates an extra sip. And then about another minute later we heard the first of 2,482,095,345 uses of the phrase “right reasons”. I think My Daughter Diandra (MDD) and I killed a bottle of wine tonight. There are still too many guys... Continue Reading →

How to Impression

Gather ‘round, boys and girls. It’s time for your friendly neighborhood Muser to drop some Bachelorette knowledge on ya. On The Bachelorette, it’s not first impressions but rather first first impressions that count. According to @Bachelordata, in the four seasons prior to Clare’s “season[1]”, one or two of the Final Four were among the first... Continue Reading →

Crying? Who’s Crying?

OMG THE END WAS SO AWESOME!! So, was me getting all up in my feelings was what Chris Harrison had in mind with his (annual) breathless, “TONITE ON THE SHOCKING SEASON FINALE OF THE BACHELORETTE!?” They even brought back the taxi! I’m coming undone. Undone is something I don't do outside of the right music.... Continue Reading →

Yes, Chris, I’m Shocked

[excited Chris Harrison voice] THE SHOCKING TWO-NIGHT FINALE! THE ENDING YOU WON’T BELIEVE!!! I don’t know about not believing the ending yet, but OK, Chris, you got me on “shocking.” The blog I was forming in my head for the first 90 minutes went totally out the window in the last 30. Had my head... Continue Reading →

When Home Is a Hotel in California

I really expected that Tayshia would have Ben in her Final Three. But off to the limo he went. [cue Steve Perry It Won’t Be You] I won’t do an emotional intelligence assessment of Ben like I did for Low Emotional Intelligence Bennett aka Wall Street Dude aka Villain 2. Once again, I’ll refer you... Continue Reading →

Nice Guys Don’t Finish Last

Chris Harrison returns! Sadly, that means we won’t be able to enjoy this again. Chris also told Tayshia early on that this is a “pivotal week”, allowing you to get your initial drinking game sip within the first few minutes. I’ve talked a lot about foreshadowing and if you pay close attention in the context... Continue Reading →

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