The Bachelor Sean — Episode 1

Hola Chickas!!

 

Are we ready for another season of The Bachelor?

 

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I have mixed feelings about this season.  Aside from the shininess and color coordinating shirts and TOMS, I like Sean.

I do.

He’s cute, muscular, kind, seems to love his parents and want a family…but I’ve seen this before.  Amazing man, until the season ends with him having touched on every cliche in The Bachelor Playbook.  Make out with every single woman CONSTANTLY?  Check.  Keep around the girl who is OBVIOUSLY a psychotic mean girl?  Check.  Ending the season by proposing to a wild party girl in what is an obvious ploy for attention and fame??  CHEEEECKITY Check.  Now cue the Lifetime Movie role and Dancing With the Stars.

 

However– I will try to stay hopeful and not become jaded by past Bachelor experiences.  Perhaps Sean will break the mold?  We will see.

 

The episode opened with previews of Sean’s dates with women from later episodes — Sean kissing a girl, Sean sitting on a bench with a girl,  Sean professing his possible desire to marry a girl, Sean and a girl holding hands and running towards the ocean…you get the point.

 

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Sean then discussed his journey to becoming The Bachelor.  While he was talking, we watched him exercise (shirtless, of course…lest we forget his perfect physique), walk on the beach and ponder, and spend time with his family.  He talked about his heartbreak over Emily, but he’s not fooling me.  Surely he’s read US Weekly and knows he dodged a major bullet.

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We were then brought back to present time, where Arie showed up to visit Sean at his Bachelor Pad.  I’m sort of shocked that Arie didn’t walk right into the glass door, the way he walks around with his eyes half closed all the time.  HOW DOES HE SEE????  They both chitchatted for awhile, and practiced how Sean would ask women to accept the rose.  It was pretty much a rose version of “These pretzels are making me thirsty“.

Kramer they are not.

Arie then schooled Sean on kissing technique, and while it was slightly disturbing, I also have to say that Ari nailed all the major points.

 

Finally, we started meeting some of the women who would by vying for Sean’s affections:

Desiree, a 26 year old Bridal Sylist.  Cute and seems semi normal.

Tierra, 24 from Denver, CO.  When they told her that the bachelor would be Sean, she basically pooped her pants on camera.  She’s dying to get married and have a family.  At 24?  Really??  What is the rush?

Robyn, 24, Oil Field Account Manager from Houston, TX.  Sweet, but a little geeky.

Diana, 31, Salon Owner from Salt Lake City.  Single mother of 2 small girls.  Gorgeous hair.

Sarah, 26, Advertising Executive from Los Angeles.  Born with one arm.  Pretty, smart, and well spoken.

Ashley P., 28, Hair Sylist from Michigan.  Obsessed with 50 Shades of Grey.

Leslie, 25,  works at a Political Consulting Firm in D.C.  From Arkansas.  Doesn’t date nerds or politicians.

Kristy, 25, Ford Model.  Likes to talk about being a model.  Also thinks everyone is jealous of her.  I already can’t stand her.

AshLee F., 32, Professional Organizer.  Girl after my own heart.

 

Chris then introduced Sean, who took his spot in front of the Bachelor mansion, waiting to greet the limos full of women.

 

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AshLee F. the professional organizer was the first to greet Sean.  All the others followed, most notably a girl named Jackie, who put a bright red lipstick kiss on Sean’s cheek,  a girl named Kelly who sang him a country song, Ashley P, who pulled a grey tie out of her boobs and asked Sean to do 50 Shades things with it, Paige from Bachelor Pad 3, Tierra, who was given a rose before even entering the mansion, Lindsay, who emerged in a wedding dress and kissed Sean, and Kacie B. from Ben’s season, who asked to come and have a chance with Sean.

 

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Of course, there was the typical drama at the cocktail party.  The women were less than pleased about the arrival of Kacie B., some of the ladies were drinking WAAAAAY too much (don’t they realize they are on TELEVISION??), and all around cattiness.  To make matters worse, Sean decided to go rouge and was handing out roses all willy nilly.  I get that he wants to “break the rules” and be unpredictable, but people need STRUCTURE, Sean.  STRUCTURE IS COMFORTING!!!!!

 

Rosegate was causing quite a stir in the house.  Tension was building, and women were frantically counting the number of roses floating around.  Miss 50 Shades drank way too much and started booty dancing around the mansion.  She ended up falling on the steps on her way back from talking to Sean, and was an all around mess.

 

Finally the Rose Ceremony began.  The camera panned around on lots of tense faces, as Sean called the names of the women he wanted to keep.  Including the women who received roses during the cocktail party, the following women are staying:

 

Tierra  – Got the first rose out of the limo
Desiree – Bridal designer
AshLee F. – Professional organizer
Selma – Wiped the lipstick off Sean’s cheek
Robyn – Oil Field Account Manager from Texas
Catherine – Graphic designer from Seattle
Jackie – Left red lipstick on Sean’s cheek
Leslie – Poker dealer from Florida
Sarah -  Born with one arm, from Colorado
Amanda – Fit model
Leslie -  hiked the football with Sean after getting out of limo.  Lives in D.C.
Kacie – Ben’s season
Kristy -  Ford model
Daniella – Blonde, from California
Taryn – Health Club Manager, was crying at cocktail party
Lindsay – Wedding dress
Diana – Salon owner and single mom
Brooke – Community Organizer from Pennsylvania
Katie – Yoga Instructor, curly hair

The previews for this season look great.  Sean apparently finds love, there is tons of drama and there is a house villain ( cue – She’s not here for the RIGHT REASONS!!), so what more do we need?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on Sean, this episode, and the upcoming season!!

 

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Comments

  1. 1

    I literally just finished watching this. I watched a bit of it last night, and my husband walked into the room while Sean and Arie were talking about kisses and and he said “Is it gay guys this season?” I can see where he would think that.

    As a MI resident, I am ashamed of Ashley.

    Also, I love Sean and agree, I hope he doesn’t disappoint.

  2. 2
    Janie says:

    I really like Sean – he was my vote (in my mind) for the next Bachelor and I’m thrilled that it was offered and he accepted. I hope he doesn’t make out with every girl – but it seems to be a requirement? That Ashlee/50ShadesOfCrazy girl was embarrassing – I’d be ashamed of her if I was her mother/sister etc. That was a nasty display, IMHO.
    The girl who got the first rose right out of the limo – appears to be a drama queen based on the previews for upcoming episodes. Ugh!
    I’m optimistic about this season because I think Sean really is a nice guy, says he is trusting God to help him find a wife and seems to really want to settle down. I hope he chooses wisely!

  3. 3
    Andi says:

    Diana, the single Mom from Salt Lake City, is apparently the hair stylist to Jef with one F.

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    Tammy says:

    I think it’s going to be a interesting season. I to cannot stand the Ford Model girl. I’m like really, everyone will be jealous of you? I think there are others that are more attractive so get over yourself. I thought Tierra was cute and sincere, but after watching the previews, I can see that might be far from the case. I’m going to guess that Lindsay will take it all :) She seems fun.

  5. 5

    Love the synopsis- we have a Bachelor Fantasy League– points for crying, being drunk (lots of points last night), interrupting 1-1 time, you get the idea. Super psyched for another drama-filled Bachelor :)

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    Marie M.C. says:

    Sean is a major cutie-pie — I’m talking looks alone since I am incapable of watching compete episodes. NOT because I’m a snob. Right this minute I’m watching Looney Tunes on the Cartoon channel. There is no two year old in the room with me. It’s just me, 69 years old and my 9 year old dog. Hey, those cartoons are brilliant, fun and funny. I can’t get enough of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. But watching gorgeous hunks parade around talking about their “feelings” to millions of strangers — that makes me cringe. However, I LOVE reading Kristan and Shelly’s synopsis. Witty. Wonderful to read! Now I do NEED to know the low down on one man explaining “how to kiss” to another. That I do want to SEE. I thought it was the woman (older, naturally) who taught the younger guy what a woman wants — when it came to kissing — and other things, too.

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    Melissa says:

    Ok, I do not regularly watch the Bachelor but I saw this guy on a talk show yesterday. Cute, but not the brightest bulb in the pack, huh? Am I wrong, or does no one care about a bit (just a bit) of brains, when the guy is hot? Interestingly he said on the talk show that he didn’t like girls being to forward (like the 50 shades chick). Just my $.02!

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    Amy says:

    I really liked Kacie B. from Ben’s season. She seemed like a down to earth girl then and handled herself gracefully in the Women Tell All. And I thought Sean seemed to be well grounded and, again, handled himself well for the Men Tell All. I mean, I think the whole thing is a bit crazy and I have my doubts that emotionally healthy, sane people would do this, but whatever. I hope Sean doesn’t prove to be just as sleazy as the other guys, but we’ll see. But I do hope that Kacie and Sean make a connection and that the drama stays minimal.

  9. 9
    Kim says:

    Rosegate….bahahahaha! Love it!

    Can’t wait to see how the season pans out.

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    Emma F says:

    I had to cover my eyes so many times during this episode out of sheer embarassement for some of these women!!! Have they not watched any other seasons and seen what not to do!?

  11. 11

    My heart is bursting with happiness that Bachelor recaps are back. Because apparently watching 2 hours of the show isn’t enough for me.

  12. 12
    Meagan says:

    My heart is bursting with happiness just like Annie’s: I seriously couldn’t decide which I was looking forward to more, watching the Bach or reading your recaps.

    I think this season holds a lot of promise, although I agree that it may end up a cliche factory. I hope Sean keeps himself above the fray, finds love, and doesn’t go with the Courtney-like model who’s shaping up to be the villainess du jour…

  13. 13
    Kelly says:

    Love this, and cannot thank you enough for the cliffs notes! I have this daunting episode sititng on my DVR and I am just not as succinct as you always are at the recap!

    Also, I was always a Kacie B. (from Ben’s Season) fan! More a fan of her than of BEN for crying out loud! How are we weighing her odds for this season?

  14. 14
    SaraJ says:

    Rosegate……hilarious.
    I felt sorry for “back flip” girl, why do they attempt to do stuff like that?!?
    I loved Ash Lee the personal organizer!

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    Shelly says:

    How could you not mention the girl who did the cartwheel out of the limo and fall on her head. I almost peed my pants for real.

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