"The Bachelor: Officer and A Gentleman" - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 41 Old 03-30-2007, 01:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
becoming's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 11,886
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Anyone going to be watching this? It starts Monday, April 2, on ABC. The new guy looks pretty yummy. They already have his photo and photos of all the bachelorettes here:

http://abc.go.com/primetime/bachelor/index

This show is an absolute train wreck, but I like it.
becoming is offline  
#2 of 41 Old 03-30-2007, 02:38 PM
 
Janelovesmax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: with water bugs.
Posts: 2,054
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have read an interview with him and he said that he is "crazy in love" with the woman he picked.
He also has an impressive resume: Naval officer, surgeon...
Seems like a real guy, not some fake royalty.
Janelovesmax is offline  
#3 of 41 Old 03-31-2007, 12:29 PM
 
laralou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: little house in the suburbs
Posts: 4,904
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Can't wait!!!
laralou is offline  
#4 of 41 Old 04-04-2007, 01:30 AM
 
BookGoddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Gryffindor Tower at Hogwarts
Posts: 6,365
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Ok, I watched it. I usually avoid shows where women cat fight amongst themselves for a man. So not worth it. But I had to watch since he is in Hawaii where I live.

Andy is certainly very fit and attractive. He seems sweeter and more "Aww shucks" country boyish than I expected.

Normal is just a setting on your dryer.
BookGoddess is offline  
#5 of 41 Old 04-04-2007, 12:51 PM
 
laralou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: little house in the suburbs
Posts: 4,904
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I couldn't even watch the muscular lawyer. Why do women not realize what they look like on tv (read: desperate!). I was pleasantly surprised that he kept some women I thought he would pass on, like Tina, who sang the National Anthem (another cringeworthy moment- I hate the talent show portion of the first episode). I was shocked however that he wasn't forced to keep Lindsey by the producers. Usually they make them keep crazy around a little longer, but I heard that Stephanie (first impression rose) will come to fulfill that role.
laralou is offline  
#6 of 41 Old 04-04-2007, 04:08 PM
 
BookGoddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Gryffindor Tower at Hogwarts
Posts: 6,365
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I too was surprised that Lindsey was let go. She seemed so volatile. Don't producers like to keep such people on reality shows because of the drama they generate?

Not many minorities in the show at all except maybe for Tessa and Tina. This is the first time I'm watching a show like this. How do they pick the women on the show? Does the bachelor tell the producers what his preferences are or is it completely up to the producers?

I don't know what he saw in Stephanie (rose recipient). Guess it must be love or first attraction - something I can't see. She didn't stand out for me. I thought she was more or less the same as the other contestants.

Normal is just a setting on your dryer.
BookGoddess is offline  
#7 of 41 Old 04-05-2007, 01:05 PM
 
laralou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: little house in the suburbs
Posts: 4,904
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BookGoddess View Post
How do they pick the women on the show? Does the bachelor tell the producers what his preferences are or is it completely up to the producers?
I read that they do. He apparently told them he liked women with Southern accents and they sure did pack it full of Southern gals. Way to represent, Blakeney! I told dh every B'ham AL girl is always going to act a fool.
laralou is offline  
#8 of 41 Old 04-24-2007, 10:17 AM
 
whateverdidiwants's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Exiled in Bi-ville
Posts: 3,056
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bumping.

I have to say I'm impressed with Andy for booting all the women who were causing drama.
whateverdidiwants is offline  
#9 of 41 Old 04-24-2007, 08:34 PM
 
SusanInItaly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: O'ahu
Posts: 543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I like him. He seems very genuine.
SusanInItaly is offline  
#10 of 41 Old 04-25-2007, 03:37 PM
 
laralou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: little house in the suburbs
Posts: 4,904
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I was in the shower during a commercial so I missed the handing out of the roses, but I saw who he booted and I was floored. I can't believe how little powers the producers have. They must be so sad he wouldn't keep the drama queens.

He does seem genuine, but he creeps me out a little. He's a little overeager or something. I do love me a military man. Too late for dh to enlist though...
laralou is offline  
#11 of 41 Old 04-30-2007, 01:33 PM
 
laralou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: little house in the suburbs
Posts: 4,904
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
laralou is offline  
#12 of 41 Old 05-08-2007, 02:05 PM
 
laralou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: little house in the suburbs
Posts: 4,904
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My dd: Poor poor Amber!

I think based on interviews with Chris (he said they cheered when Andy proposed) it must be Tessa. I love her!
laralou is offline  
#13 of 41 Old 05-08-2007, 02:31 PM
 
whateverdidiwants's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Exiled in Bi-ville
Posts: 3,056
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The way Amber acted when she got the boot just proved how immature she is. I was cringing the whole time they were in here hometown.
whateverdidiwants is offline  
#14 of 41 Old 05-08-2007, 03:05 PM
 
laralou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: little house in the suburbs
Posts: 4,904
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No kidding. She really showed her age. I kept thinking she would have had a better shot if she hadn't had him meet her roommate.

I think Bevin seems unstable and I just don't have any feelings for Danielle.


Crossing my fingers for Tessa.
laralou is offline  
#15 of 41 Old 05-08-2007, 03:18 PM
 
whateverdidiwants's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Exiled in Bi-ville
Posts: 3,056
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I also thought it was pretty inappropriate for her to take him to meet her class. Anyone else?
whateverdidiwants is offline  
#16 of 41 Old 05-08-2007, 03:42 PM
 
anniegirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 910
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Joining in...

Yeah, meeting the class was weird to me to. I felt bad for Amber, not in the sense that I wanted her to be picked, but she just seems so insecure and vulnerable.

It seems like Andy is making good choices. I like Tessa the best as well. I think Bevin would be hard to live with, she seems pretty moody. I missed a bunch of last night's show, but Danielle just seems so bland.

It does seem like Andy's trying too hard to be genuine all the time. Something about how he's always moving his eyebrows in that "I'm trying to look sincere, even though I don't feel sincere" way that gives me the willies. But I like him better than any of the other bachelors they've had (I've watched probably half of them).
anniegirl is offline  
#17 of 41 Old 05-08-2007, 03:45 PM
 
laralou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: little house in the suburbs
Posts: 4,904
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I surely thought that dress was inappropriate for the classroom. She had to pull it to cover her butt every time she sat down.

I read that some of the parents in her class were upset she was on the show, so I guess the kids that were there had parents that were ok with it.
laralou is offline  
#18 of 41 Old 05-08-2007, 03:46 PM
 
laralou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: little house in the suburbs
Posts: 4,904
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by anniegirl View Post
Yeah, meeting the class was weird to me to. I felt bad for Amber, not in the sense that I wanted her to be picked, but she just seems so insecure and vulnerable.
Me too. I cried, but I still didn't think she should stay. She would only get more invested over time.
laralou is offline  
#19 of 41 Old 05-08-2007, 04:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
becoming's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 11,886
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm rooting for Tessa. I was glad to see Amber go last night.
becoming is offline  
#20 of 41 Old 05-15-2007, 12:25 AM
 
bunnybartlett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Upstate,NY
Posts: 487
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Tonight I really thought Andy looked upset at having to send one of the 3 home.I cannot decide who I like best for him either.Usually I have a definite girl I like best by now.
bunnybartlett is offline  
#21 of 41 Old 05-15-2007, 03:07 AM
 
anniegirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 910
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I missed a lot of tonight's episode, but I was pretty sure Danielle would be the one to go. There just didn't seem to be much chemistry between them.

I'm rooting for Tessa! I just like her more. It seems like he's hornier for Bevin, but I think Tessa would make a better partner. We'll see which organ he uses to make his choice.
anniegirl is offline  
#22 of 41 Old 05-15-2007, 06:40 PM
 
SusanInItaly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: O'ahu
Posts: 543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I can't decide who I like best. I used to like Bevin, then I liked Tessa, now I am not sure! Tessa (until last night, strangely) doesn't seem that into him, and I'm not sure she'd like the military lifestyle. She seems "too" independent.

Bevin totally is obsessed with Andy, and he really has fun with her and lights up around her.

I was glad to see Danielle go, she was nice but BLAH. You can tell Andy is bothered by letting the girls go at this point.

We'll see!!!
SusanInItaly is offline  
#23 of 41 Old 05-15-2007, 06:52 PM
 
intorainbowz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Crying into my Diet Coke.
Posts: 3,037
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
.
intorainbowz is offline  
#24 of 41 Old 05-15-2007, 07:08 PM
 
laralou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: little house in the suburbs
Posts: 4,904
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I really like Tessa and really dislike Bevin (no special reason), so I am rooting for Tessa. I can't see anyone cheering if Bevin was proposed to (except Bevin) so my money is still on Tessa.
laralou is offline  
#25 of 41 Old 05-15-2007, 07:29 PM
 
laralou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: little house in the suburbs
Posts: 4,904
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
laralou is offline  
#26 of 41 Old 05-15-2007, 07:51 PM
 
SusanInItaly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: O'ahu
Posts: 543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bevin is annoying...I feel for her because I think he'll pick Tessa because she's more "stable" and I think Bevin is going to be crushed! I think they are editing so much it makes it very hard to figure out what's going on.

I can see Tessa as more an officer's wife though, and a doctor's wife. What I mean about the independence thing/military wife is that I'm not sure she'd be willing to give up everything to move for "his job",etc like most spouses do. As much as I have my "own" life it still rotates around my husband's job, just the nature of the beast. (I'm a Navy wife, have been for over 12 yrs) I'm not sure if Tessa could accept that sort of thing.

We'll find out next week, LOL!! He is professing he's in love though, a friend of mine went to a local charity thing he did (a few weeks ago) and he talked a little bit about the show, saying he had found true love,etc.
SusanInItaly is offline  
#27 of 41 Old 05-15-2007, 07:56 PM
 
SusanInItaly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: O'ahu
Posts: 543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's funny about that article!! I've heard great things about Andy but I've also heard from friends that he's a big flirt, etc.
SusanInItaly is offline  
#28 of 41 Old 05-15-2007, 08:27 PM
 
anniegirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 910
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ha ha! That article does shed some new light! I thought it was odd that the friend's name was "Gatsby". And it explains that fakey sincere with the eyebrows thing he's doing.

If it's true that they're just doing it as a big prank, eh, not really funny or impressive, IMO it just makes them look like arrogant pr*cks. Although of what I remember of the other "bachelors", they've all been arrogant pr*cks, so what's the difference? LOL!
anniegirl is offline  
#29 of 41 Old 05-16-2007, 12:01 PM
 
intorainbowz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Crying into my Diet Coke.
Posts: 3,037
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
.
intorainbowz is offline  
#30 of 41 Old 05-16-2007, 10:25 PM
 
SusanInItaly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: O'ahu
Posts: 543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mitch's blog?

http://ironmitch.blogspot.com/2006/1...lete-andy.html

I don't know what to think...I've heard he's a nice guy, one friend told me today they make fun of him about it. (her husband is a diver) I had another friend swear he's a flirt. LOL, Pearl Harbor is a "small town", LOL.

He does swear he's in love and he's engaged though...
SusanInItaly is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off