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Guest Post: The Bachelor Wrap Up

Hey thanks Andrea for sending your thoughts on The Bachelor finale that just finished up on GO.

The Bachelor is huge in the US with it getting mainstream media coverage daily when it is screening and the people that star on the show get more than their 15 minutes of fame.

Here it is:

Well the most controversial finale in The Bachelor history has just wrapped up on the Go channel this week.

Set in Switzerland, Ben had a difficult decision to make poor thing, as he was in love with two incredible women, Courtney and Linzi.

His mother and sister arrived to help him decide and straight away warned him against Courtney as she couldn’t get on with the rest of the women in the house.  However on meeting her, they changed their minds and gave both girls a stamp of approval, saying that they considered them both a perfect match for Ben.

On Linzi’s final date with Ben, she tells him that she has never felt this way before and can see a life with him, Courtney says the same thing and that she’s head over heels in love with him and doesn’t want to lose him! What is poor Ben to do?

He says he’s confused, but later admits to camera that he knows who he wants to spend the rest of his life with, chooses an expensive ring ( I wonder if he has to pay for it ) and prepares to propose.

Linzi arrives first by helicopter over stunning views of snow capped mountains. Shes  been feeling confident but Ben soon shoots that down in flames by saying sorry, but he’s fallen in love with Courtney. She doesn’t seem overly upset and tells him as he’s walking her out to call her if things don’t work out with Courtney.

When Courtney arrived he tells her that the whole journey and experience has been worth it, he’s madly in love with her, gets down on one knee and proposes. They promise that they will love each other forever as the camera pans out to more stunning views of Switzerland.

After this episode, we go straight to ” Bachelor After the Final Rose – Wrap Up” where Ben and Courtney come on separately and explain that due to all the negativity and hostile media reaction that they have been on a break. Courtney is no longer wearing her engagement ring and they are both very emotional and teary. When the episodes went to air, Ben realized how mean and nasty Courtney had been to the other women, and instead of standing by her, decided to break up with her.

Courtney felt Ben had abandoned her in her hour of need and left her to deal with the media herself. Ben said that he is in a better place and apologised to her and told her he still loves her.After watching footage of the proposal, they started to cry and said they want to try again. The host quickly whips out the engagement ring that he has been minding for them and Ben slips it back on Courtney’s finger.

It would be nice to say that they are still living happily ever after but if the rumours are true reading on line, they are still together, but things are looking a bit shaky. Apparently success stories from any of The Bachelor series are far and few between.


1 spoiler alert { 12.27.13 at 8:16 pm }

Des was my favourite.

BTW Sean is still with the girl he chose at the end.

2 Izobel2 { 12.28.13 at 2:15 pm }

Hey Andrea, wow what an episode! I’m surprised more people don’t ‘tell it like it is’ like Des’s brother!

How bad for poor Des that she gets that actor to act all crazy on Sean when he first gets there, and then the brother does it for real. Sean must’ve been thinking, ok you can say you’re joking now Bro, but he didn’t!!
My husband just said “the brother just stated what everyone else every other season is thinking”.
AshLee seems like such a lovely lady. Her dad seemed so sweet too.
To Spoiler Alert above, I’m glad Sean’s final choice and him are still together. I never go looking until the finale is over. And then sometimes I already see next seasons finale as we’re always so far behind!
that Desiree is going to be the next Bachelorette.
Not a bad idea.

3 mittens { 12.28.13 at 5:15 pm }

I thought that brother was really disrespectful. Catherine’s mum said the same thing but she managed to do it politely.
No matter what the brother thought, he should have respected Des enough to keep his trap shut. He was just a real bar*ted.

I felt so shocked and sorry for Des. The whole family was embarrassed by Des’s brother and I bet it’s not the only time either.

I am so glad Des is going to be the Bachette. She is so lovely. I was actually hoping she would.

BTW because I already knew who won this season, I googled and noticed that both Des and Sean are still with their hook-ups and getting engaged too I think.

4 Izobel2 { 12.28.13 at 5:29 pm }

Oh so that means you know who wins in the next Bachelorette then!!
And NO I don’t want to know!!! I hate knowing the results!

5 mittens { 12.28.13 at 5:59 pm }

No Izobel, luckily I don’t know.
No names stuck in my head.
You have to be really careul googling anything US Bach though because they are so far ahead.
When I googled Sean I read that Des had a man.
I think, I accidentally saw who Sean picked when I was looking to see about Ben and Courtney or Sean and Emily.
It’s just not a good idea to google US Bach.

6 Andrea { 12.28.13 at 8:29 pm }

Hi Izobel 2, yes I was shocked, what a pig her brother was, he really spoilt it for her.
I wonder if they are still speaking to each other?

It just goes to show that the future in laws can make or break Sean’s decision. He chose who he thought he would get on better with and knew he and the psycho brother would probably come to blows.
I mean, the brother knew that being on The Bachelor meant that Sean would go out with and kiss other girls so what did he expect Sean to do, just ignore all the other girls and only kiss Des?
Calling him a player was just mean, I bet if he had the chance to be The Bachelor he would be loving it!

Is Des really going to be the next Bachelorette? That will be interesting when she takes her last few choices home to meet the family!

7 Izobel2 { 12.28.13 at 11:22 pm }

Ha Andrea! All of Des’s Bachelor wannabe’s would be like – ‘what – hometown dates – I get to meet your family!! – no thanks!!!

And as if the brother wouldn’t have known what being on the Bachelor was all about. I wonder how much Chris Harrison knew about Des’s brother too.

8 Page { 12.28.13 at 11:26 pm }

I felt sorry for Des’s parents too. They seemed like a family that were used to the son being troublesome and embarrassing.
There is no way that was a first for him.

9 Andrea { 01.03.14 at 6:03 pm }

Spoiler, don’t read if you don’t know the result.

I was quite surprised that Sean chose Catherine as the winner and I felt very sorry for Lindsay, they seemed more of a perfect match to me with similar backgrounds etc. She was really heartbroken, loved it when she took her high heels off when she realized it was all over .
Do Sean and Catherine enjoy their fame as they are getting married live on air on January 26th? I don’t know why, but it all seems for show and I doubt it will work out, it just seemed more real with Lindsay.
I could be wrong, what do you think Izobel 2, Mittens and Page?

10 Izobel2 { 01.04.14 at 10:31 am }

Morning Andrea!
Yep caught up on the finale yesterday. Must say I was surprised that Sean picked Catherine too. He seemed to gel more with Lindsay, and she seemed like a very sweet girl. Catherine was very under the radar for me quite a lot of the season. But she seemed more mature and calm so maybe he was thinking long term rather than a short term bundle of fun that Lindsday was.
Poor Lindsay was so shocked and sad though wasn’t she.
And Ashlee seemed very up and down and way too emotional for him. And yes the evil eyes were scary from Ashlee weren’t they.

I’m not sure what’s going on with the televised wedding. Must’ve been incentives, like being free or something!! If i’d been on the Bachelor the LAST thing i’d want is my wedding on tv, with people picking holes in it and just keeping my face in the public eye so I couldn’t go anywhere without being noticed.

Looking forward to Tuesday night with Bachelorette Desiree. Should be fun.

I’m still watching Bachelor Pad 3. Survivor could learn a thing or two from the tactics and gameplay.

11 mittens { 01.04.14 at 10:49 am }

Izobel’ they would have some many paps and pokeys there anyway. At least now they will get good security.
I’ll bet it will be somewhere beautiful.
Personally I don’t think I would do it, but I might. TThe show is probably paying for their real wedding too. The private one.

12 Gabby { 01.04.14 at 10:59 am }

Izobel2 and any other Come Dine with me Australia fans, saw an ad last night and the first episode is on 7th January. I noticed Red Symonds is on. I bet they don’t do it in their own homes again, chickens.

13 mittens { 01.04.14 at 11:13 am }

Actually, I wouldn’t go on the Bach. The privacy and intimacy ship sailed when they stepped out of their limos.

14 Izobel2 { 01.04.14 at 11:16 am }

Mittens, you have a point there, I hadn’t really thought of that.
And yes I bet it’s somewhere beautiful. Although Thailand did look gorgeous too. Hopefully JP and Ashley will be there. At the staged one, probably not the real one. Then I could get another perve in. 😉

Cool thanks Gabby! I wasn’t sure the start date. So this Tuesday night. Great. Are you watching Come Date with Me Gabby? I’ve seen all the eps. There’s been a bit of a drought on the lifestyle channel lately for Come Dine With Me so i’ll be looking forward to Tuesday night.

About to watch Britains Next Top Model now from last night. Kids are at the grandparents, woo hoo!! I’ve been doing housework since 7am so it’s time to relax for 5 mins!

15 Andrea { 01.04.14 at 11:18 am }

Well, I hope it works out for them, there hasn’t been all that many success stories from the shows. It probably will be a beautiful wedding, and very good for ratings. Do you think it will be shown here?
Ryan and Trista spring to mind as one of the most successful, they have a couple of kids now.
I also read that Lindsay has a new boyfriend and is very happy which is good to know.

I might have a look at that Celebrity Come Dine With Me Gabby, I liked the first one with Simone Warne in it.

Izobel, you will enjoy BNTM, I won’t tell you who wins, come back and discuss it later.

16 Izobel2 { 01.04.14 at 11:25 am }

Andrea we’ll all have to keep our eye out for Go! showing the Wedding of the Year!! They’ll give us no notice and the ad will be on during Des’s season if it will be shown. Or it’ll be on in 6 months!

Trista and Ryan – every time I see them they still look happy.
It’ll be the 4th wedding if Sean & Catherine marry. JP & Ashley, Trista & Ryan, Molly & Jason (after he proposed to Melissa and then rocked up to the After the Final Rose Ceremony with the reject Molly!) Molly & Jason seem much better suited anyway.

Looking forward to BNTM thanks Andrea will check in later!

And Mittens I could NEVER go on Bachelor. As one of the chicks or as the Bachelorette. Too much messing with your mind. And i’d be sooooo annoyed if I was someone like Lindsay, thinking, what the hell why didn’t you just TELL ME so I didn’t make a fool of myself on tv. So many hearts crushed, agh!!

17 mittens { 01.04.14 at 12:04 pm }

I would go on it only if I wanted a career (if I was that way inclined) in the lime-light. I wouldn’t do it for love.

18 Gabby { 01.04.14 at 1:02 pm }

Izobel they have been pumping the Come Dines with Me out on Lifestyle, but unfortunately they are all repeats. I series tape them all and occasionally I will come across one I haven’t seen like the one I watched last night witch I really enjoyed. I had a real good laugh, that’s what I love about the English ones, they are so down to earth and nothing is held back from the cameras, what you see is what you get.
I hate the contestants that go on and they are such picky eaters, why go on a cooking show if you don’t eat this and you don’t eat that, how crazy, and then the host has to run around cooking special meals for you.
I can’t wait for their new season to start up, at least we will get more shows than the Aussie series. I do love the Aussie series though, just wish there was more of it.
Andrea you say you watch the Australian one but don’t you watch the English one?

19 Reality Raver { 01.04.14 at 2:43 pm }

GO needs to think about fast tracking the US series. I stumbled across a spoiler ages ago about their marriage. Also new series starts in the US Sunday night. He his a single dad and looks buffed.

20 Izobel2 { 01.04.14 at 6:30 pm }

Hi Raver, don’t tell us who he is as I have NO DOUBT he’d be a Desiree reject, possibly top 2 or 3… I’ll be avoiding websites once again! Hopefully Go! puts him on straight after Desiree.

Gabby, they’ve been putting the CDWM eps on Lifestyle food and not normal lifestyle. I only get the cheap arse package so I don’t get all the channels.
That’s why I’m happy Celebrity CDWM is on Lifestyle 106.

21 Gabby { 01.04.14 at 7:36 pm }

Right Izobel, I’m with you. I don’t get all the channels either but we must get different packages. I get the one with the UK channel. No movies. Fairly basic.

22 all happening { 01.04.14 at 7:49 pm }

Izobel2, I must be on the same cheap package as you. As long as hubby has exciting English sport like darts, all is well. There has been several shows I would have liked on Food. Perhaps if we wait long enough they will come to Gem or Mate or something.

23 Andrea { 01.04.14 at 8:04 pm }

I don’t watch the English one Gabby, is it on Lifestyle Food, because we only get Lifestyle and Lifestyle You, and a basic package, no UK channels.
Husband watches sport all the time so we have Foxsports.
Yep, the Celebrity one I can watch hopefully on Lifestyle 106 as Izobel has said.
Izobel, also I think I accidentally found out who Desiree chooses already when I was googling Molly and Jason, it was only a quick glimpse so hopefully I will forget.

24 Izobel2 { 01.04.14 at 10:14 pm }

Sounds like we’re all on the “sports package” then!
Until then we didn’t have foxtel, as I always use to say “i’m not paying for ads”, but then when my Essendon mad husband got sick of not seeing any games in SA, we got the sports package, with the bonus of lifestyle and fox8 etc, so at least I get to see the modelling shows and some cooking shows, Grand Designs, Bates Motel etc.
And… All Happening, I’ve become quite the expert on the darts! It ALWAYS seems to be the world championships! And it ALWAYS seems to be on!! And don’t get me started on Golf!.. and cricket…

Andrea, lets hope you’re like a fish and have short term memory on Des’s choice!

Who’s been some of your favourite Bachelor/Bachelorette contestants over all of the years? I’ll have to go from memory, as if I google anyone I’ll probably find Des’s choice too!! I’ll have a think now :-)

25 all happening { 01.04.14 at 10:43 pm }

The basic lifestyle channel has a mix of UK and Oz programs. I have just had Location ….oz repeats on then small spaces from UK. Don’t think I have watched anything on You yet.
Izobel2 how can any one get so excited over a guy with red, yellow and green hair and tatts throw a bit of metal with feathers attached. hehe better not say that to my pommie hubby.

26 Gabby { 01.04.14 at 10:44 pm }

Thanks everyone for that, well you all have the sports and essentials, and I have the essentials and the drama and lifestyles. I wish you could just pay for individual channels because there are only one or two stations in the drama and lifestyles package that I really watch, out of nine. Anyway, now we all know what we all have.
All happening, did your B&B tape ok with the series link and the timing, is it all sorted now?
Now Izobel, what is this Bates Motel? Is it worth a watch?

27 all happening { 01.04.14 at 10:56 pm }

Yes thanks Gabby free to air taping works ok, I still need to see if I can get it right for lifestyle channel. Husband hasn’t worked out how to work it all yet. I might forget to show him…hehe

28 Gabby { 01.04.14 at 11:09 pm }

Sounds a good one to me haha..

29 Izobel2 { 01.04.14 at 11:34 pm }

It was the first season of Bates Motel Gabby. It’s not a reality show though obviously!!
It’s a story of a young Norman Bates from Psycho, and how he and his family acquire the Bates Motel. I thought the acting and suspense for the entire season was great!

30 Izobel2 { 01.04.14 at 11:35 pm }

And you are so right All Happening! I just read that to my husband! Ha!

31 all happening { 01.04.14 at 11:40 pm }

I hope you aren’t missing the World strong man competition Izobel2. Definitely going to bed.

32 Gabby { 01.04.14 at 11:52 pm }

Sounds interesting, I loved the real Phsyco. It would be good to see how it all came about. What channel is it on please? I shall watch out for the repeat.

33 Izobel2 { 01.04.14 at 11:58 pm }

Fox 8 Gabby. It’s on a repeat at the moment I reckon, as I keep seeing it flash up every now and then. It’s like it’s set in the 50’s but it’s actually current. hard to explain. lot’s of mystery and secrets and darkness, just the way Norman and ‘his mum’ would’ve liked it.

I’m going to bed too All Happening. I’ll watch out for the highlights for sure!

And what’s with the Darts – the SAME SONG ON REPEAT REPEAT REPEAT!!

34 Mittens { 01.19.14 at 12:40 am }

For anyone watching Bachette Des atm; isn’t she gorgeous.
And wasn’t Brooks prince charming. He seemed so sweet and so genuine. He’s my favourite. Even though he was named after the butler. Hhmmmm.
Of course this season was made with the expected Bach formulaic villainy. The villain who will last past their expiry date because producers must have written in their contract. Always one? Why not three? And this season it’s selfish Ben, who prostituted his son quicker than you can say Brooke Shields’ mother.

35 Andrea { 01.19.14 at 7:30 am }

Yws Mittens, I am loving The Bachelorette, Des is really nice, hope it works out for her.
I liked how she sent the creepy Jonathon home when he made her feel uncomfortable, good on her.
Brooks is cool, good match for her.
I taped NZNTM, watched it this morning and the taped ended just as the winner was about to be announced so now I will google who the winner was, so annoying.

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