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The Bachelor – Three Gone And One Quite Critical About The Experience

When Ashlee popped up on screen last night on The Bachelor most people thought where had this girl been hiding as we had barely seen her.

She managed to grab her two minutes of screen time by having a confrontational discussion with Tim. He looked like a stunned mullet when she asked if he was into her. Clearly she breached The Bachelor etiquette as she was swiftly eliminated. Did she not realise that all the girls were meant to be interested in this quality specimen of manhood until he decided she was no longer required?

Ashlee being a journalist with Fairfax kindly wrote about her experience on the set for the SMH. She said she went on the show to learn some dating skills and get on television.

In brief this is what she said:

  • Most girls on show to get their face on TV;
  • Were stuck in the mansion unless they were on a date with Tim. She made that sound like a negative thing, though later in the article she wrote how it was like one big slumber party.
  • Not saying complimentary things about Tim saw her not get the dates;
  • She states it’s hard to not be swayed from your morals when producers are asking you leading questions. (Ed note: were they asking whether she would have sex with him?)
  • Tim told her that he needed girls on the show who could talk to him easily on camera and make him feel more comfortable.

As a person working in the media she should know that if you are not entertaining you are out. Also it is not like she or any of the girls going on the show did not know what the format would be. So if you did not like competing against the other girls why go on the show. Oh and newsflash going on a reality dating show is probably not the best way to learn dating skills.

Tim could do with a few dating skills as well. He took all the girls on a group date to Calmsley Hill City Farm. This gave him an opportunity to show some machismo. He milked cows, bottle fed lambs and chased sheep.

He also took Sarah away from the maddening crowd and told her that he liked her. However this means nothing in Bachelorland as at the barn dance he squirrelled Anna away and gave her a party pash.

Natalie who is the cougar of the pack got the solo date and received the rose and the quick kiss at the Jenolan Caves. When she returned to the house she had a refreshingly restrained reaction to the whole date.

There were three girls eliminated last night and it was no surprise that Alana and Belle were the other two. Alana at the cocktail party had a crazed look on her face, not helped by her lipstick being in the same style as the Joker from Batman. She and Belle cornered Tim to get some time and he did not look like he handled it well. Maybe he did not want of repeat of the weird horny dog conversation he had had with Belle at the farm.

So no red rose for those two. Belle and Alana said their goodbyes to Tim and whispered that either Rochelle or Anna were his perfect match.


1 Culinary Boner { 10.03.13 at 2:51 pm }

“She said she went on the show to learn some dating skills…” bwahahahaha – that’s like going on Hell’s Kitchen to learn some ‘cooking skills’.

Surely if the show was truly about ‘dating skills’, the Fairfax media could have stumped up City Kat* or, better still, Sam Brett** instead. Surely?


2 brain dead dave { 10.03.13 at 3:25 pm }

You don’t need dating skills to hang with Tim just~ a high boredom threshold. The slumber party sounds more fun than the one on one with the tongue tied ,beige cheese machine that these fame chasers are climbing over each other for.

This is total train wreck escapism. It’s not as if Ma$terchef is a tough act to follow anymore. Please wear the adversity and do the right thing, Ch 10 and axe it…but not yet.

3 Culinary Boner { 10.03.13 at 3:52 pm }

Perhaps Tim was afraid he’d get crabbes?

4 Eliza { 10.04.13 at 12:20 am }

I love the awkward look on Tim’s face any time one of the girls questions his motives.. he HATES it! I thought it was all a bit “there you go, I can just kick you out” from Tim eliminating all three girls that questioned him. I didn’t think the ambush was a great tactic.. maybe they really just knew he would hate this as they wanted to be set free?! Surely there is only so much time one can take living in a house with all girls and not being let out!

He really is so dull and boring! His date with Natalie was awkward! 25! ha!!!!!!!!!! I hope she never reads this, but to me she is a poster woman for what I would never want to look like at 34.. lucky for me, I will naturally still look 25 when I am 35 at this rate (I am 26 and constantly get looks of WAAHH?! if people find out my age). This is super mean, but she looks like all the evil old ladies from the Disney films (Tangled, etc). Sorry… :\

Saw this ad on TV tonight.. I didn’t know that Rochelle was once fat and needed to go on a diet supplement… Love how realistic these ads are.

5 daisy { 10.04.13 at 12:40 am }

Eliza, you captured the scenes so well. Now we will know, when Tim squirms, she’s out.
And Natalie is the Joan Collins one. You don’t have to look like that at 35. I think most of these women look old because they have so much work and make up that some of them look like the scary store dummies of the 60s and 70s. If only they would have the supermarket motto….fresh is best.

6 Eliza { 10.04.13 at 1:01 am }

Or less is more!

7 daisy { 10.04.13 at 2:00 am }

You sound like a70s girl with that make up philosophy Eliza.

8 JK { 10.04.13 at 1:20 pm }

Not having seen any episodes so I can’t put names to faces but who cares, I love reading your recaps!

9 Georgie { 10.06.13 at 8:26 am }

Finally caught up with this last night. There’s no doubt Tim has not given all the ladies equal time and it would be difficult to know just what to do about it. Obviously waiting demurely in the wings doesn’t work, hey Ashley.

Belle is a bit of a unit. Tim must have decided he didn’t want to be undressed and mounted by her dog. :-/

Yes, Alana did look like a crazed woman wielding a stick in smeared lipstick.

Sarah or Anna are starting to look like the favourites. Rochelle has an awkward looking collagen plumped top lip which seems to dominate her face. Ditto for Natalie’s entire face.

Anyway, I have no doubt bachelor Tim will sort it all out in the end.

10 brain dead dave { 10.06.13 at 9:29 am }

Tim looked extremely uncomfortable when asked if he was ready to settle down. Didn’t know where to look. Run, girls, run.

11 Georgie { 10.06.13 at 9:58 am }

I noticed Tim also didn’t know where to look last night, when facing the three roseless ladies bdd. He most certainly would not look AT them – very sheepish!

12 brain dead dave { 10.06.13 at 12:06 pm }

It may be that one of them refuses a rose next week, leaving Tim standing there with his three dicks in his hand.

Speaking of sheep, Tim could have stepped up to the plate and demonstrated how to inseminate a sheep.

13 JStar { 10.10.13 at 8:51 am }

After that BB eviction, I thought it best to catch up on last week’s trashy episode. It may have been the lack of sleep, but RR, is Channel 10 really trying hard to find other inventive ways to shoot (another) sex tape with Tim in a PG timeslot?

The previous episode he was adamant that Katherine repeatedly lick his jus off his fingers. Clearly wasn’t the first time he asked a female friend to do that for him! And this episode, we had Rochelle freaking out about grabbing the udders of the cow, which she described it as “long sausages.” She then proceeds to barely wrap two fingers around the “sausage.” Tim was disappointed about her hesitancy that he grabbed the “sausage” and squirted milk in her face. Rochelle’s repulsed look means Tim won’t be selecting her in the end as it was obvious to him that Rochelle is just not into THOSE kind of facials!

14 Jaime { 10.10.13 at 3:59 pm }

Can you please review this weeks episode of The Bachelor. Its the talk of Facebook this morning and I can’t get enough!!