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The Bachelor – Tim Robard’s Will Never Win An Oscar

The Bachelor was all cheese last night with Tim Robard’s being presented as the debonair man about town but he really came across as a hammy actor.

You can almost hear the person behind camera shouting instructions to him. Now open the oyster, tell Rochelle you feelings now kiss her, and look concerned about Ali after her accident.

Seriously it was eye rolling stuff. If Tim is such a great guy why was it that when Ali had her accident in the water did he not jump into help her. It appeared to be two other men who rescued her and handed her over to Tim.

Ali did not seem to care about this and gasped to camera how Tim had talked her around from shock. He carried her off in a helicopter and took her to Broome Hospital.

Sarah one of the three on the boat was melting down about how if Ali was back for the rose ceremony she was more likely to be eliminated as Ali would get a rose out of sympathy. The girls knew that Ali would be back even if she had to return with an amputated leg. Sarah was right she was eliminated as was Natalie and somehow Katherine who has barely gotten a skerrick of air time remains.


1 Evan { 10.24.13 at 11:44 am }

Ugh, the ads are enough to put me off watching.

2 Joseph Skyrim { 10.24.13 at 12:34 pm }

All the remaining girls are the ones that have locked lips with him. I think Katherine and Dani will be the next to go, though Dani seems to be protected by the plot at the moment.

3 Georgie { 10.24.13 at 1:13 pm }

Definitely cheese-ball, scripted and badly executed, but I’m committed to the bitter end.

Loved Rochelle’s reaction to finding the pearl – she told Tim it was like he put it in there. Well no Rochelle, but they are cultured pearls so someone seeded it.

It seemed very convenient that the ‘accident’ happened when there was a helicopter on hand. It occurred to me at one stage, that perhaps Ali is a plant and is only there to cause drama? Then again, in her to camera pieces, she’s a pretty convincing contestant.

In next week’s shorts it looked like just one rose and the 5 ladies – so is it the final episode?

4 Andrea { 10.24.13 at 1:17 pm }

It was really cheesy, corny, and hammy acting, and Tim doesn’t have a lot of charisma.
At times it was overly dramatic and other times, embarrassing.
For some reason, the Americans always do this show well.

5 snailmail { 10.24.13 at 1:21 pm }

Do the girls know about the spares Tim is toting yet?

6 brain dead dave { 10.24.13 at 1:31 pm }

There’s enough dirt on Tim out there to hold a Monster Truck Rally.

One of the gels said they baled him up and he confessed that he’d split up with his g/f but ……

7 Evan { 10.24.13 at 1:54 pm }

Here is a funny quote about Tim from one of the newspaper TV guide sections this week:
“Tim has a six pack on his back as well”.
At least I thought that was funny.

8 brain dead dave { 10.24.13 at 2:01 pm }

Tim’s got a six pack or even a slab on his nose , too and when his hair’s wet, you can see that he’s going to go bald one day soon….

9 catwoman { 10.24.13 at 2:14 pm }

BDD did you see how quickly they turned the camera away from his patch last night? It’s a wonder they didn’t edit it out.

10 brain dead dave { 10.24.13 at 2:20 pm }

I’m surprised the helicopter didn’t try to land on Tim’s patch. His scalp was shining brighter than any cheap~arsed pearls he was dishing out. Not out of his pocket, I’ll bet.

11 catwoman { 10.24.13 at 2:21 pm }

LOL. Hairlairious BDD.

12 A Date with the Bachelor... { 10.24.13 at 2:44 pm }
13 Eliza { 10.25.13 at 1:13 am }

I hope for Ali’s sake she is just a really good actor. If not, O-M-G.. The Bach was at it’s all time cringe worthy best with all the faux drama surrounding Tim and his ‘concern’ for Ali’s leg. She is just there for the crazy factor, just like Dani is there for the bitch factor with her “I don’t care about anyone’s feelings”. Ooooo…

I agree that Katherine and Dani will be next on the chopping block, with Anna and Rochelle being the final two.

Definitely agree, Andrea, the US versions are better. Still super cringe worthy but I feel as though this type of cheesiness and desperate behaviour is what we expect from American TV shows!!

14 Izobel2 { 10.25.13 at 9:50 pm }

Yep the US version is definitely better, but still enjoying the Oz Version.. The one thing I like better than the US version is that we don’t really know much about the Bachelor (apart from his 3 prongs).. For the last 10 or so seasons of the US version each Bachelor and Bachelorette has been a reject of the previous season, so we already know what they like/who their family is/where they live etc. Ben F from Sonoma anyone?

Katherine for the win – said no-one EVER!! The girl hasn’t even talked to the camera has she??? Dani and her to go next for sure.

I bet Sarah was stunned to get the boot, but she was a goner after her whinge session last episode.

Ali has been head over heels since the show began, you’re right Eliza she’s always been there for the crazy factor. I find I watch her the most, and watch her face when the other girls are speaking etc.
I think it will be Ali & Anna as the final 2. If they make another season (and I hope they do) I reckon Ali would be The Bachelorette for sure. (if Jade from BB doesn’t get the gig!)

And I wonder if Tim will propose or do one of those awkward “commitment ring” proposals at the finale!

15 Sylvester { 10.25.13 at 10:19 pm }

Love it Izobel. Tim and his “Three pronged approach”.

16 Spot the ocelot { 10.28.13 at 10:46 am }

Gosh I am enjoying this show, my weekly treat of junk TV. Love Timbo and his in-depth comments, “I like to think with my head” well really Tim???

Last week’s episode was a pearler (no pun intended), I mean how hard did ‘twin air bags’ Rochelle try and avoid saying PEARL NECKLACE!

Anna’s face was priceless when Rochelle said she wouldn’t do anything Anna wouldn’t… reeeooww. Ali just sat there with steaming coming out of her ears.

Ali will do fine, didn’t she host a kids show in SA, her time with Humphrey B Bear sets her up well for conversation with Timbo.

Izobel2… oh my all-time favourite US Bachelor had to be Andrew Firestone…Google him, puts our Timbo to shame. I think too Ali will be our first Bachelorette.

I hope the Aussie version does the after the rose ceremony show where all the girls come back to bitch and moan about and at Timbo!

17 brain dead dave { 11.03.13 at 11:27 pm }

Tim carried Ali all that way on the tarmac and wouldn’t help her up a flight of stairs the other night.

18 Suzie { 11.14.13 at 2:39 pm }

Bitter much BDD! You have been posting everywhere – why watch if you hate Tim and the show so much. So critical of a guy you’ve never met.

19 Georgie { 11.14.13 at 3:33 pm }

#18 – this is a blog for commenting on rtv shows, not on people you’ve met?

20 brain dead dave { 11.14.13 at 3:39 pm }

Yawn. I don’t “hate” Tim. My comments about the show have been generally positive. I’m on record saying I like it. **** knows what planet you’re on.

You’re being critical of a guy you’ve never met.

21 Georgie { 11.14.13 at 3:49 pm }


22 Honey Bee { 11.14.13 at 4:22 pm }

BDD I love your comments.

23 Suzie { 11.14.13 at 10:17 pm }

oh god – you’re all the same person – sad

24 brain dead dave { 11.14.13 at 10:58 pm }

Wrong again.