Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mid-Season Bachelor Talk

Shall we talk about The Bachelor? I find it interesting to hear everyone’s “Top Three” girls as the season progresses. I often wonder whether it’s their top three or the top three they think would be the best match for the bachelor.

I think I definitely lean more towards the girls I could see myself being friends with. That’s the first factor. Obviously, the other factor is whether I could see Ben married to the girl or not.

First up, Jennifer.

THE BACHELOR - "Episode 1604" - Jennifer is the next fortunate woman to get her first one-on-one date. The adventurous Bachelor reveals that they will be rappelling down into a mysterious crater, where there is actually warm water below. Lowering themselves into the dark abyss, they drop to the water and reunite for a kiss. Later that night, the couple enjoy a romantic rain-soaked outdoor dinner and a then a real treat: a private concert by country music superstar Clay Walker. Jennifer feels she is a perfect match for Ben, but will he feel the same and extend her a rose? The next episode of "The Bachelor" airs MONDAY, JANUARY 23 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/NATALIE CASS)BEN FLAJNIK, JENNIFER

Not only do I want the outfit she’s wearing above {and her gorgeous hair} but Jennifer really just seems to light up the scenery around her. She glows when she’s with Ben. I’m sure that’s in her nature to just be a happy person but last night, I really saw how she brought out that joy in Ben. Ben brought up a really good point when mentioning his career and his need to be flexible. His days aren’t very structured and he needs a woman who will be okay with that. I think Jennifer would really help balance him out.

Then there is Kacie B.

THE BACHELOR - In "Episode 1601," Ben returns to the mansion for the first big cocktail party. He explains to Chris Harrison that, as painful as his experience was last season, he has no regrets. When Ben began his journey with Ashley, he was emotionally shut down due to his grief over his father's death. Ultimately, he was able to open himself up again to love. Because of that journey, he is a different man and ready to try and find love again, when "The Bachelor" premieres MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/RICK ROWELL)KACIE, BEN FLAJNIK

She is such a sweet, gentle, and hopeless romantic kind of gal. You can tell she has genuine and strong feelings for Ben and their chemistry is very evident. But, would they complement each other enough in the long run? I can’t see Kacie being as flexible with Ben’s schedule. I’d see her becoming a bit lonely. Although she’s been very patient, I think she needs a guy who’s able to devote a lot of quality time and I’m not sure Ben is going to be that guy… at least for a while.

Then, we have Emily…

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I really liked her on their one-on-one date where they climbed the Golden Gate! She seemed pretty genuine and fun. Then, last night happened. Emily and Courtney got into a bit of a tiff, to say the least. I have no idea what it must be like to be in their shoes but I can only imagine that it’s not easy. I can understand that it’s really hard to feel as if someone isn’t being honest with the man you’re truly falling for. But, I question what that situation did for Ben. He still seems pretty into Courtney. I wish I knew why…

Next up, we have Jamie…

THE BACHELOR - In "Episode 1601," Ben returns to the mansion for the first big cocktail party. He explains to Chris Harrison that, as painful as his experience was last season, he has no regrets. When Ben began his journey with Ashley, he was emotionally shut down due to his grief over his father's death. Ultimately, he was able to open himself up again to love. Because of that journey, he is a different man and ready to try and find love again, when "The Bachelor" premieres MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/RICK ROWELL)JAMIE, BEN FLAJNIK

Jamie has certainly kept a low profile on the show. We don’t hear much from her and haven’t seen much of her yet, but, it’s looking like that might change next week! I’m looking forward to seeing if they have any chemistry because she seems super sweet!

And lastly, Rachel

THE BACHELOR - "Episode 1603" - Ben surprises 11 of the women by taking them skiing for the day. They don't realize that he has shut down a San Francisco street in the middle of the city and covered it with snow for their adventure. The ladies strip down to bikinis and hit the slope. The competition for Ben's rose continues to be fierce at the after party, but one emotional bachelorette crashes the festivities to give Ben some very unexpected news. She declines the one-on-one date invitation he extended to her. The moment is a real gut-check for Ben and causes him to question everything, on "The Bachelor," MONDAY, JANUARY 16 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/RON KOEBERER)RACHEL, BEN FLAJNIK

I like Rachel’s mellow attitude, but last night’s date definitely had me feeling a little nervous for where things will go next. Ben sure seems a little concerned about her lack of opening up. While he’s open to being patient, let’s be honest – there’s only so much time for ABC to film this show!

Those are my top contenders as of now, in no particular order {except for Jennifer kind of!} I’m still a little iffy about the rest of the girls. That includes Lindzi. I know a lot of people are pulling for her, but something about her still rubs me the wrong way. We’ll see! It could all change!

P.S. I LOVE that they were in Park City on last night’s episode! As most of my readers know, I adore Park City and miss it terribly. Now, if only I had known about that crater! ;)

So, tell me, friends… who are you pulling for? Who do you think is Ben’s best match thus far?

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17 comments:

Denise said...

I like Kacie B and Lindzi(sp?) I can't stand Courtney and wish someone would punch her in the face! :)

But it's been a great season so far!!

Katie said...

Oh girl I love Jennifer too. She is GORGEOUS! I loved how she was on her date with him. She was laid back but so interactive with him. Rachel drove me nuts on her date..she didn't have anything substantial to say. I will say I want that girls hair though. Anyway, I LOVE Kacie B. super cute. She is prob my fav. I want to see more of Jamie too.

Billy and I were seriously laughing at some of the things Ben says. He says some really cheesy things 99.9% of the time.

Shane said...

I 100% agree with you, especially on your top 3! They're all so sweet and adorable :)

xo Shane
shaneprather.blogspot.com

Tamara said...

I really started loving Jennifer last night too! She is drop dead gorgeous and so laid back! I think they are keeping Courtney on just to drive us nuts!

Lauren said...

Jennifer is super sweet but Kacie B is my favorite by far!!! :) She's so down to earth and really pretty! I really dislike Courtney! All your top favorites are mine as well!

xo

Carolyn said...

I haven't watched last night's episode yet, but so far I like Kacie (but agree with everything you said about her and Ben!) and Emily! And I also really like Jennifer!! I hate Courtney. So annoying.

Megan said...

I love Jennifer and Kacie B. They are probably my front runners! I can't stand Courtney. I really do wish that someone would punch her in the face. It makes you wonder what Ben thinks when he watches this show back.

Dreamer921 said...

I REALLY adore Kacie B. I think shes such a sweetie! She's like "the girl" that all of us are; hopeless romantics looking for love and hoping it lasts-i just have a real connection with her! And I also like Lindzi...

SPOILER! SPOILER! SPOILER!


I have read the Courtney wins from Reality Steve's blog- I hope he's wrong becausse ya'll... I CANT STAND that girl! She's not only looney but she's rotten to the bone! Brad is a strange guy, BUT he deserves SO much better than that crazy girl!

Chelsea L said...

I like (in this order) -- Jennifer, Kaycie B, Nicki : )

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

I've never ever seen this show not even once. lolol

Brianna said...

I can't believe it's seriously already mid-season! It went by so quickly. I really like Kacie B but agree that she's a bit needy when it comes to Ben, last night showed that.
I loved Jennifer last night, she is so normal and laid back and cute, and they have great chemistry! I hope he can see that and not be distracted by other stand out (annoyingly) girls. I'm not a huge fan of Rachel, especially after their awkward date, but I can understand how hard it can be to open up, but time's a ticking! haha
I think Emily is adorable and was really just trying to keep Ben's best interest at heart when she threw Courtney under the bus. But she should try to focus more on their relationship rather than bringing Courtney down. We all know that karma comes around and hopefully it catches up with Courtney soon!!

Sheri said...

I really like Kacie B and Jennifer as well! Jennifer is so sweet and yes, may I have some of that hair, please?! Gorgeous! I don't think she'll end up with Ben though. I really really really hope Courtney goes home. I don't get what he sees in her.

Can't wait for next week!

Daisy said...

Haha, I don't watch the bachelor but I have heard a lot of this season!

Katie said...

I'm totally pulling for Kacie B. and Jamie! ...I have no idea what Courtney is doing there. She's nuts. Seriously. :)

Leanna Vera said...

I love love love Kacie B and Jamie! They both seem so sweet and genuine.

Amanda Julia said...

I think Courtney is only there to cause drama. She is one of those girls that other girls love to hate...I hope she doesn't last much longer. I love Emily, but wish she would stop bringing Courtney up every time she has a second with Ben. I love Kacie B, it makes me sad when she gets upset that Ben sees the other girls. Monday should be an interesting episode :)

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