I've been meaning to blog about the new season of The Bachelorette for a while now. I loved Desiree on Sean's season and so far I still love her now. She has a great personality, she doesn't take herself too seriously, and she likes to have fun.
So on the first week we met the 25 men who would be vying for Desiree's heart and some of them made an impression on me week one and some of them didn't. I was happy that Desiree kicked Jonathan off for being intoxicated and making inappropriate advances towards her. And the guy is a lawyer, I am not sure I want him representing me or anyone else for that matter. Why would you go on a show like that and be drunk the first night? or ever for that matter?
Who did I notice in a good way?
Juan Pablo-- love that he took Desiree out to play some soccer
Zak W.-- thanks for showing us your abs the first night and jumping into the pool, obviously it worked cause Desiree gave him one of several first impression roses
Brandon-- he shared a very personal story with Desiree and it was sincere
Drew-- the first guy out of the limo night one, he was nervous but sweet
Brookes-- I actually liked how quietly confident he was
Who went home week one? Larry, Nick R, Diogo, Jonathan, Mike R., Micah
Brookes received the first one on one date of the series, and it could have been a total disaster, even I felt that as I was watching it, but it wasn't. Desiree took Brookes to a Wedding Dress Shop, and he tried on tuxes and she tried on dresses. They clearly have some chemistry together. Brookes comments on how being there shows him who Desiree truly is and that she is beautiful because of who she is as a person. They drive around in a baby blue convertible and pretend to be married; Desiree says, Brookes is the only man she could have brought on this date. Then they go to the famous "Hollywood" sign where Desiree says that being there is a symbol of her pursuing her dreams. Brookes and Desiree exchange break up stories and say that they would do it again to find the person that they are meant to be with.
Kiss alert!-- Des and Brookes sitting on the "L" in the Hollywood sign.
The date isn't over yet! They have a private dinner on a closed road on a bridge. Brookes tells Desiree that his parents breaking up taught him not to take things for granted in life. Desiree, not surprisingly, gives Brookes a rose. Then Andy Grammer and his band showed up to sing. Brookes said Des knows what she wants and is sexy.
The group date is that they are going to star in a rap video with Souja Boy.
Ben, Zak W., James, Michael G., Will, Brandon, Drew, Juan Pablo, and Mikey T. are all on this date.
Zak W., I knew it, this guy stepped up tonight! He took Des aside and presented her with an antique journal that he bought for her to record her thoughts in during this process. He said that he didn't want to be seen as a clown, but when he smiles, that is him experiencing life.
Ben steals Mikey T. away from Des, he seems a little sinister to me. I think his whole father act might be just that, an act. ;-)
Brandon saw Ben kissing Des and wondered if Ben is there for the right reasons. Ben is definitely being manipulative, he totally manipulated Mikey T. Brandon totally reveals himself and his story to Des and she feels a kindness in his heart. I am honestly shocked that out of all the guys Des could have given the date night rose to that she gave it to Ben. I would have given it to Zak W. or Brandon.
The last one on one date of this episode goes to Bryden and they go on a road trip of California. There is a lot of laughing and joking around. Desiree is happy to see that he doesn't take himself seriously all the time. He tells her at dinner that night about a freak accident he was in, he almost died. He tells Desiree that he used the military as a way to cover up that he wasn't ready for love, but now he believes he is. Desiree thinks he's an amazing man and gives him a rose. Then they go into a huge hot tub, like the size of a pool. Then there's this awkward conversation and ...
Kiss alert!-- Des tells Bryden to kiss her already, and he goes for it.
At the Cocktail Party:
Michael G. is about to reveal to Des that he has type 1 diabetes and what that means, and Ben walks in and steals Des away and Michael G. lets Des know in a polite way how ignorant Ben is. It's definitely disrespectful; I'm angry.
Apparently Ben doesn't know that Brooke and Bryden have already kissed Des also? And Brookes actually got the first kiss. The guys confront Ben as a group.
ROTFL Comment of the night-- Ben: "I did what I had to do for me and Des." Ummm, Ben, I wasn't aware there was a you and Des yet. Ben doesn't care what he did, he thinks he is all that and a bag of chips. And all his excuses about wanting to see Des is all selfish.
In addition to Brookes, Ben, and Bryden
Who was sent home? Will, Robert, Nick M.