The Bachelor Finale

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I’m free!  The Bachelor finale was tonight!  The show is finally over!  I can’t tell you how excited I am to not have to watch this show any more.  I’m so excited that in my recap of The Bachelor finale, I am starting with my giddiness over the show finally being over rather than a discussion about who Sean picked.


Ok enough of the celebration.  I’m a professional writer after all and I should never have let my emotions take such control of me.  To the many fan(s) of The Bachelor that have come here tonight to read my brilliant recap of the finale, I apologize.  You have come to expect more from me and I have let you down.  My shame knows no bounds.

Anyway.  We started the 3 hour marathon (the last winner of the Chicago Marathon finished 26.2 miles in an hour less time than it took for us to get through The Bachelor tonight) with Sean’s family coming to visit him in Thailand and to meet each of the two finalists.

The producers of The Bachelor had spent the week cutting the scene with Sean’s mom to make it look like she was against him marrying either of the girls.  The drama.  Everyone would have to tune in to see why Sean’s mom clearly hates the girls.  But oh no, you tricksters at ABC, you had us fooled.  Sean’s mom didn’t say anything like that.  She was nice and supportive and that wouldn’t do for ABC to create any drama.

The booting of Lindsey

lindsey the bachelorSo poor Lindsey was heading to meet Sean the last time 100% sure that she was getting engaged.  Instead, Sean pulled her to the side and shot her dreams down in a flash.  What struck me as humorous about this was that in the live studio audience, Chris had been asking the other women who they thought Sean would pick.  They were all saying Lindsey, which shows just how out of touch with Sean they all were.

Here was my problem with Lindsey and it became more apparent to me in this last episode.  Her voice.  Oh.  My.  God.  Who in their right mind can stand to listen to a 24 year old women who talks like a 17 year old cheer leader?  Not only does her voice make her sound immature, but how she acts does too.  She’s only two years younger than Catherine but it seems like she is 10 years younger.  Sean made the right decision to boot Lindsey.  She’s more ready to marry a Ken doll than she is to marry Sean (who, on second thought, is similar to a Ken doll but with less personality).

Sean chooses Katherine!

catherine the bachelorOk for all the crap I’ve talked about this show, what can I say but I really liked this decision.  She turned out to be my favorite girl of the bunch and I think she is the right choice for Sean.  For the record, I did pick Catherine as one of the favorites way back in my preview of The Bachelor (Lindsey was a favorite too btw, but I digress) and as the season went on, she started to stand out as one of the girls that was the most sane.  Unlike the other girls, she wasn’t constantly fixated on some magical notion of what a relationship should be.



The Bachelorette Revealed

desiree the bacheloretteI don’t know how many times I said this over the course of this season of The Bachelor but the winner is not the one that Sean picks.  The winner is the one that gets close to the end but does not get picked so she can become the next Bachelorette.  26 year old fashion designer Desiree Hartsock will be starring on the next season of The Bachelorette this summer.  You may remember Desiree who was doing well on the show until her brother spoke some truth to Sean that Sean didn’t want to hear.  Having just completed this season of The Bachelor, I should be exempted from having to watch The Bachelorette.  Midwest Mo or Midwest Mark are going to have to step up this summer and take over for me.  I need a break.

Ok ladies (because I know I’m the only man in America that was watching this show), what did you think?  Did it turn out the way you wanted?  Did Sean make the right decision?  In the end, it really doesn’t matter.  Allow me to leave you with a tidbit of knowledge that is shocking and funny.  There have been more successful couples as a result of The Biggest Loser than there have been as a result of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.  Pretty funny huh?

2 Comments on The Bachelor Finale

  1. Midwest Melissa // March 11, 2013 at 10:47 pm //

    Once Desiree was booted I was pulling for the sane Catherine as well. I think she’s far more Intersting than Sean, and I’d rather date her than Sean, but tra-la-la, they seem sincerely happy. And AMEN about Lindsey’s voice. At one point I yelled at the TV, “For the love of god, Stop talking like a child!” I was impressed with her maturity in handling the dumping, however. She gets points for that. I believe I watch this show to be amused by how naive these girls are about love and relationships. And, of course, to remind myself how much less crazy I am than most of these chicks. My minor in college was in chick psychology (aka, I lived in a sorority house).

    • Midwest Mike // March 12, 2013 at 7:12 am //

      I liked Desiree a lot too. Her brother got her booted from the show. If her brother thought Sean was a player, I can’t wait to see what he thinks about the guys that will be chasing his sister on the Bachelorette.

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