Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Well the finale is here...where did the time go?  We have a fantastic final four and tonight was a fight for what they all we go one last time.

Marko/Melanie-They started off with a fun and fast disco number.  It was good but the lifts were a little shaky and there were a few moments where I thought he was going to drop her...not their best routine.

Sasha/Mark-They danced a contemporary routine that was full of determination and intent.  Sasha danced forcefully and really laid it all out there, she's not playing games tonight.

Tadd/Joshua-They danced a Lil' C hip hop routine that was very hard-hitting.  Even though Tadd could work on his facial expressions a little more I still think that I would say that he out-danced Joshua.

Melanie/Robert-They danced a beautiful contemporary routine that gave me chills.  It really told a story and reminded everyone why they fell in love with Melanie from the very beginning.

Sasha/Marko-They danced a broadway routine that was a lot of fun and let each of them show a character (which they did rather well).

Sasha/Tadd-They danced a Mark Ballas Cha-Cha routine that for me was one of the worst of the night!  I really can't find anything positive about this; there was no connection to speak of and there was very little technique (and what was there wasn't very good).  Any Sasha or Tadd fans might need to be a little worried because of this one!

Marko/Lauren-They danced a beautiful contemporary routine that really told a story.  They connected with both the audience and each other while at the same time bringing the audience into their world as they danced...spectacular!

Tadd/Melanie-They danced a jazz-esque routine that was amazing!  Their characters were spot on from before they even began to dance and it was just so much fun to watch.  This was definitely a redemption piece for Tadd!

Melanie/Sasha-They danced an incredible, emotion-filled contemporary number that had amazing musicality to it.  It evoked feelings of isolation and loneliness and pulled at the heartstrings of everyone that watched.

Marko/Tadd-They closed the show with a stepping number that was painful to watch.  The timing was off, there was no synchronicity, and didn't do either of them any type of justice.

So there you have it....the finale.  Who is going to take it?  My guess is the same as it has been all season...Melanie!!  Make sure you check back tomorrow for all the results/reactions!


Monday, August 8, 2011

Bachelor Pad 2 Ep.1

Well the Bachelorette may be over but the Bachelor Pad is back and more dramatic than ever!  At this point we all know who the cast is (and if you don't feel free to consult my blog and you soon will) so I think I'll skip over all of the small talk and intros and dive right into the heart of the matter!  Yes ladies and gentleman....Jake and Vienna.  Now before I get into that encounter let me just say that I have always been Team Jake and will always be Team Jake...if you are looking for someone to defend Vienna I'm not your girl.  Vienna started playing the scared/vulnerable card immediately...and not well I might add.  She's trying to turn the entire house against Jake before he even gets there...and the sad thing is that a lot of people are buying the crap she is shoveling at them.  Come on people...I thought you were smarter than that!  I think that Jake came into this with true intentions and tried to start that right's not his fault he was shut down.  He tried talking to Kasey and clearing the air but was dismissed rather quickly...thanks for filling his head with your lies Vienna.

The first challenge of the game took place the next morning and it involved the contestants pairing up and getting rather close to each other.  The game was called "hook-up" and the guys were harnessed and had to hold on to the girls who were straddling them.  Sounds fun but turned out to be extremely physical.  It came down to two pairs....Kasey/Vienna and Jake/Jackie.  As much as Vienna tried to put the pressure on Kasey not to let her drop, he ultimately did just that and Jake and Jackie not only won the competition but immunity for the first elimination.  Vienna was not at all happy about this and really took it out on Kasey.  She was so mad at him for letting go of her when he physically couldn't hold on anymore.  She said that he broke his promise to her and that he wasn't doing what he said he would.  Maybe their relationship isn't as strong as they would like to think it is.

Since Jake and Jackie won the competition they also got to go on a date together and ended up at the El Capitan.  On their way there, they ran into this little girl who was overwhelmed by seeing Jake.  She came up to him crying and he was so sweet to her and really gave her the attention that she so wanted.  That is the Jake that I know and love!  They have dinner over the marquee which must have been incredible!  Jake opened up to Jackie and told her the story of his relationship with Vienna and subsequent breakup and Jackie responded really well to what he was saying and saw that he was being genuine.  Then came the discussion of who to give the third rose to and Jackie brings up the idea of giving it to Vienna as a type of peace offering (are you freaking kidding me?).  Jackie soon lets the pressure of this decision get to her and turns all the power and decision making up to Jake.  He ultimately decided to give it to Vienna, much to the dismay of Gia and almost everyone in America.  He pulls Vienna and Kasey aside to talk after he gave her the rose and apologizes for how he reacted during the "Break-up Special" and admits that he was wrong to act the way he did.  He was being so sincere and genuine and she's sitting there thinking that this is torture and how his apology makes her sick.  He was trying to get closure and she was being a witch (per usual). I seriously just want to slap her silly!

Then comes elimination night....people who thought they were safe aren't and people who didn't think they were might be.  Kasey and Gia make a secret alliance not to vote the other out...and they don't plan on telling Vienna (she is the one leading the charge to get Gia out after all).  Many see Alli as someone who is playing both sides and that is putting her in serious jeopardy of going home.  Many also see Justin as someone who is playing the middle/swing vote and is also seriously being considered to be eliminated.  Blake is trying to get the votes to get Kasey out in order to split up the pairing of Vienna and Kasey apart....Gia however is reluctant to do so because she said she wouldn't vote for him.  Ultimately, despite all of the scheming the two voted out are Justin and Alli....I guessing playing both sides really doesn't pay.

Make sure you turn in next week for more drama!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


We are to the Top 6 and next week is the finale...can you believe it??  I know I was gone last week (as was my blog) but I had a date with a man named Josh may have heard of him (and if you haven't shame on you).  However, I am back and so is my blog so without further ado...on with the show!

Melanie & Twitch-They did a NappyTabs routine that was very hard-hitting.  There was complete commitment to the movements and it was nice to see Melanie sink her teeth into a piece that is a little more gritty and rough.

Sasha & Kent-They danced an absolutely beautiful contemporary number.  It was so emotional and told such a beautiful story...and the use of that wall was breathtaking!

Marko & Janette-They danced a paso doble that overall went very well.  Marko lost his footing a couple times but never let it detract from the rest of the routine.  It wasn't bad, it just wasn't my favorite.

Tadd & Ellenore- They danced a Sonya Tayeh routine involving a chandelier and I have to say that it wasn't one of the better ones she has choreographed.  I didn't feel the connection between the dancers and the audience which left me feeling like something was missing.  The technique however was great and showed just how fearless these dancers have to be.

Ricky & Jamie-They danced a contemporary routine that was very free flowing.  Ricky once again had the problem of dancing too high; he really needs to feel the movement through his entire body.  He's great technically but the fact that he doesn't really get into the movement completely takes away from the magic a little.

Caitlynn & Pasha-They danced a very hot samba!  They had such amazing chemistry together and I was so impressed with how much Caitlynn's technique had improved!  It was really a turning point for her in this just may be too little too late.

Sasha & Ricky-They danced the first ever wacking routine on SYTYCD and it was definitely a new experience.  For me it was a little lackluster and just seemed to be missing something.  Sasha was better then Ricky but neither of them were fantastic.

Melanie & Tadd-They danced an amazing broadway number choreographed by Tyce.  I absolutely LOVED the use of the mirror in this piece and it really gave Melanie a chance to show that not only is she a phenomenal dancer but also a great actress.  Tadd was completely overshadowed in this piece and I honestly don't really remember much of what he did...never a good sign.

Caitlynn & Marko-They closed out the night with a jazz routine and for me it was the best routine of the night!  It had such true emotion and Caitlynn took another huge step towards where she needs to be heading.  Everything about this piece was magical.

Who do you guys think is going home?  It's going to be a tough one this week but 2 have to go!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Bachelorette Finale/After The Final Rose

Well folks, we've made it to the end of this season of the Bachelorette and it hasn't always been an easy ride but I thank you for hanging with me!  There is so much to talk about tonight, both good and bad, so we might as well just dive in head first!!

First up was JP's meeting with Ashley's family and it went every way except well.  I don't think JP was there for 5 minutes before Ashley's sister started attacking him, and it all seemed to stem from the simple question "Does he make you laugh?" that for some reason Ashley had a little trouble answering.  Ashley's sister Krys said flat out that she didn't think JP was the one for her;she didn't feel as though Ashely was completely herself around him.  When she's talking to him she is so focused on his age that I don't think she's hearing anything else he has to say.  If she thinks that JP is too old for Ashley I can't help but wonder what she had to say about the age difference with Brad!  JP is telling her that he is 100% in love with her sister and it doesn't seem to matter; she has preconceived notions and she's sticking to them.  As you can imagine, JP came out of there feeling incredibly defeated and Ashley finds herself questioning everything.  He's extremely hurt by the fact that Ashley didn't defend their relationship more which makes JP wonder if she really feels the same way he does.

Then it was Ben's turn to meet her family and that went completely a very good way!  I think he won them over the moment he did that dog voice...that was just too funny!  I definitely see a different side come out in Ashley when she is around Ben but not knowing what she was like before all this I can't really make a judgment there.  Ben tells her sister that he is 100% in love with Ashley and is completely ready to propose.  Her sister reacts really well to Ben and says that she feels like Ashley is herself around Ben and that makes her really happy.  Ben is completely accepted by her family and has not let his confidence in his relationship fade what-so-ever.  At the very end Ashley says that she feels like she has everything with Ben but can't forget about how she feels about this foreshadowing?  Keep reading to find out!

We next join Ben once again on his final date with Ashley and they are off to the healing mud baths....this is now on my to-do list (with Josh Groban....not Ben, the actual Josh Groban).  Ashley is really loving the opportunity to rub mud all over Ben and probably would have kept doing it all day if they had let her...I mean she even said she wished she could go lower...hello!  Right before Ben told Ashley that he loved her he was so nervous, it was absolutely adorable!  He wasn't at all nervous when he asked for her hand in marriage but so scared to tell her he loves her, probably because there is a much bigger chance of rejection by telling Ashley he loves her.  Ashley can feel that love with him and feels completely free when they are together...but is that enough?

JP's final date with Ashley started out on a much more serious note.  After that horrid meeting with her sister, Ashley felt like she really had to ask some tough questions and there wasn't any more time to side step.  JP gave her the exact answers she was looking for though and he ended it by telling her that he is madly in love with her.  Ashley says that he proved himself to her today but I still don't really know what he had to prove in the first place.  JP ends the night by giving her a photo album with a hand-written note that is supposed to be "the first chapter in their love story".  It was so sweet and adorable and Ashley is completely infatuated with him.

This is when the big moment finally arrived...the moment where we learn for sure where Ashley's heart lies and which of these men is going to become her fiance.  I had a good idea of who Ashley was going to pick, it just wasn't who I wanted her to pick so I was hoping I was wrong...I wasn't.  Ben exited his sea plane first and we all know what that meant...that he was about to get his heart broken.  He walks up but doesn't seem to see the look on her face that reads "I care so much about you but I'm about to break your heart into a million pieces".  He got down on one knee and gave a beautiful speech and was met with complete silence.  It is at this moment where his emotions turned from happy and excited to shocked and crushed.  You could see the pain in his eyes and hear the anger in his voice.  I think this caught Ashley a little off guard because Ben has never shown this side of him before, he was completely justified however.  He just wanted to get out of there but Ashley held him back trying to make the rejection a little easier, which in turn only made it worse.  I think it's safe to say that each of our hearts broke while watching this.

We then made a quick transition from the heart wrenching breakup to the fairytale ending Ashley has been searching for.  As soon as Ashley saw JP she just lit up and you could see just how happy she truly was.  He told her he was taking the ultimate leap of faith and in return she told him that she was in love with him and that he's the only one she ever wants to be with.  He proposed with an absolutely GORGEOUS ring and she obviously said yes.  It was truly the fairy tale ending she had been waiting for and the reason she went through this whole process.

The After The Rose was a much lighter gathering then the last ATR we had with Emily and Brad.  We started off with Ben and you could tell that he was still hurting a little bit.  He says that he still thinks about Ashley but that he has no regrets about the experience because he came out of it a much more complete person and he owes that to Ashley.  He feels like he left with a little bit of dignity and that he still believes there's a chance for him to feel that way again and find love (the next Bachelor anyone?).  I see Ashley and Ben being friends down the road once his heart completely heals.

Finally, after a very long wait the happy couple was reunited for the first time in public.  It was overwhelmingly clear and obvious just how in love they are with each other.  They both struggled for the words to express just how much they loved each other and that's always a true sign of love.  Ashley's sister was there and she apologized to JP and admitted that she was completely wrong and it is obvious that he is the one for her.  They revealed future plans of Ashley moving to NYC and getting a place together.  There are no immediate plans of a wedding, they are just going to enjoy being able to take their relationship public.  They were given the gift of a return trip to Fiji which I'm sure they will enjoy soon.

As heart broken as I am for Ben, I am very happy for Ashley and JP and wish them a long and happy life together.  I hope you will all continue to read my blogs throughout Bachelor Pad and thank you for taking this reality tv journey with me!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Bachelorette: Men Tell All

Wow...what an intense night!  Between the Bachelor Pad sneak peak and what went on during the Men Tell All we have a lot to talk about!  Here we go!

Thoughts on Bachelor Pad sneak peak:
  • Holly & Blake or Michelle & Blake???  Is Blake really not the good guy he seems to be?
  • Michelle Money and Graham
  • Ames & Jackie/Jake & Jackie??
  • Vienna is still showing her true colors....big surprise
  • Vienna tries to turn the whole house against Jake before he even gets there...another big surprise (NOT)
  • Vienna is clearly more interested in the money then her so-called relationship with Kasey
Men Tell All
  • Everybody began attacking William right away
  • West compares Ryan P. to a puppy
  • William couldn't watch beyond episode 1
  • William seems to have really learned from his mistakes
  • Ryan P. reveals he bought 3 books of questions before coming on the show that he read cover to cover and made notes on to focus his discussions with Ashley
  • Ames said this experience has made him a better person and he just wants Ashley to be happy
  • Chris gives Ames the hot pink boxing gloves he wore when he got a concussion
  • Bentley declined to be there tonight
  • Blake calls Bentley a narcissist and a coward
  • Chris D. said Bentley should go f**k himself for what he did and how he acted
  • Ashley says the toughest part was seeing how badly everybody reacted to the Bentley situation
  • Ashley says her biggest regret was wasting so much time on Bentley
  • Bloopers were hilarious!
  • Ashley is happy with where she is right now

Big Brother Ep.11

  • Adam has to wear an elf costume for one week
  • Lawon is a Have Not
  • Brendan is a Have Not
  • Jeff wins $10,000
  •  Jordan is a Have Not
  •  Danielle wins HOH
  • Danielle offers Jeff and Jordan a deal that if she doesn’t put them up this week that they won’t put her up next week
  • Have Nots also get Seaweed and Sardines to eat
  • Danielle nominates Brendan and Rachel for eviction

Monday, July 25, 2011

Bachelorette Ep.9

We jet off to Fiji this week for overnight dates and a visit from a surprise guest.  This week was very much a deciding week for not only Ashley but for these guys.  Off to Fiji we go!

I might as well just get the matter of the surprise guest out of the way first because clearly it is a main talking point regarding this week's episode.  The guy who returned was none other then Ryan...he just won't go away will he?  Now I know that many of you like Ryan and it's not that I dislike him, I just don't really trust him.  There is something not quite right about him and I just can't seem to put my finger on's just a feeling.  Anyways, he came back because he felt like their one-on-one date wasn't a "conducive environment for romance".  He felt like there were a lot of things that were left unsaid and that they needed more time to develop the "special connection" that they had from the start.  He came back to ask Ashley for more time to see if she feels what he feels.  Ultimately Ashley reaffirmed to Ryan that she knows she made the right decision by letting him go the first time and it just isn't there with him.

Ben was first up for a date this week and I am absolutely smitten with him!  I mean honestly, can he be any more adorable?  Their date was very flirtatious and full of lots of laughter...Ashley even compared their date to how newlyweds act on their honeymoon.  Ashley says more then once that she can really see herself spending the rest of her life with him and I'm pretty sure she isn't the only one!  Ben is completely in love with Ashley and even if he hadn't said it to the camera it was completely written all over his face.  He might not have told Ashley directly but I think she could tell that he had very deep and serious feelings for her and you could tell that those feelings were returned on her part.  He accepted the fantasy suite card and the rest of their night was as they say, history.

Constantine was up next and he was like a kid in a candy store when he saw that helicopter.  He seemed more excited about the helicopter then he was to see Ashley, never a good sign.  He is definitely more closed off then either Ben or JP and I constantly wonder whether he is capable of taking the big leap that is required when you fall in love with someone.  I don't think he would be ready at the end of this to say he loves Ashley and accept all that comes with that.  He isn't in love with Ashley at this point and I find myself wondering what he does feel for her, does he feel anything at all?  This all leads to Constantine saying that this is the end of the road for him and choosing to leave.  I respect him for doing what he knew was right and not forcing anything or pretending there was something when there wasn't.

Last but certainly not least we have Ashley's date with JP.  There is just this unspeakable connection and chemistry between them that is undeniable.  Ashley says that JP has been her rock throughout this whole experience and that is a very important quality to have in a relationship, to know that you can go to that person and that they will be there to support you no matter what.  When JP looks at Ashley he sees the woman that he wants to spend the rest of his life with and even though he says he's falling in love with her, I think it's safe to say that he's already fallen.  I feel like Ashley spent part of the night reassuring both JP and herself of what was going on and what they needed to focus on....this gave me a bit of a pause because reassurance shouldn't be necessary.  JP was offered the fantasy suite card and gladly accepted the offer to spend some real alone time with "the woman he loves".

Even though there are only two guys left Ashley felt like it was important to still have a rose ceremony.  She realizes that this is a two-way street and only wants them to accept the rose if they both see themselves on the path to potentially getting engaged in a week.  It is of no surprise that they both accepted the rose.

Make sure you tune in on SUNDAY for the Men Tell All and then again on MONDAY for the finale!  Who is Ashley going to choose?