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Tell It All

by Christie Humphries

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Posted on August 1, 2011 at 12:45 AM

The Bachelorette – The Men Tell All started with a montage of the funniest moments of the season…which we never saw. Now is it just me or don’t you think they should have included these moments in the actual season, considering this was the dullest season of the Bachelorette ever?! I mean the toe cramp thing was kind of lame, but I think Ashley and Ames being served a plate of larva and crickets would have made the show a lot more interesting at the very least. But no…apparently they were saving all that stuff for a special occasion. Before bringing out the men…we got a sneak peek into The Crying Game…I mean the second season of The Bachelor Pad. Nothing makes my stomach turn more than watching 6-8 weeks of “fame whores” and “wanna be actors” trying to sleep with one another for money. Then again…it’s a lot like a train wreck. It is hard not to watch. And I have to admit that watching these fools does make me feel really good about myself in comparison. It’s like having constant reassurance that it is possible to make a much bigger ass out of myself than I have so far in this lifetime. Finally the men come out to share with us their feelings about this season of The Bachelorette. It’s no surprise that Ryan jumps in first. He actually admitted that after watching the show, he now sees how he was “a bit over the top”. Unfortunately for him the other men took this opportunity to get a few more jabs in and Chris Harrison made him relive the most “emotional and devastating exit of all time”. He’s gorgeous, smart, successful, has a love of life and water heaters. He was the perfect guy in Ashley’s head, but not in her heart. To make things worse, he admitted to everyone that before coming on the show he purchased a bunch of books on love and questions to ask before getting married. He should have bought some books on how not to look stupid on national television. Speaking of men who looked stupid….we finally got the chance to turn the roast on William. William admitted that he never watched the show except for the first episode. It’s no surprise that he plugged his ears as they replayed how his relationship with Ashley went from oh so great to oh so horribly wrong. He admitted that the roast was a mistake, though he didn’t think it was compliment hour, he realized that he should have said things differently. However, the guys weren’t really buying it. Nick even attacked him a bit, but he recovered by saying that the reason they were all there was “because none of us can find a girl to date”. William’s advice to everyone was to cherish life and don’t be a jackass. He may have learned the most of anyone by coming on this show. Ames was his robotically charming self as usual. He admitted that he had a crush on Ashley before he even came on the show. This brought on some oooo’s and ahhh’s from the audience. He sincerely admitted that when Ashley said that he was “unique and different”, he thought it was her way of saying “this isn’t working out”. But he secretly hopes that someone will find those qualities worth loving. Ames said that he took things slow because he wanted his relationship with Ashley to last forever. I hope he finds that kind of love….as he said, “Its best when the ordinary is extraordinary”. I know that someone will find his unique qualities to be just what they’ve always been looking for. About an hour or so into the show, the men finally got around to going after Bentley. Of course, he declined to come on the show…presumably because even he couldn’t stand the site of himself after listening to the awful things he said over and over again. It still makes me feel bad for that poor girl. Ashley was still emotional when she came out to face the guys. Blake said it best when he said that is was a “terrible display of humanity”. I don’t know if Michelle Money’s texts trying to warn Ashley about Bentley made her want him more or not, but all I can hope for is that Bentley’s behavior opened the eyes of a lot of naïve girls out there. I think the women who watched this show may be a bit more skeptical of men like Bentley in the future and hopefully they will walk away sooner than Ashley did. The show ends with a look back at Ashley’s love affair with JP and Ben. I have to admit that I will be heartbroken if Ashley does not choose JP…but I have a soft spot for Ben too. The whole losing his dad thing and Ashley showing him how to love again is certainly something I can relate to. I hate to see the guy get hurt. I guess we’ll all find out tomorrow night on The Bachelorette…Back to Fiji!

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