As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. - H.L. Mencken .
Maggie: "While she takes care of the men with the guns, why don't you sit down and I'll make you a nice, hot cup of tea?"
Pan Am stewardesses: prepared for anything!
Bentley as the star? A season where all 25 girls fall instantly in true love at the first cocktail party. And Bentley takes the opportunity to sleep with each one just prior to their rejection. (Meaning he had to sleep with 10 girls the first night, but oh well, he can get it done.) The last girl to withhold sex gets the final rose, whereby Bentley then sleeps with her too, then decides it's time to go home and leaves her devastated in whatever tropical paradise they got engaged at.
It was really refreshing to hear an adult conversation between Ashley and Ames. He's very articulate and quite an interesting fellow! I hope we get to see more of him.
Honestly, I think that the show needs new writers or a fresh slate completely. Since Deanna's season, every Bach'ette season deals with a guy leaving. Though Graham broke new ground with his exit, how many more Eds, Franks, and Bentleys can we have? How many more "I've-got-a-girlfriend" sagas can we watch?
Someone mentioned before that this season is a retread of Jill's season. Super true. This time, then, Ashley has to give Bentley the boot. We've already seen the ending where Jill accepts two-timing Ed back only to give him the final rose! Anyway, I'll be so glad for that storyline to end without ellipses. It's incredibly produced and absurd.
Actually, I feel that way about the whole season. Aside from Ashley's chat with Ames, some of her moments with Ben and JP, and some of her dance sequences, her commentary as well as the guys is plain scripted. It's as if the show wants to break the bank on the number of superlatives it can fit into two hours, "It's amazing! It's the most romantic! I can totally see Ashley as my wife after .25 seconds of knowing her!" Other than inspiring a collective of Bachelorette-drinking-game alcoholics, it's tedious. Why can't they just let them talk and allow natural "drama" to ensue? Even the lameo fight between Ryan and Blake is silly. Blake looked embarrassed having to make such a huge deal out of someone's personality.
Sigh. It's an unfortunate season. Though Ashley is emotional, I'm not sure that she can create enough drama on her own hence all the horribly produced segments and lines.
Reinvent the wheel next season, Fleiss. Some innovation would be welcome.