Thanks for saying it much better than I ever could have. Thanks for this post! You are right on.I'm actually getting a chuckle out of how Emily has quickly gone from a rumour of a pre-wedding show to Kate +8...somehow the visual on that just cracks me up!
Honestly, I get that people don't care for her, but at this point the girl is d*mned if she does and d*mned if she doesn't. If she stays home with her child, she lacks ambition and obviously doesn't want to better herself. If she seeks employment in the entertainment industry (and why shouldn't she? she's young, beautiful, has a foot in the door already) she's a fame ho. If she chooses Arie it's only because she has the hots for him (big time! ) If she chooses Jef she's a money-grubber as he's obviously well off. If she chooses nobody she's fickle and stuck up.
What if she is all of the above? What if she is a fierce mama bear? What if she is fickle at times? What if she has ambitions? What if she is sometimes sweet, sometimes not at all? What if she sometimes doesn't want to do what's proper and instead drops the f-bomb? What if she doesn't mind a slow deep kiss up against a wall with a cute boy? What if she finds herself attracted to the hip, cool, guy she might not normally date? What if??
All it does is make her human. Everyone is human. I will continue to cut her some slack, and I think I've stated why I will continue to do so. Of course, people are free to dislike her heartily. I've disliked others on the show (Melissa!!) only to find out later they are pretty cool (she seems happy now and obviously Jason was the wrong guy for her). I just find for myself, when it comes to this show, I have learned that I don't know these people, they could care less what I think about them, so I just enjoy it for the entertainment value and the (hopefully) hot guys and the gorgeous scenery.