"We must overcome the notion that we must be regular...it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre." - Uta Hagen
“I don’t want my pain erased! As wretched as it is, I need my pain… It makes me who I am. It makes me Grumpy.” - Grumpy, Once Upon a Time
I was away and missed the last two episodes so am just catching up. I'm still undecided on Emily. She seems very centered on whether they will be good daddy material for Ricki and if they want more kids...like tomorrow. While I understand and these are good things to know under the circumstances, she seems almost desperate about it...you would think that she was in her 40's and her baby making days were numbered. She also seems too focused on looks. She has mentioned many times how hot some of them are and the fact that her clothers budget was apparently $350,000 and they exceeded that, seems a bit over the top.
Clearly many of the guys are being kept because of producers...Egg man, vampire boy, luxury brand guy.
The dads -- Tony and Doug -- I did not see any connection with. Well, kind of obvious with Tony since she sent him home, but Doug keeps harping on his own son and is almost using him to show how they have things in common. Don't care for him. Someone else earlier wrote that he almost seems to have this sense of entitlement about him because he is a dad and I agree with that. It may seem harsh of me, but it almost seems as if he is using his child as a way to manipulate Emily.
Then there are the invisible men...John, Nate, Michael and who knows who else I don't remember. They are biding their time till they get kicked off.
Ryan...I know many find him hot...me not so much. Now that he has opened his mouth and inserted both feet, even less so. That letter was way over the top. That should have been saved till their 1:1 date...if he got another. He also seems to be starting to get possessive already. Not looking good for him.
Arie has surprised me. I wasn't expecting to like him as much, but I do. Of all of the ones that I have seen her interact with thus far, she seems to be the most attracted to him. Will be interested to see where this goes, but I'm thinking he will make it far.
Jef. The hair thing again...and the skateboard. I know he is a CEO of his own company, but he looks really young, although he seems nice enough. She does seek him out somewhat but I need to see more of them. Not sure if he is up for the stepfather role at this time, but hard to tell so early on.
Chris seems to be one of her early favourites. She constantly harps on how hot she thinks he is...even if I don't. But he does seem nice, although I think she doesn't seem to like how young he is so that doesn't bode well for a happy ending.
My personal favourite right now is Sean. I am surprised since he is so not my type but he reminds me of Chris L. Hot, nice and normal. She seems to like him but I'm getting more of a friends vibe from her...Her friend Wendy on the other hand, would have jumped his bones and who could blame her. We didn't see much of him until this episode so I am curious to see more and if I change my mind, but he could have potential.
So far the show has seemed kind of slow for me. There is a lot of filler with Emily and the muppets, Dolly Parton, the concerts and way more Ricki than I thought they would show considering how much Emily was about guarding her daughter from the publicity. There does not seem to be much time devoted to her interacting with the men. Was not a big fan of the first few dates being on such public display. I wanted to see and hear them talking rather than dodging the public, but I did read somewhere that Emily had said that if she had met these guys in real life she wouldn't have given them a chance so maybe there is a method to the madness. Early days yet, but I'n not really seeing the connection between her and anyone other than Arie. Looking forward to some more 1:1 dates but I'm not holding my breath for a true love connection.
I've finally discovered what's wrong with my brain: On the left side, there's nothing right, and on the right side, there's nothing left.
Midol, just a wonderful post! You put in words that I wanted to say but couldn't. Thanks!
And I agree.....what's up with that?
Doug's saintly fatherhood is getting annoying. Reminds me of all the young mothers' to be, making sure they are observed while they tenderly rub their baby bump.
Ryan is still slimy to me and there is a small wild and crazy look in his eyes.
Still looking for "Good Looks" in Chris but haven't found it
Others have some interesting characteristics but time will tell.
Finally, an interesting season!
I rewatched this episode night before last and I have to say that Tony is quite attractive. I did not realize it before because I was turned off by all of his crying. I guess I should qualify that statement by saying all of his crying that was edited into the show. For all we know, it was one moment of crying sliced and diced multiple times.