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The Bachelorette : Emily Maynard

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by tiams, May 15, 2012.

  1. Jul 10, 2012 #81 of 128
    ThePhoenix

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    I think there is real conflict within Emily regarding who to pick. Sure, Arie is the one with the pretty outer shell, but Jef is better marriage material. He has more substance in every way than Arie. I think she is wondering how much a role that physical chemistry should play, since ultimately, a) the physical chemistry becomes less important, b) the physical chemistry changes with time and circumstances, c) the intense physical attraction is a good starting point, but she doesn't know how that will translate to actual physical chemistry and compatibility once they progress a little further in their relationship.

    I think many women and men let the initial attraction (or lack of attraction) be the primary guiding factor in selecting a partner, only to find that other things undermine a long term relationship. The person could turn out to be not very thoughtful, or full of themselves, or lousy in bed, or not very interesting to talk to the other 23-1/2 hours of the day, or gone so much that it's not really like having a spouse.

    My opinion is that Emily ultimately will pick Jef because she sees past the initial attraction of Arie and sees herself with a guy she can build a whole life with. Arie seems like a really great guy, but he doesn't seem as deep as Jef. He's also gone a lot and that will be a difficult thing to have to live with, especially when you have little kids involved. I'm looking forward to the finale.
     
  2. Jul 10, 2012 #82 of 128
    MauriAnne

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    I liked Sean, but I hope he won't be the next Bachelor.

    For those of you interested in such things, "Reality Steve" said he didn't know who the winner was all season long, but he did finally post his prediction (he says he has proof, who knows? last week.
     
  3. Jul 10, 2012 #83 of 128
    bareyb

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    You give Jef a lot more credit than I do. For one thing, what's an "entrepreneur" actually DO? What does that mean? Is he a DJ? Does he own a Fortune 500 company? Secondly, he has been described as "wild and free" by his family and his own brother said he'd never once mentioned ever wanting to have a family.

    I think he's on the show for an adventure. I see him as a bit of a free spirit combined with rich boy slacker. You also have to take into account his family is seriously Mormon. If you don't marry another Mormon in the Temple, they believe you will not be in the "highest level" of Heaven with your all your Mormon family and friends. It's a pretty big breach. I also don't see Emily uprooting her kid to live in Salt Lake City where she will be a minority amongst thousands of Mormons. I just don't see her doing that. If she picks Jef it's because she wants to have an easy out. ;)
     
  4. Jul 10, 2012 #84 of 128
    DevdogAZ

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    I don't watch this show, but I did catch the beginning of the first episode of the season when they introduced all the guys. I thought they said he ran some kind of bottled water company that donates some of its proceeds to some charitable cause. Is that not true?
     
  5. Jul 10, 2012 #85 of 128
    ThePhoenix

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    I couldn't stand Jef in the early episodes. First of all, his entrance, riding in on the skateboard was just too "trying to look cool" for my tastes. Second - his hair. he reminds me of Anthony Michael Hall from Sixteen Candles. Third, his name. Where the he11 is the other "f"?

    But the more they show of him, the more impressive he comes across. Despite what his siblings say, he seems very mature. The conversations they show between Emily and him, along with the questions he asks and even his response to the fantasy suite, show more depth and character than I think I've ever seen on this show, and I've watched every episode of every season.

    I think if his Mormon faith (and her lack thereof) was a problem for either of them, he would not still be on the show, unless she's keeping him around to make her final decision easy, which doesn't seem like the case.

    I think DevDogAZ is right, he co-owns a bottled water company that devotes a portion of profits towards charitable giving.
     
  6. Jul 10, 2012 #86 of 128
    2004raptor

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    I don't "watch" it either but sit in the room while my wife does. She was nice enough to give me a heads up every time Emily was in a bikini. WOW :eek:
     
  7. Jul 10, 2012 #87 of 128
    MauriAnne

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    I don't recall a conversation all season between Emily and Jef about his faith. That seems odd.

    Also, Emily told Jef she'd like to live some place new (ie, not Charlotte or Salt Lake) but told Ari she'd be glad to move to Arizona.

    Just things that make me think "hmmm......".
     
  8. Jul 10, 2012 #88 of 128
    mcb08

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    I think that she also told Jef that she'd move to SLC if that's what he wanted.
     
  9. Jul 10, 2012 #89 of 128
    bareyb

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    I must've missed the Bottled Water part, but I'd still like to know if that's a real job and what kind of numbers we're talking about and how much time he actually spends there. He just doesn't come across as someone who would be that responsible and that much of a self starter. At least not to me. Maybe it's just the whole skateboard and pompadour thing that's putting me off. :p
     
  10. Jul 10, 2012 #90 of 128
    bareyb

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    I don't believe she'd do that for a second. In fact, I'll go out on a limb right now and predict that no matter who she picks, that she doesn't move to where they live right now. ;)
     
  11. Jul 10, 2012 #91 of 128
    mcb08

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    That's not much of a limb, given the track record of bachelorettes/bachelors :)
     
  12. Jul 10, 2012 #92 of 128
    DevdogAZ

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    Google was my friend:

    http://www.peoplewater.com/

    http://www.wetpaint.com/the-bachelo...helorettes-jef-holm-7-things-you-need-to-know
     
  13. Jul 10, 2012 #93 of 128
    tiams

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    I did notice Jef was drinking alcohol last night. So he isn't a strict Mormon
     
  14. Jul 10, 2012 #94 of 128
    bareyb

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    Well that's true. I also predict they won't actually get married. :D
     
  15. Jul 10, 2012 #95 of 128
    tiams

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    I'll go out on a limb and say Arie and Emily do end up getting married. Being a single mom is hard and Emily wants some help and more children while Little Ricki is still young. Her situation is so very different from the other young, single, carefree bachelorettes we have seen that I really believe there will be a wedding.
     
  16. Jul 10, 2012 #96 of 128
    bareyb

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    I'm a cynic by nature but a romantic at heart. Believe it or not, I hope you're right. ;)
     
  17. Jul 10, 2012 #97 of 128
    DevdogAZ

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    He's been pretty open about the fact that while most of his family is devout, he's not "currently practicing." That's how he put it in his conference call for the press at the beginning of the season.
     
  18. Jul 17, 2012 #98 of 128
    cwerdna

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    Anybody watch The Men Tell All? I haven't been really watching this show (don't normally watch The Bachelorette anymore) but man.... Kalon and Ryan both seem like total tools.

    I guess the producers picked up on that during casting and figured they'd make the show umm... interesting.
     
  19. Jul 17, 2012 #99 of 128
    tiams

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    I watched it. My favorite part was when Chris asked Emily how many of the guys she thought she would be sleeping with and she said all 25. Chris Harrison said they are considering at some point airing an hour of just bloopers and outtakes.

    Don't forget, finale is Sunday!
     
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