The Bachelor - Chris Soules - Full Season

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  1. Feb 11, 2015 #41 of 106
    hefe

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    Well, there was probably some sightseeing too. They did a Rushmore flyby. As the crow flies from Deadwood to Rushmore to Badlands you're talking 90+miles, plus any other deviation. And, he could be rounding up to 2 hours...
     
  2. Feb 11, 2015 #42 of 106
    LlamaLarry

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    This is one of Spousal Unit Bravo's night time shows, but I tried to stay awake when I saw that they were headed to Deadwood. Deadwood looked just about as boring as I remember from HS and college, but i would have liked to have seen a Rushmore flyby and the Badlands. I used to climb in the hills around Rushmore (I lived less than 30 mins away and would go there all the time) and would camp in the Badlands every year.
     
  3. Feb 11, 2015 #43 of 106
    Tracy

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    I was surprised to see all the Chris-hate here. He hasn't struck me as particularly immature or boring, as far as Bachelors go. And I don't think he can be blamed for the Britt private date fiasco. Obviously the producers meant for it to happen that way with the rose being given out at the concert. I do think the Bachelors can steer things to a certain extent, but they probably had an agreement with Big and Rich.

    Eyelashes was definitely annoying and immature, but I thought she had good intentions. Kelsey--what the heck? At first, I liked her. She seemed down to Earth. She sure came off as whackballs these last few episodes. I loved the celebration when her suitcase was taken away!

    I'm pulling for Kaitlyn--I think that is her name--the one who was on the Jimmy Kimmel date, but it is hard to not like Britt and their chemistry. I agree with Eyelashes that Britt doesn't seem like a farm wife type, though. I was thinking that Jade seemed suited for farm life, but maybe we will find out more next week.
     
  4. Feb 12, 2015 #44 of 106
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    I was talking more about him playing smoochie with Brit in front of the other girls that are trying to write a song for him. He's done that kind of thing a couple times that we've seen, and it's really inconsiderate.
     
  5. Feb 13, 2015 #45 of 106
    justapixel

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    Chris was on the Bachelorette so he should have some knowledge of what it feels like to be hoping to be noticed, or be in that position. Yet, he doesn't seem to have taken any sensitivity from that experience and he's behaving like a kid in a candy store - he's just mashing faces with every girl, everywhere, anytime he can in front of whomever he can. It's definitely immature. He doesn't have to put those girls through that much discomfort; he is not a class act at all.

    The producers seem to give some autonomy to their stars, so they can cancel cocktail parties, switch things up. I think Chris could have arranged to take Britt to that show without rubbing it in the other girls faces, or figured out some other way to do it.

    I like the girl with the arm tats too (brain fart), but I pick her as the next Bachelorette. I think Britt was in the running but they've portrayed her as either dirty, conniving or sweet...so I'm not sure what they want to do with her. Whitney is the most mature of the girls but her voices is too horrible to be the Bachelorette and besides, I think Chris likes her although he hasn't shown it much lately. My favorite girl is the Cruise Ship Singer, Carly - but I fear she's on the way out. I'd love to see her as the Bachelorette though.
     
  6. Feb 16, 2015 #46 of 106
    justapixel

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    So no comments yet? I thought the interview with Kelsey was telling, she really is like that. She said she was a "Mental Health Professional?" I have never once heard a school guidance counselor call themselves that and I worked in schools for 7 years. Can't wait to see her on the Women Tell All, especially after learning that Ashley I got her masters from Syracuse. Girl never uses a 2 dollar word when a 5 dollar one is available, does she? Nothing wrong with having a rich vocabulary but sometimes you have to dial it down. It really doesn't make her sound smarter, it makes her sound like she THINKS she smarter.

    I didn't know Andi and Josh broke up, she seemed really heartbroken. Not surprised though, you put people in an artificial scenario like this and it won't last. But she seemed sincere.

    So can you picture any of them living in that empty little town? Chris's house is nice enough but he had better pick a true homebody if he really does live there. The closest place to shop or see a movie is Cedar Rapids, a hundred miles? I couldn't live like that, although honestly, I do. I am home all the time, but when I do leave, there is someplace to go, it isn't a chore. I can't imagine living a life where I couldn't run out and get what I needed without a hundred mile drive, and the only thing to do is watch *high school* kids playing sports? I'd probably bow out at that point, or maybe throw a fit like Britt did. :)

    Even the "big city", Des Moines, looked empty to me. All those panoramic shots and never people or cars - did they film it on a Sunday morning or what? The countryside looked gorgeous though, I've never been to Iowa. Might be a pretty place to visit.

    Britt, reinventing herself or not, won't make it. Her little explosion was awful and I hope Chris starts thinking with his brain and sees that for what it is. He's slow but he may get it especially after the conversation with Carly. It was super rude to Kaitlyn and if he didn't figure out why she did it, that part was clear.

    I still think he lights up around Whitney. He gets that giggle whenever she is around, although the cameras certainly aren't showing her that much, maybe because her voice is so awful. Was I the only one who noticed that when his friends came to the table she seemed a bit ungracious, until he told her who they were? She thought they were just "fans" and so unworthy. As soon as she found out they were friend she jumped up and gave them all a hug. She seems more of the sit in the corn patch type, but then again, she's a nurse - she can't be a nurse there.

    Was surprised he picked Jade to go to his house, I didn't think she was in the running that much. We'll see if she still is after that photo comes to light. I don't know guys, if your future fiance had a photo like that online, would you be nervous about introducing her to your parents? Maybe it doesn't mean much.

    I love the Cruise Ship Singer, Carly, and I want her to be the next Bachelorette, even though that's the role I think Britt is really auditioning for. Do we get to vote? :) She clearly has no chemistry with Chris at all, and he's not ever selected her for anything. I think she is very clearly in the friend zone. But she's funny, sweet, smart and pretty and I could tolerate watching a full season of her.
     
  7. Feb 16, 2015 #47 of 106
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    I live about 90 minutes from where Chris lives. I don't think he has to drive 100 miles to get to anything--a grocery is probably about 30 minutes, a mall and movie about an hour. It isn't that bad. I do see how it would take a lot of getting used to, if you haven't experienced life like that. If one of those girls really loves Chris and is ready to start a family fairly quickly, life in Arlington could be lovely.

    My favorite is Kaitlyn. I think she is cool and funny but down-to-earth enough that she would do well in a rural community. I think she would make a good bachelorette too.

    Brit...well, they definitely have the physical connection. I don't think her outburst is "unrecoverable" or whatever the other girls were calling it. I think she will tell Chris that she really loves him and the jealousy got to her. I do think her outburst signals a fundamental lack of maturity. She has to know that, even if she is number one in Chris' heart, that the producers wouldn't allow him to give her the group date rose every time. The fact that he gave it to Kaitlyn first doesn't necessarily make her first in his heart. It was stupid of Brit to lash out like that. Having said that, I think this is a crazy situation to be in and jealousy can make normal wonderful people act crazy. I sympathize. I do agree with Kaitlyn who said that Brit is trying to mold herself into Chris' perfect girl and actually wouldn't love farm life.

    Jade has always seemed like the sweet girl-next-door type who would make a great wife for Chris, if he can get over the nude pics. She's really laid back and her reactions to things seem real and not fake.

    Speaking of fake reactions, what is with Whitney? Chris says that they are going to get a camera and take pictures of them walking around Des Moines, IA and she reacts like they going on an around-the-world cruise! I think it is right to be enthusiastic about whatever activity the producers put in front of you, but if you react like that to everything, it just seems fake. I don't see the Whitney appeal.

    Carly, the cruise ship girl, seems firmly in the friend zone. The other chick who didn't even get a date or an interview in the last episode is probably going home for sure. If she wasn't I think we would have at least seen something of her saying, "No date this week, etc." So she goes and then one more....Carly or Brit. Depends on if Brit can hold it together.
     
  8. Feb 16, 2015 #48 of 106
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    Oh cool, that's interesting that you know the area. I thought that it was far because when they met the preachers when they were walking around town, he said they had to go to Cedar Rapids to see a move, "about an hour."

    I was like Britt, when I saw it I thought, "no way." But then I realized that 90% of my time is inside the house so it probably isn't as hard as I imagine. But I hate driving and so having to spend an hour in the car to get anywhere would not be fun for me. The producers should remember that when they cast me for "Senior Citizen Bachelorette." :)

    Agreed. She's my 2nd favorite.


    I noticed that too! Her squealing and excited "really? REALLY?!" over almost nothing was super fake. I don't like her at all but I do think Chris does. He giggles like a child ever time she's around. I don't know if he likes her more than Britt but I do think every time he gets together with her, he has a very good time.

    Yes, I also agree with this. That one poor girl, she's had almost zero screen time. I hope they don't make her the Bachelorette because we have no clue who she actually is. I also agree with your assessment of Carly or Britt next. I got the impression that Chris was a little crushed when he was told about what Britt said about his town. But now he's looking critically and he has said on both shows that he knows his lifestyle is not for everybody. So he is going to really have to see if it will work with Britt. Who he picks, well, I guess it depends on if he's there for the "right reasons" or not. LOL.

    I don't know why I like this show so much. I couldn't believe I was even watching it, I must have been really bored to even record it. Now I'm firmly a member of Bachelor Nation. :)
     
  9. Feb 16, 2015 #49 of 106
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    I like Carly as well. But agree that she's next. Was surprised he gave Kaitlyn a rose. They hardly showed him being that interested.

    Also, he needs to stop going back into their place after giving someone a rose. It causes more animosity and he's stuck trying to defend his action. Just see them at the door and be done with it!
     
  10. Feb 16, 2015 #50 of 106
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    Sure felt like Britt's tears were inherently forced, and more focused on her not "winning." I really liked Jade and felt for her. No matter what Chris vocalized on the show, it utterly and completely changed his opinion of whether she was Arlington Iowa wife material. I don't think Jade would have been happy in that small town anyway, so perhaps it is a blessing in disguise. At least she got some $100K worth of diamonds out of the experience. :)

    Jade seemed sweet. Wondering if they'd consider her for Bachelorette or if she's too soft-spoken to make good tv. I'm wholeheartedly rooting for Caitlyn (Kaitlin?) for the next Bachelorette. She cracks me up and her family seemed open to that type of experience.

    Carly showed some pretty ugly colors tonight in her interviews.

    I don't love Whitney, but she by far has the best grasp on what that life is really going to be like and actually wants that for herself.

    tta, shocked at self watching this show :rolleyes:
     
  11. Feb 17, 2015 #51 of 106
    Tracy

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    I was blindsided by Jade's elimination. I'm shocked Becca is still around.
     
  12. Feb 17, 2015 #52 of 106
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    I was NOT surprised by Jade's elimination or that Becca is still around.

    Even though Becca'a family warned him (threw her under the bus?), she coming out of her shell. Chris can certainly attest to that.

    Britt's elimination on the other hand did kinda surprise me. Not Carly's though. They never really had a connection.
     
  13. Feb 17, 2015 #53 of 106
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    Not surprised at all that Jade is gone - he said the photos didn't matter, but they did. You could see it in his face.

    The final 2 will likely be Whitney and Kaitlyn. I don't think Becca will go the distance.

    I liked Carly, but I thought she got really nasty in the last 2 episodes - probably blew her chance to be the Bachelorette. I think if Chris doesn't pick Kaitlyn, she would be the most likely candidate.

    Oh - and Britt. Yikes. I think she thought she had it in the bag, and the idea that he was really developing strong feelings for others never entered her mind. Not getting that rose, reality struck and she struck back. Scary.
     
  14. Feb 17, 2015 #54 of 106
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    Jade- I don't think the fact she had nude photos mattered as much. But they sealed his realization that he didn't really know anything about her. Her "wild side", which was affirmed by her family, didn't match the sweet, hometown country girl image she was portraying.

    Becca and Whitney - I think these will be the final two. I don't think he has the same strong feelings for Kaitlyn.

    Britt - what fun seeing her implode! I think she came on with the intention of being #3 or 4 and getting a chance to be the next Bachelorette. She might have realized she was headed for the final rose because Chris was totally smitten by her. Maybe she didn't know how to get out of that while keeping her Bachelorette hopes alive?

    My wife noticed that all season they've been airing promos requesting applicants to "date the next Bachelorette", but last night they changed the wording to "date our next Bachelor or Bachelorette". So maybe no one from this cast will get that offer!
     
  15. Feb 18, 2015 #55 of 106
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    Well speaking as someone who went and looked at the photos (I'm a guy, I do that), I would find it hard (pun intended) to say that they didn't matter. They were not the more tasteful Playboy photos I'm familiar with. It was a real photo "spread" in several cases, if you get my drift.

    Other comments, since I'm late to the game:

    1. What the hell is with the shaky camera. I hate it when they use that technique on movies for some weird dramatic effect. It's completely retarded for a show like this. Just no reason for it at all. News to camera-person, engage the IS switch.

    2. I felt sorry for Kris on this most recent episode. I looked at all the remaining ladies and find them all very acceptable. If I were in his shoes, I would be getting pretty stressed out at this point. The elimination of any one of them would cause serious second-thoughts.

    3. Kris impressed me when he eliminated the two gals in the badlands. The Kardashian wannabe needed to go just because she is about 13 years old (in the head). The other one kept talking about her story. "I like my story". Made it all sound like complete BS.

    Well, just my thoughts at this point. And yes, I still watch the show. I am a hopeless romantic. :p
     
  16. Feb 18, 2015 #56 of 106
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    They should have an idea. Haven't they already shot all the episodes? I guess, as always, we'll have to wait for After the Final Rose to find out. :(

    ETA: Oh, even though they've shot all the episodes, they haven't aired them all. So they are probably waiting to see how the public reactions go before they finalize their decision.
     
  17. Feb 18, 2015 #57 of 106
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    Yeah - when they make the announcement varies.

    Sometimes it is known pretty quickly (Andi was announced during the finale of that Bachelor season), and sometimes they wait (Chris took a while to announce - they were deciding between him and Arie. WRONG choice, IMHO. Arie would have been SPECTACULAR).

    I don't really see a standout for Bachelorette in this group. If I were to guess, I would say Kaitlyn (if she is not selected by Chris). Becca is too quiet, Whitney has that annoying voice, Jade would be to controversial, Britt is too bitchy. MAYBE Carly - although she got a little bitter towards the end there. They usually choose based on popularity, and I have NO idea who is popular. I am guessing Kaitlyn because she seems the most fun and down-to-earth.
     
  18. Feb 19, 2015 #58 of 106
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    I cant see anyone but Whitney actually staying with him in Arlington. Maybe Becca would, but they just aren't far enough along at this point.

    Im pretty sure that Britt was possessed by Kanye West at the end of that group date. I kept waiting for her to say that Beyonce deserved the rose.

    I kinda thought Kaitlin's Walrus joke the first night zoomed over Chris's head. With how concerned he was with Jade "Fitting in" in conservative Iowa, I'm now positive that he's oblivious to almost all of her humor.
     
  19. Feb 20, 2015 #59 of 106
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    I can see Carly as the Bachelorette. I didn't really think she got bitchy (except for the lipstick hand thing) but I did see that she was very protective of Chris. When she realized she had no chance, she started being more outspoken to protect him but I didn't think it was bitchy. She never got in a fight with any girl that I remember, and everything that could be interpreted as bitchy was to the camera. She told Chris about Britt in an appropriate manner, not mean. Just told him to watch out, and he did.

    She was funny, I thought. She realized that she was in the friend zone but wanted the right girl to win so was helping Chris.

    I really hope she is the next Bachelorette, I think she'll be fun to watch.

    We hardly know Becca! I don't want her to be the Bachelorette, I have no sense of her except that she's innocent and got fake boobs, so um, why? I think she's around because she's a virgin, and the producers really want her around to see what happens with the fantasy suite, lol. A girl losing her virginity would be a coup for them, what good TV. I do think from what little we've seen, she's Chris's type but we haven't really seen much. They barely even show them on dates. I don't think she'll win.

    I still think Whitney is the winner, if Chris's giggle is any indication. I kind of hope so to take her off the table for Bachelorette as I don't like her.

    Kaitlyn also could be the Bachelorette but she wouldn't be my first choice, and I'm not sure I see her with Chris. I do think she's cute too but there is something about Carly for me.

    I predict Whitney as the winner, Carly as the Bachelorette. Simply because that's the way I want it to happen. :)

    Retrodog, I CANNOT believe you watch this show!
     
  20. Feb 23, 2015 #60 of 106
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    Yeah, I've watched it since the very beginning. I must admit that many times it has been a background show, just playing while I'm surfing, but have watched most seasons. I'm a very complex guy. :D
     

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