Here’s hoping the Bachelor’s never from Brentwood


Here’s hoping the Bachelor’s never from Brentwood

OK, that’s it. I’m never going to watch The Bachelor again.
Really.
Of course, I’ve said that during and after Travis and Andrew and the Brit Matt and Jason and Jake and Brad and …
On a rare Monday night at home, I tuned in to the ABC reality show yet again. On Facebook just before it started, I posted: “The Bachelor: Why do I do this to myself?” Within seconds five, then seven then more friends had responded.

OK, that’s it. I’m never going to watch The Bachelor again.

Really.

Of course, I’ve said that during and after Travis and Andrew and the Brit Matt and Jason and Jake and Brad and …

On a rare Monday night at home, I tuned in to the ABC reality show yet again. On Facebook just before it started, I posted: “The Bachelor: Why do I do this to myself?” Within seconds five, then seven then more friends had responded.

My friend Sharon, who lives in Austin, Texas and is one of the most amazing artists and most sophisticated women I know, was the first to respond. “Sucker. (thank goodness I only missed the first 15 minutes tonight),” she wrote.

Brentwood friend Kathleen Young shared that an Internet site says Ben picks the evil Malibu model Courtney.

To which college friend Kimberly replied, “Please God let the spoilers be wrong.”

Peggy Howell, mother of Honey and Truman Howell and someone who knows everyone in town, confirmed Kathleen’s report then added, “How can one be so evil?”

To which Kathleen responded, “But there is another site that says he has never been right (the blogger who said the evil one wins).

The teasers to next week’s episode and beyond indicate more surprises and a confrontation between Bachelor Ben and the evil one.  

Why, oh why do I keep watching? Maybe because Ben’s from Sonoma, one of my favorite places in the world. Maybe because I love to be catty and judgmental when no one can hear me doing it.

Why can’t I — the person who refuses to watch or read anything Kardashian — stop watching this one reality show? Even old feminists can believe in fairy tales and love ever after, I tell myself. But then again, there is that oft-quoted definition of insanity; the one about doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

I understand Emily, the blonde winner from Season 15, will be the next Bachelorette. I, for one, will refuse to watch it. Really.  Well, unless one of the Bachelors is from Brentwood. Then I’d be forced to watch; but only for professional reasons, of course.

Susan Leathers is editor of Brentwood Home Page. Click here to read previous columns. Email her at susan@brentwoodhomepage.com.

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Kelly Gilfillan is the owner-publisher of Home Page Media Group which has been publishing hyperlocal news since 2009.

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