Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Hometown Dates



The hometown dates episode is always my favorite episode of the season. Last night, I went up to my mom's to watch on the big screen. My mom and I are so similar. We agree on everything about the show. We both can't stand Constantine. We both cried during Ben's date and we both feel so bad for Ames.

Let's start with Constantine. Nothing wrong with his big Greek family. They were as nice as could be. I loved watching Ashley in the restaurant and I thought it was pretty funny how all the waitresses were spying on Ashley and Constantine. I just don't like Constantine. He isn't funny. He isn't handsome. He isn't really all that nice. Send him packing Ashley! He is the original caveman.



Ames. Poor poor Ames. My mom and I both agree that he was born a century too late. He is sooo polite, so nice, such a gentleman. He is so smart and classy and I think that is why I am still drawn to him even though he is so cheesy. I loved his older sister. I knew he was going home though. Ashley always described Ames as "unique" and "amazing" but never said she was "smitten with him" like she said about J.P.



By the way, I hate the word "amazing." It is the new "sweet spirit." If you don't want to date someone and they aren't cute or sexy or whatever, they are "amazing." just a fact folks.

Just to make us all feel better (or maybe I'm the only one who cares.) Ames is now dating Jackie from Brad Womack's season. She was the smart, outspoken brunette. Apparently, they met on Bachelor Pad 2. She is perfect for Ames:



My friend Mandee made a very wise comment. She said Ames is Creme Brulee and Ashley is Baskin Robbins. So true.

Onto Ben. First, I loved his mom's house. How cute was the outside with the white fence and red front door? Ben's mom and sister were so classy and nice. Ben's sister was really pretty. Unfortunately, Ben's mom looks like a caveman in a blond wig. I'm horrible.



I did cry through the whole date hearing Ben talk about his father. I just don't see Ashley picking Ben in the end but he is definitely my second choice. That caveman has grown on me.

Let's talk about the only guy who matters at this point. J.P. He's got it in the bag and he knows it. She is so head over heals for him and I love them together. I don't love small men but I'm a sucker for a guy with dimples. I thought his mom was so cute and I laughed out loud when she brought out the Bar Mitzvah picture. The only thing I'm worried about with J.P. is that he may still live at home. I swear he said "I've spent all 33 of my years in this house." Um, 33 and living with mom...not a good sign.



Now, the 25,000 dollar question. WHO COMES BACK? My mom and I rewound the DVR three times to try to figure it out. Ashley says "You flew to Fiji?" So we know it isn't one of the three who are already there. The producers clearly want us to think it is J.P. that she sends home and then he comes back but I don't think so. Mandee says it could be Brad Womack. What do you think?

17 comments:

K.M.L said...

Love reading your thoughts! I completely agree with everything you said too! I think Ryan comes back :)

SewSara said...

Ames and Jackie? Wow -- that's a great piece of info!

My mom and I watch together too and we were laughing over his "sad" face when he didn't get the rose. It's the same as his happy face! He's sorta plastic.

I don't care who comes back as long as it's not Ryan. What a waste of time if it IS him! I can't think of anyone that she would really need to see. Did the producers just feel like there had to be *some* drama since obviously she wants JP in the end?

Allison said...

it's ryan....boo. do you read reality steve? he has all the spoilers/info

GWACK said...

Loved the date with JP. Loved the roller skating, the way they couldn't keep their hands off of each other, loved his sweet mom, the poster of him, everything! Super fun and if he isn't the final bachelor, I'm boycotting forever!

KellyBelly said...

Rebes liked Ames but I have been for JP from the start. Can't wait for Fiji!

LAURA said...

I must be the only one who's not that impressed with JP. Kinda a dud, and we saw how he reacted when he got jealous/mad last week...he pouted and wouldn't talk to the other guys...that's how he'll be in a marriage when he's mad. I loved Ames, but he was a little too nerdy for her. I actually like the cavemen, my vote is for Ben....but I think she'll pick constantine.

Mandee said...

I hate the word amazing, too. And I use it. I also hate the phrase, "I know, right?"

Poor Ames- I liked his refinement. But he was way too intelligent for dental girl. She is a horrible conversationalist, too. If Ryan returns, it will be the death of her season. I already FF through almost all 2 hours. Yawn.

Ashley said...

Mandee I also hate, "I know, right!" As well as just "RIGHT?!?" And you are dead on about amazing--total slap in the face.

I am surprised more people don't think it's caveman Ben. I think she is attracted to JP but that she feels like Ben is her boyfriend.

I am so happy for Ames and Jacqui.

I need a picture of Ben's mom . . .

leandparkermakes3 said...

So, I have heard that JP is a total womanizer in "real life." His is a total flirt and not a very nice person (if you believe the tabloids.) Yes, it is Ryan who comes back. Lame.

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LKC said...

I agree with Laura, I think JP's behavior last week is a major red flag. Little boy can't get his way so he acts like at total arse. She'll chose him though. And then when they break up six months from now, I'll say, "i told you so."

I'm going to miss Ames. But not as much as I miss Brad Womack. Mmmmm.

Stephanie said...

I love the hometown dates too, sad they're over. :)Sad Ames left. You were right about him being born a century too late!! Such an "amazing" guy--haha! They just weren't on the same page. You could tell Ashley had already made up her mind about him on the date as she just kept laying on the goodbye compliments. Ames could be the one guy without any enemies. Even the guys who were his competition had to respect him. Sooo impressed with him! He has been so much fun to watch. Everytime he came onscreen we had to laugh--his dazed expression and stiff Ken-doll posture just cracked us up! It was like they told the guys to focus on a certain dot on the wall behind Ashley and Ames was the only one doing it. :) Ames was his usual poised, patient self as Ashley passed out the 3 roses--then, it was as if he just realized there wasn't a fourth rose! He looked startled and confused as his gaze shifted from side to side to side--that may have been the first "triple-take" I have ever witnessed. We rewound it to watch that moment again. Yes, it was heartbreaking, but he is so funny! He kept his smile and composure as he walked out to the limo --such class!

As for Constantine, I'm not his biggest fan but it looked like Ashley had a great time at the restaurant and meeting his colorful family--I died that his dad was throwing money while they danced! Hilarious!

Ben is a nice, likable guy but their picnic on the porch of some random house seemed a bit odd to me. They have a good connection though and seem comfortable around each other. The most uncomfortable moment of the night was when Ashley went to Ben's to meet his uptight family. Did you notice how everything on their plates was perfectly placed? The house was immaculate but the mom's head was screwed on too tight. Chillax! ;)Can you even imagine bringing grandkids over to that house? StreSS!

JP. Hmmm...he doesn't give me the warm fuzzies. I have the feeling "when JP's not happy, ain't nobody happy." His family was super concerned about him "getting hurt," in such a way that I get the sense the end of his last relationship may have sent him over the deep-end. It didn't help that his hometown date was prefaced with an advertisement for anti-depressants. He still makes me nervous. I LOVED his mom though...and the picture of him as a kid!

It will be interesting so see Ryan come back. I don't think it will matter. It's too late in the game to start a relationship out of nothing. If it's Ryan, it will be a quick trip.

P.S. I had no desire or interest to see Bachelor Pad 2 until I read how Ames leaves the show. I have to watch that part. I can't imagine how someone as nice as Ames could end up with Jackie, but I believe Ames could tame a Shrew. ;) It could even inspire the next Disney Princess movie...Princess Shrew...The Prince and The Shrew. :)

There I go again...

Stephanie said...

Okay, I'm having a hard time choosing who I want Ashley to end up with. I think I prefer Ben's layed-back personality to JP's over-the-top energy that seems prone to tantrums. With JP, Ashley first needs to decide if she is ready to be a mom? Or, if she wants to come home after a long day at the office to chill with a glass of wine on a vineyard? Or, come home and have an impromptu Greek Party instead of a bubble bath? The vineyard is sounding pretty good to me right now, even if I don't drink wine, I could always cook with it. :) So, I'll vote for Ben, but I believe it will be JP.

Stephanie said...

My friend and I did the same thing. We kept rewinding it too and we both think it is Ryan. Those were so his legs and shoes.

Also I CANNOT believe you didn't give a shout out to Ames' blue underwear!! We kept rewinding that part too. It was soooo awkward! AND the part where Ashley's chin was sooooooooooooooo red from making out with JP! BWHAHAHAHA!

Linda said...

At this point in every season (of Bachelor/Bachelorette) I start worrying about who the next Bach. will be. I still think that the producers need to start fresh - someone who's never been on the show. AND ESPECIALLY THIS SEASON! WHO would they pick to be the next Bachelor - heaven help us if it's one of the cavemen or Ryan - that's probably why they are bringing him back on - as a kind of screen test for his popularity. Ames is now dating - so he's out. Hey, maybe they could bring back Brad Womack for a THIRD season!! I would watch. I spend way too much time worrying about stuff like this. . .

Linde said...

So agree about Ben's mom! Overall I'm just not as into this season. I don't know if it is her or the guys or both, but I hope the next one is better. I think it would be good to bring in fresh faces for the next one.

Denise said...

Ben is growing on me. His family is just so stuffy, though. I still like JP but I do think they will have to work at the relationship, but who doesn't if you have a spark, right? Ames was winning me over. He would be the perfect hubby and i felt bad for him (I think he might come back.) I think he and Jackie are perfect together so glad to hear about that. I still think he is dog ugly, though.