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?