Media Madness Monday: Traumatized By The Bachlorette

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I'm a media junkie, not just books, but TV, movies, music, podcasts, and internet nonsense. Every Monday I discuss something that's caught my interest this past week.

On the TV

I was going to tell you about my watching The Bachlorette for the first time, but the show ended with a contestant dying (not on the show, but at a later time). I just can’t bring myself to discuss it. It feels icky. I will say I think showing his final moments arguing with Andy, the bachlorette, was tacky. I will never watch that show again. Good luck, Marcell (Marquel???). I hope you “win.”

Orphan Black (Spoilers)

Orphan Black introduced a new clone, Tony. Tony is transgendered so he’s a boy clone. Tatiana Maslany can add “boy” to her resume now. I don’t trust Tony yet. He doesn’t have that connection to the rest. I’m not sure where they are going with his character. I did not like Tony kissing Felix. I was just like, “Felix, dude! That’s your sister, sort of. Well, foster sister. That’s like kissing your sister! Think about it! NO!” I guess I should never watch Game of Thrones from what I hear about it. There are only 2 new episodes left. I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself.


I just discovered Reading the End, hosted by the two Jennys. I only caught the latest episode where they discussed the Amazon/Hatchette situation, the book If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler, and played a game: Italy or Not Italy. They were funny and interesting. It’s the kind of podcast I’d love to create, if the Jennys hadn’t.


On the Web

If you haven’t already, check out Go Fug Yourself. It’s a celebrity fashion blog, but the Fug Girls are hilarious. They aren’t mean, at least not about the people. They review the clothes celebs wear and often wonder about the taste of the people wearing the outfits, but do not critique bodies or faces. They also do TV recaps. Recently, they’ve been watching I Want to Marry “Harry” so that we don’t have to.

I really want to see Maleficent, but I’ve been super busy with my kid’s end of the year productions. Things should be getting quieter soon. Since summer is coming (eventually), my TV and movie watching could be sporadic. There are a few new shows I’m going to check out though. So, I’m not sure how often I’ll be posting this feature. I’m just going see how things go.

Seen anything good lately?


  1. Aaahhh! I love Reading the End, and I see it talked about NOT NEARLY ENOUGH!

  2. I was sad about that contestant dying from the Bachlorette. I can't imagine how his family feels either. Just sad.

    1. I was unaware of what happened and shocked by the end.

  3. I was so relieved that guy didn't die during the course of the episode. That would have been horrible, and they totally would have aired it.

    1. Oh, you know they would have! There is nothing people won't put on TV.

  4. *blush* Thanks for the kind words! We just recorded an episode last night where the game was "Pulitzer Prize Nominee or Twilight Zone Episode"? I made it a little too hard, but I think everyone enjoyed it anyway. :p

    I never watch The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, but I am ADDICTED to reading recaps of them both. Grantland and Entertainment Weekly both have very solidly snarky recaps, and I live for them. (Grantland also has a reality TV podcast called The Right Reasons that drops late Friday afternoons, and they invariably talk about the Bachelor franchise when it's airing.)


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