The Bachelorette: My Helicopter's Bigger than Your Helicopter
Commentary by RTVC Staff Writer Romantic Rose
May 15, 2012
TSM seeks male to
fill van with babies.
Forget the election. Forget flesh-eating bacteria and violence in Syria and kidnapped girls.
On the premier of The Bachelorette, Chris Harrison tells us that ALL OF AMERICA wants to see tragic single mom (TSM) Emily Maynard find love on this season’s show.
She deserves it, after the tragedy of her tragic fiancé dying so tragically.
I’m not making fun of her loss—just the fact that ABC is laying it on a bit thick.
Got thoughts? Post them at the end.
TSM Stephanie Hogan was popular during Jason Mesnick’s season, so Emily was cast as the TSM of Brad Womack’s second turn as The Bachelor.
From the beginning, the show focused on her back story and her role as a single mom. It almost felt like Brad had to pick the TSM to show how much he had evolved since his first season, even though Chantal would have fit his lifestyle better.
It never seemed to me that she was that into Brad, although maybe she’s just good at hiding her emotions.
On Brad’s season she had what I would call a “pageant polish”: heavy makeup that looks good onstage, blinding white teeth, and a just-right smile you can keep on your face even if you trip on your sparkly sequined gown and go flying into the judges’ table.
She just didn’t look natural or relaxed most of the time, and after her breakup with Brad, I was relieved when she turned down The Bachelorette last season.
Now she’s back. She’s slightly less orange, slightly less blond, and as much of a TSM as ever.
We see her feeding the ducks and swinging with her adorable daughter Ricki while Emily recaps the death of her fiancé, NASCAR racer Ricky Hendricks.
She and Ricki release red balloons into the air for some reason and go back to their lovely home in a beautiful neighborhood.
Ricki brushes her teeth and goes to bed. Straight to bed, with no arguing. For those of you who don’t know it, this is not the typical bedtime scenario most moms, single or otherwise, face with their six-year-olds.
Mine would go more like this: “Time for bed, sweetie. It’s not time to watch TV. Don’t touch your brother’s baseball cup! You already had a snack… I’ll put a cup of water on your nightstand.
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