This guest post comes from our first repeat guest blogger, Liz Riggs. If you missed her first post on The Bachelor you should definitely check it out as well!
It’s official: Ben Flabjlekwrjfjlkds has officially become America’s most hated bachelor. And Courtney has gotten hotter, more irritating, and established herself as the most frustrating person to watch on TV. Listen. We all know what happened. Lindzi rode horses all throughout the Swiss Mountains on the finale and we realized we knew nothing about her except that she was maybe from somewhere near Seattle. In fact, I think Ben actually used that as one of the integral pieces of her personality that his family should know about her. She still wore too much make up and had what appeared to be rotting pieces of straw sticking out of her head, just drawing more attention to the fact that Courtney is really hot. Like, seriously, have you seen her? Ben, she’s really hot. And so we sat through two hours of mind-numbing horseshit, watching Ben make the biggest mistake of his life. But hey, his big sister, whose face looks like Ben’s was photoshopped onto a female body, thinks Courtney is the bees knees. And now the asshat couple will live happily ever after for three months until they realize they have no mutual interest besides drinking copious amounts of wine and not appreciating tabloid hate. Read more
Since we’re not yet to the merge, the scoring each week is quite simple right now. After the female tribe stopped the male tribe’s dominant momentum, the alpha male alliance fractured quickly once it was shown Colton’s clever and not-so-clever band of misfits had the numbers, and Matthew was sent packing.
Team Joseph: 5 points
Team Colin: 5 points
Team Clayton: 4 points
This guest post comes from Maryville, TN native Whitney Reisser. We are honored to help fulfill her dream of being an American Idol blogger and we look forward to having her share some more Idol Thoughts in the future!
It’s officially my favorite season…American Idol season! My name is Whitney Reisser, and I am a self-proclaimed Idoloonie. It has always been my dream to be an Idol blogger, so you can imagine my excitement when Clayton asked me to join The Wise Guise and share my passion for Idol with you.
Let me start of by telling you a little bit about myself and my own Idol journey. I’ve been avid watcher of American Idol since season one, and I do not miss an episode. I calculated the hours per season, and I think I’ve watched around 800 hours of American Idol. That doesn’t include the fact that I often watch episodes multiple times to ensure I really know the performances and the contestants. In my spare time, I love reading Idol blogs, doing research about contestants’ lives “before Idol,” and watching my favorite Idol recap webisode “Idology” at TV Line.
Okay, so I could either be making myself out to be a total nerd or as a well-educated and trusted Idol source…I’m gonna assume it’s the latter. So with the first week of live shows behind us and a huge 12-person elimination last week, we embark on our first theme week this Wednesday. Before we see our top 13 battle it out, I want to do a quick run through of our contestants this year (listed in the order they were announced). Feel free to give your input in the comments below. Read more
This guest post comes from Nashville, TN resident Liz Riggs. We are proud to endorse her post on The Bachelor and we look forward to having her work with us more in the future!
If you haven’t seen The Bachelor yet, then allow the remainder of this piece to enlighten you. I think most half educated human beings with a pulse know the premise of the show: a douchey 20 something male lacking an overwhelming amount of self awareness and containing just enough desperation simultaneously “dates” anywhere between 2 and 25 women whilst being followed by cameras. It’s quite obviously the only recipe for true love.
Now, for those of you who haven’t watched much of this season, I would be absolutely delighted to fill you in. Ben F., a “wine maker” from Sonoma experienced a devastating loss on last season’s The Bachelorette (hopefully your middle school inference skills can help you surmise the premise of that show). He then became ABC’s new bachelor—God forbid they choose an actual person that applied for the position. He sorted through a variety of women ranging from boring to extremely boring, slutty to potentially-bisexual, PhD students to “VIP” Cocktail waitresses, and LA models to Southern Belles. Read more
Welcome to the Inaugural Wise Guise Survivor Fantasy Draft! Much debate went into the format and it wasn’t even actually finalized until nearly the end of the draft. Here is the agreed upon format for the proceedings…
Classic, fantasy, snake style draft. Each of us will have a team of 5 to “coach” throughout the season. One little remaining castaway will be left standing all by their self on the proverbial playground.
Here is the point system: Survivor Winner: 50 points. Survivor Runner-Up: 20 points. Survivor Third-Place: 12 points. (If the non-winning finalists both receive same number of final votes, each one is awarded 16 points, PGA Tournament style.) If your player makes the jury: 5 points. If your player wins an individual immunity challenge: 3 points. If your player wins an individual reward challenge: 2 points. If your player is selected by the winner of the individual reward challenge to also participate in the reward: 1 point. Every episode your player survives gains them 1 additional point.
Let the record show that each of us fall in vastly different parts of the fandom spectrum. Joseph, as many of you know, is Mr. Survivor, he’s the mega-fan. Colin is a regular Survivor viewer and casual fan of the show. Clayton has yet to see a full season of the show and has only seen bits and pieces of various seasons due to past roommates. As far as he is concerned, Russell is the greatest Survivor participant ever.
The following took place via a ridiculous email thread on February 27, 2012. We think you will find this rather entertaining whether you watch Survivor or not. Viewer discretion is advised.