So, I SWORE I wasn't going to get sucked into the Bachelorette. I didn't particularly like DeAnna when she was on the Bachelor--thought she came off cold, like a robot, and really I do not need any more reality TV in my life.
But, somehow I got sucked in.
I think part of it is DeAnna's pragmatic approach -- the demeanor/approach that pissed me off when she was on the other side of the coin. It totally works when she's making the decisions and she's showing more vulnerability too. And definitely part of me getting hooked was the guys. HATED a few of them, but most of them are cute and bright and all around yummy. And again, except for that aggressive hair-cutting dude, whose name I've blocked from memory (good riddance) the guys get along, and that's fun to watch. And for the most part, I've agreed with who she's turfed off. I've been nodding my head at the end of each night. Sure, I would've kept Paul longer than Sean or haircutting jerk, but whatever.
Then, tonight was a fabulous example of a great reversal of expectations in storytelling. The producers or editors or whoever makes these decisions REALLY had us thinking she'd pick Sean. I mean, they showed pictures of his house and his mom, when the next date is to visit each guys' home. Plus, she said on their date that if she'd been giving out roses on dates that week he'd have gotten one.
Now, Sean's one of the guys I don't like. Never liked him from the first night. Found him icky. Slightly less icky since the other big jerk in the house (since turfed) gave him a much needed haircut, but seriously, this dude is way too into himself and his possessions. Compensating much???
BUT she picked adorable, underdog Jesse instead. I'm smiling. No way will she end up with Jesse, (I don't think... maybe my expectations will reverse, yet again) but way more fun to think of a home date with him than Sean who'd have spent the entire time bragging and posing and kicking blocks of wood to impress her.