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    Season 15: Speculation and Spoilers

    I will say that if the spoiler does turn out to be wrong, the editing so far supports Jed as a Final 1. The only person outside of Luke who has had the most focus is him. And everyone knows Luke will not be Final 1 as most people already correctly predicted he is the one Hannah goes off on about who she has or hasn't sex with. So when you remove Luke out of the equation, you're left with Jed who has consistently had a decent amount of screentime in each episode, has had two consecutive group date roses, a strong one on one, was the one who walked in on Hannah and Luke and gave the perfect response. He's definitely not been hidden and would definitely not be a surprise F1 if he is indeed the one.
  2. Well unless she'll also admit that her relationship with Joe Alwyn, which is more than two years at this point, is completely fake, as was her fling with Hiddleston and everyone else, she'd be coming out as bisexual, not a lesbian. Personally I doubt it. I think this, much like her sudden political declarations is a combination of she feels comfortable enough in her status in the industry to "risk" showing support for the LGBTQ community and speaking out about other political issues. And, on the cynical side, she considers the "risk" worth it for the praise and newer fans she'll get for now being seen as an ally and speaking out about women's rights and 'oh look how bold and outspoken she's being". And just to be clear, I'm not saying she's being inauthentic and isn't supportive of the LGBTQ community and doesn't truly believe in the political causes she's gotten behind. Just that I've always considered Taylor a very shrewd person (and that's not a criticism, just a general observation) and so I don't think she does anything without weighing how it will work for her.
  3. This sounds like another version of This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things, mixed with a slowed down version of ME. It's starting to feel like she's just releasing the same damn song over and over. And that she took the worse of Reputation and duplicated that for this album.
  4. ME was bad enough (and its fast decline proves just how bad it was. Even the Swifties couldn't mobilize and make it a hit) but if that album cover is any indication of the quality of the album itself, then yeah, no.
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    S15.E05: Week 5: Scotland

    Multiple leads throughout the years have expressed that they have many conversations with contestants about family, job, faith, even politics but the producers don't show it because they don't see these things as entertaining. Rachel apparently had a two page list of questions she asked each of her Final 3 guys when they were in the Fantasy Suite that included things like Credit Score, who they voted for in the last election, etc. Again, producers are just not going to show that stuff. They only care about the superficial with the cheesy music going, unless the contestant has some big secret or family tragedy that's used as a way to make them sympathetic. I think he's a narcissist who lacks any real depth. And so she keeps trying to draw something out of him that he simply doesn't have. He's can't be this honest, funny, relateable, deep and interesting person because that's simply not who he is. He's a narcissist who thinks it's all about him and what he wants and right now in his mind that's Hannah and so he's deserving of her because again, it's all about him. And anything beyond that is out of his emotional range. Has he though? Since a lot of this saga started with his going Hulk on Luke S and body slamming him to the ground. Hardly keeping his cool. There was also his not so subtle threatening of dorky Pilot Pete when he decided his conversation with Hannah was more important than anyone else's and so Peter needed to just accept that and leave. This after Hannah had just told him he was coming on too strong and he needed to calm down. With Luke and the guys, I look at it this way. If we're seeing all of this behavior from him with the benefit of editing, think about what we may NOT be seeing. As I've said, trust me I've never been a fan of the cliquish, pile on that happens in many seasons of this show. Particularly when even with all the editing tricks, you can tell that the disliked person isn't really doing anything other than maybe being bold and direct in their pursuing of the lead. I find that stuff annoying. The thing with Luke though is we have seen that he is aggressive towards other guys, we have seen him be manipulative and a liar right to Hannah's face and so it's hard for me to say the guys are being big meanies when I factor that these people spend hours together, cut off from everything, going stir crazy so who knows how much of Luke's bullshit they had to deal with.
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    S15.E05: Week 5: Scotland

    No we actually saw him saying everything I mentioned above, to her. After they pulled away and showed them whispering and guys looking on, they did return to the conversation, which is where I think he told her good luck and hugged her. And then he left. When he did, they went back to the guys' reaction and Chris coming in to take the rose away.
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    S15.E05: Week 5: Scotland

    Are you sure that wasn't her and Jed from last night's episode?
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    S15.E05: Week 5: Scotland

    Maybe my many years (too many at this point) of watching this messy ass franchise has made me zen about most things but I just can't buy that this is any big deal or any bigger deal than all the other things past Final 1 have had to deal with in terms of watching the show and season play out. And seeing their fiance with others. Like I said, for me personally, at this point the Hannah and Luke P thing is just tired ass drama that's bringing the season's entertainment value way down. I know many insist on her wanting to bang him and so she's making every excuse to justify keeping him. But hell at this point I think Hannah wants to bang Luke, Jed, Peter and Tyler. Girlfriend may be one of the horniest Bachelorettes ever. But with the other three, at this point I see her wanting to jump them and having a blast while doing it. With Luke, I get shades of angry, unhappy sex. Again, Hannah seems miserable around Luke so I honestly just can't buy this "oh how will her Final 1 be able to want her or look past this". Listen if Hannah and her Final 1 don't last, it won't be because of this Luke P. nonsense, IMO. YMMV of course. It was chopped up a bit but I feel like many of these questions were answered from what we did see. It seemed clear that he left on his own and he did state that he did not want to stick around a place where his character was constantly being called into question. And he very much did warn her about Luke P., telling her to just be careful and pay attention to what's really going on around her and that he wished her the best.
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    S15.E05: Week 5: Scotland

    I feel like comments in this vein are made every season. Putting aside Luke's being disliked and a tool, how is that different than any season of this show and what the couples that come out of it have to go through? Whoever she picks has to also watch her climb all over Jed (if it's not him), dry hump Tyler on a bed (if it's not him), climb all over Peter on a pool table (if it's not him), etc. This show and entire franchise is one creepy and weird ass way to meet your future husband or wife. It simply is and it always has been. That's why it's more of an anomaly when the couples last versus breaking up. Because yeah every season whoever the lead picks they're going to have to watch their fiance make out with others, cry over others, have sex with others (that's not shown but most aren't naive about what goes on in the fantasy suites and apparently some leads have told their F1 if they did or didn't sleep with someone else), say "I Love You" to other people, etc. I don't see anything regarding Hannah's behavior with Luke that would make her so unworthy to whoever she picks anymore than all the other stuff she's done with other guys. Hannah looks more miserable than anything else with Luke. The whole thing is just stupid and boring. She barely looks like she even likes Luke. So yeah seems stupid to keep him around but point is, I hardly think that's the thing that's going to upset her Final 1 so much and make him not want her.
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    S15.E05: Week 5: Scotland

    God is it over? Because I stopped listening like ten minutes ago.
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    S15.E05: Week 5: Scotland

    And back to our regularly scheduled program of the most awkward roommate situation ever - Mike and Luke.
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    S15.E05: Week 5: Scotland

    This show gets cheesier and cheesier. I swear... So now Mike is "casually" reading about the Loch Ness monster while Luke skulks around.
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    S15.E05: Week 5: Scotland

    I swear the best part of his crazy has been watching the other guys' reaction to it. The expression on their faces just kill me.
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    S15.E05: Week 5: Scotland

    Oh give me a break Hannah with that "I don't want anyone who doesn't want to be there" with Luke S. leaving. Obviously there really wasn't any kind of romantic connection between Luke S and Hannah, but I don't blame the guy for also feeling like this shit wasn't worth it. Luke P is a nutjob and she clearly has no interest in getting rid of him. Meanwhile there really wasn't a strong connection between her and Luke S. so whatever. He eliminated himself but he probably figured she'd eliminate him and keep Luke P because Hannah has no poker face.
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    S15.E05: Week 5: Scotland

    LMFAO... did Chris really roll up in there to take a rose away?
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    Big Little Book Talk

    Didn't watch the season premiere but none of this surprises me. The fact is, if they were going to stick to the book, there really wouldn't be any reason for a second season (and there wasn't). So I thought it was obvious, the minute a Season 2 was announced, that they would turn it into this big murder investigation and the women all trying to cover up what happened. Considering the show literally changed Maddie and Ed's entire relationship to fit a different narrative on the show, these changes noted above are hardly surprising to me.
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    Rocketman (2019)

    Really? Two songs - We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions. No matter what decade/generation someone was born, trust, they know We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions. Because it's only been played for decades at every sports stadium around the world. I think it's a little too easy to blame the R-rating and the gay sex scene on why the film isn't doing as well commercially as Bohemian Rhapsody. YMMV but one, I do think it was hurt by coming after Bohemian Rhapsody, especially with Dexter Fletcher being the director. And so I think unfairly, there were many who felt, "oh this will just be another Bohemian Rhapsody, whatever..." And so already just having come off that, they didn't want to see a redux, even though of course it's not. But perception is hard sometimes to fight against. I also think, not trying to be morbid but Elton's being alive also hurts the interest in the whole story if you will. Basically, with Elton still around and to some younger generation, this guy who was huge back then, there isn't as much of a curiosity about his story. I do think when someone famous dies tragically, it immortalizes them in a way that makes their story and the interest in it that much greater. It's like something I read a few years ago, where a music critic wondered if Kurt Cobain was truly as talented as he's celebrated as being. Or is it case of he died so young and tragically, at the height of his fame and success that it's elevated his status that much more. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying Queen wasn't talented as hell. But I do think Freddie's dying of AIDS and therefore his legacy being this amazing, larger than life but tragic story helped add to the interest and curiosity in seeing the movie and seeing their story.
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    Tennis Thread

    I see the players' point about starting the shot clock immediately after a long rally because it's not even just about their being physically spent and needing to catch their breath but also in most cases, the crowd is still reacting to the point. So there's a lot of cheering and chants, etc. which is distracting. And that was Rafa's point I think during his semifinal against Federer when the umpire gave him a time warning violation and he pointed out to her that she didn't do enough to quiet the crowd after the point. And Djokovic's point too was certainly valid. I think what made people roll their eyes with him is how long he went on about it and it's like dude, you didn't get a point taken away. It was a time warning violation. Like let it go. That said, I do think that's one of the issues to address in the sport, in terms of how the umpires apply the various rules of the sport. Not to bring up that saga with Serena at the US Open again, but you have umpires like Ramos who are almost sticklers for the rule to the point of being ridiculous at times in some people's opinion. And then you have other umpires who apply the rules to their discretion. And so you will find that some umpires will take into account the crowd, how long a rally was, etc. in starting the shot clock and applying the time violation rule. Other umpires won't care and will start the clock as soon as the point is over, per the rules. And so it creates an inconsistency.
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    What Are We Currently Reading?

    Finally completed Leonard Cohen's Beautiful Losers. Probably one of the most disturbingly fascinating books I've ever read. I'm still not sure if I particularly loved it but it was certainly an interesting read. Cohen was a very poetic writer.
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    Tennis Thread

    I think Thiem might be more mentally tired than physically tired. Yes, he has played three days in a row but his Quarterfinal match against Kachanov wasn't that long or intense. I think he and Djokovich only played for maybe an hour and a half total yesterday and today lasted about another hour and a half, if you don't count the rain delays. And for the Masters 1000 tournaments, they tend to play back to back days when it gets down to the Quarters. I think if anything is going to affect Thiem it was more so the roller-coaster of the match and the whole situation, due to the rain delays. The stopping, starting, leaving, then coming back, multiple interruptions today, etc. It just felt never ending at one point.
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    Tennis Thread

    To be fair, I think the women's game has long had new faces emerge. In the past decade, once Serena wasn't beating everyone, we saw Kerber come into her own (let's ignore her inconsistency), Muguruza win two Slams, Simona, Sloane, etc. So I feel like it's par for the course when a first timer wins the Women's title at a Grand Slam. And now for something I'm sure most would never think I would say. I'd be fine if Thiem pulled off the upset (and what an upset it would be) tomorrow. I love Rafa and let's be clear, I'd be just as fine with him winning. But I accept that eventually there will come a time when his legacy at the French Open will run its course. That's sports and that's life. It won't take anything away from everything he's done. And I like Thiem. I've liked him and his game since I first discovered him a few years ago. And okay if I'm being completely honest, the other reason I'd be fine with this is because if Rafa is to finally have his perfect French Open final record end, I'm just glad it won't be by Djokovic or Federer for that matter. Because it's obvious when I listen to some of the tennis media that this is their dream. To see one of other Big 3 be the ones to take him down.
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    Season 15: Speculation and Spoilers

    A lot of the Jed and Peter are getting more attention and focus also seems to be based on promos and pre-episode clips. See the clip above of Hannah and Jed making out, from this coming week's episode. Truthfully I rarely pay attention to promos and that stuff so it's very possible I've missed the disparity there. But in terms of the actual episodes, it didn't seem that different when again, I had to consider that for the first two episodes at least, Hannah and Tyler really didn't have much time together.
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    Season 15: Speculation and Spoilers

    Agree to disagree. Honestly, it's really not that big of a deal to me and clearly not to the viewers. Because Tyler's the one whose followers shot through the roof after last week's episode, he's the one who dominated all the podcast/review conversations, had women on social media and all over the internet going crazy, etc. Frankly, I may not have noticed the disparity because truthfully I barely pay attention to Jed or Peter. Like I see them on my screen but I tend to tune out. Luke I can't escape because his crazy is just too hard to ignore.
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    Season 15: Speculation and Spoilers

    He'll definitely not be on BIP, as it's filming right now and he's most definitely not in Mexico. Also even if he didn't win, he's likely Final 2 and the Final 2 never goes to BIP because it will obviously spoil that they didn't win. I've seen this comment on other boards and I don't really understand it. Tyler didn't get much airtime to this point because there wasn't much to show. Hannah has admitted in one of her media interviews that Tyler was one of the guys she never got a chance to talk to on Night 1. So other than his coming out of the limo and meeting Hannah there really wasn't much to show of him in the first episode. I'm pretty sure he wasn't involved in any drama and so since he and Hannah didn't even really talk that night, makes sense he wasn't shown. The second episode, again he didn't get alone time with her after the whole Cam thing. But he was visible throughout the date, giving ITM's and of course the hilarious walking up to Cam. And while he and Hannah didn't have a moment during the group date, they talked during the cocktail party, when Hannah talked about liking how he looked at her. Hell Episode 2 is when Tyler first made an impression on me. Third episode, again they showed some of their alone time during the group date and of course this past week he had his 1 on 1. The fact is Tyler is not involved in any drama a la Luke P. so we won't get airtime from him on that angle. Hell I don't think he's even been on a group date that Luke P. has also been on. Jed spoke and sang to Hannah on Night 1, he was the one who had the awkward moment of walking in on Hannah taking off Luke P.'s shirt and his being so sweet and understanding about it. So of course we've gotten to see him a bit more. And with Peter, I don't think he's been shown so much more than Tyler but Peter had that weird drama with crazy Luke P, he was one of Hannah's standout conversations on Night 1, he does cheesy, "good television moments" like asking her to be his girlfriend and so of course he's shown more. All that said, I don't think Hannah's attending CMT Fest and being in Nashville, where Jed basically lives, is proof they'll be together and she picked him. They always push the leads, especially the Bachelorettes to make these types of appearances and Hannah's a Southern girl through and through, so you know she probably loves country music and CMT Fest is a good fit for her. She'll likely only be there for a day and a half. What is suspicious about the spoiler is that it continues to look like she and Tyler have had no physical contact since filming ended almost a month ago. And that's long for a lead and their F1 to not have a safehouse visit. The July 4th weekend will be the key I think. That is almost always without fail a safehouse weekend. If Tyler is fully accounted for and for a guy who clearly loves boating with his friends, you know he'd be out there grilling and stuff during Independence weekend, then I'd say there's no way the spoiler is right. And if all parties are accounted for, I'd say like some suspected, she didn't pick anyone.
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    Tennis Thread

    So there seems to some drama going down at Roland Garros and once again, it's coming down to many feeling like the organizers are a complete mess who all need to grow a pair. So the Djokovic/Thiem semifinal has been postponed to tomorrow and all remaining matches cancelled for the day. One major problem with that, the rain stopped more than an hour ago and the sun is out. The rumor mill is saying Djokovic pulled a diva fit and refused to continue playing in "these conditions" and so the organizers acquiesced. No word on where Thiem falls on this but as someone hilariously noted, after the Serena/press conference drama, it's clear Roland Garros officials give zero fucks what Thiem thinks or feels on anything. Basically, fans are crying foul online and many people are pissed off and saying this is pure game-play on Djokovic's part who didn't like how the match was going for him. I will say I thought it was telling how he immediately just walked off the court after he lost serve in the third set, when it didn't look like an announcement of play being suspended had even made. Thiem was still on the court looking like he was going to serve and Novak just walked off. I could definitely tell the wind was no joke on that court, and especially with the fact that they're playing on dirt, which of course can get in the players' eyes. But Rafa and Federer sucked it up and soldiered on in the conditions. Oh and so naturally some are REALLY cheering on Thiem to destroy him tomorrow. eta: Nice to see Barty continuing her strong start to the year. I would pick her to win just because I know her game and not much about her opponent. But since these were not the names I expected to be in the Women's Final, I guess anything could happen.
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