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What I’ve been watching this week – December 10th

What I’ve been watching this week – December 10th

America’s Next Top Model Sorry, I am in a full-blown ANTM spiral. I’d like to thank the YouTube channel Top Model Channel for this. This week they posted the marathons of Cycles 15 and 16. I had seen cycle 15 before, but I think maybe […]

What I’ve been watching this week – November 26

What I’ve been watching this week – November 26

Richard Osman’s House of Games We discovered Richard Osman’s House of Games this week through my YouTube recommendations, and we are OBSESSED. It’s a daily show with 4 celebrities that battle it out over 5 rounds of quiz questions. The questions have a different spin […]

What I’ve been watching this week – November 20

What I’ve been watching this week – November 20

Sharp Objects

I’ve been trying to get around to watching the shows on my ‘Shows I promise I’m going to watch in 2019‘ list. This is only going mildly well. Anyway, Sharp Objects was on this list.

I read Sharp Objects in the winter and I really liked it. I wasn’t sure if I’d love the show, because I gravitate towards show that are a little more upbeat. I’m not sure if I am liking the show. It’s objectively good, but I’m just not good with a show this dark and graphic. Will I finish it? Not sure!

After Sharp Objects, I haven’t really been watching much besides old seasons of ANTM and Taskmaster on YouTube. I think my holiday viewing schedule will be starting soon.

What I’ve been watching this week – October 22

What I’ve been watching this week – October 22

America’s Next Top Model Cycle 10 & 11 I did it again guys. I accidentally fell into another ANTM binge dark hole. There are these videos on YouTube that are literally 8 hours long and it’s every episode. Which makes it perfect for a work […]

What I’ve been watching this week – September 17

What I’ve been watching this week – September 17

The Challenge The newest season of The Challenge started a few weeks ago. This season we see the Americans face off against the Brits. I love seeing a team challenge, we haven’t seen one in ages. I don’t have high hopes that it will stay […]

What I’ve been watching this week – September 9

What I’ve been watching this week – September 9

Taskmaster Series 9

The new season of Taskmaster has just begun! I know I keep saying this, but Taskmaster is truly the best and funniest show I’ve ever seen. Sure, I have the tendency to be hyperbolic, but I mean it!

This new season is the first time there is 3 women on the panel and I’m so excited! It also features Ed Gamble’s beautiful jawline!! (just google it). The first episode was really fantastic and it has me very excited for the rest of the series.

Southern Charm

After taking a bit of a break from Southern Charm, I’m back on its bullshit. Guys, I just don’t super love Southern Charm. It’s fine. I just don’t think if I didn’t have the opportunity to have TV playing in the background while I work all day that I would ever keep watching it.

Great British Baking Show

Another lovely week in the tent!!! This week was biscuit week, and the contestants were able to make some really incredible structures out of biscuits. It never takes anytime to fully devote myself to a season. There’s just something about this show that is so warm and comforting. One of my favourite moments of this episode was when one competitor was racing against the clock to get their bake finished, and his castmates came over and helped him finish. That really embodies the spirit of this show.

What I’ve been watching this week – September 3

What I’ve been watching this week – September 3

Great British Bake Off Everyone’s favourite show that they can comfortably watch with their parents is back!! I am so excited that a new season of Great British Baking Show is here. I feel like I spend all year waiting for it. It fills me […]

What I’ve been watching this week – August 27

What I’ve been watching this week – August 27

21 Jump Street We were flicking through channels the other day and 21 Jump Street (the movie version) was juuust starting and we accidentally got hooked and watch the whole thing. We did switch to watch the movie on Netflix so we didn’t have to […]

Eulogizing Hannah B as the Bachelorette

Eulogizing Hannah B as the Bachelorette

The latest season of The Bachelorette has come to an end. Overall, I’ve got to say I really enjoyed the season. There were some bumps along the way – the heavy-handed focus on Hannah’s relationship with villain Luke P., and her choosing Jed in the end. There were many highlights, including but not limited to: Tyler C’s face, Mike’s face, beautiful destinations, leather hotpants, and of course the great windmill admission of 2019.

I really didn’t think I would like Hannah as the lead. She didn’t really stand out for me on her original season, and her outing on After the Final Rose was less than impressive. I didn’t think she’d be the articulate, thoughtful Bachelorette she ended up being.

I’m glad I was wrong on this. She ended up being one of my favourite leads of all-time. She was honest and genuine with the guys and the audience. It never felt like she was trying to be someone she wasn’t. She does, however, have questionable taste in men perhaps.

The look on everyone’s face when Hannah chose Jed over Tyler and Peter

Luke was obviously a sticking point throughout the season. It seems like no one was rooting for this guy. All of the other guys hated him, but Hannah didn’t see it until their fantasy suite date that turned out to be no fantasy. Hannah’s telling off of Luke became an iconic moment of the franchise. It was a woman standing up for herself and the choices she made, and not letting anyone make her feel bad for it.

Oh great, he brought a guitar

Choosing Jed over other finalists Tyler and Peter felt very questionable. The latter were two solid guys. The former, never really made sense to me as a partner for Hannah. He even admitted that his initial reason to come on the show was for his career. I believe that editing of the show took a different turn after the revelation that Jed had a girlfriend going into the season and the subsequent IRL breakup of the couple. The editing didn’t portray him in a particularly positive light which definitely coloured my view of him.

So, no the engagement wasn’t satisfying. Especially since Chris Harrison basically told us it was going to happen before the show started rolling. What was satisfying is seeing Hannah stand up for herself and telling Jed she won’t accept a relationship that was built on lies. Good for her! I thought Hannah was too young to be the Bachelorette. What it lead to is that we saw her grow as a person right in front of our eyes.

For all of my thoughts on the finale and the season, check out the latest episode of The Bachelorette RHAP-up.

What I’ve been watching this week – March 25

What I’ve been watching this week – March 25

I didn’t watch anything too crazy this week. A lot of my regular shows are finito. My Top Chef marathon is complete. We’ve been pretty busy, so we haven’t been watching a whole lot of television, but when the TV was on, we were watching […]