Monday Night TV
I can tell this is going to be one of those threads where no one cares to discuss my topic. That's okay, it has nothing to do with politics or crime. But I'm writing about it anyway.
Tonight is the final episode of The Bachelorette where Deanna picks between Colorado snowboarder Jesse Csincsak and Seattle single dad Jason Mesnick. (A pretty good synopsis is here.)
The two hour finale was filmed during the first ten days in May, in Georgia where Deanna's family lives and in the Bahamas where she makes her final choice after both propose.
We don't know who she chooses, only that sometime between that final day of shooting in May and last week, she got engaged.
As to who I think will win: [More…]
First, I want Jesse to win. He's from Colorado. I think he's hotter physically with a cooler attitude, is more fun and leads a more exciting life than Jason. He also doesn't have an ex-wife in the neighborhood and a toddler for whom they share parenting responsibility. At 26, those are the things that would have made a big impression on me.
Other things that weigh towards Jesse: Their personalities, ages, athletic abilities and sense of adventure are more evenly matched. She's a spitfire whether it's on 4-wheelers, jet-skis or driving a race car. She even jumped into snowboarding with no fear. Jesse keeps up with her on all of them. Jason also may be athletic, but it's obvious he is more into golf and baseball. Much more the straight and narrow type.
Jesse and Deanna were friends for weeks (at least three, which is half the length of the series) and they both say that makes for a stronger relationship. By now, they have a pretty intense physical bond as well. He also keeps her on edge so she doesn't know quite what to expect from him. She often says that she loves surprises.
As to actually will win, I can't say. In the end, it's not really about the guys and Deanna, it's only about Deanna and what she wants from life. That's impossible to predict from a reality television show.
She's 26. I suspect she will choose Jason if she wants a secure, stable life and honestly doesn't mind that he's been married before, has a three year old and is limited by the geographic or mobility restrictions that go with that life.
She'll choose Jesse if she's not quite ready to give up the media spotlight or wants a guy who is adventurous, mobile and doesn't have his whole life mapped out yet.
Since Jesse is from Colorado, I actually write about this for 5280.com. As of yesterday, I'm one of Jesse's 300 friends on My Space (sure to be 1,000 by tomorrow)and ABC has added me to the media conference call tomorrow morning where Deanna and her fiancee will be taking reporters' questions and then the guy she didn't choose will come on to answer more questions.
So, Go Jesse. I hope Colorado will get to see more of Deanna. If not, as Deanna always says, everything happens for a reason.
If you have any thoughts on the the show, feel free to join in. I'll also put up an open thread for other topics.