Talking TV (Test)
What are you watching?
Who are your front runners?
At this point Luke and James are front runners but I’m beginning to think she actually ends up with one of the intruders.
Remember Meghan and Tiffany from Richie’s Bach season? Well that’s JArrod and Sam, they are way more interested in each other than Sophie.
Such a shame that Jarrod turns out to be a stage 4 Klingon.
He could be battling sam for the guy that turned out to be a douche.
I dont think Sophie will call Jarrod a douche. He is just over the top infatuated with Sophie. Whereas Sam has a bad mouth, talk rubbish and just behave badly
I can’t believe that Ryan’s only 26. He’s got almost a full head of silver hair. He seriously looks like he’s in his 40s.
Yes I assumed he was one of the older ones. And send home anyone that says they hit things when they get frustrated!
I thought the Jarrod robocop is over acted
He is going so over the top hat he doesn’t realise he is making himself even more unattractive.
James does seem genuinely nice … but I’ve been wrong before.
And I love that he would have been the last one the others would have picked to win the “manly” comp.
Is James the polite mouse who needs to blow into a paper bag?
That’s the one but he is a gem. Have a nice smile that light up the room
He is the one who dressed up as a priest last week and saved her when Sam was being a douche and was VERY nervous during his first intro.
Yes James is nice
James. Oh lord, James.
Praise Heaven that we just finally have a contestant on this show who *isn’t* a total asshole.
Comb over slipping a bit
That comb over is hideous!
Horrible comb over.
Surprised he is still there not because of the comb over but because he is a major douche.
Nothing special with Sam date. Boring
I thought the age gap is really noticeable and they kinda acted like brother and sister.
And Sam is 31 years old! More luke 13
I don’t know, I thought it gave Sam a bit of context. And he and seemed to have a good time, I mean, they were laughing the whole date long, and she did give him a rose at the end, so she obviously wants to spend more time with him.
See, I don’t know. I know everyone turned off Sam after the photoshoot group date, but still I’ve got a soft spot for him (even with that atrocious hair), and I don’t know why. It’s like, I just want him to be better.
I think Sam is definitely friend zoned, and he is just really immature so not ready for long term commitment.
And he’s dumb – bees make honey not sugar!
Sophie should get these oafs to have a fart lighting competition. How far would Jarrod go to impress?
He’s so weirdly possessive. It’s like, dude, you went on one date.
I’m starting to understand why he’s still single.
Jarrod is creepy, almost a fatal attraction. He seemed decent at first but he gets worse with each episode.
If all the rumours are true about Sam, he is a real jerk.
Ooh, rumours? I need gossip!
He is a Tinder jerk
Thanks LP, confirms what I thought from the start, he does have cute nephews but beyond that nothing.
Oh wow. Still, I don’t like to listen to third-party sources who may or may not have axes to grind on their own behalf. But where there’s smoke, there’s fire, right?
Honestly Uncle Sam, I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed.
Yes, one third party can be questionable but 3 suggests a pattern.
Sam’s company “makes” misery.
Makes sense really.
Why on Earth is she keeping Ryan around? Is he blackmailing someone on the production crew, or something?
Yes I thought for sure he was a goner after his behaviour with the flat pack.
So the first batch of guys was *designed* to be full of losers and duds, then?
And 4 intruders at that.
I heard many of the guys were scouted to be on the show. So some will last longer even though Sophie might want to send them home.
Ch 10 always dont know how to balance out the show. Once something is pulling in viewers they will go overboard the next year.
It is troubling that channel 10 obviously went looking for specific types of guys to be on the show.
Just read that Blake was/is fridge mechanic and lives at home.
My aim if I was on one of the shows (which I wouldn’t be) would be to exit the experience with my dignity intact. So far, few of this lot could say that.
I wonder if the Survivor challenge design team was called in for the fire starter one. That’s a Survivor classic
Very interesting the intruders are older – time to ditch the under 30s.
According to promo 4 must go to accommodate the 4 intruders! Why bother to have those silly young ones on tne show and then get booted out en masse.
Does no one have time to write recaps now?
It’s hard to beat the James Weir or the Jo Thornley recaps. I couldn’t compete.
Sadly not – I’m working full-time at the moment, but James on news.com.au is hilarious. Guest recaps are welcome! Just email me
Von, why not have a go?
Thanks, BobI and Juz for suggestions on other places to read recaps. I wasn’t complaining, just wondering about the changes.
Daisy, I might have been tempted to have a go, but I only have a tv set, and no way to record or rewind a show. Besides, if a show started to annoy me, I would likely just bitch about it – not very entertaining for others to read :).
Hi Von, my mind is blown that you don’t even have a VCR! This must mean you actually have a life, though! I am hoping to get back to doing some recaps eventually as the extra work I am doing will wind back in three weeks or so – probably just when everything is finishing!!
Well, Juz, then I won’t tell you that my tv screen is only 50cm wide, and I still listen to my music on a cd player. I’m not a total Luddite, but generally only upgrade or replace electrical goods when they stop working. I have been known to squeeze a one dollar coin until it cries little gold tears.
Hey Von, like my beater? And I think you might recognize the bowl from a 1960s home ec class.
Von, I was so sad six years ago when I had to sell my car with a tape deck because it would not fit a pram
In the boot. So many great mix tapes gone to waste!
Von, I was so sad six years ago when I had to see my car with a tape deck because it would not fit a pram
In the boot. So many great mix tapes gone to waste!
Ha ha ha, I thought I was bad. I was just about the last to get a computer, mobile phone & digital recorder. When the extra channels started it was a couple of years before I had a device to watch them. Missed a few shows back then. Now I miss shows on foxtel & streaming services.
I reckon do it, if you want. You can do it off the cuff. It’s good to have dfferent inputs, and you won’t be the first person to have a ttv bitch. I was very biased when I did MAFS a while back. 😊😊😊
Thanks, Daisy, but getting older seems to have given me a shorter attention span and the tendency to have the fidgets while watching television. Maybe I’ll have a try if a show comes along that I can watch all the way through.
Now I’m feeling all shy.
Ha ha, same here. Sometimes I doze a bit or I miss bits. I read recaps on the US sites for American dramas & there’ll be things I’ve missed or not picked up on.
Ah, Daisy, I love me a good bit of smartassery! That picture and your comment made me laugh until I snorted.
My beater is very similar, but the handle is orange plastic. And I remember those bowls from my mother’s kitchen. If you had the strength to lift that bowl out of the cupboard, you had the strength to beat egg whites or whip cream with that beater.
😂😂😂 Ha ha. No smartarsery. That’s straight from my kitchen. If it ain’t broke…..
It’s like our very own Antique Roadshow thread. Hmmm. I wonder what other treasures I have. 🤔🤔
I enjoy a good bitch, as long as it at the expense who has signed up for it.
Incidentally, how come Sam is still there. That can’t be right.
And I just noticed there’s another guy there with an awkward man bun. Who the f**k?
To help you out ..
That must be Harry.
I hope Harry is one of the four to go home. It takes a special kind of manly to pull off a man bun.
Harry’s the one who can do a standing back flip. That’s all I remember him for.
If 4 are going home, my bet will be on Harry, Brett, Ryan and Hayden.All under 30’s. Apollo may survive at the moment. Just for the eye candy.
Yep, surely Ryan’s time is up. Sophie has given him enough chances.
Intruder goss http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/reality-tv/the-bachelorette-stu-laundy-confirms-he-is-still-married-as-he-fights-for-sophie-monks-heart/news-story/fc8a1b6e884040181a741703e75f8c84
Well Sophie fooled them – said she was going to Mexico but ends up in Thailand. Jarrod spotted coming out of travel agent with Mexico brochure😁 Seems weird as he is not the chosen one – or perhaps he is. Apparently chosen one is still married hoping to reconcile with wife. What a mystery!
Now I think all those paparazzi shots are actually meant to happen. Call it acting.
Who goes to the travel agents for brochure? Most just do research online.
One of these idiot suitors just used “unbuild” as an attempt at language.