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"Bachelorette" Doesn't Like Awesome Guys?

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Diane Mizota: As momlogic's resident Dirty Reality TV Whore, I'm all about this season of "The Bachelorette" with Jillian, the down-to-earth, hot-tub-loving castoff from last season, but good lord, ABC ... two hours? I've taken it upon myself to blog about the premiere to save you two whole hours of your day. You're welcome.

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Jillian gets to choose from 30 bachelors and, as far as I can tell, 98% of the guys look like they were purchased at a wedding cake topper store and are virtually indistinguishable. It's glaringly obvious how little variation there is in current male hairstyles when you see 30 caucasian guys all wearing suits in the same room.

Male fantasy stereotypes are well represented: there's a pilot, a lawyer, a surfer, a singer, even a breakdancer ... we're just a fireman and a Native American shy of the Village People! However, diversity is lacking; there's no African-American guy who'll make it through the first week only to get eliminated in the second. Here, just a foot fetishist, a guy who shops at thrift stores, and a guy who cried meeting Jillian.

This is about finding Jillian her fairy tale ending, or the man she calls, "Mr. Invisible." Let's not forget this is a woman who had a Hot Dog Theory in determining the true nature of men, so she's a little quirky. I just wanna know how long we have to wait to weed through these guys to get to the good stuff?

This season's drama promises some bachelors who already have girlfriends, and as always, some who aren't there for the "right reasons." (BTW, what exactly are the "right" reasons for being on a reality dating show?) One even appears to leave prematurely. As a loyal "Bachelor" viewer, I know that the juiciest drama will be parsed out sparingly in "the most dramatic rose ceremonies ever," but I've gotta tell ya, once we can tell these Bachelors apart, it's going to be a good ride.

Best line of the night came from one of the jilted Bachelors, who could only figure that, "Maybe she doesn't like awesome guys." For the sake of drama, let's hope not.

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Jessica May 19, 2009, 2:40 PM

I wasted two hours of my life as well. She sent home the only one I liked. Which was the “Awesome” guy, Stephen from New York. I think he was dead on when he said she must have a thing for hicks. Wow, she picked all of them!

Anonymous May 19, 2009, 7:29 PM

how about the guy who kept calling her “hot tub hariis” ICCCKKK

tiffany May 20, 2009, 11:18 AM

as long as trista is way out of sight, everybody’s happy. Good luck Jillian, learn from history and dont be a greedy “shallow” stuck up snot like trista was and still is. But you’re doing great Jillian, you are way sweeter and more real and down to earth!

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