David Good’s Bachelorette Blog: MTA

To start the show off Chris gets into it with the guys about being mature and Ryan says, “you might be mature FOR YOUR AGE but buddy, you learn a lot between 25 and 30.”  I stuck up for Chris during the show but that is a fact.  Any 30 year old will tell you that between 25 and 30 you learn A LOT!  Somebody please tell me they are on my side on this one.

The fact that you are letting these little comments bother you shows that you might not be quite as mature as you think and definitely lack a little self-confidence.  That is fine.  He is a great guy but thought he was wrong in his arguing.

Next up Kalon takes the HOT SEAT!  They take a look back at his run on the show and WOW he really did look BAD!

I wanna say this…HERE ARE SOME FACTS.  As much as Kalon was an a$$ he is not the only guy on that show who would rather have a single woman than a single MOM and that is just 100% fact. Stamp it, write it down, take notes, it is true.  He is not the only one.  How many 25 year olds go “OH FOR SURE IF I COULD CHOOSE I WOULD TAKE A GIRL WITH A 7 YEAR OLD?

To say what he did is wrong and hurtful but he is not the only one thinking it.  Literally every guy I know that has watched the show said the same thing.  “Emily is super hot but she has a 7 year old.” Referring to it as baggage is ugly talk but it is a lot of EXTRA RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE ON to be politically correct about it.

I thought Kalon looked bad but Ryan looks just as bad right now on this show!  That being said I can’t help but laugh at him.  He is cocky but he is also funny about it because it is so over the top.

I just spoke with him on the phone for about 45 minutes and gotta say that my thoughts were confirmed.  He is a great guy that is super funny.  He is real.  It is sad sometimes how this show can take those who call it like it is and spin it around but I see it a lot.

Harrison was really drilling him and he stuck to his guns and that shows the character he has.  Even if you don’t agree with me you have to give him credit he said what he said and stood behind it.  Right or wrong that is difficult in that situation.  I know him myself and Sean are gonna become good friends in the future after speaking with him.

Chris is next to take the stand.  I really liked Chris at the beginning of the show.  I am not saying that I don’t like him but I saw a major turn toward the negative at the end of the show for him and he has made it even worse tonight.  It is funny in a way that most of his arguments are with others about “being mature” and unfortunately he is acting very immature about everything.

I think Chris is a good dude as well but just did not know how to take that rejection.

What I wanna say about Sean that he is an awesome guy.  One of the best on the show and although he would no doubt make a great bachelor I would really like to see a NEW and uncut Bachelor.   I want to make clear that is nothing against him but I really want some fresh blood on here to spice it up.  What are your thoughts on this?


Last up is our beautiful Emily.   She looks better than ever even after going through such a stressful situation is gleaming.  I really like what she had to say and she stuck up for herself when Kalon reared his ugly head.  I literally laughed out loud when Kalon apologized and she said “you should be a politician because that is bulls#$t!”  Hahahah.

Don’t mess with a mother.  A single girl is crazy enough J but a single mom will rip your head off!

Overall the MTA was a little less dramatic than most and that is exactly what I expected.  I think there is such a great group of guys on here that there could not be as much drama as usual.

Looking forward to the finale!

Have a great week ya’ll!


  1. I agree that most men are not thrilled to marry someone with kids when they are under age 30 and single. My own husband will attest to that and he’s a great father. It’s the truth. Ryan is kind of like Wes; I hope he gets a chance to come back and show who he really is. Or, maybe he’s like Courtney who can never redeem herself in my eyes. Excellent recap and you bring a nice non-catty flavor to the blog. Now if you could just get this up quicker ;)

    Comment by ALWAYS A DAVE FAN — July 19, 2012 @ 11:57 am

  2. Hi Dave,
    My opinion about Sean is yes, good guy and all that but we need a new person. He does not make for interesting TV watching.
    Enjoyed your comments and agree with all of them – very good column!!

    Comment by Sarah Whitney — July 19, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

  3. Great blog! Totally agree about how anyone (at any age!) would have to think hard about dating someone with kids. That is why so many married couples wait to have children…so they can enjoy their freedom and bond without huge responsibilities. Chris will probably look back when he is 30, and understand how much he’s learned! Love Ryan – cracks me up. I like how they pick the Bach/ette from previous seasons. Knowing their back stories and being familiar with their personalities makes me root for them more. Plus, they are probably more comfortable with the cameras, so they will most likely be themselves. How about you as the Bachelor!?

    Comment by Anna — July 19, 2012 @ 12:24 pm

  4. So many great points Dave! Chris… Oh my Lord! I think it was enough to see the BP3 preview to know how immature he really is. He acted like a kid in a candy store. Where does he get of thinking that he is soooo cool that he hooked up with 3 different women in the house?! ugh I cannot stand him. Mr. Bobble head just makes himself look worse with every episode that gets aired.
    Kalon… I could not have been happier that Emily shut him up and even though some people may say she was a bit harsh, I think she did it with such class. Just goes to show how witty and smart she is. Not too many guys fooled her. I understand that maybe he did not want to be with a woman who has a kid but the way he made it clear was what made everyone want to rip his head off; single women, married women, single moms, practically everyone wanted to punch him in his overbotoxed face.
    Sean is a class act.
    Ryan is one funny dude! Cocky for sure but funny as hell.
    And last but not least YOU :) great blog every week, and I absolutely agree that they need to bring someone new both as the bachelor and the bachelorette

    Comment by Armina — July 19, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

  5. But it wasnt like he didnt know emily has a child. He knew she did and decided to come on the how anyway even though he knew he didnt eant to date a single mom.

    Comment by Jb — July 19, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

  6. Wow i suck at typing i meant show and want.

    Comment by Jb — July 19, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

  7. I’m an eastern woman and don’t get to see many southern men. I’d like to see Ryan as the bachelor i like his southern idioms.

    Comment by Liz — July 19, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

  8. Men date women with 3 & 4 kids. Stop talking about kids as a baggage. Their angles that deserve respect.

    Comment by Ellie — July 19, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

  9. I agree too about most men not wanting to marry a woman with a daughter. However, Kalon’s comments were rude because he feels this way, but because he had a choice whether to come on the show or not. Emily needs to find someone who does not have this view and DOES see a stepdaughter as what she called “the biggest bonus”, not a burden, or else that person is simply not right for her.

    I agree with you about Ryan. I actually see Ryan’s fun, playful side and even though he is arrogant, think he is a probably a great guy. He is 10,000 times better than Kalon! However, I disagree with you about Sean. I love the guy and would love to see him as the next bachelor.

    Comment by Sarah — July 19, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

  10. Good blog Dave.
    I find Kalon egotistical, arrogant and rude but feel very sure his behavior is one BIG cover-up for massive insecurity within himself. Kind of feel sorry for the guy.
    As for Emily responding to Kalon’s apology — I felt she lowered herself to his level of rudemess. Not classy. Her words sounded totally rehearsed. The pleased smug look on her face when she finished the tirade was not the face of a ‘nice girl’
    Am thinking at least 24 guys dodged the so-called bullet.
    One more thing — Dave, please apply to be the bachelor :)

    Comment by lynn — July 19, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

  11. Good points on the MTA and I seem to notice Chris Harrison being a little hard on contestants he does not care too much.

    Going to agree with Lynn about how Emily dealt with Kalon. Not classy at all and sad that people are applauding her for it? She should have taken the apology at face value and just had said “Ok,” and moved on. That would be the best “Screw you. Eff you. I am so DONE WITH YOU!” move. It would’ve made her the classier person and a better role model but I guess someone needed to get the last word out. Pride is often our worse enemy. Now I don’t blame Emily for being angry with Kalon’s comments. She does have a child and I will give her that. Emily could have handled it better had she not locked horns with Kalon. A graceful exit to the situation would be classier. I seem to notice the live audience seem to bring out the bitchy side of Emily. On AFTR she was ripping Brad up over her boring dates and the other girls. On her MTA she ripped some of the guys so different from the sweet girl on television.

    Love Ryan! He cracks me up. Funny guy. Lol Chris needs to move on and Tony who cried like a baby is in BP3? So was that an audition?

    Also agree with new people for the show. The recycling is getting tedious! Anyway great blog Dave! Cheers! :)

    Comment by Maria C — July 19, 2012 @ 7:03 pm

  12. I agree with a few of the posts about Emily’s very planned comments to Kalon. I actually have to give him props for not speaking back and not saying anything negative to her after she went on her little rant. Do I think he is a great guy? No, but he showed more respect to her at the MTA then she certainly did.

    I think they have to recycle Bachelor/ettes. It would take us too long to get into the season when we have to learn all about the lead, plus get to know the contestants.

    I am so glad this season is almost over. I have not enjoyed it. I feel a relationship with Jef will never work, as he is a fun loving adventurous guy, and she admits to not doing anything. I think she and Arie have similar lifestyles, being more in the spotlight and traveling.

    When you compare this season to past seasons, the only difference is how the lead is being portrayed. They are only showing her in the best light, where all the other Bachelorettes have been subject to heartbreak, disappointment, ridicule, you name it. There have only been 4 guys in this season to really fall for her, and if you look back through the other seasons, that is the same with the other girls. Looks do not mean very much when you are trying to find a life partner.

    According to a reporter with The Hollywood Reporter, that was at the taping of MTA, there were many negative comments directed at Emily for her treatment of the men, however, they, of course, would not show that.

    Looking forward to BP3 and some fun and adventure.

    Comment by tj — July 20, 2012 @ 4:37 am

  13. @Maria, @TJ, Emily doesn’t have to give Kalon one bit of respect or a second of her time. I thought she should have been meaner!!

    Stop comparing all the bacheloretts, their unique and beautiful in their own way.

    Comment by Kara — July 20, 2012 @ 10:11 am

  14. Good blog.

    True about Kalon, a lot of guys can think like him, but he who uses such big words to express himself apparently doesn’t have basic social skills, you just don’t talk to anybody to their face the way he talked to Emily, and there are so many other ways to formulate the single mom vs single girl thing than the rude, disrespectful way, he did it in.

    I love Ryan, he is hilarious. He’s full of himself, but at least he has been fun to watch the whole time.

    In my opinion good to bring former contestans as bachelor/bachelorette, because some people already know them and usually like them. BUT then there are always some contestanst on the show hoping to become the next bachelor/ette. And I don’t always agree with the who gets chosen. Ben was so boring to watch, he lost his balls early on. Brad and his insecurities, temper and constant reassurance of Emily wasn’t someone I could enjoy to watch either. Jake and his “temper issues” too, while everybody thought he was so perfect too and suggested him as the new bachelor I could smell the fakeness from the other side of television screen. Andrew(?) guy who chose Tessa, so boring! I don’t know… Why don’t they choose someone more honest and fun like Ryan or whoever else who dared speaking their mind and being themselvves instead of being just “perfect”.

    It’s becoming more and more clear to me that this show doesn’t appreciate honesty. I know with all tv you need to edit people (who “give enough material”) to fit in some characters, and then have the audience root for the good guy (Sean).

    I see Emily being portrayed as so perfect that some people think she’s completely fake or boring. Then we see some of her funny sides and I wish we’d see more, because she seems funny too. I liked her little comment in the end about cats vs. chiuaua, and the funny “tattoo homeless” guy comment. She feels more real to me seeing those sides of her. Instead of only all the beautiful fairitale dresses & helicopter dates, how about more dates like the 1st one she had with Ryan? And why just save all fun moments from the show as 5 minute bloopers. It would be more fun to see that people are actually funny, what else they do in the house while waiting for date other than talking about the bachelor/ette.

    Comment by SJ — July 20, 2012 @ 11:10 am

  15. Kara, everyone is entitled to an opinion as your are. It would have CLASSIER for Emily to just give Kalon LESS attention he deserved then her bashing him on National TV is all I am saying. Is that a problem?

    Comment by Maria C — July 20, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

  16. Emily should have taken the high road instead of being mean and vindictive. She actually was the one who started the twitter war with kalon with that tweet about poking her eyes w/ stunt pencils. Then kalon got back at her. It looks like she loves dragging the issue to life after the show. People cheering her on also help encourage her attitude.

    Comment by Yelhsa — July 20, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

  17. Couldn’t agree with you more Yelhsa. Spot on.

    Comment by Abe — July 20, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

  18. I actually like “recycling” people, if only because the “recycled” ones have had more success.

    Comment by Elissa — July 20, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

  19. DAVID,
    Nice recap on The Men Tell All episode…..was fun to watch the reunion, however, it seems as if MTA is way too long….they could have easily condensed it to an hour-long show…..Agree that the entire “Bachelor/Bachelorette” show needs some fresh, new people instead of casting former alumni all the time…..at least on BP3 there will be a few new faces……

    Comment by Ameliah — July 20, 2012 @ 9:07 pm

  20. Thank you Dave! Finally you brought it up!
    Me and my friend were talking about that that all the time. Getting a child is extra responsibility and how much anyone pretends that it’s all just positive and blessing it’s not. You actually have to fit into the child’s life too and not only the woman’s or man’s. That’s something completely different than meeting the parents as they do on hometown dates, they are not going to live with the parents. I hope we see Jef and Arie with Ricki before a possible proposal. It would be idiotic for her to accept the proposal if the child doesn’t fit with the guys.
    Everybody have been careful and so afraid to offend Emily, but I think people should be honest instead. It’s not about her and her daughter all the time, it is about the general truth about giving up a sense of freedom when having a child (which a good parent should do), and any man can say that he would do that, but the truth is that not everybody is.

    Comment by Claire — July 22, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

  21. Dave, you are just awesome! Keep up the great work!

    Comment by Karen — July 26, 2012 @ 7:42 am

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