This Season Of 'The Bachelorette' Was A Disappointment

This Season Of 'The Bachelorette' Was A Disappointment

This season was just a mess.

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This week is the season finale of "The Bachelorette." The big question, Garrett or Blake? At the beginning of each season the host, Chris Harrison, promised that it would be the most dramatic season yet. However, it has been far from that.

Each season of this show is usually riddled with stupid antics and a lot of tears. The guys or girls are usually caught in some sort of scandal that is then blown out of proportion. There is always a huge fight and then someone tattles to the Bachelor/Bachelorette. It's always something interesting each season.

This season had the usual fights, the dramatic two on one date, and a best friend backstabbing plot twist. It just didn't have the same appeals as it usually does. Sure, it was dramatic for TV, but most seasons I'm glued to my TV waiting to see what happens next.

Even with Becca's friend admitting she still had feelings for one of the contenders and the drama that Jordan, the model, caused everything felt more forced than normal. The producers of the show no doubt used every little thing to their advantage, but there was no "oh my god" drama.

In past seasons there has been everything from one of the contestants literally fighting everybody in the house, to a breakup on national TV when the Bachelor decided to choose another girl. This season started off with a fight over a picture frame, and it only went downhill from there.

That is the stuff I live for when watching these shows. I don't get too excited when I see a preview that one of the guys may have hit another guy. Only to later find out he just fell out of his bunk bed.

Even the Men Tell All wasn't as interesting as it once was. Sure, they were throwing insults at each other, but nobody was truly in the hot seat this time. The most interesting part was the bloopers during the last five minutes of the episode.

There wasn't even a true "villain" during this season. It just sort of jumped around each week based on what storyline was being told. I wasn't sitting at home yelling at the TV and hoping that Becca would send a certain guy home.

It also became painfully obvious who Becca would have as her last two men. She clicked naturally with them and has even admitted to being in love with one of them. It takes the fun out of the season when you know how it will all end.

Each summer and winter I get so excited for the new season. It's my guilty pleasure on Monday nights. However, this season was less than expected. It was disappointing, and at some points, I didn't even watch.

Maybe the season finale will hold some sort of drama. Because we all know that it lacked this season.

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The Drinking Game For 'The Office' The Party Planning Committee Would Approve Of

"Do you think doing alcohol is cool?"
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"The Office" is an iconic show, with episodes that are guaranteed to have us laughing every time... but what isn't funnier after a drink or two?

Create your own drinking game for the show by choosing any number of the (way too many) items below! Personalize your list depending on what season you're watching and if you're just looking to have a beer or two or to get as crazy as Meredith (in which case you should expect a poorly executed intervention from Michael shortly after playing).

Whether you're looking to watch two episodes or binge until Netflix asks you, "Are you still there?" more times than you can count, this game is a fun way to bring something new to watching old episodes.

So grab some party favors, know your limits, and enjoy yourself. Bottoms up! (PS. All of that is what she said.)

Take a sip every time...

1. "Dunder Mifflin, this is Pam."

2. Michael is obsessed with a relationship or relationship issue he made up in his head.

3. Angela puts a cat before a human.

4. Dwight says a supposed fact that is actually an opinion.

5. "That's what she said."

6. Jim corrects Dwight when he calls himself “Assistant Regional Manager” instead of “Assistant TO THE Regional Manager.”

7. Creed forgets what his job is.

8. The camera spies on someone.

9. Kevin or Michael pronounce or use a word or phrase incorrectly.

10. Dwight and Michael exchange romantic glances.

11. Darryl plays the keyboard.

12. Michael brings up Oscar being gay.

13. Phyllis says something sexual, causing you to feel extremely uncomfortable.

14. "Nard Dog."

15. Dwight yells "MICHAEL" to tattle on someone from the office.

16. Downsizing is mentioned.

17. Toby mentions the Scranton Strangler.

18. Something in the office gets broken.

19. One of Meredith's body parts has to be blurred out.

20. "Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration."

21. Stanley looks at the camera, unamused.

22. Andy scats.

23. Meredith sneaks a drink (you know what kind).

24. Todd Packer makes a sexual reference.

25. Michael praises David Wallace.

26. Jim successfully fools Dwight.

27. Stanley appears to be out of breath.

28. Roy is insensitive/oblivious.

29. Gabe tries too hard to be cool.

30. Andy mentions college/Cornell in general.

31. "Big Tuna."

32. Dwight and Angela have a secret meeting.

33. Phyllis talks about how she went to the same school as Michael.

34. Kelly mentions a celebrity.

35. Anyone shows off/obsesses over a coffee mug.

36. Kelly is oblivious to Ryan's feelings.

37. Jim silently gives the 'Jim look' to the camera.

38. Nellie and Andy butt heads.

39. Toby attempts to hit on Pam.

40. Robert California talks about how rich he is.

41. Erin tries to impress Michael.

42. The Dwight bobblehead is shown.

43. Toby's divorce is mentioned.

44. Jan's boobs are mentioned.

45. An awkward pause follows a wildly inappropriate statement from Michael.



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'Everything Sucks' Deserved A Second Season

It is all that and a bag of chips, which means it should have continued on.

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In February 2018, Netflix premiered its coming-of-age television show "Everything Sucks." The show has made a huge impact on my life because of how it explored many things that high school teenagers go through but in a 90s setting. Here are 10 key points that gave the show such a great edge.

1. Kate and Emmaline's relationship

Since the beginning of the series, Kate had a crush on Emaline. Eventually, they share a kiss and express their feelings toward one another. Because they have a newfound love, the show writers could have explored the many ups and downs of their taboo relationship. Sadly, they did not have a chance to. On the bright side, the series ended with them ending up with each other and I am eternally grateful.

2. The music 

From Tori Amos to Oasis, this show paid homage to '90s music that we have loved or forgotten about. The soundtrack is beyond phenomenal and gave the show great value.

3. High school in the 1990s

Boring High School took us back to 1996 by its great depiction of the everyday high schooler. There were discmans, silly bands, and concerts where people were not recording on their phones. What is left in store for Boring High School's A.V. Club or Drama Club?

4. Oliver Schermerhorn's NYC dreams

Oliver has to be one of my favorite characters of all time because he has a vibe of a guy that is confident and always fights for what he wants. Before completing the A.V. club's homemade alien invasion movie, Oliver gets on a bus on the way to New York City. Does he make it as a huge Broadway star? Does he return to Boring? At least he will be suave and cool while doing it.

5. Luke's enstranged father

Throughout the course of the show, Luke watched his dad's old tapes to gain inspiration. But during the final episode, Luke's returns and the screen goes to black before we know if Sherry and Luke answered the door. What happens afterward? Does his return cause drama for Ken and Sherry? Will Luke ever forgive him?

6. The actors are phenomenal

A show about teens played by teens? I approve that message. All the teen actors are shining stars and will make it far in Hollywood, especially Peyton Kennedy, the 14-year old actress who played Kate Messner.

7. Ken and Sherry

Ken Messner and Sherry O'Neil bring out the best in one another, and their relationship is very refreshing to see on the show. It was a twist to see how Luke's mother and Kate's dad end up together. What many adventures await for this adult couple? One may never know. All we have are the cute scenes like when they threw toilet paper at a house and swam at the high school's swimming pool.

8. Luke, Tyler, and McQuaid's friendship

If "Everything Sucks" had a second season, it could have continued to follow the high school lives of Luke, Tyler, and McQuaid. Their everyday conversations seemed to make them think and learn from each other. What would have been nice was to see them attend their first high school party, cause chaos around the school, first girlfriends, etc.

9. Exploration of teenage sexuality 

Kate's storyline of figuring out her sexuality is what made the show very special. It was an important feature in the show that Kate owns up to who she truly is. Kate admitting to Emaline that she has feelings for her was one of the most emotional and raw scenes that I have ever seen. "And then, tonight I looked at these people, and I thought maybe there's a future where I don't have to be a freak. Maybe I can be who I am and that's okay."

10.  Comedic, romantic, and riveting

All in all, this show made me feel many different emotions. There were moments where I laughed, cried, yelled, and smiled. Thoughout the season, I fell in love with each of the characters and saw their growth.

Though the show has been canceled, the impact it has left behind is monumental. All we can do is wonder what could have been with our favorite Boring High School students. May banana slug live on forever and we continue being each other's wonderwalls (Oasis reference, ya dig?).

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