Kelly Bedard

I am not a woman of ritual. There’s very little in this world that I do because I’ve always done it, not a birthday tradition or a makeup routine or even a consistent time for breakfast. But this, I do. The Bachelor Scale, my yearly ranking of The Bachelorette‘s cavalcade of mediocre suitors, happens come hell […]

  Kelly Bedard

I am not a woman of ritual. There’s very little in this world that I do because I’ve always done it, not a birthday tradition or a makeup routine or even a consistent time for breakfast. But this, I do. The Bachelor Scale, my yearly ranking of The Bachelorette‘s cavalcade of mediocre suitors, that happens […]

  Kelly Bedard

I Love Hannah Brown. I’m into this Bachelorette season like I haven’t been into this branch of the franchise in quite some time. I know they don’t necessarily cast with the lead already in mind but it almost feels like they did here with a lot of men who are age-appropriate and lead with kindness, […]

  Kelly Bedard

  Right up front, I have to say that this was one of my least favourite Bachelor Scales to put together. I’m really not feeling Becca’s guys and, though the Bachelorette herself is perfectly pleasant (if a little dull), my interest in this season is pretty limited. Truth be told, most of my Bachelor Nation […]

  Kelly Bedard

The odd Bachelorette editing and schedule this year (a pre-rose ceremony cliffhanger here, a double episode there) meant that Rachel went from 15 remaining guys to 6 in literally two days. I usually do my yearly rankings known as the “Bachelor Scale” around final 10-12 but they completely jumped over that phase this year. On […]

  Kelly Bedard

We’re back with another episode of the My Entertainment World Podcast, this one all about Canada’s first-ever Bachelorette. To help me sort out the good (Kyle!), the bad (Drew) and the ugly (Drew’s soul) of Jasmine’s search for love, I recruited Soulpepper actress Katherine Gauthier whose regular schedule of Ibsen and Molière is well balanced […]

  Kelly Bedard

I’ve never watched The Bachelor Canada but I am loving our first foray into the franchise’s tables-turned better half. The Bachelorette is the less skeezy, less catty, way more dreamy iteration of a guilty pleasure premise and a Bachelor cycle without a Bachelorette is simply not worth airing. Once the Canadian version of the show […]

  Kelly Bedard

Jojo is a pretty generic Bachelorette. She’s approachable, fun, pretty and easy to root for but she doesn’t really stand out in any particular way. She doesn’t have Andi’s intelligence or Ashley’s endearing vulnerability, she’s more predictable than Ali and she gives way more fucks than Kaitlyn. She does, however, run circles around Des so […]

  Kelly Bedard

The preview for last night’s episode of The Bachelor forecasted an epic breakdown by one of those contestants who stands out early but ultimately isn’t that likely to win (the real frontrunners are Lauren B and Caila, though Catherine-esque surprises do happen). The promo showed the lady in question running away and crying, suggesting nothing […]

The Bachelorette is here! The 2 Bachelorettes nonsense is out of the way, the season’s big surprise addition has joined the ranks (Nick Viall, more on him in a moment) and the series premiere of Lifetime’s new drama UnREAL has me keen to write about my second favourite summer show (after Big Brother, of course) […]

  Kelly Bedard

The self-aware absurdity of Bachelor in Paradise has come to an end, Project Runway is in full bitchy swing, the Big Brother editors are still trying to locate a villain in their most likeable cast ever, Survivor’s new season is quickly approaching. So now seems as good a time as any to philosophize on a topic […]

  Kelly Bedard

This is already a crazy-good season of The Bachelorette, and we’re only 4 episodes (plus an unnecessary clip show) in! Andi still has 11 guys left (I usually do this when she gets down to around 8) but I’m already so invested in- and so opinionated about- this season that I couldn’t wait even until […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s that time of year again, Bachelor Scale Time! As most of you know, I love me some Bachelorette, and I mostly love me some Bachelorette Bachelor Scale (because what is more fun than ranking men based on their perceived acceptability as told through a highly controlled reality show?!). The best time to do this […]

  Kelly Bedard

You guys all know how much I love The Bachelorette, but The Bachelor has always been that somewhat unpleasant show that I watch just so that I know the chosen bachelorette’s backstory when she finally gets to hand out her own roses. Occasionally there’ll be an interesting season, or at least some interesting drama- holla, Jason & […]

  Matt Dodge

“My plan for tonight is really just to hang out with as many guys as possible and to not go to any of my dark places”. The line between televised content and web content has never been more blurred. At a time when the big tv networks are scrambling for anything that resembles a hit, […]

  Kelly Bedard

UPDATE: Tonight’s Bachelorette finale was, as Chris Harrison has been promising all season, a doozy. I was not expecting that. For one thing, when Chris Harrison says something is “the most dramatic ever”, it’s hardly ever true because he says it so damn often. But, really, the reason I didn’t believe this week would at […]

  Kelly Bedard

Ladies and Gentlemen, today is Monday. An early summer Monday. That means one thing- It Is Bachelorette Day! For some unholy reason, I look very very much forward to Bachelorette day. Please suppress your groans. The annual My TV Bachelor Scale is one of my favourite articles of the year. Sure, the Award Nominee Interview […]

  Kelly Bedard

Whether you love or hate Courtney from this season of The Bachelor (love because she’s hilarious and undermines the absurdity of the whole cheesy concept; hate because she’s frosty at best, evil at worst), this video is sheer genius. With the lovely chorus of taunting “I got the ro-ose” and feature commentary from a puppet-mouthed […]

  Kelly Bedard

Let’s start with the man himself. Ben was far from my favourite on Ashley’s season of The Bachelorette. He wasn’t my least favourite by a longshot but, in the shadow of JP, his slightly awkward long-haired dopey guy thing seemed awkward and dopey instead of sweet. So you take a guy I like okay and […]

Thank You Constantine
  Kelly Bedard

My Dearest Constantine, A few weeks back, when I made my bachelor scale, you ranked in the top 3 even though you’d had almost no screen time. But the scale is a measure of MY favourites, not who should be with Ashley (as evidenced by Ben being quite far down the list when he was […]

  Kelly Bedard

As we learned last summer, Bachelor Pad is a grimy, low-rent ick-fest that is very very difficult to turn away from. So when the casting for the second season was announced this week, I was shamefully excited. They went for the occasional dramatic but boring pick (obnoxious Melissa from Brad’s season) and a couple people […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s that time again, when the season of The Bachelorette is just starting to get good and I’m starting to get jealous and fall for a ridiculous band of reality TV stars and their manufactured romance. So, in keeping with a tradition 3 years running, I present to you this year’s Bachelor Scale. Now, the […]

  Kelly Bedard

This was a big year for the Bachelor people. It kicked off with Jake’s controversial and super-cheesy season The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love (‘nough said). A fan favourite from Gillian’s Bachelorette season, I will admit that even I liked Jake going in. But the more I got to know him, the more annoying […]

Ballad of a Weak-Willed Victim of Manipulation
  Kelly Bedard

I’m too smart for Bachelor Pad (we all are). Why am I not watching Mad Men? Alas, I do not like Mad Men, but I sort of enjoyed Bachelor Pad. I mean, I enjoyed it whenever I didn’t hate it. (Even in its worst moments I generally don’t hate The Bachelor– but Bachelor Pad, yes, […]

The Strange Things You Can Learn From “Bachelor Pad”

– Disney princesses cry A LOT. Super happy rainbows and butterflies girl, Tenley, cries at least twice every episode. Ugh. – Mean is fun. This week’s competition, in which the competitors all filled out candid surveys that ended up hurthing a lot of feelings, was hilarious, interesting and generally awesome. Way better than twister, or […]

My Week in TV
  Kelly Bedard

The Bachelorette: She picked the right guy. They rode off into the sunset. I got simultaneously jealous and then ashamed of myself. It was pretty standard. Except that she let the other guy go before the last day, causing the producers to have to scramble for a new dramatic ending. I kinda liked that, it […]