We have absolutely nothing against Roberto Martinez, to whom Ali Fedotowsky got engaged last night on The Bachelorette finale. It's just that, well ...
How can you not be devastated for poor Cape Cod Chris?
Chris Lambton distinguished himself as the better choice in our minds, although we respect how Ali handled things and wish her and Roberto the best.
Can they stand the test of time, or is she following an infatuation that will ultimately let her down? That remains to be seen, and many will have doubts.
What did you think? Did she make the right decision? Leave us a comment and let us know. In the meantime, here's THG's +/- review of the finale ...
Having let Chris go, Ali waited with little suspense.
Ali's family seemed really nice. Although she seems a bit more tan and thin than any of them. This is a girl who thinks she looks fat? Seriously? Minus 7.
One got the sense early that Chris Lambton was done. Somewhere around when Ali said Roberto "makes me feel like a woman" (code for h*rny), and her dad speaking of Roberto almost romantically, Chris had no shot. Minus 5.
Ali to her family: "I just have some thoughts ... in my head." Minus 8.
Plus 10 for the genuine emotion throughout the episode, and pretty much all season from the show. By and large, it felt less contrived than most seasons!
Excerpts from an email conversation with a female friend and Team Chris member: "I love the idea of Chris' mom looking down and applauding that he didn't end up with Ali!! Hee heeeeee. Roberto is a doofus. Ali is a dorkhead and Frank, well, Frank is the kind of loser with his lovely queen Nicole. OMG, I am terrible... Oh and her boobs are shoehorned into that dress! Ali's smooshed boobs get a minus 8,000!" Minus 8,000.
Ali and Roberto debuted as a couple last night - on and off the show.
On the "shocking twist" meter, Ali cutting Chris loose before the ceremony rates about a 2 out of 10. Mildly overhyped by the network. Minus only 9, because we they had to lure us in and mask a one-person rose ceremony somehow.
Heartbreaking as it was, props for Ali for saving Chris the humiliation, and props to Chris on the most classy reality TV exit of all time. Plus 257 for being the anti-Jake Pavelka and would make a terrific star of The Bachelor. Here's hoping.
The sweat buildup on Roberto Martinez's upper lip pre-proposal? Minus 100. Minus 146 more for the barf-tastic "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" montage.
TOTAL: -8,005. SEASON TOTAL: -7,858.
On the After the Final Rose special, the happy couple confirmed they are still together, and will be moving to San Diego while planning a spring 2011 wedding.
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