Crashing waves! Mountains! Boats! This week on Desiree's reality TV journey for love, "The Bachelorette" crew has traveled to the island of Madeira, which as we're frequently reminded, is off the coast of Portugal. And -- shocker! -- everyone thinks it's the perfect place for romance/love/happiness.
After a rousing week of Hurricane Sandy destruction in Jersey, Desiree's 11 remaining dude-bros are off to their first international destination: Munich, Germany. Naturally the episode begins with yodeling, the subway, panoramic views of the city and a whole lot of Americans attempting to speak German.
After just two and a half short months -- an appropriate amount of time to recover from Sean Lowe's excessive shirtlessness -- "The Bachelorette" is back. Desiree Hartsock has graduated from "Bachelor" dumpee to the main woman, ready to go on a journey to find true love by sorting through 25 (mostly bizarre) gentlemen.
This week, Emily Maynard (minus one little Ricki) and her bevy of muscled misfits traveled to Dubrovnik and donned some serious kilts. The sixth episode of "The Bachelorette" was obviously sponsored (in part) by Croatia's Tourism Council, which apparently has a whole lot less money than London -- and the PR team for Disney-Pixar's "Brave."
After sitting through all two hours -- which felt more like two years -- of The Bachelorette's second episode I officially agree with Erin Gloria Ryan of Jezebel: the show is "racist against interesting people." What it's NOT biased against: all things Charlotte, the Muppets and discussions about Emily's hotness.