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Angie Kent is from Yahoo Lifestyle MAFS 2022 columnist! Angie won’t hold back her spirited opinions and insider insights into everything on the controversial reality show.
We have planned our last two months around this ENTIRE moment.
The Reunion Dinner Party for MAFS 2022 was delivered to us on a dirty tray on Sunday and then the FINAL FINAL on Monday! Seriously, this show was like the gift that just kept on giving.
Just when I was counting my lucky stars, thinking it was Sunday…. The MAFS producers stroked their big egos and rolled in the ratings success like, psyche ya, still Monday to sit through.
Unfortunately (but thankfully also quietly because I can’t help it and I love a cheeky spoiler) there have been SO many spoilers leading up to this reunion, but I’m still going to buckle up and pretend I’m shocked by the horrific behavior that will continue to unravel until the very last breath of this season.
HERE WE GO….
I have to say I’ve never spent so much time on this show, and I don’t think I have what it takes to do it again, huh. It is consuming.
The toxicity, the time, the dedication, the rumor mills, the fact that it’s so obvious that some of us women still allow men to do the bare minimum in relationships and give platforms for full-blown narcotics, and then look at women just absolutely tearing other women down. It feeds my anger bodies to the brim.
I’m too sensitive to this shit. I came, I saw, I half conquered, so I’m going to give it one last chance and then I’m going to do a deep clean and maybe ‘hide’ anyone who keeps talking about one of these people. Not that I don’t like them, some I eat right away… but just because I can’t see or hear this season anymore, it’s too addictive and not in a good way.
It’s like going through the stages of watching way too much porn. After a while you’re like wow girl I think you have a problem and maybe you don’t have to scroll for 1-2 hours to find that perfect clip. Just do it already. If you know, you know. It hurts so much, such a good feeling.
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Our old school favorites are back in the building! Our mad queen Holly, freakin kookier than ever.
Al, throws everything and the sink into a particular situation to make sure he always gets that sweet, sweet air time.
Why are we obsessed with Al?
Controversial opinion, is it just me or is this whole Al obsession totally overrated? He’s endearing, I get that, but I just feel like he’s getting WAY more street love than he deserves.
If I knew all I had to do was pretend I wanted to get married and do shoeys, the worm, burp in people’s faces and things like that, to make people obsessed with me, I mean, I probably still would not doing any of those things (maybe the worm, I’d give that a try)… good to know for future participants I guess. Watch out for the future MAFS victims.
There’s also another potentially controversial opinion coming up: why is Dion everyone’s favorite? I too am confused by this.
I understand he was treated badly by Carolina and he was a bit of the heartbroken underdog but she honestly told him she wasn’t interested and almost every time he pretended not to hear her directly say she’s not interested… . and except her that she would love him anyway and could hardly let it go?
Not to mention that he really went out of his way to make her feel like she wasn’t picking up what he put down. Not all women have to like you. Even if they are your fake wife for a few weeks. Actually, especially if they’re your fake wife for a few weeks.
I think she definitely could have left him, and not have done the whole affair, but hey, it’s reality TV and it just doesn’t work that way. That’s how some of them get their airtime.
And let’s not even pretend that Dion didn’t enjoy every extra minute of making those very long speeches that he had to do at least eight times. I think everyone got what they wanted out of that situation: airtime.
It was a little sad when Jack came in alone but then again I get the best friend vibes from Dom and Jack and there’s nothing wrong with that.
The fact that Olivia, Sam and Tamara are kissing that it was that “ha-ha-sucked-in-see-I-said-so-so” moment that Dom and Jack are no longer together was horrifying to watch. Sam comes in with the whole ‘Oh is it because Dom is so dramatic and that’s why it didn’t work?’ Jack stands there like a legend and shuts that shit down right away. From.
Was it cheating?
Which brings me to old buddy Brent. He’s tamping, fumin’, ragin’ about Tamara. I mean, to be honest…. I thought the whole Tamara and Mitch scandal was so boring and unnecessary to worry about.
Was it cheating? Again, it was so obvious that Tamara and Brent were ready. Who cares if she wanted to meet up with Mitch? If he was still with Ella, I’d understand why Ella would be 100% upset. But why was it Brent’s storyline?
Maybe I’m missing something? It’s like in the world of the Bachie nation, they all date each other, if one of them doesn’t do well with the other they try the next one. I wasn’t going to start if the guys I didn’t end up with went on Bachelor in Paradise and dated girls I knew from the Bachie world?
Everyone is dating everyone in the reality TV world. It’s almost like it’s part of the contract and besides, you bond through trauma. Double benefit…. if anything… Tamara and Mitch deserve each other. They can gas each other while picking out people waiting for tables in restaurants they now go to on their real world dates!
I think Brent generally came out well in the edit, and he should know, for all things drama and press after the show, that less is more AND it pays to be the bigger person.
You die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the bad guy in these situations, and something funny tells me he might not be Mr. Nice is as it seems.
I saw some cheeky Insty posts that were quickly deleted after getting some backlash aka the hard truth from him at Dominica’s viewing party she was holding for the reunion and let’s just say they were white. But hey, I hope I’m wrong. I have been many times before.
So many red flags
Mitch and Ella…. I can’t believe Ella took Mitch back after he couldn’t commit to her on final vows. What a disappointing news. I’ve heard all the rumors that they are no longer together and thank F*CK for that.
I just don’t get the appeal of him TBH. He gives me secondhand anxiety and I feel like all they have in common is that they like to bang and joke about banging… which is all very nice when you are in your twenties, but then you grow up and really responsibilities come along and he can’t just put it in every time the going gets tough and not kiss you on the lips.
Remember when he said he doesn’t like kisses? That was SO weird to me. That was red flag number one of the 400 he fluttered around all season and kept dodging Ella like a pro.
The biggest shock was that Cody dumped Selina right after dinner. He had one more night to get through the reunion couch session and then he could have broken it up with her! Don’t leave her sitting there after sending her the absolute ringer all season long and I’m more than sure in between when filming ended and the reunion began.
My question is why? It was so obvious that he wasn’t interested in her all season. Serve her dry oats for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
After that, we had to live through the commitment ceremony with the hope that Selina knew her worth and walked away, or he would put her out of her misery and let her go.
At the dinner reunion we had to bite our tongues hard and pretend we were glad they were still together…. AND then he had to screw up the final episode of the damn bank bond reunion.
Was it all for some extra airtime? Was it the right timing? Did he have so little respect for her that he could have spared her the embarrassment and couldn’t have done it on national television? So many questions!
I think we’ll find out when they all break the contract and do their interviews. And trust me I’ll align. Even though I said I never wanted to hear about it again.
Attention future participants
I have to say, as much as this show is a guilty pleasure, it is extremely harmful to one’s mental health to watch, so I can’t even imagine being a part of it. That would really f*ck you.
But you know what, I’m going to try not to invest too much of my precious kind heart into the people who are really going out of their way to sign up for this icky icky show.
They know the exercise. Just watch any of the last four seasons to know you have about a one in a million chance of finding your future husband and/or wife, and if you think you’re going to go ahead and get a solid edit.. you probs don’t , hey.
So save yourself and just go on the old tinder, hinge etc etc, there are plenty of crazies out there so far without all of Australia meddling in your business.
But if you want most of Australia to know all your business… go nuts! We’ll see you next year MAFS 2023. But don’t come crying about it, because you’ve been warned, time and time again.
One last thing: leave them all alone now, I feel. I think they, and all of us, have had enough of this comedy of mistakes and if you don’t like someone from the show or don’t care about them… don’t watch, don’t invest, don’t follow… just let them have their experience life MAFS lives.
They gave us what we wanted, a perfect storm and extra fear. So let them enjoy their blue ticks and go for a walk.
GOOD RIDDANCE AND GOOD LUCK x
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