allisonshoemaker
Allison Shoemaker
allisonshoemaker
Contributor, The A.V. Club and The Takeout. Allison loves TV, bourbon, and overanalyzing social interactions. Please buy her book, How TV Can Make You Smarter (Chronicle, 2020). It’s short!
Feb 23
3

Serena P asks him how many points on the Canadian maple leaf, and he’s surrounded by a thousand Canadian flags, and Serena P tells him there’s lots of examples all around him, so he closes his eyes tight and thinks really hard and guesses wrong. Read more

Feb 23
7

as a candian and deep lover of poutine, that poutine look nasty. it should be curds people, not mozza on top.

Feb 23
3

Worth noting that in addition to poutine, this episode hit all of the stereotypical Canadian “national” foods, i.e.: Nanaimo bars, peameal bacon, and beaver tails. They sampled all four, if I remember correctly.

Feb 23
4

The best thing about this season? That it will soon end. The worst thing? Not soon enough.

Feb 17
2

Replying to the show itself, but while the Heather stuff was dumb can we talk about what a group of bullies there are/were on this season? I don’t want to pull away from everything happening outside the show, but there is also a serious bullying problem this season. Read more

Feb 16
2

None of this should be a surprise. If they don’t vet these contestants like they were presidential candidates, that’s on the show runners. I suspect drama for ratings was the goal here. (not that she isn’t racist, the reveal timing is sus)

Feb 16
7

Glad you went this direction for the write-up. It was so difficult watching this week, knowing everything going on and how clear it is that a racist is the frontrunner. The casting staff absolutely knew about these posts. They had seen them. I’m sure they vet everything. They just didn’t care because they didn’t think Read more

Feb 9
2

I’m sad to see Katie go, but she’s too good for Matt. (Of course I’m fairly sure almost everyone who is left is too good for Matt.) Read more

Feb 2
1

JFC this episode. One could drown in all of the tears of white women and the way they tried to make themselves the victim. Read more

Feb 2
1

The worst of the bunch should get Supercuts of Shame that are shown right after they appear on “The Women Tell All” to deny that they said any of those things.

Feb 2
8

This might be the best Bachelor feature you’ve put together yet. Absolutely loved the breakdowns of these three horrible women (I think it’s “writing checks her mouth can’t cash) and cannot wait until MJ gets the boot. Read more

Jan 27
4

About Ronald’s evasionary tactics: He’s being a moron, right? Or am I giving the show too much credit? Wouldn’t repainting his truck be a red flag? Isn’t introducing yet more evidence that suggests he’s based locally (like the note) a terrible idea? Doesn’t he have a license to drive that truck, and doesn’t that Read more

Jan 26
3

Last night’s episode was equal parts boring and gross and both because of Anna and Victoria. We get it, you don’t like the new girls. Calm the fuck down. Read more

Jan 26
4

1) Having dated a woman from PR I am amazed that Victoria didn’t end up with another black eye. I was expecting things to go West Side Story. Read more

Jan 5
2

For a true test of merit, they should ban the contestants from Instagram for a year after their appearance on the show because I am getting sick and tired of the influencer candidates.