Hannah’s Season Recaps: The Finale

Welp. Hannah’s season is over and she is single…I totally was not expecting this. This week at Access, Producer Lauren, joins Tricia and I on the couch to help us try to comprehend what just went down between Jed and Hannah and then Tyler and Hannah on After the Final Rose. I know I keep comparing her final decision to the movie Enchanted but it seriously fits so perfectly. Tricia and Lauren agree with me that from what we’ve seen so far, Tyler is just as great in real life as he comes across on the show. Tricia literally almost fell off the couch when I mentioned that I was going to record my podcast with him. Watch us summarize this weeks two part finale on: Why Ashley Iaconetti Thinks Hannah B. Should Get Another Shot At Being ‘Bachelorette”
Jed getting out of the car with the guitar was just the cherry on top when it comes to how I feel about that man. Maybe if I wasn’t watching him with “liar-goggles” I would have appreciated that moment a little more. In my opinion Jed isn’t ready to me a married man anyways. You can read the rest of my thoughts in my final Bachelorette recap of Hannah’s season Cosmopolitan article: Unhappily Ever After 

In my final FabFitFun snapchat recap for Hannah’s season, I explain how it was so obvious that Hannah’s connection with Jed was so much deeper than the one she had with Tyler. While I see her and Tyler dating for a bit, I do not think that they are ultimately a perfect match. I am hoping that we will be seeing a lot more of the two of them… maybe Tyler as the next Bachelor and Hannah in Paradise next year?

THE ALMOST FAMOUS PODCAST: Jed’s Downfall, Tyler’s Triumph & A Baby in the Closet

Harrison was really telling the truth when he said it was the most dramatic season yet…HA. Well, this week on the pod everyone wanted to be in our studio because Tyler C was there recapping the episode with Ben and me. He lets us in by spilling everything going on in his head about Hannah and from the moment he met her to when he first locked eyes with her Tuesday night at After the Final Rose. Ben, being the Ben we all know and love offered him some bro to bro advice about how life after the show can affect people. Tyler was just as sweet in person as he seems on the show and I can not wait for you guys to give this episode a listen, it is juicy. Like, he talks about Gigi Hadid. We also talk about Baby Tolbert’s dramatic entrance to the world and how this may mean Jade will be able to come to mine and Jared’s wedding (hopefully…but no pressure). Listen to the full episode of the Almost Famous Podcast below.


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THE ALMOST FAMOUS PODCAST: The Right Time & The Wrong Reasons w/ Luke Pell

Ben was finally back this week so we caught up on our own lives and, of course, recap Hannah’s love story thus far. We analyze the two relationships she continues to explore on the show on the eve of her finale episode. We talked about what certain couples in Bachelor Nation are up to, like Jojo and Jordan’s new show Cash Pad and how Jade and Tanner expecting their baby boy any day now (I AM SO EXCITED!!). Then Luke Pell calls in to chat. He told us how some of the OTHER Luke P’s nasty DMs and tweets are getting sent to him by accident… HOW AWKWARD IS THAT?! We all agree that we feel bad how Luke P. was treated and think that if he changes his ways he should on on Paradise next year. But the man has to really change, gain some serious self awareness if he ever wants to return. Luke also gives us his two cents about Jed’s music journey and how he was trying to use the show as a platform. Will the Wrong Reasons Police come for future musicians because of Jed? In the end did this really do anything significant for his career? Click below and listen to the Almost Famous Podcast to get some answers!


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Hannah’s Season Recaps: Men Tell All

I head back to the Access couch this week to rehash the drama from Hannah’s Men Tell All… which honestly felt more like a Luke P. Tell All in my opinion. Daniella Monet adds her perspective into the mix, saying that she thinks Tyler, Jed and Peter handled the situation at the rose ceremony well, but Hannah would have been just find on her own… I mean moving that podium? MAJOR power move!! We also talk about how inconsistent Luke P was when sharing his feelings. He begs for closure then at Men Tell All, where you are suppose to be able to find your closure but he wasn’t able to be honest with himself therefore once again he came off as a calculated, manipulative narcissist. OK ENOUGH about Luke! It is obvious that they brought Mike up to the stage as a little audition for becoming the Bachelor. Daniella disagrees with me when I say that I don’t think he would be a great pick… #sorrynotsorry. We also touch on the Paradise tease, which as always did not disappoint. There was just so much to discuss! Watch it now on The Bachelorette: The Morning After.

What ever sense of self awareness Luke P had left, he lost at Men Tell All. In my Cosmopolitan recap ‘Bachelorette’ Season 15, Men Tell All Recap: Luke P. Makes History I try to understand why Luke felt the need to attend a rose ceremony he wasn’t invited to… and once again Hannah stands up for herself like the fierce Bachelorette that she is. 

I obviously am not a fan of Luke P but I do think that Hannah and even Bachelor Nation as a whole was a little hard on him at Men Tell All. I go in to specifics in my FabFitFun recap.

THE ALMOST FAMOUS PODCAST: Hearing All from the Men with Tayshia, Dean & Jared

I couldn’t wait to get my thoughts out about Hannah’s Men Tell All and since I am in Lake Tahoe, I decided to break it all down with the help of Jared, Dean, and Tayshia. We get pretty in-depth when talking about Luke P. and how his actions are nearing a point where I can no longer defend them. Dean brings up some interesting points when comparing Luke’s tendencies to those of a diagnosed psychopath. One thing that we all agree on is that the public needs to stop bullying Luke, it is one thing to dislike him but it is another deny him the opportunity to ever redeem himself. Jared and Dean try to put themselves in Pete, Tyler and Jed’s position, trying to imagine how they would have responded. Would they have jumped in and stood up for Hannah? Or would they have let Hannah handle the situation herself?

We all give our thoughts on whether or not it is appropriate for a contestant to ask the lead about the fantasy suite dates they had with other people. Tayshia, being the only one of us four that have made it to that point shares what she felt was appropriate at that time. Listen to the Almost Famous Podcast to hear us try to make sense of that chaotic Men Tell All.


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