I got everything I wanted out of Monday night’s “Bachelor” finale, but somehow I still don’t feel satisfied.
Sean chose Catherine, the bubbly, self-proclaimed weirdo who has been my favorite for weeks. Meanwhile, Lindsay -- who Sean long only seemed into due to a strong physical attraction -- didn’t get a Neil Lane sparkler.
But even after the picture-perfect proposal and reunion on the “After the Final Rose,” I didn’t find myself experiencing much emotion. Maybe that’s partly because I had a feeling this season would have a happy ending. Sean has done far more promotion during his turn as “The Bachelor” than any of the men in years past, leading me to believe that ABC wanted to flaunt him as a prime example of how the show really can lead to wedded bliss.
But I feel like I should be happier that the two ended up together and seem like they have an actual shot at making it down the aisle. Because the thing is, I like Sean. Unlike “Bachelor” stars of years past, his kindness actually seemed genuine (uh, Jake), and he seemed to fully embrace the experience of being on the show (uh, Ben). He treated all of the women respectfully, had the Ken Doll looks, and was able to make fun of himself -- if you’ve followed his Twitter feed during the last month, you know what I’m talking about.