I'm probably more amused by Courtney and her antics. I think she saved Ben's season. Let's face it, Mr. Geico so easy an unfrozen caveman can do it was not the most charismatic anchor for the show. She really hammed it up for the camera and came up with most of the show's best bits. Like when Ben's talking to Jaime (who's boring him with talking about feelings) and Courtney wades by in a bkini in the background and goes "Hola." I think she drew the ire of the girls because she dared to be sexually flirtatious....it's almost like out of their insecurity the girls had this peer pressure for everyone to conform. Phd Emily was so mean going behind her back and then pretending to be a good girl. They can't say Courtney didn't want Ben since they've been together for over a year now. I can see how some viewers can be annoyed with Courtney, but just seeing how mean those girls are in the house, I don't feel like Courtney was behaving like that out of the blue.
Oh yeah, Courtney's like a purring little kitten compared to Vienna. You saw in Bachelor Pad how mean Vienna is. She's not content to just be broken up with a guy, she set out to ruin Jake's reputation, take away his career prospects, spread it around so girls won't date him and try to recruit her boyfriend to beat him up or at least bully him. She's a very mean-spirited person. I think Courtney's just immature, like a teen girl, who's into herself, and will react badly to you if you say bad things about her....but she's redeemable. Vienna's just one of those scary people in the world you never want to cross paths with.
With Nick, yeah, that sucked what he did, but it was probably more of how he acted afterwards....he seemed so cruel, like digging in the knife. Like he enjoyed tormenting and taunting his partner, who in the end chose to share with him. He probably should have done it the other way and been totally apologetic. Chris also seemed full of himself...even with his apology, he made it all about himself. "I've heard it... from my parents" He never once empathized with those he hurt..it was poor Chris. I think the people in this cast were especially nasty for some reason. Brad's season had much nicer people.
Let me put it this way. A guy instantly becomes ten times hotter for taking his girl to Switzerland. I guess I'm a sucker for romantic looking dream places like that. It looks almost like it's stuck in another era where people are nice and life is simple and sweet--all is right in the world. You wander around the village, enjoying the breads and wines. I'm kicking myself that I only spent one day there on my way to Italy. Just wanted to see what Switzerland was like. The one hotel restaurant I spent time there was very nice--really good food and the wooden decor very quaint. I don't think you can recreate that here. Venice, where I did spend more time, I felt was just like a dream city. You wander through the streets which is a mixture of architecture 500 years old with shops that are modern, great food and amazing gelato. I loved navigating the city in those gondolas and Italians are so warm and friendly....they'll just wave to you from bridges or say hello "are you American?" as they pass you. If you're a woman, please note that the guys are very flirtatious, lol.