Welcome to my weekly blog series: Tuesday Walk of Shame. Here I hang my head low as I admit to having watched the previous night’s episode of The Bachelor / Bachelorette / Bachelor In Paradise (or whatever the newest spin-off happens to be) and provide my own personal commentary. I’ll tell you what I loved. I’ll tell you what I hated. And most importantly, I’ll tell you what I would have done differently.
Vote Kris for The Bachelorette… because socially anxious, kinda bitchy, hopelessly unromantic nerds deserve love too.
Viva Las Vegas! This week in Sin City some of the ladies were winners and others were losers… some parts of the show were a win, while others made me gag. But before we discuss my thoughts on how The Bachelor approached the city of glitz & gambling let’s look at this episode’s Top 5 highs & lows:
1. ?ﾟﾑﾨ?ﾟﾌﾹ The “Manwich” Commercial! You all saw that too right?!?! All commercials during The Bachelor should be specifically Bachelor themed. Brilliant.
2. ?ﾟﾘﾂ? Ben calling Caila “a tigress…a sex panther” was so very awful.
3. ?ﾟﾙﾀ? Olivia’s panic attack had nothing on Kelsey’s from last season… just saying…
4. ?ﾟﾏﾼ?ﾟﾏﾼ? The twin 2-on-1 was not as dramatic as I’d hoped. But of course it wasn’t… plain vanilla Bachelor Ben is just too sweet. Imagine how Juan Pablo would have handled that situation? … Probably have asked for a three-way… again, just saying…
5. ?￢ﾜﾋ?ﾟﾘﾡ JoJo was about ready to slap a bitch tonight. I wanted her to ask someone to hold her earrings while she “took care of” the “Olivia problem.”
Here’s where we sit at the end of Week 4 with Bachelor Ben:
Why do they keep saying Las Vegas is a place where people find & fall in love? No one believes that, right? Maybe a place to have repeated one night stands or get drunkenly married only to get it annulled the next morning? I’m not saying I think Vegas was a bad Bachelor destination, because I actually believe it’s brilliant, but they should embrace how it’s fun & full of adventure & experiences… which could easily parallel the Bachelor journey. Don’t try to make it into something it’s not.
In the show’s defence (am I actually saying that?) the “actions” were in line with my thoughts. It was just Ben & Chris’ words that didn’t match. The dates were on point:
The group date was especially so, as seems to be the norm for this season. Yes it was cringe-worthy, but so is EVERYTHING ELSE ABOUT THIS SHOW. It was very Vegas. Performing in front of a massive, live audience. Doing silly, crazy, things that are also mortifying. This is 100% a date I would orchestrate if I was the Bachelorette.
The first 1-on-1 was neither here nor there… frankly it was just a snorefest. ? That’s not JoJo or Ben’s fault (it’s a bit Ben’s fault because he’s so very vanilla ?), it’s just that the 1-on-1’s have become pretty predictable. Becca’s 1-on-1 was pretty perfect. It started off a bit mean with the wedding dress/proposal prank… more like my style than Ben’s. But just perfect for balancing out the sickly-sweet wedding-vow filled rest of the date. It was a bit romantic for my version of Vegas, but fit right in with one of the most well-known Vegas “pastimes”.
All-in-all, the Vegas episode was about fun & drama… like any Vegas weekend. So why does Ben think people go to Vegas to fall in love??? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!
Afterthought: I haven’t discussed Bachelor Live in this series yet! That’s because it is painfully awkward most of the time… until last night. I LOVED this week’s edition. Allison Williams & Michelle Collins were the perfect guests! And Chris Harrison is a legit good live host. ❤️❤️❤️
Until next episode…
Love & Luck,
My Fangirl Life’s Official Bachelor Contestant Ranking:
Notes: (1) Who knew going in to this season that I would end up liking the twins so much. Obviously not me. (2) Did Lauren H not go home last week??? I would have put money on it that she did. (3) Lauren B looks so fabulous at the cocktail party, so much so that I had to comment here. (4) Could Caila be cuter with “The Cookie Game”?