Previewing the Premiere

While technically, this is the first blog entry of Michelle’s season of The Bachelorette, it’s really a placeholder until I can write a more proper blog. By “proper,” I mean the inclusion of an appropriate level of snark. Due to a variety of professional obligations, I will be late in fulfilling my non-professional obligations. But please be patient; at some point this week, I will provide my Musings on this season’s inaugural episode.

In truth, not a lot happens in the first episode: there are too many guys, a few will be instantly memorable, most will take time to become memorable, and some will eventually show up on Paradise with us not remembering them at all.

But here’s something to look for – who gets early TV time. According to the good people @Bachelordata on IG, recently, there has been a connection between the order of appearance and ending up in the Final Four to meet the kith and kin:

  • Katie – guys #5 and #7 (First Impression Rose) made it to the Final Four
  • Clare – Dale was one of the last, but we don’t really care
  • Hannah B. – #3 and #4
  • Becca – #1
  • Rachel – #1 and #3 (First Impression Rose)
  • JoJo – #1 (First Impression Rose) and #5
  • Kaitlyn – #1 and #5
  • Andi – #1 and #2

Until the Evil Genius Producers (EGPs) prove otherwise, it would be wise to pay close attention to who the first arrivals are and especially Michelle’s reaction to them.

Also, as we hoopers (basketball players) like to say, Michelle was a bucket! (somebody who scores at will) Check out the receipts from her time on the Bradley University ball team.

If you want more info on her accomplishments, check out her profile on the team website.

This preview has been brought to you by Beringer and their lovely Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir I scooped up for half-price at Costco. Alas, they didn’t have it the next time I went back.

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