Give the Producers a Rose!

Boys and Girls of Bachelor Nation, we had a moment. A real, honest moment. Two biracial people of color on a date talking about race and racism in a very personal, poignant and political way. Tayshia and Ivan’s date was the most woke moment in The Bachelor franchise history to date. It’s about time. I... Continue Reading →

Where Are We Now?

Instead of my usual madcap recap, I want to devote this entry to taking stock by answering a single question: where are we now? The Contenders: Ivan – got a Group Date Rose.Ben – serious sparks between he and Tayshia, amirite?Noah – who crashed a group date and still got a Group Date Rose, as... Continue Reading →

A Return to Normal

“Give us what we’re used to expecting”, shouted My Daughter Diandra quite jubilantly after this week’s episode. Except for the fake After the Final Rose interlude with Chris Harrison and his successfully betrothed Clare and Dale, what we experienced was a return to normalcy: Multiple mentions of the “journey” in the first few minutesCitation of... Continue Reading →

There Will Be a Proposal!!

Hey everybody! Watcha been up to? Me? I’ve been, uh, busy. You have to hand it to Chris Harrison and the Evil Genius Producers. In spite of a pandemic that has literally upended just EVERYTHING; Chris saying this is a season like no other; and Chris congratulating Clare (the Chaos Queen) for blowing up The... Continue Reading →

Clare the Chaos Queen

[Publisher’s note: In last week’s blog, Mr. Linder suggested Stronger by Kristine W. as a song to describe the newly empowered Clare. We regret his poor choice as clearly the Britney Spears song Stronger was a much better fit - But now I'm stronger than yesterday/Now it's nothing but my way/My loneliness ain't killing me... Continue Reading →

31 divided by 1 = 1

31 males came on a journey for Clare’s heart. But she is already quite smitten with only one – hot, ex-footballer Dale [cue Luther Vandross The Rush]. He seems to be right there, too, as the chemistry between those two was totally off the chain. And yet, the previews of coming attractions suggest that there... Continue Reading →

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