Yes, Chris, I’m Shocked

[excited Chris Harrison voice] THE SHOCKING TWO-NIGHT FINALE! THE ENDING YOU WON’T BELIEVE!!! I don’t know about not believing the ending yet, but OK, Chris, you got me on “shocking.” The blog I was forming in my head for the first 90 minutes went totally out the window in the last 30. Had my head... Continue Reading →

When Home Is a Hotel in California

I really expected that Tayshia would have Ben in her Final Three. But off to the limo he went. [cue Steve Perry It Won’t Be You] I won’t do an emotional intelligence assessment of Ben like I did for Low Emotional Intelligence Bennett aka Wall Street Dude aka Villain 2. Once again, I’ll refer you... Continue Reading →

Nice Guys Don’t Finish Last

Chris Harrison returns! Sadly, that means we won’t be able to enjoy this again. Chris also told Tayshia early on that this is a “pivotal week”, allowing you to get your initial drinking game sip within the first few minutes. I’ve talked a lot about foreshadowing and if you pay close attention in the context... Continue Reading →

Villains and Liars, Pt. 2

Our most recent episode was bookended by Bennett aka Wall $treet Dude now known as Bad Boy Bennett. One bookend had him being escorted out by Tayshia as the apparent loser of The Villain 1-Villain 2 Wars. The other bookend has him making an apparent triumphant return, if we are to believe the previews which... Continue Reading →

Villains and Liars, Pt. 1

If you had – as you should – “it speaks volumes about her character” in your drinking game, you got a nip just before the third minute of the show. My Daughter Diandra (MDD) pointed out that it was the first such reference this season, so you should have taken a double sip because this... Continue Reading →

Old Villain vs. New Villain

I learned from watching the excellent Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit, that chess has an opening, a middlegame and an endgame. While these stages may blend into each other, each has its own key concepts and principles. The Bachelor franchise can similarly be seen through the lens of having an opening, a middlegame and an... Continue Reading →

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 →

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