Thursday, September 8, 2016

Nick Viall is 'The Bachelor' (I was right)

Bachelor Nation, Nick Viall is 'The Bachelor.' Even though we have known for more than a week, I had to watch the 'Bachelor in Paradise' finale, before sharing my excitement. I am proud of ABC for making a controversial choice for the next lead. While watching Bachelor in Paradise, there were numerous times that it seemed like Nick was getting set up for the gig.

Nick is the underdog, he is funny and will bring entertainment to the show. I am hoping his wit and personality will even out the drama. I was against Luke being 'The Bachelor' from the beginning, because he was too calm and boring, which is great for real life. He will find someone without the TV, but for the show Nick is and always has been the right choice.

Here are the examples of when I wanted the Bachelor to be Nick:

What do you think about the choice for 'The Bachelor?


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

'Bachelor in Paradise' Couples

'Bachelor in Paradise' was a wild ride for the contestants and viewers. While there is a lot that happens in the process, it comes down to the final couples. I have ranked them in order of my favorites and why. 

1. Evanly = Evan + Carly

When Evan Bass showed up on Bachelor in Paradise, it seemed that it was for the sole purpose of having a Chad vs. Evan fight 2.0. However, Evan seemed to find interest in Carly Waddell and Amanda Stanton, and no one reciprocated. Carly said some harsh comments about Evan that made us believe there was no hope for the couple. In true Evan fashion, it only took one date to the hospital for him to have a chance. Ever since, they were getting along, Carly was attracted to them and they ended up being the most liked couple in paradise. If anyone can learn something from this season, it is give anyone a chance even if they are not your type. You never know where your Evan may be out there in the world. 

2. Grace = Grant + Lace

This couple was the king and queen of ups and downs. Lace Morris started the season out with her Chad relationship and that fizzled out in a hurry. Then when Grace happened, Lace was still very uncertain about the situation. Through the fantasy suite and tattoos, the result still seemed unclear, but when it came down to the finale, an engagement happened. I don't know how I feel about this combination of personalities, but I wish them the best.

3. Jamanda = Josh + Amanda

Josh Murray showed up on his apology tour, post-Andi's book reveal. There was so much controversy with Nick Viall being on the show and 'vying' for the same woman. While that didn't last long, the dislike for Josh remained. There was a lot of talk concerning his temper and reasoning for being on the show. Amanda didn't seem worried, even though Josh was quick-tempered regularly through the show. I hope that was just the environment and they are happily engaged. 

4. Nick and 25 women

Unfortunately, we knew a week in advance that Jen and Nick would not leave together happily ever after. Therefore, I included Nick + 25 women in my poll, and they made second. Check out my next post for my thoughts on him getting 'The Bachelor' role. 

Who is your favorite couple? According to Twitter, Evanly was a strong first with Nick + 25 women in second, and then Jamanda and Grace. 

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

'The Bachelorette' Finale JoJo Fletcher Gives her Final Rose

‘The Bachelorette’ finale aired last night, and it was one for the ‘The Bachelor’ history book. I have to admit I wanted JoJo Fletcher to be the Bachelorette more than anyone, I even predicted it. However, there was a difference in liking JoJo as the lead and buying into the finale.

Jordan seemed to hesitate a lot, but that could have seemed more extreme, because Robby was so in love with JoJo. It was easy to see early on that she was the most interested in Jordan, if anything, Luke seemed as if he would be the runner-up. When he went home after hometowns, it was Jordan’s game to lose.

The most surprising part of the finale was when Jordan didn’t originally ask JoJo’s parents for her hand in marriage. While that may not be a definitive tradition, it was important to her and made him look unsure. Luckily, Neil Lane showed up, Jordan picked out a ring and he called her parents.

I asked my Twitter followers, if JoJo made the right decision and while it was a close poll, the majority said no.
Do you feel JoJo made the right decision? I can't wait to Tweet 'Bachelor in Paradise' with you all. 


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

'The Bachelorette' Episode Six Recap

When families are on the line there is a lot at stake. This episode was by far the best of the season. There was so much drama from a weird group date to Jordan's family drama and more. 

As we get closer to the finale it is difficult to keep a top list, so here is your episode recap.

Bachelorette and US hero, Alex got a one-on-one date. Even though Alex and JoJo has established a connection, it was not enough and Alex got sent home. We are all thankful for Alex's service in the military and doing the impossible and beating Chad. 

Jordan gets another one-on-one making him, the Oprah of one-on-one dates. This date goes from fun drinking at a vineyard to serious really quickly when JoJo asks who she would meet at his hometown. Jordan replied that his middle brother wouldn't be there, as if everyone would not know who that is. 

The most realistic of all date award goes to Robby, James and Chase. As a result of bad weather, the men had to watch TV and eat in a hotel room with JoJo. This date was low budget and entertaining. 

Luke got the final one-on-one of the season. He impressed JoJo with his shooting and riding skills. They seem to have a good time and Luke did not bother me as much this episode. Let's not forget the fact that they coordinated with each other. 

Who is your favorite? 

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

'The Bachelorette' Episode Five Recap

JoJo and her remaining men arrive in Buenos Aires. Just when you think the drama left when Chad did, you learn that you are far from correct. 

First, let's start with my top five list from last week, Jordan, Robby, Chase and Luke. Let's see how these men scored in this episode.

1. Wells

Wells may be the strangest choice for number one. However, Wells has been one of my favorite contestants ever. He is cool, unusual for the show and I do not think there has been anyone like him. For someone who is extremely different than the typical contestant he got along with the guys well and JoJo. The men had given Wells a difficult time for not kissing JoJo. Sadly for Wells, the same day he finally got the nerve to kiss her, he also got dumped. I was yelling at my TV, no not Wells.

2. Chase

Chase got a date card for the second 2-on-1 date of the season with Derek. This was extra entertaining because Derek claimed that Chase was in a clique with Jordan and Alex. This tango date was awkward, because while Chase was unsure, Derek was positive he would get through. Lucky, for Chase, his lack of cockiness did not leave him disappointed.

3. Luke

Luke stays out of the controversy and all of his moments with JoJo get stronger. If slow and steady wins the raise, Luke may win his fellow Texan's heart.

4. Jordan

Jordan continues to stay in the top four or five, because this feels like the Jordan show no matter what. 

The Non-honorable Mention List: 

1. Derek

Derek was cocky and seemed to be the most overconfident first one-on-one date person there has been in a while.

2. James Taylor

James Taylor showed insecurity by throwing Jordan under the bus. You never, I repeat, never throw one of the favorites under the bus. Bad move, James, bad move.

He needs too much reassurance for a person who agreed to go on this show. 

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

'The Bachelorette' Episode Four Recap

RIP ( Rest in protein) because brotein has been officially kicked off of the show. In true Chadhole fashion, he had to make one last scene. He creepily walked through the woods whistling until he 'found' the house. Meanwhile, the guys are dumping protein powder singing kumbaya. Chad did not make nice with anyone and left on terrible times. 

First, let's start with my top five list from last week, Chase, James Taylor, Jordan, Luke and Alex. Let's see how these men scored in this episode.

1. Jordan

Bikini, booze and Brittany...JoJo is so into Jordan and as if all of the kissing, flirting and heart shaped eye emojis were not enough, JoJo brought up Jordan's ex. It is so random that it was just brought up in this episode. Do I think she met his ex? I have no idea, but I do know because of the way Jordan smoothed it over, that it will be shocking if he does something to make her upset enough to send him home.

2. Robby

Since bringing the wine on the first night and random moments, this was Robby's moment to shine. They jumped off of a cliff and faced fears together. Robby shared that he had a friend that had died and that changed his perspective on everything. That story is tragic, but off-air that did not stop his ex from kissing Chad or saying that she was dumped right before the show. Although, these men are the top as far as the show goes, it is unclear how they are in real life. 

3. Chase

Chase is one of my favorites. He is calm and stays consistent throughout the weeks. While one may call him boring, most Bachelors in the past have been viewed as boring, Sean, Chris, Jason, etc. I guess we will have to wait and see if he is the dark horse and steals JoJo's heart or if he has multiple roses in his future.

4. Luke

Luke stays on the list because of their connection and how he reassured her after the tabloid issue. It is impressive when a man on this show makes the lead feel better and Luke accomplished it. 

The Non-honorable Mention List: 

1. Chad

The fact Chad would not leave gets him on this list for the last time this season. Fortunately, he will be on Bachelor in Paradise.

2. JoJo's ex, Chad

Cheating Chad got in the tabloids after JoJo left, but before she got back to Texas. I am sure glad he did not make the cut. However, this scene was overproduced, because how many seasons has the lead or his/her contestants looked at magazines?

3. Derek

He needs too much reassurance for a person who agreed to go on this show. 

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

'The Bachelorette' Episode Three Recap | Part One and Part Two

'The Bachelorette' Week Three was a two-day event, full of drama, dancing, sex talk and yoga. The awkwardness was at an all time high and I hope none of the men's families tuned in during these episodes. 

First, let's start with my top five list from last week, Wells, Jordan, James Taylor, Chase and Luke. Let's see how these men scored in this episode. 

1. Chase

There is always an intimate date too soon on this show and Chase was the lucky recipient this season. It was hysterical to watch them learn the poses and make the noises. JoJo comparing the noises to an exorcism is a first for the show. Overall, Chase handled the awkward yoga date like a champion. 

2. James Taylor

James and JoJo were genuinely happy on their date. It was a fun time, yet it did get to a serious place as well. James sharing his insecurities and self-doubt was a raw moment. JoJo reassured him, gave him a rose and then he played her a song. James and JoJo's relationship is sweet and nice to watch grow. 

3. Jordan 

Jordan was put in a win-win situation during these two episodes. It may have been unfair to give Grant a firefighter date, but giving Jordan a football date took it to the next level. He was the quarterback for both teams. You know the lead really likes someone when they will be going on the later portion of the date regardless. 

4. Luke  

Luke shared a lot about his past and is very smoothed when it comes to JoJo. He is on the list because of their connection. However, there is something about Luke that I am not a fan of and I cannot figure it out (Sorry Luke fans.) 

5. Alex

Alex was viewed as the hero for ultimately taking Chad down on the 2-on-1. He seems like a nice guy and he deserves to be on this list. 

The Non-honorable Mention List: 

1. Chad

Chad was anti-group date and did not want to tell a story about sex. This is the same guy who always has his shirt off while working out, yet he will not tell a story. He then got mad at Evan for calling him out and ripped his shirt. The grand finale for part one was when Chad tried to kiss JoJo and she denied him. 

In part two, the Chad drama went to the next level, which ended up with a body guard watching him and getting on a 2-on-1 date. At the end of the date Chad gets sent home, but will he leave? 

2. Daniel

Daniel's story about cutting a girl's hair after sleeping with her was creepy, which was just one more thing to add to the Chad bromance. 

3. Evan

Chad is obnoxious, but Evan is not much better. He did provoke Chad, but no one deserves to get their clothes ripped. 

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