Saturday, March 18, 2017

'The Bachelor' Finale: Nick Viall chooses Vanessa Grimaldi


Nick Viall has always been known as the groomsmen but never the groom. That changed on Monday night when he proposed to Vanessa Grimaldi on 'The Bachelor.' I typically write the play-by-play of the finale. However, this finale had so many issues.

Do I watch this show for the love story? No, I watch for the communal aspect of the show and the entertainment value. I love seeing contestants that I may be friends with in real life like Rachel Lindsay and Raven Gates or hilarious people like Corinne. These people make the show worth watching. If a love story happens, then it's a bonus.

It's unexpected because when Nick was on Bachelor in Paradise I wanted him to be The Bachelor. Nick started drama on every season he was on, but he was different on The Bachelor. He turned boring quickly and not in the aww he's in love type of boring. He appeared to have the strongest relationships with Rachel and then Raven and Corinne.

Nick chose the difficult relationship, which would make sense in real life, but this is a fantasy world. Post-show Nick and Vanessa have been painfully awkward. The After the Final Rose was one of the worst since Juan Pablo or Brad Womack's season. On Tuesday's press call they faced intense questions regarding if they were happy, the immigration process and how they were going to work. They handled it all right considering the situation, but most couples are so enthusiastic post-show.

It's exhausting and hard to watch this couple, because they never really seemed happy in the moments even on the show. When I talk to couples I love to give them a chance to share moments that viewers didn't see in the two hour weekly episodes. In most situations couples answer this question easily, but these two didn't really answer the question.

To ensure that the conversation tone is in tact, I have included the word-for-word communication.

BachelorExpert.com: Were there any moments that the viewers didn’t get to see that you wish would have been shown?

Nick Viall: Sure.

Vanessa Grimaldi: Yes.

Nick Viall: "You know, like an endless amount. You know, one thing I told Vanessa early on, right after we got engaged is just kind of prepare her for the fact that, you know, in general, there are so many moments that never get shown overall. And that’s the fact that she’ll probably feel like there are a lot of great moments between us that won’t be shown. But I think it’s important to remember those moments between us. And certainly, I think – you know, I think, Vanessa, sitting here, would love, for all those moments to be shown. But you know, for a lot of reasons, that’s just not possible."

Even though the chances of this couple making it are low, I still consider this season a success. I can't wait to have Rachel Lindsay as The Bachelorette and have Raven Gates on Bachelor in Paradise. Check out my next blog for more thoughts on Raven on this season and what she is looking for on Bachelor in Paradise.

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