The Bachelorette Review: From Thailand to Paradise

Zoe Chicco Earrings

Before I get to my review, check out these Zoe Chicco Earrings that Jojo wore on her People cover. Also, for details on her finale dress click here.

So I’ve got a ton to recap, including the finale of The Bachelorette as well as the first episode of Paradise. So for starters, let’s talk about Jojo and her finale episode. I mean for a dramatic finale, I don’t really have much to say. Jojo and Jordan are happy together, and Robby will be just fine. Luke’s looking to be the next bachelor.

We do have to talk about something that made me super annoyed though. I do have to give Jojo some credit because she handled the After the Final Rose like a champ. So back in Kaitlyn’s season, she got all this hate because she slept with Nick, and Chris Harrison made sure he told everyone it wasn’t okay. In other words, he had her back for the most part and supported her relationship with Shawn.

With Jojo, I was so annoyed with the questions she got concerning her relationship with Jordan. Did you guys ever consider breaking up? Has there been roadblocks? Will Aaron be coming to the wedding? I mean come on. The questions he asked were clearly trying to paint a negative picture of Jojo and Jordan’s relationship. And stop bringing up Aaron. It doesn’t add anything to the show, and it’s so awkward to ask if he’s coming to their wedding. I’m glad the couple said how hard it is to not have others back them up, but you know what? I think they’ll be fine for now, especially because they’re moving in together. I get that the show wants headlines, but it’s so uncomfortable for Jojo to go through that.

Okay. So that ends my rant on that. Let’s get to paradise. Or should we go ahead and call it Sarahdise again because she was awesome. Let’s break down the few couples that formed before the Chad bear took over.

Vinny and Izzy: Okay, Vinny got way more attractive and has a great personality. Who knew? Izzy is also a sweetheart. Who knew? They were barely shown in their seasons, but I’m liking this pairing already. To me, they’re a couple that could last a long time.

Amanda and Nick: Josh Murray is coming onto the show, but I think Amanda and Nick would make a better pairing. Nick came off totally charming and normal in this episode, whereas Josh had some douche vibes in the previews. The producers are totally gonna play up the Josh vs Nick dynamic since they were rivals in Andi’s season. Poor Andi is gonna be watching with her glass of wine and her Twitter feed up.

Carly and Evan: These two were talking for a hot second so maybe something happens? But Evan really annoys me with his constant instigating with Chad.

Jubilee and Jared: These two are just friends. Was it just me or did Jared look so bored as soon as he got to paradise? Anyway, they came off as more of buddies than anything else. I still adore Jubilee so hopefully she finds someone.

Chad and Lace: What a trainwreck. I will say it’s interesting that Lace equally played a part in their outburst, but only Chad got the heat. I’m not saying it was undeserved. I mean Chad is really funny when he’s drunk, but he’s also volatile and rude. His comment to Sarah had me going nuts. I’m glad he apologized on Twitter because that comment about her arm was absurd.

Daniel, the Twins and Sara: So I grouped them together because Sara brought up a great point about the misogyny on the show. First of all, I know the Bachelor franchise is supposed to be all in fun or whatever, but I hate the way some of the women are portrayed on the show. They make the twins look dumb and objectify them by grouping them as a unit. It’s honestly so terrible tied in with Daniel’s comments about women as well by calling them poodles and yorkies.

Anyway, that’s all my thoughts on the episode. I’m excited to finally get to the couples. I really can’t wait to see Wells, Caila, Ashley I, and of course, Josh Murray to arrive because they’ll definitely stir up some drama.

 

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The Men Tell All Recap

The Men Tell All was on a Tuesday this season, and honestly, nothing crazy happened. It was an underwhelming episode, but we did get some good moments. Here were some highlights from the episode.

The Men Tell All
  • Chad was great television. Jojo was right. He loves that the episode focused on him for a good portion of the show. I mean, he got his own entrance and that staged scene with him in the trailer. He got his own meat platter.  The thing is that I love Chad’s personality sometimes. He just never takes himself seriously, which is hilarious. His “Thank you Wells. I love you,” was so funny. Love him or hate him, he was a pretty funny dude.
  • Evan looked ridiculous when Chad was right about the shirt pulling video. Honestly, it was about time someone call out Alex and Evan for instigating Chad all of the time. It was way more annoying than anything Chad ever did. Alex picking on Derek was one of the pettiest things I’ve seen all season.
  • Luke was set up perfectly to be the next bachelor. It’s between Luke and Chase, but I think Luke seems to be an audience favorite.
  • Chase confronting Jojo was so sweet. Man, if I was on the show, I’d have Chase, Luke, Wells and James in my final four and would probably choose Chase.XD There were some great guys this season overall.
  • That being said, there were several guys that irritated me including Evan, Alex, Grant and a very attention seeking Santa.
  • The bloopers were pretty funny as always, but I wanted more.
  • We got a sneak peek of Bachelor in Paradise. Amanda and Nick get together,which I’m stoked about. Chad and Lace look to be a total mess. Daniel is back with his buddy Chad. Grant looked like a douche. Caila and Jared get together. And let’s talk about Ashley and Wells. I’m already in love with this pairing because she seems to finally be over Jared. I’ve always liked Ashley and hope she finds someone.

The Bachelorette Review: Chasing Jojo

Chase and Jojo

Oh Jojo. As soon as she sent home Luke, I was so devastated. But then, I was like, well she has Chase at least. But nope, she sent him packing too.

First, let me say that I know it’s Jojo’s relationships. I’m going to be a little critical of her in this recap but I’m basing it all off the edit we as an audience are getting. I love Jojo, and there’s a reason she was chosen as The Bachelorette, and she’s doing a great job most of the time. Anyway, here’s my review on each guy.

Jordan: Jojo has herself in a situation. Her date with Jordan really made me nervous. She has so many reservations about him, which isn’t good. And then she doesn’t really get the answers she wants so she continues to question him. I’m nervous about Jordan because he says these things that instantly make me not trust him. Maybe it’s the edit we’re getting but I don’t get good vibes from him.

Robby: Although Robby says he’s in love with Jojo, I don’t think he is necessarily. I mean, he said he loved her on the first date, and yet, Jojo seems to most reassured by him. I don’t know. Maybe I’m just cynical, but the things he says makes me roll my eyes. When he says he doesn’t have to dream about her, he gets to dream next to her, I was cringing. It seems like Jordan is the one she wants, but Robby is like her safe choice.

Chase: All season, I’ve been swooning over Chase, and my friends ask me why because he seems so boring. But after this episode, I’m 100% standing by my love for him. To me, he’s the only one saying things to Jojo that I believe. He has been so guarded so when he does let it down, it’s so hard to watch Jojo reject him. I mean, they had a great date, and they seemed like a real couple when they were being playful. When he does get upset with her, I wasn’t totally put off by him getting angry. It seemed valid because Jojo seemed unsure even when they were having dinner, but she went along with it. I mean, she’s not perfect so maybe she was giving it a shot. The whole thing was messy, but I loved what he said to her when he returned. “I’m proud of you. I’m impressed by you. I adore you and I think you’re amazing.” Everything he said was amazing to me. Again, I’m biased because I’ve liked him from the beginning.

Luke: So I was kind of disappointed that Jojo said she just wasn’t sure where he stood. What the hell Jojo? There had to be some other reason she didn’t pick him because she literally blamed it all on Luke when he just told her he loved her. If it was something else, then she should of said so. Instead, he’s left feeling sorry when he never did anything wrong.

Quick Sidenote: How amazing was Jojo’s style? I wanted every look from her. That rose ceremony dress was super pretty.

Crazy episode all in all. I’m excited to see the Men Tell All, where I’ll give more of a recap.

The Bachelorette Review: 50 Closest Friends

The Bachelorette came back with hometown dates. First let me say that hometown dates are usually the most boring episodes from the past, but this one was actually pretty descent. Here are my thoughts on each of Jojo’s suitors.

Jojo and Luke

Jordan: Jordan’s date was pretty drama free. Everything seemed to go right. Why did Jojo bring up Aaron so much? And why were there two extra chairs at dinner? Besides that, I think  it’s very clear that Jojo seemed the most giddy for this hometown date. Was it just me? Also, Jojo continues to show how scared she was, and continues to drop Ben’s name all the time.

Luke: Luke’s date was with 50 of his closest friends, which sounded as ridiculous as it seemed. The problem with this date was that it wasn’t intimate compared to the other dates. We didn’t get to see Jojo have moments with Luke’s mother, and who knows, maybe that was edited out. What we got more of was Luke’s amazing grand gesture. They have a kiss at sunset and he leads her to a candlelit path with petals in the shape of a heart. However, Jojo is all about words of affirmation rather than grand gestures, so it almost appeared as though Chase mustering up the courage to whisper he’s falling in love was more than Luke’s gesture. So when Jojo told the producers she wanted to send home Luke, I bet another producer told Luke she was questioning him and told him to tell her before it’s too late. You know, for added drama.

Chase: I have such a weird crush on Chase. He’s so handsome and honestly very genuine. For some people, he might not show as much emotion, but it’s better than the forced I love yous we get from other guys. His crying seemed very real, and I believe he really is falling for Jojo. I was almost sure that Chase was going home going into the episode but pleasantly surprised by how well he came off.

Robby: So more than ever this season, we’re getting these bits where the media comes into play. This time, it seemed a little more legit than the magazine stunt. Robby’s mom basically says that his ex’s roommate said he broke up with his girlfriend to be on television. I mean, he might have. Caila did, and she didn’t get any backlash. Regardless, I really liked how Jojo handled it. She made it very clear that she doesn’t want to be a rebound and Robby assured her that it wasn’t the case.

So anyway, we’re getting two episodes on Monday and Tuesday. If anything, I think Luke will still go home, and with the way they edited him tonight, I think we know who the next bachelor will be. The Men Tell All will definitely be interesting. I’m cool with Luke being the bachelor as long as he provides us with that humor he does every so often.

Also, if you loved Jojo’s gorgeous rose ceremony dress, here are the details: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-style/news/bachelorette-jojo-fletchers-blue-mermaid-rose-ceremony-dress-all-the-details-w429802http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-style/news/bachelorette-jojo-fletchers-blue-mermaid-rose-ceremony-dress-all-the-details-w429802

Hope you enjoyed my review!

 

The Bachelorette Review: Down to the Final Four

We’re back with another episode of The Bachelorette, and Jojo is ready for hometown dates. Here’s my recap of the final six.

jojo and horse.jpg

Jordan: Jojo and Jordan had a great connection in this episode. Because there’s been so many rumors surrounding Jordan, we as an audience are supposed to believe Jordan is all bad. And maybe they’re true, but I like that it wasn’t the focus of the episode. They had legitimate chemistry, and I thought he really opened up about his brother.

Luke: Luke and Jojo are great together. To me, he would be the one who would fit in with Jojo’s lifestyle. I also liked how confident he was about figuring out his life with Jojo. He was honest and sweet. Honestly, I’m starting to think he could be the next Bachelor if he doesn’t win. The final two really looks like Jordan and Luke at this point.

Robby: Robby has not been on the show until recently, so his connection with Jojo seems a little off. I really can’t believe he made it so far. The comments about his wandering eye wasn’t really a big deal, but he was clearly annoyed as he should be.

Chase: I like Chase, but I would be shocked if he made it another week. He obviously has a hard time expressing how he feels, and I think Jojo really likes him but continues to push him. When he was on the two on one with Derrek, Jojo made it clear that he needed to step up.

James: Oh James. I really like James, but his jealousy of Robby and Jordan was petty. Luckily, his exit makes up for it completely because he was a total gentleman. He was so sweet and grateful about everything, unlike another person.

Alex: Finally. Alex annoyed me so much every episode, whether it was his pride or just his constant whining. I mean he was so rude even when he left. Jojo let him down so well, but he was so cold leaving her. He wouldn’t let her touch him or comfort him, which is really immature. Honestly, that made me like the song the other guys sang on the bus about Alex.

Other Thoughts:

  • I’m so excited for Bachelor in Paradise! I’m glad to see Carly back.
  • I love how all the guys are just so bromanced.
  • For real, I think Luke is the next bachelor
  • That horse whisperer scene was actually uncomfortable to watch
  • The hotel date seemed like a nice chill day. I loved Chase’s commentary because he was really stuck in the middle of the James and Robby drama.