Here’s my thoughts on episode 3 of The Bachelor, along with my top 5 based on the episode. Also, find out which former bachelor is dating a celebrity below. It was surprising to me for sure!
Bekah: Bekah has such memorable moments with Arie, and she really brings out his personality. I absolutely love when she called him out on being afraid of women who are much more independent. It makes a lot of sense in all honesty, and she managed to come off more cheeky than confrontational, which was great on her part. She’s way too good for this show.
Becca K.: Becca and Arie come off as the most boyfriend/girlfriend in this episode when they had their one on one time. I love the little moment when she called him a dork too.
Chelsea: I don’t mind Chelsea as much as others do. I really think Arie likes Chelsea a lot. I mean you can easily tell who he’s into and she’s one of the few he really likes.
Tia: Honestly, she reminds me so much of Raven, and I want to be friends with her. Tia comes off so well throughout the episode, whether she’s narrating or spending her time with Arie. I think she’s awesome.
Lauren B.: I could see Lauren being a dark horse after this episode. Not much to say so far, but I feel like Arie’s into her based on body language.
- Bibiana, Annaliese and Lauren S. went home. I really liked all three of these girls, so it was disappointing to see them all go.
- I’m enjoying this season, but mostly because of the women bringing the drama. I don’t think Arie is really good at making the girls feel comfortable. Poor Analiese turned into a mess, but it was sort of justified considering how cringe worthy and cold Arie was toward her.
- The Napa Valley date and Rachel Zoe date were both dream dates. The group dates on the other hand are total nightmares. I would not want to be on the wrestling or the derby date, and the dog show just seemed pointless.
- I loved seeing Kenny back on the show! Speaking of the Bachelor franchise, how crazy do the winter games look? I’m pumped to see all my favorites back.
- Nick Viall is dating January Jones? WHAT! I mean good for Nick if he is. It’s just surprising to hear. I know she expressed how much she loved the show on a talk show before, but wow!
- OK, the last piece of news that I have is that there are rumors that the Bachelor producers want to do a trio wedding of Rachel and Bryan, Jojo and Jordan and Shawn and Kaitlyn. First off, I’m obsessed with Kaitlyn and Shawn, so I’d be most pumped to see them wed, but also secondly, how awesome is the Bachelorette track record? Three in a row that seem to be heading to success stories. Good for them!
So begins another season of The Bachelor. To be honest, I don’t have a ton of thoughts on the premiere because it felt pretty formulaic, and nothing really stood out. That being said, I struggled to come up with five girls that stood out, but here’s my initial thoughts on who Arie likes.
Chelsea: Chelsea looks a lot like Olivia from Ben’s season, and she kind of reminded me of Emily too. She was definitely the most polarizing person this episode. I’m going to defend her a bit though. She seems like she has a dry sense of humor and that might not translate well on screen. As a journalist myself, I’ve had people film vlogs and multimedia projects where my sarcasm isn’t totally clear. So I’m going to give her the benefit of the doubt.
Bekah: Bekah seems like a chill chick. She presented herself really well and I loved her talk with Arie when they were sitting on the car. I loved when they were talking about liking each other and she was all like “So far, I like what I see from you.” You can tell she doesn’t put him on a pedestal, and he came off like the more nervous one.
Becca: Becca had a solid night and she reminded me a little bit of Vanessa. She had a cute moment with Arie, but it was kind of just a glimpse. It looks like she might get the first one-on- one date too
Tia: Tia is in the same boat as Becca. She had a pretty good night, and she seems like she’ll go far based on her package in the very beginning of the episode.
Krystal: Krystal’s voice drove me a little crazy in all honesty, but I mean Arie was all into it so good for her for playing that up. She’s beautiful, and she seemed pretty poised all night so I’m going to have her as my dark horse.
Other random thoughts
- I will say Arie came off really nervous whereas I think while both Ben and Nick were nervous, their priority was to make the women feel comfortable, and I’m not sure if Arie did that. Again, it’s a lot of pressure and he probably had a billion thoughts going through his head.
- LOL at Bekah saying “You’re excited for excitement?”
- Sean must be sick of being one of the only two success stories from The Bachelor. He can never catch a break.
- It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged about the show. I’ve been busy with school and work. I missed an entire season of BIP recaps, but I’m back and ready to cover this season.
The Bachelorette is back, and I’m excited for what looks like a drama filled season. Rachel handled herself like a champ in the premiere episode, even when the men were cringeworthy toward her, but we’ll touch on that later. Let’s look at my top 5 after this episode.
Bryan: Bryan made such a great impression last night. The rose seemed to be given purely based on the physical chemistry between him and Rachel, but they were so cute when they were talking to each other in that outside corner of the mansion.
Peter: I’m really good at telling when two people look good together just based on presence when they’re together, and I see it with Rachel and Peter. He was the first one out of the limo and those people always make it very far.
Eric: Out of the four people that met Rachel previously, Eric had the best first impression with his dancing. He seems like he has a fun personality too.
Dean: Let me say that Dean’s first entrance on the show was horrifying when he said he was “going black and never going back.” That line made me cringe so much. It’s so offensive especially because highlighting Rachel’s race should not be the focus of the season. But he did way better with his little sandcastle setup.
Alex: Just based on looks to be honest…..but I did love that he brought a vacuum cleaner to mirror what was shown when Rachel was auditioning for The Bachelor last season.
- I loved that Rachel brought all the girls back that she was close to on Nick’s season including Corinne, Raven and Alexis.
- Rachel’s dress was so pretty especially with the straps in the back
- Rachel handled Lucas very well. He was so disrespectful and obnoxious for most of the episode. It was funny for 3 seconds, and then became annoying.
- Josiah and Dimario either become best friends or enemies. They’re so similar in their confidence so we’ll see. That being said, I loved Josiah’s story coming full circle.
- The tickle monster was disturbing.
- Adam Jr. was so ridiculous, but it was kind of funny too.
- Mohit was so hilarious. I wish we got more of his drunk moments.
Raven: I really liked Raven’s date with Nick. It was fun, easygoing and just a nice normal date. But besides that, I love Raven’s personality. She has a sweet southern charm, but she’s also pretty headstrong and confident, which I’m sure is what attracted Nick to her. Her past relationship is super dark, and I love the way she told it without any sort of sugar coating on it. Raven really stood out this episode, and she rose to the top for me in this episode.
Vanessa: Vanessa is such an awesome human being. Her little scrapbook was a cute little reminder of how old school she seems in comparison to the other women. She and Nick have a very strong connection, so we’ll see what happens next.
Corinne: Corinne is crazy, but she wasn’t the craziest person in this episode. To me, Taylor came off as super entitled and demeaning toward Corinne. I mean, don’t get me wrong, Corinne is delusional in some of her thoughts, but at least she owns it and doesn’t bother the other women. She’s not being rude to any of the women, so I’m not sure why some of them feel the need to judge her and question her intentions when they should be focusing on Nick.
Rachel: Rachel is going far! I think she’s just having a slow start. We keep seeing small little scenes between her and Nick, but nobody seems to see her as a legitimate threat. I think she’s going to make it somewhat far, but until we see the one on one date, we will have to wait to see if there is a real connection.
Danielle M: How funny was Danielle when she read the date card? Love her. She just seems so chill.
Other Random Thoughts:
- Danielle L. didn’t make my top 5 because I honestly didn’t think there was that much of a real connection between the two of them. She just kept repeating the same thing over and over again. Maybe it was just nerves, but I don’t think there’s much to their relationship.
- The ex in the coffee shop was just about as real as the girl’s excitement of going to Milwaukee.
- Seriously, it didn’t add anything to the show really.
- Bella is killing it. She reminds me of the little sister from 500 Days of Summer.
- Cristen left! I loved her, and I hope she makes it on BIP.
- Nick handled Vanessa’s questioning pretty terribly. He really couldn’t defend himself, so he just reassured her. I guess in the moment, it worked out fine, but it did not read well on television.
- I saw Leah, Olivia and Corrine hanging out together on social media. I love when the villains ban together.
Here are my top 5 after this episode.
Vanessa: I love Vanessa. She was my early pick after the first episode, but she really exceeded my expectations. The date seemed like so much fun until she started feeling sick. Nick was so sweet and protective over her, which was a nice side to see to him. I really liked their dinner date as well because they had a very meaningful conversation followed by Nick actually crying! Then we end with a cliffhanger of her calling Nick out. We’ll see what happens next week.
Rachel: Rachel is another one of my favorites from this episode. She just seems very put together and had a great attitude at the group date. This was her first date outside of the house, and she seemed very grateful.
Danielle L: Danielle had a great showing this week, but I only see a physical connection between the two. I honestly don’t remember much from their conversation, but she might be a dark horse.
Raven: I still think Raven is going to go very far this season. She doesn’t seem like Nick’s type, but she seems like she’s got a connection with Nick still.
Corinne: Corinne is so ridiculous, it almost seems unreal. She is such a cringe worthy character to have on the show. It does worry me that females might think this is the sort of behavior they need to get the guy. I love that Vanessa said she’s not judging Corinne because at the end of the day, they should be solely judging Nick, the object of their affection, not Corinne.
Other Random Thoughts:
- Alexis is my spirit animal. She’s hilarious.
- The reaction to Liz was pretty underwhelming. Nobody seemed to care.
- The entire season seems like it’s geared toward questioning Nick’s intentions.
- Sending Dominique home was smart on Nick’s part. She was just comparing herself to all the other girls.
- Josephine is such a riot. She’s quirky and a lock for BIP.
What a mess of an episode. It was a little frustrating that it’s only episode two, and it’s already the Corinne show. It took away from the other girls, and while I usually love the drama, it was overkill. The Liz drama was way more interesting, especially with Christen knowing everything.
Raven: I really liked Raven’s one on one time with Nick. It felt genuine, and I liked how easygoing their conversation was about their past relationships. She definitely might be a dark horse.
Vanessa and Rachel: Vanessa and Rachel were people that had zero screen time, but I thought were going to make it far. Vanessa calling out Nick next week will be amazing, and I think Nick will respect her for asking that in the first place. After all, his actions with Corinne were questionable.
Corrine: Corrine was so exhausting after this episode. She was such a trainwreck with all her insecurities bleeding everywhere in two hours. I honestly felt bad for her that she felt like she had to intervene so many times to talk to Nick. I’ll defend Nick a little bit in this episode because I do think he was encouraged by the producers to give her the rose. If it were Ben, they’d encourage him to give it to whoever he wants because Ben is known for being the “perfect guy.” But Nick has a little more edge to him, and they probably know it’s going to ruffle feathers.
Danielle: Danielle is a sweetheart. You heard all the other girls being happy for Danielle for getting the first date. She’s a little soft-spoken for Nick, but I won’t rule her out for that simple fact. She’s a strong woman for sure with her backstory, and I can see her making it pretty far.
Other Random Thoughts:
- Cristen was amazing in this episode, and I thought she handled herself fairly well. Telling Nick about Liz was probably not the best, but it wasn’t forced by any means. It seemed pretty natural in conversation, and her read on the whole situation was on point. I’d be friends with her in real life.
- Liz and Nick handled the situation pretty terribly. Nick was so cold and distant toward her, and she expected him to act normal. Her breakup speech to him was definitely relatable. I mean, every girl wants a guy to fight for her. In this case, there was just a lot of miscommunication between the two of them, and that was the end of it. Boy, it was awkward television, but it was entertaining too. I think Liz was being a little too hard on Nick, and I think Nick just didn’t know how to handle the whole situation.
- Taylor isn’t in my top 5 because I really didn’t think Nick was all that into her, but that was just based on body language.
- The slap was so overplayed in the promos, and I knew it’d be too good to be true.
The Bachelor is back, and I’m late with my review already! Here are my top 5 after episode 1, along with some other random thoughts.
Rachel: Rachel reminds me so much of Andi, and Nick has always liked strong independent women, so it’s no surprise he liked Rachel because she gives off a very put together and confident attitude in the limited time she has with Nick. They had a very easygoing conversation, and her red dress didn’t get in the way of the first impression rose.
Vanessa: I really like Vanessa already. I feel like I’d be friends with her in real life. She just seems very genuine and her and Nick had a nice connection. Nick also said “She’s a keeper,” which is way more of a compliment in all honesty than saying she’s pretty or cute.
Danielle L: Danielle is someone who I’ll put as my dark horse. She’s beautiful and came off really well in the first episode.
Corinne: Corinne said about thirty things that made me cringe in the first episode. She seems like such a great villain. Olivia was always somewhat likable in Ben’s season, so it’s always nice to have a villain that just makes the show more entertaining. She’s aggressive and I’m 100 percent positive that Nick will consider the fact that he was painted a villain in his season if the other women say she’s no good.
Sarah: Sarah was the girl that ran up in sneakers as the “runner up” and although most of the intro corniness makes me want to barf, I thought it was pretty cute. She also wore that really pretty lavender gown.
- I don’t know what’s worse, that the shark wore her costume all night or that she’s 23 years old going on the show.
- Haley might be better off with Daniel/
- The girls needed to chill with the red dresses. It’s the Bachelor, not prom.
- OK, regarding the Liz thing. It seemed super awkward. When she explained herself, it really didn’t make sense when they were talking, but maybe that was just nerves. The whole exchange between them seemed a bit forced. I will defend her for a second though because I could completely understand the idea that she thought it would be exciting to see him again. Poor girl is getting beat up on Twitter, but I get where she’s coming from.
- How the heck did Olivia not make it? She came in with the fur coat and was so charming.
- Jimmy Kimmel had both Andi, Kaitlyn and Nick on the show, and man was it awkward!
- It looks like a drama packed season, and I’m stoked.
- I’m curious to know what others think of the whole Liz thing so comment below!