Recently, I was given the opportunity to join a weekly linkup blogging about The Bachelor. I’m so excited to review it with you guys this season along with three amazing bloggers: Aubrey, Erin & Meredith. To be completely honest…I’ve never watched an episode.
So I’m sure you’re wondering why someone who’s never watched the show would actually make a commitment to review it. Well, I’m opinionated, so that about covers it.
This show has been on for 20 seasons. (wowzers!) I’m curious about the hype. Nothing good can come from a bunch of women, living under one roof, all fighting for the same man.
Insert lots of drama and tears….
First Impression – Ben is cuuuttee!! ~whew~ok, let’s start with the fact that he’s 6’4″ ~ perfect height for tall girls who wear heels – like moi…He’s from Denver and needs to weed out the good from the bad. He’s hoping to find his happily ever after. (aren’t we all)
After last week’s opener, only 21 girls remain. Now, at first glance, everyone looked the same to me. Most of the remaining girls had long blonde hair and light eyes. I’m instantly searching for the diversity button. How are you supposed to stand out if you look like everyone else?
What happened – let the group dates begin. 10 women were selected to join Ben at a local high school. The girls were paired off and had to take different classes: science, geography, lunch & gym. The winner would become homecoming queen. They went through the following tasks: making a volcano erupt by using the correct ingredients. The ingredients were labeled with everything needed to make a relationship successful. Then they had to label states on a map, bob for apples at lunch and make free throws during gym. In the end, two had to run over some hurdles, down the track, through a poster into Ben’s waiting arms. The winner? Mandi.
During the nighttime after party, all the girls were itching for five minutes alone with Ben. It’s every girl for themselves. One girl totally rubbed me the wrong way….Lace. First she had to apologize for how she acted on the first night. Then she was determined to get the first kiss. That gift went to Jennifer. Then she was pissed when Jubilee interrupted her “Ben time” before she could kiss him. Then she was complaining that she didn’t have enough time with him. This girl is like 50 shades of cray….
Caila got the only one on one date. Lucky her!! To everyone’s surprise, Ice Cube & Kevin Hart were on hand for the ultimate ride along. There was a car ride, a liquor store & a hot tub. He ended up giving her the date rose. The night ended with an intimate private concert with Amos Lee. Who we find out is Ben’s favorite singer. I didn’t sense any sparks between the two of them.
The next group date took 6 ladies to the Love Lab. Oh yeah. They would be taking different compatibility tests to see who was the most compatible with Ben. First they had to look at pictures to see what would hold their attention the longest. Then they had to run on a treadmill to see if Ben would be attracted to their scent. (ewww) And finally, they checked if their body temperature changed while they were sitting next to each other in their underwear. Sam scored the lowest and Olivia scored the highest.
During the party before the rose ceremony, Olivia pulled Ben away for some alone time even though she was already safe. Ben had given her the group date rose. The other girls were a bit annoyed. Who could blame them? Olivia’s personality is a bit annoying – I got the first impression rose, just call me Mrs. Higgins….blah, blah, blah. Clearly she doesn’t care about how she’s perceived. Amanda finally told Ben she has two kiddos. He responded that kids don’t scare him. He scored big points for that one!!
Ceremony time – Ben looks a little emotional as he begins to hand out the roses. To my dismay, he gives one to the crazy one – Lace. Lauren B takes him aside after her name is called and says she doesn’t know if she can do this. So she left. Apparently the pressure has gotten to her. Good for her though, if you can’t give it 100%, you shouldn’t be there. In the end, Sam & Jackie didn’t survive. Their time was up.
To the 18 women that remain, it’s time to step it up.
Until next week luvbugs…
xo ~ D