I am currently obsessing over ABC’s The Bachelor (as per usual this time of year)…
Monday nights have begun to consist of wine, junk food, and two intense hours of group dates, one-on-one’s, roses, relentless women and a farmer from Iowa – all complete with vocabulary that consists of “amazing,” “awesome,” and “like.”
So what will Season 19 have in store for viewers? Most likely nothing that deviates too far from the usual drama and romance expected… Why else would we keep watching?! America can’t seem to get enough, myself included, and we don’t even care to deny it.
I have fond memories of sitting in my parents’ living room while growing up and watching the show with my mom and sister. Then, discussing the show play-by-play the following day over lunch at school with girlfriends. Although I now discuss the show via social media, texts and phone calls as I watch from the comfort of my cozy apartment’s couch, not much has changed about The Bachelor, and that is what makes the show great.
So whether you’re rolling your eyes at this post or joining me as I indulge in this guilty pleasure until the season finale, a tiny part of you and me hopes for the best. (Admit it!) To quote Ed Sheeran, “People fall in love in mysterious ways,” and maybe this show is a part of Chris Soules’ plan…
Best of luck to all the bachelorettes this season. I’ve already made my top picks for Chris; have you?