I admit, I’m a big fan of The Bachelor and even more so, The Bachelorette. Although I don’t understand how you can honestly harvest true feelings for someone in a group dating experiment, I enjoy the “dream” dates, the drama, and of course in regards to The Bachelorette, the shirtless men. After watching Ali and Roberto find love last year, I was more than thrilled for the return of this ABC staple. However, when I found out Brad Womack was returning as the coveted leading male, I was a little disappointed. I understand his need for redemption but honestly, they couldn’t find anybody else?
However, like a moth to the flame, burned by the fire, I tuned in for the past two weeks to catch the women throw themselves at this hunky man and to be expected, I’m completely disappointed in Brad’s performance. The two-hour premiere began with an entire featurette on how Brad has become a changed man since his first appearance on the show when he chose neither of his remaining bachelorettes. Yawn. After an awkward reunion with the two ladies, we moved on to meeting the potential mates for Brad, and this year, they found some interesting characters.
Between one girl slapping Brad right out the limo and another girl having fangs and claiming to be a vampire, this season proves it takes all kinds. And what’s more, the drama is so thick this year but to my surprise, it doesn’t even involved Brad. The girls’ cat fights this year are so high school drama and he said she said that when I watch, the dates only take up 20 minutes of the hour long program, and the behind the date bitch-fests take up the other 40.
But honestly, thank god for them sometimes because Brad Womack is boring. There I said it. But I’m not the only person out there that thinks this. When watching last night’s episode and dream dates, Brad seems to be a true patient of his therapist, analyzing each move the girls make and comparing them to his previous experience on the show. Each date finds no chemistry because Brad is too busy trying to make everything go according to plan. Yawn. He can’t even carry a decent conversation with most of these girls.
With that said, the girls aren’t much to watch either. Other than the occasional cry over spilled milk, the girls are just annoying. They literally are throwing themselves at this man with zero respect for themselves. This one girl who celebrated her 30th birthday on a group date has become the most awkward dater in the history of the show for me. I think Brad is regretting giving her a rose on the group date. To even have his attention, she pulls him away to ask ridiculous questions about his life like “do you like Starbucks?” and “what do you always have stocked in your fridge?” just for her to be like “OMG, me too!!” Are you serious bitch? Get a life.
Last night also involved two girls having the most ridiculous fight over who’s more life-sucking and both came to Brad with their problems with each other. In the end, Brad just said suck it to the both of them and they each didn’t receive a rose to continue on to the next round. So, will I still continue to watch the ABC snooze fest every Monday. Obviously. I want to find out if the old lady drops the diamond in the ocean in the end… I mean if Brad breaks his own cycle and picks the girl of his dreams. Any early predictions out there or is everyone else over the show entirely.