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Monday, January 25, 2021

Blogging the Bach 25.4

Who’s watching: Celsey, Alicia, and me

The episode starts and we are a little confused. All we remember is the Sarah show from last week. Apparently we left off in the middle of a group date. Chelsea gets the rose, and this is basically the first we have seen from her. I really hope we see more of the girls that we haven’t seen yet. 

While the girls are finishing their group date, Victoria has a talking to with Katie. It is all a little ridiculous. The group date ends. The cocktail party starts. Victoria is adamant that she gets time with Matt. She starts talking to him, and Chris Harrison comes in to interrupt. More girls are coming because there was so much interest in being on the season. Needless to say, the girls are not happy. You kind of can’t blame the girls. There are a ton of them there already. Bringing in several more is definitely not fun. 

MJ, Pieper, Bri, Magi, Michelle, Mari, Ryan, Kit, Serena C, Abigail, Katie, Victoria, Lauren, Brittany, Jessenia, Anna, Catalina all get roses. Chelsea, Rachael, Serena P all have roses have dates. 

Group date-Fall in Love Fest
Ben Higgins comes to chat with Matt and participate in the date. Matt says he knows it was awkward and there was tension. He hopes the ladies are focused. I am pretty sure they are focused. They couldn’t probably be a little less focused. They’re kayaking through the pond in a pumpkin. Well after the race is over, one poor girl is still stuck in the pumpkin. Anna starts stirring up drama in the night portion about Brittany potentially being an escort. We haven’t seen much from Bri lately so it was nice to see some conversation with them, and she gets the rose. Matt leaves and Anna brings up the escort issue with Brittany. 

One on One-Michelle-Let’s Make up for Lost Time
Chris Harrison took over the planning, and they’re going on an extreme scavenger date. They end up in a hot air balloon and the girls are all watching with binoculars. They had a really good date and then some serious conversations at night. They talked about George Floyd and Black Lives Matter and her students. It is nice to see these conversations on this show. 

Group Date #2
They start out boxing in the woods and moved to a full on boxing competition with the others girls watching. Wells is back to be a commentator. The boxing is intense. Girls are getting punched in the throat and the nose. That ends and they get to the night portion. Matt has some good conversations. Katie came to talk to Matt and tells him the drama in the house and some of the things being talked about could ruin this girls life. Matt is not happy to hear that and says he needs to get to the bottom of this, and then the show ends. 

Why do they keep doing this to us?

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Monday, January 18, 2021

Blogging the Bach 25.2 and 25.3

Episode 2 also known as queen Victoria or as she wants it to be known as queen Victoria. 

Celsey and I are watching together like old times. It is fun to watch with the crowd, but it is also kind of fun to go back to the original days when we watched in their basement apartment. 

We are still at the point in the season where we don’t really know who anyone is. We are trying to figure out who is who, but when there are so many people it is tricky. I am pretty sure there are girls we haven’t heard a word from, and there are other girls that we have heard way too much from. The show seems to be better adjusted to filming in COVID times and has really figured out how to make this work. 

Date #1-The first one on one with Bri was no surprise. She got a decent amount of attention last week in the media about her so I was excited to see more of her. Matt obviously likes her, and she obviously likes him. The ATV crash was a little scary, but it quickly seemed like everything was fine. 

I never got around to finishing the blog last week. We can pretty much just say that Queen Victoria was the main focus on the episode. No one is really taking her seriously, but she sure is getting a lot of air time. It is pretty uncomfortable to watch, and I am looking forward to the time that she is off of my TV. Can someone explain the huge discrepancy between her appearance on the show and her social media. She doesn’t even look like the same person. 

The group date was the Victoria and her black bra show. Sarah had the other one on one. Jury is still out on that. The show ends at the rose ceremony and Sarah is passing out as the show ends. 

Who’s watching: Celsey and I are watching together again. We miss our friends, but it really is fun to watch like old times. 

We start out back at the rose ceremony. Sarah fainted. Matt comforts her. She seems ok and the rose ceremony resumes. It seems like a lot of girls did not get a rose. Does anyone else wonder why Matt gave Marylynn the orchid and then sent her home? I don’t even know who else did not get a rose, but I am glad the Marylynn vs Victoria drama is over. 

Chris Harrison comes in and tells the girls that he and Matt have agreed that he has a hard time feeling uncomfortable so he is going to plan some of the dates to help Matt get out of his comfort zone. 

Group date #1-Today is a surprise for everyone
The girls and Matt meet Ashley I and they’re going to writing a love/sex story. We were pretty distracted for a good part of the date which was totally fine with us. The date was pretty uncomfortable to watch and seemed pretty weird for someone who started the whole season with a prayer. Meanwhile Sarah is losing her mind. I thought she was on the date, but apparently she wasn’t. She comes in and interrupts Katie’s time. She talks and talks. Katie is mad. Rachael gets the rose. Who even knows what else happens because now everyone is super mad at Sarah. Matt is very into her, and has no problem giving her more time. 

Date #2-Serena P-Let Love Lead the Way
Serena and Matt ride horses out to the middle of nowhere. They see animals, have a picnic, get surprised by donkeys, have dinner, and then hit the hot tub. They are cute together, but she is 22. That seems a little unlikely. Why do they even cast girls that young? Matt really might be getting himself into a mess. He seems like he is falling for every girl he talks to. 

While Matt is falling for Serena and the girls are waiting for the date card, Sarah comes down and a complete storm blows up. Sarah tries to talk. She definitely has not acted the best, but the rest of the girls were pretty terrible too. They all ganged up on her. They wouldn’t let her talk at all and just attacked her. She ran away, decided to leave, and then Katie came and talked to her. That was the most mature conversation we have seen so far. They bond over their dads, and Sarah says she really needs to go. She talks to Matt and leaves. I feel like there is a good chance she might come back. If not, see you in paradise Sarah. 

It felt like we barely got anything from that episode. We saw 2 dates and a whole lot of Sarah drama. It looks like next week is going to continue to be more drama...

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Monday, January 4, 2021

Blogging the Bach 25.1

I dropped off blogging about the bachelorette. I watched most of the season by myself which is far less fun and I tend to multi-task a lot more. I am sad I didn’t blog the rest of the season. I loved that season so much-more than any other recent season. The show did a great job dealing with being stuck in the same location the whole time. It seemed like most of the guys had never seen the show and for sure weren’t there for instagram followers. Tayshia was fun to watch, and I loved seeing more real conversation instead of a bunch of crazy drama. I was spoiler free for the first time in a really long time. I don’t usually seek out the spoilers, but I usually see them somewhere. Somehow it didn’t happen this time, and it was kind of fun to watch spoiler free and try an analyze the editing without knowing. I loved the proposal, and I am kind of in love with Zac and Tayshia together. 

Onto Matt’s season..
Time to meet the girls..
Bri-green dress, here to get to know Matt
Rachael-graphic designer, so nervous, have a lot of fun together, Matt thought she was beautiful 
Sarah-sparkly blue dress, feeling a little homesick
Jessenia-royal blue-looking for a partner to be her rock
Chelsea-runway model, make history together
Mari-sparkly, love makes the world go round/journey 
Magi-from Ethiopia
Sydney-hottest things she has ever met
Kristen-verdict is in-guilty of being so fine
Anna-stress ball, red flag
Serena-tripped walking up the stairs
Serena P-step stool
Saneh-goat shoes
Alana-kissing noodle
Kaili-no dress
Abigail-reading lips
Corrine-red dres
____James-keep last name of James
MJ-pizza car
Katie-brought something from home
Kit-own car, feathery dress
Victoria-like the queen 

Matt was definitely very nervous. We hope he warms up quickly and we start to see a little more personality. 
Matt comes in and opens the season with a prayer. We definitely haven’t seen that before. After the prayer, the girls start scrambling for their time with Matt. Abigail gets the first impression rose after opening up to Matt and having a quick make out sesh even though several other girls thought they were getting a rose. 

Serena P
Serena C
All get roses. The previews show a whole lot of crying and Matt saying he doesn’t know where we go from here. I am pretty sure we hear that line every season. I have high hopes for the season and we all really hope Matt finds love. 

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