Arie's Bachelor Blog (People)
Bibiana, if you’re reading this, I’m so sorry about the mixup! You truly created an amazing setup and picked the best spot in the house. That’s why all the girls and I wanted to use it! It’s such a bummer watching back and realizing you put so much thought and energy into creating it, only to not be able to use it first.
Chris Harrison’s Blog (Yahoo! TV)
Sharleen Joynt (FLARE Magazine)
Usually we, the audience members, aren’t really given an idea of what it’s like to be there. This is one of the reasons I even began writing about this show (almost four years ago now!), to give a little perspective as to what it’s like to be on the “other side.” The true contestant experience tends to remain shrouded in mystery, with friendships being downplayed in favour of emphasizing (or inventing) rivalries, having any behaviour that suggests “crazy” being the focus (while leaving evidence of sanity and self awareness on the editing room floor), or letting us believe the women are acting at will when they talk about the Bachelor nonstop or interrupt each other’s time with him.
Don't miss Sharleen's full recap on her website too!
Ali Fedotowsky (aliluvs.com)
But I was pretty surprised they didn’t put Bibiana against Krystal. I think that would’ve made the show so much more interesting. I mean, they made the big finale Tia versus Bibiana, but obviously the two of them are friends so it didn’t really cause drama. Who knows, maybe the Bachelor producers are trying to focus more on the love story and the emotional aspects of the show this season. But at the end of the day, I think viewers love the drama. As much as we all hate to admit it.
Ashley I. (Cosmopolitan)
.Poor Annaliese continues to falter during the evening portion of the date. Arie’s so clearly disinterested in her, and their conversation is emotionally painful. At the pre-rose ceremony cocktail party she tries to kiss him after finding out she’s the only remaining girl who hasn’t locked lips with Arie. He — THE KISSING BANDIT, let's remember — rejects her saying, “I don’t think we’re there yet.” And I. Have. Never. Felt. So. Uncomfortable.
Raven Gates (Bustle)
I wanted to yell at Annaliese through the TV, “PLEASE DON’T GO BACK! Save yourself the embarrassment, girl! You already have your answer! The kissing bandit TURNED you DOWN!" That was a 'do-not-pass-go' type of hint, but since this was filmed months ago, Annaliese couldn't hear my shouting at the TV and went back for final confirmation.
Yahoo! TV by Kristen Baldwin
The next morning, Krystal sits on the couch and performs a monologue by the pool — about how women have always “hated on” her, how she’s had to “struggle” and be “so strong” and “work so many hours” doing plyometric squats on the beach, or whatever. She also confides to her audience of one — an impressively poker-faced Marikh — that she and Arie “know we want to end up together, and this is just a process that has to be done in order for us to be together.”
Ladies and gentlemen, it has not even been three weeks.
Entertainment Weekly by Samantha Highfill
Vulture by Ali Barthwell
The group date is some ill-defined “play with dogs but then put on a show” date. Can we stop with making these women put on insane costumes like they’re extras in The Greatest Showman? That’s not a good indication of their wifely virtues. And are dogs … Arie’s thing? I still can’t tell any of these women apart. They’re all too blonde. Chelsea says this date is symbolic of her own life, so she gets a rose.
I Hate Green Beans by Lincee Ray
Most of the girls are really excited to test their athletic abilities in the ring. Jacqueline claims she is not athletic at all and it’s evident that she really doesn’t care about this date from the oversized t-shirt she wears instead of head-to-toe lycra like the rest of the group. This further proves my theory that Jacqueline is here only to continue collecting data for her thesis on the psychological warfare that is passive aggressively implemented on The Bachelor.
Possessionista by Dana Weiss
It’s the third week of dating Arie, and things are getting serious for the Laurens. All that interrupting and pageant gown wearing can really take a toll on your ombre. I’m just as relieved as the women to see Chris Harrison with a group date card that says, “it’s all about the ring.” Finally, we’re gonna fast forward through the rest of this sham, Arie’s gonna get on one knee and propose to a Lauren and we can find out what’s in the next Fab Fit Fun box!
OH SHIT THEY BROUGHT BACK KENNY. So ABC does read my hate mail. Good to know. Kenny comes out looking fine as hell. Maybe there’s something about not being in a toxic environment where producers instigate racist stereotypes that, like, really agrees with a person. Idk.
Bachelor Nation Weekly, featuring Jasmine Goode and DeMario Jackson (Afterbuzz)
Wells's Drunk Snapchat returns!
#drunksnapchat for episode 3 of #thebachelor is here! It’s some of my finest/dumbest work to date. Share with yo frands!
Posted by Wells Adams on Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Almost Famous with Ashley I, Ben Higgins, Kenny Lane, and Annaliese (iHeartRadio)
Bachelor Live with Julia Cunningham and Robert Mills, featuring Lesley Murphy (EW Radio)
Bachelor Party with Juliet Litman and David Jacoby (The Ringer)
Here to Make Friends with Claire and Emma, featuring Ashley Spivey (Huffington Post)
Will you Accept this Rose? with Arden Myrin and Erin Foley (Nerdist)
Bachelor Nation News:
Bibiana and Lauren G. will be on Winter Games!
— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) January 16, 2018
I love everything about this headline.
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) January 15, 2018
Yes, Nick is dating January Jones. (Page Six)