This is it, guys. We're in the home stretch.
I think even Arie is relieved to almost be off our televisions.
We've got a double preview of the Women Tell All + the Fantasy Suites.
It's a two-night Bachelor Extravaganza, and buckle your britches, because I hear we're getting two nights next week too. Yup, a two night finale. $h!t's getting real, y'all.
Anyway, tonight is the Women Tell All, and tomorrow night is Arie's Fantasy Suites. I kind of think he should open an inn or BnB in Scottsdale named Arie's Fantasy Suites. He'd kill it.
Live Scoring for Women Tell All (should be on time)
Live Scoring for Fantasy Suites (I may be 30 minutes or so behind)
Please note: League Standings will NOT be updated on your league pages until Monday night, during Fantasy Suites. Bonus points won't be added in until early Tuesday morning, when I double-check everything.
Check out the bonus points questions you answered during the draft. There's an opportunity for up to 25 bonus points tonight if you correctly answered the following: How many Bachelorettes will go up to the hot seat? and Will there be a helicopter ride on one or more of the Fantasy Dates? This is a super easy way to get some extra points and maybe win a Bachelor-related prize too.
Did you miss Friday's Recaps, Podcasts, and Bachelor Nation News? It's chock full of Bachelor info + Winter Games info.
Julia Cunningham and Rob Mills have been recapping Winter Games during EW Radio's LA Daily show. Sadly, they haven't put them on Soundcloud, although they say that they will do so. During Friday's show, they actually aired an uncensored clip from tonight's Women Tell All, in which Krystal calls the other ladies C U Next Tuesdays and refers to Arie as NeedleDick. I CANNOT WAIT.
Anyway, if you have SiriusXM and you're able to catch it, I highly recommend it.
Also, I always always recommend Here to Make Friends when people as for Bachelor recap podcast recs. Emma and Claire provide a really good (if sometimes overly cynical) viewpoint on all things Bachelor. And I don't think they'd disagree with me on that. I wholeheartedly related to their inner turmoil over being feminists who love The Bachelor.
With that said, the pure joy with which they discuss Winter Games was just so enjoyable to listen to. I think we can all get a little jaded about this show because of the predictable formula, but the Winter Games' departure from the norm really allowed us to indulge without the icky feeling we sometimes get while watching. The International Contestants were just so lovely, the couplings really seemed to be genuine, and the competitive aspect was a super fun addition to the game of love.
And if that wasn't enough, their guest Megan Angelo from Glamour was at the first night of Winter Games filming. Her perspective on and appreciation of the crew and production was so refreshing. Every year, we see Bachelor Emmy campaigns that are more mocking than serious, but why? The way this show is orchestrated - both forced and organically, and the way the crew interacts with the contestants without actually interfering - is admirable. This production is so much more than it appears to be on the surface.
Okay, that's all.
As always, let me know if you have any questions.