I'm here for the right reasons. Especially when the right reasons include bloopers.
I'm not going to say much about the Fantasy Suites, except that Raven did this:
Vanessa did this:
And Rachel won the day by wearing a penguin onesie.
So, the Women Tell All. A lot of people will tell you that it's their least favorite episode of the season. And I get that, I do. But I actually enjoy it. Not for the catty fights. Not for the rarely-before-seen contestants who are clearly trying to wiggle their way into Paradise.
I'm just here for the bloopers. And also for the friendships. Y'all, the relationships that develop between the contestants on this show are SO MUCH more powerful than the relationships developed between the lead and the contestants. But I'll come back to that.
First of all, the whole Taylor/Corinne Crapfest. Why do we have to be Team Taylor or Team Corinne? Both are behaving poorly. Corinne is acting like an entitled child who knows she's going to get exactly what she wants. At the same time, Taylor largely refuses to take responsibility for her behavior. She's looking for an apology from Corinne and insisting that the way she was portrayed on the show has affected her professional life...but I bet it would all be better if she just owned it and made amends. Her apology didn't seem sincere, and I think she's showing her immaturity and her lack of self-awareness. And Corinne's "thank you" in response was eyeroll-inducing. Girlfriend knows exactly what she's doing, and she give zero effs.
I sincerely wish the producers would spend less time focusing on the drama and more on the friendships developed between the ladies. We see so much more of the dudes being goofy on The Bachelorette than we do of the ladies on The Bachelor, and all it does is reinforce shitty stereotypes of bitches stabbing each other in the back. So many of these girls just adore each other, and I wouldn't mind a WTA that was a big fat love fest. I really wouldn't. There's nothing wrong with two hours of female empowerment. I loved the way all of the women responded to Liz, Kristina, and Rachel. They were pitted against one another in a "game of love," and they still love, support, and cheer for one another. That needs to be celebrated during two hours of prime time television.