finger guns + that dumb hat
Bachelor League Commentary: Half-Hearted Hometowns
Nick's Bachelor Blog (People)
I had an absolute blast meeting Rachel’s family. Something you didn’t see was me meeting Rachel’s father. I completely understand and respect that Mr. Lindsay couldn’t be a part of filming – but we did speak at the end of the evening. He was very intimidating! I mean he is a federal judge, a man that I’d be proud to have as a father-in-law, and I can see where Rachel gets her character from.
Chris Harrison’s Blog (Yahoo! TV)
I think Raven’s relationship with her family, and especially her father, really show us how she became the person she is. And there’s nothing more fun than four-wheeling around and pulling a “From Here To Eternity” in your local swamp. But please, make sure the water is clean before replicating this activity.
Sharleen Joynt for FLARE Magazine
Corinne did prove capable of better articulating what it was she loved about Nick but still, those things seemed to revolve more around her (him caring about her and seeing a lot more in her than other people see) and less to do with HIS unique traits that would make him a good partner for her. All in all, the money and shopping thing was over-the-top and not to be taken seriously, but nonetheless entertaining—just like Corinne as a candidate for Nick.
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I want to discuss Corinne’s convo with her dad because it really struck a chord with me. She told her dad “He sees a lot more than other people see in me.” She mentioned that he appreciated the good, the bad and the embarrassing aspects of her. I really loved seeing her open up about this. And that’s why in many of my blogs, I’ve suggested that all of us see the good in Corinne. Nick is a smart guy and if she’s in his top 4 then I believe there must be a lot of good in her that is being edited out of the episodes. I’m continuing to see the good in Corinne, but also recognize when she needs to clean up her act and love herself a little more.
Unfortunately I have this feeling that I don’t think Nick can actually picture a life with Vanessa, it kills me to say that but just based on his responses last night to questions like where they would live and if he wants to get married, there was some hesitancy on his end and I don’t think that’s a good sign for Vanessa at all.
Ashley I. for Cosmopolitan
Of all the Bachelor "villain" journeys we've seen in recent seasons, Corinne's has come with the best redemption arc — she's ridiculous, but she's fun. I feel like I could be besties with Corinne. I could see myself spilling my guts to her over sushi, you know? She and Nick go shopping and she goes hard, buying Nick, like, $1,000 in sweats. (I always say you’ll never regret investing in sweats!) It’s a win-win for both of them, because she gets to watch him model that hot bod and he gets new clothes. Also, at lunch afterwards, Corinne tells Nick she loves him, but I have to say I’m not convinced it’s beyond lust right now.
Carly + Evan for Bustle
OK, so a bunch of y’all weighed in on whether or not I should ask for Carly’s dad’s permission/blessing to marry his beautiful, amazing girl. Apparently, the overwhelming majority of people still believe in the time-honored tradition. But, more and more young people are breaking away from those types of customs. I was raised in a conservative home (Carly too), so I completely respect the idea behind paternal permission — but, recently, Carly and I have been sort of deconstructing our belief systems and finding our own paths in a way that’s a little different then the way we were raised. In fact, many of our talks in Paradise revolved around spirituality and religion. So, tradition has been something we've been challenging in our lives.
Yahoo! TV by Kristen Baldwin
What in the holy hell is Corinne wearing? Nick, this is not the woman you want dressing you for the rest of your life.
Vulture by Ali Barthwell
Tell me, is it possible Vanessa has been full of drama and totally unclear on the concept of what the show is this whole time and we never got to see it? She seems to be completely blindsided by the fact that Nick might like other girls. Oh, honey. She makes a big production of explaining that her parents are divorced so they have to go to two houses. Yeah, dude, we know. That’s generally how divorce works. It all seems to be a big dramatic production for Vanessa.
I Hate Green Beans by Lincee Ray
Corinne’s mom admits she can’t do anything without Raquel, including pouring wine, making dermatologist appointments, and locating the stove. Dad interrupts the chit-chat by making Nick taste one of his famous Greek olives. I wanted him to ask Nick to give him a word, any word, so he could tell him that it was Greek. I also wanted him squirt Windex on the zit on Nick’s forehead. He didn’t do either of those things.
Possessionista by Dana Weiss
Then we’re off to Dallas, home of the Cowboys, Sean and Catherine Lowe and Rachel, our future Bachelorette. Their date begins in Rachel’s church, a raucous, joyful, musical house of worship that only serves to illuminate their mutual respect for faith and Nick’s complete lack of rhythm.
TV Lust by Abby Draper
As they’re shopping, Corinne pulls another trick out of the ol' lady book and buys Nick a $3,000 outfit, to show him she can buy his love if his upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars" doesn’t go well.
Reality Steve (SPOILERS!)
Nick asks him, “If it gets to that point, and we decide to get engaged, do I have your blessing?” Daddy becomes very realistic about this and doesn’t immediately say yes. He asks Nick if he’s asked the other 3 families, Nick hems and haws about it, the dad says, “it’s a yes or no,” and Nick says “yes.” But then yet somehow later in the same conversation, her dad gives his blessing. There was obviously plenty in that conversation that wasn’t shown, but at least the dad stood up to the farce of the show initially.
If this season of The Bachelor were an episode of Friends it’d be called "The One Where Nick Cries Like a Little Bitch." I wouldn’t be surprised if before each scene the producers are like come here Nick, you have got to see this! and make him watch like 5 solid minutes of Life is Beautiful so he’s extra emotional. I also wouldn’t be surprised if they did nothing at all and he’s actually that fucking ridiculous.
First, Vanessa and Nick meet her mom's side of the family for a big Italian dinner. There are a lot of people here and they all seem a tad overbearing. There's no better way to scare a guy off than to invite him into a room that says: Welcome to a lifetime of family obligations.
Here to Make Friends with Emma and Claire and the Bachelor Bros (Huffington Post)
Reality Steve with JJ Lane (SPOILERS!)
Bachelor Party with Juliet Litman, Bill Simmon, and Mallory Rubin (Channel 33)
Coming up Roses with Barstool Chief, Barstool Trent, and Kelly Keegs (Barstool Sports)
Rose Buddies with Griffin and Rachel McElroy
The Bachelor Pod with literally the most Canadian Canadians ever
The Most Dramatic Bachelor Podcast Yet with Katie Aldrin and Sam Chalsen
Broses Before Roses with four dudes in a room. That's actually how they describe it.
Will You Accept this Podcast? (Bustle)
Will You Accept this Rose? (Nerdist)
Wells's Drunk Snapchat is amazing.
#DrunkSnapchat The Bachelor hometown edition! Today we learn about all the things we can do in Hoxie, Arkansas, we get to meet Corrine's nanny and we realize that Venessa is way too nice for this show. #thebachelor
Posted by Wells Adams on Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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