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Why I’m Excited for Matt James to be The Bachelor

Why I’m Excited for Matt James to be The Bachelor

The Bachelor has named their new lead, even though Clare Crawley‘s season of The Bachelorette hasn’t even been filmed yet. In an unprecedented move, ABC has announced that a Black man, Matt James, will be their new Bachelor. He may seem familiar, even if he […]

Why I’m excited for Clare Crawley to be The Bachelorette

Why I’m excited for Clare Crawley to be The Bachelorette

ABC has announced their new Bachelorette – it’s 38-year-old Clare Crawley who we first met on Juan Pablo’s season of The Bachelor. We watched her search for love on The Bachelor, on 2 seasons of Bachelor in Paradise, and we saw her find it with […]

What I’ve been watching this week – August 6

What I’ve been watching this week – August 6

The Bachelorette

We said goodbye to Hannah’s season of The Bachelorette in a very unique way. It was broadcasted to us, more or less, that Hannah was not with her final pick still and that probably meant she picked Jed. Which she did. Not a great look for Hannah, but she came out better for it on the other side. For all of my thoughts on this season, check out my Eulogy of Hannah as The Bachelorette post and The Bachelorette RHAP Up podcast.

Bachelor in Paradise

And with every finale of The Bachelorette, comes a new beginning in Bachelor in Paradise. This season has been hyped up as the best one yet, so I am excited for it. Last night’s premiere was pretty great. One of the storylines that will be most prominent throughout the season will be f-boy Blake. I can see getting tired of that preeeetty quickly, but I’m having fun with it for now.

Global Love Island

Okay so, I watched a LOT of Love Island this week. Firstly, I finished off season 4 of Love Island UK. It ended up being a very fun watch, but wow 60 episodes is a killer.

I started watching Love Island Australia, because I’ve heard it’s a good one. I’ve been enjoying the cast so far. It’s not as buddy-buddy as some other seasons have been.

Love Island US is just entering its final week. and we are down to 4 couples vying for the title of ‘best Love Island couple’ or whatever it is when you win. I know I keep saying this, but I am really enjoying this season, and I am so excited that it’s been renewed.

Eulogizing Hannah B as the Bachelorette

Eulogizing Hannah B as the Bachelorette

The latest season of The Bachelorette has come to an end. Overall, I’ve got to say I really enjoyed the season. There were some bumps along the way – the heavy-handed focus on Hannah’s relationship with villain Luke P., and her choosing Jed in the […]

What I’ve been watching this week – July 30

What I’ve been watching this week – July 30

Love Island US I’ve been having a great time watching Love Island US. It has really surpassed any expectations I had for the show. Which were very few. I’m sorry! I was skeptical that CBS wouldn’t completely screw up a show that worked so well. […]

What I’ve been watching this week – June 26

What I’ve been watching this week – June 26

Sorry for the delay in this week’s WIBWTW, but it gave me more time to watch television, which is truly the greatest gift of all.

The Hills: New Beginnings

I was a super fan of The Hills and all associated programming for a very long time. We got MTV for the first time just around the time The Hills was starting and I was hooked from the very first episode. I was a Lauren Conrad disciple. I was a convert to the braided bangs and winged eyeliner trend she brought to our televisions.

I fell off watching the show when I went away to university, and it was around the time that Lauren left the show as well.

When I heard about The Hills coming back as The Hills: New Beginnings, I was very excited. I bought the issue of Cosmopolitan with the cast on the cover as soon as I could. The show returned this week.

And the first episode was, uh, fine. It didn’t quite have the same vibe as the OG series. Now the producers have included confessionals, which were never a part of this show. I’m fine with that. I like getting everyone’s perspectives instead of just one leading voice. It’s a function of nearly every reality show at this point.

There are also two new ‘characters’ in the show, Brandon Lee and Mischa Barton. I’m interested to see what they will bring to the show in the long run.

In the first episode, it felt like it was missing the charm of the original series. A lot of the content was pretty heavy, and it wasn’t presented in the most compelling way. It’s very clear that none of these people have talked to each other in many years. It’s hard to suspend the disbelief that they’re getting together for any other reason but the show.

I wasn’t deeply impressed by this first episode, but I’m looking forward to seeing where the season will go.

Big Brother 21

Everyone’s favourite summer show that they absolutely despise at least 85% of the time is back! I didn’t dive too deep into the pre-season content, so I didn’t have a great sense about anyone going into the season. After the first episode, I find myself pretty excited about the cast.

Sure, we have our usual mactors, aspiring social media influencers, and former Bachelorette contestant’s girlfriends. But there are a bunch of folks who are going to be a lot of fun to watch. My favourite so far is Isabella, and I hope I won’t revisit this in a few months and be severely disappointed.

Vanderpump Rules

Oh god I am so deep into this show. I am now solidly making my way through season 5. The show just keeps getting better and better. I love it so much!!!

Of course I’ve been watching The Bachelorette, but because of all of the Luke content I don’t feel like it deserves to be written about here. For all of my thoughts about the latest episode, check out our Bachelorette podcast.

What I’ve been watching this week – May 27

What I’ve been watching this week – May 27

Vanderpump Rules I was looking for a new show to have on in the background while I work. I’ve been watching a LOT of Teen Mom lately, and I needed a break from that. Everyone whose TV opinions I respect loves Vanderpump Rules. So I […]

What I’ve been watching this week – May 13

What I’ve been watching this week – May 13

Taskmaster I am so glad that my favourite show is back. In the 9th season of Taskmaster, 5 comedians/presenters/general brits on tv come together to complete tasks and then watch each other complete the tasks. Sounds not great in concept, but holy F is it […]

What I’ve been watching this week – May 6

What I’ve been watching this week – May 6

Teen Mom OG

I’ve still been on the Teen Mom train this past week, motoring through season 2 and moving onto season 3. It’s seriously such a trip watching these old episodes, knowing how things end up for everyone.

The Bachelorette Special

The producers of The Bachelor brought together 12 out of 14 of the former Bachelorettes for a reunion special. I really didn’t know what to expect from the episode, but I thought it was a lot of fun.

The first hour+ was spent reliving old clips by way of a bus tour with super fans visiting popular spots from the franchise. The clip brigade was really well done, and nothing felt out of place.

Our Bachelorettes came together about what they are doing now and how the show impacted their lives. Overall, I enjoyed watching the episode and it got me hyped up for the premiere next week.