The Bachelorette Season 12

My opinions on the first episode of the 12th season of ABC’s “The Bachelorette”

I knew about the hype of this show: Jimmy Kimmel talked a lot about it in his show, but I was never really interested in it.

My impression was of a stupid show with dumb people who think they can find “true love” on a national televised dating game.

Come on, America.

Recently, I started watching an amazing program called “unREAL”, a behind the scenes tv show about a tv show basically identical to the Bachelor.

My first question was: how can people watch this?

But it’s good. Trust me, it is VERY good.

I will not go into details about it ’cause I’m thinking of writing a post dedicated to “unREAL” but let’s just say that… people are horrible.

So, all of this brings me here: on the first episode of the 12th season of the Bachelorette.

Bear in mind: I know nothing about the show. NOTHING.

From what I can understand from the IMDb page, I had a 2.9 rating score, each season has 12 episodes and there is a host (just like on “unREAL”).

My opinions will be based on the 20-ish episodes of unREAL that I have seen and my basic human intelligence.

So, let’s begin.

Right from the start, there are 20 seconds of the Bachelorette (BTW, whose name is Jojo and she was a contestant in the last season of the Bachelor) sitting on a bench staring at the sky with a dreamy expression. EW.

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Jojo’s dreamy expression

After presenting a few contestants and their lives, the show actually began.  So, here are all the 26 suitors who will try to woo JoJo.

 

These are my impressions that I have written down as soon as they got out the car:

1st (Jordan) –  he made an impression on me. Very confident, smiley, funny. Liked him very much.

2nd (Derek) –  … nah

 

3rd (Grant) – brought up the bachelor Ben.

 

4th (James F)  …nah

 

5th (Robby): yellow cravat. So……. NO, Robby.

 

6th (Alex) : …nah

 

7th (Will): He came with clue cards… And messed up. Lame. NO.

 

8th (Chad) – the famous Chad! Everybody has been talking about him! And they say that he is basically a dick.

 

9th (Daniel) –  Got out of the car and said “Daaaamn”. Ok, we get the “Daaamn Daniel” joke, but NOPE. Hate him. NEXT!

 

10th (Ali) –  …nah

 

11th (James T.) – came of the car with a guitar. Nice song, goofy expressions… Liked him.

 

12th (John) – guy in kilt. Interesting.  Plus 1 point for the killer outfit. Minus 31843684434 points for the sexual comments.

 

13th (Nick) – guy dressed like Santa. REALLY?!?! COME ON AMERICA!!!

 

14th (Chase) – guy with weird mustache.

 

15th (Jake)  – the only thing he said: I’m an architect. Poor guy.

 

16th (Sal)  blue balls guy. N.A.H.

 

17th (Coley) lame real estate joke. Nah.

 

18th (Brandon) – A hipster!!! Honest guy. Liked him.

 

19th (James F.) – ohhhh!!! A bachelor superfan! LAME!

 

20th (Nick S.) – Did the splits and danced.

 

21st (Vinny) –  brought an actual toast to make a toast joke. LAME!!! NEXT!!!

 

22nd (Peter) – guy with a giant heart. NO! NO! NO! NO! PLEASE NO!

 

23rd (Evan) –  …nah

 

24th (Wells) – this guy brought an a cappella group… They were actually good, but C.O.M.E.  O.N.

 

25th (Christian) – motorcycle guy! Actually nice and confident! Like him.

 

26th (Luke) – GUY. ON. A. UNICORN.

 

I have learnt so much from this one episode.

This show is so so so SO TRASH!!! And I have seen the Eurovision Song Contest!!!

Another thing I have understood is that Chad is basically me: the viewer that hates everything and everyone. But what really got to me was how much he wanted to emphasise the utter hatred for this show. THEN WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU HERE?? Still, his comments towards the other guys were HILARIOUS!!!

 

Having seen “unREAL” and the shit that goes on that fake show, watching the real thing is just AMAZING.

I’ve been imagining what goes on behind the scenes and I have truly been wondering if it is as depicted on unREAL.

Let’s just say that if it is… The producers are doing a hell of a job.

 

So, I hope you liked my first impressions on the show. Tomorrow airs the season Finale so I will definitely avoid ALL SPOILERS!!!

 

Thanks for reading and let me know what you think about both The Bachelorette and if you have watched it “unREAL”.

 

 

You’re the worst

Here I am with my first ever review. 😉

You have probably already guessed it from the title but the show is called “You’re the worst” and it is a FX 30-minute-long comedy, drama and romance series that talks about Gretchen and Jimmy who are both literally the worst. The show follows them as they meet, “fall in love” (both Gretchen and Jimmy would say “ew” to this while making a disgusted face) and attempt to form a sort of relationship.

 

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Gretchen and Jimmy

Gretchen is a PR for a loud, mean and unexpectedly colorful dressed rapper named Sam and she has given up on relationships (both romantic and non) with other people.

On the other end, Jimmy is a pretentious english-born writer, whose book received a single review on the times and he is struggling to cope with his ex-girlfriend wedding.

It’s at this very wedding where they meet for the first time: she had just stolen a food blender and is planning on moving to NYC and he had been thrown out from the ceremony after causing a scene: their connection is immediate.

If you are looking for a love story with romantic gestures and glistening eyes, this is not for you. Gretchen and Jimmy are unconventional, mean and disturbingly honest to each other.They are self-distructive people with issues. A LOT of issues.

FX rates it MA often integrated with L, D, S warnings. And yes, there is nudity and constant references to sexual practices.  Obviously, sex is a fundamental component in Jimmy and Gretchen’s relationship. It isn’t portrayed in a fairy tale kind of way: it’s something they are addicted to, something they can’t avoid.

They are free and liberal people, who still want to spend their late twenties partying and having fun.

Sex isn’t the only third wheel in their relationship: drugs and alcohol have a huge role in this show. The characters are always partying, drinking and doing stupid stuff. But sex, drugs and alcohol don’t involve only Gretchen and Jimmy. The show has two other amazing supporting roles: Lindsay and Edgar.

 

Both with problems of their own, these two amazing characters make the show complete. One with a husband she doesn’t love and the other with PTSD from his tour in Afghanistan, Lindsay and Edgar are the constant companions in Gretchen and Jimmy’s tormented relationship.

Another weird thing: Jimmy’s 10-years-old awkward neighbour Killian is often with them: playing with Jimmy on the Playstation or simply bartending at one of their parties. (I assure you, it may seem creepy but it is actually unbelievable funny).

The show underlines the different and utterly horrible behaviour of all the characters: from Jimmy’s ex girlfriend Becca, Lindsay’s husband Paul and the eccentric rapper Sam and his crew members Shitstain and Honey Nutz (I swear the name are right… I am not making them up)

Chris Geere (Jimmy), Aya Cash (Gretchen), Desmin Borges (Edgar) and Kether Donohue (Lindsay) bring to their characters a unique perspective, making them adorable and spiteful at the same time.

 

Personally I LOVE IT. It’s so honest and amazingly written and Jimmy’s sarcastic heckles towards people are hilarious.

They are not afraid to show how horrible every single one of them is. They are not ashamed of who they are, what they say or how they behave.

Deep down, even if we don’t want to admit it and parade it around, we are all as dysfunctional and mean as the character. The only difference, we push it down, we hide it, we don’t share it in fear of someone judging us.

What I’m trying to say is: embrace your weirdness.

 

Thanks for reading! Georgia