Yeah, I’d say that picture best describes last night’s episode, don’t you? I mean, when you’re talking about last night’s “Bachelor” with your friends today, you’re either A) talking about the Bachelor spoilers or B) talking about crazy Jenna and the tampon comment she made. Trust me, I could’ve put a much worse tampon picture on there. Consider that one G-rated. When you mix alcohol and a bucket full of crazy, you get women trying to shoot a network televised girl-on-girl porn, a tampon comment, and a lot of tears. I find it funny that the producers of this show and Chris Harrison have been tweeting for months about how this premiere was gonna be this crazy ass show, when in reality, it was no different than the previous 22 seasons we’ve seen. Same act, different characters. Not to mention practically every talked about moment from last night’s episode was already shown in promos for the last month. Not only are these producers the masters of manipulation, but they can overhype something like it’s nobody’s business. Really? That was some crazy ass first night? The only drama they showed was Jenna vs. Monica, and Monica being a switch hitter. I’ve seen plenty of other premieres that had more drama than last night’s.
Started out just like every premiere in the last 7 seasons, with recapping the lead from the previous time they were on the show. We got to see Ben again get down on one knee, ask Ashley to marry him and make him the happiest person in the world, only to have her reject him in front of all of America and send him into such an emotional tailspin that he turned to Britt to hang out with for a while, then texted with Shawntel, then ultimately led him to fun little date with Jennifer Love Hewitt. Yeah, he must’ve really been devastated. Seems like he really was mourning the loss of a female body in his presence after he got back from Fiji. Of course, ABC doesn’t want to show anybody THAT side of Ben, no no no. That wouldn’t fit with their premise of “He’s looking to find a wife and fall in love forever.” We get to see him wandering the streets of San Francisco aimlessly, drive a tractor through his vineyards, become one with the earth’s soil, and play somber songs on the piano. Is this for real? How quickly we all forget about the real Ben Flajnik. You know, the “Storm Horse.” I mean, we all remember “Cream Dreams” don’t we?
Hey, maybe now we know why Emily rapped to him on the first night? She knew it was right up his alley since he likes dropping a bunch of “f” and “d” bombs talking about masturbating and having wet dreams in “Lonely Island Boys” wannabe videos. Your 2012 Bachelor everyone!
I’m not saying Ben is a bad guy at all. I’m just saying because he’s the “Bachelor”, don’t be misguided into thinking he’s like this uber classy guy with all these varying interests and he’s really on this show to find love. He’s a horny dude just like the rest of us, he was given the opportunity of a lifetime that not even the biggest idiot would pass up, and he’s taking advantage of it. Nothing more, nothing less. Just like every season, you get a mixed bag of reaction to the lead character. Half the people love him, half the people are like, “He’s so boring”, or “He’s ugly”, or “Why’d they pick him?” Ben’s been no different. Same reaction I’ve gotten for the last 22 seasons. Yet, you’re still watching and the show is on the air. The show is not about the lead, never has been about the lead, and never will be about the lead. It’s about the 25 bachelor/ettes they cast, the cattiness, the fighting, the dates, the travel, etc. And it certainly isn’t about producing a marriage since we know all about their success rate, or lack thereof.