Sooooo much drama on the show tonight. I don’t even know where to begin. It’s a bummer because at the beginning of the season I had such high hopes for it. I thought it was going to be one of the best seasons ever! It’s just not turning out that way. I found myself having a hard time finishing the episode. And you guys know I normally wait and post my blog posts the next morning but I think I was just so annoyed with the episode that I needed to talk about it now. SPOILER WARNING: If you are on the West Coast stop reading now if you don’t want to read any spoilers!!!!! Come back once you watch 🙂
But before I get into that, I wanna say even though some of the photos in this blog are pictures of me and Molly with roses pretending to watch the Bachelorette, that’s just what we were doing “pretending”. There’s no way I would let her watch the show and especially not tonight’s episode! But I did think they would make for some cute filler photos for this blog post. And since I am posting this so soon after the episode, I can’t get any pics off ABC’s website yet. And honestly, I just really love my top. I like that it covers my arms and I love the color and print. You guys know how much I love this color and print because I had the exact same print/color in a tank top that I styled for this FABULOUS office look. I also want to link my wine glass since every single time I do an insta story drinking from one. I get SOOOO many DM’s asking where it’s from. It’s the BEST right?!! I love the long stem! I guess it’s the same glass Olivia Pope used in Scandal. Anyway, I just wanted to point out that Molly didn’t really watch the show from the get-go so none of you think I’m letting my two-year-old daughter watch the craziness of The Bachelorette. Ha! And of course I’m gonna link everything in the photos below each pic.
The Guys Versus Luke
I can’t believe I’m saying this but I actually think I was kinda on Luke’s side tonight in terms of his drama with the guys. I can’t remember what he said about the other guys on his date with Hannah. I’m sure he said lies. So in a way the guys had a right to be upset with him for bringing up their names. But at the end of the day Hannah was the one asking about it and he had to talk about it with her. I remember him saying that Luke S didn’t seem to be there for the right reasons. But I certainly don’t remember him saying anything negative at all about any of the other guys. And it sounds like he didn’t. For some of the guys to be so hung up on the fact that their names were said at all even though it wasn’t in a negative context is so childish to me. That said, I do get that Luke has just lied so much up to this point that the guys can’t stand him and therefore can’t see anything that comes out of his mouth. That I get! I just think he’s dug a hole so deep at this point that nothing he can say or do will be right. I just think the guys should’ve kept it together a bit more like Peter, Mike and Jed did.
And I think the fact that all the guys stayed in the room when the argument continued (after Hannah came in) also says a lot about how they feel about Hannah. No one got up and left and said, “Hey guys, she’s over this and said she wants to continue the night so I’m not gonna sit here and fight with you. I’m going to go see her.” And another thought that I had was she kind of talking down to all of them. If I was on the show and the Bachelor came in and talked to all the girls the way she talked to the guys, I’d be disgusted by him. I just don’t think she’s showing them a ton of respect. She’s kind of acting like the queen with all the power or something and feels like she can talk to them that way because she’s the Bachelorette. But I want to make clear that I don’t think she’s a bad person. I think Hannah is wonderful! I personally believe she is a little bit inexperienced and is making mistakes. The same mistakes I made in dating when I was her age. Gosh, I was awful in my early 20s. I would pick fights with my boyfriend over nothing! Or I’d say I wanted one thing even though I wanted something completely different. Ha! You live and you GROW. So I think Hannah has some growing to do and needs to practice a bit more restraint. And I know not everyone is going to agree with me on this. But it’s how I feel about this season – it feels like she needed a good couple years before this experience. And I think it’s good if we have different opinions. We can talk them out in the comments below. As long as we do it respectfully 😉
Sit Down with Chris Harrison
The sit down with Chris Harrison at the end was absolutely ridiculous. You all realize that they filmed this after the season ended right? Or at the VERY earliest after Hometowns which is the only time everyone goes back to LA. The reason I know this is because it was filmed in the mansion. But I think when they filmed it the show had ended and she’s engaged to someone (or maybe not), and she’s going back and pretending to be back in the place she was when they were in Latvia. It’s absolutely impossible for her to do that! To be completely honest with you guys I almost shut the show off and stopped watching 30 seconds into the conversation. It was all just so scripted and felt like an act. No fault on Hannah. If the show asked her to do then she had to do it. I just wish they didn’t! It took all of the realness out of the show. At one point she said she had a “glimmer of hope” that it would work out and you could TOTALLY see the excitement behind her eyes. This girl is ALREADY engaged ya’ll. Which is why having her film this after the show is so silly. I wish Chris just said, “I know you can’t talk about where you’re now emotionally since the show ended, but let’s go back to Latvia and talk about how you were feeling then” That would’ve be more real!
One thing I do sympathize so much with her on is that it seems like a lot of the guys don’t care to get to know her. She straight up said that no one in the house knows anything about her because nobody asks. And I see that. Do you? They really don’t ask about her or know anything about her. And that makes me worry for her! Are these guys really into her? Are they just saying what they think she wants to hear in order to get further along the season? Possibly.
And I also feel like the sit down with Harrison is the shows attempt to try to justify to everybody why Hannah was so upset. They wanted to show us all the drama in the house and why her being SO upset is warranted. Do you think it is? Honestly, I don’t know. I get that there was drama in the house but isn’t there every season? And a lot of the drama is because she’s keeping a guy that is pretty terrible. I feel for her because I know she likes him. But I also want her to wake up and realize she can fix all this by just sending him home. So on the one hand I feel bad for her because she seems to genuinely care about somebody that is causing all this drama. But on the other hand I feel like she’s doing it to herself by keeping Luke and by being a bit dramatic herself. Yup, I said it. She’s being dramatic about things! Sorry! I feel bad saying it but it’s true. (And again I was the SAME way when I was on The Bachelor – I was young) I do get that love does weird things to people. It makes us blind to things that seem obvious to others. And honestly, I feel like Luke is kind of emotionally abusive. I’ve been manipulated in my past they same way he is manipulating her – it’s a form of abuse in my mind.
But on the other hand I feel like the show is showing us all this past footage to make it seem like she has the worst group of guys and the most drama ever! But is that just because of the guys? Or because of her a little bit too? I just truly don’t know. I’d love to hear what you guys think! We have to discuss this one. I need your help to sort it all out this time. That is why this blog couldn’t wait until tomorrow. I had to post it tonight!
I will say however, that the rest of the season looks gooooood. Can’t wait to see it what happens!
And now that I’m done writing this I realize how weird it is that I’m using these pics of me and Molly for this very intense post about the show. Ha! I didn’t have anything else! #BloggerProblems
And to add more random pics to this post (ha!) the look below is SO affordable so I have to share because it was my blog post this morning! Two blogs in one day- PHEW! My cami is on sale for $20. It’s almost sold out though so you can get this one for $20 too. I have both and they are both great! My skirt is $35 and my purse is on sale for 50% off and only $32! Linked everything I’m wearing below the pic.