It started off a little shaky, but Brad Womack’s second season of The Bachelor is going to epic!
Whew! You can officially give a huge sigh of relief because we got through what is inevitably the most awkward Bachelor episode of the season…the premiere. Don’t you think there is always something so uncomfortable and voyeuristic about watching 30 girls trying desperately to make a lasting first impression on a charming man?
Plus, Brad Womack was almost TOO nice and apologetic as he attempted to regain everyone’s trust after being the most hated bachelor in the series’ history (something the show reiterated for the ENTIRE two hour Jan. 3 episode). We get it — Brad is a womanizer commitment-phobe-turned-nice-guy after three plus years in therapy…it got old after the first interview. Can we move on already?
Honestly, the meet and greet/first rose ceremony was a complete snooze fest. The girls were caddy, Brad groveled and groveled some more and the lame chicks got sent home. Ashley S., a nanny from New York, got the first rose because she wanted to be Brad’s “friend” and he appreciated that. Yeah, yeah…same story, new season.
Of course, in true reality TV fashion, my boredom didn’t last long. As soon as the extended preview for the rest of the season played, my interest peaked. Thanks to the following, I’ll be an avid viewer all season:
1. Hunky McHunkerson: Brad’s body is unreal. It’s been a few years, so I had forgotten just how gorgeous Mr. Womack’s tanned muscles are (especially when they are glistening wet in the sun). Yum.
2. Location, location, location. Watching beautiful people fall in love in exotic places like South Africa and Costa Rica is always a treat.
3. CAT FIGHT! Who can’t resist a good, trashy smack down between reality girls? Love. It. (Also, can we please talk about how crazy Michelle is? She looks beyond nuts.)
4. Seal. I’m still confused as to what Seal was doing in the extended preview, but if it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for me.
What did you think of the season premiere of The Bachelor? Which girls are your favorites? Do you still hate Brad, or did he apologize enough to win back your trust? Sound off below!