Colton Underwood’s run as “The Bachelor” has come and gone. He and Cassie did not get engaged, but are happily dating. Love has once again trumped all this season. But was this the most entertaining season of “The Bachelor” in recent memory? It’s hard to argue no. Choosing Colton Beginning with the choice of selecting Colton to be the lead, there was controversy right from the start. We know the show interviewed at least Colton, Blake and Jason to be the star on this season. Many in Bachelor Nation wanted the show to pick someone that was not a previous contestant to serve as the lead, or someone from the archives like snooze-fest Arie. Unfortunately, ABC Senior Vice President Rob Mills has stated, on multiple occasions, that the network is sticking with the format of picking the lead from the previous season for the time being. So those hoping for Khloe Kardashian will have to keep dreaming.Colton also did not shy away from the drama, and has a … [Read more...] about The Bachelor Recap: Was Season 23 a success?
Bachelor in paradise
After Colton finally jumped the fence, the live, two-night series finale picked right back up as the search committee assembled to find the rogue virgin bachelor in the woods of Portugal. Colton is gone. Vanished. He ripped off his microphone and the show broke the fourth wall in order to find him. Chris Harrison was running and making fake phone calls with a million different cell phones (how many burner phones can one have?). Producers, cameramen, audio technicians and assistants broke up into teams to find Colton after he pulled his best Usain Bolt impression, and ran far, far away. Was this an episode of “The Bachelor” or “Cops” meets “The Blair Witch Project”? After searching the woods, under cement walls, streets, asking random people if they’ve seen a virgin man-child running rampant (all at 11:40 pm by the way) Colton has been located. Clearly distraught, Colton tells Chris that he is done with the show. Unfortunately, that’s not … [Read more...] about The Bachelor Recap: Season 23, Ep. 11 and 12
The Women Tell All episode of “The Bachelor,” or better known as the “Bachelor in Paradise” audition, is a tradition unlike any other (Jim Nance voice). All of Colton’s ex girlfriends come together in one comfy LA studio to air out their dirty laundry toward each other, and boy there was no shortage of it. Kicking off with a beautiful montage of all the iconic breakups from Bachelor Nation, “The Bachelor” set the tone right from the start. From Molly and Jason (who are now happily married with children after he asked for her back at After the Final Rose taping) to Chris Soules and Ashley I. (Ashley I. is now engaged to Jared, and who we just interviewed on our podcast) to one of the most iconic, juiciest breakups in “The Bachelor” history between Jake and Vienna, breakups were the theme of the night. Now that the stage is set, it’s time for the ladies of Colton’s season to let their cat claws out. With intermittent … [Read more...] about The Bachelor Recap: Season 23, Ep. 10
As the rest of Bachelor Nation eagerly awaits Colton’s “fence jumping” episode on this season of "The Bachelor," an uber popular Bachelor Nation couple is coming to the Philly area. Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk will be performing a live podcast show with The Rose Buds Podcast at Punch Line Philly on February 23. The live show will feature a behind-the-scenes look into “The Bachelor” including details that do not air on TV, insights into their relationship, dating advice via “Ask Adam” and more surprises. A meet and greet will follow after the show (so yes, you can get your Instagram picture with them). For a refresher, Raven competed for Nick Viall’s season of “The Bachelor” and Adam was on Rachel Lindsay’s season of “The Bachelorette.” Both then appeared on Bachelor Nation spin-off “Bachelor in Paradise,” where they struck up their love connection. I caught up with the two love … [Read more...] about Former Bachelor Nation contestants dish on the shows and Nick Foles
As many contestants started falling for Colton last week in Singapore (wink Tayshia wink) the remaining 13 bachelorettes headed to Thailand and brought their cat claws with them. Drew Barrymore, I mean Heather, brings “Never Been Kissed” to real life as she gets the first one-on-one date of the episode, and boy was it awk city.From her talking about never being kissed while she brushed her teeth (great work producers) to channeling her inner Captain Phillips while cruising around Thailand in a Somali pirate’s boat, Heather finally showed America why she has never been kissed. In one of the more obvious staged questions of the season, Colton asked Heather about her dating history to which we found out she dated a guy for eight months, but they never kissed. Let that sink in.Dating someone for eight months and not ever sharing one, single kiss is almost like going one-hour without looking at your phone… it’s not possible! Heck, Tom Brady kisses his own … [Read more...] about The Bachelor Recap: Season 23, Ep. 5