A Southern woman searching for love encounters agile men and hating haters who hate on her quest to become a fiance.
Rachel Lindsay is “wife material”, she emphatically states at the beginning of the latest episode of The Bachelorette, the second of the season. And she is only looking for “husband material”, which she says 50-11 times.
This week, her hunt begins with a group date. Rachel and eight eager-to-please guys are met by Hollywood couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, who say they are huge fans of The Bachelorette. They introduce the men to the Husband Material Challenge, an obstacle course where the guys will compete to change the dirty diaper of a fake baby, vacuum with said baby strapped to their chest, and set a kitchen table properly. Clearly the bar for what constitutes husband material is low, but this would make a great game at a baby shower.
The winner of said challenge is Lucas aka Whaboom aka the guy that everyone, except for Rachel, hates. To celebrate his win, Lucas spikes the plastic baby onto the ground like it’s a football. His athletic prowess guarantees him one-on-one time with Rachel where he reads her a poem and comes across surprisingly likeable. I still wouldn’t consider him husband material. And I still want him out of the house, but he’s not as bad as everyone thought last week.
Also, Lucas is no longer my least favorite person in the house. That distinction would belong to Blake, who is a dry snitch. It turns out, Blake and Lucas have history as Blake once lived with Lucas’s ex. It’s unclear if the ex was a roommate or a lover, or both. Blake believes Lucas has ill-intent and he feels so strongly about it that he spends his one-on-one time with Rachel spilling weak tea on Lucas.
The other guys get their time with Rachel too and most are equally unimpressive. There’s one guy talking to Rachel about hacks to change a diaper. Really? This is how you woo a woman? Kenny, the really cute pro wrestler, who I really want to like, goes on and on about his daughter. He seems wholesome, but not romantic. Rachel says as much about the guys, in general. She’s bored… until Dean comes along.Read More
A likable single woman gives herself six weeks to find a husband, sorting thru a motley crew of men, including a lying liar who lies and is caught in the act.
Confession: I have never watched a single episode of The Bachelor or its spin-off, The Bachelorette.
Until last night, my Bachelor franchise “knowledge” began and ended with some vague concept called “a rose ceremony.” So how did we end up here? Enter Rachel Lindsay, a 31-year old black trial attorney, who looks curiously like Robin Givens. Lindsay’s the very first and long overdue black lead in The Bachelor franchise.
Real talk: dating reality shows can be a mixed bag of shenanigans, and on the scale of civilized to Flavor of Love, we’re not sure yet how this Bachelorette thing is going to play out. I mean, we’re hopeless romantics, but we’re also skeptical of folks who fall in love on a TV show. Fun fact: Rachel says she was skeptical of the whole process too when she appeared on The Bachelor until she actually found love there. But then the bachelor didn’t love her back, which is how she ended up here with 31 flavors… or er, suitors to choose from.
Anyway. We’re going to cover a couple episodes to support Rachel, and check out the guys who barely know her, but keep saying she is their future wife. Weird, right? Stranger things have happened. And some of them happened on the season premiere of The Bachelorette last night. Let’s get into last night’s husband hunt.Read More