Wow! I loved last night’s premiere! I’d go as far to say that it’s my favorite premiere in the history of the show! In fact, without a doubt it is my favorite in the history of the show! I love how they change things up and I liked that there was some drama. Let’s start from the beginning.
I thought it was so smart of the show to go to Hannah’s house and show her reaction to finding out she was the Bachelorette. Obviously she knew something was up because why would there be a camera crew at her house? But you can tell she didn’t know that she was chosen until Chris told her on that FaceTime chat. When she broke down crying I honestly broke down crying too! You could just see how unexpected it was for her. And look, it was unexpected for me when they asked me to be the Bachelorette. But not as unexpected as I think it was for Hannah. Let’s be honest, she wasn’t exactly a fan favorite on Colton season. There was a lot of controversy when they chose her to be the Bachelorette. And I don’t think they’ve ever chosen a Bachelorette that didn’t make it to the top four. So I just thought it was so endearing to see her get so emotional about it. I think that they should film peoples reaction every season!
Before I go on can I just quickly mention that my cute cherry tank in the above pic is $5!!!! I think I am goign to wear the tank on Home & Family today, so keep an eye out for it in my insta stories! Just had to share that quick. Back to Hannah! I also think it’s really cute how they keep showing her messing up when they were taking walking shots of her standing and staring off into the distance. And while I thought they were adorable, I do think the show is going a little overboard trying to make Hannah seem super relatable. And she IS relatable! But I can assure you that every past Bachelor and Bachelorette have said similar things when we were being filmed doing something super awkward like sitting in a field staring off into the distance while being filmed. Those things are just usually saved for the bloopers reel at the end of the season. But I do like that there are weaving them into the episode. It makes it way more interesting and changes things up! I’m super psyched for the direction the show was taking.
Another thing they did really differently this season is they had all of the contestants/guys film themselves as they were getting ready to leave to go to the show. I just loved it! I feel like for so many years the show was the same thing season after season. They had a formula that they stuck to. And even though everyone’s experience was different on each season. They had a way of nudging people and situations to stick with in their formula. I don’t know if I’m really making sense. But I’m basically just trying to say that the producers are very good at what they do! And I think because the Formula worked for so long they never changed it. But I’m glad they’re starting to! It makes the show so much more exciting!
I was actually really impressed with her speech when she first hosted all the guys being there. I thought it was gracious and humble of her to talk about how thankful she was that they were all there and how she didn’t necessarily feel like she deserved it first. I also think she was extremely well spoken. I know a lot of people thought that she wouldn’t be but I’m finding her speeches to be the most genuine and sincere of any person ever on the show. Including myself! I say that because I feel like she just said exactly what comes to her mind instead of trying to give the perfect speech or say the perfect thing. Heck – she keeps saying that this is going to be an imperfect experience. And it will be – for every person on the show for the first time in the history of the show!! The editors and producers are letting it play out that way, and so is Hannah of course! Again, I’m just loving how the show was letting the experience be more real instead of sticking to their previous formula.
Anyone else think she has an awesome group of guys too?! I thought a lot of them have a great sense of humor! Not only is Hannah going to make this a great season, but these guys are going to make this a great season! Let’s talk about those guys!
Guys that stood out to me
Peter the Pilot
He’s a cutie. Plus when he was talking about jumping in a plane and getting lunch in another state he did it in a way that didn’t make him sound like a complete douche bag. Ha! I genuinely mean that in the most sincere way. If somebody said let’s get lunch in New Orleans and then dinner in Tennessee. It could come off as really cheesy and pretentious. But coming out of his mouth didn’t at all! He just seems like a sweet guy.
Mike (Air force guy)
The way he spoke about his great grandmother just melted my heart. And he has the best smile!
I think he’s handsome, well spoken, and just overall seems like a sweetheart. I love seeing him and his family communicate in sign language. I also feel like him being on the show and especially if he gets a hometown date will bring recognition to the deaf community -which I think would be a really beautiful thing!
Garret (first guy out of the limos)
I love that if they end up together at the end of this, they are both from the same place! Easier to figure out where to live! And she seemed very smitten with him when he introduced himself.
Oh and btw, I also think she’s fun to watch because it’s so obvious if there is anything that she is not into. The girl wears her emotions on her sleeve. Not the best poker face. Ha!
Jed (He sang to her)
Wow, he’s a good singer! Normally I get super annoyed when people sing on the show – it seems like they’re trying to get a record deal out of it or something. But there was something super romantic about his song to her. And the fact that she already said she has a huge crush on him makes me think he could be in the end. That initial attraction is huge. If you talk to any past Bachelor/ette they will tell you that they knew their top two guys night one. I think he is one of her top two. Also just from the way he was edited I think he is the one she picks.
Very often, the show will be edited so that the person that wins in the end isn’t shown a lot in the first episode. They’re kind of hidden. And Jed was definitely that guy. We got shots of them here and there and saw him singing to her. But he was mostly quiet throughout the episode. So I would honestly go out on a limb and say it’s him in the end. But I could be totally off!
Scott (with the Girlfriend)
Hannah handled him perfectly! She let him try to explain himself. She even gave him the option to explain himself and stay at the beginning of their conversation. And as he talked in circles digging himself a deeper and deeper hole she finally told him to get out.
Being completely honest with you guys, when they first started talking I felt bad for him. Only because I know so many people go on the show after ending relationships right before. Heck I did! I was with a guy for a few years right before I left to go on the Bachelor. I loved him! I would’ve done anything for him! He treated me like shit and he cheated on me all the time. I literally stayed at his house the night before I left to go to the Bachelor and cried the entire time. And he told me to go because he didn’t feel the same way about me. So it didn’t bother me that he was with that girl on Monday. But what did bother me is that that girl and her friends felt the need to reach out to Hannah. That means that he was the one being the dick to her. If that makes sense. In my mind it would’ve been a different story if she didn’t want to be with him and then he mustered up the courage to go on the show to try to movie on, which is what I did.
Again, being honest with you guys, after the bachelor was over I went back to that ex-boyfriend. And again spent the night at his house probably a couple days before I left to be the Bachelorette. Being the Bachelorette was my last and final desperate effort to move on from him. And thank god it worked!
I just wanted to share that story so we don’t quickly jump to conclusions about people who go on the show to date someone after just spending time with someone a few days before coming on the show. I don’t necessarily think that automatically makes you not there for the right reasons. But I think if Scott kept talking it was pretty clear that he was lying because he couldn’t string to sentences together without stuttering. You could just tell he wasn’t being honest.
Luke P (There are two Lukes)
I purposely left Luke for last because I just don’t know what to think about him. To be completely honest when we were first introduced to him at the beginning of the episode in his intro package, I thought he was kind of awful. The footage of him working out was just over the top and then he started talking about how good-looking he thinks he is. It really turned me off. He turned it around a little bit when he talked about finding God and how that changed him. But something rubber me the wrong way about him from the get-go. Plus I feel like he keeps telling Hannah how into her he is. Look I get that you can have initial attraction but you just met her dude!
For instance, after he got the first impression rose he said he sees himself falling madly in love with her! And that he’s already so so so into her! I just don’t believe that. I believe being really excited about where things could go and feeling really good about somebody. But he’s acting like he already loves her. I feel like he saying what he thinks the producer’s and America watching wants to hear from a future Bachelor. That’s just my initial feeling from him. I’m DYING to know what you guys think of him since he got a lot of air time last night. Also, I don’t know the exact numbers but I am pretty sure that most guys who get the first impression rose on the bachelorette end up winning in the end. I use the word “winning” loosely here because it’s not a game. So chances of her ending up with him are really good right now. We have to discuss this in the comments below.
Old Matt Donald
I loved his limo entrance!!!! I’m gonna say it right now. If she doesn’t pick him, I want him to be the next Bachelor! I just adore him! Honestly my jaw hit the floor when she didn’t give him a rose. When I watch these episodes, I am usually writing my blogs ‘talk to text’ while watching. And after his limo entrance I saw him as the next Bachelor! I’m not even kidding! I don’t see that happening now, but I definitely see him on a future episode of Bachelor in Paradise! At least I hope so – I just think he’s so sweet and seems like a genuine person.
Hannah’s exact silver gown is designer and extremely expensive. So I’m not gonna bother linking it. But I did find a silver sequin gown for under $100 that I think is killer if you’re looking for a similar look! I’ll link it here. Her striped sweater from an Alabama scenes is also linked above! If there are any other outfits you want me to try to find, let me know in the comments!
I said it before and I’ll say it again but I think this is going to be the best season of the Bachelorette to date! Come back to my blog every week because I will be watching every episode and posting each week!! All right, let’s discuss absolutely EVERYTHING in the comments below!
And real quick for anyone wondering about my looks from last night. Both the shirt I was wearing before I went to the Bachelorette viewing party with TCL and the dress I wore to the actual event are both linked below! The striped shirt is perfect to throw on the run errands with jeans.
And last thing. I just ordered this floral dress for $21. I will post it to insta story when I get it. But I am sure it will sell out quickly then (because how cute is it?!?!) so I wanted to share the link with you guys now.
Molly peeking out in the pic below makes me laugh 🙂