In case you didn’t know this about me, I have a confession:
I, Jessica Lynn Oneida, am a member of Bachelor Nation. I go to Spin on Monday nights and then rush home to make a protein smoothie and pour a glass of wine. I grab my portable phone charger and my laptop. All so I can watch, review and live tweet this beautifully chaotic disaster of a TV show.
One of my roommates in college introduced me to the show. We watched during the guy that looked like Francine from Arthur’s season. For real.
Then I kind of forgot about the show until last January when I picked it back up again. I found myself avoiding social media on Monday afternoons so as to not ruin the episode and then eagerly live tweeting the show when it finally aired on the West Coast.
I made new Twitter follower friends by just using the Bachelor hashtags. It was fun, it was cool and it was a way for me to forget about the stresses of my job.
By the end of that season, I was hooked and of course tuned in for Jojo’s Bachelorette season and Bachelor in Paradise. BIP is where I was first introduced our new Bachelor, Nick Viall.
Sure, he’s cute, but is he really Bachelor material? In my opinion, no. Why? Because I’m over the fact that this is his fourth go in a Bachelor-franchise show and he’s still here. I was hoping for a Robbie or a Luke Bachelor season, but from observation I’ve learned that Nick is a clear Bachelor fave. And of course my trash, reality withdrawals have set in so you know I’ll be tuning in! Such is life.
I haven’t done any prior research into the contestants this year so this will have to suffice as my “preview” piece. But you can bet that I will post a reaction/recap of the premiere on Wednesday.
(Tomorrow I’m doing a link up post with Helene in Between to recap my fave music of 2016!!)
Congratulations Bachelor Nation! We made it! It’s time! Come join me on Twitter (@jessica_oneida), I’ll be live tweeting as much as I can!
*photo from: US WEEKLY