The Bachelorette: Season 12 Finale
I know what you're thinking...am I really even posting this? After almost a MONTH of not discussing The Bachelorette, all of a sudden I come on here to post my thoughts about the season finale. What happened to consistency, Eshani? Hmmm?
Okay, allow me to explain- I had every intention of writing weekly posts about my thoughts on the current week's episode. I really did. But you know what, this was my first season EVER watching The Bachelorette, and it could very well be my last. During the first few episodes, I understood the hype. It was alluring and dramatic. There were many different characters that made it seem more like a game show than an actual love competition. I enjoyed it. Then as some of the more entertaining characters (i.e. Chad) were eliminated, the show became a heartbreaking drama, and I quickly lost interest. Don't get me wrong, I love a good heart-wrenching, chick flick as much as the next girl, but this was just getting to be too much for me.
Long story short, I stopped watching about halfway through the season. All of the episodes were still being recorded on my DVR, but I really had no intention of watching them. Then came season finale night, and I just wanted to know who JoJo chose. But being the perfectionist that I am, I couldn't just skip ahead and watch the finale. I needed to know exactly what happened that led up to that point. So began my Bachelorette marathon. I watched all of the episodes leading up to the finale in one day and then I anxiously waited to see who JoJo picked as her one true love during the finale. I was disappointed, to say the least.
Let me back up a little bit and talk about the top 4 guys who made it almost to the end of the competition-
Let's start off with the 4th place "winner": Luke. I know I said that he kind of creeped me out from the beginning. That definitely changed throughout the season. On the contrary, I think he was one of the few actual genuine guys from the lot. He did seem to have this mysterious sexiness to him, and throughout the season, I found it really alluring. I'm actually shocked he was eliminated before Chase.
Speaking of which, let's discuss the 3rd place "winner": Chase. From the very beginning, this guy was SO unmemorable. I mean, even to this day, I barely remember the guy. I literally have nothing to comment on regarding him and his character, because I don't really know anything about him. He doesn't seem weird or annoying, but he also didn't seem very lovable. He was just bland the ENTIRE season, all the way up until his departure (which I can't even remember to save my life)...
Okay, now onto what we all care about: the season finale! Robby and Jordan were the top two contenders, and we all know (STOP READING IF YOU DON'T WANT SPOILERS!) that Jordan won. Here's how I feel about that- I like Jordan. I always have. Ever since the very first episode. You can literally go back and read my first recap about the show and my thoughts on all of the guys to confirm what I'm saying. To sum it up, Jordan was my very favorite from the second I saw the way he interacted with JoJo. Every week since then, he's been slipping in my eyes. He seems immature and childish. It seems like he lacks the courage to get things done. He didn't ask JoJo's parents for her hand in marriage in person. He literally had EVERY opportunity to do it, but he didn't. He copped out and did it over the phone. Very lame. As the weeks went on, I almost felt like he had an agenda. To this day, I don't know what it is, but something just seems ingeniune about him.
Now let's discuss Robby. This poor guy really loved JoJo. I mean, you can tell from the look he gives her. The way he interacted with her family was adorable. I think JoJo's family loved Robby even more than Jordan. He didn't seem at all childish or immature. He was a real man. With that being said, yes, I still feel like he could be walking the line of gay and straight. As I said before, there's nothing wrong with that, but maybe he's not an ideal candidate for a show like this. I still think he's a better soul than Jordan. Just my opinion.
Overall, I'm kind of disappointed with my first Bachelorette experience. I don't really think the premise of the show is the best fit for my TV taste, but it was fun while it lasted. I'm not sure if I will watch next season of The Bachelor (I guess it just depends on who gets chosen to be the next bachelor). If I do decide to watch, I will most definitely announce it here first and foremost. But for now, it was a fun ride, but I'm kind of glad it's over!
xoxo Eshani a.k.a. TotalMakeupJunkie101