Season 22 of “The Bachelor” started in January 2018. Arie Luyendyk Jr. is the bachelor this season, and frankly, I think he is really boring and has a poor taste in women. Now I know that the bachelor is rigged, trust me, I know. I mean, half of the women on the show are only there to create drama, and then the other women are only there for their own self-promotion. Don’t even get me started on the lack of diversity; for god’s sake, four women this season were named Lauren, while two were named Becca (or Bekah). That’s not to mention the fact that they all (literally each and everyone of them) look the same.
Now don’t get me wrong, I know there are a lot of things wrong with “The Bachelor,” but I LOVE IT. I find nothing more entertaining than spending my Tuesday nights (I know it airs on Mondays, thanks Hulu) watching “The Bachelor”. Personally, my favorite part of watching “The Bachelor” is predicting who will win, Usually I have a favorite girl, but honestly, this season I felt like I was choosing between the lesser of several evils. I can’t even imagine how Arie actually feels.
This leads me into why this season of “The Bachelor” is actually the worst. Like I previously mentioned, Arie is not a very fun guy. First of all, he says the exact same thing to every girl that he is slightly interested in, and secondly, he is 10+ years older than the majority of the contestants (he is old enough to be the father of some of the contestants). Additionally, I feel like this season has been lacking in over-produced drama. Every season, I look forward to the petty catfights and all of the cruel arguments over one very average looking man, but there seems to be none of that this season and I’m disappointed. The only ounce of drama I got came from Krystal’s nasally voice, but considering she was eliminated, I have no hope for the future shallowness of this season.
Overall, I think that this season has been really boring, and the only girl I’m rooting for is Kendall (even though her passion for taxidermy freaks me out, I still think she is too good for Arie). I have hope for the future of “The Bachelor” franchise, and I sincerely hope, with all of my heart, that the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette” makes up for this trainwreck of a season.