Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 – Review of episode 09

Written by M.

Summer is almost over, the pressure is on and the cast is beginning to feel the heat. Going on the date are Lacey and Daniel, Taylor and Derek, but when we get to Christen and Jack they’re not really at the same wave length. She wants to leave as friends, since she thinks they’re just acquaintances at this moment, whereas Jack sees a bright future for them as a couple. As he leaves for home, you can see how hurt Jack is and it breaks my heart. Jasmine and Jonathan part ways without any hurt feelings. Raven is a little scared about the Fantasy suite, since it didn’t work out with Nick, but is excited to go forward with Adam. But then Dean dropped a bombshell! After Kristina left, he realized that he loves her and breaks up with D-Lo, in the hopes he can restore things with Kristina. Diggy decides to not continue with Dominique since he wants to continue with Jaimi, only to have her say that she wants to leave separately. Last we have Amanda and Robby, and when Robby starts to tell her how much liked her and their journey, Amanda starts to cry. No matter how much she liked spending time with him, she doesn’t see it working out outside of Paradise, something that takes Robby by absolute surprised.

As he leaves for home, you can see how hurt Jack is and I find it sad. Jack is a standup guy, who doesn’t care about what others say about a person. He was truly excited about Christen and it’s sad to see him leave alone. Then we have Dean, what to say about Dean. I guess a lot of people will say that he deserves feeling this way, but I don’t think that. Though I’m glad he feels it, for finally knowing what it is that he wants, I’m sad that Kristina and Dean aren’t leaving together. I hope they can find their way to each other. And I’m sad for D-Lo, the only thing she did ‘wrong’, is to fall for a person that is already taken and that’s not something you can help. I myself find myself attracted to a married guy and it’s not easy. She taught that the guy she likes, liked her enough back to start something, only to be slapped in the face and have it all taken away. I hope that one day soon, she finds a man that will rock her world and will do anything for her.

Watching Amanda break up with Robby, I wonder if she is breaking up with him because she doesn’t see it working out, or if it’s because of everything that happened with Josh last year. If that’s the case, I totally get it. When you’ve been hurt to the core of your being, it’s something you take with you along the way. But at the same time, this is a real mirror moment for me, seeing Amanda saying goodbye to Robby, wondering if she’s too scared to take the next step, I wonder how much I’ve been doing that. How many chances have I passed on, by being too scared by my past?

So we have three couples remaining for their final date with a Fantasy suite afterwards. Lacey and Daniel, Taylor and Derek and Raven and Adam. While we know that Lacey and Daniel and Taylor and Derek stayed the night in the Fantasy suite, we don’t know if that’s the case with Raven and Adam, since Raven had some doubt. On to the studio!

Alexis, thank you for clarifying that you telling the infamous ‘scallops’ story was not ill filled, but was meant as a joke. With that clarified it shows how much editing can do to a story. So to the editing crew of all Bachelor shows, please stop editing the show as if there is bullying. By showing it like this on television, it promotes it, something we absolutely don’t want. I get that you need a way to get the best ratings, but this season was already so big on drama, it really didn’t need this. Let’s take a stand and stand up to bullying.

When Dean left Paradise, he said he loved Kristina and was in love with her, but sitting next to Chris in the studio he says he has really strong feelings for her. And then D-Lo says that Dean called her, one hour after Paradise ended, leaving Kristina to say “Enough is enough”. But thankfully Dean left the hot-seat with an apology to both women.

Amanda comes in the hot seat and answers a questions that has been on our minds for weeks now, ever since pictures came out of Robby and her walking the streets hand in hand. After Paradise, she and Robby decided to give it a go, but they’re not dating anymore. Saying that he’s not ready for a relationship is putting it nicely.

Lacey got some balls! Her telling Daniel off and putting him on his place was the best moment of her all season. This is women that is not to be messed with, this is a women rocks!

Raven and Adam are going steady, have been spending a lot of time together and love each other. While Raven gets to meet Adam’s family over the weekend, Adam gets to meet her parents, right then and there in the studio.

Taylor and Derek are still together and in love and their story keeps continuing as Derek proposes to Taylor and they are now engaged! Congratulations!

Best Quotes.

  • “I definitely want some privacy” Daniel, while to the camera while closing the door of the Fantasy suite.
  • “I can’t wait to get to know you in that way” Derek to Taylor while talking about sex.
  • “What happened in Colorado then?”
  • But Amanda won the season with “I can finally eat pizza again”

And also;

  • Happy to hear the positive effects of therapy on both Corinne and DeMario. There is still a stigma on therapy, but good to see what a positive effect it has on people and helping them get a handle on life.
  • Dean took a major step by saying that Kristina and D-Lo should not be fighting with each other and that it all falls on him. Taking ownership for you (stupid) actions is what makes you a man! Good for you!
  • Can somebody please just get their hands through Robby’s hair and mess it up!
  • Ending with a moment of Ben after Paradise, though I’m always for more moments of Ben, I dislike how he was portrayed this season, by only showing him talking about Zeus. We want to get to know every side of these people, not just the side that can be mocked.

That’s it, Bachelor in Paradise is closed for the season! Can’t wait for January, where we will see Arie in action as The Bachelor.

Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 – Review of episode 08

Written by M.

First off, are we seriously starting every episode with a rundown on who’s with who? We watch every episode, we know who’s with who, especially since we just watched it yesterday.
Then, don’t these women know by now that as soon as you say everything is going good, the shit is about the hit the fan? So when Dominique says it, you just know that her relationship is threatened. In walks Jaimi and has everybody stirring, not because she could sweep any men of his feet, but she is bisexual. I don’t really see the big fuss about that, but I’m from a pretty tolerable country where being straight, gay, bisexual or transgender is accepted. You are who you are, your sex or sexual preference doesn’t define who you are.

Another thing that doesn’t define you is whether or you had sex. I think that the comment that Christen could use the experience with Jaimi, just because she’s a virgin is so wrong. Women all over the world are being pressured into having sex, whether they want to have it or not. It’s ok to wait if you want to, it’s your own choice. No other person has any right to comment on that. And saying something like this sends a message that they think Christen should lose her virginity. They don’t get to have an opinion about something like that and it sends the wrong message to people everywhere.

But as I said, Jaimy walked in, and as predicted, she took Diggy out on a date, leaving Dominique worried at the beach. And that’s when D-Lo says that everything is finally good between Dean and herself, and that means trouble is on its way. Or in this case double-trouble, because in walk Emily and Haley, ready to stir things up. They have their eyes set on Derek and Dean and don’t care if they are already together with someone else. When they walk onto the beach they immediately pull a ‘Blake’ and only want to talk to Amanda, who they know from Ben’s season of the Bachelor and last year’s Bachelor in Paradise. Good first impression girl. They talk about wanting Derek and Dean and she tells them that Derek has been with Taylor since day 1 and Dean is together with D-Lo, and already went through a whole lot of shit. But that Jack and Jonathan are still available. This was a little odd to me, Jack has made it clear more than once that he’s really into Christen.

Haley realizes that Derek won’t accept being her date and decides that she’ll take Jack, who she keeps calling a serial killer. Emily however won’t take no for an answer and pressures Dean into accepting her invitation, she even talks to D-Lo about it. But Dean has learned from everything that happened with Kristina and sticks to his guns and keeps rejecting her. Go Dean! Being a responsible adult suits you! The little boy is still in there, but you made the right choice! Ohhh, kids, they grow up so fast. Desperate for a date, she asks Jonathan, though she earlier vowed she would never go with him. But when it’s time to leave for their double date, Jack realizes how little time there is left and that he wants to spend it all with Christen. Seriously, but when a man knows what he wants and goes after it, it’s so sexy. This pisses Haley off and she and Emily pull a classic toddler tantrum. I don’t know what came over them or if they were pulling a stunt to attract more viewers, but don’t care for this ‘evil’ Emily and Haley. I liked how they used to be, can we please get them back?

The next morning, Chris walks in and tells them that summer in Paradise is almost over. It’s their last day in Paradise…

Best Quotes.

  • “We’re back“, never sounded so scary and crazy at the same time.
  • “There’s a bunch of weirdo’s here.”
  • “But I didn’t do anything” says a shocked Robbie when Emily and Haley yell that they can all fuck themselves.
  • “I think they’re gonna go home, they’re gonna watch Frozen, they’re gonna play with their fidget spinners and I’ll think it’ll be ok.”
  • “We need to have sex three times, if there’s a Fantasy suite.” “At least, at least three times and then we can get engaged.”

And also;

  • Did anybody else think that Jasmine wanted to go on this date with Jaimi?
  • Can we please just treat Emily and Haley as individuals instead as ‘The Twins’.
  • How cute were Adam and Raven sitting together in that cocoon hanging from a tree?
  • Anyone else missing Ben or am I alone in this?

Next week is the final week. Who will get their happily ever after and who will go home brokenhearted.
Unfortunately, my reviews will be a little later next week, since I will be enjoying a week of vacation in Spain. But don’t worry, I will get to them as soon as I came back.

Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 – Review of episode 07

Written by M.

Dean, pay attention. Stringing two women along is never a good idea, but I think you got that already. But if you do, because for some reason you can’t make up your mind, here’s a simple rule. Make sure that woman number 1 doesn’t see you with woman number 2 and vice versa. And no, you can never ask or assume that other men will keep the other woman away. This is your mess, don’t get other men or women involved. It’s choice to get cozy with two women, the burns are your own. You are an adult and you should know that actions have consequences. You say you love Kristina but you kiss D-Lo. Kissing someone doesn’t just happen, it’s a decision. Stop acting like a boy and man up.

But, with all of Bachelor Nation falling over you, you remind me of Nick Viall. In Andi’s season and then in Kaitlyn’s season, he got the bad boy label. But he took some time himself, grew up and has become a really decent man. So there is still hope for you. Take some time, do some soul surfing, get to know yourself and what you want in life, grow up and come back swinging. Who know, you might end up as The Bachelor in a couple of years.

Kristina, this part is for you. I’m not going to pretend that I know what you’re feeling for Dean. I don’t know you, I don’t know Dean, I wasn’t at Paradise, all I know is what I saw on the show. I do however feel that you deserve to be treated better than Dean has up to now. Personally I think you are own bad ass power woman, the strength you show, damn. I would have totally flipped out if I was in your shoes. Wells asked a really good question that goes for most women out there. Why continue to fight for someone who isn’t willing to fight for you. And trust me, this is some advice I also need to listen to, it’s not easy, but you are so strong! I hereby want to nominate you as the new Bachelorette.

Wow, Blake only wants to talk to bro’s from his season… What a way to make friends, especially since you left The Bachelorette fighting.
Ben doing his goodbye tour, saying bye to everyone and doing shots with Jack, is so adorable, makes me like him even more. Ben for Bachelor!

Going into the rose ceremony, the Kristina – Dean – D-Lo love triangle continues to live on, due to Ben keeping D-Lo around at last week’s rose ceremony. And we have a new one in the form of Diggy – Dominique – Fred and a foursome, Christen – Jack – Jonathan – Blake. Personally, I like Diggy and Dominique and Christen and Jack as couples, if we’ve learned anything it’s that anything is possible in Paradise. As for Dean’s love mess, I just want it to be over. I feel bad for the women, let’s not forget that D-Lo didn’t ask for this, she just fell for a guy who can’t make up his mind, just like Kristina. The woman played it right tonight and made Dean make a decision.

So who’s left? We have Lacey and Daniel, Taylor and Derek, Amanda and Robbie, Raven and Adam, Dominique and Diggy, Jasmine and Jonathan, Christen and Jack, D-Lo and Dean. Which means the new guys Fred and Blake were send packing. And Kristina? She pulled a bad ass act and left, without handing out a rose! You go girl!

Best Quotes.

  • “You weren’t my first choice….”, when asking somebody out.
  • “There is more love that I have for my dog Zeus, than that there is potential left here at Paradise”
  • “He didn’t want to show me his beautiful penis”

And also;

  • Raven gave Blake some good advice “Don’t talk about ‘Whaboom’”, and yet all he talks about is Lucas and ‘Whaboom’”.
  • Can we give Jack a date card so he can go on his date with Christen?
  • Seriously people, kissing everybody because you want to know how they kiss? Isn’t that a little too much high school? I’m not a prude or anything, but I do believe that kissing somebody has some meaning.
  • Scallops fingers is like the worst running joke ever. Like she said, she took left overs, doesn’t want to waste good food. I feel like this is the ‘nap’ thing all over again.

Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 – Review of episode 06

Written by M.

Lacey gave Daniel a welcome as if they have been long lost lovers, jumping into his arms as soon he came on the floor. Time for some speed dating for Daniel, with Lacey, Christen and Jasmine. So now, for the roses. Two roses are handed out and then Matt comes back to hand out his rose in order not to let it get to waste. He handed his rose out to Jasmine, but she loathed him and did not try to hide it. So these are the couples right now. Daniel and Lacey, Jack and Christen, Derek and Taylor, Robbie and Amanda, Diggy and Dominique, Adam and Raven, Dean and Kristina and Ben threw a curveball and let D-Lo stay. And Jasmine is flying solo, but I’m thinking Ben and D-Lo are also flying solo.

Daniel got a date card from some Mexican wrestlers and decides to take Lacey, so I guess she’s a very happy camper. But I’m worried for Lacey, I feel like she is falling head over heels in love, while it seems that Daniel is only interested in sex.

Ticklemonster Jonathan is here and the guys aren’t worried. That is until he kisses Christen and takes her out on a date. So we have a new love triangle, Jack-Christen-Jonathan. Who will be next? Not new, but still here, is the love triangle between Kristina-Dean-D-Lo. Since Ben kept D-Lo around, we’re in for another round. Robbie is just so sweet, how he cares about Kristina, comforting her while Dean continues to treat her like crap.

Last week DeMario had his chance to open up, this week it’s time for Corinne. During Nick’s season of The Bachelor I had a hard time liking Corinne. It wasn’t until her hometown date that I saw where she came from, understood more of who she is, and that I started liking her. I was excited to see what she would bring to Paradise, and then all hell broke loose. Thankfully she is doing better at this time. Corinne unfortunately doesn’t remember much of the first night of Paradise, due to the drinks and medication she took at the time. There are no hard feelings towards DeMario. So please let’s all just learn a lesson from this, not just the cast and crew, but every single one of us. If a situation like this happens, don’t blow it out of proportion. For the people involved, try to talk to each other. And to the media, don’t go digging for stories that aren’t there.

There are only two weeks left for Bachelor in Paradise are there is still so much drama coming our way.

Best Quotes.
I’m not the biggest fan of Daniel but he sure provides some good quotes.

  • “Last season I was the Canadian Eagle, this year I’m a wolf”.
  • “I’m like the great white hope”.
  • “The last time I had a date, I think was when Caitlyn Jenner was a man”.
  • “I don’t want to put all chicken onto one egg and watch it hedge into a dinosaur”.
  • “I gave you one job, with one rule…”
  • “When you drive out of the craziness, don’t drive back in”

And also;

  • How invisible is Ben to these women? Do they know he’s still there?
  • I’m truly sad to see Alexis go home, the brought so much fun and laughter to us viewers.
  • Seriously Wells, the puppets, stop! Just stop! You are so much funnier without the puppets!
  • Jasmine saying “This is Paradise, anything can happen here” to Daniel, right after she steals him away from Lacey, is kind of hypocritical. Just last week she was losing it to Christen for basically doing just that.

Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 – Review of episode 05

Written by M.

Claws are out! And it all started when Christen walks on the beach with a date card. While on her speed-dates to get to know the guys a little, Matt walks up to her and pretty much said that he and Jasmine aren’t written in stone. So when they decide to go on this date together a thunderstorm is rising. While Matt talks to Jasmine about going on this date, she’s all calm. But when she talks about it to the others at the bar and no one reacts, an explosion follows and she goes to see Christen. But it’s not really a conversation though, since she just won’t listen to what Christen has to say. If you want to talk to somebody to hear their side and tell they how you feel, rule number one is to listen what they have to say. The only people that knew what was really said between Matt and Christen, are Matt and Christen, and maybe some people of the crew. But Jasmine heard some version of what they said from the other girls and wouldn’t believe what Christen said. Thank God for the tapes so we know what was said.

What I don’t get is how all the girls are going along in this ‘scallop-fingers’ bit that Jasmine started. I get that Jasmine was annoyed with her asking Matt, but why are the others going along with it? This is serious bullying, being like the mean girls in high school. Let’s be frank here, Christen did absolutely nothing wrong! She had the right to ask any of the guys out. And since Matt and Jasmine, as far as I know, hadn’t had THE talk yet, he was free to accept. Like I said, I get that this isn’t some happy news for Jasmine, but these is how Bachelor in Paradise works. If you don’t like that, don’t come here. And I’m just disappointed in the other women for making fun of Christen, without even trying to get to know her. You’re all adults, please just get to know her yourself before deciding that you do or don’t like another person.

Derek and Taylor are having a serious conversation about how life would be after Paradise and that she’s worried about how he can sometimes react. But as soon as she addresses this point, he just says “Fuck you”. Not cool dude, so not cool. And immediately go from steaming hot to ice cold. Taylor explains to him what talk like that means to her and even though he apologizes, she needs some time to think. And I agree. Sure he knows he reacted badly, but this kind of reaction to me came out of the blue. I get saying this in a fight, saying something like this when you snap. But they were just having a conversation, where did this reaction come from?

All and all we’re heading into an interesting rose ceremony. We have Dean with D-Lo and Kristina, Adam with Sarah and Raven and Matt with Christen and Jasmine. On top of that the relationship of Derek and Taylor is on the rocks and then there is Ben, who doesn’t have any love connection. But before the ceremony even starts, Matt bows out, leaving Jasmine and Christen in tears and desperate for a rose. And of course they point they’re at the same guy; Jack. And just before the ceremony starts and the episode ends, Christ welcomes a new arrival, to fill the spot that Matt left. And in comes Daniel! And it seriously turned Lacey’s frown upside down. But will he safe her?

Best Quotes.

  • “Did he taste like Jas?”
  • “You’re putting my brain in a blender”

And also;

  • I love Alexis, but I really don’t like her laughing so hard about how Christen reacted to Jasmine’s blowout.
  • Wells reenacting Alexis reenacting Christen eating scallops is funny for dissing Alexis for doing that. But I didn’t like him playing with the puppet as Christen, for that’s when he was making fun of her as a person. That is just never funny, especially since he doesn’t know her.
  • Can the producers give the cast a lecture about the effects of bullying? You’d think they already know about that, but I’m shocked about how they’re acting this week.
  • Also never funny; puppets! If you want to play with dolls, grab a Barbie.
  • Chris said that Christen was the first new arrival this week, but she was the last. First came Sarah, then Dominique and last came Christen.
  • Why are people going to Paradise if they don’t think they will like anybody there? Isn’t that the point of the entire show? It’s not about you partying with your friends, it’s about the possibility to find love.

Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 – Review of episode 04

Written by M.

I think we can declare the biggest winner of this season of Bachelor in Paradise. Without a doubt it’s Danielle M. Not only did she leave on her own terms and not send home for not receiving a rose. She also kissed the only man that was ‘off limits’, who she had known for years and finds to be a really really good guy. And let’s not forget that she chose to leave to change the world for the better. If you came to Paradise, you put your life on hold for the change of love. But to stop that process in the middle to help children in need on the other side of the world, that is one of the most selfless acts a person can do. So let’s raise our glasses and say a cheers to Danielle M.

The soap on the beach continuous. Newest members of the cast is Sarah and everyone, with the exception of Adam, pushes her towards Ben. The moment they say she should be with Ben you see the smile on her face turning down. It’s clear that she’s not here for him, but for Adam, who is very happy to accept her invitation to a date. And though Raven gave them her blessing to explore if there is more between them, her face is saying something completely different when they go out.

Something we learned from watching tonight’s episode, complaining works. If you just keep complaining about not getting a date, you will receive a date card. Fine, simple enough. But what I don’t get is, that when you finally get the date card you’ve been begging for, you don’t know who to take out on your date. So what to do? Hold some sort of audition interviews, because of course… If you just spent several days with all of the men in Paradise, you’d think you know who you have chemistry and a connection with. And if you don’t have that with anyone, why beg for a date?

But anyways, Lace goes on a date with Diggy, put together by Jorge! Jorge just can’t keep away from Paradise and I can’t blame him. But Diggy didn’t want to be on a two-on-one, so when Jorge overstayed his welcome, he send him packing. And he and Lacey are on the start of something really good, according to Lacey. But Paradise wouldn’t be Paradise is they wouldn’t stir things up when things are going good. So in comes Dominique and I have no idea who she is. There is zero recognition, but apparently she’s from the latest season of the Bachelor and best friends with Taylor. Taylor is excited, who thinks she would be great with Diggy and Diggy is also very excited to see Dominique. The one who’s not excited is Lacey. One his date with Dominque, Diggy admits that he and Lacey had a nice that but that there’s nothing there, they’re not on the same wavelength. Say what? Did you not just make out with her earlier today? Sending Jorge packing to get some alone time?

A big congratulations to Carly and Evan! They are expecting a baby! I think the world just fell a little bit in love with Evan, when he got emotional during the ultrasound. What I noticed was Chris padding Evan on the shoulder during that. I love those little signs of friendship, respect and love for one another. It shows how real the connections are that are shaped during these shows are, keep that going.

Then it’s time for DeMario. Where we restarted the season with the other Paradise guest talking about everything that happened, now it’s time for DeMario. And I’m not going to speak about how others might feel, just my reflection on him and the situation. The DeMario I see here in the studio with Chris is a different DeMario than the one I saw on The Bachelorette. I know I easily get emotional watching TV, and I get emotional watching him. When he talked about the article that was written about how he had sex with Corinne, a friend wanted to intervene but the producer stopped her, all I could think is, ‘How in the world did they get to that?’ All we knew for sure was that production was stopped due to a complaint about the interaction between DeMario and Corinne. I know it’s easy to put two and two together, but people please think before making these assumptions. Not only can you potentially ruin someone’s live, but by making up stories like these, you make it harder for people to believe it when it actually is true. Something like this will follow the person, and their families, for the rest of their lives and for what? A higher rating? When is it going to stop? Till what point are the ratings more important than the lives of the people involved?

Best Quotes.

  • “Plus guacamole comes with everything”.
  • “These Bass-fish can swim”.
  • “I don’t know what to do with a girl”.
  • “Family, friends and Kanye West”.

And also;

  • How long is Ben going to wear that red shirt?
  • When did Ben become the charity case? He is the catch of the season!
  • Though he is very excited for basically each of the women that steps on to the Paradise beach.
  • Wells takes over from Alexis as the funniest person in the episode. Just turning the blender on as soon as Adam opens his mouth, simple but effective.
  • You can say a lot about eating on the Bachelor shows, or the lack there of, but on Bachelor on Paradise, they eat!
  • I love how giddy Carly is!

Next week we hear about how Corinne experienced it all.

Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 – Review of episode 03

Written by M.

Finally! There has been a rose ceremony. It has taken us three episodes to get there, but it happened. But before the rose ceremony a new man walked onto the beach of Paradise and my guesses were wrong, it wasn’t Daniel. It was Adam and thankfully he left his puppet at home, that thing really creeped me out.

And to make things even more comfortable, he took Raven out on a date. So I think it’s safe to say that Raven is the most desired woman of Paradise, with Ben, Robby and Adam vowing for her love and attention. The two days leading up to the rose ceremony, most of the men were more interested in getting the bromance going that in the romance. Somehow they all forgot as to why they are here, which is basically to find love, I don’t think the setup was to find love with your bro’s. But ultimately they figured out that in order to stay in Paradise, they need to get a rose and to get a rose, you need to give the women some attention. So the cocktail party was pretty much one desperate attempt from the men to any woman. Like seriously, Alex finally figured out that Amanda really isn’t interested in him and won’t be giving him her rose. Figured out as in, she literally told him an hour before the rose ceremony. So Alex talked to pretty much any woman to make sure they knew how much he appreciates ‘her’ and how much he opened up to ‘her’ because of that. Too much, too desperate, too late. Tip for future men; if you’re not sure about getting a rose, don’t jump on all the women at once. Pick one, try have an actual conversation with her and connect. If you try this last minute on all of the women, they won’t feel appreciated and chances are, you won’t get a rose from any of them.

Robby had that figured out. With Adam, Ben and himself going after Raven, he figured his chances were very slim. So what did he do? He talked to Amanda, the ex-fiancé of Josh, a close friend of him. A friendship that he feels very strongly about. It’s a big risk, whether Amanda would be interested or not, he could lose his friendship with Josh over this. If a friend of mine would go after an ex of mine, one that I felt strongly about, I’m sorry but the friendship would be over. You know ‘Bro’s before Ho’s’ and ‘Sisters before Misters’. But he addressed the elephant in the room and it worked out. Though he did not get that kiss he wanted, which I wouldn’t give him either based on the conversation we saw, he did get her rose.

So, who were left standing at the end of the night? Taylor and Derek, well duh. Jasmine and Matt, who had a good talk at the cocktail party making Jasmine all happy again. Raven and Adam, who shared a kiss at the cocktail party, and making Ben’s future at Paradise unsure. Alexis and Jack, I haven’t really seen much about their relationship, so this one threw me a little. I hoped for a spark between Alexis and Vinny. Lacey and Diggy, who also shared a kiss at the party. See Alex, Diggy also knows how to do this. Curveball of the evening came from Danielle, who gave her rose to Ben. She said that he is an awesome human and would love to see him find someone. Kristina gave her rose to Dean and Amanda to Robby. This means, Paradise is over for Alex, Vinny, Iggy and Nick. Cheer up guys! You still were in 3 episodes, which is a record for being send home at your first rose ceremony.

Now the tables will have turned, this week the men have all the power and the women have to fear going home. The first new arrival of the week makes the knees weak of all the men, Danielle L., also known as D-Lo. Even Derek jokes that he would accept a date with her. But in the end, she chooses Dean, to the dismay of Ben and Kristina. Ben, because he doesn’t really have anyone now that Raven chose Adam, and Kristina, well because of all the obvious reasons.

Their date goes great and afterwards he goes to talk to Kristina, after which Kristina is all happy again. When it gets dark, they all sit around a campfire on the beach and Dean and Kristina are like they were at the start. Sitting close to each other, being giddy. This is when Dean makes the brilliant decision to walk away, to come back with cake, making an announcement. Apparently it’s D-Lo’s half birthday, so he got her half a cake. And you can just feel the uncomfortableness, everybody looks around to see if this is really happening, everybody that is, except for Dean and D-Lo. I praise Kristina for how see handled herself, my tears would flow right then and there. She could keep her cool until Dean and D-Lo walked to the bar and then went to her room, where she was comforted by Alexis. Dean please, for everything that is good in the world, please make up your mind. Don’t string this woman on any longer if you don’t want to be with her.

Best Quotes.

  • Alexis: “When D walked down the steps, I swear to God, I looked at all the guys and they were just like ‘DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMNNNN!’”.
  • Diggy: “You did what any guy would do, say yes to the dress”.

And also;

  • I’m sad to see Vinny go, I would have loved to see more of the laugh train that is Alexis and Vinny.
  • How is it that Dean doesn’t see how upset Kristina is for him going on the date with D-Lo? It’s clear to everybody around them.
  • The end credits!! This is why we love Alexis.
  • I wonder how it is possible that Josh was eating pizza all the time last year, if it takes two hours to make one.

Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 – Review of episode 02

Written by M.

The Bachelor wedding of the year, Evan and Carly.
I’m not going to spend too much of our time on this, just this; Carly looked spectacular. It was intimate and loving with a hint of the weirdness we love about Evan and Carly, it was their perfect wedding.

It’s time to go back to Paradise, after the shutdown. For starters, I love that they talk about how they feel about what happened and how production of any of the Bachelor shows is going. And let’s not forget about the race issue, do we automatically blame DeMario because of the color of his skin. I for one did not and I despise the fact that some people do. I don’t care is interracial or not, I care about the love between them. Love is love and love doesn’t care about the color of your skin, your gender, the number on your bank account or on your scale. Love is love and it’s the most powerful thing in the world.

Another important issue they addressed was consent, which needed to be talked about after all the media rumors. I think Taylor started this great and Ben added on this perfectly. Don’t go for the suggested consent, given by body language and flirts, always and I cannot stress this enough, always go for the verbal consent. Not just at the start, but with each step you take. Remember that if you feel unconvertable at any point, it’s never too late to say no. This doesn’t just go for whatever happens on Bachelor Nation, but for everyone. No matter where you’re from or how old you are, consent may never be assumed. My heart pours for Raven and for any other men and women out in the world who has been through any kind of (sexual) assault. No matter how hard it may seem to believe, please always keep in mind that this is not your fault and that you’re not alone in this, how bittersweet that may be.

But now it’s time to leave all of the things that happened in the past and continue their journey to find love. Are the relationships that started to form, still standing? We had Danielle and Jack, Kristina and Dean, Taylor and Derek, Jasmine and Matt, Amanda and Alex, Raven with Ben and Robby. Lacey was around for one day, but spend a lot of time with Iggy. Where do they stand now?

Jack is positive about Danielle, saying that they were hitting it off pretty well. Danielle however talks about how she had to talk herself into liking Jack and that he sounds perfect, on paper. I’m not feeling any love just yet.
Robby has the hots for Raven and feels great about their date. But Ben is also attracted to Raven, but takes it on day at the time. Raven on the other hand, ghosted both of them during the time off, saying that she needed a break from the constant two on one date.
Alex felt really secure about getting Amanda’s rose, which sounds really dirty actually, and want to see if they can built from that. For Amanda, the time off has changed her point of view on him and doesn’t want to him a rose anymore.
Matt finds Jasmine easy to talk to which is why they hit it off. After her date with Matt, Jasmin’s vagina was dancing and she’s wondering if they can back to that point.
Dean travelled with Kristina to Kentucky for a week and they road tripped to Chicago for a weekend, which was all great. And yet he wants her to be open to other dates, which she doesn’t like, but she is very optimistic about him.
Derek and Taylor are going strong! They have been talking more and more and they’re going to give this a shot.

But not long after everybody is back at the beach, Matt begins to doubt about being with Jasmine, he wants to stay open to others, where she has all her focus on Matt. Alex has trouble figuring out that he has been friend-zoned, which everybody could see, except for Alex. Thankfully Raven and Jack are there to make things clear. Lacey feels alone and is totally envious about Derek getting a date card. I get that she wanted a date card, to try get more of a connection with basically any of the guys. But just because Taylor and Derek are couple doesn’t mean they don’t deserve a nice date.

At night friction comes out to play. First with Kristina and Dean, who have trouble communicating and Kristina ends up crying at the bar, being comforted by Wells and Nick. And they friction goes to play with Matt and Jasmine. Matt needs a little time to breathe while Jasmine only wants to be with him. So when he goes off sleep alone, Jasmine gets frustrated.
And just as someone is about to come down the steps, the episode ends. Who wants to bet it’s Daniel?

Best Quotes.

  • Amanda about Alex; “I already have two kids, I don’t need another little person running around asking for attention”.
  • Raven to Alex, when he asks her advice about Amanda “Yeah, I think you should move on from Amanda”.
  • On which Jack follows “I wouldn’t count on it at all”.
  • And basically the entire reenactment of Amanda and Alex by Alexis and Vinny.

And also;

  • I miss Chad, not the parts of him getting violent, but he was interesting. I always felt there was more to him.
  • I know a lot of the couples that formed on any of the Bachelor shows, never made the walk down the aisle. But has there ever been a divorce for those who did make it down that aisle?
  • Love how Carly called Evan her lobster.
  • Is it me or do Alex and Robby have the same voice? They sound exactly the same.
  • Look at Taylor and Derek holding hands when they’re all sitting together talking to Chris.
  • I think Alexis and Vinny would be the funniest power couple ever. I hope they get together.
  • Lacey is totally pining for Daniel.

What’s coming this season?

Can’t wait for next Monday!

Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 – Review of episode 01

Written by M.

It happened, Bachelor in Paradise has started. A summer that started gloomy is now shining bright. And this first episode was all about what happened before production was stopped. And I don’t mean whatever happened between Corinne and DeMario, all we saw was them going into the pool together. What I mean is what happened between everybody, were sparks flying, did we have hookups at the first night. Well let me fill you in.

So who are in Paradise? In order of them arriving at the beach and who’s heart they were fighting for on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette. Raven (Nick), Dean (Rachel), Kristina (Nick), Danielle (Nick), Ben (Kaitlyn), Iggy (Rachel), Jasmine (Nick), Jack (Rachel), Alexis (Nick), DeMario (Rachel), Derek (JoJo), Alex (JoJo), Corinne (Nick), Lacey (Nick), Vinny (JoJo and BiP 3), Diggy (Rachel), Matt (Rachel), Nick (JoJo), Amanda (Ben and BiP 3) and Taylor (Nick).
So we start off with 9 women and 11 men, giving the women all the power. Which guys will be send home in the first week? More on that later.

So what do we know at this moment? Ben has his eyes on Raven, while Raven is seriously crushing on Dean and has trouble keeping her eyes of him. Danielle can’t stop talking about the hotness of Dean, like seriously, find a new topic to talk about. Jack is wondering if Alexis is in Paradise to find love or to party with her friends. Raven has her mind set up and spilled her guts about DeMario before he even stepped onto the beach. Iggy thinks he and Corinne will hit it off because they’re both the life of the party. So serious question, how and when was Iggy the life of the party? Did I miss this, cause I have no memory of this.

The first kiss of the season goes to Nick and Jasmine, but only because Lacey dared them. But she made up for that kiss later at night when she was making out with Matt, Jasmine that is, not Lacey. The first date card went to Kristina, who took Dean out for a nice dinner and sparks were flying. They were both giddy and obviously smitten with each other.
First one to get drunk is Nick, which is a serious turn off for Jasmine.

On a sad note, Lacey got a call from her family after just one night, informing her that her grandfather, who she was really with, passed away. So she’s going back home as she should. And as interested as Iggy seemed in her, he couldn’t remember it was her grandfather, but told the others it was her grandma that died. On another sad note, Jorge is also leaving Paradise to pursue his dreams. Only this one is followed by a much happier note, because Wells will be the new bartender of Paradise!

In the morning the first new guest arrives and it’s Robby, who apparently packs like a woman, he brought a new bathing suit for every single day! Though that’s not what the women in Paradise are talking about, they just keep talking about his hair. Well at least it’s a change of subject from the hotness of Dean. This brings the score to 8 women and 12 men, this does not look good for our men. Of course Robby came in with a date card and he goes jet skiing with Raven. But after they get back, they both have a different opinion on the success of the date, Robby is smitten and Raven is really not.
Third date card, “Matt, pick your queen” and he and Jasmine leave the beach. And their date takes them to a drag bar, where Jasmine volunteered him to be a drag queen. Is it weird that when he was turned into a drag queen, he reminded me of Jared?

Rose ceremony, who ends up with who and who goes home? But it never comes to that. Before the roses are handed out, Corinne and DeMario get pulled aside, camera’s go out and production is stopped. But what would the rose ceremony have looked like? Raven would have given her rose to Ben, Kristina to Dean, Amanda to Alex, Danielle would keep Jack around. Jasmine likes Matt, Taylor hit it off with Derek and Corinne let Nicks stay another round. So the wildcard comes from Alexis, putting Iggy, DeMario, Vinny, Diggy, Nick and Robby on the chopping block.

Best Quotes.
This first episode already had three great quotes. Number three was from Chris, after Amanda hands him the engagement ring she got last year from Josh and she walks into Paradise, he smells the rings and says “It smells like pizza”. Second best came from Raven. While on her date with Robby she kissed him, but at the party before the rose ceremony she kisses Ben “That was better than Robby”. But the absolute best went to Chris, while talking to Corinne right before she stepped onto the beach; “Phenomenal place to take naps”. Can’t wait what other quotes will be coming our way this season.

And also;

  • Ben talks a lot about Zeus and any other dog he had in his life, don’t know if Raven is into it though. I truly hope this won’t be thing throughout the show though, like with Josh and his pizza.
  • Why do people this Jack is a serial killer?
  • How is it that people don’t remember Ben, but do remember Derek, I seriously forgotten all about him.
  • OK girls, we get it, Dean is hot, but does that mean that everything that you women say is “Dean is hot”. Look around, there are hot men all around. I myself wouldn’t be able to keep my eyes of Ben.
  • I think it’s like bloody hot out there, it’s only been two days and you can see body’s turning sunburned red.
  • Did Taylor bring up the ‘intelligence level’ again? Is that smart?
  • Is it too obvious that I’m smitten with Ben? To be honest, I’ve been this way since he stepped out of the limo on Kaitlyn’s season.