Dear Corinne,

Written by M.

I was gonna write an article about all the great people that we were gonna see on this season of Bachelor in Paradise. Personally I was torn about Ben Zorn going to Paradise. I loved him on Kaitlyn’s season of The Bachelorette, hated it when he was send home and I absolutely want him to find the love of his life, his happily ever after. And yet… Him going to Paradise increases the chances that he will find all that with someone other than me. Yes, I know it’s foolish, but a woman can dream. Let’s face it, Ben Zorn is the complete package.

And then there’s Robby, my absolute favorite contester last year on JoJo’s search for love. I was rooting for him and cried for him when it was Jordan she loved. But following him on Instagram for the last several months, my love for him has faded a little. Most of what he shows is about looks and I wonder is that all there is to him. So I was excited to see if he could change my opinion and make me love him again.

But then all hell broke loose and Bachelor in Paradise was cancelled, at least for this summer, I’m still hoping that it will return next summer. We’re still not sure about what happened, we’ve only got a few official statements and of course dozens of rumors. Personally I’m not interested to get into every rumor out there. However, yesterday Corinne released her statement and I felt truly sorry for her.

“I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened on June 4. Although I have little memory of that night, something bad obviously took place, which I understand is why production on the show has now been suspended and a producer on the show has filed a complaint against the production. As a woman, this is my worst nightmare and it has now become my reality. As I pursue the details and facts surrounding that night and the immediate days after, I have retained a group of professionals to ensure that what happened on June 4 comes to light and I can continue my life, including hiring an attorney to obtain justice and seeking therapy to begin dealing with the physical and emotional trauma stemming from that evening.”

We don’t know what really happened and I doubt we’ll ever truly know, but that doesn’t matter. What matters is that Corinne feels violated and no woman, no person should ever feel that way. I know what it’s like to be a victim and it doesn’t matter what happened, you’re world will crumble apart. It truly is a nightmare and though you try to wake up, you can’t. This has become your life and you have to fight like hell to make it your own again.

I don’t know Corinne personally, all I know is the Corinne the producers of The Bachelor showed us. In the beginning of the program I didn’t like her because of that. But the longer she was on the show, the more I’ve grown to love her. She has a strong personality and won’t let anyone put her in a corner. She may take some getting used to, but I believe that once she’s in your heart, she’s there to stay.

Dear Corinne, I know how much strength it takes to get back on your feet. And even though I don’t know you, I do know you have this strength in you. I believe you to be one of the most confident people out there, don’t let this change that. Always keep doing what feels right for you, follow your intuition, it’s there for a reason. I praise you for fighting this head on, talking about what happened and what you’re feeling helps, whether it’s with a therapist, family or your amazing friends. I know it may not feel like it now, but I promise everything will get better. You are a strong independent woman and you can put this behind you in time. Keep believing in yourself, I know I do.

Have love,
M

Renewed, Cancelled or On the Bubble – What’s the status – Part 1

Written by M.

**Updated May 16**

We’re in the middle of THAT time of the year; will our favorite series be renewed or are they cancelled. It’s exciting and nerve-racking at the same time. If a show is renewed, we get a big smile on our face and our hearts jump for joy. But when a series is cancelled it feels like the end of the world as we know it and a part of us has died.

But how will you know? Simple, I’ll will keep track of it all. No need for you to search through numerous websites, Facebook pages, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and who knows what else. You can just come here and I will deliver the good and unfortunately the bad news. So bookmark this page under the your favorites, make it your homepage, whatever you do, check in regularly. There are several stages for our series to be in;

  • Officially Renewed
  • You can buy the champagne, this is a safe bet
  • On the Bubble
  • Wallow party for one, coming your way
  • Officially Cancelled

And there are some series that simply haven’t been on the air long enough to know or series that haven’t premiered yet.

Now let’s get started.

ABC

  • American CrimeOfficially Cancelled
  • American HousewifeOfficially Renewed
  • The BachelorOfficially Renewed
  • The Bachelor in ParadiseOfficially Renewed: Season 4 will start this summer!
  • Black-ishOfficially Renewed
  • The CatchOfficially Cancelled
  • ConvictionOfficially Cancelled
  • Designated SurvivorOfficially Renewed
  • Dr. KenOfficially Cancelled
  • Fresh of the BoatOfficially Renewed
  • The GoldbergsOfficially Renewed; for seasons 5 & 6
  • Grey’s AnatomyOfficially Renewed
  • How to Get Away With MurderOfficially Renewed
  • Last Man Standing Officially Cancelled
  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Officially Renewed
  • Match GameOn the Bubble
  • The MiddleOfficially Renewed
  • MistressesOfficially Cancelled
  • Modern FamilyOfficially Renewed, for 2 more seasons
  • NotoriousOfficially Cancelled
  • Once Upon a TimeOfficially Renewed, but 6 major characters left the show
  • QuanticoOfficially Renewed
  • The Real O’NealsOfficially Cancelled
  • ScandalOfficially Renewed
  • Secrets and LiesOfficially Cancelled
  • Speechless – Officially Renewed
  • Time after TimeOfficially Cancelled

CBS

  • 2 Broke GirlsOfficially Cancelled
  • The Big Bang TheoryOfficially Renewed, for 2 more seasons!
  • Blue BloodsOfficially Renewed
  • BrainDeadOfficially Cancelled
  • BullOfficially Renewed
  • Code BlackOfficially Renewed
  • Criminal MindsOfficially Renewed
  • Criminal Minds: Beyond BordersOfficially Cancelled
  • DoubtOfficially Cancelled
  • ElementaryOfficially Renewed
  • The Good FightOfficially Renewed
  • The Great IndoorsOfficially Cancelled
  • Hawaii Five-0Officially Renewed
  • Kevin Can WaitOfficially Renewed
  • Life in PiecesOfficially Renewed
  • MacGyverOfficially Renewed
  • Madam SecretaryOfficially Renewed
  • Man With a PlanOfficially Renewed
  • MomOfficially Renewed
  • NCISOfficially Renewed
  • NCIS: Los AngelesOfficially Renewed
  • NCIS: New OrleansOfficially Renewed
  • The Odd CoupleOfficially Cancelled
  • Pure GeniusOfficially Cancelled
  • ScorpionOfficially Renewed
  • Superior DonutsOfficially Renewed
  • SurvivorOfficially Renewed
  • Training DayWallow party for one, coming your way
  • ZooOfficially Renewed

FOX

  • 24: LegacyOn the Bubble
  • American GritOfficially Renewed
  • APBOfficially Cancelled
  • Bob’s BurgersOfficially Renewed
  • BonesOfficially Cancelled, final season just completed its run
  • Brooklyn Nine-NineOfficially Renewed
  • Empire Officially Renewed
  • The Exorcist Officially Renewed
  • Family Guy Officially Renewed
  • Gotham Officially Renewed
  • Hell’s Kitchen You can buy the champagne, this is a safe bet
  • The Last Man on Earth Officially Renewed
  • Lethal Weapon Officially Renewed
  • Lucifer Officially Renewed
  • Making History Officially Cancelled
  • MasterChef – Season 8 premieres this summer
  • MasterChef Junior You can buy the champagne, this is a safe bet
  • The MickOfficially Renewed
  • New GirlOfficially Renewed, the shortened season 7 will be it’s swan song
  • PitchOfficially Cancelled
  • Prison BreakOn the Bubble
  • RosewoodOfficially Cancelled
  • Scream Queens Officially Cancelled
  • The Simpsons Officially Renewed, for 2 more season, through Season 30
  • Shots Fired On the Bubble
  • Sleepy Hollow Officially Cancelled
  • Son of Zorn Officially Cancelled
  • Star Officially Renewed
  • Wayward Pines On the Bubble
  • The X-FilesOfficially Renewed

NBC

  • AquariusOfficially Cancelled
  • The BlacklistOfficially Renewed
  • The Blacklist: RedemptionOfficially Cancelled
  • BlindspotOfficially Renewed
  • The Carmichael Show – Season 3 starts May 31
  • Chicago FireOfficially Renewed
  • Chicago JusticeYou can buy the champagne, this is a safe bet
  • Chicago MedOfficially Renewed
  • Chicago P.D.Officially Renewed
  • Emerald CityOfficially Cancelled
  • The Good PlaceOfficially Renewed
  • Great NewsOfficially Renewed
  • GrimmOfficially Cancelled
  • Law & Order: SVUOfficially Renewed
  • Little Big ShotsOn the Bubble
  • Marlon – Premieres August 16
  • Midnight Texas – Premieres July 25
  • The Night Shift – Season 4 starts June 22
  • PowerlessOfficially Cancelled
  • Shades of BlueOfficially Renewed
  • SuperstoreOfficially Renewed
  • TakenOfficially Renewed
  • This Is UsOfficially Renewed, for 2 seasons!
  • TimelessOfficially Renewed, first it was cancelled and now it’s un-cancelled!
  • Trial & Error – Too early to tell

The CW

  • The 100Officially Renewed
  • ArrowOfficially Renewed
  • Crazy Ex-GirlfriendOfficially Renewed
  • DC’s Legends of TomorrowOfficially Renewed
  • The FlashOfficially Renewed
  • FrequencyOfficially Cancelled
  • iZombieOfficially Renewed
  • Jane the VirginOfficially Renewed
  • No TomorrowOfficially Cancelled
  • The OriginalsOfficially Renewed
  • ReignOfficially Cancelled
  • RiverdaleOfficially Renewed
  • SupergirlOfficially Renewed
  • SupernaturalOfficially Renewed
  • The Vampire DiariesOfficially Cancelled, final season just completed its run
  • Whose Line is it Anyway?Officially Renewed

That’s it for the big broadcast networks, but there are so many of series that are among our favorites that are on other channels or can be streamed. I will also make a list for these, however will have to wait to later this week.

So how are you feeling? Are you still breathing? Have your favorites series been renewed? As for me, I am grieving the loss of 2 Broke Girls and Frequency. But at the same time I am over the moon that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is saved. For those series who haven’t heard news about their fate, it’s not looking good.

The Bachelor Season 21 – Review of episode 01 ‘Limo’s Arrival’

Written by M.

It’s finally happening! Nick Viall is the new Bachelor.
I’m very excited for Nick to be the bachelor. Though a lot of people see Nick as one of the bad guys of The Bachelorette, I see him as an honest man who isn’t afraid to speak his mind. In the past couple of years we’ve seen him grow up into the mature man he is today. He is a man I sure want to find true and last love.

“I’m gonna give America a happy ending” – Nick

The last couple of years we’ve seen a conversation between old Bachelors or Bachelorette’s to give some tips to the new person stepping into the spotlight. But this season’s conversation has been the best by far! Sean, Chris and Ben aren’t afraid to make jokes of Nick’s expense and it is hilarious. Can we please put these guys together every year?!

So what do we have this year? Besides a lot of red dresses, and I mean a lot! About half of the women wore a red dress. And they couldn’t stop talking about it. Seriously, we get it, it would be more fun to hear you women talk about the weather than this never ending topic of red dresses.
We have a woman who dances ballroom with Nick, a woman who’s friends think Nick is a piece of ***. A woman who already met Nick at Jade and Tanner’s wedding and had sex with him, let’s guess to how long this will stay a secret. A woman who still is taking cared for by her nanny, a woman with balls, though they are in her nose. A woman who gives Nick a beard massage and woman who is crazy about dolphins, though she’s definitely wearing a shark costume. Yes, a costume, no fancy dress, but a costume of a shark.

So who is this year’s crazy girl? After just one episode I can already say who will follow up last year’s Olivia. The honor of this year will go to Corinne. Remember how Olivia kept saying how she was the ‘future misses Higgins’?  Seriously, she mentioned this like 20 times every episode. Well Corinne is already heading in that direction.
Unfortunately she’s also the one who got the first kiss. Even if it only was because she started it. However, she wasn’t the one who got the first impression rose, much to her dismay. Nick made the decision to give the first impression rose to somebody who he hit it off with right away and actually had a great conversation with as well, Rachel.
By the end of the night, none of the women got drunk. But at least we have a woman who thinks she’s a dolphin.

So which women made it to the next round? We started this season with 30 women and 10 got send home on the first night. These are the ones that made an impression on Nick, at least for now;

Who are my favorites? At this point, I would say Rachel, Christen, Taylor, Sarah and Danielle M. But we’ll see. Nick is nothing but unconventional, so there’s no predicting who will go next.

And also

  • In the preview of what is to come this season, we can clearly see that Rachel is one of the final three!
  • Is it me or are the women on this show get younger and younger each year?