The answer is yes. Yes, I am drunk enough for this shit, because for some reason it’s endearing. Maybe it’s the fact that it feels a little more genuine, maybe it’s the fact that this gives some hope that there is love at all ages. Who the hell knows? Maybe it’s the alcohol, but if we’re being honest, I think it was really just that I did want more of this show.
Yes, I am fully aware that I have been hating on the show, but when I am wrong, I can sat I am wrong. I can also say that though normally, I would not want to sit through two hours of The Bachelor, with this one, I wouldn’t have minded more time.
Just the way that the opened the show and we saw Gerry taking it so seriously – getting ready and the picture of his wife, the love of his life, and their story… within seconds there were tears.
The Golden Bachelor wasn’t what I expected, but it was everything that I needed. I am rooting for Gerry. I want him to find his second love of his life. And I know that Tony is looking down on him, supporting him, and wanting him to be happy.
And I think all of America is too.
TBH, there were none of the women that stood out to me. I was more focused on Gerry and the fact that every woman that came out, he seemed to be entranced and loving every moments. Seeing him look as though he felt alive, that was a beautiful thing.
Gerry looked happy. He looked as though he respected everyone that showed up. He believed in the process, but also respected the fact that they were putting themselves out there.
Every woman tried to be creative, but TBH, what I was hoping that we’d see more of their personalities vs. a gimmick. I felt like what we were watching was a bunch of women trying to capture their youth.
But what I loved about the idea of The Golden Bachelor, was that we weren’t going to get a bunch of people who were after Instagram fame. We were getting people who genuinely wanting to fall in love. I didn’t want to see gimmicks, and then in the same breathe, I get it. They’re not dead – these women are alive.
And they are showing they are just that.
The highlight (besides Gerry) would have to be Jimmy Kimmel sending Aunt Chippy. That had to be my favorite gimmick – because she’s just hilarious.
Again, we’re dealing with Gerry being the star of this. While, I would have loved for the women to make an impression on me, they didn’t. All I could think was that a majority of them seemed way too thirsty.
But Faith. I did love that she decided to sing a song. Was I a fan of her arrival on the motorcycle? Not really. The reason being is it felt too gimmicky, but also like I did love the message that she was sending.
“I’m proof you can live fast and not die young. And if you leave here with me, it will be the ride of your life,” she said to Gerry.
She did get the first impression rose. And hey, we’ll see where that goes.
What I do think – judging by the way that Gerry seems – is that he’s not going to do anything easily. Hurting people, sending them home, having to know that he’s going to break hearts – is going to be hard for him.
And quite honestly, I do think it will be harder on him than the women.
Side note though – Gerry celebrating Theresa’s birthday was adorbs. Also I now want a cupcake.
THE ROSE CEREMONY
It’s quite a change when you are watching an episode of The Bachelor, and the rose ceremony isn’t something that you cringe at, but it’s something that you feel legitimate pain over watching. You know that it’s genuinely breaking hearts, but more than anything it’s breaking Gerry’s.
While there was a part of me that never understood how anyone of these women or Gerry for that matter, would want to do this show, I have to admit, that I get it. We’re not living in a world where you have to be a spinster. You can find love at any age.
Gerry sent home Anna, Maria, Patti, Pamela, Renee and Sylvia. While I feel for them, I do feel like Gerry made the best choice for him and them. He wants to make good connections, ones that are based in truth. How do I know that? Well, I believe that based off the length of his relationship with his wife and the way that he still loves her.
Gerry, I think I speak for all of America when I say, we’re in for this ride. We believe in you.
The Golden Bachelor airs Thursdays on ABC.