Essentially a Brain Dump of Unfiltered Thoughts About The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart
To be frank, when the teaser for The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart dropped, my initial reaction was something along the lines of Randy Jackson's signature "Yeah, that's gonna be a no for me dog" from his American Idol heyday. It looked unbearably corny, and, following the messy conclusion of Peter Weber's season of The Bachelor, I was more than ready to claim back that two-hour time slot on Monday evenings. But alas, a global pandemic hit, thus leaving that Monday evening time slot — and every other time slot, for that matter — wide open.
The whole "Bachelor in Paradise meets A Star Is Born" concept piqued my interest just enough.
A few days after the show's premiere, I caved and reluctantly hopped on the bandwagon because, well, what the heck else did I have going on? ABC had cast a few cute-looking musicians for the series, and the whole "Bachelor in Paradise meets A Star Is Born" concept piqued my interest just enough. Although I wasn't entirely sold after the first episode, I tuned back in for the second week, and against all odds, I got hooked. I relished in judging the singing abilities and romantic connections of those complete strangers, despite the fact that I possess zero musical talents or love interests. Now, I dutifully plop on my couch right at 7:59 p.m. every Monday night, ready to soak in the drama with an imaginary "Team Bri and Chris" poster in hand.
It took me a few weeks to transform from an eye-rolling Listen to Your Heart skeptic to a highly attentive, dedicated fan. I needed time to gather my thoughts about the show's format and feel out the pool of contestants. And now that I've fully wrapped my head around what the latest Bachelor spinoff has to offer, I'm here to share my unfiltered feelings about the couples, premise, dates, and more. Grab a mug, and get all the tea ahead.