Will you accept these roses?

‘The Bachelorette’ season 19 doesn’t live up to hype


Jordyn Reynolds, Sports Edito-

Bachelorette nation has been given a shocking season 19 with two bachelorettes, mouthy men, and cruises to the most romantic places. This has become one of the most historic seasons we’ve seen. For the first time ever, there are two bachelorettes at one time. 

Our two bachelorettes, as announced in season 18, are Gabby and Rachel, who we’ve seen be heartbroken on season 26 of “The Bachelor.” 

“The Bachelorette” is the “sister” show of “The Bachelor.” They have the same rules. The only difference is that “The Bachelorette” is male based and “The Bachelor” is female based. They both feature one-on-one dates, group dates where they fight for love and attention, cocktail parties, and the rose ceremony. The rose ceremony is the most important because it is when we find out which contestants stay and which go home. 

“Double the drama, double the romance, double the tears,” says host and former bachelor Jesse Palmer in a promotional ad for the show.

Emphasis on double the romance, but especially double the drama. Immediately, we see rose rejections, one of the girls called “rough around the edges,” men switching women in the middle of the season, someone testing positive for Covid-19, and so much more. 

Unsurprisingly, things take a twist immediately. In episode 3, Hayden, one of the 32 men, gets very aggressive verbally when talking about the two girls, Gabby and Rachel. This to me was not entirely shocking because there is almost always someone who is ready to cause a fight. 

“The Bachelorette” is very entertaining, although it also sometimes sad because we get connected with these contestants and the girls but continually see them face heartbreak. We see heartbreak throughout the show leading all the way up to the last 20 minutes of the final episode. 

One of my least favorite episodes from this season is episode 8, “The Men Tell All.” Usually, I am looking forward to this episode, but this time it was disappointing. We hear the host hype up a “life-changing” announcement, but later we find that the announcement was the audience finding out they have a free cruise coupon.  

Overall, I would give a mixed review on this current season of “The Bachelorette.” Although it’s not over yet, it hasn’t been entirely exciting or well presented by ABC. The idea of two people finding love at one time is slightly overwhelming, but I believe that there were some well lived out moments, like the hometowns and honeymoon suite episodes. You can watch this season on Hulu and ABC.