Today, ABC released the full synopsis for most of Rachel Lindsay’s season of The Bachelorette, effectively giving away most of what the dates are going to be from start to finish. We’re not entirely sure what their motivation is for this, beyond of course some sort of innate desire to get out in front of spoilers even though there are already many spoilers out there.
Ultimately, the synopsis below gives you a very good sense of what is coming, and some of the celebrity guests who are going to be a part of the season:
“Romantic and adventurous dates will reach new heights this season, testing the men’s perseverance in pursuing their romantic objective, along with fun, exciting and exotic dates that will elicit real and raw passions. The action-packed schedule, which spans the United States and around the globe, begins when eight lucky men go on a group date – only to be surprised by celebrity power couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, who will judge the guys’ performance in a “husband material obstacle course.” Basketball legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar puts ten men through several basketball drills before revealing that they will need to play each other in front of a huge crowd. Another group date finds six men and Rachel on the set of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” as the guys strip Chippendale style and play a game of “Never Have I Ever,” revealing secrets they weren’t prepared to share. As the remaining men move across country to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Rachel takes love to new heights as she and one lucky guy ride on the Goodyear Blimp and later have a private concert by emerging country music star Russell Dickerson.”
Some of these ideas are really cute, such as we’re going to get a chance to see Ashton and Mila together publicly, which isn’t something that you get much other than on That 70’s Show. Meanwhile, there is some serious irony about Kareem Abdul Jabbar taking part in a group date given that he previously suggested in a piece that the idea of this show is effectively killing romance.
Also, we have a little bit of a divided opinion about the Ellen group date, mostly because this show repeatedly likes to do group dates where the men have to take their clothes off in order to get approval. We don’t like it when the show does this, or when The Bachelor does the same thing with their photo-shoot dates. They don’t frame them the same way to make it seem like they are not enticing women to take their clothes off, but it’s mostly the same thing. Why can’t people just date without the pressure of that?
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