For some seasons of The Bachelor these days, we often see things kick off with the leading man having some sort of heart-to-heart with other people who have previously taken on the gig. It’s basically a chance for the show to remind you of some of its most-notable personalities, while at the same time presenting it through a guise as though the conversation actually matters. It doesn’t. Really, nothing does until the Bachelor meets some of the contestants, but apparently the ABC series is going to keep trying regardless.
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At least for this season, the series is shaking things up slightly with Colton sitting down with Chris Harrison at the start of the season rather than some other former contestant. According to the ABC series, they are going to talk about an elephant in the room:
Before his journey begins, Colton sits down with Chris Harrison for a frank discussion about the backlash he received after he was announced as the new Bachelor and his readiness to become a husband. What about the fantasy suites? Colton wants to keep an open mind – anything is possible. However, he is somewhat nervous at the prospect of simultaneously juggling 30 smart, beautiful women.
What we find to be somewhat bizarre and/or hilarious about all of this is that ABC is acting as though they aren’t the person who picked him! They and the producers are the reason why there is such a backlash, but we don’t really care all that much about the lead personally. What matters with this show more so than anything else is that you have interesting women, and we personally believe that Colton is the show’s attempt to try and catch the same lightning-in-a-bottle that they had with Sean Lowe. (Rest assured, it’s going to be hard for Colton to top someone who we personally consider to be one of the best Bachelors that the series has ever had.)
More so than anything else, what’s going to make Colton either more well-liked or more disliked is how he reacts to the conflicts in the middle of the season. This is what caused some serious problems with Arie Luyendyk Jr., as he came across as very cold and rather distant from much of the contestants. You want someone who can at least sympathize with their plights and struggles and realize the emotions that are at play.
What are you the most interested in seeing on The Bachelor premiere with Colton? Be sure to share right now in the attached comments. (Photo: ABC.)