‘The Bachelorette’ review: Brooks Forester, Ben Scott get roses on dramatic night

Desiree Hartsock“Right reasons, right reasons.” Be honest: Aren’t you going to have that stuck in your head for a while? No? Okay…

Anyhow, Monday night’s episode of “The Bachelorette” was mostly entertaining just for the mere unintentional comedy of watching some very uncool people try to be hip, while at the same time paying homage to the show’s own past during a rap music video. With this being said, there still are a few things that we, to be perfectly honest, still don’t entirely understand. For example, why give press to the Wes and Justin’s of the world, especially when “Bachelor Pad” is not even on anymore. Also, what was with the random jab at Jason Mesnick? While he did do something that was pretty heartbreaking, we never felt like he was there for the wrong reasons at all.

Without further ado, let’s take a look now at some of the individual highlights from the latest adventure of Desiree Hartsock’s life.

One-on-one dates

Brooks – Very romantic, but also pretty dull. We found out just enough about Brooks to learn that he has a pretty decent back story and is ready for love, but he is still a  little bit of mystery (which always draws the ladies in like bees to the honey). Also, we found out that he’s okay gallivanting around town pretending like it’s a wedding day … which most guys would probably scream and run away from.

Bryden – Bryden has to be one of the manliest men in “Bachelor” history in between the muscles, the story, and those very prominent facial features. We also had the opportunity to see what was the first of likely many hot tub make-out sessions by the end of the date. Good for Bryden?

The group date

We already talked about the wackiness of the rap video (featuring an inexplicable Soulja Boy cameo that makes us think that shouting “yooooooooou!” in the middle of this story might be a good idea), but why not also touch on the polarizing man that is Ben Scott? He really is the Tierra LiCausi this season: Most of the guys hate him, typically for turning on the charm when the cameras are on but not so much when they are off. Red flag? Sure, but the guy knows how to play the game. He seems to be forgetting that being the “bad guy” barely works on this show if you want to have a lasting relationship in the end. Even though Vienna Girardi and Courtney Robertson each managed to win, neither actually stayed with Jake Pavelka or Ben Flajnik any longer than a year.

Among those eliminated

Will – Sad news here, mostly because he seems like such a genuinely cool guy who really wants love. However, he was totally in the friend zone more so than boyfriend material.

Robert – The saddest thing about here is that Robert had the craziest eyebrows out of everyone on the show, and thus we are set to seriously miss having this sort of unusual presence around.

What was your take on Monday’s episode? If you want to read where we ranked all of the contestants moving into this episode, all you have to do is click here.

Photo: ABC

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