Well, rose lovers, this season of The Bachelor was truly about the “journey,” not the destination. Though 11 weeks with Bachelor Matt James brought us no proposal, no engagement, and ultimately no relationship at all, it did prompt a lot of uncomfortable (though necessary) conversations about race. But first, “romance”!….. WATCH ‘The Bachelor’ season 25 episode 11 after the JUMP!
Not too many parents, regardless of race, would be comfortable having their adult child confront them on national television about their shortcomings.
But there was just something so authentically Black about the way Manny James reacted when his son, Matt James, discussed his feelings of abandonment on this Monday’s The Bachelor that made the moment riveting, if not slightly uncomfortable to watch. Culturally, people of the African diaspora don’t like putting their business in the streets. That said, Manny knew that he’d messed up with Matt in the past and tried to work his way through the discomfort, sweaty head, incredulous faces and all. Matt said he needed to talk to Manny about not being there for him as a kid not to embarrass his father, but to gain closure….. WATCH ‘The Bachelor’ season 25 episode 10 after the JUMP!
Former cast member Heather Martin isn’t the only source of drama during this jam-packed week that includes two one-on-one dates, a group date, two rose ceremonies and a performance by Grammy-nominated artist Aloe Blacc…. WATCH ‘The Bachelor’ season 25 episode 7 after the JUMP!
Every week, it feels like Matt’s “journey” on The Bachelor takes two steps forward and one step back. Just as it seemed like we had put the mean girl drama behind us (bye, MJ!), this week we had to deal with an out-of-nowhere new feud — and then another new woman showed up. It’s madness, rose lovers!… WATCH ‘The Bachelor’ season 25 episode 6 after the JUMP!
This week, Matt confronts the mean girls in the house about their bad behavior… WATCH ‘The Bachelor’ season 25 episode 5 after the JUMP!
Still reeling from Sarah’s sudden departure, Matt fights his tendency to put up walls as his journey continues with the 18 remaining women vying for his heart; emotions continue to run high, leading to a clash between Victoria and Katie.. WATCH ‘The Bachelor’ season 25 episode 4 after the JUMP!
It appears that not EVERYONE is HAPPY that there is a BLACK MAN as ‘The Bachelor’ lead after a whopping 25 seasons.
Matt James’ Bachelor premiere had the lowest ratings in franchise history, but ABC executive Rob Mills thinks it will pick up.Continue reading #ABC addresses #TheBachelor RECORD-LOW Ratings! [details]
The 24 women who survived the rose ceremony on arrival night discover that dating Matt is intoxicating although the atmosphere among the women is plain toxic. Matt’s adventurous first date with Bri triggers an emotional bombshell between the other jealous women, including Victoria. The largest group date in Bachelor history has 18 women dress up for a wedding photo shoot, with Matt as the groom kissing his brides. Sarah is thrilled to join Matt on a romantic ride aboard a 1930s biplane, but the love-struck bachelorette is having a difficult time seeing him. WATCH ‘The Bachelor’ season 25 episode 3 after the JUMP!
Matt’s adventurous first date with Bri triggers an emotional bombshell between the other jealous women; 18 women dress up for a wedding photo shoot for the group date. WATCH ‘The Bachelor’ season 25 episode after the JUMP!
Matt meets the 32 women who are vying for his affection before saying goodbye to eight of them at the rose ceremony. WATCH ‘The Bachelor’ season 25 episode 1 after the JUMP!
After 40 seasons, ABC casts it’s first Black male lead for “The Bachelor”.