Hooked on “The Bachelor”

ABC’s hit television show came to a close of their most recent season, here’s a recap and review.

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Season 24 of “The Bachelor” came to an end on ABC March 10. The dramatic and absolutely riveting conclusion gave the bachelor nation exactly what they wanted- unwarranted drama until the very end. 

Jenaro DelPrete, Staff Writer/Social Media Manager

Season 24 of “The Bachelor” came to an end on ABC March 10 in the year of our Lord 2020. The dramatic and absolutely riveting conclusion gave the bachelor nation exactly what they wanted- unwarranted drama until the very end. 

Peter Weber, our lovely young pilot, alma mater of Baylor (sic’ em), has been quite the interesting person to be the Bachelor. After finishing in third place in Hannah B’s season of “The Bachelorette,” Pilot Pete was destined to be the personality for all the hopeful girls wanting to woo over his heart. Unfortunately, as a Bachelor Nationalist (terrible title, I know), I have been very disappointed in light of recent developments and the events of our season’s finale. 

Let’s discuss some of our top personalities from this season and look back at our fun controversies that have been raining down on us from the start. 

Hannah Ann upon winning the first impression rose was always going to be in contention. Her season’s start was pristine and angelic, or at least she seemed to be. I can’t really say she was the perfect fit for Peter. I really wanted to like her and I thought she was a breath of fresh air at times, but something just irked me most of the time and I’m not entirely sure why. 

Victoria P and Victoria F were both characters to say the least. They just had drama written all over them from the start. After the realization that Victoria F was apparently a homewrecker, it was an absolute shock that Peter would keep her around. Victoria P had a tendency to get herself involved in situations that would’ve been better if she had stayed out. 

Earlier in the season, Alayah had the worst habit of getting into beef with the other girls without any merit. Granted, that was how the show went anyways, all the girls didn’t really get along with each other in the slightest and the tension kinda ruined their feelings with Peter as well. 

I also firmly believe a lot of these girls deserved better than to be treated the way they did, so here’s a quick list of the girls who don’t need no man in their lives: 

  • Mykenna, I know she cried a lot, but she was a sweetheart.

  • Kelley didn’t always have the best encounters, but she had a big heart and it was all for Peter.

  • Kelsey was nothing, but a grown woman who wanted someone to love her and I give her nothing but mad respect for that.

I think this season came to an abrupt arrival on who was going to be the crowned queen of Peter Weber. After the last season with Hannah B at the helm, I kinda knew that this wasn’t going to pan out in a crisp and clean fashion that people wanted. It’s not surprising, but drama keeps the fans on a hook, including myself; I am absolutely thrilled every time we get a “champagne-gate” or Peter’s mom completely losing it in tears on our sneak previews at the end of episodes.

Now, I’m trying to be extremely vague as to not spoil this series for anyone, but for those of you who are new to bachelor nation, I will tell you that this season has been an adventure even if I am still upset about the ending.

I wish Peter the best, but I am happy to see him go. I think it’s time we move on to someone who will cherish some feelings a little more than good ole Pilot Pete. As far as stacking up against other seasons of “The Bachelor,” I think this has been one of the better ones. I was entertained and kept awake for every episode and I wanted more drama and more bogus events to take place like the weird reality TV fiend I am. 

I appreciated this season for what it was, but I am hopeful that we will see more interesting bachelors and bachelorettes in the future, whether in the mansion or in paradise, I would love some better characters coming through the arms of Chris Hanson. 

I’ll give season 24 of ABC’s “The Bachelor” a 7.5/10 Pilot Petes, a little too much drama for my taste, but endlessly entertaining.

The views in this column do not necessarily reflect the views of the GENESIS staff. Reach Jenaro DelPrete at [email protected]