Entertainment January 31, 2017
What do college women think about this season of “The Bachelor?” I joined my sorority watch party for the latest episode to find out. And the answer came quickly. It’s all about Corinne…
She had most of the room rolling on the floor laughing when she delivered her best one liner to date, “Make America Corinne Again.”
Others, however, were not so impressed with Corinne’s crazy, drunken antics and wondered why Nick Viall was keeping her around.
“Does he actually like her?” asked one of my friends. No, probably not, but Viall is a Bachelor veteran at this point, so he knows Corinne is good TV.
Someone who definitely doesn’t see the funny side of Corinne is her rose rival Taylor and this episode was dominated by the clash between the two women. One of the sorority girls summed up the feeling of the room by saying of mental health counselor Taylor, “This girl is a grade A psycho.” Corinne was able to hold her own through the argument, although it was incredibly difficult to understand her points. “I truly love how drunk she gets and slowly slurs more and more of her words,” remarked one of our girls.
The claws really came out when the rivals accompanied Nick on a date in a New Orleans forest.
Corinne took the opportunity to tell Nick that Taylor had “emotionally attacked” her and “basically called me stupid.” To which “The Bachelor” responded, in classic Nick fashion, “How does that make you feel.” “WHAT!” screams filled the room “THAT’S WHAT YOU SAY TO HER!” one girl yells while jumping on the couch. “What do you mean how does that make her feel!? WHAT KIND OF QUESTION IS THAT!?” My watch party couldn’t believe it. “Guys are awful at emotions, it seriously blows my mind.”
As Nick prepared to decide which of them would stay in the show and which would go home, Corinne was shoving needles into a voodoo doll. It must have worked. Nick gave the rose to her instead of Taylor. His pick was not shocking to us at all. “He deserves someone like Corinne,” said one girl. “He is Corinne, they are the same person.”
#TeamCorn and Nick sailed away in a boat to their dinner, while Taylor sits and whines about losing. You would think that would be the end of Taylor, but no. “Why do they keep showing her, she got cut, end of story, GO HOME!” But I knew exactly what was coming next. They were going to have Taylor ruin Corinne’s date. “Dude, you are making yourself look so crazy,” one friend yelled as we saw Taylor walk up to the couple’s table.
And then, not to anyone’s surprise, the screen goes black and the dreaded “to be continued…” font pops up on the screen. We will have to wait and see what Taylor says, but my money is on her making yet more comments on Corinne’s “emotional intelligence.”
Other highlights from the latest episode include Danielle M getting a rose, which prompted this comment in our room. “Nick is too short for her, I hate being taller than the guy I’m dating.”
Then Shark/Dolphin girl got a rose and joy was restored to the room. “This girl needs more airtime, I just adore her,” said one girl.
One of the most jawdropping momentc came with Raven telling Nick that she fell in love with him AFTER ONE DATE! “This is why guys think women are insane” a girl said, “Like one date and you are in love… come on girl.”
The trailer for next week showed that Taylor’s confrontation with Corinne will be continued. Let’s hope all that time in the middle of a New Orleans forest getting dosed in oils and chants prepared her to be entertaining in her reunion with her rival.
Because at this point, “The Bachelor” has become The Corinne Show.
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