You know how every year parents across North America empty their 401k accounts to buy the holiday it-toy every kid has to have? Then everyone wakes up the next morning to a glorified stuffed animal no one wants to play with. That’s this season of The Bachelorette.
This week on The Bachelorette, Rachel was supposed to take her three boyfriends on fantasy overnight dates in Spain. People, I can not overstate my level of preparedness for the glorious awkwardness that is the fantasy suite episode. A pillow to hide behind when things got uncomfortable? Check. Ear plugs to drown out the inevitable lip smacking? Got ’em. A list of ridiculous innuendos prepared for your recapping enjoyment? Obviously. So you can imagine my dismay when most of the episode took place in Rachel’s family home in Dallas since her sister was too pregnant to travel. It’s bad enough that pregnancy took over most of my twenties, does it really need to ruin my Monday night shame watch too? Thanks a lot, Rachel’s sister’s womb.