We weren't sure it was going to happen, but the sixteenth season of ABC's The Bachelorette premiered last night, giving a manicured middle finger to the pandemic. Its star, 39 year old Bachelor alum Clare Crawley, proved that her age wasn't the only thing setting her apart from the show's past husband-seekers. Turns out mandatory nose swabs and a stay at La Quinta in Palm Springs are the shows "new normal".
The season has already received a lot of attention, mostly from the fact that the entire planet is aware that Tayshia Adams will be taking over for Crawley at some point in the season. It's the first time a Bachelorette (or Bachelor, for that matter) has handed in the reins. We just hope it's because Clare finds love. And judging by the first episode, that could be very possible. Crawley was very obviously smitten by Dale Moss, an extremely handsome football player. She even confessed that she may have met her husband after he sauntered away from her and the limo.
While the chiseled athlete definitely made an impression, we can't help but feel that Clare might be putting all her eggs into one tall, dark, and handsome basket. This means some serious power-players are being shafted. We're especially peeved that Blake Moynes isn't getting as much love as he deserves. He's a WILDLIFE MANAGER. We have a lot more opinions on the episode - and its zany cast of characters, but these incredible twitter reactions sum up our thoughts pretty damn well. Until next week, y'all.