So, is The Bachelorette season 17 worth the watch? Surprisingly, the answer is yes. I know, I know—you’re probably rolling your eyes at the thought of wasting the next few weeks on another love story that might end in heartbreak.
The difference? Katie isn’t like past Bachelorettes. We’ve seen some different personalities—like Hannah Brown, who could barely string a sentence together—but we’ve never seen anything like Katie. She’s real, she’s honest, and she’s not afraid to make fun of her awkwardness. Regardless of whether Katie finds love, I want to know what happens next, which isn’t always the case.
Not to mention, Bristowe and Adams offer a comedic element I didn’t know was missing. Not only did I LOL at their popcorn-munching cameo during the limo arrivals, but I also appreciate their relatable commentary and firsthand advice.
The only aspect that worries me is the contestants, who clearly haven’t been out much since the lockdown. While the drama is aplenty (based on the trailer for what’s to come), there’s a fine line between entertaining and annoying. Right now, the men are entertaining. But they’re only one quarantine joke away from crossing the line, and for that reason, I’m going to give it a few more episodes until I decide whether or not to fully commit to this (probably) rocky relationship with The Bachelorette season 17.