The Bachelor Season Premiere Review: Presenting Jake 2.0!

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The Bachelor, Jake Pavelka, was previously characterized as sweet, but boringly flawless during his stint on The Bachelorette, and Jillian Harris sent him home for that reason.

So this is the guy who's starring on the next season?

Puzzling, yes. But now that he’s in the spotlight, producers upped the macho factor with a montage of Jake showering, flying, riding his motorbike, working in the lawn, etc.

All shirtless, of course.

Some other highlights from the 14th season premiere of The Bachelor, which aired last night, and during which Jake met 25 women and doled out roses to a very lucky 15 ...

The Bachelor Picture

Jake flirts with a pair of extremely intelligent, career-driven women.

Obligatory cat fights. A staple of The Bachelor. No huge spats broke out Monday night, but you know it's just a matter of time. Some of the girls even promised as much.

Bachelorette alumni. Jillian and her fiance, Ed Swiderski, returned to help Jake narrow down the field of aspiring trophy wives. That was pretty cool. They seem happy.

Hiding secrets. Again, this is more of a tease of what's to come. But we're led to believe there's a serious cheating scandal on tap and that someone is hiding a family.

Michelle. She is insane. We love her.

When Chris Harrison deemed it time, Kathryn, Michelle, Ella, Elizabeth, Ali, Vienna, Christina, Gia, Ashley, Rozlyn, Jessie, Corrie, Valisha, Ashleigh, and Tenley got roses.

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The Bachelor Quotes

I would definitely prefer not to be the first Bachelor rejected at the end of all of this.


This is not another season of The Bachelorette. Or Paradise. This is actually The Bachelor. I know, I’m as surprised as you are.