I don't know if I'm ready for this. In fact, I may be dreading this season of The Bachelor.
But, isn't ABC and their parent company, Disney, so clever in advertising about Prince Farming? (Where is my sarcasm font?)
How soon do we find out about the pregnancy test that has been teased for months? I doubt tonight.
From the get go, Chris Harrison promises a season like no other. There's a live event at the premiere, and already the red carpet arrivals of past contestants seems unnecessary.
We are re-introduced to Chris Soules, a fourth generation farmer from Iowa. He's a big part of feeding the world! I've had some of his corn, haven't you? I'm pretty sure I saw his farm when I drove through Iowa (sarcasm font - because it all looks alike).
But alas, as great as life is on the farm, he doesn't have the relationship his parents or sisters have. In such a small town (Arlington), he has less to draw from than I do in Corsicana.
I'm a little scared that buff Cody is his personal trainer though. At least Cody isn't the bachelor.
As he sits on his motorcycle, staring at the Field of Dreams, he contemplates his journey ahead while missing the harvest for the first time in his life. (Again with the word journey!) Actually, the real field of dreams is a 50 minute drive away in Dyersville. I just looked it up on Google Maps. I have been to Dyersville.
Side note: I think I need to go do laundry while Sean and Catherine talk to Harrison on the red carpet. I try to watch live instead of DVR so I don't have to take all night long to do my post, but between commercials and the live ya-ya, I feel my life slipping away as Lacy and Chris talk about their upcoming wedding. Lacy says something about being 80/40 on the date. Her math leaves much to be desired. As the night progresses, we have to talk to Andi and Josh, see Ashley and JP's baby...
Nikki rehashes how she was going to stand by Juan Pablo after he wouldn't say, "I love you," on her final rose show. She's very kind about trying to make it work with him. I zoned out after a while.
Finally, 25 minutes in, we get to see video of some of the women. I'll include some of that info when I do the line-up of women. All 30 women. Oh, my.
At 39 minutes in, there is still a countdown of 26 minutes until the first limo. WHAT?!?! It is at this moment that I realize this is a three hour thing instead of two tonight.
An hour in, Farmer Boy finally arrives in LA and goes shopping for something to wear. Actually, it's for his wardrobe for the season. Then, it's photo shoots. Finally.
Will he stay a good guy the whole time?