Wondering why I didn’t re-cap The Bachelor this past season? Because everything you needed to know was already covered in this (shockingly realistic and hysterical) sketchbook by illustrator Lisa Hanawalt!
All season, I kept trying to care about Ben and his uber-dah. Monica might be a lesbian – eek! Casey S. isn’t over her ex-boyfriend (who unfortunately sounds like he is over her) – oh no! Kacie B. almost dropped her baton in front of the entire marching band – ahhhhhh, the horror! But truth be told, I just couldn’t get it up for this particular crowd. Hanawalt explains this season’s dilemma perfectly:
“These women don’t talk like real people! Topics of conversation are limited to Ben and feelings about Ben. If they discuss their work, political beliefs, or even a book or movie they love, it’s been edited out. Are they really this boring, or have the editors pancaked their personalities and erased their opinions?”
Except for Courtney, of course. That b**ch be crazy. And naked. Viva la skinny dip!
Anyway, check out more Bachelor awesomeness (and read why Ben is like “the creepiest camp counselor”) in the full slideshow. You’ll probably enjoy it more than the entire season combined. Sorry, Ben.
Oh, and here’s an idea – Lisa Hanawalt for the next season of The Bachelorette…? At least we know there’d be some laughs, right? It’s decided. She’s got my vote.
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