Rose Buddies

The Bachelor is too dangerous a television series to try to watch alone. That's where Rose Buddies comes in: Media experts Rachel and Griffin McElroy — get this! — watch episodes of The Bachelor family of products, and then — this next part is genius — talk about them on a podcast. They'll have their erudite analysis ready for you the morning after new episodes of The Bachelor, or The Bachelorette, or Bachelor in Paradise or of whatever other hellspawn is birthed from this franchise's fertile womb.

Roze Buddiez: International Date Line

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Oh, you haven't heard of International Date Line? It's only the hot new romantic television property created by Rachel and Griffin, two of Hollywood's most in-demand pitchmasters. Join them as they develop this show in this special episode of Rose Buddies!

Roze Buddiez: Married at First Sight

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For today's Roze Buddiez, we watched a couple episodes of Married at First Sight, and learned all about science, and data, and love, and responsibility. Everything in this show is so scientific, and so very, deeply responsible.

Roze Buddiez: Love Connection

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As we begin our journey away from the Bachelor franchise, we make a quick pit stop at Love Connection, which is a pretty inaccurate name for a show in which strangers take turns hating each other as hard as they possibly can.

Ep. 82: The Final Rose

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Rachel's season of The Bachelorette came to a close earlier this week in an infuriating three-hour finale. Join us as we discuss the heartbreak and frustration of that conclusion, and hear ALL ABOUT the exciting new programs debuting THIS FALL on ABC!!!!!!!!!

Roze Buddiez: Baby TV

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We super didn't want to recap The Men Tell All, so instead, we are subjecting you to this: An hour-long discussion about all the mostly awful baby television we've watched this year. Enjoy?

Rose Buddies Ep. 80: Will Peter or Won't Peter

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We decided to go with this episode title because it's the literal only premise of the two-hour-long episode of primetime television we watched earlier this week. Also: The remaining suitors meet the family, and begin their journey to the Fantasy Suite.

Ep. 79: Hometowns, Again

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Join us for a whistle-stop tour of America as we follow Rachel's journey to meet her four suitors' families! They went ... mostly ... okay, with one pretty exploitative exception.

Recommended reading:

http://jezebel.com/this-promo-is-all-you-need-to-know-about-how-bachelor...
https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/7/18/15990408/bachelor-in-paradise-seas...

Ep. 78: Champagne!

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We're getting down to the end of Rachel's tenure as Bachelorette, and -- you guessed it -- we're right back in that pre-hometowns slump. Join us as we dive into all the hot dates from this week, and as we discuss the SHOCKING eliminations as we get down to the final four.

Roze Buddiez: Good Things That We Like

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There was no new episode of The Bachelorette this week, but we wanted to record SOMETHING, and this is the result of that desire. We're basically just talking about our favorite stuff in the least Goopy way we can muster.

Rose Buddies Ep. 76: Onion Time

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In this feature-length Rose Buddies, we break down the two episodes of Bachelorette that aired this week. I don't know if the Congressional Medal of Honor has ever been awarded for recapping four hours of garbage-time television, but hey, there's a first time for everything.

Additional reading:

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-vexing-racial-politics...
https://theringer.com/the-bachelorette-episode-6-recap-rachel-lindsay-17...
http://www.thedailybeast.com/the-bachelor-franchise-is-exploiting-race-f...
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/arts/television/bachelorette-rachel-l...
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/06/the-bacheloret...