Ben HIggins and Lauren Bushnell

I have to admit that I am a part of Bachelor Nation. I watch The Bachelor and all of its spin-offs. I’m even contemplating trying out for the next season. Needless to say, I am pretty invested in the franchise. But I have to keep it real and tell you that I could not get into the “Happily Ever After” spin-off show with Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell.

Don’t get me wrong I love Ben, but I just can’t see this show getting a second season.

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It’s way too contrived for me – and this is coming from a person who thinks that handing out a rose every couple of days isn’t too much, so that means a lot. I was all for Ben finding happiness and all that, but this show’s format is just a little too awkward. Plus, it really killed me when JoJo Fletcher got dragged for no reason to build up buzz.

Like I said before, I would love to be a contestant on The Bachelor, so I can hypothetically understand why Ben and Lauren would do this spin-off. I even get why they would do it again. Who wouldn’t want to get paid to hang out with their friends on TV? That seems like a pretty easy gig to me.

However, the show is very far from natural, and it isn’t nearly as entertaining as The Bachelor. So I can’t imagine that the ratings are too good.

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In an interview with E! News, Lauren admitted, “We really don’t know,” which isn’t much of a hint, but it’s probably suggesting what I presume, which is that the show is on the chopping block since it wasn’t exactly a ratings winner. The only way I can really see it coming back is if they change the format and just make it about the wedding planning. That is something the Bachelor Nation fans would love to watch.

Lauren also said,  “We’re trying not to think too far. Until that’s something that’s actually presented to us, we haven’t really even thought about it.” Yep, exactly what I thought. There probably isn’t an offer on the table at this point.

Whether this show is good or not, I would not be surprised to hear what happens either way. On one hand, there’s always a lot of people willing to watch Bachelor-related content. Then, on the other (very obvious) hand, this show is not good. So who know what will actually happen. I would be down for a spin-off with JoJo and Jordan Rodgers though. I have faith in them to provide some entertaining television.

TELL US – DO YOU WANT BEN AND LAUREN TO COME BACK FOR A 2ND SEASON? WHAT DID YOU THINK OF SEASON 1? DID YOU EVEN WATCH?

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