Loving Lately & Week 5 Bachelor Recap

Millennial Blog recap of ABC's The Bachelor Week 5 plus movies and tv shows for millennials - The Confused Millennial
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Itunes .99 Movie of the week:

ICYMI: Each week Itunes does a .99 rental! You can rent it and “watch now” giving you 24 hours to finish it, or “watch later” giving you 30 days with it. Once you start it though you have 24 hours to finish it!

This week’s movie: Our Kind Of Traitor. Russian Mafia man laundering money puts an innocent couple between him and MI6. Starring Ewan McGregor and Damian Lewis (Homeland & Billions, both of which I highly recommend).

*This movie is not free with Amazon Prime, so this is the cheapest way to watch it at this time.

TV Show:

Currently watching the fourth season of Bates Motel (free with your Netflix subscription). There is only one season left of this dark and twisted drama that is a prequel to “Psycho” in which we see Norman Bates as a young man and the roots that led him to becoming one of the most iconic psychopaths in horror movie history. – Honestly, this season has been one of my favorites so far as it starts to really explore his Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID – many people know it as “multiple personalities” or “split personality disorder”. A lot of you know my formal training is in mental health counseling and my first ever supervisor’s specialty was DID, it’s truly a fascinating disorder and the stories of it are unbelievable at times.


The best movie we watched this past week was “The Nice Guys” starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. We watched it for free with HBO GO, which you can start a free 7-day trial of by with Amazon Prime.

Set in Los Angeles in the 1970s, a private eye investigates the “suicide” of a porn star. I really cannot recommend this movie enough, it’s funny, engaging, has action and some mystery. Ryan Gosling is an absolute riot in this too.

nice guys movie poster

Bachelor Week 5 Recap:

This week’s trainwreck picks up with the battle royale between Taylor and Corrine.

Rachel immediately opens the show, proving once again that she is too good to be there and reminds Sarah to focus on Nick and stay out of the drama.

Taylor and Corrine’s conversation picks up right where it left off, with the two of them talking circles around one another and, IMO, Corrine delivering the smackdown of the season as Taylor comes off as a condescending betch for talking down to Corrine.

Raven points out the obvious, showing that Taylor really is the immature one, which is that Corrine has never done anything directly to Taylor.

Corrine: You ignore people in the house

Taylor: I am not going to be fake

C: I am not saying you need to be fake, but when someone walks into a room and says “hi” and you ignore them, that’s rude, not fake.

T: I am not going to be fake.

WTF Taylor – just admit you can deny everything in the situation. Corrine is referencing things you’ve directly done to her and you are just questioning her maturity. This isn’t really apples to apples here people.

Cue Corrine to producers sharing what we all are thinking after a petty fight where someone denies everything and takes zero responsibility:

“What does that say about your emotional intelligence biiiitchhhh?”
“Who looks stupid now bitch?”
“This bitch in insane…”
“I’m the Queen”

I honestly think people get so upset about Corrine because they are judging her based off of what she says to the producers – not what she is actually saying to other people on the show. And LBH here, we ALL have the little voice in our head that says sh*t it wouldn’t say to other people.


Cue the rose ceremony, with Taylor rockin’ stank face.

Girls sent home:

Sarah – Ok I am seriously sad to see Sarah go home. I really liked her and she seems funny and grounded. But I do enjoy watching her and Amanda on Insta-stories. I think we will see her in Paradise.

The women head to New Orleans next.

*While in New Orleans*

Chris Harrison walks in: “We’re in New Orleans!”



One-on-One Date with Rachel:

I literally don’t have anything sarcastic or witty to say about this date because it literally made my heart melt. I absolutely love Rachel and think she should be the next Bachelorette. She is the total package and I am obsessed. They go to a market, dance in the street, eat beignets, and are too stinkin’ cute.


Also during dinner, Nick pretty much tells Rachel she is getting a hometown date and if we don’t get to meet her dad, the federal judge, and see his reaction to this shitshow, I am going to be super disappointed.

Group Date (not in chronological order)

The women head to the lamest haunted house of all time. It basically just seems like different “props” around the house are rigged to create a fall or crash. The girls, against their better judgment, bust out a ouija board, if there is one thing I will never touch in my life, it’s one of those.


Raven drops some wisdom: I did not sign up to be part of the ghostbusters. If we see a ghost, I’m gonna rebuke that thing in the name of Jesus. I am not putting up with it.

Then she drops the first L bomb of the season.


Meanwhile, back at the hotel:

Corrine proves once again she is my spirit animal by doing a face mask, taking a bubble bath followed by room service of steak, mashed potatoes, caesar salad, buffalo wings, and CHEESE PASTA!

Cut to Taylor, sitting in the middle of a circle of essential of essential oils which she intermittently huffs. Then she starts ranting about emotional intelligence again and all I can think is, “If I hear the phrase emotional intelligence one more F’ing time I am going to punch this girl in the face through my TV”.

Back at the Haunted House:

Nick looks unbelievably bored while talking to Jamie, Whitney, and Danielle L. Honestly, I think he would’ve rather given the group date rose to the little ghost girl, Mae. Instead, it goes to Danielle M. who has seriously fallen off my radar and I am totally ready for her to go home.


Danielle L.: I told you two dates ago that I could see myself falling with you, but I didn’t really mean it or feel it. But I’d like more time with you…

Nick: Uh yeah, totally. Absence makes the heart grow stronger. It gives me time to think more about touching your boobies. If I am not thinking about your boobies, then how much do I really want you around?

Honestly, both of the Danielle’s were front runners for me, but I am so ready for them to go home.



 Back at the hotel:

Rachel is giving Corrine a pep-talk and then brings the girls together to drop some knowledge:
“I think you both are misunderstood” — “Don’t get wild and try to feed each other to the gators” (OK, I totally would watch that show)


2-on-1 Date:

Taylor and Corrine head to the Bayou to practice Voo-Doo on each other for their date.


Taylor: I am going to ignore Corrine on this date.
ME: Yeah, because that doesn’t play into exactly what she was saying about you #rude

Taylor: I don’t have a nanny, I have a Master’s Degree In Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a high level of emotional intelligence
ME: Nobody cares TAYLOR – that’s not even a logical seg way and you are just proving the point that you are calling her stupid without calling her stupid.

Fedora Healer Lady: You guys are going to have your Tarot cards read and your truth will be revealed.

Tarot Reader: There is too much tension here – I can’t read the cards.

Nick and Corrine leave

Producer in Tarot Reader’s ear to Taylor: There is someone toxic around you – don’t engage – and move on.
Taylor: I know exactly what you are saying…

Corrine: She’s one with the swamp but this butt doesn’t belong in the swamp.

Nick to Taylor: Corrine felt bullied by you.
Taylor to Nick: I am happy you are surprised by that because it makes no sense to me either #denial – You want someone who is emotionally intelligent. When I explained this to her, she asked questions!

ME: Taylor, you moron, if Nick is bringing this ish up to you, he is looking to see how you will address it with Corrine, not deny and justify it! He wants to see how you will handle conflict with others! Did they only teach you the definition of emotional intelligence during your master’s degree?

Corrine to Tarot reader: How do I make a voodoo doll of someone specific? #goals

Taylor and Corrine waiting for Nick:

Ok, j/k that didn’t happen, but how awesome would it be from one crazy mental health counselor on a 2-on-1 to the next?

Nick to both women: Okay, this is getting WAYYYY to awkward and uncomfortable to keep going. Bye Taylor.

Taylor: Don’t move a muscle, maybe he won’t make you leave.

Nick: Ok… so we should say good-bye now…

Corrine and Nick ride off into the Bayou



Cut to Taylor practicing black magic with the Voo-Doo priestesses in the Bayou where she clearly get’s a spell to curse Corrine and decides it’s a good idea to find the two of them and interrupt the second portion of their date.



This is like the holy grail of past rejected 2-on-1’s psychotic next steps… The episodes ends with Taylor waltzing in…


Which begs the question, how in her right mind does she think she is going to come out looking good in all of this to future clients?


Item I Can’t Live Without:

In honor of National Wear Red Day today, I am sharing one of my all time favorite dresses:

millennial blog rachel ritlop talbot island beach jacksonville

Photo Cred: BrookeImages.com

The dress I am wearing is sold out but this burgundy maxi dress is a super similar vibe.

Looking for more shows to binge this weekend? Grab TCM’s checklist of classic and current hits!

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  • Mistle
    February 3, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    I’ve never watched Bates Motel before. I heard it’s pretty good though. I may have to watch it once I finish all my other Netflix series. I also still have not watched the Bachelor this season. I did see a preview though and it looked like a hot mess of a season.

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 5, 2017 at 9:10 am

      What shows are you watching on Netflix?

  • Anna Hubbard
    February 3, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Bates Motel is so good – and you’re so right about this season! I loved how they explored more of the mental illness instead of writing it off as “That’s Norman, he’s just weird.” Also did you see that Rihanna is going to be in season 5?? Can’t wait to see it!
    -Anna | http://www.fivefootandfabulous.com

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 5, 2017 at 9:10 am

      I did!!!! I am so excited!!!! It’s the last season, so I hope they do it up really well!

  • Tori Moore
    February 3, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Ugh I was so disappointed with this week’s episode of the Bachelor. It was the same old drama and it’s just getting a little overdone, and the episodes drag on and on. Now everyone seems to be ok so hopefully it will start to go quicker.


    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 5, 2017 at 9:10 am

      Really? How come? I thought this episode was the most “normal” (even bordering boring with the lack of drama) and only the last date was dramatic.

  • Rachel C
    February 3, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Oh my goodness! I’m glad I’m not the only one just deeply confused over Corinne! On the one hand I think she’s crazy, on the other hand I *have to* admire her on some level LOL!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 5, 2017 at 9:08 am

      Lol I am not confused about her haha I thought that was pretty clear in the post. I love her and think she is super smart!

  • mckenna bleu
    February 3, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    I really want to see the nice guys! It looks so good to me!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 5, 2017 at 9:08 am

      It’s really good! Ryan Gosling is amazing

  • Kelsie Kleinmeyer
    February 3, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Haha, oh Alexis. She’s too funny! The drama continues…

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 5, 2017 at 9:07 am

      I love her haha

  • Jenny
    February 3, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Alexis totally cracks me up and I’m here for it haha. Can’t wait for the Corrine/Taylor BS to be over – so done.

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 5, 2017 at 9:07 am

      Haha agreed! I am so over the Taylor Corrine situation too. I really don’t get why Taylor went on the show. Never in Bachelor history has a mental health counselor come out looking good IMO

  • Rachel @ STCL
    February 3, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    I love Bates Motel! Totally fascinated by it too! I’ve been wondering about all of these girls on The Bachelor too.. how can they go back to real life after this?!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 5, 2017 at 9:07 am

      Lol they don’t. They start blogs and hawk teeth whitening on instagram! haha

  • Alix Maza
    February 3, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    I’ve been wanting to watch ‘The Nice Guys’! I heard it was pretty good.


    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 5, 2017 at 9:06 am

      Totally watch it! It’s great!

  • Tilley
    February 4, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Ugh I liked sarah too! So sad

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 5, 2017 at 9:06 am

      Agreed! I think she will end up on Paradise though

  • Shi Hui
    February 4, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    OMG, I did a presentation about PSYCHO the other day. I felt that it really presented Norman as a psycho created by his mother. I read somewhere that Bates motel is the ‘before’ part of psycho, is it not?

    Shi Hui | IreviewUread

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 5, 2017 at 9:06 am

      Yeah it’s the prequel. Could you remove this video from your comment? Otherwise I am going to have to flag your comment as inappropriate since it’s not relevant to the post and it’s taking up a lot of space on my page…

  • Sydney Power
    February 4, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    I was laughing too hard at the recap there. I also love that red dress!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 5, 2017 at 9:05 am

      lol thank you! glad you enjoyed it!!

  • Chelsea-Catherine Cobb Croom
    February 4, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    I liked Sarah, too!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 5, 2017 at 9:05 am

      I think she will end up on Paradise. I think a lot of people like her and Alexis said on IG that they didn’t do Sarah justice since she is actually really funny lol

  • Caitlin
    February 5, 2017 at 3:05 am

    Love your Bachelor recaps! I saw Sarah and Amanda out in LA tonight at the Grove and totally wanted to ask for a picture but I chickened out!

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 5, 2017 at 9:04 am

      Haha that is so cool!! I would’ve chickened out too! I love that they are like besties!

  • Miss ALK
    February 5, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Haha these are always funny! I’m not watching this season but I did see a clip from Corinne’s interview on Ellen this week- she is a character.

    xoxo A

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 5, 2017 at 9:04 am

      Haha I love her. Excited for her and Chad to meet up in Paradise!

  • Growhort
    February 5, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Great blog of week 5 Bachelor recap I am a big Bates Motel fan and so looking forward to series 5.

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 7, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      thanks! super excited for season 5 too!

  • Neely
    February 5, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Im counting down the days till we see corrinne on paradise you know its coming. I love Raven and Rachel!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 6, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      Totally! And they confirmed Chad will be there too!!

  • Greta Hollar
    February 5, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    I love anything with Ryan Gosling in it! Also Bates Motel is going to be so good this season!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 7, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      Same girl!!! IT’s VERY different than his rom-com stuff

  • Silvia Marquez
    February 5, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    I can’t wait to see what happens when Taylor comes back! Love your recap!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 7, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      What did you think?!!? I just finished writing last nights!! 🙂

  • Mindy
    February 5, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Love the tip on the iTunes movie!!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 7, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      Thanks! Glad it helped

  • Brittany @ Grace, Love, Life
    February 5, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    This is an awesome recap! Sadly, I have never seen any of these movies but I have always been curious about the bachelor!

  • Amanda K
    February 5, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    I love Bachelor recaps! I can’t wait to see what happens when Taylor comes back.

    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 7, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      that was so pointless IMO! Did you watch?

  • Neha Reddy
    February 6, 2017 at 3:53 am

    Hahahhaha omg isn’t this show just crazy and so much fun?

  • Claire Wieger
    February 6, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    I love Rachel!!!! She is so genuine and really makes Nike seem like a real person, haha! Can’t wait for tonight’s episode and your next recap!

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 7, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      Agreed! I got SO confused for a second, since my name is Rachel too — and I was like “why is she saying she loves me and describing me in third person?” hahahaha!!!!!

  • Christine Martinez
    February 6, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    I’m hooked on Longmire right now! I’ll have to check out Bates Motel once I’m done. 🙂

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 7, 2017 at 4:57 pm

      Oh I’ll have to check it out! It’s on my “watch list”

  • Kayla Rivoli
    February 6, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Ryan and I saw The Nice Guys in theaters but I actually wasn’t a fan! I think it was just nothing like I was expecting. Ryan has been watching Bates Motel (I think he’s only on season 1) but I had no idea it was about Norman Bates, that’s so interesting!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

    • Rachel Ritlop
      February 7, 2017 at 4:57 pm

      Really? Why not? What were you expecting with nice guys?

  • Jhumki Nag
    February 6, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Lovely recaps, reminded me of old days. I never saw Bates Motel, must watch now!!

  • Kirsten Ortez
    February 9, 2017 at 10:24 am

    The Bachelor is definitely keeping me interested this semester. I love Rachel, she’s my favorite this season!

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