Her Campus Logo Her Campus Logo
Culture > Entertainment

Why Colton Underwood Might Be the Best and Worst Bachelor

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at PSU chapter.

This season of “The Bachelor” has, for me, been one of the most interesting seasons to watch. Between Colton jumping over gates, Hannah B’s obsession with hissing at the camera, and Demi’s jailbird mom, this season has been anything but boring. Usually when I watch the show it’s all about watching the contesting females spiral out of control, but this season I have had more entertainment watching Colton unfold.

Colton is definitely one of the hottest bachelors to ever grace our TV screens. Between being a retired pro-athlete to his steamy shower head B-roll, it’s hard to keep our eyes off of him. I thought Colton’s biggest difference from past bachelors was that his virginity was still intact. However, this season has proved that that small fact about him was only skimming the surface.

I don’t think it shocks anyone that Colton is one of the most emotional bachelors in history. I have never seen someone stare off into the distance so much, or have so many mental breakdowns before. I appreciate that Colton is there for the right reasons, and I respect that he puts so much thought into the women he is choosing to continue forward with, but how many times are you going to cry or threaten to call it quits?

Also, his tactics are a little unorthodox. For example, Caelynn was the first girl he said he was falling in love with a week before hometown dates. However, when it came to home town dates, she was the person he chose to send home. She left him by saying she felt like an idiot for thinking he felt the same way about her. How could she feel like an idiot when he told her to her face that he had the same feelings for her? That wasn’t your bad Caelynn. That was all Colton. Also, Colton chose to bring Hannah B. to meet his family, then sent her home. In my humble opinion, I think that Colton couldn’t decide so he needed mommy and daddy to tell him what was up with Hannah B., and that didn’t set right with me.

Colton has admitted multiple times that he doesn’t think that he knows what he’s doing. At least four times an episode, he stares dramatically into the camera and says, “I really don’t know what I’m going to do.” He is constantly questioning whether or not these women are ready for love, but I’m not completely sold on Mr. Underwood’s readiness. I think Colton needs to reevaluate himself before he starts trying to pick apart these women.

I do believe that Colton has good intentions, and that he is trying to make the best decision for everyone. However, I think my TV screen is starting to condensate from all the tears he cries every episode. Every time after I watch an episode I can’t tell if I’m also in love with Colton, or if he should do a commercial for Kleenex. Hopefully, the last few episodes provide some clarity to this question, and I can finally sleep at night without dreaming about Colton running off and jumping over gates.

Junior at Pennsylvania State University, Journalism major, Class of 2020
Aisha is currently a senior at Penn State University, studying Telecommunications in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications. She is a contributing writer and Campus Correspondent for Her Campus Penn State and her hobbies are reading, listening to music, and watching hockey. Originally hailing from Jakarta, Indonesia, her dream for the future is to someday be part of the book publishing industry, digital marketing or work on a media team for a sports team.