Apparently, Idris Elba was traveling abroad as filming began for Season 20 of The Bachelor.
I mean, no offense to this season’s titular suitor Ben Higgins, but how else to explain a member of His Perpetually Tipsy Harem* shouting, “Here’s to the hottest man in America!” in the show’s new trailer, first posted by E!. (*A+ idea for the name of all-female cover band that plays nothing but James Bond themes, if I do say so myself.)
In other news, Ben will apparently attempt to win the hearts of twin sisters — which would be disconcerting in a Hallmark Christmas Movie scenario or even a Doublemint ad, but is almost unbearably creepy here, given that ABC’s reality-dating franchise goes for a “real life” sensibility (fireworks, helicopter rides and Neil Lane engagement rings notwithstanding).
Oh, sure I’m judging — but that doesn’t mean I won’t be watching.
Press PLAY below for the trailer, then hit the comments with your thoughts — and a “Yea” or “Nay” on the twinsies.