It's that time of year again.
The Bachelorette is back on ABC, with Emily Maynard, who captured our hearts last year on The Bachelor, ready to fall in love again - and call the shots this time.
For all the scripted drama, obvious cue cards, misleading promos and contrived nonsense, the show always sucks ... us back in. It's like a disease, only awesome.
Will the North Carolina mom find her prince charming at long last? Will there be tears along the way? Will someone be cast as the summer's "villain"?
Possibly, probably, and definitely. And we can't wait.
Follow this link for a breakdown of the guys and The Bachelorette spoilers we know so far. Then read on for THG's +/- Bachelorette season premiere recap!
Cute daughter Ricki, nice house in the 'burbs, a packed SUV, and a pimp spot in the carpool rotation. What more could this doe-eyed darling want, right? Oh, yeah. A husband to share it all with. Because that's the only thing she's missing. Minus 5 for being THAT girl.
This season will be different because, as we're reminded, Emily has a daughter. Whichever bachelor she chooses will have to not only be her husband but also her daughter's father. Let's help her make her pick, y'all.
Before Emily meets the men, we're treated to some Mommy-Daughter bonding. They're really sweet together. Really. Plus 10.
Emily says she was scared to do this because she's been in love twice and lost it twice. She "really, genuinely" thought that she'd found love with Brad. On a TV show. And I "really, genuinely" thought the moon was made of cheese. Minus 10.
I do have to give the girl props, though. Chris asked her about her late fiance' Ricky, father of her daughter, and she said she really didn't want to talk about that anymore. She's moved on from that. I think that's healthy. Plus 10.