'Are You The One?' Season 7 Finale Reactions

'Are You The One?' Season 7 Finale Reactions

Yes, I know I watch a lot of MTV.

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November 7, 2018

Tonight is the night I've been waiting for since mid-August when season seven of "Are You The One?" premiered on MTV. As someone who has seen every single episode of the series, I've been invested in this cast since the trailer came out and have been intrigued by the plot changes this season.

Below I share my views on the season as a whole (BEFORE watching the finale), followed by some of my live reactions during the finale, and lastly my closing thoughts on the end of the season and the cast as a whole.

**THERE WILL BE SPOILERS AHEAD**

Personally, I've found this season more entertaining than the previous one. I still miss Ryan Devlin as the host. To be fair Terrence J is growing on me, but nothing can beat Ryan's classic calling out of the cast as they recklessly tried to figure out the perfect matches.

One of the worst things about this season is the lack of mini-games. Half the strategy is gone because of the stupid fate button, which let's be honest MTV it's a producer, not fate. They're definitely trying to make it harder for the last this year, but not letting them have a say in who goes on the getaway dates.

Not to mention now I truly feel like I'm just watching them drink and sleep since there are no games. Yes, there's still plenty of drama to be had, especially since they have more time to consume alcohol, but we legit just watch them roam around the house all day. I can't help it, I miss the stupid games they played.

As for the couples, I can't believe the fact Tevin and Kenya are actually a match since Tevin is a carbon copy of her ex. Also still heartbroken over the fact that Cam and Kayla are not a match, they were adorable together. I really hope they're one of the couples who still date afterward, even though they're a no match.

My Live Reactions

  1. BRETT AND NUTSA!!!!!! But also we should all hate Brett because he convinced the house not to send them to the truth booth weeks ago.
  2. Andrew and Cali, I kind of hate it but wait I love it too…maybe.
  3. Cam and Bria are interesting…for lack of better words. But does she like the ocean? If you know you know.
  4. They are finally strategizing…at the LAST minute as always. But nothing beats season 3's strategizing with red solo cups.
  5. I want Sam and Daniel to be a match so badly, but statistically, I don't think it works out. I know this because I have a spreadsheet.
  6. ASIA WTF?! Stop spreading fake tea. And why is Moe the one to tell Sam?
  7. Andrew looks amazing at this matchup ceremony.
  8. Yes, Morgan, you could have roasted him and probably should of.
  9. I don't even know who I want Sam to pick! So confused. But that was the longest commercial break of my life.
  10. Tomas' smile during the matchup was adorable.
  11. At 5 beams they're already sobbing.
  12. Why did Terrence take his hand off the scanner?
  13. THEY DID IT!!!!
  14. These are the weirdest matches.
  15. I'm so excited to see the night after! We've never seen this before.
  16. Daniel and Sam ARE BACK!
  17. They are all so drunk right now.
  18. Lewis and Asia…what is this conversation. And yes Lewis did do a lot of things.
  19. Zak and Qwasi and Maria. WHAT? Or just Qwasi and Maria. Again, WHAT? But, proud of Maria.
  20. Why are Lewis and Asia sleeping together and awake at 4 am? WAIT they're hooking up?! Asia, he literally told you he's not attracted to you.
  21. YES, Morgan call him out!
  22. Aww, family!
  23. Confirmed. Bria is still crazy.

All in all, I would say this was a very good season. The cast was eventful, yet the format still proved to be predictable, but I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. After many hours of careful deliberation, I'm a little sad my MTV support group and I only predicted 8 of the 11 perfect matches, but that's not bad.

The only people we mixed up were Moe, Kwasi, Cam, Bria, Kayla, and Lauren, because let's be honest none of their matches made any sense. To be honest, I'm sad it's over, but we still have next week's reunion to learn all the secrets the camera didn't show.

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I Went To "The Bachelor" Auditions

And here's why you won’t be seeing me on TV.
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It’s finally time to admit my guilty pleasure: I have always been a huge fan of The Bachelor.

I can readily admit that I’ve been a part of Bachelor fantasy leagues, watch parties, solo watching — you name it, I’ve gone the whole nine yards. While I will admit that the show can be incredibly trashy at times, something about it makes me want to watch it that much more. So when I found out that The Bachelor was holding auditions in Houston, I had to investigate.

While I never had the intention of actually auditioning, there was no way I would miss an opportunity to spend some time people watching and check out the filming location of one of my favorite TV shows.

The casting location of The Bachelor, The Downtown Aquarium in Houston, was less than two blocks away from my office. I assumed that I would easily be able to spot the audition line, secretly hoping that the endless line of people would beg the question: what fish could draw THAT big of a crowd?

As I trekked around the tanks full of aquatic creatures in my bright pink dress and heels (feeling somewhat silly for being in such nice clothes in an aquarium and being really proud of myself for somewhat looking the part), I realized that these auditions would be a lot harder to find than I thought.

Finally, I followed the scent of hairspray leading me up the elevator to the third floor of the aquarium.

The doors slid open. I found myself at the end of a large line of 20-something-year-old men and women and I could feel all eyes on me, their next competitor. I watched as one woman pulled out her travel sized hair curler, someone practiced answering interview questions with a companion, and a man (who was definitely a little too old to be the next bachelor) trying out his own pick-up lines on some of the women standing next to him.

I walked to the end of the line (trying to maintain my nonchalant attitude — I don’t want to find love on a TV show). As I looked around, I realized that one woman had not taken her eyes off of me. She batted her fake eyelashes and looked at her friend, mumbling something about the *grumble mumble* “girl in the pink dress.”

I felt a wave of insecurity as I looked down at my body, immediately beginning to recognize the minor flaws in my appearance.

The string hanging off my dress, the bruise on my ankle, the smudge of mascara I was sure I had on the left corner of my eye. I could feel myself begin to sweat. These women were all so gorgeous. Everyone’s hair was perfectly in place, their eyeliner was done flawlessly, and most of them looked like they had just walked off the runway. Obviously, I stuck out like a sore thumb.

I walked over to the couches and sat down. For someone who for the most part spent most of the two hours each Monday night mocking the cast, I was shocked by how much pressure and tension I felt in the room.

A cop, stationed outside the audition room, looked over at me. After a brief explanation that I was just there to watch, he smiled and offered me a tour around the audition space. I watched the lines of beautiful people walk in and out of the space, realizing that each and every one of these contestants to-be was fixated on their own flaws rather than actually worrying about “love.”

Being with all these people, I can see why it’s so easy to get sucked into the fantasy. Reality TV sells because it’s different than real life. And really, what girl wouldn’t like a rose?

Why was I so intimidated by these people? Reality TV is actually the biggest oxymoron. In real life, one person doesn’t get to call all the shots. Every night isn’t going to be in a helicopter looking over the south of France. A real relationship depends on more than the first impression.

The best part of being in a relationship is the reality. The best part about yourself isn’t your high heels. It’s not the perfect dress or the great pick-up lines. It’s being with the person that you can be real with. While I will always be a fan of The Bachelor franchise, this was a nice dose of reality. I think I’ll stick to my cheap sushi dates and getting caught in the rain.

But for anyone who wants to be on The Bachelor, let me just tell you: Your mom was right. There really are a lot of fish in the sea. Or at least at the aquarium.

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18 TV Shows To Binge Watch This Summer

From comedy, to romance, to drama these shows will fill up your summer!

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Everyone knows that summer is the time to settle down, relax, and prepare yourself for the fall semester. Here are some TV shows on Netflix and Hulu that you can binge watch this summer! Some of these can be found on both Netflix and Hulu.

1. "All American"

Where to find: Netflix

About: All American is a good TV show about a teenage boy living in the hood of Los Angles. He gets a chance to move to Beverly Hills for a better life and chance to be noticed by college scouts. There are many twists and turns this one will you will not want to stop watching.

# of seasons: 1 (But has been renewed for season 2 on the CW)

2. "The Act"

Where to find: Hulu

About: This is the story about Gypsy Rose Blanchard and her mother Dee Dee. This explains Gypsy and Dee Dee's life all the way up until Gypsy and her boyfriend murder Dee Dee. Very enticing and the acting is great.

# of seasons: 1

3. "Modern Family"

Where to find: Hulu

About: A funny comedy about a crazy, large family. There are twists, turns, and overall humors found in each episode. This star studded cast won't leave you disappointed.

# of seasons: 10

4. "Parks and Recreation"

Where to find: Netflix

About: This show follows the life of the Pawnee, Indiana Parks and Recreation department. More specifically it follows Leslie Knopp the leader of the department who wants to make a better Pawnee. This show will make you laugh all the time and has such a great story line.

# of seasons: 7

5. "New Girl"

Where to find: Netflix

About: This show follows the life of Jess Day. Jess goes through a break up and ends up living with three single guys in a loft. Follow the groups hilarious story, that is quite relatable to everyday life.

# of seasons: 7

6. "Dance Moms"

Where to find: Hulu

About: Everyone knows how dramatic women and girls are. Well put a group of girls and moms together with Abby Lee Miller then you have drama to fill up days. Follow the story of the Abby Lee Dance Company as they go through the competitions, exchanging of members, and jealousy.

# of seasons: 7 (8th season will premier this June)

7. "Sons of Anarchy"

Where to find: Netflix

About: This show is about Jax Taylor, the Vice President and future President of the infamous motorcycle gang the Sons of Anarchy. Trying to work things out with the love of his life and finding his path, this show is awesome! You will go through every emotion possible and will not want to stop watching!

# of seasons: 7

8. "Greys Anatomy"

Where to find: Netflix

About: This show follows the life of Meredith Grey. Meredith's mother is an award winning surgeon and Meredith has a lot to live up too. Follow Meredith and her friends lives going through surgical internship all the way through becoming attending!

# of seasons: 15 (new episodes coming on ABC as we speak)

9. "One Tree Hill"

Where to find: Hulu

About: Follow the life of the Tree Hill, North Carolinas' finest! Follow their lives from the struggles of high school to being in the real world. The show brings real life situations to life and teaches many lessons! This is one you don't want to miss out on!

# of seasons: 9

10. "The Office"

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Where to find: Netflix

About: The Dunder Mifflin Paper Company is the place to be. The humor and comedy is turned on of every second of this TV show! If you want a laugh I would watch this!

# of seasons: 9

11. "Scandal"

Where to find: Netflix

About: Olivia Pope and Associates know how to solve a problem. Each episode has a mystery/crime/ situation to solve meanwhile a larger story line is happening. This one is not hard to follow and is a great watch!!

# of seasons: 7

12. "Friday Night Lights"

Where to find: Hulu

About: Follow the small town group from Dillion, Texas where football is everything. From family trials, to friendships, to relationships this is a show that won't have you pressing pause.

# of seasons: 5

13. "The Ranch"

Where to find: Netflix

About: Welcome to the life of the Bennett family. The dysfunctional, rancher family who try to work things out but in the end of the day they know family means everything. This show will bring the tears and the laughs.

# of seasons: 3 (split into 6 parts, more seasons coming soon)

14. "Shameless"

Where to find: Netflix

About: The Gallagher family knows how to fend for themselves. Follow each one on trying to live, make money, and have a life. This show is funny and so realistic at the same time.

# of seasons: 9

15. "FRIENDS"

Where to watch: Netflix

About: Follow a group of friends trying to live life in the big apple in the 90s. From the outfits, to the hair, to the 90s humor this will put you straight back in the 90s. This show is funny with a side of romance!

# of seasons: 10

16. "Jane the Virgin"

Where to find: Netflix

About: Follow Jane Villanueva's life after getting pregnant after the OBGYN accidentally impregnates her. This funny show follows all of Janes ups and downs of her life!

# of seasons: 4

17. "Gilmore Girls"

Where to find: Netflix

About: Follow the life of Lorlie and Rory Gilmore as the mother- daughter duo navigate life. Lorlei became a mother when she was tasing a teenager, now she is raising her teenage daughter with rich parents who want to do the exact opposite of her! Follow their life of romance, laughter, fights, and reunions!

# of seasons: 7

18. "Glee"

Where to find: Netflix

About: Follow the life of the McKinley High Glee club. From the formation to passing the torch, this show literally relates to every detail of teenage life. This show will make you smile, laugh, and cry.

# of seasons: 6

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