'Dancing with the Stars' Season 28' winner Hannah Brown is ABC's 2019 reality staple but is the network risking it with 'The Bachelor' overdose?
Make no mistake, Brown is great for TV. She looks like a supermodel, is clearly talented on the dance floor and as soon as she opens her mouth, becomes instantly relatable. But, how much is too much?
ABC reality staple Hannah Brown slam-dunked a win on 'Dancing With the Stars' to grab the coveted mirrorball trophy. But, just before she went on stage, the network dropped a bomb on unsuspecting fans. The sneak peek to the upcoming season of 'Bachelor' played, with ex 'Bachelorette' contestant Peter Weber and Brown cozying up and Weber giggling like a teenager as she gives him some heartfelt advice. She also made an appearance on 'Bachelor in Paradise' after her stint on the 'Bachelorette'.
Now, Weber is the same dude who famously "f***ked in a windmill" with Hannah during his stint on the show, before she voted him off it. With this new love angle being teased on the show, it is worth wondering if ABC is taking its Hannah Brown card way too far? Fans seem to think so.
Some have gone as far as to say that the only reason she won was that ABC was getting her back for the 'Bachelor'. Brown has been great for television and her last season on 'Bachelorette' was one of the biggest fan favorites, even though it ended in such apparent heartbreak. Brown has also implied that the whole TV journey was painful, even breaking down to Selena Gomez' 'Lose You To Love Me' during 'DWTS' because she directly related to the song. If something feels terrible to someone, they tend to move on instead of just using it to stir up clickbait, fans think.
Make no mistake, Brown is great for TV. She looks like a leggy supermodel, is clearly talented on the dance floor and as soon as she opens her mouth, becomes instantly relatable. Keep in mind that 'Bachelor Nation' has experimented with their contestants before. Colton Underwood's virgin appeal, the series' first black bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay in season 13 and the controversial suitor for Becca Kufrin, an alt-right sympathizer Garrett Yrigoyen - they've dipped their toe into different ponds. Probably taking a leaf out of Kris Jenner's book of experiments every season.
If those seasons are any lesson, it can only last for so long - especially if she's all over the network. It's tiring. In the ever-changing reality TV land, it's a risk. The formula may have worked for one or two seasons, but ABC will sound like a broken record if this obsession over HB isn't reined in, or so fans seem to think.