‘The Bachelorette’: Why Some Contestants Aren’t Getting Any Screen Time

Chris Harrison wasn’t kidding when he said that Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette would be the most dramatic season yet (he also wasn’t pulling our legs when he said that the “man drama” would be intense).

“There is more drama this season than we’ve ever had on any show, The Bachelor or The Bachelorette — the man drama is intense,” Chris Harrison told The Hollywood Reporter just before the season premiered. “It gets physical. They were just on fire. And I think a lot of that had to do with the guys being really on point, with even one of them kind of professing his love on one of the first dates. The analogy I give Hannah is that it’s like you’re drinking from a fire hydrant. It’s a lot and sometimes, it’s just too much. These guys were a lot for her to handle, but she held her own. It was rocky and it’s been a lot for her.”

Grant and Hannah Brown | John Fleenor via Getty Images
Grant and Hannah Brown | John Fleenor via Getty Images

We’re about halfway into Hannah B.’s season and everything Chris Harrison stated above has absolutely come true.

Why we hardly see some of Hannah Brown’s contestants

While Hannah B.’s cast has some polarizing contestants in the bunch, there are also a handful of seemingly nice, mild-mannered men as well. The problem is, we’re not seeing a lot of them because there’s just so much drama going on all the time. What’s more interesting? Watching Hannah B. have a nice conversation with Connor S. or watching Luke P. clench his fist like he’s the Arthur meme while Mike calls him a psychopath? Seems to be an easy decision for The Bachelorette producers.

Everyone knows who Luke P., Luke S., Cam, and John Paul Jones (more for his chicken nugget affinity than his love for drama) are. That’s because they either were or are involved in so much drama.

But even fan favorites like Jed and Tyler C. didn’t get much screen time until their one-on-ones. Sure, Jed got shots of him playing guitar featured here and there (probably to play up his big reveal that he came on The Bachelorette, originally, to promote his music), but we had hardly seen or heard from Tyler C. save for a few one-liners.

And there are plenty more men who haven’t gotten one-on-ones that we’ve hardly seen. Do the names Devin, Grant, Kevin, Dustin, Matteo, and Dylan ring a bell? All of these contestants are still on the show, we just don’t get to hear from them that often. Chris Harrison did mention, at one point, to keep an eye on Dylan. He didn’t specify why, but we’re thinking it could be because he’s a part of some pivotal drama. He could even be the contestant who inspires Hannah B. to say “I have had sex and Jesus still loves me” (aka her season’s fence-jump moment).

The other reason we could be missing out on these men is that one of them ends up with Hannah B. Sometimes, The Bachelorette doesn’t show a ton of footage of the Bachelorette/Bachelor with the winner in order to keep the ending more of a surprise.

Either way, we’re looking forward to learning more about Hannah B.’s other contestants as the season continues. We know enough about the Lukes, time for someone else to be in the spotlight.    

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