Rose Buddies

The Bachelor is too dangerous a television series to try to watch alone. That's where Rose Buddies comes in: Media experts Rachel and Griffin McElroy — get this! — watch episodes of The Bachelor family of products, and then — this next part is genius — talk about them on a podcast. They'll have their erudite analysis ready for you the morning after new episodes of The Bachelor, or The Bachelorette, or Bachelor in Paradise or of whatever other hellspawn is birthed from this franchise's fertile womb.
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May 3, 2016

This week, we watched a show that is literally titled Please Marry My Boy. It made us laugh harder than maybe any show in the history of television ever has? We hope we can pass some of that good, good energy along to you, our listeners.

Apr 26, 2016

Beauty and the Geek is like a little, mean time capsule of an era where reality shows just needed to be hateful and literally nothing else. It put a weird and bad taste in our mouth, and made us miss Are You The One — and, oh yeah, The Bachelor — desperately. Enjoy the episode!

Apr 19, 2016

Rose Buddies is dead, long live Rose Buddies. We're the One-ders, now, your one-stop shop for everything Are You the One? related. In this ep, we break down episodes 6 - 10 of Season Three, in which most of the dudes do some monstrous shit, and everyone does everything they possibly can to not win the game.

Apr 12, 2016

We're gonna stay on this little slice of heaven for as long as we possibly can. In our second discussion about MTV's excellent dating reality show/advanced math problem, we're taking a look at episodes 2 - 5 of Are You the One?, season three. Join us in the Truth Booth, won't you?

Apr 5, 2016

Yes, it is. The one, I mean. Sorry, let's back up: Rachel and Griffin, in their continued journey through the land of reality dating TV, have just watched a show called Are You The One. It was like a refreshing spring breeze after the harshest winter imaginable.

Mar 29, 2016

Wowie zowie, what a bad television show. We are sorry that we keep doing this to you. Bachelor, please. Bachelor, we are begging you. Come home, Bachelor.

Mar 22, 2016

We're between seasons of The Bachelor and Bachelorette, which is terrible, because it has led us to this: A series of episodes in which we explore shows that are not The Bachelor and Bachelorette. We're starting things off with Flavor of Love, which is an absolute dumpster fire.

Mar 15, 2016

The finale is here. A shocking twist. Startling revelations. Unbelievable emotions. Lives are changed. Lives are ruined. Anatomy is blurred. Two women enter. One woman leaves. All are axed.

Mar 8, 2016

We discuss the unconventional Women Tell All special, during which accusations are hurled at Ben, the contestants and also a real life barnyard animal. We also have some programming notes, by which we mean about the future of Rose Buddies, but also about the literal cybernetic programming of CAILA-001.

Mar 1, 2016

This episode gets wet and wild, everybody. Just a heads up, here, before we get started. Adult themes are discussed, becuase it's Fantasy Suites week, which is another way of saying that it's the Doin' It Episode. Seriously, very ribald stuff, ahoy.

Feb 23, 2016

It's hometowns week, which means it's time for our semi-annual celebration of a dude telling four families the exact same stuff about their real-life children. But there's more important stuff happening here, in the real world -- namely, the vicious betrayal of a trusted, vitamin-filled friend.

Feb 16, 2016

This week's Bachelor was a fairly tame lead-up to the absolute FIRE that is Hometowns, but there were still plenty of noteworthy occurrences. Like that time that Ben piloted a boat into a crowd of women, or when Ben made a woman eat a french fry out of his mouth like a mama bird.

Feb 9, 2016

After last week's totally thrilling cliffhanger, Griffin and Rachel return to discuss the brutal efficiency of Ben Higgins: The Axeman. Four women got the boot this week, and we're all like, yo Benny, where's the fire, man? Take your time. Live the moment. Feed the swimming pigs.

Feb 2, 2016

Rachel and Griffin discuss the events of a pretty big snoozer of an episode, including the heartbreaking dismissal of a flawless contestant. There's also a live Superwater Zero taste test, which, buddy, that's just good radio.

Jan 26, 2016

Griffin and Rachel discuss the hidden talents of each contestant as revealed in Week 4: CAILA-001's aggro-sensuality, Lauren H.'s unique kiss texturing, JoJo's ability to track and kill a wild white rhino on the Las Vegas strip and, of course, Olivia's ability to fit four to six Nintendo 64 cartridges inside her head.

Jan 23, 2016

Rachel and Griffin explore the racial overtones of one of the most bonkers episodes of this show they've ever seen. Ben utters four words that absolutely set Griffin's brain on fire.

Jan 23, 2016

Rachel and Griffin dive into Ben's sophomore performance, and do their very best to discredit Dr. Love, who is a psychopath. Also: The origins of CA.ILA-001, a bio-organism that will consume us all.

Jan 23, 2016

Rachel and Griffin McElroy kick off their bold experiment in service journalism: A podcast in which they talk about The Bachelor family of products. In this, the pilot episode of Rose Buddies, they discuss the format for the show, their personal histories with it and the promising contestants in this season's haul.

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