This hasn’t always been the case. In fact, I used to be one of those that would see clips of The Bachelor featured on The Soup and think, “Who is watching this garbage?!” While I still think that this is pure, unfiltered garbage, I can no longer look away.
The thing with The Bachelor/ette/ Pad franchise is that it is the closest you can get to stopping to watch a train wreck without clogging traffic and loss of human life. It is also a somewhat fascinating experiment in human behavior. How stupid can one person be? How easy is it to manipulate a dumb jock? What happens to the female brain when she hasn’t consumed anything but vodka for a week in preparation for the first rose ceremony? All of these questions are bound to be answered in an episode of The Bachelor!
I can’t be alone, right? Do you prefer The Bachelor or The Bachelorette? (I find a group of women more entertaining, but I get more invested in the relationships on The Bachelorette)
(Side Note: If you watch the these shows and you enjoy a saltier take, I strongly suggest checking out the recaps at Lost Angeles. It has become the main reason I rush to catch the latest episode.)