Since 2002, our televisions have been plagued with the show that has women, and some men, believing that you can find love on a reality television. That show is “The Bachelor”. While this show was a head of its time, like the dying American Idol, it’s pretty much outdated-and let’s be real, stupid. I know that I may be telling half of my audience that their favorite show is horrible, but hear me out before you go “Boy, you must be trippin’ “.
The show itself doesn’t really find love per say. The guy who is trying to find love is pretty much guaranteed to pick a girl, date her for a while, possible get engaged before they break up and either get their own spin-off, date a cast-mate that failed on a spin-off/their season or just marry someone they met the old fashion way. It took 17 season for the bachelor to actually get into a serious relationship with the winner (Sean and Catherine are supposed to get married later this month). It’s also extremely popular to give it the college try to allow some of the guys who was the Bachelor previously try again at love and still fail at it (spoiler: this is when they need a boost in the ratings).
And since the show became a money-making machine, it’s starting to be really hard to believe that all of those girls and guys on there are actually trying to find love these days. I bet most of the people on the show because they would like their 15 minutes of fame. In the beginning seasons, sure I’d believe it but it’s common knowledge now how much fame each contestant and bachelor gets. You’re pretty much signing up for a 13 episodes plus potential to be on ABC’s crappy Dancing with the Stars (once you have Bill Nye on there, your show is going down hill) and a spin-off on “The Bachelorette” (or the opposite if you were on “The Bachelor” ).
Don’t even get me started on “rose ceremony” part of this show. I really just want to say “Dude, obviously you’re not Oprah because you can’t even give afford to everyone a rose” because it’s rather stupid. Don’t make the girl (s) that you don’t want to “get with” (and let’s be real-the show is really just one big booty call) stand there as everyone else gets a rose and then she’s pretty much humiliated in front of millions of people as she’s the only one without a rose and everyone is standing awkwardly as you tell her in front of all them why you don’t want to jump her bones. After you think that the humiliation is over, she is then forced to exit BY HERSELF! At least leave the girl with her dignity and pull her aside and tell her “Hey, I don’t want to knock boots. It’s not you, it’s me!” and let it be.
The bottom-line is that It’s one big joke and it just needs to stop…or at least become one interesting…let’s add sharks or explosions or something.