10 Reasons We’re Actually Going to Watch This Season of The Bachelor
Catfights, romance, revenge and one hunky guy. Yes please!
-Shayla C. Perry
For years we’ve avoided The Bachelor like the plague—or some other kind of disease brewing in that hot tub. But this season, despite our usual good sense, every Monday night, for the next couple of months, you can bet that you’ll find us in front of the TV watching Brad Womack attempt to find love out of a group of 30 wannabe actresses—we mean, 30 professional women. Here’s why…
1. Brad Whoa-mack! Okay, technically, this could serve as reasons 1 through 10, but, we’re being conservative here. Seriously, have you seen the guy’s body? Now imagine, all of that, for an hour (minus commercials breaks), once a week. And all it’ll cost you is a little of your dignity, which is really a small price to pay, considering.…
2. It’s All about the Principle. We can’t really claim that the show objectifies women without being able to cite specific examples from each episode—right? At least, that’s the official excuse we’re runnin’ with.
3. The Competition. At the end of the day, The Bachelor is kind of like Survivor with make-out sessions—and who doesn’t like a little healthy competition (or making out)? Every week, we’ll watch as the ladies strategize to “outwit, outplay, and outlast” the others to get a proposal; even if it means shoving their tongues down Brad’s throat or crawling on all fours and barking like a dog. It’s all part of the game. And besides, doesn’t every great relationship start out that way?
4. The Spoilers. Originally, we read all the spoilers on the upcoming season just to piss off people at the office in the event that The Bachelor once again dominated the lunchtime conversation. But for some reason, now that we know (or think we know) the outcome, we kind of want to see how everything plays out, and if this Reality Steve guy really knows what he’s talking about.
5. The Break-up. After hearing about the nasty split between last season’s Bachelor, Jake Pavelka, and fiancée Vienna Girardi, we have to admit—we’re a little intrigued. All these years we thought the couples were sworn to at least pretend they like one another after the show, but with these two setting the bar for post-Bachelor etiquette, we can’t wait to see how the next couple decides to raise it when they inevitably call it quits. Let’s face it; the show doesn’t exactly have a very high success rate.