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Rodgers Review: ‘The Bachelor’

December 18, 2009 - Pam Rodgers
I wasn’t going to watch this. When this first came on television, I thought it was the worst idea ever and I was never, ever, ever going to watch it. Well, I caved. I watched the bachelor on and off throughout college. I watched the last two in their entirety and the Bachelorette this summer. I am determined never to watch it again. I am done. First of all, Jason had to be one of the worst Bachelor outcomes ever. I loved Melissa and he picked her. I was happy. Then the After the Rose Ceremony happened, and he dumped Melissa and asked the runner-up Molly to give him another chance. I was so mad. In reflection, it worked out the best for both parties. Jason and Molly seem happy together and Melissa is now engaged herself to a guy she knew before the show.
These facts tell me that the show is not a very good idea. Why should America share in someone choosing who they want to marry. I am determined to not watch it not only because of the idiotic ending to the last one but also because I don’t really care. It’s not something I should be involved in and good luck to those on the show because the success rate stinks.
OK, after my bravado to never watch the Bachelor again in March, I still watched Gillian’s Bachelorette over the summer because I really liked her from Jason’s season. She ended up with Ed who is a really nice guy. I can now end on a good note with the show.
Then ABC has to go and pick Jake from Gillian’s show for the next one coming up in January. I am not going to break and watch because I swore I wasn’t, but Jake was my favorite so it will be a challenge.
The Bachelor and the Bachelorette have now become auditioning grounds for each other. If you didn’t get picked by the current bachelor, there’s no need to worry. If you are popular, you will get the chance to be the next bachelorette and vice versa. America has already seen that person in action. It’s a cleaver way to make people want to watch the next installment, but it’s getting to be ridiculous. The only way to be on the show is to try to win another person’s heart and get dumped on T.V. Sounds like a great way to find love…not.
I am disappointed with the 2009 Bachelor and Bachelorette; so, I am not looking for anything in 2010. Good luck Jake. He’s a great guy so whoever he chooses will be lucky to have him; however, I will just read about it after the show is over.


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