By Catherine Maier
Monday night at 8pm you will find me watching The Bachelor like many other people. Whether it is loved or hated, people tune into reality tv shows because it is a way for people to live through other people’s lives. Reality tv is often very controversial in that much of it tends to be scripted and it is truly “reality”. The Bachelor is a show that has gained a lot of traction over the years and it has become a weekly ritual in my house. It is sad, but the enjoyment comes from watching this superficial and interesting way of dating many different women and hoping ending up with “the one”.
The much anticipated rose ceremonies are overly dramatic and arguably the most tense moments of the show. It is also a very emotional experience for most of the women as well as the bachelor himself, which as an outsider is interesting to see. It is such a quick experience, and they almost have to go into this knowing they will like who he is when they barely know him.
The women on the show leave they jobs and basically put their life on hold in hopes of falling in love, which just feeds into the superficial nature of the show. It is also so crazy to me that these women or the bachelor may have to completely relocate and start a new life in a new place depending on their significant other. The people on the show have to be so open to whatever the future entail.
If you want some good entertainment and a completely unrealistic dating experience, definitely tune in!