Okay, I'm confessing to my guilty pleasure today. I love watching the Bachelor and Bachelorette TV series. I've watched every single show since it started. Every season I say I'm not going to watch it this time, but I always do!
I know, it's cheesey, probably staged and scripted in many instances, but I just can't stop watching. I love the opening show of each season when the limos pull up to deposit an assortment of winner-wannabes in front of the "mansion" to meet the season's bachelor or bachelorette. I love the gorgeous dresses and gowns the women wear; I love seeing the exotic locations the producers choose and the "romantic" dates they dream up. I love guessing who will get a rose and who will be sent home; I love the cat fighting and bro-bickering; and I love guessing who's going to be the one everyone hates, and who will be the last one standing!
I know...it's juvenile of me, but I still can't stay away. And remember....Tristan and Ryan who met on Season 1, 2003, are still married 9 years later and have two children. Also, Jason and Molly are still married, 3 years later. Ashley (who was from Maine) and J.P. are still engaged.
The summer spinoff of this show, Bachelor Pad, features an assortment of participants from past seasons living under one roof and competing in partnered events for a money prize. Yeah, I get suckered into watching that, too. Amazingly, more couples have ended up married who weren't winners on the Bachelor or Bachelorette, but appeared on Bachelor Pad.
One bachelor contestant from the 2009 season, Julien Hug, suffered from severe depression and committed suicide in 2010.
Anyone else out there willing to admit to being bitten by the Bachelor/Bachelorette "bug?" Come on, 'fess up! I know I can't be the only one, or the show would have been cancelled long ago! Who do you think Emily will be with at the end? I guessing Ari or Sean.