Calling all Bachelor fans!

Hello my sweet readers!

It’s been a busy morning.  I’ve just been interviewed by a delightful reporter in New York about my website.  Her research shows that with each new season, the Bachelor numbers are climbing and she wanted to know why.

Naturally, I took full credit.

After she politely laughed at my joke, she asked me why I keep coming back to watch this train wreck of a show.

I gave her several reasons, including the fact that I think Our Host Chris Harrison is the coolest thing since the invention of the “Real Men Don’t Sparkle” t-shirt.  (Team Jacob.)

At the end of the interview, I asked her if she would like input from you guys.  And she said it would be fun to see what the readers of IHGB had to say about the show.  Whoooo hooooo!   Mysterious Interview Lady will be perusing  the site for the next couple of days and wants to know your answers to these questions:

“Why do you keep watching the Bachelor/Bachelorette?  What makes you tune in season after season?”

I told her you guys were really aggressive commenters when asked to give feedback on this reality show we all love to hate.  Be heard in the comment section and have fun!

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Wiz
Wiz
10 years ago

I watch the bachelor every year to annoy my husband. Just kidding. I love mindless TV. After a long day of work and parenting, its nice to relax with a nice glass of wine and entertaining television. The bachelor never gets old and knowing that these are “real” people adds to the entertainment value.

AggieFan
AggieFan
10 years ago

I ask myself those same questions EVERY season! I don’t want to watch it! I know so many of the guys/girls are “plants” and the romances hardly EVER work out! Why watch? I guess I just keep tuning in because I have a deep seeded NEED to know what the hell Lincee is talking about in her blogs! Not kidding. I tried to not watch on the Charlie season. I didn’t understand the blog as well. I got the humor and enjoyed the blog, but it would have been that much better had I watched the show. Then I tried… Read more »

Kimmy
Kimmy
10 years ago

The Bachelor is my all time favorite reality show. I love the format for it, the drama involved, the beauty of the house they use and the exotic dates they go on. I also like how there is a seriousness to it, it’s not some shock fest like most other reality shows where the contestants have to roll in mud or eat something disgusting to “prove their love” and advance. The host, Chris Harrison, is top notch and the viewers love him just as much as the contestants! I love how emotionally involved the contestants get, and the way the… Read more »

Erin
Erin
10 years ago

That’s easy. Who doesn’t love love? Even if the majority don’t work out in the end, we love to believe that it can and will. That *this* will be the season.

Barchbo
Barchbo
10 years ago

Lincee, I am so glad your blog is getting the press it deserves! I have been watching since the first season with Alex and the show has gotten progressively craptastic. Which is, of course, why we watch. It’s silly, dramatic, phony…and totally hilarious. That said, I abandoned the show mid-way through this season with Jake. Of course, I still read the blog!! I might go back to watching again – I just don’t care for Ali at all and won’t be watching her, either. I also abandoned Prince Whats-his-name and the doctor. Yawn. It’s gotten less compelling since it displays… Read more »

heather morse
10 years ago

“Why do you keep watching the Bachelor/Bachelorette? What makes you tune in season after season?” I watch the bachelor/bachelorette year after year because I love watching real people interact and experience real emotions..especially watching and remember what it was like to fall in love for the first time. Falling in love is such a fun season in your life and watching the chemistry unfold with real couples makes me remember the feelings that I experienced when I first met my now husband. The viewers end up getting emotionally involved in the show..the girls become like your good friends and the… Read more »

Shameless
Shameless
10 years ago

I consider myself a feminist and I definitely don’t buy into any of the “Prince Charming” or “fairy tale” story lines this show tends to promote. Yet I find myself addicted. I think I enjoy this show is because it’s so obviously ridiculous and NOT representative of 1) real life 2) finding your mate or 3) the experience most women have these days of searching for love. This makes it easy to laugh at. When every episode of every season includes dozens of girls saying variations of “I’m searching for my happy ending” over and over, it becomes a joke.… Read more »

My Awesomeness
My Awesomeness
10 years ago

So, I am going to say that I love a good fairy tale. Always have. Sprinkle in my natural optimism and I really hope to see that connection between people. Yes, I am intelligent, professional woman that should know better. I think I wonder what makes people tick, what attracts them to a certain person and it is kind of fun to guess about who might carry that spark that will attract the bachelorette on the show. I like the bachelorette better than the bachelor. I think it speaks a little to the matchmaker in some of us, or am… Read more »

Kelly
Kelly
10 years ago

Well, (and I’m not just brown-nosing Lincee here)—I LOVE to read Lincee’s hilarious commentary, and so I have to watch the show in order to get the jokes!! That is reason #1. An aside, I guess, would be that its like watching a soap opera about real people. It sure makes me grateful for my husband!! : )

Magda
Magda
10 years ago

The fact that it IS a TRAIN WRECK of a show is the appeal! It’s hilarious to watch how they “cast” the show – the weirdo psycho, the “mother”, the sluts, the stalker, the token non-white, the funny one, the one with a fetish, the trash mouth, the drunk, the bossy one, the trouble maker, etc etc etc. They’re all there every season in all their glory! But the REAL fun is the recaps by some very funny individuals! Lincee is the BEST – tho there are others who are ALMOST as good – Lincee tops them all. Literally –… Read more »

Theresa
Theresa
10 years ago

While I have been a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan from the beginning, I have to say that their recent lineup of Brad to DeAnna to Jason to Jillian to Jake has really gotten me to keep tuning in — although I couldn’t watch Jake’s finale because Vienna is SO trashy. And I am definitely going to watch the Ali season — and I was all about the Jason/Molly wedding. While most people don’t REALLY find love, it’s certainly interesting watching the mating rituals of modern American adults.

Emma
Emma
10 years ago

My husband hates it when I watch the Bachelor/Bachelorette shows. He thinks it is a waste of time. I think it is just plain funny. People seriously act like that, WOW! I am tired of the recycling. I don’t think I will watch it anymore if they recycle from Ali’s season. I wasn’t going to do it after Jake’s trainwreck of a season but, I love Ali! Also, why I watch the show, one of my best friends who lives 1000 miles away watches it too, and then we talk about how silly it is. Her husband hates it too… Read more »

rock paper scissors
rock paper scissors
10 years ago

I can honestly say that I watch The Bachelor/Bachelorette for the “escape factor.” The beautiful house, the gorgeous location dates, the interesting people- they are all this busy Mom needs after a long day of work, kids,and other obligations. The bonus comes the next day, when Lincee unveils her witty blog. Always such fun!

Beverly
Beverly
10 years ago

I always say year after year that I will NEVER watch it again. I hated that Melissa got dumped the way she did and they never pick who they obviously should and the romances never seem to work out. So why watch? Because of the drama of course! My husband hates it too but he gets roped in halfway through season! I think I would’ve quit watching a long time ago had I not discovered Lincee’s blog! It is hilarious to watch the show and then read this blog. It makes worth watching this train wreck of a show worth… Read more »

Kim
Kim
10 years ago

This show gives us a reason for girl time. Every week we get together and watch, chatting and laughing and rewinding to re-watch the “oh no she didn’t!” moments. The show is cheesy and contrived and ridiculous. And that’s why we love it!

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