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

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

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 reading the blog first and then watching the episodes…with Lincee’s humor added into her recap I began to realize that some of it is so exaggerated and it made it so much funnier….now I prefer to watch the episode and guess at what Lincee is going to write. I’ve made a game out of it really….but I have to agree somewhat with Wiz. I like to sit down with a glass or red wine and live vicariously through the bach/bachette. Those dates are out of this world and only something I could ever dream of experiencing…so it is fun to watch. That’s my two cents worth…

Kimmy
Kimmy

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 show is laid out makes it the best reality show there is. It never gets stale, is always dramatic and juicy and has gorgeous scenery, people and filming. Of course NO episode of the Bachelor would be complete without this blog, I can’t wait until Lincee posts her new commentary, her hilarious comments and opinions are like the cherry on top of the delicious sundae!

Erin
Erin

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

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 a whole generation of people who want to be famous for reality TV. Does anyone think Ali is looking for love? I think she is looking for a contract.

heather morse

“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 guys become like many of the guys we have dated in our pasts…and then watching how it all unfolds becomes like watching good friends fall in love.

It is also so fun to have friends over and have bach parties where we talk about who we like and why and who is perfect for whom and why..and scream at the villains who are sure to appear on the show and bad decisions that are sure to be made. Then we all fall in love with the idea of certain couplings and have to watch to see if it all unfolds the way we want it to.

Shameless
Shameless

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.

I don’t watch the show for the most dramatic train wrecks. In my opinion, the really over-the-top girls or arguments seem very scripted and fake. I love it for the more subtle awkward moments, when you’re watching two people trying to get to know each other and it’s just not clicking…then you have one person who is so hopeful and idealistic and therefore maybe not seeing the situation for what it is, but we can always see the bigger picture at home.

There were moments on the show where I really believed people were falling in love, like with Meredith and Ian (at least on her side). That has become much rarer as the show has progressed (it gets faker and faker every season, I think) but when it does happen, it’s a wonderful thing to watch. And I thought the realest part of any show was when Brad didn’t choose a girl. He was one of the very few bachelors I consider a real person, so watching him was great.

For the record, I love the Bachelorette even more than the Bachelor. It’s a different dynamic having guys compete for the girl. It usually comes off as less pathetic and offensive to my feminist sensibilities.

My Awesomeness
My Awesomeness

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 I the only one that thinks that if I sat the bach/bach’ette down for a little heart to heart that I could help them find happiness??? lol

Lincee’s blog makes it more fun – we can commiserate and poke a little fun at the people that go on the show. Guessing the outcome is part of the fun. Finding those that agree or disagree is fun too.

Kelly
Kelly

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

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 – it’s like 1000 people watched the same train wreck – and then afterwards they talk about “Did you see the guy whose leg was torn off? Did you see the lady her intestines hanging out?” There are SO MANY stupid moments in this show and so many stupid comments, etc. So yeah, the show is useless – EXCEPT for the entertainment value of ripping it apart after the fact.

Theresa
Theresa

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

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 :o)

rock paper scissors
rock paper scissors

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

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 it!

Kim

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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