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(The Atlantic)   Bachelor viewers finally realize the show is about as real as wrestling   (theatlantic.com) divider line
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2021-03-29 5:45:52 AM  
No wai.

Next you're going to tell me that "Survivor" was staged too.
 
2021-03-29 6:51:46 AM  
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2021-03-29 7:09:44 AM  

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Also, side note - I thought this was fairly common knowledge already.  Not about to actually read the article, but don't most of the relationships formed on the show fall apart in 6 months anyway? They're all hamming it up for the camera, nothing real about it.
 
2021-03-29 7:26:13 AM  
wait
wait
Wait!!!!!

What does this mean for other reality TV shows?
Is there not a good buddy that really knows the value of everything?!?
Some random dude don't really stumble upon the best deals in heaps of junk in towns they just entered for the first time?!!
They are not really housewives?!!
They don't really have to survive on a island!?
 
2021-03-29 7:30:34 AM  
At least wrestlers are real athletes putting on a real athletic performance. Yes, the punches are pulled, the show is scripted and the outcomes are largely prearranged; so you can't call it a real sport any more than you would of circus acrobats. But they still put their bodies at risk of crippling injury every day and that counts for something.

Can't say the same for this garbage.
 
2021-03-29 7:40:26 AM  
These *are* the below average intelligence people that George Carlin talked about.
 
2021-03-29 7:41:26 AM  

zimbach: At least wrestlers are real athletes putting on a real athletic performance. Yes, the punches are pulled, the show is scripted and the outcomes are largely prearranged; so you can't call it a real sport any more than you would of circus acrobats. But they still put their bodies at risk of crippling injury every day and that counts for something.

Can't say the same for this garbage.


Well, at least they're all real attention whores.
 
2021-03-29 8:00:43 AM  
Show sounds like a distraction from an increasingly unsettling reality.

/ Read TFA (I know, the horror!)
// Have never seen the shows
/// Ditched the TV about 10 years ago after realising the last viewing was Red Dwarf...
 
2021-03-29 8:19:48 AM  
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Can't believe it took this long...
 
2021-03-29 9:08:43 AM  
My god, what am I supposed to believe in now?
 
2021-03-29 9:17:03 AM  
FTFA: "So when The Bachelor came under fire by critics again, in its 25th season..."

There have been 25 seasons of this thing?  TWENTY FIVE???

And there are "millions" of people watching this who believe it is actually "reality" television?

I understand the gullibility levels of the majority of humans who believe anything that is said or done on a TV, computer, or device screen is at an all time high, but come on, man...

The second greatest misnomer in the history of language is the title "Reality TV". First place goes to "Unbiased Journalism". Unfortunately, there are billions of humans across the globe who are completely ignorant of both of these concepts.

We are screwed.
 
2021-03-29 10:17:07 AM  
I watch the Bachelor with my wife and daughter. We love it, but this season was a raw deal all around.

They introduced a whole new group of women mid-season (we guessed cuz of COVID) and then there was this big fanfare for when he asked one girl to go steady.

I came here for an engagement you motherfarkers! After watching this show for ever, it still boggles my mind that they want to take them seriously after saying things like "I never knew OTHER people would be here!" or "I'm not sure I wanna get married" - no, fark you, show.

However, they keep putting up ads to find Seniors and I am very excited to see how that all goes down. A bunch of catty grannies going for the guy with snow on the roof but a fire blazing in his hearth. The group date games will be really funny to watch.
 
2021-03-29 10:22:12 AM  

DaWormyPimpsta: FTFA: "So when The Bachelor came under fire by critics again, in its 25th season..."

There have been 25 seasons of this thing?  TWENTY FIVE???

And there are "millions" of people watching this who believe it is actually "reality" television?

I understand the gullibility levels of the majority of humans who believe anything that is said or done on a TV, computer, or device screen is at an all time high, but come on, man...

The second greatest misnomer in the history of language is the title "Reality TV". First place goes to "Unbiased Journalism". Unfortunately, there are billions of humans across the globe who are completely ignorant of both of these concepts.

We are screwed.


Some people like watching trashy escapism. I think it's crap and can't really stand it but my wife likes to pop an edible and laugh at the fireworks.

Sometimes it's ok to turn your brain off.
 
2021-03-29 10:26:09 AM  

DaWormyPimpsta: FTFA: "So when The Bachelor came under fire by critics again, in its 25th season..."

There have been 25 seasons of this thing?  TWENTY FIVE???

And there are "millions" of people watching this who believe it is actually "reality" television?

I understand the gullibility levels of the majority of humans who believe anything that is said or done on a TV, computer, or device screen is at an all time high, but come on, man...

The second greatest misnomer in the history of language is the title "Reality TV". First place goes to "Unbiased Journalism". Unfortunately, there are billions of humans across the globe who are completely ignorant of both of these concepts.

We are screwed.


Their definition of seasons and yours are very different.

They run 2 or 3 seasons per calendar year i would guess.

It hasn't been on the air for 25 years.
 
2021-03-29 10:55:59 AM  
Duh
 
2021-03-29 12:14:17 PM  
It was more believable a couple of decades ago when it was a half-hour show called "Blind Date"
 
2021-03-29 12:40:30 PM  
The people that watch this stuff need 25 years to catch on. Think about how they vote and process that a bit.
 
2021-03-29 1:10:08 PM  
Muzzleloader:

Their definition of seasons and yours are very different.

They run 2 or 3 seasons per calendar year i would guess.

It hasn't been on the air for 25 years.



Where did they say they thought it was 25 years?

Now, edmo, above me:  yes, they think 25 seasons = 25 years.   They are wrong.
 
2021-03-29 2:17:48 PM  

DaWormyPimpsta: And there are "millions" of people watching this who believe it is actually "reality" television?


I am not one of the watchers, but I thought most of the 'scripting' was done by carefully choosing desperate attention whores as the contestants and then using misleading editing to make things even worse.
 
2021-03-29 6:21:32 PM  
nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo​ooooooooooo
 
2021-03-29 8:55:24 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: It was more believable a couple of decades ago when it was a half-hour show called "Blind Date"


I just call all these shows "Whore Island'.
 
2021-03-29 9:04:04 PM  

Embden.Meyerhof: Where did they say they thought it was 25 years?

Now, edmo, above me: yes, they think 25 seasons = 25 years. They are wrong.


While it hasn't been on for 25 years, it has been for 19. From Wikipedia: "The Bachelor is an American dating and relationship reality television series that debuted on March 25, 2002, on ABC. "

Frankly, 19 is bad enough.
 
2021-03-29 10:50:53 PM  

DaWormyPimpsta: FTFA: "So when The Bachelor came under fire by critics again, in its 25th season..."

There have been 25 seasons of this thing?  TWENTY FIVE???

And there are "millions" of people watching this who believe it is actually "reality" television?

I understand the gullibility levels of the majority of humans who believe anything that is said or done on a TV, computer, or device screen is at an all time high, but come on, man...

The second greatest misnomer in the history of language is the title "Reality TV". First place goes to "Unbiased Journalism". Unfortunately, there are billions of humans across the globe who are completely ignorant of both of these concepts.

We are screwed.


There have been 18 actual seasons, as the show debuted in 2002. Some of these shows like to play around, break seasons into halves, and then claim each as separate seasons.

Take a look at these "seasons". The first one ran for a whole month!
The Bachelor (American TV series) - Wikipedia
 
2021-03-30 3:02:38 AM  

jso2897: Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: It was more believable a couple of decades ago when it was a half-hour show called "Blind Date"

I just call all these shows "Whore Island'.


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