'Are You in Love With Me?': Bachelorette Kaitlyn Is Put on the Spot

Throughout this season of The Bachelorette, the rules that govern this world we know and love have been (sort of) thrown out the window, which has proven difficult for both viewers and contestants. Not only are the men grappling with how to handle dating someone on television who is dating a number of other people,… » 6/30/15 12:30pm 6/30/15 12:30pm

Kaitlyn Has S-E-X, Throws Bachelorette Universe Into Utter Disarray

Monday night’s episode of The Bachelorette was bound to be the one when things would come to a head: Kaitlyn, already deemed by one gentleman to be only interested in making out with a bunch of dudes, followed the animal part of her nature and got busy with Nick Viall, setting herself up for even more cries of “Slut!”… » 6/23/15 10:50am 6/23/15 10:50am

Bachelorette Says Goodbye to This Season's Villain, Hello to the Past

Reality shows are formulaic, and The Bachelorette is no exception to that rule. But Monday night’s episode of the show was all about trotting over old territory, whether that meant referencing how moments compared to others in Bachelor history, or literally bringing back several old contestants, like, Nick, of “if you… » 6/09/15 11:10am 6/09/15 11:10am

Sumo Butts and 'Villains Gotta Vil': Last Night Was Peak Bachelorette

Perhaps it’s the fact that I spent last week binge-watching UnREAL, the new show that’s a fictionalized version of The Bachelor, but it was difficult to watch Monday night’s episode of The Bachelorette without being more overwhelmed than usual by how stunningly contrived the entire thing was.
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Two Bachelorettes Compete for a Drunk Suitor Who Jokes About Rape

Though host Chris Harrison and numerous contestants went to great lengths Monday evening to prove that the show’s decision to have two Bachelorettes was supremely “awkward,” the most awkward thing was the contestant they let through the door who was such a drunk asshole that he was sent home before he even got to pick… » 5/19/15 11:30am 5/19/15 11:30am

Midday Drama in Hell's Kitchen on My Date With The Bachelorette

VERY FAR AWAY, NOT NEAR ANYTHING, New York. — Security in the Hell’s Kitchen club where I have come to observe and participate in the filming of an upcoming episode of The Bachelorette is as lax as the code of conduct in the show’s “Fantasy Suite”—the magniloquent name applied to an anonymous hotel room… » 4/15/15 1:25pm 4/15/15 1:25pm

The Bachelor Finale Tells an Uncomfortable Truth: Love Is Boring

It was fitting that the only mildly interesting moment of Monday's finale of The Bachelor didn't actually happen during the two hour finale. It didn't happen for the first 45 minutes of the After the Final Rose special either. The excitement of The Bachelor finale actually had nothing to do with Chris and his chosen… » 3/10/15 11:45am 3/10/15 11:45am

When Do Minorities Get Eliminated on The Bachelor?

The Bachelor, ABC's long-running television show that purports to show people trying to find someone to love, is many things, depending on the season: insane, boring, painful, glorious. But there is one thing that's always consistent: it and its siblings The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise and Bachelor Pad are as » 2/02/15 6:45pm 2/02/15 6:45pm

Fox News Mouthbreather Calls Bachelorette Andi a 'Slut'

Like a lot of people, the cast of Fox News' The Five were abuzz about Monday's Bachelorette finale in which rejected contestant Nick pulled back the show's see-through curtain and admitted that the Bachelorette (in this case, Andi Dorfman) does indeed sleep with several of the men vying for her affections. This… » 7/30/14 7:45pm 7/30/14 7:45pm

The Bachelorette: Why Did You Make Love to Me If You Weren't in Love?

Call it televised heartbreak, call it televised slut-shaming, call it whatever you want, but to speak in Chris Harrison-approved superlatives, Monday evening's episode of The Bachelorette provoked more response than any moment on the show ever. And all because the contestants talked what they're not supposed to talk… » 7/29/14 11:20am 7/29/14 11:20am