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  • Starring: Alex Michel, Chris Harrison, Amanda Marsh
  • Summary: The Bachelor is an original one hour prime-time reality television series that gives one man and 25 women the unique opportunity to find true love in a most exciting and adventurous way.

    The Bachelor will get to know the 25 women in a series of fun, exciting and exotic dates that will
    elicit real and raw emotions. Along the way he must follow a gradual process of elimination, as his initial 25 bachelorettes are narrowed down week by week by presenting them with a single, red rose. In the end, he will ultimately decide on the one woman who captures his heart. However, at any point along the way, should a woman decide that she is no longer interested in The Bachelor, she may reject his invitation to continue dating. If the women decide to stay, some lucky women will meet his family, and he will visit their hometowns for a slice of their life in an effort to determine the woman with whom he is most compatible.

    The Bachelor provides an in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of each participant involved in this unique dating process. At the end of the journey, this gentleman will have had an unforgettable experience, made new friendships and quite possibly found true love. But the big question is: After all of this, if he pops the question, will she accept?
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  • Genre(s): Reality, Game Show
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Phil Rosenthal
    May 14, 2013
    63
    It serves up 25 attractive women willing to sacrifice their dignity--and future--to win a possible husband in what amounts to a glorified game show. [22 Mar 2002, p.49]
  2. Reviewed by: Josh Friedman
    May 14, 2013
    50
    The cheese factor is undeniable, but The Bachelor makes a connection with its audience beyond the vicarious thrill. [25 Mar 2002, p.C20]
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Lipton
    Jun 27, 2013
    42
    The singles scene must be pretty bleak if women would rather mass for a prime-time cattle call than go out on a blind date.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    May 14, 2013
    30
    Like so many of these relationship reality shows, The Bachelor is cheesy and the whiff of desperation wafting off the contestants is strong. A preview for future episodes promises jealousy, back stabbing and cat fights as the bachelorettes vie for the main man...What do you want to bet this one won't make the National Organization for Women's Top 10? [22 Mar 2002, p.36]
  5. Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    May 14, 2013
    20
    Cringe-inducing... In a season of duds, the show is more jaw-droppingly bad than Jason Alexander's witless sitcom "Bob Patterson" and John McEnroe's foul game show "The Chair." [23 Mar 2002, p.E1]
  6. Reviewed by: John Levesque
    May 14, 2013
    10
    Let's just say ABC could have saved a ton on limousine fees if it had shrink-wrapped 25 women and placed them in the meat case at Safeway for its new hook-up series, The Bachelor...The Bachelor is an embarrassment - a tawdry example of a desperate network taking advantage of desperate people. Stay away. [25 Mar 2002, p.C1]
  7. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    May 14, 2013
    0
    How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways: You are degrading, debasing, desperate, depressing, dull, and dopey...You are a show so ill-conceived and so demeaning to women that you make Howard Stern look like a feminist. [25 Mar 2002, p.75]

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  1. Apr 21, 2014
    5
    The show is sexy . but this the thing about celebrities they join a show that involve dating the girls or boys and choosing who they want to be with . The Bachelor ends up as a prosecute . that's what this show is . Grade C
    This show is for women who love the man stripper
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