Metascore
33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. 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]
  2. 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]
  3. 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]
  4. 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]
  5. Reviewed by: Michael Speier
    May 12, 2013
    10
    Besides being insulting to any woman who may not look like a runway model, The Bachelor, hosted by Chris Harrison, is just plain boring. Show supposedly takes the high road from more sexed-up fare like "Temptation Island," but the result is that ABC has promo'd the show with quick cuts of babes in bathing suits and bedside make-out sessions. It's as if the network bankrolled a brothel and positioned cameras to catch the action. [25 Mar 2002, p.34]
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  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 toThe 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
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