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Red roses. Cheesy dates. Addictive drama. Everyone knows what guilty pleasure this is: The Bachelor. The Bachelor has been on for 14 years, totaling up to 33 seasons switching from handsome bachelors to gorgeous bachelorettes, both willing to test out some good ole’ TV match-making. Whether they are just starting to watch the show or […]

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Red roses. Cheesy dates. Addictive drama. Everyone knows what guilty pleasure this is: The Bachelor.

The Bachelor has been on for 14 years, totaling up to 33 seasons switching from handsome bachelors to gorgeous bachelorettes, both willing to test out some good ole’ TV match-making.

Whether they are just starting to watch the show or have been hooked since season one, there are avid Bachelor fans in the CB community.

The Talon spoke to some of CB’s Bachelor Nation to see how they felt about their favorite reality show.

From its unusual plot to enchanting contestants, there are various reasons why people end up tuning in to check out the show.

Hailey Hunt (’17), who some would say looks like Bachelor contestant Corrine, said that she started watching it because “everyone started telling me that I looked like Corrine so I was like ‘Okay might as well watch it.’ And now that I have been, it’s just funny to see what the people go through.”

Some teachers like Mr. Michael Hood have been watching it ever since it first aired.

“[My wife and I] started watching it when we first got together because it was a really silly show and it’s easy to make fun of. Then it kind of turned into our thing.”

Sometimes the producers don’t make the best choices when it comes to who the Bachelor should be or who gets to fight for his love.

Die-hard fan Kacey McCarley (’17) declared some strong feelings on the contestants that are fighting for Nick Viall, this season’s Bachelor.

“The girls are really petty and get jealous over the most ridiculous things,” she said. “The producers always have to bring drama onto the show, so they look for trashier girls every year.”

Brenna Patterson (’17) was also quite upset about the selection of ladies this time around.

“Honestly the contestants this season are boof,” she huffed. “I feel like we have a lot of randoms. There are a couple pretty girls but they’re the weird ones. But there a couple gems in there.”

There’s always one girl that has to take on the villain role; and this season, blonde “business owner” Corrine Olympios, seems to filling that position quite nicely. But Kenzie Lusich (’17) has no problem exposing Corrine for her childish acts.

“She’s 24 and immature. She talks all the time about how she runs a multi-million dollar company— no I’m sorry your daddy does and it’s in your trust fund.”

“And her favorite food is cheese pasta? I’m sorry, honey, but that’s macaroni,” the senior added.

However, not everyone is against Corrine. Ryann Thominson (’17) adores her unique personality.

“I actually love her so much, she’s the best,” Ryann gushes. “Usually there’s a mean character that you hate, but Corrine’s just trying to have a good time and I don’t hate on her for that.”

But let’s stop and think for a second. With shows like these, how can you tell what’s real from what’s fake?

“I think a lot of it is staged, especially with the villain,” ponders Nina Vitorelo (’18). “Sometimes their connections seem genuine, but it depends on the person.”

Mrs. Gloria Bauer laughs when she thinks of the realistic aspects to the show.

“The part I think is the most genuine, is when [host] Chris Harrison walks into the room and says, ‘This is your final rose’”.

Going on TV to find your potential wife or husband is not the most ideal way to meet the person you plan to spend the rest of your life with. Multiple Bachelor fans from the CB community wouldn’t be caught dead on the show.

“Ohhh no,” Kenzie boldly shakes her head. “I would have to be at a seriously low point in my life to do that. I feel like it’s one of those shows that I would be disappointed in myself if my mother ever saw it.”

Hailey prefers to take things slow and get to know her beau the old fashioned way.

“I feel like its kind of rushing things,” she said. “I hope that I would be able to find my husband naturally.”

Just because these viewers don’t plan on making a fool of themselves on national television, doesn’t mean they haven’t thought of their perfect Bachelor date.

Mrs. Bauer is a true romantic and softie at heart.

“I like more down-to-earth dates. Like New York and maybe a bike ride or horse drawn carriage through Central Park on a nice fall day with all the pretty colors.”

Ryann dreams of taking exotic adventures with her significant other.

“I would definitely be in Africa. We would take an elephant ride and then have a dinner in the safari with lions.”

You might not realize how great some of the eligible men and women in the CB community would be as the Bachelor or Bachelorette. Nina knows one fiery redhead that would make for some fantastic television.

“Ms. Chadbourne would kill it as the Bachelorette because she’s so out there and doesn’t care what anyone thinks about what she has to say.”

There are many ways to enjoy this wonderful piece of American culture. Whether it be by participating in a fantasy league with your friends or screaming at the TV alone, this show never fails to disappoint.

If you don’t watch The Bachelor already, I highly encourage you to check out one of America’s greatest forms of entertainment.

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