“It’s the most controversial season of The Bachelor in the history of ever” Chris Harrison announces in the Countdown to Nick special before the season premiere. Every season Harrison calls it the most dramatic season in Bachelor history. We scoff. And then we resume watching what we know is probably not the most dramatic thing we have ever seen. But why?
Once again, why are we still watching this show? Or more precisely, why can’t we turn it off? It’s easy for me to skip an episode or even a season, but when my friends and family tune it, I can’t seem to look away.
Maybe it’s the beautiful locations.
Maybe it’s the insane drama that makes us feel better about ourselves.