The Bachelor Recap: When Your Family Ruins Your Chance to Be a Princess; or, Courtney, Humanized

This week on The Bachelor, we're down to the final four, which means hometown dates and Ben awkwardly meeting the families of the cutthroat contestants he's chosen. Yep, Lindzi, Kacie, Nicki, and, especially, Courtney, didn't just beam down to Earth in a poof of spray-tanner. They have parents and siblings and terrible couches just like the rest of us.

First off, the hometown dates are the best, because you get to imagine the begging and crying and full-on family fights that occurred when the potential contestant, who, at the point she was asking, had very little chance of actually making it to the episode on which Ben and America would even meet them, first approached her family about going on TV. Also, unlike the contestants, the families aren't made over or media trained. In fact, the families of Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants are some of the only people on reality TV who do not really want to be on reality TV at all. Which makes them awesome. Read More...


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