The Bachelor Recap: Two Weirdos in Love?

At a Brooklyn nail salon on Sunday afternoon, every single woman was buzzing about The Bachelor. Thanks to the tabloids and the Internet spoilers, everyone knew Ben would choose Courtney. We even all knew that after Ben saw the way Courtney acted on the show as it aired, he broke up with her. The only real question was what would happen during the After the Final Rose special — would they still be together? Season 16 of The Bachelor was surely the most spoiled reality series season in history, and it didn't even matter. We were all still going to watch, because Courtney has been the most watchable Bachelor contestant we've ever seen. But as last night proved, she might not have been the real villain.

Here's what I think Courtney's producer-mapped narrative was: Beautiful model and sometime C-list celebrity dater goes on The Bachelor to get famous. She surveys her competition and sees that she's going to get the most screen time by being creatively rude to the other women, and by breaking the "rules" of the show to get the most time with Ben. (Skinny-dipping, etc. Remember, the producers were the ones who let her do that.) Read More...


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