‘The Bachelor’ is an American dating and relationship reality game television series that airs on ABC. It has enjoyed a rather long successful run, having first premiered on March 25, 2002. It has been created by Mike Fleiss, who also serves as the show’s executive producer. Ken Fuchs serves as the director.
Who doesn’t like relationship and dating programs? Evidently, a lot of people do, since the popularity of this show has led to various spin-offs such as ‘Bachelor Pad’, ‘The Bachelorette‘, which is essentially the gender reversal of the show, ‘Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise’, ‘Bachelor in Paradise’, ‘Bachelor Live’, as well as ‘The Bachelor Winter Games’.
‘The Bachelor’ follows an eligible bachelor who tries to find his perfect life partner among 25 contestants. As the show progresses, the bachelor evicts candidates and proposes to the final winner of the show. The contestants get to travel to exotic and romantic places, go for adventures and much more. Sometimes, the show does not go according to its general guideline or designed structure due to conflicts and drama. In every episode, the bachelor interacts and gives a rose to each woman he wishes should stay on the show. During the one on one date, the bachelor presents a rose to the contestant he wants to save. The woman who doesn’t get a rose gets eliminated immediately.
‘The Bachelor’ has had twenty three successful seasons so far. Here’s everything you need to know about the next season.
The Bachelor Cast: Who is in it?
The show is hosed by Chris Harrison. Each season sees a new bachelor appear on the show and he chooses his wife from a potential pool of romantic candidates, who are basically in competition with each other.
It will be interesting to see who the bachelor will be in season 24. We also can’t wait for fresh contestants who will vie for our bachelor.
The Bachelor Plot: What is it about?
Each season of the series is devoted to one bachelor, who is expected to choose a wife from a pool of romantic interests, following an elimination process. After all other candidates are eliminated, the remaining one gets a marriage proposal from the said bachelor. Over the course of the season, the participants give love a chance to bloom by traveling to romantic and exotic places together. Naturally, the elimination format sparks a fair amount of internal and external conflict. However, viewers should take what goes on in the show with a pinch of salt, as it is more of smart editing to make for interesting television than complete reality being represented on screen. Fleiss himself admitted to as much, saying that it made for good television, rather than an accurate portrayal.
Anyhow, coming back to the structure of the show, the first two weeks are filmed in ‘Villa De La Vina’ a luxurious and sprawling mansion in Agoura Hills, California. The final third of the episodes, however, involves the romantic and exotic getaways, and are shot all over the world, with previous locations having included Korea, New Zealand, and Vietnam. While the show’s structure is mostly adhered to, there are some deviations which have the audience looking on in surprise. These include the instances when an eliminated candidate can come back to plead her case, the bachelor can distribute more or fewer than planned roses, bachelors can eliminate women outside the regular process, maybe through a two on one date, and the bachelor might decide to pursue a relationship rather than marriage with the final candidate.
As we have already mentioned, the bestowing of a rose has a special significance in the show and determines the elimination process. Some of the basic activities that the participants and the bachelors engage in before the rose is given, includes competitions where the women try to win, to spend more time with the bachelor, two on one dates, or the simple one on one dates.
Usually, towards the beginning of the season, there are cocktail parties at the end of each episode and in the first cocktail party, the bachelor is allowed to give out roses as well, based on the initial impression the women make on him. As the show progresses towards the later stages of the season, the episodes and activities become more intimate, as it should be, if one is to expected to spend the rest of their lives with the other person. To this end, the contestants and the bachelor go on a series of romantic dates in exotic locations. The bachelor also eventually meets the families of the contestants, to get to know them better. All throughout these stages contestants keep getting eliminated.
The final two contestants have the chance to meet the bachelor’s family, and I am guessing, it is very important to make a good impression there as well because if the marriage does come to fruition, it is always good to have the spouse’s family take a liking to you. Finally, the bachelor chooses the most suitable woman between the two and proposes marriage. The show also displays a degree of sensitivity in including a tell-all episode, where the eliminated candidates get to share their experiences and thoughts about the season.
While it all sounds rather dry and cut up, I assure you, there is plenty of drama, and quite a few twists and turns in this televised journey to conjugal bliss, and hopefully the upcoming season will continue in a similar fashion as we see more romance, more dates, and tougher competition as an eligible bachelor, and a participating candidate find a lifetime of happiness with each other.
The Bachelor Season 24 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘The Bachelor’ Season 23 premiered on January 7, 2019. The good news for the fans is that the show has already been renewed by ABC. Going by the pattern of release of previous seasons, it is safe to assume that’The Bachelor’ Season 24 will premiere sometime in January, 2020.
The Bachelor Trailer:
While we wait for ‘The Bachelor’ Season 24, head over to show’s official website to check out clips from previous seasons.
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