Reality tv

Guilt, Pleasure and The Bachelor

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For 20 seasons, The Bachelor has been nailing the holy trinity of reality TV: competition, consumerism and voyeurism. The reality powerhouse lets us peer in at a private social ritual, that of dating. The final pairings that the show produces don’t last (with a few exceptions); the ‘fairy-tale romance’ clearly doesn’t endure. And yet the […]

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