The Bachelorette went from fantasy to "reality" with Becca Kufrin's season
"When Bachelor historians look back on the fourteenth season of The Bachelorette, dissecting vintage final rose ceremonies from their couches on Mars, they’ll find a fascinating record of doomed romance on a dying planet," says Amy Zimmerman. "Whereas past seasons have constructed an elaborate fantasy, Becca Kufrin’s Bachelorette stint resembles something a little bit closer to 'reality,' as an undateable cast of losers competes over an emotionally-traumatized woman who’s ready to settle for anyone who doesn’t immediately ask for the ring back." Zimmerman adds: "Becca Kufrin is the face of The Bachelor franchise’s evolution from 'meet your prince' to 'men are trash.' Either ABC producers are just too exhausted to try and make heterosexual romance look like fun, or they’re betting that casually cruel viewers will tune in to watch women get their hearts broken and make bad decisions. Alternatively, The Bachelorette big-wigs have simply been overwhelmed and rendered powerless by a deluge of bad men. There are just so many of them, swarming the set with their commitment issues, bad politics, and assault and battery convictions."
- The Bachelorette finale was more airless than usual since Becca inadvertently revealed who won months ago
- ABC executive on Garrett Yrigoyen's Instagram controversy: Becca isn't going to be with a guy with those actual views
- Garrett says "I didn't mean to offend anybody" in response to his Instagram controversy
- Becca joked with Jimmy Kimmel about possibly changing her name to "Kufrin-Yrigoyen"
- The Bachelorette begins filming in the Bachelor/ette Mansion for the first time since California wildfires
- ABC's reality chief talks The Bachelor's evolution with Colton Underwood and the five-way tie for Bachelorette
- The first seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette to stream for free
- Expect The Bachelorette's Hannah Brown to be a "glorious mess"