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Parents' Guide to

The Bachelor

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Reality "fairy tale" with questionable values.

TV ABC , VH1 Reality TV 2002
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 16+

Good show

This show is good for entertainment purposes. It keeps your attention and you look forward to the next episode. It’s a bit inappropriate at parts though
age 18+

Horrible show tell girls it okay let boys abusive you

This show is stupid it is poison for the brain . Language isn't worst. But whole show teach girls let men abusive is okay it nèed be cancelled Asp !!! The people likes this show needs serious help

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (24 ):

The reality dating competition relies on stretch limos, high-end hotels, and candle-lit dinners to create a romantic fantasy that is popular among teen viewers. But beneath the show's shiny veneers are problematic messages about gender roles, dating, relationships, and marriage. These become even more problematic when previously featured bachelors return to try their hand at it again, despite the obvious failure of the process the first time.

The women on the show often connect their self-worth to their ability to "snag" the bachelor, and usually engage in insecure behavior in order to get his attention. Meanwhile, each bachelor, who is always polite and respectful, is more than willing to kiss and profess their affection for different women (sometimes during a single night). Teens may find it entertaining, but this kind of fantasy isn't without its problems.

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