Saturday, 25 February 2006 18:14

Behind the Bachelor's camera

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Analyzing the SE(X) factor

It only takes a scant few viewings of The Bachelor to see that it makes for stilted, banal television, but what of the experience of the contestants? Even though it appears to be merely a redundant and derivative cycle of events, leading to a finale with no surprise or variation, mustn’t it be true that those who live it are on the ultimate emotional roller coaster, with their lives forever affected by the time and effort put into finding love in such a public, combative way?