The Bachelor is definitely the best-worst show on television, for me. It’s way WAY below the line that smart-but-still-schlocky shows like Battlestar Galactica or Firefly, in terms of shows that once you’re invested in, you tend to ignore their, hm, excesses. In order to enjoy the Bachelor, you can’t ignore the excesses, you have to gorge on them. Actually the more I think about it, the more it’s making me hate it a little bit. A show like the Bachelor can’t stand a whole lot of examination, lest you end up realizing that you are no better than those terrible producers, making everyone look like fools.