Drag Race’s The Bachelor parody is so good it should be its own show

Drag Race comedy challenges rarely leave me begging for more, but “The Bitchelor” deserves to be a Burning Love-style series on WOW Presents Plus. This parody of The Bachelor assigns each drag queen a different dating show archetype and pairs them up to improvise scenes with Unreal’s Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, and I…

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The odds are worse than you’d imagine for Bachelor and Bachelorette couples

Few people who watch The Bachelor or The Bachelorette do so without some kind of game attached. Maybe it’s a drinking game—do shots when someone cries. Or perhaps it’s a brain buster—what purpose, exactly, does Chris Harrison serve? Or maybe it’s a good old-fashioned bet, with each viewer putting cash down on a…

The A.V. Club improved this year’s crop of Bachelorette contestants

Season 13 of The Bachelorette begins on Monday, and the bios of the latest batch of chiseled stud-bros just went live, meaning the entire A.V. Club staff had to take a moment to soak in these new contestants. They feature such charmers as Grant, 29, who says, “I like being the center of attention while appearing to…

15 years ago, The Bachelor wrote the reality TV script, and little has changed

Caity PenzeyMoog: The Bachelor turns 15 this week. Alex McLevy and I—along with a glut of other A.V. Clubbers—recap the modern iteration of the show every season around the office’s proverbial watercooler (a LaCroix minifridge). So when we realized that the show has been on for 15 years this week, we wondered how much…

The Bachelor for babysitters would be even more cutthroat

Nick Viall is just a week away from ending his Bachelor journey by proposing to a woman he’s spent about 42 hours with in total. But if there’s one thing harder than finding love, it’s finding a decent babysitter. At least, that’s the premise of this new sketch from the parenting YouTube channel What’s Up Moms, which…

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Dancing With The Stars asks you to pretend you’ve never seen these stars dancing

The whole draw of Dancing With The Stars—ABC’s Americanized version of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, which couldn’t sound more Anglo even if there was a “Pip pip!” somehwere in there—is in watching celebrities who don’t normally dance work their way through complicated routines with the help of professional hoofers…