I didn’t get a chance to write about an issue I know has been burning in many of your minds: This season’s finale of The Bachelor was one of the worst finales in the show’s history of bad finales. The season seemed to end on a high note — on a mountain, with Ben Flajnik, down on his knee asking Courtney Robertson to be his wife. So far, so good. Immediately following that episode, however, ABC aired The Bachelor: After the Final Rose. In an ideal world, this means that we get to see the couple finally holding hands out in the open, and the producers give us a close up of the ring.
But not this season. The happy couple had already broken up — to no one’s surprise. As the season unfolded, every single viewer could see the train wreck slowly happen: Courtney irritated the women with her snide remarks but turned on the charm when she was around Ben. Did I say “charm”? Well, she showed up at his hotel room in a robe, before leading him to the ocean to skinny dip.
After the skinny-dipping incident, Ben spoke to the camera, “There’s just something about her that I really like.”
Read the rest of my article here, about how The Bachelor fails to prepare couples for real life challenges that don’t involve getting the temperature in the hot tub just right.