Monday, June 17, 2024

TV: The Bachelor Blows Up as Matt James Picks The Wrong Girl, Doesn’t Get Engaged, and Regrets the Whole Thing


“The Bachelor” is wrapping up a very bad season soon on ABC. Spoiler alert: Matt James chose the wrong girl, Rachael Kirkconnell, who turned out to have a racist past. Needless to say, they didn’t get engaged, and now Matt regrets the whole thing. Not only that, but host Chris Harrison has been almost wrecked by his response to the whole race thing. Most of the people who appear on “The Bachelor” are brain dead. I don’t know why Matt is surprised. The whole thing is a survey of stupidity.

Matt is clueless so far in the shows that are airing. Here’s Matt’s statement tonight in real time before the show airs:

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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