Most Dramatic Ever
The right reasons to fall in love with The BachelorWhen it debuted in 2002, The Bachelor raised the stakes of first-wave reality television, offering the ultimate prize: true love. Since then, thrice yearly, dozens of camera-ready young-and-eligibles have vied for affection (and roses) in front of a devoted audience of millions. In this funny, insightful examination of the world’s favorite romance-factory, Suzannah Showler explores the contradictions that are key to the franchise’s genius, longevity, and power and parses what this means for both modern love and modern America.She argues the show is both gameshow and marriage plot — an improbable combination of competitive effort and kismet — and that it’s both relic and prophet, a time-traveler from first-gen reality TV that proved to be a harbinger of Tinder. In the modern media-savvy climate, the show cleverly highlights and resists its own artifice, allowing Bachelor Nation to see through the fakery to feel the romance. Taking on issues of sex, race, contestants-as-villains, the controversial spin-offs, and more, Most Dramatic Ever is both love letter to and deconstruction of the show that brought us real love in the reality TV era.

Most Dramatic Ever Details

TitleMost Dramatic Ever
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 23rd, 2018
PublisherECW Press
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Cultural, Canada

Most Dramatic Ever Review

  • Emily Ferko
    January 1, 1970
    If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's cousin is a fertility nurse? So is the winner of Chris Soule's season. You think love is a facade? Well let me tell you what I've learned from watching The Bachelor...This book was everything I needed it to be - a fu If you know anything about me, it's that I'm an unapologetic Bachelor Franchise fan. I will sneak the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise into every and any conversation. You broke your leg? Well Rated-R Justin from Ali's season also had a broken leg. Your mom's best friend's cousin is a fertility nurse? So is the winner of Chris Soule's season. You think love is a facade? Well let me tell you what I've learned from watching The Bachelor...This book was everything I needed it to be - a fun look at my favourite show and all it's crazy drama, a smart and compelling look at the ways in which the show both reflects our culture and shapes it, and a conversation with a friend type reading experience. Literally every two to three sentences I wrote in my book "BALLER!", "THIS IS THE TRUTH", or "I FUCKING LOVE THIS!"Personal favourite chapters:-Gotta Vill: Villains (... I desperately want to buy a "villains gotta vill t-shirt after reading this chapter)-Please Use This Key: Sex-Almost Paradise: Spinoffs Suzannah Showler wrote a book that is a both a love letter and critique, and I wish I could have written it myself. She managed to express her love for a show that yes, on the surface seems stupid, but is actually some of the best television ever made. Yes, it's a reality television show about falling in love with multiple people, in weird as fuck circumstances, in the height of luxurious surroundings. But it's like Suzannah says - "Of course love is real. That doesn't mean it isn't also fake."
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  • Lauren Pierce
    January 1, 1970
    Vastly entertaining, especially if you’re a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan. Lots of interesting insights and good humor. I want the author to sit next to me for every episode and provide commentary.
  • Melinda
    January 1, 1970
    I got this on Netgalley and planned to skim it but ended up reading the whole thing cover to cover. Hilarious, smart, and well-written. If you shame-facedly hate-watch the Bachelor like I do, this book is an entertaining companion.
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