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The Bachelor

Love’s a game, romance is the future of sports, and this is the golden age of reality TV. ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are tacky classics — long-running franchises about the pursuit of love and lust and drama that we tune in for every season.

How do Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants kill time without phones, internet, music, or TV?

The Bachelor at its best is The Bachelor when it’s over

The Bachelor turns into a horror movie when you already know how it ends

The Bachelor is saying s-e-x and the o-word in primetime, oh boy

The Bachelor finally talks about money and race — kind of

The Bachelor producers have so much power, they’re strangling the romance

The Bachelor has a huge problem: everyone hates him

How The Bachelor became a battle between three supervillains

The Bachelor’s villain arc has reached its inevitable, frenzied peak

The Bachelor fantasy league, week three: the spin doctor is in

The Bachelor fantasy league, week 2: here are your villains

The Bachelor fantasy league, episode 1: what exactly is a shark?

The golden age of reality TV is already here

Welcome to The Bachelor fantasy league: the only sport that matters

Disney will launch Snapchat shows, beginning with a Bachelor spinoff

Nick Viall is a disastrous choice for The Bachelor — here’s how ABC can fix that

Bachelor in Purgatory: the season three finale spectacular

Bachelor in Purgatory: a massacre in Paradise

Bachelor in Purgatory: season three, episode 4

Bachelor in Purgatory: season three, episode 3

Bachelor in Purgatory: there are no rules in Paradise

Bachelor in Purgatory: season three, episode 1

Illustrated Bachelorette recap: why did this have to take three hours

Illustrated Bachelorette recap: Robby loves JoJo, his dad said so

Illustrated Bachelorette recap: hometown buffet

Watch Kristen Wiig's hilariously sloppy impression of The Bachelorette's JoJo Fletcher

Illustrated Bachelorette recap: the horse whisperer

Illustrated Bachelorette recap: these are all of my boyfriends

How The Bachelor became social media’s new favorite sporting event

Illustrated Bachelorette recap: the Chad Voltron

The right reasons: a list of Bachelorette contestants who are trying to break into showbiz

Illustrated Bachelorette recap: this Chad is on fire