9 Things My 70-Year-Old Mother Learned From Going To See “The Bachelor — Live on Stage”

bySunny Gold| PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2020 3:38 PM
9 Things My 70-Year-Old Mother Learned From Going To See “The Bachelor — Live on Stage”
Chris Harrison wasn’t lying when he said this would be “the most dramatic season” of the show, maybe ever. Not only was there the usual infighting, tears and heartbreak, but Peter’s season also showcased an angry future mother-in-law squaring off against a twentysomething contestant—in a display so cringey it was almost too much to take. My mom called the whole thing “sick emotional goop.” Even ex-Bachelorette co-hosts of the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast Becca Kufrin and Rachel Lindsay said they had to take viewing breaks to recover from all the bad juju. In contrast to the TV show, the live stage show was pure joy, says my mom. “The show didn’t take itself so seriously. It was completely fun and not sad,” she says. After watching a local Boise “bachelor” get paired up with a handful of local “bachelorettes” while hosts Kufrin and Higgins sang, danced and did comedy bits, “the whole audience walked out smiling.” (Rather than with their jaws on the floor, like when we watch the TV show.). Getty Images