We know that The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad and Bachelor in Paradise aren't even distant cousins of Downton Abbey. We know that Women Tell All, Men Tell All and After the Final Rose are simply placeholders in the season to string us along just a little bit further.
But guess what? We don't care!
We eagerly await the onset of a new season and have come to accept Mondays because we know at the end of that particularly long day, there's a reward. A sappy, soapy, oftentimes slurpy mess of humanity that we can't seem to pry our eyes from. Here's why:
If he had proclaimed to worship goats, it would've been just as entertaining.
Would you look at that — a pretty crier. Fear not, we have it on good authority that this lovely lady has indeed found her Prince Charming.
You can be as classy as can be, but when living in the mansion with your boyfriend's other girlfriends, it's gonna happen.
Does anyone else see relief in his eyes? Still, she gets a strong arm to lean on as she wraps up her 15 minutes of fame camera time.
Trust us, it wasn't.
A pardon from your exit interview can lead to some hefty frequent flier miles.
She got engaged to him anyway!
I, for one, am waiting for Chris Harrison to write his own tell-all.
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You really, truly do not have to kiss a lot of them.
Every once in a while, we get treated to an empowering "hold your horses" moment.
It's when you attempt to do this at the Laundromat when things fall apart.
If you have to wonder, there's your answer.
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Now if only Jimmy Kimmel got in there, we'd be onto something.
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