Bachelor video game preview makes it look even more ridiculous than we imagined

Hard-core gamers still have to wait until June 8 to get their hands on the hottest video game of the summer, but this preview will probably make them even more excited for this technological and game play breakthrough: The Bachelor: The Videogame.

The screen cap previewed in early March was ridiculous enough, but the trailer–narrated, of course, by Chris Harrison in his “everything I say is serious, really, I swear” voice–is comedy gold. For example, he talks about “the fun of flirting with your favorite bachelors and bachelorettes” on the game, which will be available for both the Wii and Nintendo DS.

There is a bit of a fantasy element to the game: The preview shows a black contestant on The Bachelorette, which like its sibling, is whiter than snow on mayonnaise. But besides the fact that the graphics and games look like early 1990s era CGI, I’m particularly fond of the way pillows seem to be used in the video game to block sexual advances.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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