"For a season of The Bachelor that was so hyped—one with the franchise’s first-ever Black lead, a ridiculously handsome man Bachelor Nation was so stoked to meet—it’s been pretty wack so far, right?" says Maria Sherman. "Viewers hardly know Matt James. All of the episodes have been overwhelmed with petty drama inside the house, as it is normally, but the fairytale formula is starting to reveal its faults: No one seems real, the villains are cartoonish, and it’s hard to tell who is actually invested in this process. Victoria Larson, as The New York Post so eloquently put it, has been occupying too much screen time with her piss-poor Regina George cosplay. In fact, if Monday night’s episode had a theme, I’d label it 'childish bullying.'" ALSO: It's no surprise The Bachelor wasn't ready to tackle sex work.