Picks and Pans Review: The Bachelor

updated 12/30/2002 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/30/2002 AT 01:00 AM EST

This ABC reality series, in which 25 females vied for one man's affection, made women look like fools. But the ratings showed that lots of them were watching the show's spring and fall runs, so go figure. The network strikes a blow for equality in January with The Bachelorette.

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