I think we can all agree that Mondays suck. It’s the end of the weekend, you have classes or work the next day and, if you’re like me, you’re exhausted. There is one saving grace to Mondays though — “The Bachelor.” I had never watched “The Bachelor” before this season and I probably never would have until my friend, Caleb Rux, asked me if I wanted to join a fantasy Bachelor league. I joined with some of our other friends and we all got together to watch the first episode. And let me tell you, it was the most fun I have had in a long while. I think it has gotten to the point where I look forward to Monday night more than any other night of the week, except for maybe Friday.

The fantasy league part of the gatherings really enhances “The Bachelor” experience. As fun as it is to watch overly-dramatic girls get mad over something as little as picking up a rose, making a fantasy league makes it so much better. Like with fantasy football, points are based off of a slew of potential events that could happen during the show such as kissing, getting the final rose,crying or sabotaging another girl’s time with the Bachelor.

It’s hard not to get excited for your team. Before you know it there are seven guys in your living room yelling at the TV. By the end of the episode everyone is out of breath and either disappointed or excited by the Bachelor’s decisions.

After all is said and done, there is a period of time where the group just hangs out, plays “Party Golf” and tries to analyze the episode. We wonder why the girl that seemed to be the most promising was sent home, who will get the next week’s rose and who will betray who.

“The Bachelor” has changed everything I previously thought about reality TV and is a great way to start the week. Never before in my life would I have said that I look forward to Mondays but, thanks to “The Bachelor,” I do.