Ben Flajnik's 'Bachelor' Season Trailer Brings New Hope (VIDEO)

The new Bachelor trailer for Ben Flajnik's season of the show is out, and as much as ABC would like us to believe this will be the "most exciting season ever," it really does seem like a lot of the same old recycled nonsense. Then again, how does one keep a show fresh after nearly 10 years and 16 seasons?

They are certainly trying. This season has nudity (or as much as network TV would allow), including Ben Flajnik's bared bum alongside a nude lady friend. This season has a senior citizen "contestant" who isn't in the trailer, but is in a different one. And finally, this season has some kind of "mystery" girl, someone we will all know and someone Reality Steve kindly spoiled.

See for yourself:

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There are enough cat fights, it seems, to keep the season lively and interesting, and I am looking forward to seeing Ben's bum blurred out (as a side note, please Lord do not ever allow my children to do such a thing). Still, this season looks fairly same old, same old.

The funny thing is, I will still watch. And not just because I am paid to do so. There is something about this show that keeps me coming back for more. I think there is a little schadenfreude inherent to any reality show lover and there is a bit of that going on with this show. I mean, where else can one find such a large number of train wreck crazy women all making the dating mistakes we love to mock?

But it's more than that, too. The show has so much drama and epic battles, but at its center, it has hope. Maybe this couple can actually find love. We know it will never happen, but maybe this time will be different. Maybe Ben really will keep the girl, get married, and live happily ever after -- but not before we get to watch a $3 million televised wedding on ABC.

Bring it, Ben! The new season premieres January 2.

Are you excited for Ben's season?

 

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