The Bachelor Australia: a hit for reality TV fans
Laura Webster | On 16, Oct 2013
It has been six weeks since we were introduced to Australiaâ€™s first official Bachelor and the 25 ladies vying for his affection.
Channel 10 is now home to Australiaâ€™s newest reality TV series, The Bachelor.
Although quite self-explanatory, this series is different in that female contestants do not compete for a cash prize, but the chance to date the bachelor, Tim Robards, in real life.
While video montage after video montage have tried to convince us that Tim is a hopeless romantic who is unlucky in love, the melodic background music and camera filters are lost on me.
Itâ€™s hard to believe that the successful chiropractor and part time model (with beautifully controlled stubble, I must add) canâ€™t find someone to love without the help of a reality TV show.
The term â€˜realityâ€™ should also be applied quite loosely as it would suggest some semblance of real world dating etiquette.
Every episode, select ladies are invited on one-on-one and group dates, often involving jet planes, yachts, extreme sports, eight course meals and a whole lot of â€˜schmoozingâ€™.
Then one by one the ladies are plucked off the show for their inability to impress Tim and his perfectly moulded hair – or in this weekâ€™s episode, their apparent inability to show affection to a Labrador puppy (note to self: take next love interest to puppy farm to gauge future compatibility).
The premise of the series is quite bewildering to me; however, I continuously find myself eagerly awaiting the next weekâ€™s episode.
As such, I have pinpointed three things which make the bachelor so embarrassingly addictive.
- Itâ€™s hard to resist an hour of pure eye candy.
- Letâ€™s be honest, itâ€™s fun to watch people in awkward situations.
- It gives us self -reassurance that we donâ€™t need a TV show to find a date.
I will leave you with my favourite quote from Wednesday nightâ€™s episode.
â€œIf I knew I would have been seeing Tim this morning, I would have worn something sexier than this onesie.â€
The next episode of the Bachelor Australia airs October 16th at 7.30pm on Channel 10.