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Seeing into the future

Well, this is a rather intellectual start to the show. Richie and Alex are playing a game of chess with a fancy glass set. They are wearing matching blue beanies and a couple of the other guys are cheering them on. I’m sorry, but am I still watching something from the Bachelor franchise? Perhaps I […]

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Super yachts and birthday parties

QLD politicans: I have a perfectly justifiable reason for us adopting daylight savings – we can’t participate on social media for the last three weeks of The Bachelorette. Admittedly, it does free up my ad breaks so I can start writing my blog early, but that’s not the point. Actually, I remember a similar issue […]

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Butterflies & Bath Houses

Another episode begins by featuring the mansion in some of the usual arty time-lapse photography. I continue to find this footage quite pleasing, despite it making up a sizeable proportion of each show. The guys are sitting out in the garden with their morning coffees. Two of them are wearing tank tops, but everyone else is […]

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Tangos & Topless Shoots

OK, quiet guys. Sasha needs to say something. Apparently he found the previous evening’s cocktail party embarrassing thanks to David’s weirdness. He tells the guys that they don’t need the Bro-Code anymore, but they should all just respect each other like decent human beings. Everyone agrees. They toast with cups of tea. I kind of feel […]

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The one with the Leap of Faith

Do you want to know how dedicated I am to this show? Last night I was cowering under a blanket with the heater up full, experiencing a case of the flu shakes – yet I still managed to write all the notes I needed for this recap. Yes. I am aware that my priorities are […]

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Girl Power!

Am I really doing this? Yes. Apparently I am committing to another five weeks of this madness. Welcome to the first ever Aussie Bachelorette. Finally, they’ve put a woman in charge. Sort of. At least it’s not like this year’s US Bachelorette where the guys got to choose between two Bachelorettes on the first night […]

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The Bachelorette Australia

Due to an overwhelming response from my fans (OK, fan), I have decided to recap The Bachelorette. My post for last night’s episode will be online a little later today. Stay tuned!

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The finale we didn’t see coming

Wow. Team Bachelor really outdid themselves this year. And not in a way that made you feel sort of happy but sort of dirty like in the recent US Bachelorette when she picked the guy she loved, but had already slept with the runner up. This was an actual happy ending with almost no icky […]

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The Final Two we were forced to see coming

A little note to Channel Ten: one of the absolute worst things you can do on the second last night of the series is to broadcast an ad that gives away who goes home before we’ve even watched it! I don’t normally pay much attention to commercials, but I happened to look up at the exact […]

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Hardcore Hometowns

Oh. My. God. Although I am obviously invested enough in this show to write a 2000 word blog about it each week, it isn’t often that I actually “feel” something for these people. But I did tonight. Did anyone see that coming? For those who missed the show, you’re going to have to wait until […]