I was always a fan of this show in past seasons. The women were down to earth, the men were true blue Aussie Farmers that portrayed a real need to find some lov’n and hopefully score a wife.
Last night’s launch of episode 8 left me cringing and questioning ‘is this what women have come to’? I get that it makes great TV viewing to see girls desperately pining for a Farmer’s attention. The camera zooms in on one of the girls who is nervously biting her lip, with desperation in her eyes – as they wait for the all important decision from the Farmer. ‘Will I be one of the chosen few’? It’s only human nature that we all want to be picked, not to mention, on national TV! It brings back memories of high school days when you choose team members for the day’s sport, standing, waiting, willing the captain ‘please pick me,’ and ‘don’t let me be last’.
After the Farmers have completed over 100 speed dates, it all goes a bit haywire when they are all thrown into a mingle situation. Translation – meat market, with not a lot of meat! True colours were the only thing blooming at this little sware.
Girls brought their claws out. There was no hesitation putting their fellow counterpart down in the hope to get ahead. Dagger eyes that blinked ‘don’t mess with me girlfriend, he’s mine’ – all for the sake of being the one the Farmer takes home.
The excitement continues when one of the girls appears in a bikini, ready to get to know one of the Farmers. Not to be out done, the piece de resistance comes when one girl decides to take to the pole to perform what can only be described as poor class. Does Australia need to see what you had for lunch? Her comment after her performance, was almost as good as her pole show – “I am the pole dance girl, I hope I stood out in a good way”. I can certainly guarantee, yes you did stand out, the good bit … well the jury is out on that one!
I get that its reality TV, but surely we can still have entertaining viewing without cringing at our fellow Aussie females. As my Mum would always say it’s easy to be cheap, but it takes certain qualities to rise up to be a lady.
Love Patty x