In this household, we love The Bachelorette. 3.5 stars out of 5 on IMDB. Impressive. In this house, we also love Jack. He has golden retriever energy and great hair. I won’t be taking questions… Jack. Deserves. Better.
We also love Lexie. More than any of the blokes, to be honest. She has a determined approach to the show and she knows what she wants. It’s pretty refreshing for any show in The Bachelor franchise to have a woman in the forefront who’s self assured and not willing to take any crap. For that, Lexie, I salute you. It’s impressive to see a leading lady navigate her way through The Bachelorette within a Covid-19 context, and still manage to enthral an entire nation of viewers. Lexie has not only managed to do this, but she’s managed to make it pretty entertaining to watch. The escapism factor is real, folks. The Skype home date with Todd also gets a special mention: Trans-Tasman gnocchi making? Incredible. Resourceful. Gnocchi.
As a self-confessed reality TV lover (hello, Love Island), I reckon this year’s edition of The Bachelorette NZ stacks up pretty well against its predecessor. Also, Art Green. Back on our TV. I’m never going to say no to that. The Bachelorette is never going to be high-brow, intellectual television. That being said, I reckon it presents a pretty decent picture of dating during Covid-19, and the impact that reality TV has had on how the dating world works more broadly. Good on ya, Lexie. Love you.