It’s 2015. By now, reality TV is a young adult, but it hasn’t grown out of "The Bachelor" franchise. Despite its bizarre dating rituals, low success rate, and questionable racial and gender politics, the stable of shows is, if anything, more popular than ever. Do people love "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette," or do they love to hate it? It’s unclear. But here at Here To Make Friends, we both love and love to hate them -- and we love to snarkily dissect each episode in vivid detail.
In this week's first Here To Make Friends podcast, (it is a two-part premiere ... thanks, ABC) hosts Claire Fallon, Culture Writer, and Emma Gray, Senior Women’s Editor, recap the May 18 episode of "The Bachelorette," Season 11. We'll break down the least impressive and most drunk men, the weirdness of the whole two Bachelorette thing, and who we think will come out on top.
Plus, author, actress and "Bachelorette"-tweeter Jenny Mollen joins to give her insights. And we even have a few thoughts from host Chris Harrison!
You can check out our future episodes of Here To Make Friends and other HuffPost Podcasts on The Huffington Post's Sound Cloud page. Thanks to our producer, Katelyn Bogucki, our editor Jorge Corona, and our guest Jenny Mollen.
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