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 second Here To Make Friends podcast (it is a two-part premiere ... thanks, ABC), hosts Claire Fallon, HuffPost culture writer, and Emma Gray, senior editor of HuffPost Women, recap the May 19 episode of "The Bachelorette," Season 11. We'll break down the conclusion of the two-Bachelorette thing, Kaitlyn's taste in men and the slut-shamey, sex talk season highlights. (Also... the return of Nick Viall?!)
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