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 Here To Make Friends podcast, hosts Claire Fallon, Culture Writer, and Emma Gray, Senior Women’s Editor, recap the seventh episode of "The Bachelorette," Season 11. We'll discuss that weird "lighthearted" Irish wake, Shawn's jealous meltdown, and, of course, that whole sex scandal.
Plus, we'll speak with former "Bachelor" producer and co-creator of Lifetime's "UnREAL," Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, to figure out just how real "UnREAL" is, and what she learned while working behind the scenes on reality TV's most romantic franchise.
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 guests Anna Breslaw and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro.
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