Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Farmer Wants a Wife

It seems in the past few years, our culture has become one that embraces 'Reality TV'. With shows like Survivor, The Apprentice, The Bachelor, Hell's Kitchen, Beauty and the Geek, The Biggest Loser, America's Next Top Model and Big Brother, one can't help but wonder what new shows creators will come up with next.

I have a love-hate relationship with some of these types of shows. Though one part of me is adamantly against the entire premise of some of the shows, part of me feels drawn to them and wants to know what will happen next.

With the emergence of these new shows, the wheels started turning in my head. I recall having a conversation with Hubby last year about how it would be funny if someone would create a show about a farmer trying to find a wife. Lo and behold, last week we saw a commercial for a new TV show called "Farmer Wants a Wife". Isn't that funny?

Having lived in the country for nearly four years now, I can see how it may be difficult for a farmer to find a wife. Much of their days are spent on the farm. Many farmers spend long hours doing chores and doing other farm related things. There's calving season, planting season, haying season...and there's always something going on at the farm! It's not hard to see why it can be difficult to have an active social life.

If you think about it, where or how would one normally meet someone? When I was in the city, it wasn't so hard to strike up a conversation with someone at clubs, bars, sporting events, the gym, the bookstore, a coffee shop, get-togethers with friends, art exhibits, poetry readings, art galleries, the park, and so on. A few years ago, internet dating was also popular. I'm not sure if it still is.
I suppose that in the country, one would meet someone through friends, mutual acquaintances, social gatherings, etc. That's if you can get away from the farm long enough to do so. It also seems that not so many young people are as interested in farming life as were the generations before them. Let's face it, farming is a tough life. It's a lot of work and there is a lot of time and money invested in farming. It's a rewarding life, but certainly not an easy one.

I wasn't surprised that a TV show like Farmer Wants a Wife was created. Here I was, thinking that I had thought of it first! ;)

Though Hubby isn't really interested in reality TV shows, he has mentioned on several accounts that "The Farmer Wants A Wife" sounds like something he'd like to see. I took the liberty of checking out the link to the Australian version of the show, and all I can say is...

Boy! Are some of those farm boys ever cute!?!?!

Did I tell you that I have a weakness for Aussies??

The U.S. version of the show is basically about 10 city girls who are tired of their fast-paced lives and vie for the attention of a bachelor farmer who wants to settle down with the woman of his dreams. To win over the eligible farm boy, the women must prove that they are ready and able to live a farm life. According to what I have read on the internet, the show is much like The Bachelor, only with the twist being a rural setting and a farm lifestyle.

Anyway, as I mentioned, Hubby is interested in seeing what the show is all about.
Speaking of Hubby, check out his latest post here!


lisa marie said...

You know I am not interested in those reality type game shows either but one has pulled me in. I am really enjoying the Mama don't Dance. But I don't see myself searching these types of shows out. :)

C said...

Lisa Marie:
Hi! I've never heard of Mama Don't Dance! Is it a new show? Urgh...I feel sooooo out of touch with the rest of humankind. Hubby and I don't really have time to watch much TV here on the farm. Oh, and the last time I watched a movie in a movie theater??? I can't even remember!!! The nearest one is two hours away! *sigh*

In a way, I guess it's a good thing we aren't reality TV junkies...or TV junkies period! However, I always try to get in a bit of blogging when/if I can! LOL!

Uncivil said...

I hardly have time to watch TV and I have enough reality of my own. "Redneck want's a life"LOL!!!!

mrinz said...

There is an NZ version also - and boy there are some cute hunky guys!

japanmanpete said...

What about "British Bloke Wants a Date, Not Marriage"? Or has that idea been taken already?


japanmanpete said...

How about this one? "British Bloke Fancies a Snog"?

Please record some good shows and send them to me! There is just so much Japanese television a person can watch!


C said...

LOL! "Redneck Wants A Life"!! Love it!

Hmmmmmm...Aussies and Kiwis! There's something about the men down there! So hot!! ;)

Perhaps you should start a show of your own! LOL! I wonder if there have been any shows made of 'gaijin' in Japan? There probably has been!

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