When a network sends you a DVD screener, and the envelope is filled with real-life farm hay (completely with real-life farm smell), it's never a good sign. That, though, is exactly how my screener copy of Farmer Wants a Wife, a new CW reality show that premieres April 30, showed up at Sugar HQ. Once I dug the paperwork out from the hay, I learned that the show ships 10 city girls off to the country to compete for the affections of a tanned, frequently shirtless small-time farmer named Matt.
Of course, the women will be put through a series of farm-related tasks, including cattle milking, tractor riding, and corn picking. They'll have to adjust to life in a town with a population of 351 (or, well, 361 now), and they'll have to deal with all of the other country-wannabes as they live together in a farm house. Basically, it's like every other reality dating show you've ever seen, but with more flannel and cowboy hats.
Honestly, this one baffles me. Do women in general find farmers that sexy? Is that the question I'm even supposed to be asking? And, when it comes down to it, is this better or worse for the state of humanity than Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious? To check out the trailer and judge for yourself, just
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