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TV Preview: Farmer Wants a Wife

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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Jeriata Jeriata 9 years
I set this to record just for fun. After it had been on for a few weeks I got caught up and actually like this. Yes there are the usual catty women (get over yourself), but just in general, it is chewing gum for the brain to watch these girls and see how they handle the farm chores. I've lived in the city and on a farm to can relate to both sides of the story. I hope if Matt find someones he is interested in, that they take the time to develop a relationship and not get engaged right away just to make the producers happy.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
Um, are you serious? I know like 20 hot farmers.
tori114 tori114 9 years
they also have this in swedish tv
Que_Fashion Que_Fashion 9 years
I saw the Australian version while on a business trip. I actually got into
alysun alysun 9 years
All I have to say is LAME. I can't even believe this concept made it this far
linb linb 9 years
haha, the photoshop job is bad. They don't even have shadows!
ayanaphil ayanaphil 9 years
I cannot get over the horrible photoshop job done on the photo!
ehadams ehadams 9 years
Ugh. I am so sick of all these shows.
komler komler 9 years
There has actually been a farmer reality show on Norwegian television for a couple of years now, if I recall right. Jakten på kjærligheten (Hunting for love), is portrayed with first farmers (both male and female) who're looking for love, and then people write in to be considered among the candidates they're looking for . The farmers with the most "proposals" get to be on the show. The farmers then pick out the ones they think sounds the most interesting from the proposal letters - and it then goes on in a typical reality show concept, with the city people being "voted off" each week. Probably a lot less glamorous than this one.
shmoo15 shmoo15 9 years
I just threw up in my mouth a little bit
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 9 years
And we have the token black chick who will be kicked out on the first episode, no latinas, and no asians. how stereotypical and boring, i will not be watching this, i'll be watching something more interesting, my grass growing.
linb linb 9 years
Keep in mind that no everyone is from the city, so yes some women do think farmers are sexy. I live in a rural area where the type of tractor you have is a status symbol. My boyfriend has a nice tractor, by the way :) That said, I wouldn't watch this show. Looks like a mix between the Bachelor and The Simple Life.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I think they're trying to go for the "farmers are Real men" Like the Man's Man kind of thing. I like rugged men too, but I'll probably pass on this one
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 9 years
And I don't get the whole farmer role-play, anyway. I mean, they're just as good as any other fella, but it has never struck me as on-par with men's fantasies of the farmer's daughter. I dunno. Maybe you have to be mid-western to feel that particular pull. :p
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 9 years
The envelope was packed with hay, huh? Was that supposed to persuade you? Because hay is *ultra* charming -- and thrusting your hand into a cluster of it feels really, really good. Who makes these decisions?
radarkitty radarkitty 9 years
I saw the commercial for this last night. I know this stuff isn't real but I enjoy watching it anyway. Just to let my mind take a break from everyday life. Plus I think this Matt guy is a hottie. Which helps!
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
"matt" looks like he would have more fun with some sheep. Really Its gotten to the point where i dont watch anymore man seeking woman, or woman seeking men, or nasty dirty 80's rocker seeking stripper, or old former rapper seeking weavaliscious diva, or any sort of bachelor/ette show because 9.5 times out of 10 its never for real, and they never stay together and i dont invest my time into something that I know is a waste. If these women really want to know the life of a farmer, make them slaughter some pigs, castrate a cow, birth a calf and kill some chickens.......
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