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RETURN TO REALITY: What to watch now you’ve got your brain cells back (or now that Bachie is over)

Hot hint, it isn’t The Bachelorette.

C’mon people, surely there are better uses for our time than sitting down and subjecting ourselves to a sickening overdose of heteronormativity right?

For the record, yes I watched it, and yes I was team Elly, and no I’m not bitter about it, and that’s all besides the point. Here are top five shows to sink your teeth into now the Bachie nonsense (aka Elly not winning) is done and dusted. 


The Hunting – SBS on Demand

This show looks freaking incredible, and so on point with what is happening in the world today.

Anyone who is a parent of a teenager should definitely add this to their list, and really anyone who is a fan of great TV should also add this to their list. 


The Good Place – Netflix

Yes this one has been out for a while, but if you’re anything like me, you overlooked it initially, then you binge-watched Veronica Mars and missed Kristen Bell so much you would seriously watch anything as long as she had a starring role. No? Just me?

Anyway, The Good Place is a perfect blend of witty, funny, dark, and it’s altogether a great story which is well-acted.

Which is exactly what good TV is all about. 


Utopia – ABC iview

Utopia is everything Australian comedy should be.

Fans of The Office will love this show and will most likely be kicking themselves that they hadn’t found it sooner.

It’s funny, down to earth, and also stars Kitty Flanagan (amongst other Australian comedy heroes).


Old People’s home for 4 year olds – ABC iview

If reality TV really is your thing, why not make this your next ditty of wholesome content to grace your screen.

The title is pretty self-explanatory, but basically it’s a social experiment that brings together a group of elderly people living in a nursing home, with a group of four years olds.

The result is funny, heartwarming, and in some cases, heartbreaking. Well worth your time. 


Birchwood Fireplace For Your Home – Netflix

Yep, you read that right.

This one-hour long clip is both so much more dramatic and personally fulfilling than watching The Bachelor.

Honestly, it’s actually quite mesmerising watching the logs burn, and knowing you didn’t have to scour the world for kindling or wield an axe in any way shape or form is very satisfying.

Spoiler alert, things heat up quickly than Abbie and Mr Matthew on the beach. 

Written by Laura Kebby

I write words about talented people doing talented things, and translate chatter by putting pen to paper.

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