It’s been eight sad but also lonely months since The Bachelorette ended, and while we’ve all pretended to get into niche shows like Game of Thrones or House of Cards, we’ve really just been stalking Matty J on Instagram and counting down the days until he goes rogue and dates 22 women all at once for literally no reason.
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Matty J has returned to the safe and also slightly problematic Bachelor world.
You see, there’s an Osher. There’s also a
harem mansion. But mostly there are competitions and gimmicks. There’s also convenient flashbacks to remind us of the worst thing that ever happened – the moment Matty J was dumped by Georgia Love in goddamn Singapore and the nation’s response looked a little something (exactly) like this:
But now, there's a new Matty J. He's swimming in the waves because baptismal imagery, etc, and reflecting on love whilst also gently caressing his abs in slow motion.
Most importantly, however, it's... well, it's George.
You might remember Matty J's nephew George from last season when he eclipsed every other character, but also gave Georgia an intense stare when she suggested Matty J move from his family in Sydney.
He's older now. Wiser. More cynical.