Reality TV-- it’s commonly thought of as a “guilty pleasure.” Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Love Island, Marriage or Mortgage, Love is Blind, RuPaul’s Drag Race, are all supposed to be embarrassing to admit that you watch. For me, though, reality TV is an escape from reality itself.
This year, The Bachelor has taken one blow after another in the wake of racist incidents from a contestant, just as the Black Lives Matter movement gained momentum this past summer. The show has received a lot of backlash, but this isn’t the first time racist incidents and remarks have happened in The Bachelor franchise. In fact, they’re common, and happen implicitly every season.
Taylor Swift’s dispute over the ownership of her first six albums is finally coming to a close, with the announcement of her re-recording of Fearless being released on April 9th. In the meantime, fans are preparing to be hit with the nostalgia that songs like “You Belong with Me” and “The Way I Loved You” brings back.
Tucked away in The Haunting of Bly Manor's creepy story is a beautiful, yet tragic love story that the LGBTQ+ community needs.