Farmer Wants a Wife
Credit: Michael Desmond

Matt has chickens, he has eggs; he has chicks that beg. The 29-year-old buff, bronze country boy (pictured) is likable and seemingly genuinely sweet in the series premiere of the CW’s Farmer Wants a Wife (read EW critic Gillian Flynn’s official review here), but the show is messier than the cow pie that caused Stephanie, the first eliminated bride-to-be, to have a Britney-esque breakdown after she accidentally stepped in it. The program tries so hard to smash together the two opposing worlds of rural and urban through embarrassing stereotypes (bumpkins wearing pumps), but the problem really begins with the Billy Ray-meets-Dr. Dre countrified rap theme song that starts,

The rhythm is reminiscent of a trip I took about 15 years ago from Philly to Bel-Air. Maybe it would sound better if MC Rip-Off changed the lyrics to:


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