Open Post: Hosted By The Regency Era Themed Reality Dating Show “The Courtship”
I feel sorry for anyone who hasn’t had somebody make a TV show specifically for them. And to think, mere moments ago, I was one of those poor slobs. After a lifetime of disappoints and near misses, NBC has finally come up with a show so perfect for me, that I’m considering exposing myself to mono or something just so I have an excuse to stay in bed all day with a plate of Shrewsbury cakes and a decanter of nice claret to watch their new Regency era themed reality dating show The Courtship.
According to Entertainment Weekly, The Courtship, formerly titled Pride & Prejudice: An Experiment in Romance, is what you get when you film The Bachelorette in a British castle and the male cast of Bridgerton come sliding out of a coach instead of a limo. Did I think Bridgerton was silly and ridiculous? Yes, of course, I did. Do I think The Bachelorette is tacky and dumb? Naturally. But put them together and show me a bunch of puffy-sleeved men channel their inner Mr. Darcys by jumping out of a canoe so we can see their wet nipples, I’m sold like a bolt of dupion silk marked 50% off at the local village haberdashery. Here’s the trailer!
I just love seeing Black girls in castles. Can’t get enough of it. The costumes, the make-believe propriety, and milady, “a modern woman from Seattle” named Nicole Remy, getting to bring her parents along, gives this trash an irresistible veneer of respectability. Here’s how it works.
Against the grandiose backdrop of a 19th century castle nestled in the rolling hills of the English countryside, Remy and her suitors will swap modern-day sensibilities for grand-courting gestures of the past, wooing each other on carriage rides and at masquerade balls.
The suitors will battle it out through archery and fencing, but the competitive sports are no match for the formidable challenge of receiving the seal of approval from Remy’s trusted court of advisors: her parents Claude and Claire, sister Danielle, and best friend Tessa.
Each week, suitors will attend a farewell ball to determine whether their journey in romance continues or a carriage awaits them, returning them to the modern world of swiping right. Writer and broadcaster Rick Edwards will host the series and guide the suitors on their journeys, with special guests set to appear.
Please let one of the many etiquette courses these knobs are going to have to take include a seminar on how to deliver the most epic, degrading, and explosive GLOVE STRIKE the world has ever known.