Bachelor in Paradise S1E1 Recap

I know, I’m a little late to the party with this recap since the second episode airs tonight. 6 days before or 6 hours before…it’s still before, right? I promise it’ll be quick though. If you remember from my Bachelorette recap a couple of weeks ago, I wasn’t sure that I was going to watch Bachelor in Paradise. I didn’t watch Bachelor Pad because it seemed a little too much like Big Brother, which I’ve never been interested in watching. My reality TV addiction just hasn’t gotten that far yet. Maybe someday. Anyway, I still wasn’t sure about Paradise when it premiered last Monday. I couldn’t just let it go though, so I satisfied my curiosity late last week. Here’s my rundown.

The Good: I really like the overall goal of the show. Although the focus is on being in ‘paradise,’ most of the people seem genuinely interested in finding love. I’m a sucker for romance, so that’s what it’s all about in my book. Also, I want Sarah to be my best friend. She is the most normal person that I’ve ever seen on a reality show.



The Bad: Ben and Michelle? Annoying. I get that every reality show needs to have some sort of villain because hunky-dory doesn’t produce an adequate amount of drama. I am interested to see what the deal is with Michelle though, so I guess the producers were right on target with that one.



The Ugly: AshLee. Oh, AshLee. I’m not really a believer in the whole love at first sight idea, so it seemed a bit ludicrous to me that she was so intense about Graham within a day of meeting him. Entertaining, yes. Potentially crazy, also yes. I’m sure we’ll see more of her drinking the crazy juice throughout the season. It should be interesting.



If you’d like to get a full rundown of the cast of characters, you can find a good article here.

What do you think? Will you keep watching?

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