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.

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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.

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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.

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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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