Tonight, ABC finally takes us down to Mexico for “Bachelor in Paradise,” which is a show that they’ve invested at least a decent amount of time and attention into right now. It is the heir apparent to “Bachelor Pad,” but a more romantic version at least in that there’s no cash prize in the end. Instead, it’s just all about trying to meet someone, only in a slightly different format than what we are used to.
Back during “Bachelor Pad,” what is interesting was seeing how people often came across much differently than they did on their original seasons. For example, Michelle Money went from being a villain to much more of a hero, and Chris Bukowski came across as much more of a schemer than he ever did with Emily Maynard.
Is there more of that switcheroo on this show? Not entirely, at least based on Chris Harrison’s comments to TV Guide:
“I think people lived up to form. More than not, people didn’t surprise me and they turned out to be who I thought they were. Whether it was Marquel or Michelle Money or [later arrivals] Jesse Kovacs and Chris Bukowski, whatever you thought of those people will be reconfirmed.”
That doesn’t sound like great news for Bukowski, now does it? It is at least good news and a comfort for all Marquel fans that they will end up still loving the Cookie Man after this show just as much as they did on Andi Dorfman’s “Bachelorette” season.
We’ve got a whole lot more “Bachelor in Paradise” news to get you excited for the premiere over at the link here, so be on the lookout! We’ll have a review up after the episode airs. Also, sign up to get some further news and updates on everything we cover per our CarterMatt newsletter.