‘Bachelor Live’ review: Ben Higgins, Kaitlyn Bristowe, Shawn Booth, and mild entertainment

Ben -Tonight marks the first edition of “Bachelor Live,” and after a watching a crazy episode of “The Bachelor” Monday night, this was almost like dessert … even if didn’t exactly have a perfect aftertaste.

What we will say is this: Chris Harrison is much more comfortable without a co-host. That alone makes this a huge improvement over “After Paradise” over the summer, since this has less of a snarky feeling to it and is more in tune with the show. Now, we suggest that you get rid of all of the celebrity guests. It’s not like they are terribly boring, but it just feels really awkward to have them there when we could take to more people with the show and get more insight there.

One other suggestion? No more fan polls. The show is so heavily spoiled that it is almost impossible to pretend that such stuff is out there.

Yes, the “Bachelor News” segment was hokey, but we actually like that there is a concise way to keep people up to date. Onion Ashley and Nikki Ferrell are engaged, and Whitney Bischoff has a new man in her life after things didn’t work out for her and Chris Soules. Ben Higgins brought some humor, even if he was obviously tired after a long day of press.

As for the segment with Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth, it was surprisingly fun? The best thing about it was Chris trolling Kaitlyn about Snapchat, which may make our night that he was not afraid to go there. The show needs some work-shopping at times, but it is far from the disaster many may think it would be going in. Grade: B-.

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