Great response to yesterday. Interesting to see all the different views people had of watching the same 2 hour show. This gets brought up in one of the emails today, but in listening to Jason & Molly’s podcast recapping Monday’s episode, it drove the point home even more. Not that I want to defend Andi, but Jason says it (a former lead himself) and is in agreement with other leads he’s spoken with – while the job of “Bachelor” or “Bachelorette” may seem easy, it isn’t. Yes, you get a 2 month paid vacation to have 25 members of the opposite sex chase you while traveling the world, it is exhausting. There’s not a lot of sleep, you’re tired, you’re drinking, and basically you have to be “on” all the time, even if you don’t want to. So lets not just chalk up Andi’s reaction to Eric on Monday as just being a complete b**ch. There are numerous other factors that probably went into how she reacted to the situation, so making a blanket statement about it I don’t think is accurate. Give a listen to them break down Monday’s episode. Some good insight from people that experienced it.
The live video chat returns tonight at 9:00pm EST/6:00pm PST. And yes, I’m back at my house all by my lonesome, so no gum smacking nephews this week. They’ll be returning on July 3rd when I’m back in CA for Olivia’s birthday weekend.
Andi says “staaaaaahp” a lot. I’ve told you this. A lot of you have noticed this, and now Jimmy Kimmel is on board. Shocking.
Man, it’s worse than I thought.
Yesterday, the “Bachelor in Paradise” cast was released. Sort of. I can guarantee you this is not the whole cast. There’s no way in the world the producers of this show are gonna try and sell America on Michelle Kujawa needing to find love. No one knows or cares about Michelle anymore. Or Lacy Faddoul. Or Elise for that matter. Yes, these people are on the show, but so are plenty others. In addition to these 13 they released, I know of at least 10 more people that are out in Mexico right now. Don’t know why they weren’t released yesterday, don’t know if they ever will be released, and don’t know what capacity they will appear on the show. But they WILL appear at some point. The ones who are there that will be appearing at some point are:
There are probably others too since the girls are outnumbering the guys right now, but I’m pretty solid on those names which is why I gave you most of them last week. I’ve even heard rumors surfacing now of Brooks and Jef making one episode appearances. Time will tell.
Now the question is, “What the hell is going on with this show?” The answer: I don’t know yet. Nobody does. Even when they released the cast yesterday, they never actually updated their press release of what the hell the show is about. But considering that many people are there, I’ll venture to guess this is some wild “Temptation Island/Love in the Wild/Paradise Hotel/Are You the One” hybrid show. No other reason to have that many people out there for one show if it wasn’t some sort of game element where people are put there to have options of who else to date. As far as I know, there are no challenges, there’s no $250k money prize (although I’m guessing there will be some prize at the end), and there aren’t “rose ceremony eliminations” per se. People might get eliminated, but I don’t think we’ll be seeing rose ceremonies.
Also, one of the stories yesterday said it’s filmed over 7 weeks and will be 7 episodes long. That’s not the case. Someone got their info mixed up I believe. The original press release said it was only 6 episodes long. Could it possibly be changed to 7? Sure. But filming does not last 7 weeks. Filming started Tuesday and goes for roughly 3 weeks from everything I’ve been told. I think maybe whatever outlet released that it was 7 weeks long saw “oh, 7 episodes so 7 weeks.” From everything I’ve been told, this is a 3 week shooting schedule. As I hear things, I will pass it along but that cast list released yesterday is definitely not everyone that will be appearing on the show. Thank God because, ummmm, that’s a pretty sh***y cast.