So with the next 6 weeks dedicated to “Bachelor in Paradise” stuff, the schedule remains the same: Tuesday’s will be a recap of Monday’s 2 hr episode, Wednesday will have a shorter recap of Tuesday night’s 1 hr show & 1 hr “After Paradise” along with “Reader Emails,” Thursday will remain “Dr. Reality Steve” (we’re short right now so get your emails in for tomorrow), and then Thursday night will be your live video chat. After taking last week off for being out of town, it returns tomorrow night. Today will be mostly just “Reader Emails” and updates in “Bachelorette” land, since there was some news yesterday on some fronts. I’ll give a few thoughts on BIP, but really, last night wasn’t much. Intro videos, entrances, and people just meeting each other took up the whole first hour. There really isn’t a whole hell of a lot to recap. Once we get into next week, there’ll be more dates and more to actually go over. However, if you haven’t checked the site since July 11th when I posted the BIP BIP episode-by-episode spoilers, you can go check them out.
One thing that I tweeted about Monday night but totally forgot to mention in yesterday’s column was the fact that Robby seemed to have new teeth on the ATFR. I mean, I have two eyes. It was clear as day he did, but it’s not like addressed them. Well that all changed yesterday when obviously Robby Hayes, the man who couldn’t possibly pass up an endorsement opportunity, was part of this video from Smile Stylist in Ponte Vedra, FL which showed his “smile transformation.” Guess we have our “official” confirmation he got himself some new chompers while the show was airing. This guy will shill for anything at this point. It’s kinda funny what this show has turned him into.
I’m sure you saw yesterday that ESPN officially released a statement announcing that Jordan has been hired by the SEC Network to work on their studio show, SEC Now. This was rumored months ago, but since he was still on the show, they couldn’t announce anything. For those unfamiliar, SEC Now their studios are in Charlotte, North Carolina. So if Jordan is going to be part of their Saturday team (which I’m assuming is when they need him once college football starts), that means Jordan will be out of town every weekend for the next four months starting Aug. 23rd. It’s not like he gets on a plane Saturday morning, does a show, and flies back that night either. This is ESPN. There’ll be production meetings on Friday and I’m guessing he doesn’t leave til Sunday. Sooooo yeah, he got exactly what he wanted out of the “Bachelorette” – a job, and free weekends out of town. It’s working out just like he planned.
Yesterday I appeared on the Here to Make Friends podcast that you can check out by clicking the link. More “Bachelorette” talk obviously and I give more thoughts on the JoJo/Jordan relationship.
As for BIP, the one thing I will say is at least this show makes fun of itself moreso than it does on the “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette.” All the stuff with the opening credits, the crabs, the quick shots of animals, etc. That’s what makes this show easier to digest. Granted, the Chad stuff overloaded last night’s episode and they glorified his horrible behavior, but that’s to be expected. I love how upset they got at him for what he did, yet you know when it was all going down, producers were laughing behind the scenes and knew it’d be train wreck TV. There’s really nothing more to say about how he acted. Pretty self explanatory. Now, I fully expect Chad to make the media rounds again today, not apologize for any of his behavior, blame everything on everyone else, and say that he was just having a good time. That’s what he does and the media is enabling him. The guy has issues, whether he wants to admit it or not and play this whole “I’m just playing a character on TV.” I call BS. He’s out of control. Yet, I’m sure we’ll see him on “Paradise” again next season as they give him another chance. No doubt.
I said I was going to upload the Trivia Contest from this past Friday night onto my YouTube Channel, and completely forgot. I will do it today so anyone that wants to watch it can.