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Temptation Island

The “Bachelor” Colton – Episode 1 Recap Including Vegas Fan Appreciation Party News, More Cassie Coming Next Month, Ep. 13 of the “He Said, She Said” Podcast with Ashley Spivey, & a “Temptation Island” Exclusives

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One thing I like to do is anytime I think there’s a show that fits my audience, you know I’ll promote the hell out of it. “Temptation Island” was a show that ran for 3 seasons on Fox way back in 2001-2003. It was a train wreck, but you could not NOT watch. Well, they’re back. Same host, same format, different couples. And I’m telling you, if you’re a fan of the “Bachelor,” I don’t know how you can’t watch this show. Because I assume you watch the “Bachelor” because you’re interested in watching other people date. Well, here you have 4 couples at a “crossroads” in their relationship who decide to be put on an island, separated from their significant other, and live with 12 singles of the opposite sex to go on dates with, possibly hook up with, and then at the end, decide if they want to stay in their relationship or break up. Maybe they break up to be with one of the singles they connected with, or maybe they just break up because they realize the person they are with isn’t for them. It’s fascinating television I tell ya’. The show came to me wanting to collaborate and I jumped at the chance.

I’ve seen the first 3 episodes already and let me tell you, it doesn’t disappoint. Because like I shared on Twitter over the weekend, whether you like the 4 couples who chose to go on the show or not, I guarantee everyone watching is viewing this show who’s in a relationship with the idea of, “Lets just say I did this, how would I act towards the singles trying to woo me? And how do I think my significant other would? And if I see a video clip of my S.O. acting inappropriately, does that change maybe how I would act?” There’s a lot in play here and it really is a great social experiment to watch. I can tell you this now: I have zero interest in spoilers on this show. I do not want to know what happens until the end. So it will be spoiler free as you go along. Every Tuesday column (because it airs Tuesday nights), I will have preview clips of that episode. Every Wednesday, our very own Nell Kalter will have “Temptation Island” recaps up on the site posted before my “Reader Emails” column. And I’m also here to announce that starting next week, Kaci Campbell (one half of one of the couples on the show) will join me WEEKLY on my podcast to talk about that week’s episode.

I’ve always wanted to have a weekly guest on who was currently in a show that’s airing to get their perspective of what we just watched them on and what they went through. And since there’s zero chance I could ever do that with Bachelor/ette contestants, I’m gonna do it this season with Kaci. No, Kaci will not be my sole podcast guest for the next 11 weeks. I’m still going to do a weekly Thursday podcast as always, but, at the end of each podcast, I’ll include a quick 15-20 minute interview with Kaci talking about that week’s episode. I’m so looking forward to this and I hope you are too. You will see once you start watching the show, that of the 4 couples who chose to go on, Kaci and her boyfriend of 5 years Evan seem to be the most free spirited of the 4 and opening themselves up to the process as much as they can. So it’ll be nice to get some weekly insight to what we watch every Tuesday night. Can’t wait to talk to Kaci and get this going. My conversations with Kaci will start on next week’s podcast since “Temptation Island” starts next Tuesday night on the USA Network.

However, as I was able to tweet last night, you can now watch episode 1 for free on YouTube. It was available on Hulu Plus the last couple days, but that’s $39.99 a month. Now, you can watch for free. Here is episode 1 followed by an exclusive clip for season 2. I’m telling you, if you like the “Bachelor,” I don’t know how you can’t be interested in this show. Enjoy…

In this exclusive clip, after Morgan walks in on Evan and Katheryn chatting privately in the confessional, a screaming match breaks out amongst the two friends. Meanwhile Brittney, who is set to go on her first date with Evan the next day, is awkwardly in the middle and questions whether she should actually go on this date or even trust him.

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  1. jlal

    January 8, 2019 at 8:58 AM

    I tried to watch last night, but just didn’t care enough. Flip back and forth between another show I like. I may wait until the final four to start watching again. Agree with RS, the first hour of crap was boring and totally unnecessary. Wondered about the Chris H. tribute too. Found the timing weird.

  2. ctrealitygirl

    January 8, 2019 at 9:46 AM

    OMG! That had to be the most obnoxious episode of the Bachelor yet! When I aw that it was a 3-hour episode on the guide channel I wondered what they needed an extra hour for. I have to agree with Steve…all that fan screaming was awful, and SO unnecessary. I, too, had trouble following the show with all the interruptions, and finally gave up and went to bed and will attempt to watch the DVR taped version tonight. And, I have to say that the Bach alums who were “hosting” the live shows were quite annoying too – especially Blake and Jason. After watching them last night I wondered what I liked about Jason so much that I so wanted him to be named Bachelor. Could the two of them been more fake-excited about Colton??? To me they seemed to be trying too hard to convince us that they’ve gotten over not being chosen as Bachelor and over their “love” for Becca as well. Another observation: did anyone else take notice that during the segment with Bachelor kids that Sean & Catherine’s kids were not represented?? Isn’t Sean their poster boy?? I couldn’t help but wonder why they were left out. Very anxious for that 1-on-1 with Caelynn later in the season with the big reveal Chris Harrison keeps referring to.

  3. joanne

    January 8, 2019 at 11:28 AM

    I didn’t watch any of it, but I can imagine how fake Jason and Blake were, pretending to be happy for Colton. Everyone who appears on this show milks it for all it is worth. I’m sure both will be on Paradise this summer.

    So glad to have Steve’s blog for the recaps. I still love to read what happened but have no desire to actually watch it myself. I just may tune in for the ending though, if for no other reason than it really has not ended that way before.

  4. adelina

    January 8, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    Thankfully I dvr this show because there was no way I could’ve made it through all of that drivel last night. They really are trying to milk the past contestants – between Kaitlyn, Jason, Blake, Ashley and Jared — the thirst is so real. I don’t think JoJo is as thirsty – so I purposely left her out. I guess I could say the same about Crystal and Goose, but heck, those two kids have grown on me. I think Jason and Kaitlyn are a perfect wannabe match made in heaven. Both think they are the most clever and cute.

    It was cute to see the Bachelor babies. I didn’t need to see Ben. I also didn’t need to see a 50-something woman swoon over him like a school girl – that was an embarrassment. The Chris Harrison tribute was odd. Just odd.

    I heard someone say that Colton looks like a grown baby. That is so true. He’s really no different than Nick Viall – both desperate for some type of fame but have zero in the personality department. Really just a couple of try hards.

    I happened upon Bekah M.’s podcast giving a re-cap and I actually enjoyed it. She is brutally honest and I’m here for it. She’s clearly not trying to kiss anyone’s arse.

    The only entertainment last night was the very predictable character of Catherine. She has clearly been cast for Paradise via Bach. She is so overly plumped and botoxed that she appears 46 rather than 26. My gosh girlfriend – too much.

  5. nitejen

    January 9, 2019 at 2:50 AM

    I had to laugh Adelina when I read your comment because I was thinking the exact same thing on Catherine. These girls have some psych problems to even think they look good all pumped up and fake. She looked soo familiar to me and then I remembered. It was the 2004 movie with Hilary Duff, A Cinderella Story. Her step mom actress Jennifer Coolidge could be Catherine’s twin, you can google her and see what I mean. In the movie all she does is keep getting her face lifted and lips pumped she looks like a freak. It was an hilarious movie, And Catherine looks as old as that actress as well, a shame a woman in her 20’s looking all used up like that. As far as this train wreck premiere. Shows you how excited I was, I forgot it was even starting this past Monday, and I never forgot any premieres. I watched it on Hulu last nite and I’m glad I didn’t remember Monday. At least I was able to fast forward through all the wanna be stars.

  6. screenname

    January 10, 2019 at 2:50 AM

    Not really surprised that they dragged the show out for 3 hours, this show is ~50% filler all the time anyway. They spend more time talking about what they’re gonna talk about and what they’re looking for and why they are there (spoiler: it’s to find love), than showing actual conversations. I honestly sometimes enjoy the “blooper” moments at the end of the episodes more than the actual show where you get to see normal conversations/people’s personalities. This show would be more entertaining if the didn’t only show the “love” conversations with cheesy background music, or the contrived drama between the villain of the season and the other women.

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