peter – he’s going to be soooooo boring. they better be getting some catty women to make the show cause he is yawn worthy. i’m not saying I wont watch, but my guess is he’ll be one of the worst bachelors. He’ll pick based solely on looks and he’ll get engaged but there will be nothing interesting- or genuine about the whole thing. My bet right now is the engagement wont last…shocker, I know. kinda like Nick Viall…a whole season of MEH, why even bother. No one even refers to anything from his season because it was a waste and a complete “non-event” for the franchise. Any thoughts otherwise on Peter? Or things you’ve seen in him…or heard about him that you think he could actually make a good season? Maybe they could change the format and have 30 overnight dates first and he can bang all of them 4 X a night in the windmill, then make his choice. Now that would be the most dramatic season EVER!!
Comment: I just don’t see his season being any better or any worse than previous seasons. Drama will happen that we aren’t even thinking about right now, people will watch, and the show will be talked about on social media and by the tabloids. That’s why it’s successful.
rs (yes I didn’t capitalize it bcuz that’s how small I think you are)…you r pathetic. You tweeted on Monday night that Tyler would be Gigi’s date then right after said you “misread” it? Yeah sure. Why can’t you just admit you were wrong? Is that so hard? Is your ego that big? What a sad man you are that you have to be right about everything. Youre really starting to get on peoples nerves and if you keep giving wrong information nobodys gonna listen to you. Can’t wait for that day to come. Have a great day!
Comment: Just wanna ask one little favor first. Breathe. Everything’s gonna be ok.
I usually don’t respond to trolls like this but I want to specifically address one thing they wrote to show how ignorant of a statement it is to make. They say that I didn’t “misread” the info I was given and I guess they think I just made that up. And you know this how? Did you see the email I got? Did you see how it was worded? Did you know where it came from? Do you know how this person knew? The answer to all those would be “no, you don’t” so you can’t possibly know what I misread. Good day.
And Tyler DID end up being Gigi’s date to the afterparty, which is what I corrected it to after my original tweet.
I’ve been wondering: has BIP always been four hours a week? It’s just so much content to watch, it’s hard to keep up. I’ve been watching BIP since Ben’s season, and this is the first I can remember where I’m skipping days or fast-forwarding through half of it because it’s just too long.
Totally agree with you that it’s lost its way. I liked when it was funny and light, even amidst the drama. I miss Wells making up impromptu commentary on Scallops wandering the beach looking for love. I just find all the prior drama (the Blake stuff, Clay being with Angela, Demi having a girlfriend back home, etc.) exhausting.
And agree with you 100% Jordan should be the bartender next year. Actually, I guess I’d love both Wells and Jordan to be bartenders. But Jordan was the only bright spot on this season to me.
Thanks as always!
Comment: When it first started, I can’t remember how many hours it was, but I do believe it was 2 hrs on Monday, 1 hr Tuesday, followed by “After Paradise” which was a one hr live show. I think that was the format for the first three seasons. Because Chris Harrison hosted “After Paradise” the first two seasons, then Sean Lowe and Michelle Collins hosted the third season. Then it was done after that. Since then, it’s just been 2 hrs a night 2 nights a week.
I am so curious as to your take on the Andrew Luck retirement-I personally respect his decision, I just wish it had come more than two weeks before he was theoretically supposed to start. He must be in so much physical pain, more than we ever know as fans, and I also think he is so excited to be a dad and wants to make sure he’s as able as possible to be physically present for his child, which I totally respect. I think the boos in the stadium were completely unnecessary and also came from the knee-jerk reaction of the shock and devastation we all felt when hearing the news. Trust me when I say that is not an accurate representation of the majority of colts fans-man oh man we love and respect Andrew luck; and will continue to do so.
Lifelong colts fan (I’m originally from indianapolis, was a fan before Peyton Manning and will continue to be a fan with and after Jacoby Brissett, no matter how long this period lasts-I think he’ll step up to the plate with this talented roster, and regardless, no fair weather fans are allowed in my household)
Love reading your site and I think reader emails are my favorite! Thanks for all you do!!!
Comment: I think I can say this with a lot of confidence. And this isn’t coming from any inside info I have or anything like that, just my own personal opinion. I don’t think Luck has taken his last NFL snap. I just don’t see a guy that good, that young, who’s only played 6 NFL SEASONS, never playing again. I think he’s coming back at some point. Maybe next year, maybe he’ll sit out two years. The whole reasoning behind the retirement is his injuries not healing properly. Well if he takes a whole season off (or two), I think he re-charges the batteries and tries again at some point. It’s just so odd to me that Brady and Brees play into their 40’s and 15 seasons in the NFL and Luck is gonna play 6 and be done with it? Still not buying it. I guess we’ll see.
1. In Tyler’s Defense, he never told Hannah B that he only came on the show for her like Luke P. did. If he had told Hannah that, then yeah it would make him look disingenuous for dumping her for Gigi. Although, I don’t think he is the most popular contestant in this show’s history anymore because now some of the show’s fans are mad at him lol. Popular in terms of IG followers he is. I think he’s #3 or #4 right now.
2. One of your emailers from last week said something along the lines of “Derek is not a player.” They are unaware that two years ago he dumped Olivia, told her that he didn’t want to date anybody from this franchise, and then went on paradise. While it wasn’t right for Demi to lead him on, it also wasn’t right for him to lie to Olivia. Don’t forget that after that it went Taylor, some fling with Stephanie Pratt that wasn’t even a thing yet tabloids covered it, then Demi. And now Tayshia. And don’t even mention behind the scenes. It’s laughable.
3. Every season of paradise, people ask you why the show doesn’t cast more well-known contestants. Some of these “well-known” contestants don’t come to paradise because they are in a relationship with someone that they met outside of the show. I actually like that they cast lesser-known contestants because there are certain contestants like Luke P (although I feel bad for him) that have gotten enough screentime. It’s nice to see different people for a change. Well, outside of Colton’s season, the top 4 women from the last 4 Bachelor seasons I believe are all in relationships. So yeah, you’re pulling mostly from people who finished 5th or worse.
4. I’m not surprised that Peter will be the next bachelor. Arie also had a shady past and he got the gig. I think that the producers are hoping that the controversy surrounding him will help to generate interest in the next season. I wouldn’t call Peter’s story a controversy anymore. It’s pretty much died down and never came close to the Jed factor.
5. I’m glad that Mike will not be the next bachelor. I thought that it was a low blow when he told Luke P that his future wife will be his prisoner at the MTA. Plus, if he was making sexist comments about the women on Paradise, he shouldn’t be the lead. Although I think that it is long overdue for the show to have a black bachelor, I think that the show should save the honor for someone else. If Mike did that, then probably a good idea not to make him the Bachelor. I haven’t heard that.
6. I saw an article that says that Christian is thinking about suing ABC and Jordan lol.
Comment: Yeah, he did some interview where he said he was thinking of doing that, and if his credibility wasn’t already shot, it is now. Contestants who say that are just looking for attention and are completely clueless.
Hey Steve. Please refresh our collective memories. Was the wedding filmed before or during the 3 weeks of BIP? Thought you said it was before. Thanks.
Comment: During. Happened about 10 or 11 days into filming I believe.
Long time reader from the UK here. Just a thought, I know there’s been mutterings about Hannah having another go at being bachelorette, which I assume are just that – mutterings from a couple of people and highly unlikely. I was wondering if Paradise would be a possible for her next summer
though. Then I was thinking has there ever been a lead who has later done paradise – I don’t think there is is there? Then I wondered if this is because it could get messy with having a number of their ex’s also on the beach – for example next year Tyler/Jed could be there. Dunno, just wondering if you know whether it was a definite no that the lead can’t go to paradise or if it just hasn’t happened?
Love reading the blog btw – thanks for all the extra insights!
Comment: No lead has ever done Paradise. A “winner” has, but not the lead. Josh I believe is the only “winner” to do Paradise unless I’m totally blanking. Jake was a lead and “Bachelor Pad” as we know if you wanna count that show. Nick and Colton don’t count because they did Paradise BEFORE becoming leads. I think leads feel they are above the show. Not to mention, most of the women leads are in relationships, so they can’t go on. Male leads? Sean, no. Chris Soules, uhhhh, no. Juan Pablo, no. Ben Higgins, no. Nick, no. Arie, no. Colton, no. There’s no leads that are even single really that could even do it.
Not a super serious question but interested on your take – have we ever had a bachelor / bachelorette contestant be more “in” with A-list celebrities than Tyler C (especially so soon after filming wraps)? Dating GiGi Hadid, hugging Taylor Swift at the VMAs…it’s almost like he’s so far gone already from the bachelor / bachelorette world that he doesn’t need that d-list celebrity status life (e.g., selling hair vitamins on Instagram) like so many other contestants from this show. For people saying he’s sold out…I think he’s probably one of the only contestants I can remember in recent memory that doesn’t need to sell-out the way others from this franchise typically do because he’s actually already making a legitimate name for himself as an A-lister.
Anyways, interested in your take!
Comment: Not as quick as he has, no. Becca Tilley has gotten in with some A-listers I’d say. Maybe B-list, but definitely has hung in the right circles. But Tyler to start doing it literally a week after his finale aired is pretty amazing.
Most important things first: favorite song on Taylor’s new album? Personally think Miss Americana and the Heartbreak Prince is incredible. And Cruel Summer should be the next single! As mentioned earlier, I can’t even rank them anymore. All I can is those two songs are meh to me, and everything else I can listen to on a loop.
Second, do you have any insight into how the JPJ / Derek drama went down at Chris and Krystal’s wedding? They seem pretty angry at JPJ for picking a fight during their big day, but I’ve seen a lot of people excusing it because it’s a Paradise wedding.
But it seems to be that it doesn’t matter the location, you still have the right to be irritated if some random persom you don’t know is picking a fight in front of your mom at your wedding.
Comment: It was a horrible look for JPJ to do all that at the wedding. Pointless. Just wait til you get back to the beach. Again, I’m absolutely 100% positive he was told to do it at the wedding by production, but, it’s still on him. He did it anyway and I don’t see where the wedding had to play a role. It’s not like something happened at the wedding where it needed to be addressed right away. Derek didn’t do anything at the wedding to make JPJ do it there. Inexcusable.
Just an observation …. I can’t be the only person who thinks Kristian is super controlling, right? She said last night that she “accepts Demi’s apology” — apology for what? Kristian wasn’t aware Demi was going on this show and might have pursued romance with someone else? And then gets extremely jealous when she is just hanging out with JPJ. Kristian strikes me as a totally insecure person. That’s all! Rant over lol.
Comment: I think that might be a bit harsh. Kristian isn’t part of this franchise. This whole experience is completely foreign to her. I’m sure she gets it now, but at the time, yeah, I could see her being a bit overwhelmed by it.
Hi Steve! I like to think of myself as a spoiler aficionado in all aspects of entertainment- books, tv shows, movies, you name it. So I like to use your site to be my gauge on if I will watch the season or not 🙂
Anyways… I am probably a week late on this question but I was curious if Derek was informed before filming of the plan to bring Kristian on or if he was truly blindsided? Sometimes I felt like his “relationship” with Demi was staged or forced on both sides. That could be why everyone is so team Derek because he had lots of time to prepare that reaction 😉 Do you have an opinion or more knowledge of the situation than we know?
Comment: Again, there’s so many things about this situation I have questions to. And I don’t know if I’ll ever get honest answers. However, if you’re asking my opinion, I think there’s no way Derek couldn’t have possibly had any clue Demi was seeing someone pre-show, or, knew who Kristian was. Too many things out there for him not to know that have me scratching my head.