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Bachelor in Paradise 7 Spoilers

The “Bachelorette” Katie – Ep 1 Thoughts, Chris Harrison Out as Host, BIP Cast Rumors & Notes, and Info on the 2021 Reality Steve Fan Appreciation Party

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I really don’t have a ton of stuff on last night’s episode. Why? Because lets face it, there isn’t much content on episode 1. Every single one of them, for the most part, is exactly the same. We get a video package of the lead, intro videos from the guys, 30 limo entrances, a cocktail party, and a rose ceremony. Some seasons have more drama on the first night than others. Last night was low on the drama for sure. I mean, there was zero drama outside of Aaron and Cody’s bizarre conversation in the backyard which will for sure be expanded upon next week.

A few thoughts though on last night:

-Kaitlyn and Tayshia were fine to me. Wasn’t overly excited about them, but I wasn’t put off either. Who hosts this show is just not that important to me. They have a totally different dynamic than Chris, so that’ll be different. Did they scream and giggle a lot? Sure. Was there some overacting on their part? Of course. On Kimmel last night, he had an “Oh My God” counter that hit 48, with a lot of those coming from Kaitlyn, Tayshia, and Katie. Some people will love them, some people will hate them, some people won’t care who’s hosting. Consider me in the last group. Unless they do something that totally plays a role in a storyline this season, I doubt I’ll really bring them up much.

-30 guys arrived last season, and 7 ended up getting eliminated. In case you weren’t following, the 7 eliminated were: Austin Tinsley, Brandon Torres, Gabriel Everett, Jeff Caravello, Landon Goesling, Marcus Lathan, and Marty Hargrove.

-They really ramped down the gimmick limo entrances. Arriving a bed of balls in the back of a truck, an RV, a box, and a blow up doll I guess would be considered the most “gimmicky” entrances of the season. And that’s not much at all really. Especially compared to seasons past. Probably a good thing since very few of them ever really hit big either with the lead or the audience.

-You knew the sexual innuendos would be flying and they were. Expect that to continue all season long because, I don’t know if you know this, but Katie is sex positive. Were you aware? Had that been mentioned before? Wasn’t sure if it had.

-I was fine with Katie as the lead. For a first night, she was fine. Like, I’m not sure what people expect. It’s not like last night she was gonna show up looking completely different or acting a certain way. She’s Katie. We saw her last season with Matt. We see her on social media all the time.

-Speaking of Matt, it was kind of odd/interesting that at no point during the show did they ever reference the fact that Katie was on Matt’s season or even showed clips of her from that season. Anyone tuning in last night for the first time wouldn’t have a clue who she is, where they picked her from, or why they chose her. Not a major deal, but it’s ALWAYS something they show in the video package of the lead to begin the season.

-Season preview showing Katie with the ol’ “I’m-done-shut-the-cameras-off-book-my-flight-home” as she walks away is just old and tired. Honestly, how many times have we seen a lead in the season preview say something to the effect of how hard it is, or they don’t know if they can go on, or they’re done? Like, all 42 seasons this show has been on the air? SPOILER: she doesn’t leave the show. I know, shocker.

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  1. wisewords

    June 8, 2021 at 10:14 AM

    I did not care for the double host combo at all. That was just a bad idea. They should have had one or the other.

  2. dbla31

    June 8, 2021 at 10:56 AM

    I really liked the Kaitlyn and Tayshia combo. It allows not only for them to interact with Katie, but for them to comment on the goings on in a way that couldn’t happen with just one host. It’s like a fun girl group. And since they are both engaged there is no actual competition from them for the guys. I did think Katie worrying about having to “handle this on her own” and having K&T surprise her was ridiculous. No way could she have possibly thought ABC was sending her out there without a “chaperone.” And I’m sure they all met plenty of times beforehand to cement their friendship and help with chemistry. Overall not a bad first night.

  3. shelly7878

    June 8, 2021 at 12:46 PM

    I had no reaction to the double hostess. But it was an ok first night. Some of the scenes were amusing. Kimmel was so funny with the OMG. And yeah glad you are having your party – can’t go but glad we are normal enough to have it.
    I really tried to find the jerk that said that horrible thing to Ashley but as you said taken down. I was going to give her a piece of my mind. I was appalled just blown away at how mean it was. Not that it would do any good – people are not nice these days.
    Just an observation – I don’t think you should shy away from what you report. So many of the Bachelor world has reached out to you to help when false information is published etc….so all of this is nonsense and foolishness. Can we just go back to spoilers and fun stuff and stop with all the toxic. Sheez

  4. kayakguy

    June 8, 2021 at 1:31 PM

    Rather than watching the same, boring, rehashed storylines this season, after watching every episode of all prior 42 seasons, I’m binge watching Bachelor Canada and Married at First Sight instead this summer. Still may tune in for BIP though…

  5. adelina

    June 8, 2021 at 2:49 PM

    I didn’t mind the two hosts last night and really don’t care that Harrison is no longer taking part.

    I am disappointed to have to see Nick “slushy voice thirst trap try hard” Viall on BIP. He is insufferable.

  6. snyjes

    June 9, 2021 at 8:07 AM

    Nick “slushy voice thirst trap try hard” Viall. LOL

  7. tigen14

    June 14, 2021 at 7:49 PM


  8. tigen14

    June 14, 2021 at 7:57 PM

    Nick Viall has to one of the smarmiest, oiliest bohunks ever. I quite literally cringe whenever that leering smile crosses the screen. Isn’t his 15 minutes up yet? Who is he blackmailing to keep getting more on-air time? I’m truly trying to curb my instincts here and not unleash a litany of abusive slurs on the cur so I’m signing off. I try to contain myself but I usually escape! ?

  9. idontcare

    June 17, 2021 at 12:17 PM

    What is with the paranoia of people who are vaccinated worried to be around people who are not vaccinated? What is the point of being vaccinated if you are still afraid of those who aren’t? It just doesn’t make any sense. Shaking my head.

  10. idontcare

    June 17, 2021 at 12:20 PM

    And if the people who are paranoid or worried about someone spreading the virus that is easily squashed by asking for a current Covid test to attend the party, easy Peasy.

  11. idontcare

    June 17, 2021 at 12:27 PM

    It was not at all surprising to me that Chris Harrison was leaving the franchise. Once someone gets a bit of a spanking and time off they start hearing all of the he said she said stuff that has been going on behind their back‘s and they realize that there are other opportunities I had for them so it usually does end and they’re not returning to their job. I expected this from the moment Chris announced time off. I knew it would be permanent, it just makes sense.

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