Play Ball!

We’re almost at the halfway point and I’m starting to feel that Paradise energy that Jill described so well: "Paradise is built DIFFERENT. Totally, like wheels off the bus, careening out of control." Wait. Wut? We're NOT nearing the halfway point? The suits at ABC (sABCs) have added SIX MORE EPISODES?? We're going into the... Continue Reading →

73% More Mayhem to Go

Three episodes down. Eight more to go. When “anything can happen in Paradise”, it’s folly to place any significance on what has transpired to this point with 73% of the mayhem still in front of us. And it’s the self-mocking relationship anarchy that is the charm of this gem in The Bachelor franchise. How seriously... Continue Reading →

Paradise and Stuff (mostly stuff)

This blog comes a little late as Tuesday night I was caught up [cue Usher] in my own real reality rather than my favorite edited-for-storyline-purposes reality and was not able to watch Paradise in real-time (is time even real in Paradise?). I am caught up (that song is an epic, classic banger) now and I... Continue Reading →

It’s Now or Never

Here is where we are as a society. A nerdy, ex-radio DJ turned Bachelor franchise star that nobody heard of five years ago is in a commercial with hip-hop legend Lil Jon. And I was there to see it. It's been a long season. At least it felt that way for some reason, even though... Continue Reading →

Alexa. When Will This Be Over?

“Three hours feels like punishment.” – My Daughter Diandra (MDD) Seriously? TWO THREE-HOUR episodes to close out this season of Paradise? We’re gonna have to call in reinforcements. The Evil Genius Producers (EGPs) hate us. They drag us through three hours to put the relationship of The Rehabilitated Noah and Everybody Loves Abigail on the... Continue Reading →

The History of a Theme Song

While watching the intro to Paradise the other night, my eye caught Ann Wilson’s name in the closed caption. In a blog entry from last year,[1] I incorrectly credited the great Ann Wilson from Heart as a co-writer on the Bachelor in Paradise theme song. I was shocked in a good way that the woman... Continue Reading →

A Dull Night in Paradise

At this point in the season, the show is getting low on content. I agree with My Daughter Diandra (MDD): “We’re wringing out the washcloth, getting what we can out of it.” Coming out of that washcloth were the few drops left of Kendall and Grocery Store Joe’s (GSJ’s) relationship, which wasn’t much. You’re right.... Continue Reading →

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