The future of the TV show ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ is, as one producer terms it, “up in the air”. But after developments this week, there should be absolutely no question – it’s time to put an end to this thing, and everything LIKE it.
In case you haven’t heard, production on ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ (a summer spin-off of ABC’s long-running ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Bachelorette’ in which contestants from both shows are reunited to see if they can find love at a tropical resort) was halted pending completion of an investigation by producer War Bros. Television over allegations of sexual misconduct.
The two individuals involved are Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson. The details that have emerged thus far are disturbing….but anyone familiar with how this kind of reality programming unravels should not be terribly surprised. In fact, the MOST surprising aspect of this whole mess is that something like this took so LONG to transpire.
Think about it; sixteen wannabe celebrities, all ridiculously attractive, all with seemingly some form of anger management issues, scantily clad 24/7, on foreign soil (or, in this case, white sand), filled to the brim with booze and driven by a lethal combination of lust and ego. Each and everyone one of them are desperately clinging to whatever celebrity they’ve been able to muster, and will toss morals and common sense to the side to extend those fifteen minutes of fame.
It’s a bad idea – no, make that a stupid idea. It’s dangerous. And now is the perfect opportunity to pull the plug for good.
Y’all want love? Do it the old fashioned way; without casting, cameras and ratings.
That’s my take….what do you think? ~ Jason