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Bachelor in Paradise



The Bachelor spin-off has mature themes, iffy messages.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The theme is finding love, but the focus is more on sexual attraction than on building healthy, viable relationships. 

Positive role models

Some of the cast members are branded as "villains" due to their previous reality experiences.


Arguing between cast members is frequent. One incident leads to an emergency intervention. 


There's lots of bikini-clad women and shirtless men, as well as some sexual tension and discussion of attraction. Expect kissing (both opposite- and same-sex) and hints of other sexual behavior. People skinny-dip, but no nudity is visible.


Words such as "hell" are audible. Lots of bleeped cursing, with mouths blurred. 

Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Lots of drinking (beer, cocktails, hard liquor) and drunken behavior. 

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Bachelor in Paradise, a spin-off of The Bachelor franchise, features all the expected catty behavior, arguing, sexual innuendo, language, and mature themes one expects from these shows. There's lots of drinking, too. The show's theme is finding love but focuses more on sexual attraction than building viable relationships. 

What's the story?

BACHELOR IN PARADISE is a reality spin-off featuring folks who have had their hearts broken on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette and who are now trying to find love again. Hosted by Chris Harrison, the series brings former cast members from both shows together in an isolated tropical resort in Tulum, Mexico. While there, they get to know one another and make connections during group activities and individual dates. But, as romance blooms, so do the rivalries, especially when some people live up to their past reputations. Adding to the fray is the random appearances of additional cast members throughout the series. At the end of each episode, the cast member who's not part of a couple is eliminated. The last remaining couple represents success in finding love.

Is it any good?


As with its sister series, Bachelor in Paradise features all the fantasy dates, sexual tension, and rivalries one has come to expect from these shows. The discussions of finding love after a few hours of meeting someone and the constant changing of partners adds to the show's entertainment value. 

Fans of the franchise will find it entertaining, especially when more notorious cast members engage in colorful or extreme behavior. But it also sends troubling messages about looking for serious and healthy relationships. 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the reasons why people appear on reality shows multiple times to find love. Do people who appear on these shows truly believe they will find long-term relationships in front of the cameras? Or are their appearances motivated by something else, like fame or money?

TV details

Cast:Chris Harrison
Genre:Reality TV
TV rating:TV-14
Available on:Streaming

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