Bachelor in Paradise

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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The Bachelor spin-off has mature themes, iffy messages.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

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

Positive Role Models & Representations

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

Violence

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

Sex

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.

Language

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

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

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

What 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. 

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byyelp_reviewer101 August 14, 2019

Truely the best!!!

I think that this show is an amazing show and its a great movie for if you're hanging out with the girls. My 12 year old watches it with me and we just ski... Continue reading
Adult Written byparentpatrol101 August 14, 2019

Fantastic!!!!

My daughter and I always watch it together and it really helps for bonding.
Teen, 14 years old Written byDogcat April 25, 2020

NO! NO MORE BACHELOR!

Stop! You’ll probably make more money if you make an American Idol spin-off!!
Kid, 11 years old August 10, 2018

The best!

I love the Bachlor and Bachlorette!This is like a sequel to it. But I don't like Jordan yelling at other people, Tia saying that all she wants is Colton, a... Continue reading

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. 

Talk to your kids 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

  • Premiere date: August 4, 2014
  • Cast: Chris Harrison
  • Network: ABC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Available on: Streaming
  • Last updated: March 13, 2020

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