Is 'The Bachelor Winter Games' a Good Idea?
Is 'The Bachelor Winter Games' a Good Idea?
DeanBextor
DeanBextor
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
The Bachelor has spawned yet another offspring, and it's familiar but intriguing at the same time. The Bachelor Winter Games, which brings back arch-rivals and villains from past seasons to compete against each other, is nothing new. It's essentially Bachelor in Paradise in a winter setting mixed with MTV's Are You The One: Second Chances, which has a similar premise of bringing back exes to compete in athletic challenges. But it's also probably like a bad accident you can't turn away from.


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The Bad 

It's yet another platform to bring together big personalities and notorious names in the reality dating franchise -- which can be entertaining but also a little too familiar. Let's face it, do we really need another reality show about competing and finding love with more or less the same people you've been following on The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise? At some point, it's going to be a drag as you get tired of their personalities and the drama attached to their names. 

Another aspect of The Bachelor Winter Games that some viewers may find annoying is its "ode to the Winter Olympic Games." Athletic challenges on group dates on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are not exactly a favorite on the reality dating show and if this spin-off is basically an upgraded version of that, then this is probably not your cup of tea.

The Good

This show is like the ultimate reunion of all Bachelor reunions. It's probably going to be fun, lighthearted and it's going to give desperate hopeless romantics yet another chance to extend their 15 minutes of fame find love without the added pressure of getting engaged on national TV after only a few weeks of dating. It's also a good alternative if you're not into the actual Winter Olympics, which will be dominating the small screen around the same time this is showing.

It's pretty early to tell whether The Bachelor Winter Games is bad or good TV so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt and give it try. And if you've already been following The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, then there's no way you're not going to tune in.

How do you feel about The Bachelor's latest spin-off? Are you looking forward to it?


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