A special edition of the Bachelor franchise created to lure eyeballs away from NBC's coverage of the real Olympics, The Bachelor Winter Games gathers bachelors and bachelorettes who've performed (is that the right word for a "reality" show?) in Bachelor competitions around the world, including the UK, Australia, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, China, and Japan.
The biggest breakout for the ladies so far seems to be Yuki, the 21-year-old from Japan. She doesn't speak much English, but you still understand her. She said at the time their "differences" and "long distance" contributed to their split, but there were "no hard feelings".
The four-episode, two-week series features contestants from past Bachelor/Bachelorette seasons, as well as the show's various franchises from around the world, including Canada, Switzerland, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, Japan, China, Finland and the United Kingdom. They're love stories, so I would tune in not only because the events are great and the people are great, but also because people fall in love and I think that's the most important part of the whole show. Five contestants were eliminated during the first episode, so seeing how it shakes out should be entertaining. "It's fine", she says, unable to stop cry-laughing. Then she fell while skiing and hurt her "bum-bone". Look, it's not amusing that she hurt her bum.but it's a little amusing that she hurt her bum.
And her countrywoman Lily linked up with hunky Australian Courtney, a hookup that doesn't include Americans at all, which is a good lesson for us.
Though Unglert started out as a fan favorite when he pursued Rachel Lindsay on The Bachelorette season 13, where he ended in fourth place, Bachelor in Paradise ultimately marked his downfall. Zoe from China and Laura from England got eliminated.
On the men's side, the most promising dudes are the Canadians Kevin and Benoit. Kevin, the former Bachelor Canada lead who Ashley I. said looks like "Tom Brady meets James Marsden", is Higgins-esque in how mopey he is about his relationship not working out. "It sucks that the one guy I had interest in of course went on a date tonight". He's gonna be fun. That poor house will be the home to 26 Bachelor stars who will be competeing for the gold and for love. "I zone in on one person, and I'm not looking anywhere else". Plus he broke his ski pole, which is a metaphor for impotence.
It's going to get cold, but also steamy.
The other global man is the aforementioned Australian Courtney, who seems to know how to party.
Besides, you know obstacles are going to be thrown in the paths of those who have bonded.