Why Bachelor in Paradise Will Always Be Better Than The Bachelor and The Bachelorette

If you're a fan of all things Bachelor Nation, you'll know well that the foundational Bachelor and Bachelorette shows are far from the only ones worth watching.

In fact, we're here to argue that one particular show, Bachelor in Paradise, is actually better than the original series. Here's why:

1. It's Full of Familiar Faces

While we love getting to know all the new contestants each season of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, it just feels nice to see a few of our favorites that we've already become familiar with enter the wildness of the beach on Paradise. Not only does it take less energy on the viewer's parts, but it also gives us a chance to get to know each one a bit more (and in a much more fun environment).


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2. It Gives People A Chance for Redemption

"Villains" get a lot of attention in this franchise, but Bachelor in Paradise gives them a chance to prove that they aren't so bad after all. Sure, they're great at stirring up drama, but isn't that what we're all watching for anyway? While on the beach of Paradise, even the worst of villains get a chance to redeem themselves and find love, and we love to see every moment.


3. It's Funnier

Sure, the regular series can have its moments that have us laughing pretty hard, but nothing compares to the hilarity that occurs on Paradise. With more contestants competing for each other's love (rather than for the attention of just one lead), a beach full of crabs and other creatures and hosts that are ready to keep the chaos coming, this series is undoubtedly funnier than its counterparts.


4. It's Less High Pressure

As mentioned above, one of the key differences that sets Bachelor in Paradise apart from the regular version is that we have a mixed bag of former contestants from both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Instead of all competing for the same single lead, it's a beach full of singles trying to figure out who gets along best with who and see if successful relationships can form. This creates a more natural environment (at least, as natural as reality TV can get) where legitimate couples can form and real conversations can happen more easily—and some relationships actually make it past the beach.


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5. We Get New Contestants Added Throughout the Season

In the traditional series, we start with a large batch of contestants who are all there to date the same lead. This group gets smaller and smaller as the weeks go by, leading to one couple (usually) that ends up engaged (also usually) at the end. On Bachelor in Paradise, however, things act a bit more like one of our other favorite shows: Love Island. That means that new contestants cross the sand of the beach as things progress, shaking things up at every turn and creating opportunities for both more drama and more couples to begin.


Still not over all the highlights of Gabby and Rachel's most recent season of The Bachelorette? Us either. If you're ready for a stroll down that memory lane, click HERE for our list of the best things to come from that season.