“PARADISE HOTEL” ON FOX
The reality TV series “Paradise Hotel” running on the FOX network is a revival of the same concept that first aired in 2003, and then became an international hit with similar versions produced around the world.
Television personality and reality star Kristin Cavallari is hosting the brand new “Paradise Hotel, an unscripted dating competition series in which sexy singles try to remain at a resort hotel as long as possible.
The contestants check into a luxury tropical resort and Cavallari advises the contestants to “hook up or you are checking out.” Just like other reality shows, these singles get to vote off one of their fellow residents to make room for a new guest.
In a new twist for an age now obsessed with social media like Twitter, viewers can play along at home by trying to influence what happens on screen, including helping to decide who stays and who goes. The one who lasts the longest gets the prize money of $250,000. To follow along, it may be a good idea to keep in mind the admonitions from Cavallari about how to play the game.
The unwritten rules would include “be smart and use your head not your heart” and “form alliances” but “don’t trust anybody.” Stating the obvious, any contestant should “pick the right partner.” “Paradise Hotel” could be viewed as a variation not only of its original self, but others like “Temptation Island,” where couples tested their relationships by living with a group of singles of the opposite sex.
The unanswered question, for the moment, is whether another reality show with sexy beautiful people will strike a chord with an audience willing to have vicarious thrills.