Unlike the other shows in the franchise, however, “Paradise” has always been more about the search for a good time rather than fairy-tale romance.
The show has a tongue-in-cheek tone, even using the love theme from “Footloose,” Mike Reno and Ann Wilson's “Almost Paradise,” over the cheesy opening credits.“Bachelor in Paradise,” which typically airs during August, has proved to be a solid ratings draw during an otherwise slow television period.
Also, alcohol loosened him up — he wanted to be liked by his new cast mates, and when he drank, he felt like he was instantly funnier.“Plus, when you’re filming the show, you have this adrenaline pump of being on TV, so you can drink more and are still capable of walking and talking,” Johnson, 29, explained.
“There are points of time on the show where you’re still conscious, where in the real world, you would have been asleep somewhere 10 hours earlier.”But no one on the production team put Johnson to bed.
In the “Bachelor” mansion — a Spanish-style home in Agoura Hills where the two main shows take place — liquor is stored in the kitchen and is accessible to all cast members.