Late last week, I had the trailer for a potential new Canadian reality show emailed to me.  The show is called The Boys of Paradise and the show’s trailer came with this description:

“It is about 3 homegrown Canadian boys who have left the cold winters of Canada to live on Paradise Island in the Bahamas and live every March breakers dream indefinately. Every week we will follow the boys as they cruise the beach, hit the bars, fall in love, get their hearts broken, cause some drama and drive their den mother crazy.”

After watching the trailer, I had to ask myself one single question: Why? Why would anyone watch a show about three guys on vacation, who from I can tell, aren’t doing anything that interesting or original. No one ever likes watching other people’s vacation videos, and while the quality of the trailer is impressive, it’s just that, a boring vacation video…just with a lot of puke.

I could see it maybe working as a scripted show or maybe a fun movie, but as a reality show, I can’t imagine these three guys being interesting enough to get people coming back week to week. As far as I can tell, it’s three rich friends who are pre-casting themselves in Intervention.

But maybe I’m getting old? The show already has 1700 Facebook fans and over 18,000 views on YouTube, so there is obviously an interest. Maybe it’s all the girls who possibly share an STD with one or more members of the cast? I thankfully missed The Jersey Shore train and have never been the crazy “all inclusive resort” kinda guy, so maybe this is a show worth watching? (I’m fairly certain it’s not, but I’m giving myself the benefit of the doubt.)

So what do you think? Would you watch The Boys of Paradise?

Mike Morrison


  1. This looks like it would be a fun show. I’d definately watch. I like the fact that its set in a tropical setting. I think the guys are all hot!!

  2. well at least jersey shore made it to mtv. these guys got rejected from the low budget video applications!

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