- The Golden Bachelor, featuring 72-year-old Gerry Turner, offers a unique twist to the franchise by showcasing love among an older generation.
- The contestants on The Golden Bachelor are more resilient and mature due to their life experiences, which brings a different perspective to the show.
- The age range of both Gerry and his contestants significantly changes the dating dynamics compared to other shows in The Bachelor franchise.
The Golden Bachelor is shaking up the franchise, and host Jesse Palmer revealed how the show will stand out. Gerry Turner is putting himself out there to find love again at 72 years old. It will be one of the first times he’s dated anyone since his wife Toni passed away over seven years ago. Now, Gerry is ready to possibly meet his future partner among a group of 22 women.
While long-time viewers of The Bachelor franchise might be wondering how The Golden Bachelor will be different from the original series, Jesse has asked the same question. In an interview with E! News, Jesse said the show will still follow the same format with the roses and date cards. However, he doesn’t know if the older cast members “would face the same difficulties or challenges” that are seen on other shows like The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Bachelor In Paradise.
The Golden Bachelor Women Are More Resilient Compared To The OG Bachelor
Jesse also noted that a major difference between The Golden Bachelor and the OG Bachelor franchise shows is that the contestants on The Golden Bachelor are more resilient. This is mostly because Gerry and the women he’s dating on the show have more life experience and a different maturity level than the younger contestants on other seasons. “The way that they decipher problems, the way that they think about some of the situations that they’re in—whenever they face adversity, it’s pretty interesting,” Jesse explained. “It’s a very, very resilient group of people. That’s probably been one of the more surprising things for me.”
Although The Golden Bachelor will be very similar to other shows in The Bachelor franchise, the age range of both Gerry and his contestants will significantly change the game. On The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Bachelor In Paradise, the majority of the contestants haven’t been married or had children yet, which changes their approach to dating. Many of The Golden Bachelor contestants, along with Gerry himself, have gone through marriage, divorce, raising children, and losing a spouse.
When The Golden Bachelor premieres, viewers will be able to see people from an older generation fall in love, which isn’t often shown anymore. Most reality dating shows center around a younger generation, so it will be a nice change to have a show like The Golden Bachelor make its debut on TV. Gerry’s journey on the show is sure to be an interesting one, and there are only a few weeks left before viewers can see how it all plays out.
Source: E! News