The dating game theme
Then afterwards, I guess to appease the old school fans of the show, the bachelorette would ask one question to all 3 bachelors and they would give their answer in old school Dating Game Form.
What is probably the biggest sin, at least in Dating Game lore, is they instituted a completely different format for certain weeks.
Sure there was the wall, that separated the Dater and the 3 potential dates, but instead of having the smallish set that all the other versions had, this version had quite a large set, and to be honest, it's kind of a waste. This set, albeit nice, is quite a radical departure from what the show needs.
The rest of the show is just one big step downward.
It was the first game show to enter Reality TV territory, in that the winning couple actually went on a date after the show.
It was so popular in its original run that it inspired a flavor of ice cream.
This one involved more about looks and human nature rather than knowing more about the others.
With 10 years of Love Connection, he had the power and know-how to do this show. It was a return to the classic game we all knew and love.
Instead of one woman or man asking 3 mysterious bachelors a bunch of questions, you know, like how the Dating Game normally works.
We start by meeting the bachelorette and then we meet the 3 bachelors.... This completely unveils the mystery that would be known with the old show.
They would pick one and then the person that fit that statement, would explain why that is true.
They would go about doing this for around 5 or so statements, because almost after every one, Brad would have to make some lame joke or pun himself.