Show Type: Sitcom
First Telecast: February
February 1981-April 1981,
9:00-10:00 on ABC
Chase..... Debbie Reynolds
Shea..... Bill Daily
Linhart..... Pat Klous
Bean..... Stephen Shortridge
Paradise was a
rather obvious clone of The Love Boat,
and was produced by the same people.
The captain in this case was Sydney Chase, the female manager of the glamorous
Paradise Village resort in sun-drenched Hawaii. As on The Love Boat,
there was a perky social director (Fran) and
an understanding bartender (Evelyn), who dispensed tropical drinks
and wise counsel. Also on board - or on hand - were Curtis, the somewhat uncertain assistant manager and
Richard, the handsome lifeguard.
plot was bore more than a passing resemblance to Love Boat's: three or four different stories were told within each episode,
each about people
in love, out of love, or looking for love, and finding that
their dreams could come true - at any age - in a romantic vacation setting.
The guest stars
who appeared in these little stories were mostly retreads from other TV series,
also a Love Boat
practice. Even the theme song sounded just like Love
expected Aloha Paradise
to toot its whistle and set sail!