How do young people who've embraced the digital age find love? Often by connecting online with others they've never met in person before. These days, typing on iPhones has replaced the dinner date, while emailing through Facebook often substitutes for face-to-face conversations. The problem -- that cute guy you may be falling in love with could be lying about who he really is.
Now, from the producers of the hit feature documentary, Catfish, comes a new MTV series that brings together couples who've interacted solely through LCD screens. Over the course of months they've supposedly fallen in love -- but what will happen when they meet in real life for the first time?
So, I watched Catfish-the movie, and saw that there was going to be a TV show about that sort of thing. My first thought was "FINALLY, a reality show that's doing people a service"! I watch lots of reality shows, and although they can be entertaining, they don't reflect much on real life. I think it's great that Nev is using his own personal experience to raise awareness on the subject. People need to be more careful about who they talk to and information they share online. It's refreshing to see that even after what happened to him, and all he's seen, Nev is still an incurable optimist, and hasn't become jaded :D!
It's a bit of fun. I mean it does seem incredibility staged at times and the 'investigation' is very simple like Google and Facebook and you wonder why people ask others to do it (other than the 15 minutes of fame, of course). Now I feel like they have done too many seasons as it is all the same, boring and annoying when Nev calls his wife for an update. I honestly don't care anymore
Absolutely LOVE this show, i'm currently playing catchup as I only started watching it 2 days ago, so half way through season 3 now but what these guys do is amazing. I like how the show is bringing awareness to the world about Catfishes on the internet and the problems and devastation they leave behind them in online dating. I also like how they do the end of the season catch-up with some of the favourite people of the episodes for that season, that's good to see. The eyecandy in this show is NOT bad either, hahaha! So here's my ratings for each season as I watch them..
Season 1: 8/10
Season 2: 9/10
This show is pretty popular and well-known now, so it still amazes me how people are still able to be catfished. That and common sense tells you that if the person won't video chat then they're almost always not who they say they are, as the show has proved. Alas, i still love watching anyway!
This is one of my guilty pleasures. The show is fairly neutral, it's not trying to insult anyone, there are usually no screaming, very few tears no histrionics... which is what I hate the most about many realities. So it's easy to watch from time to time.
Also it's a cautionary tale and a reminder to be careful. I feel that older people we all know these things, but it's easy to forget. And young people does not really know how bad it can be. So it's probably a good thing that this TV show is around to teach/remind us to not trust random people we don't know.