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Old 07-10-19, 02:40 AM
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Love Island US version

I believe it started today

All i can say, if it's anything like the UK version, it's a great guilty pleasure watch. Way way way way better than Paradise hotel, ex on the beach and temptation island

The UK version is very popular, it's pretty much a daily talking point for everyone

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Is this on CBS? I've seen nothing about it.
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Watching the first episode, -and assuming its a reasonably faithful copy, -makes it clear how much of a carbon copy "Paradise Hotel" was (even down to the snarky narration). Of course that makes me wonder how well this and its massive schedule commitment will do, since Hotel was a major bust.
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I couldn’t get through ten minutes.

oh well.
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Would rather watch MILF Island.
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This is insufferable. It might be bearable if they had a cast that could get through a sentence without using the word "like" 20 times.
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5 days a week? No thanks.
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The show's second night didn't do any better than the first. It looks like it brought "Big Brother" down with it, though BB still did respectable business. We'll see what CBS's next move is...
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This is insufferable. It might be bearable if they had a cast that could get through a sentence without using the word "like" 20 times.
Wow, you weren't kidding. I missed the first couple of episodes and decided to check out the episode tonight. Probably the least intelligent reality cast I've seen in the last 20 years and that is saying something.

The producers seemingly didn't go for drama in their casting choices. This cast was purely picked on physical appeal alone.
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I saw a TV ad for this and thought it was a bit for an upcoming comedy sketch show or something. This is a real show? WTF I can't believe people would watch this.
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This is essentially identical to Paradise Hotel. Cast is a hair hotter and the host is less annoying, but otherwise indistinguishable.

What a bust of a summer for reality shows. One of the worst Big Brother casts ever, Paradise Hotel was DOA and rushed off the air and Lovee Island looks equally shitty and doomed.
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I've been recording these for reasons which escape me but I haven't watched any yet and probably won't for a while. Should I bother letting 10 or 15 accumulate on the DVR? Is it at least sleazy and/or unintentionally funny? Is there any possibility it could get better? One of the big problems with the resurrected Paradise Hotel was that the cast was unimaginably bland. It was impossible to care what any of them said or did (though the finale did pay off).

Also is it "live" or was production completed in advance? Wondering if it could be abruptly wound up like Paradise Hotel.
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Is it at least sleazy and/or unintentionally funny?
Neither.

And this cast is indistinguishable from the Paradise Hotel cast.

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It doesn't have the same feel as the UK version

bit of a shame
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Got around to starting this. Suffice to say that I don't know who this show is supposed to appeal to but I damn sure am not part of that group. What a total waste of time that was. Unless you are one of the people actually on the island I can't fathom why anyone would care what is going on there.

Easy drop, and I usually don't give up easily.
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Bear and Georgia from The Challenge were on Love Island UK. None of these people seem to have as much dramatic potential as those two. Were they standouts on the UK version, or was everyone that crazy on it?
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I watched the first two episodes this week and I was not a fan of the casting. I feel like The Bachelor shows cast more interesting and attractive people. There was also very little drama which makes a show that's on five nights a week very boring. I wonder if CBS will pull the plug soon.
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Bear and Georgia from The Challenge were on Love Island UK. None of these people seem to have as much dramatic potential as those two. Were they standouts on the UK version, or was everyone that crazy on it?
Bear was actually from Ex on the Beach UK, Georgie from Love Island

I wouldn't say everyone is crazy on Love Island UK, there is a good mix of personalities

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This is essentially identical to Paradise Hotel. Cast is a hair hotter and the host is less annoying, but otherwise indistinguishable.
That's a perfect summation of Love Island US. If anything, there was more scheming and drama on Paradise Island. I'm probably out after two very boring episodes.

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Thanks for the correction on Bear not being on Love Island UK. I guess I assumed he was on Love Island UK with Georgia. It's hard to keep all these foreign reality shows that the new Challenge people have been on straight.

This week on Love Island, supposedly
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Winston from last season's Big Brother
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Renewed for season 2 (despite low ratings).

https://deadline.com/2019/08/cbs-ren...on-1202658637/
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From what I hear, this season has been light on drama and producers haven't pushed for crazy twists. By all reports, it's the anti-Paradise Island.
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I was shocked that it was renewed since the ratings are pretty low, but it's apparently the most streamed show on CBS.com and CBS All Access in over a year. The show is pretty bland. They don't really allow them to drink and I think that really dampens the opportunity for drama.
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I was shocked that it was renewed since the ratings are pretty low, but it's apparently the most streamed show on CBS.com and CBS All Access in over a year. The show is pretty bland. They don't really allow them to drink and I think that really dampens the opportunity for drama.
There's a network ad that lightly promises skin and scandal, and the show couldn't be any farther from that, clearly by design. It'd developed into pleasant enough entertainment, a milder version of "Bachelor in Paradise", but without the emphasis of "On a very shocking episode.."-type theatrics. The good-humored and very "meta" narration carries it a long way...
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You'd pay me 100k and I woudn't watch that poop.

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