We're Going to be TV Stars
We don’t know about you, but this season’s aimless Girls plot lines and asinine Keeping Up With the Kardashians episodes are getting us down, and we need something new to watch as we stuff our faces with pretzels in the light of our laptop screens at 2 a.m.
Catfish, we’d argue, is actually one of the best shows on TV right now. It’s not as highbrow as Homeland and it’s probably largely staged, but MTV’s attempt to turn the award-winning documentary into a reality TV show series has never once disappointed us in the OMGWTF department.
The show, which arranges for people with longtime Internet relationships to finally meet face to face, inevitably revealing the complex nest of lies they’ve told each other, is entertainment in the purest sense: Viewers can’t help but watch with a sense of horror and fascination as people humiliate themselves–and then are redeemed!–right on the screen.