With almost every media outlet buzzing around the UK television series, Love Island, it would be extremely surprising if you weren’t somewhat aware of its existence – mainly due to it being an unlimited meme fountain. A reality show that is entirely unreal, hosted by Caroline Flack, singles from all over the UK spend eight weeks in Mallorca, Spain, with the hopes of finding love and winning £50K (by being the last remaining couple on the island). However, regardless of winning Love Island, every islander still receives the 21st century millennial dream job of being a ‘social media influencer’ when they get voted out. This basically entails, Fashion Nova sponsorships and teeth whitening ads, which they probably don’t even use but they hope that you will, by using their code for 10% off at checkout. Hour long episodes daily, filled with drama, tears, “romance” and hard-to-understand Scottish accents, watching Love Island will turn you off relationships completely or as I’ve seen on many Facebook comments “make you lose all your brain cells.” Although Love Island hasn’t taught me anything, other than being grateful for my education because I know that Barcelona isn’t in Italy… Unlike recently booted out islander, Jourdan Riane, I will continue to watch it. And I will continue to act surprised when they say that their “heads won’t be turned” and then watch their heads turn. Love Island is the type of show you love to hate, or in my case, hate to love.
10/10: Just missing the Black Smoke Monster