Catfish (2013) – The TV review;I love the concept but I can’t believe the footage is 100% real!

I enjoyed the movie and saw this advertised on TV last week and sadly got excited about the prospect of the makers following the general public to meet their online boyfriends and girlfriends…

I have watched a few episodes now and as much as I enjoy them it does not feel real,I come at this from two angles –

If you are the person chatting online to a make-believe partner you would not want the world to view it on MTV when you take the plunge to actually meet them in person, it only make sense that they would do it, if the online person meant very little in the first place and it was an excuse for all of them to gain their fifteen minutes of fame.

My biggest issues are with the makers,there is a split camp of people who believe their original story was not real in the first place, many people say it was a brilliant fictional film designed to come across as reality,others say the film crew got lucky and managed to capture the lies and double life that Angela was living back in Michigan.

I fall into the 50/50 camp,I believe these stories are true but are manipulated by the makers to create better TV,in the show these people seem so at ease with their own lies that it just doesn’t make sense.

I still enjoy the show I just don’t believe it all!



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