I briefly talked about Catfish: The TV Show before, but I recently watch the documentary and I was not disappointed.
Catfish: The TV Show is on MTV hosted by Nev Shulman and Max Joseph who help couples in online relationships meet in real life. Most of the time the stories are filled with lies and deceit of a person pretending to be someone else, or maybe they were afraid to show how they actually are.
The outcome can go either way, but what sparked this show was Nev’s own story of going through a similar journey.
Nev received a painting of one of his photos sent by a young girl named Abby from Michigan.
This began a penpal friendship, which led him to meet her family via Facebook, to which he began a relationship of sorts with her older half-sister, Megan.
His brother, Ariel, and friend, Henry Joost, who are filmmakers, began to document the process. Until one day they discover something odd and start to put the pieces together of who Megan is, and the story of entire family.
Well done and intriguing story, with an ending that leaves you surprised.
Definitely worth watching, along with the TV show with loads more of interesting stories! Currently on MTV on Wednesdays at 10/9c