Reality-TV / TV-Series (2012)
Catfish: The TV Show is reality-based documentary television series airing on MTV about the truths and lies of online dating. The series is based on the 2010 film Catfish and premiered on November 12, 2012.
On the internet, a “catfish” is someone who creates fake personal profiles on social sites using someone else’s pictures and false biographical information to pretend to be someone else. These “catfish” usually intend to trick an unsuspecting person or more into falling in love with them. The term “catfish” is derived from the title of the previously-mentioned 2010 documentary, in which filmmaker Schulman discovers that the woman with whom he’d been carrying on an online relationship had not been honest in describing herself.
Season 8 had some jaw-dropping reveals. One guy was catfished by his ex-boyfriend. One catfish was caught not once, but twice. Another lied about legit everything. Here they all are, back-to-back-to-back, etc.
Creators: Max Joseph, Ariel Schulman, Nev Schulman
Directors: Michael Selditch, David Metzler, John DeTarsio, Josh Bingham
Writers: Henry Joost, Max Joseph, Ariel Schulman, Nev Schulman
Stars: Nev Schulman, Kamie Crawford, Tallulah Willis, Justin Combs, Elle King, Slick Woods, Matthew Lamar Allen, Kimiko Glenn
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