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Tag: Are You the One? (1-5 of 5)
MTV’s grand social experiment is back for another round of vicarious romancing in a tropical paradise. Are You the One? returns for a second season on October 6 at 10 p.m., and with it comes a new cast of 20 swell-looking singles thrown into a Puerto Rican beach house and tasked with finding their perfect matches.
Wait, did we say 20 singles? We meant 21. READ FULL STORY
Hindsight is 20/20, especially when said hindsight involves a million dollars.
The saying is especially true for Are You the One? contestants Chris and Shanley, who have a few things to say about their time on MTV’s unnervingly addictive reality series about twenty twenty-somethings who have the opportunity to share a $1,000,000 prize if they can pair off into ten perfectly-matched couples.
Chris and Shanley emerged early on as a favorite couple for viewers, but after the show’s fact-checking truth booth told them they weren’t a match, they continued to flirt and fawn despite jeopardizing the house’s chances at winning the grand prize. Fed up, the other housemates found Chris’s perfect match and sent him off the premises, leading to a huge meltdown for Shanley and heartbreak for the show’s most popular couple.
With Are You the One?’s first season finale on March 25 (on MTV at 11 p.m. ET), EW spoke to Chris and Shanley about life behind the scenes and where things stand for the two of them now — and whether they would have done the same thing their housemates did. Here’s what we learned:
…is a whole lotta tension! And many a moral quandary, I might add.
On the next episode of MTV’s pairing-is-
caringhumping reality series Are You the One?, once-solid presumed Perfect Match Ryan and Kayla find themselves in the middle of their biggest fight yet when Kayla refuses Ryan’s invite to the Boom Boom Room on moral (high)grounds. Given all the sexy time the duo has logged in the shower and various hallways, Ryan is understandably confused — and, as the outmoded sexual politics of the show tend to go, a little offended that she dare deny him.
Watch the wrong kind of fireworks go off between the lovebirds as Kayla tries to explain her dilemma — all while being mocked by an eavesdropping cabal of housemates, of course… READ FULL STORY
My latest obsession? MTV’s Are You the One?, a Real World-style dating show that drops 10 guys and 10 girls in Hawaii and asks them to work together to find the perfect matches among them. If they can successfully pair up with their predetermined soul mates, they’ll all split a million bucks.
After just two episodes, I’ve gotten deeply invested in the show, and I can’t quite explain why. If a team of matchmakers told you that only one Bachelor contestant was scientifically compatible with Juan Pablo, wouldn’t that completely change the way you watched? That’s how it feels with Are You the One?, which plays up our voyeuristic love of TV dating by promising you that, yes, 10 of these couples actually do belong together.
Or do they? The first two episodes have proven that mutual attraction (they’re all beautiful, FYI) and surface connection (“You like the movie Labyrinth? Wait, I like Labyrinth!”) don’t a perfect match make, and therein is the guilty fun of the show. It’s as if The Challenge and The Bachelor had a weird but gorgeous, chiseled baby who only cries on Tuesday nights at 11 p.m.
In my conversations with a few dear friends who have also fallen victim to the show’s puerile charms, we realized there were quite a few questions that we needed answering, so I took them straight to the producers. Read on — or, if burning questions aren’t your thing, scroll all the way down for an exclusive clip from Tuesday night’s episode. READ FULL STORY
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