Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Television Tuesday: "Fboy Island," Remains a Treat

Sometimes people go on dating reality shows because they want social media clout or money. A lot of shows avoid acknowledging this with, "The Bachelor/Bachelorette," emphasizing how everyone is surely on the program solely for love. This is one reason why I've always had a bit of a soft spot for, "Fboy Island," because it--and host/producer Nikki Glazer leans into the absurdity of dating on reality T.V. There are three women and a whole bunch of men competing for their love. The thing is that half the gentlemen are self-declared, "Nice guys," who want to find love and split a cash prize with the women, and the other half are happy to proclaim they are, "Fboys," who if chosen by a woman at the end can choose to share the cash prize or just take it all for themselves. This adds an exciting element to the whole program.

There are men on this dating show who really do just want the clout--with the clout in this case being cash. We generally only know if a fellow is a nice guy or a Fboy once they get voted out or win, but some will admit it to the camera every season and some are outright devious in their efforts. They know this is a reality competition and they don't give an, "Eff," about love so much as winning money. The women this season are an interesting bunch too. We have former Bachelorette and comedian Kaite Thurston who I like by virtue of her having more of a personality than many people who have been a Bachelor or Bachelorette. We also have two other women who haven't done reality television before, model Hali Okeowo and influencer (yeah, I don't get what that really means either) Daniella Grace. Between the interesting ladies and a wide range of fellows, you get many personalities on, "Fboy Island." At the end of the day, however, what really matters is if you think you want love or honestly just want cash.

"Fboy Island," never takes itself too seriously and host/producer Nikki Glazer is often around cracking some good jokes and pointing out the absurdity. Katie Thurston approaches everything pretty lightly too while Hali and Daniella are taking things pretty deadly serious to a degree where I worry they're going to end this season sobbing with heartbreak upon choosing an Fboy. Whatever happens, I'm having a great time watching the latest season of, "Fboy Island," and would encourage you to check it out as well. It's on the CW this season as HBO MAX/MAX purged it along with a ton of other stuff previously. The fact F-bombs have to get bleeped now aside, the show is as fun as ever.

5 out of 5 stars (for the first bunch of episodes so far this season).

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