It's hard to talk about Catfish: The TV Show without first mentioning the 2012 documentary.In the real-life mystery, filmmakers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman follow Ariel's brother, Nev, as he falls in love with a young woman he meets online—only to have his heart broken when he discovers she isn't who she was claiming to be.
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Caitlin and I met with Nev and Max to ask them about the show, online dating, and how to spot a liar. In addition to having a lot of people confide in me, I also had a lot of people ask for my help. It's not an uncommon thing.(Anna): It's funny. I had something like this happen to me or my best friend.
And the situations they were in were so interesting, complex, and, in many ways, more than how mine have been. Max: A lot people see the film and can't believe it's true, and some people don't believe it's true. After the film came out, the amount of emails we started getting from random people saying, This is happening to me. A couple of months ago when I saw the movie, the same thing happened to a good friend of mine. The movie struck a nerve and definitely shed light on much bigger subculture of people who are victims of strange online romance.
“Viewers can expect plenty of excitement throughout as we hand over total control to a group of friends – after all, who better to choose your perfect match than the people who know you best?
” said Craig Orr, VP of commissioning and development at MTV International.
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The movie sparked so much debate about online dating (many people thought the movie was faked) that now Nev and his friend Max Joseph have turned it into a MTV TV show, which airs Monday nights at 11/10c. In the real-life mystery, filmmakers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman follow Ariel's brother, Nev, as he falls in love with a young woman he meets online—only to have his heart broken when he discovers she isn't who she was claiming to be. I had that experience, and as a result, people were comfortable enough to reach out to me.