Catfish has to be one of the best shows on TV. It’s one of the very few American shows that I watch before it airs in the UK. I just can’t wait!
If you ask me, Nev & Max are the Ant & Dec of America. They have a bromance thing going on…
Moving Taylor Swift(ly) on, I want to discuss last night’s episode which aired in the States; it was as juicy as a raspberry Starburst and featured a #Catfish FIRST!
The story goes: Colleen met ‘Tony’ on “Plenty of Fish” (not many Nemos on there, though).
It was all going a little too well ’cause the mysterious ‘Tony’ proposed just THREE weeks into the online relationship (before they had even met) and Colleen accepted.
FUDGE ME! #Butterscotch. There’s laying it on ‘thick pretty quick’ and then there’s Usain Bolt(ing) it to the alter… Tony seems the type to be the latter.
Oh yeah, Colleen also lets slip to Nev & Max that Tony hasn’t always been completely honest wither her… *RAISES RED FLAG* *RAISES MAROON FLAG*
Apparently, Tony told her that he lived in Lakewood, Washington at first. Then, he somehow ended changing his story and saying he’s staying in Baton Rouge. Naturally, Colleen wants to know if that’s the only lie he’s told, which is why she enlists the help of this nifty investigative duo…
In keeping with the ‘to add fuel to the “is he a Catfish” fire’, every time Colleen suggested meeting up or video calling, ‘Tony’ refused.
What’s this guy (and other Catfishes) deal?! You can’t claim to “love” someone but not want to meet them regardless of the fact you don’t look the same as your picture. Can someone explain how meeting your online lover with Nev & Max’s help takes away from the fact that you’ve lied and the fact that you’re not physically who you claimed to be?
Then again, I might not understand the logic behind these Catfishes, but I do get hooked on the show itself. Above all, I think it’s the puns, bants and suspense that grips me.
Anyway, back to the episode – as per Catfish usual, Colleen sends Nev & Max all the information that she has on ‘Tony’ so that the pair can get to work and unmask him.
Like all episodes (six series strong), they end up tracking down THE mysterious ‘Tony’ (in between plenty of seemingly dead ends, confusion and twists/turns) down. Again, like all episodes of Catfish, although ‘Tony’ refused to meet Colleen in real-life previously, he somehow plucks up the courage to do so LIVE on TV with Nev & Max present. I swear these two are like the Catfish whisperers!
So, is he really called ‘Tony’? Nope, he’s actually called Jeremy.
Also, the stereotype is that the majority of Catfishes use photos of someone else and Jeremy was no different. However, although he used someone else’s photos, he – like all Catfishes – promised Colleen that this was the last lie he had told (along with the fact that she seemingly lied about her age and ‘kept asking for money’). That’s still a pretty big one though, isn’t it?
Finally, true to his ‘lay it on thick & quick’ self, Jeremy née ‘Tony’ PROPOSES to Colleen again less than 5 MINUTES after meeting her IRL! It must be the fact that he’s not “unattractive” because she ACCEPTED for the second time (even after he sent her photos of someone else). WHAT IS THIS SHOW?! Meanwhile, I can’t even get a follow OR DM.😆
P.S. they’re still together to date (I assume). Since the show broadcast, Catfish released a tweet stating that although only ONE couple have stayed together after meeting, this particular story beats that couple because Colleen & Jeremy are the first to get engaged.
N’aww! How cute is that?
I love love. Love is a beautiful thing. I wish them all the best. 💖