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Love Island

Posted on the 13 June 2018 by Ravenswingthog @ravenswingthog

Love Island
So, I was challenged to watch an episode of "Love Island", a show on itv2, and blog about it, and never one to turn down a challenge (not quite true, I turn down stuff all that time), I went for it. Now, I know virtually nothing about Love Island, except that it involves a group of males and females who are presumably on an island, and looking for love. I have to say right now that I apologize intensely to anyone reading this that is a fan of Love Island for anything derogatory in the post.
Here we go.
So, apparently there's a villa? And a bunch of boys and girls.  From the single episode I saw I have limited information on what goes on, but I'm led to believe that they get to go on dates, couple up, and share beds.
The show reminds me a bit of Big Brother, although I've not watched that for years either, but the secluded location with limited people, dormitories, interview room, brings back the memories of Big Brother.
Anyway, on with a summary of the events from tonights show. Love Island The show started by telling us that these two had a lot of fun last night.
That fun was discussed in great detail by the girls, who talked about the bed and the furnishings, and what exactly the pair got up to in the bed, whilst the boys had a slightly briefer conversation which consisted of:
"Shag?" "No shag."
And with the question answered, they went about their day.
Anyway, a lot of this post is about Adam. Adam is the alpha male of the group, and he's been spending time with a girl called Rosie, who is very nice but according to Adam likes shoes and bags instead of holidays.
Love Island Adam the alpha male. You can tell, he's pointing.
Most of this post is about Adam, but just to give a flavour of the other stuff talked about, this is Charlie.  Love Island Charlie and unknown girl had a conversation which including the following snippet: "Do you tint your eyebrows?" the girl asked. "No they're just blonde." "Just tint them" she urged. This confused Charlie. "what does that mean?" "just tint them" she clarified in a non-clarifying way.
Afterwards the girl commented to another girl that "I really like Charlie but he should really tint his eyebrows."
Anyway, back to Adam.Apparently Adam was on the lookout for getting to know other people beyond Rosie, who seemed to be more into him than he was into her.
Enter straight brows.
Love Island Straight brows and Adam had a very nice chat where he talked about how Rosie was materialistic and went on to ask straight brows why they hadn't been on a date.
After the chat straight brows (aka Megan) told Rosie that Adam had been complaining about her. For a 'player', as Adam seems to be, he seems to be blissfully unaware that sometimes girls talk to each other. Love Island "He's got some big balls going on" commented one of the girls on hearing the news. No idea if that's an expression or an observation. Another girl reassured Rosie by saying "It's ok babe, it's made his cake ain't he, he ain't eating it." which in my mind is a reference to the Great British Bake Off.
Love Island Rosie tells another girl about Adam
Fuelled by drink, Rosie went to confront Adam, telling the girls "I'm doing this for not me, but for every girl that's been played by a play boy"
Love Island Rosie confronts the alpha male.
To be honest I can't really remember much about the confrontation, but it went much as you'd expect - Rosie told Adam off, and then Rosie and the girls went off in victory while Adam, confused that his secretive talk about straight brows had somehow gotten out, drank.
Love Island "I don't even know how I got myself in this situation" says Adam, after slagging off Rosie to people
But, I should note, this wasn't enough to stop Adam and Rosie sleeping in the same bed that evening.
For the next evening, however, a re-coupling was announced - which sounds like something you'd do to your car, but is where the couples change - and the girls would get to choose who they would couple up with. This was an excellent to see as it made all of the guys extremely nervous and awkward.
Despite the events of the night before, Rosie was still wondering if she should give Adam a second chance. Her girlfriends reassured her "he mugged you off, but you mugged him off harder" - not sure if 'mugged off' is a euphemism for something, I'm not familiar with it if it is.    Rosie decided to wind up Adam by chatting to Charlie, who commented that he liked the bit of theater the night before, he was going to get the popcorn out. Not sure what theater you get popcorn at, but it sounds like a good one.
Love Island Rosie and Charlie talking popcorn    Meanwhile, Megan the brows was trying to decide who to re-couple with, either Alex the doctor - who no one fancies - or "Eyal", a curly haired rapscallion that everyone is convinced will certainly aim to get with Megan but isn't expected to be a good long-term choice. I didn't really imagine that people would go onto Love Island looking for a marriage-partner but perhaps I'm wrong.
Love Island No idea why none of the girls like Dr Alex and his amazing shirt.
On the evening of the grand re-coupling, Adam got nervous about Rosie talking to Charlie, going as far as to wear a bandana.

Love Island

There ain't no alpha male like an alpha male with a bandana.

Meanwhile, after Dr Alex had spent 2 days trailing after Megan the eyebrow girl, generally being really nice, Eyal sat down next to her for 2 minutes, and kissed her.
Love Island "This villa can throw anything at you" says Eyal. Like kisses.
Dr Alex wasn't best pleased about this.
Sadly, the show ended at this point so I have no idea which of the boys the girls choose, but I'm sure all will be revealed in tomorrow show.
I have to say, it's certainly not something that I would normally choose to watch, but it was reasonably enjoyable (certainly compared to Made in Chelsea, which is possibly the most bizarrely addictive bad TV I've ever seen), and at least now I've got a vague idea of the people that keep trending on Twitter around 9pm-10pm in the UK.

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