Once upon a time there was a young boy who met a very attractive lady on the internet. The lady was beautiful with a “bangin” body and seemed to be very cool and exactly what this boy was looking for. So next, of course, he drove to meet her because by this point he really thought he was in love! Turns out the woman he thought he was talking to was actually an older lady with a family who didn’t look anything like those photos. Catfished!! At the time, this was very revolutionary that someone could lie on the internet, but since then, we’ve discovered that (SPOILER!) it happens all the time.
I found the Catfish movie completely engrossing and I have to say that the show often reaches that same level of intrigue. Wednesday’s episode was a little bit different and it kind of blew me away. Most of the time, we find people who are pretending to be someone else because of an insecurity they have about themselves. We also tend to see a lot of stories where someone is trying to get revenge and joke-sexting with someone is a pretty great way to get revenge, if you ask me. So let’s talk about what went wrong in this most recent episode (spoilers beyond this point!).
This week we met Lucille who met a musician (probably!) online and helped set up a bunch of gig-related services (limo, security, etc.) for this guy and then no one got paid. This guy never made any music and there are a bunch of hilarious moments of Max using his phone to double-check that these songs don’t belong to this guy. I guess I have a bunch of questions:
- Seriously, what does he get out of faking a music career to steal $14,000 of security from some random security firm?
- How dumb does this guy think Nev & Max are?
- How dumb actually are Nev & Max?
- Can you believe Nev threw his phone in the water?
- Do you think it’ll be caught by a loose seal?
- How often have you wanted to throw someone’s phone into a nearby body of water?
Feel free to add your own questions about this or other episodes of Catfish in the comments. As a bonus, if you have ever catfished or been catfished, please tell your story!