“Love Island” has been a huge success in the U.K. for five seasons, and while you may think it’s just another reality dating show, oh no -- it’s so much more.
“Love Island” puts a group of attractive young singles in a house together, “Big Brother”-style; they go on dates, “Bachelor”-style; and can get voted off, “Survivor”-style. While they’re tasked with completing challenges to retain their place in the house, they’re also tasked with getting well enough along with and staying committed to someone. If a couple isn’t engaging enough for viewers, they can get kicked out.
Meanwhile, new hotties are brought into the house every so often, tempting the couples to jump ship, so the Islanders have to give their partners some kind of incentive to stick with them. If a partnership makes it to the end, viewers can vote to give them a cash prize.
In the U.K., the show is known for its sexy and steamy scenes, but the take for CBS is looking to be a bit more tame. Never fear: It airs five nights a week and the drama is already nearly too much to handle.
Regardless if you’re a dedicated OG “Love Island” fan or just getting your toes wet with the American version, you can tell that hearts will be broken and seduction and scandal will run rampant. If you were on “Love Island,” would you make it until the end? We’ll decide based on how many types of first dates you’ve been on.