One thing I like to do is anytime I think there’s a show that fits my audience, you know I’ll promote the hell out of it. “Temptation Island” was a show that ran for 3 seasons on Fox way back in 2001-2003. It was a train wreck, but you could not NOT watch. Well, they’re back. Same host, same format, different couples. And I’m telling you, if you’re a fan of the “Bachelor,” I don’t know how you can’t watch this show. Because I assume you watch the “Bachelor” because you’re interested in watching other people date. Well, here you have 4 couples at a “crossroads” in their relationship who decide to be put on an island, separated from their significant other, and live with 12 singles of the opposite sex to go on dates with, possibly hook up with, and then at the end, decide if they want to stay in their relationship or break up. Maybe they break up to be with one of the singles they connected with, or maybe they just break up because they realize the person they are with isn’t for them. It’s fascinating television I tell ya’. The show came to me wanting to collaborate and I jumped at the chance.
I’ve seen the first 3 episodes already and let me tell you, it doesn’t disappoint. Because like I shared on Twitter over the weekend, whether you like the 4 couples who chose to go on the show or not, I guarantee everyone watching is viewing this show who’s in a relationship with the idea of, “Lets just say I did this, how would I act towards the singles trying to woo me? And how do I think my significant other would? And if I see a video clip of my S.O. acting inappropriately, does that change maybe how I would act?” There’s a lot in play here and it really is a great social experiment to watch. I can tell you this now: I have zero interest in spoilers on this show. I do not want to know what happens until the end. So it will be spoiler free as you go along. Every Tuesday column (because it airs Tuesday nights), I will have preview clips of that episode. Every Wednesday, our very own Nell Kalter will have “Temptation Island” recaps up on the site posted before my “Reader Emails” column. And I’m also here to announce that starting next week, Kaci Campbell (one half of one of the couples on the show) will join me WEEKLY on my podcast to talk about that week’s episode.
I’ve always wanted to have a weekly guest on who was currently in a show that’s airing to get their perspective of what we just watched them on and what they went through. And since there’s zero chance I could ever do that with Bachelor/ette contestants, I’m gonna do it this season with Kaci. No, Kaci will not be my sole podcast guest for the next 11 weeks. I’m still going to do a weekly Thursday podcast as always, but, at the end of each podcast, I’ll include a quick 15-20 minute interview with Kaci talking about that week’s episode. I’m so looking forward to this and I hope you are too. You will see once you start watching the show, that of the 4 couples who chose to go on, Kaci and her boyfriend of 5 years Evan seem to be the most free spirited of the 4 and opening themselves up to the process as much as they can. So it’ll be nice to get some weekly insight to what we watch every Tuesday night. Can’t wait to talk to Kaci and get this going. My conversations with Kaci will start on next week’s podcast since “Temptation Island” starts next Tuesday night on the USA Network.
However, as I was able to tweet last night, you can now watch episode 1 for free on YouTube. It was available on Hulu Plus the last couple days, but that’s $39.99 a month. Now, you can watch for free. Here is episode 1 followed by an exclusive clip for season 2. I’m telling you, if you like the “Bachelor,” I don’t know how you can’t be interested in this show. Enjoy…
In this exclusive clip, after Morgan walks in on Evan and Katheryn chatting privately in the confessional, a screaming match breaks out amongst the two friends. Meanwhile Brittney, who is set to go on her first date with Evan the next day, is awkwardly in the middle and questions whether she should actually go on this date or even trust him.