Love Island: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Love Island

Critics Consensus

Crude, rude, but without that charming British attitude, Love Island fails to make a splash across the pond -- though fans may still find comfort in its cynically familiar formula.

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Critic Ratings: 12

32%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 38
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Episodes

1
Air date: Jul 9, 2019
2
Air date: Jul 10, 2019
3
Air date: Jul 11, 2019
4
Air date: Jul 12, 2019
5
Air date: Jul 15, 2019
6
Air date: Jul 16, 2019
7
Air date: Jul 17, 2019
8
Air date: Jul 18, 2019
9
Air date: Jul 19, 2019
10
Air date: Jul 22, 2019
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Critic Reviews for Love Island Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (7)

For right now, though, the appeal of Love Island may just be that, for a show about people trapped together on a villa and forced to share beds with strangers, it's surprisingly comforting.

Jul 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Frothy, goofy, blunt and cynical, Love Island is the summertime reality bimbo of series America deserves -- hot, temporary, and yet cognizant that it embodies every assumption about the genre's dumbness.

Jul 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Love Island USA has cannily retained its British counterpart's rough-around-the-edges feel along with its sense of humour in a way that could help distinguish it from the slick, stomach-churning sentimentality of The Bachelor.

Jul 12, 2019 | Full Review…
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Love Island heightens the awfulness to a level where the crudeness is starkly illuminated for all to see.

Jul 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Based on first impressions, this looks like the TV equivalent of Brexit -- a tired echo of similar fare about as empty as the "love" in tennis.

Jul 10, 2019 | Full Review…
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The producers must imagine they are onto a winner.

Jul 10, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Some of the other elements that make the British Love Island work so well don't quite translate on this side of the Atlantic.

Jul 10, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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It may not live up to the original, in the ratings or its cheekiness, but it was absolutely enough to get me to tune in tomorrow.

Feb 19, 2020 | Full Review…

US version of dating competition has innuendo, drinking.

Jul 17, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

US version of dating competition has innuendo, drinking.

Jul 17, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Because of the hodgepodge approach to provocation, Love Island is an absolute shit show of drunk 20-somethings hoping to never stop being polite and wish to avoid getting real.

Jul 15, 2019 | Full Review…

The producer's hand feels deft(ish) rather than heavy, as on competing shows like The Bachelorette. But it's still unclear whether the first episode of Love Island USA will attract viewers who don't already care about the original British version.

Jul 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Love Island: Season 1

  • Oct 31, 2019
    I love rality TV so I also love the American version of Love Island. Admittedly, in my opinion, it's not as good as the British version. There is that annoying word that is used after every other word in the participants' vocabulary - like - I so want to push my hands through the television screen to throttle them everytime 'like' it is used! Like, is it like the only like word that they like know?!
  • Oct 08, 2019
    Absolute garbage. The narrator in the UK is half the show. Without him the show has sucked in Australia and now the US. Then you add that the cast is by far the worst of any season then they reduce the show to have less than half the episodes to develop and you have this horrible mess.
  • Aug 07, 2019
    There but for the grace of Newton R. Minow go I.
  • Aug 06, 2019
    I would love to hear a complete sentence that doesn't include the word LIKE. How annoying.
  • Jul 30, 2019
    I actually like this show, sort of a guilty pleasure.
  • Jul 26, 2019
    If reality compition is your guilty pleasure like mine, then get ready for hours of your life to disappear in the binge world.
  • Jul 24, 2019
    i need this kind of show right now
  • Jul 23, 2019
    I'll give it one star because it gives me a bit a peace and quiet from the missus so I can watch something decent in the other room
  • Jul 18, 2019
    Lowest common denominator drivel
  • Jul 18, 2019
    An intellectual negative.

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