Love Island: Season 1 Reviews

July 15, 2019
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.
July 15, 2019
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.
July 11, 2019
Love Island heightens the awfulness to a level where the crudeness is starkly illuminated for all to see.
July 10, 2019
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.
July 10, 2019
Some of the other elements that make the British Love Island work so well don't quite translate on this side of the Atlantic.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 15, 2019
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.
July 12, 2019
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.
July 10, 2019
The producers must imagine they are onto a winner.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 10, 2019
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.