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  • Catfish: season 5, episode 3 recap: "Leuh and Justin"

    TV Feature | Becky Suter | 28th March 2016

    What's in a name? I blame the parents. If they can't be bothered to spell your name properly, you're on a losing path from the start. Look at the revenge Shuntay played on her mum last week for giving her such a made-up moniker. It was hard not to feel sorry for this week's catfishee Leuh, whose parents decided the common spelling of "Leah" wasn't good enough and gave her a name that when written down looked like the sound you make when hocking up a glob of phlegm. But then Leuh was about to go to college and apparently didn't know how to use the internet, so it wasn't that hard not to feel sorry for her after all.

  • Catfish: season 5, episode 2 recap: "Jeanette and Derick"

    TV Feature | Becky Suter | 21st March 2016

    Momma doesn't always know best. In this week's episode, we have our very first MILC: Mum I'd Like to Catfish.

  • Catfish: season 5, episode 1 recap: "Dejay, Malik and Josiah"

    TV Feature | Becky Suter | 15th March 2016

    Nev and Max are back! That's Nev and Max: not Nev and some random from YouTube; not Nev and a "musician hip-hop rapper artist", Nev and MAX. Just like God intended.

  • Catfish: season 4, episode 17 recap: "Ayissha and Sydney"

    TV Feature | Becky Suter | 5th October 2015

    Great questions of our time: if a tree falls in a forest with no one to see it, does it still make a sound? What is the sound of one hand clapping? Can you be stalked by someone you've never met? At least one of these will be answered in this week's Catfish.

  • Catfish: season 4, episode 16 recap: "Andria and David"

    TV Feature | Becky Suter | 9th September 2015

    Apologies for the lack of recaps recently. I took the One Direction news a lot harder than I expected. And just like their impending "break", this episode of Catfish left me with more questions than answers.

  • Catfish: season 4, episode 15 recap: "Thad and Sara"

    TV Feature | Becky Suter | 10th August 2015

    It's been a hard week for love: Gwen, Gavin, Zayn, Perrie, Miss Piggy and Kermit all took a one-way trip to Splitsville. Could this week's Catfish be the love story we've been waiting for? No, because love is dead, people are shit and everyone and everything is shit.

  • Catfish: season 4, episode 14 recap: "Prophet and Trinity"

    TV Feature | Becky Suter | 3rd August 2015

    This week it's another Catfish curveball: Nev and Max did their Googling on behalf of an actual rapper. This is like finding out something you couldn't believe was true was indeed true after all. I can't help but feel I should be working harder on these openings.

  • Catfish: season 4, episode 13 recap: "Falesha and Jacqueline"

    TV Feature | Becky Suter | 26th July 2015

    This week, Nasa's announced the discovery of Kepler452b, or "Earth 2.0", a "habitable" planet that orbits a star similar to our sun and may even have water. If you've ever seen the excellent film Another Earth, you'll be aware of the theory of a parallel Earth, which is identical to ours in every way. There could be another you, but one who took a different direction in life; another version of you who risked taking chances. What if you managed to find a way there and killed off the other version of you, taking on their life? What if they tried to come here and were jealous of your life? Essentially, the boffins have discovered a planet full of potential catfish, ready to take on your life at a moment's notice and start saying all sort of shit about you, and no one would be any the wiser.

  • Catfish: season 4, episode 12 recap: "Tiana and James"

    TV Feature | Becky Suter | 20th July 2015

    Guys, I'm starting to worry there's trouble in paradise. Max and Nev are bickering in the opening to this week's Catfish, after we've been waiting so long for them to come back. Maybe they're in a rut; maybe Max's head has been turned after working with Zac Efron, I don't know. Please don't let this be the end, guys. We've been through so much together. Consider this an open plea to not split up.

  • Catfish: season 4, episode 11 recap: "Steven and Samm"

    TV Feature | Becky Suter | 18th May 2015

    "Muuuuuu-uuummmmm, noooo!" That was the background noise to my formative years. To this day my mum still insists on grabbing my hand when crossing the road and takes great delight in telling all and sundry about whatever embarrassing ailment I may have. But not even she would have the stones to use TV to "teach me a lesson." But then my mum's not Aurora from Texas.