We’re into the second week of Love Island and when writing this we still have a whole weekend of “what’s your type?” and “I’ve got a text!” to go. In this short amount of time we’ve had more head turns than a chiropractor’s office and we can’t keep up with who fancies who. Of course, although this might mean there’s a distinct lack of love for a show that’s literally called Love Island, we’d be lying if we said it didn’t make good TV. Here’s our best and worst moments from the past week:
Another quick-fire dumping
Well, football might finally be coming home, but so is the guy whose name caused masses of confusion (and laughter) around the UK: Chuggs. It seems to be a running theme that Islanders are getting dumped after about 48 hours which makes good drama for about 3 seconds, but loses its impact when you realise that you don’t really know the contestant at all and they’ll be forgotten completely in another 30 seconds. Sigh.
Two new bombshells
Who do you put in a villa that’s full of boys who say their type is “petite and blonde”? Two petite blondes, of course. Millie and Lucinda caused an immediate stir with Aaron pre-emptively dumping Sharon in anticipation of being chosen and Brad telling Lucinda he felt something for her “for the first time in the Villa” even though he said the exact same thing to Rachel mere days before.
Nice guys finish last
Poor Hugo. Despite being one of the loveliest guys in the villa and the only one with redeemable features, all the girls can’t stop saying that he’s too nice. He’s currently in a friendship couple and was the only guy left at the side during the prison challenge (*sob*) so we can only hope that after the show he’ll achieve Dr Alex levels of respect.
Chloe turns villain
After charmingly taking Hugo under her wing in a friendship couple rather than fake a romance with any other guy in the villa, Chloe then made a swift U-turn into Top Villain by making a beeline for Toby (who is already coupled up with Kaz). It’s giving us major Megan and Wes vibes from a few seasons before, but with significantly less chemistry. Which brings us on to our next point…
Where is all the chemistry?!
Usually at this point in the season, we’d have at least one couple that we were solidly rooting for and could see lasting outside the show, but right now: absolute crickets.
Brad’s everchanging personality
Brad went from the type of guy who would ghost a girl after the first date because she used big words to the type of person to give you a piggyback after a night out so you didn’t have to walk in heels. Once his place with Rachel was secured, he reverted back to the type of guy who would dump a girl for wanting to be the big spoon. We cannot keep up.
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