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What happened on Love Island last night?

It’s time to rejoin the island of love Villa. We all know what that means: a chair game in which the 14 contestants shuffle around their suntanned lovers just for fun. Does it make good TV? It’s difficult to say. It’s all very staged when they’re all gathered around the hearth, with all the stagnant tension of a Hercule Poirot drawing-room scene – except the only crime here is ‘having bad conversations’.

Before the reunion even begins, Tasha sows doubts about her partnership with Andrew, suggesting the relationship has made her “sticky” and that her natural cheekiness is being stifled. (Or, as she later puts it, “I must be a badass b****.”) It’s the kind of routine pop psychology you see a lot on this show. Let’s face it: Any real hope of authenticity vanished the moment the cameras started rolling.

At the center of their dilemma is the newly arrived posh boy Charlie, who seems to have turned her head. It seems that the main reason for Charlie’s inclusion in the program is to give interstitial roastmaster Iain Stirling an open aim — every time the scene switches to Chuck, we get the odd joke or two about his transparently wealthy upbringing. The class dynamics of island of love definitely endure discussion; It’s a shame the series doesn’t seem interested in real testing beyond a cheap punchline.

Ultimately – and somewhat amusingly – Tasha’s agony is for nothing when Charlie takes on folk champion Ekin-Su. This leaves Andrew to take back a totally underpowered Tasha, the two sit together as Dustin Hoffman and Katharine Ross end up The graduate. The rest of the episode is devoted to the unbearable consequences of this, with the two quarreling Not-Really-Lovers discussing their issues with whoever will listen.

Even putting aside the rather hideous visuals of a group of guys sitting down and unilaterally picking women from a lineup, there’s something pretty numbing about the whole invention of recoupling. In choosing their partner, each of the boys steps forward with a little romantic overture that sounds utterly hollow. “Every morning I wake up and I can’t wait to see her face,” says Luca, picking Gemma off the list like a schoolkid choosing a soccer teammate. He’s 23 years old, half a decade into adulthood, and he’s known this girl for a few days. Grab it!

island of love wants us to cheer for Paige and Jacques it seems – at least for now they seem committed to each other, although reconnected to other people (Jay and Danica respectively). At this point, I’m just going to root for anyone who manages to act their damn age.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/reviews/love-island-recoupling-tasha-andrew-b2109224.html What happened on Love Island last night?

JOE HERNANDEZ

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