For these of you who’ve by no means docked at FBoy Island, the breakout actuality format that CW scooped up after HBO Max cleaned home, host Nikki Glaser supplied a quick explainer on the high of the Oct. 16 premiere.
“Women have been forced to tolerate the manipulative douche-baggery of Fboys for far too long,” she mentioned of self-absorbed bachelors who, ahem, get busy after which get misplaced. “That’s why we’re here.”
So begins the third season of the STX-produced hit, which the CW acquired in March after beating out numerous different bidders. The Nexstar-owned community additionally picked up the spinoff, FGirl Island, which can premiere in 2024.
At first look, FBoy Island seems to be like one more copycat of TV’s myriad courting exhibits. (The showrunner and government producer, Elan Gale, used to work on The Bachelor). However on this case, three girls pace date 24 males whereas attempting to determine who’re the 12 self-proclaimed “nice guys” and who’re the remaining “FBoys,” straight-up instrument luggage who’re simply there simply to compete for the $100,000 prize.
Even Glazer doesn’t know who among the many males are so-called Fboys.
This season’s love-seeking single women are Daniella Grace, a 33-year-old former aggressive snowboarder from Lake Tahoe who began the present by saying, “why God am I here.” (Lady, identical). Then, there’s Hali Okeowo, a 28-year-old mannequin from Brooklyn, who needs to “find a boo.” There’s additionally Katie Thurston, 32, a San Diego comedienne who’s an outdated professional at canoodling with unusual males on TV; she lead season 17 of The Bachelorette on ABC.
The motion kicked off with every man attempting to make an excellent first impression so that they’ll earn the appropriate for personal time later with the gals. Anybody who rubs his fingers collectively in a devilish method or humps the ground in some awkward try to look fly is, fairly actually, crimson flagged.
Amongst those that handed the preliminary scent check Monday have been Bryce, an “aspiring influencer” from Los Angeles who pretended to play soccer earlier than saying “I would be crazy to fumble you girls” and Vince, a trial lawyer who mentioned, “I’m going to do my best to court you.” There’s additionally a pair of equivalent twins, however they didn’t win alone time as a result of twins approaching a actuality present is “the kind of thing Fboys do,” declared Okeowo.
The mingling performed out simply how you’d anticipate: Jared, a model-entrepreneur, made immediate enemies of Marco the auditor/comic as a result of he stole away Katie when the latter was attempting to make his transfer. Each Jared and CJ, a basketball participant from Dallas, ended up making out with Daniella, as did Vince with Katie.
In the meantime, Pierce the L.A. yoga teacher determined to play it cool whereas not approaching any of the ladies, as did Shaun, an L.A. private coach, who simply appeared bored.
The entertaining a part of the premiere didn’t actually begin till elimination time, when the ladies have to determine who ship residence with out getting rid of the particular good guys — people who not solely are on the lookout for love however who could be prepared to separate the prize cash.
This proves to be the largest problem for the ladies, who’re clearly blinded by beauty and clean strikes. By the top of the two-episode premiere, three good guys have been despatched residence — Bryce; Dio, a Chippendales dancer from Las Vegas, and Tanner, a handbook (?) therapist from Anaheim (who completely began to cry). The precise Fboys who the ladies managed to eradicate have been Shaun; Ian, a branding dude from Nashville; and Kris, who’s in gross sales from San Diego.
“Why do women say they want somebody who is emotional and in tune with their emotions,” mentioned a heartsick Tanner, in his ultimate interview. “Do I let my emotions out or do I not? I don’t know anymore.”
Ouch. With that, the remaining 18 males went again to the bro chateau to await their subsequent date.
FBoy Island airs Mondays on The CW.