Temptation Island makes its revamped debut on USA Community tonight, and it is not fairly the identical Temptation Island it’s possible you’ll bear in mind from 2001. That a lot is evident simply from watching the opening of the premiere, which could not go in a extra totally different path from the unique premiere. The place the 2019 model begins with stunning pictures of a seashore and loving embracing one another on the seashore, adopted by host Mark L. Walberg describing this as a “journey” these are about to embark on, the 2001 Fox model hits an entire lot tougher. “I really feel like I bought my soul to do one thing incredible, which is come to this place,” says a distraught man. “And now the enjoyable is over, and I am paying for it.” That footage is intercut with textual content, explaining the definitions of “tempt,” “tempting,” and “temptation.” It is like the start of a catastrophe film, displaying you what is about to occur earlier than it tells you the way, and it is clear we’re all right here to look at some cheat on one another and have a superb time. The music is terrifying, the footage is scandalous, and this present additionally desires to name itself a “journey,” however it’s in angry-looking crimson textual content that claims “The journey begins now.” It is not a journey that seems enjoyable to go on!
The sequence takes 4 straight (initially eight ) and splits them up, sending the blokes to stay in a home filled with single girls and the ladies to stay in a home filled with single guys. They’ve to combine, mingle, and date the singles whereas attempting to withstand “temptation” (no matter meaning for them) alongside the best way. Many had already had issues with dishonest, and needed to check to see if issues actually had modified. The unique present was all in regards to the scandal and the drama and the inevitability that these who opted to hitch this present to “check their devotion to one another” have been undoubtedly not going to move that check.
Walberg, who returns for the 2019 model, appeared fairly optimistic in regards to the check, however he was the one a part of the present that appeared optimistic. This time, all the pieces from the lighting to the music is vibrant and sunny, like the check is now designed for the to succeed, at the same time as they’re nonetheless surrounded by attractive singles particularly solid to tempt them into dishonest. The unique present had the singles merely introduce themselves by giving their identify and saying the place they’re from and this time round, every single additionally will get a line to say. Most of them go along with one thing alongside the strains of, “I am about to steal your associate, take care of it.” And like within the authentic present, the women and men nonetheless get to decide on singles their companions are forbidden from courting, and the dates are nonetheless considerably ridiculous, and it is nonetheless somewhat exhausting to determine what we’re rooting for with this present. Will we need to watch individuals cheat on their important others? And if not…can we need to watch individuals simply go on platonic dates with individuals they don’t seem to be really courting? That is the journey we get to go on as we watch and determine for ourselves if we’re rooting for every of those or in the event that they’re higher aside. A minimum of this time we get to do it with out feeling fairly as unhealthy as we did the primary time round.
Temptation Island airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on USA Community. E! and USA are each a part of the NBC Common household.