Watch Love Island
- 3 Seasons
In this competition series, a group of beautiful young single people come together on a paradisaical island looking for love and drama. As the contestants are slowly eliminated, the competition will reward the final couple left standing. Originally a British series, an American version debuted on CBS All Access. The series combines the reality TV formulas of both the on-camera-living formula and the dating competition formula. In the first formula, a group of young people are thrown together and asked to live together in front of cameras. The cast is encouraged to behave outrageously and create dramatic conflicts between themselves. Examples of this formula include The Real World, Big Brother and Jersey Shore. In the dating competition formula, contestants are encouraged to create romantic relationships between themselves (or at least pretend to do so). Eventually, a winning couple is crowned. Love Island, like most such reality shows, has created controversy through the outrageous and often inappropriate behaviors of its cast members. Of course, this kind of controversy is a good marketing tool for the series and is encouraged by the format. Love Island, however, has also been the subject of controversy because of a spate of suicides among its cast members. Several different international versions of the series have been released in different countries around the world. This also follows the formula of other successful reality series such as Big Brother. Fifteen different version of Love Island have been produced so far, as well as some other spin off series.