Although it isn’t as popular as it once was, MTV’s Catfish has contributed a lot to
contemporary culture. It’s easy to claim that Catfish has altered popular culture numerous
ways since it launched in 2012.
MTV’s Catfish has produced eight seasons, changed co-hosts, shown nearly 200 episodes,
and featured innumerable guest hosts, so it’s time to take a victory lap and look back at its
“Danny & Rosa” – 8.1/10
Not often do catfishes end up on the show more than once, but it’s not uncommon for a
catfish to become its prey. A man named Jose poses online as a woman named Rosa to
connect with a man named Danny. During this episode, Jose opens up about his issues with
being bullied by the woman whose images he exploited, as well as his struggles. Jose and
Danny parted on good terms at the end.
“Artis & Jess” – 8.0/10
There is a possibility that one of the most famous Catfish episodes has never been a
legitimate Catfish case at all! He claims to be in love with an online model named Jess. Of
course, ‘Jess’ isn’t who she claims to be, but that’s not surprising. Jess is a man named Justin,
who says he’s on a mission to uncover online cheaters. The incident culminates in a
confrontation between the two men. It may have been a hoax to trick MTV to get on
television, Artis and Justin subsequently said.
“Falesha & Jacqueline” – 7.9/10
Catfish manages to convey one of its most horrific narratives in yet another episode that
doesn’t feature a romance at all. ‘Jacqueline’ is a catfish who has stolen Falesha’s images for
years and spread drama and hostility on social media. Naturally, Nev and Max are desperate
to find this person.
Max and Nev can find the woman behind the profile in a similarly unusual way. Catfish
displays no regret at all and cannot understand why she has been harming Falesha for so long.
“Dylan & Savenia” – 7.6/10
Even though Catfish aims to assist dreamers in finding the true love they believe they’ve
discovered, true love stories are few and far between. They’ve both written in for aid at
separate points, but Dylan plays the role of a hopeful as he asks Nev and Max for help
finding the woman he’s been chatting with on Facebook. Savenia had slightly adjusted her
profile photo, but viewers were happy to learn that she was still precisely who Dylan assumed
her to be, despite the slight alteration. Even though their relationship ended off-screen, Dylan
and Savenia make for a sweet episode.
“Open Investigation” – 7.6/10
A catfish plot involving NBA player Chris Andersen, teenage model Paris Dunn and a
mysterious young woman named Shelley Chartier is explored in “Open Investigation.” It
takes Nev and Max to Shelly’s little townhouse in Canada to try and get to the bottom of
what’s going on there. Unfortunately, no one is very forthcoming or helpful.