Catfish is a genius show, you guys. It can be funny, but rarely at the expense of its characters. It’s funny because people are hilarious, yearning, loving, hopeful things reaching out to each other across continents, and sometimes it’s funny to see that laid so bare. Every villain is allowed to be complicated, every dupe is treated with dignity, and every story reminds us that we are human beings with faults. We are gullible, we are liars, we are falling in love with strangers, but we are all just trying so hard to be understood.
I would like Nev and Max to host every single TV show I watch, pulling characters aside to counsel them, giving tough love, befriending parents with their blindingly white smiles, and googling shit from the comfort of their interchangeable 3 star hotel rooms.
[A]nd the world
Whirls green on a string, then
The leaves go quiet, wink
From their own shade, secretly.
Keep still, just a moment, leaves.
There is something I am trying to remember.”