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Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Nov 12, 2012
    50
    The veracity of this series is, in the end, less important than what it says about a culture in which people blithely create online worlds on a collision course with the truth. Schadenfreude may be the lifeblood of reality television, but in "Catfish," it's fairly guilt free.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Nov 12, 2012
    50
    "Catfish" was a clever riff on a found-footage thriller, Catfish: The TV Show is a standard reality series mixing elements of the dating and rehab-therapy genres.
  3. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Nov 12, 2012
    40
    A document of cruel self-delusions, an index of unusual realities, virtually a postscript to the body of Western literature about romantic love, and an extraordinarily fine opportunity to exult in the suffering of your fellow human beings, Catfish is a TV show.
  4. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Nov 12, 2012
    40
    Schulman seems desperate to extract meaning from the situation, but this isn't "Undercover Boss": The only prize available for the deceived is the attention for which they may already have proven a little too hungry.
  5. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Nov 12, 2012
    40
    Catfish has value as a cautionary tale, and documentation of one way the Internet has affected lives. That makes it sociology, not entertainment.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 27
  2. Negative: 7 out of 27
  1. Jan 3, 2018
    4
    Thought it was relevant and cute until it started looking staged and they started infusing their politics. That's always a turn off--andThought it was relevant and cute until it started looking staged and they started infusing their politics. That's always a turn off--and makes guys who put a lot of effort into looking down to earth--start to look arrogant. Full Review »
  2. Jul 11, 2014
    1
    Feels more and more staged. They keep throwing in celebrities and added a model to psychoanalyse people? Started out promising but hasFeels more and more staged. They keep throwing in celebrities and added a model to psychoanalyse people? Started out promising but has declined into typical MTV trash. Full Review »
  3. Jan 5, 2014
    5
    It started off sounding interesting but after about three episodes I started to tire of it. After suffering Nevs whiney voice, it started toIt started off sounding interesting but after about three episodes I started to tire of it. After suffering Nevs whiney voice, it started to grate on me. Then the novelty of people being massively overweight in reality, who surprisingly agreed to meet. Its not a long term programme in my opinion. Full Review »