Love Island – Why I Hate It

If you live in the UK, no doubt you are aware of the storm that is ‘Love Island’ that has taken over the ITV2 9pm slot every evening, and no doubt are you aware of just how awful it is; yet so gripping to watch. If you don’t know what Love Island is – well, count yourself lucky. It’s a dating show where single (and outrageously good looking people with abnormally fit bodies) live in a villa for 8 weeks to try and find love and the 2 winners win £50,000.

Every day something crazy happens, new people enter the ‘villa’, others get dumped, loyalty is completely crushed and there are many, and I mean many, games being played. I would so talk you through all the single ladies and gentlemen but that would take me too long and some of them just aren’t as relevant as others.

However, one person we just have to talk about is Megan. She was a newbie in the villa and quickly jumped from Eyal to Wes to Alex and back to Wes. No doubt she is good looking but point of me talking about Megan is to highlight the ‘Megan Effect’ she seems to have had on all the boys in the Villa, they all find her ‘fit’ and yet, many photo from 2012 have resurfaced online showing what Megan used to look like before blowing £25,000 on plastic surgery. It gives young girls the impression that you will only be considered beautiful if you look hot and boys find you attractive. Please don’t take this the wrong way though! There is nothing wrong with getting plastic surgery and I am not against the surgery itself, just how it has been promoted on Love Island because of Megan and how the boys treat her because of her looks.  You can do whatever you want and if you feel as though cosmetic surgery is what you truly want, it is your decision and your decision only. :))

Megan’s actions have caused constant unrest in the Villa and her indecisiveness has proved just how far boys are willing to graft for someone who’s as good looking as her yet with no personality. In Eyal’s words “you’re no Jim Carey” Meg, fix up. On the bright side, Megan does bring a lot of drama to the show and it’d probably be relatively boring without her pissing someone off, somewhere.See the source image

Now, the king of muggy has to go to the one and only, Adam. Adam was seen by all the ladies to be incredibly good looking and he had the potential to break up a couple and couple up with one of the girls. That he did. He swooped in and took Kendall from Niall then coupled up with Rosie before dumping Rosie for Zara. Zara left, he had a quick fling with Darylle (what a surprise)!

Adams repetitive, muggy behaviour shows just how girls will, 99% of the time, go for the WRONG guy. No matter how insecure he made Kendall feel about her insecurities – she STILL went back to him. Although he completely mugged of Rosie behind her back, she STILL went back to him. Even though after Zara left he tried it with new girl Darylle, watch this space, she is STILL going to go back to him. And yet we are left with Adam, the alpha male of the villa that went after what he impulsively wanted at that time before breaking a girl’s heart and moving on to the next. GIRLS YOU ARE STRONGER THAN THIS. Adam is the guy our friends and parents warn us about, he will make you feel special then go running after the next person he is even remotely interested in. Wrong.

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Laura is SO clingy – new boy Jack has literally been in the villa, coupled up with her for 4 days and she is acting like he is her possession . Calm down love, you’re not in a committed relationship yet (and probably won’t be with this psycho behaviour). Samira has been giving dirty looks all round and Georgia has been completely heartbroken by Josh but at least we know shes ‘loyal’ as she has continually made a point of mentioning.

Wes is a complete mug for choosing disloyal Megan over , Josh is the biggest snake for leaving Georgia like that, Sam is just a bit irrelevant atm and the only reason he’s still in the show is because Georgia coupled up with him. Alex, oh Alex, you just don’t belong on Love Island. Your presence is often overshadowed by the other guys attempts at helping you find love; it hasn’t worked thus far…

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Dani and Jack, you are the cutest and tbh I don’t have a bad word to say about either of you 🙂

What we forget about Love Island is the deeper issues, not the profanity but the messages it sends to society. Have you noticed how these people are all very fit, attractive guys and girls. It must do horrific things for people’s self confidence: imagine watching the guys lifting weights and working out while the girls strut around in their bikinis; doing wonders for the nation’s societal expectations! We are not all like that, nor do we want to be.

More so, all the ‘snaky’ moves of people bitching behind each others backs is a perfect representation of what modern day society has become. Loyalty is as rare to come by in that villa than Alex being able to properly flirt. Also, explain how one of the only islanders who had an immense amount of self-respect and handled herself with absolute dignity throughout her time on the show was dumped because her previous partner thought she wanted things to progress “too” slowly and he couldn’t be with someone who had that many insecurities.

We, as a nation, have been sucked into watching a world that is much unlike the one we live in, yet continuously dedicate our scarce time to witnessing this ‘entertainment’. Love Island gives young people body issues, and presents unrealistic expectations of what we should be like. Don’t get me wrong because although I sit here bitching about Love Island, I will still spend an hour a night for 8 weeks watching it because I rate the drama.

Idk what I aimed to do with this post I just had to let you all know what my thoughts on Love Island are, feel free to comment and follow :))

Lorinda xxx



Music For The Soul

My music taste is very varied, sometimes questionable, yet I created a playlist a while ago which is extremely calm and more so for me to just chill out and not stress haha. Music is for the soul and a way to engage the whole brain, improving memory, attention, physical co ordination and mental development, I’m hoping this music has the potential to improve your mood and decrease your frustration : )

I thought many of you might be on the hunt for some new music so take a look at some of my favourite picks, also comment some of your favourite songs & share this post/blog with people you think might enjoy reading this.

Egyptian Luvr – Rejjie Snow (feat. Amine & Dana Williams)

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Aura – SJ Lewis, J Warner

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GoodLovinn – J.Robb, Devin Tracy

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Talk About Forever – Mabel

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Take Time – Roy Woods (feat. 24Hrs)

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Good Love – 11:11

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Blue Lights – Jorja Smith

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Language – Paperboy Fabe, Brent Faiyaz

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ALSO; visit this post from ‘Owlcation’ which outlines the positive benefits of listening to music.

lots of love

Lorinda xxx