If an upcoming tropical storm and possible hurricane aren't providing enough drama for you, we've got the fix you need. Love Island, a hit British reality show, made its stateside debut Tuesday on CBS.
For those that love The Bachelor franchise or have watched every season of Big Brother, this reality dating show is definitely qualified to be your next binge. In the premiere episode, viewers meet the first 10 single "Islanders" who begin to couple up (keep in mind: they are filming in Fiji and staying in a beautiful villa.) According to CBS, every few days, the contestants must couple-up and "those who fail to find a partner risk being dumped from the show."
New contestants are constantly arriving, which causes shifts in the pairings and impacts friendships. They play games, go on romantic island dates, and have plenty of steamy on-screen moments. While it's important for the Islanders to choose their partners wisely, it is up to the viewers (that's us!) to change the course of the show. CBS says that the fans have the opportunity to shape events on-screen and "ultimately pick one couple as the lucky winner of love and a cash prize."
Interested? If so, we have good news. The reality dating show airs each weeknight (yes, you read that correctly) until August 7. That means that this weekend you'll have 4 full episodes to distract you from the elements outside, including the 90-minute series premiere. Once you've made it through those, we suggest heading to Hulu to watch the UK version which includes 4 past seasons and one currently on the air.
Grab the hurricane snacks, a bottle of wine, and a few friends to binge with. You can find Love Island on CBS and Hulu. Happy watching and stay dry!