"Catfish" was a documentary-style film that explored the complexities of falsified online relationships, showing how easy it is for people on the internet pretend they're someone they're not. Naturally, MTV--and their undying committment to high-brow and intellecutally acclaimed content--has decided to make a corresponding reality show.
Yes, Catfish will follow internet couples who have never met. The twist, of course, is that one of the people involved is a total phony, probably operating several Facebook accounts and generally being a creep. What fun to have both sides of these misguided pairings exposed on television.
Catfish filmmaker and subject Yaniv Schulman developed the series with filmmaker Max Joseph. Schulman acknowledged that most of the stories the show documents do not have happy endings — because that's what happens when you create a false persona to date strangers on the internet.