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MTV'S CATFISH: SEASON 1

My favorite episodes:

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The only episode of the season where gender not matching up with the fake profile wasn't a problem for the catfishee. Watch as Nev butchers talking about trans people, even when the catfishee gets it right every time. There's hugging. There's kissing. It's heartwarming amongst a ton of episodes driven by shock and heartbreak. 

Nested within this story is a fascinating saga of how James became a bus driver. After James gets caught in his own lies, Rico, the catfishee has trouble believing anything James says about his life. James comes to the second meet up with tons of legal documentation to back up his story. The bus driver story is related to his criminal record, his quest to clear his name, and his drive to beat the system. Go watch to hear it all. 

What I love about this episode is that Nev failed completely. Usually, even if he doesn't know who a catfish is, he can at least figure out that they are not who they say they are. In this case, after deploying their usual investigative trump cards (reverse image search and googing phone numbers) they came up empty and told joe that Miss Teen USA was probably real and totally in love with him. You can guess how that turned out.