Ex on the Beach. MTV There is a void in the television universe. Take the combustibile personal trainer Joe, who crashed the getaway on day two to find his ex-partner, Zahida, had already slept with stripper and naked butler, Sean. When Alex finds out his ex and fellow holidaymaker, Alice, is not keen on reconciliation due to his vast track record of unfaithfulness, he flips over a table and weeps uncontrollably. Alex is a self-described gentleman. Ex on the Beach fits that description.
A couple get frisky under the sheets. MTV Credit must be given to the director for its tasteful sex scenes. There is no gratuitous nudity, rather the outline of bodies gyrating under sheets.
These brief sequences are shot in gritty black-and-white and appear to have been filmed on surveillance cameras - a reference to The Wire? Like all good foreign movies, there is little in the way of plot in Ex on the Beach. However, the group seems to worship an Orwellian device called the Tablet of Terror that sets them challenges such as spending one-on-one time with an abusive ex.
Each character looks genuinely astonished when an ex appears on the beach. It's unclear whether it is scripted. It is refreshing for MTV to avoid drinking the kool aid that is "feminism".
Its role in broadcasting Ex on the Beach in New Zealand is surely to expose misogyny rather than promote it? Both will certainly occupy my time when the current season of Ex on the Beach comes to an end. Here are its three user reviews on IMDB: I was angered and saddened to watch this programme with my 17 year old grandson.
I am sad for the cast, but also sad for the young audiences who are drawn to the series, and encouraged to think that this is a normal, even healthy way of relating to other people. I have been forced to sit through this god-awful show because my teenage kids find it entertaining. I really do despair, I thought I'd raised them better than that.
It's enough to make me want to cancel my television licence, sell the telly and replace it with something useful, like a big toilet. John Logie Baird must be turning in his grave. Only positive aspect was the set, shame they absolutely done no favour with it. Ex on the Beach airs pretty much everyday on MTV.