Radio review: Taking a closer look at silly-season fluff
On Newstalk’s Moncrieff, John Dempsey attempted to delve beneath the glossily vacuous surface of Love Island
Despite the scandals that threatened the future of Love Island in 2020, we may actually need its absurdist escapism more than ever. Stuck at home, without the prospect of foreign holidays or even a meal in a restaurant for the foreseeable future, Love Island's Balearic backdrop and brash contestants offer something we’ve been starved of since the pandemic began: a chance to experience a proper change of scenery and random social interaction, albeit vicariously.
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