1. It’s relatable

Despite the premise, the forced proximity and the absolutely bonkers situation that they’re in, you’ll relate to what the contestants are feeling and why they’re doing what they’re doing. It's kind of a highly-concentrated version of the current online dating scene. 

2. The talent are more multi-layered than you might think

It’s the whole “not just a pretty face” thing. Sure, they have some of the prettiest faces and bods you’ve ever seen (and the official Island dress code appears to be swimwear) but there’s more to them than that, as you’ll come to learn as the show goes on. 

3. It will make you feel something 

You’ll find yourself growing attached, rooting for certain couples, maybe even developing a crush. It’s clear that real love is bubbling beneath the surface in some cases, and that’s bound to give you the warm fuzzies, if you’re into that. 

4. There’s jeopardy too though

Some of the contestants are harder to read, and you’re never quite sure whether you can trust them… Are they actually in it for love, or just playing the game so they can take home the money? These players are full of surprises. 

5. It might inspire you

Even though you’re perfect just the way you are, staring at these impeccable specimens all day is the only fitspo you’ll ever need. 

6. It will help you escape the winter 

Everybody loves a tropical holiday. If you can’t do it for real, just use your imagination and you’ll be with us in tropical Fiji, with free entertainment included in the package.

7. It’s familiar, but different

We know, dating shows are taking the world by storm at the moment. And Heartbreak Island has everything you love about that, with some extra surprises thrown in. Things like “Passion Plays,” hardcore physical challenges and ruthless eliminations will keep you on your toes the whole way through. 

There’s never a dull moment on Heartbreak Island. Premieres Monday 11 June at 7pm on TVNZ 2.

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