Love Never Lies

  • 27 Nov - 03 Dec, 2021
  • Mag The Weekly

Before Love Never Lies, a new Spanish reality relationship competition on Netflix, we never knew about EyeDetect, a technology that scans people’s eyes while they’re asked questions, looking to see if they’re lying or not. Apparently, it’s a real thing, considered more accurate than a polygraph. So it seemed inevitable that it would be used to ask people if they cheated on their SOs during a reality show. Love Never Lies takes six couples, all of whom have had trust issues in their pasts, and puts them at a beautiful villa. The crux of the series explained, is truth and lies. The contestants start with a •40,000 bond. During each round, each contestant will be asked a probing question about his or her relationship, and are subject to a new kind of lie detector test called EyeDetect; it’s supposed to be 90% accurate. If they tell the truth, no matter how painful it is to their partner, •1,000 is added to the bond. If they lie, the pot is reduced by •1,000. The winning couple can potentially take home •100,000, depending on the level of truth-telling during the competition. The first episode is full of intros, where we hear from the couples and the reasons why they’re there in the first place. It is also hinted in the first episode that there is more in store for these shaky couples; there’s going to be a lot of temptation around, especially in the form of external visitors.