Brooklyn Kinda Love, a new series on the Playboy channel, comes from the same masterminds that created Taxi Cab Confessions and is both for and about couples—offering a glimpse at real couple's relationships, sex and all.
The show follows four very diverse Brooklyn couples and documents their relationship ups and downs. Shot Real World-style (complete with nudity!), each pair laments their frustrations, talks about how they met, bitches about everything from pubic hair to Facebook flirtations and, yes, even have sex on camera. We watched the first two episodes and saw each cast member naked and screwing. Score? While we were resistant at first, Brooklyn Kinda Love grew on us. In fact, we feel like we've met each and every one of the cast members at some point in our lives, which gives the series a voyeuristic kind of feeling. Unlike other reality shows where the cast is perfectly toned, tanned and polished, these people all have familiar flaws, which makes it kind of comforting. In fact, viewers feel more like flies on the wall and less like audience members.
Here's a rundown of who you'll meet if you watch Brooklyn Kinda Love.
After suffering through a cliche opening rap song—the Playboy channel would really like Brooklyn's rather benign neighborhood Park Slope to seem "street"—we meet Braniff and Frances, a young couple who have just moved in together. Almost immediately we learn that Braniff isn't holding his own in the bedroom and Frances is frustrated with their lack of sex. She'd prefer four-times a day, he's content with twice a week. Their relationship seems stormy; she calls him constantly, is paranoid he's cheating on her and even smacks him when she finds out girls were at one of his buddy's BBQs. Logic would say she has trust issues, until we learn in (spoiler alert!) episode 2 that Francis is itching for a threesome. Braniff is as confused as we are but tries to navigate as best he can through the jungles of her many emotions and desires. Her eyes brighten when she tells the camera about her fantasies of watching him sleep with other women, and the camera pans to a salsa club where she tries (and fails) to get a pretty girl to come home with them. Next up? Escort websites. This is not going to end well. Poll: Have You Considered A Threesome?