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Sex Decoy: Love Stings = YES!

The best kept secret in reality TV

The best kept secret in reality TV

I’ve got to give the assist to my roommate Chris Johnson for this one. After all, he was the one who was flipping through the cable guide and decided to press record when he saw a show called Sex Decoy: Love Stings on the Fox Reality Channel, thus changing both our lives drastically forever.

If you haven’t seen this show yet (and I’m sure you haven’t), fear not. It’s bound to show up on The Soup any minute now. Fortunately, you don’t need Joel McHale to make this show funny. The cast, the concept and the dialogue are all unintentional comedic gold.

In brief, here’s a synopsis of the show’s premise: Sandra Hope runs a private investigation company called Mate Check that suspicious lovers hire to spy on their devious mate. Unlike Cheaters that, for better or worse, is really just a surveillance show, Sex Decoy manufactures a scenario in which the suspected cheater will have to choose whether or not to be unfaithful. In other words, Sandra Hope sends in a “decoy” to bait the mate into being a sleaze-ball.

Sandra

Sandra

In terms of guilty viewing pleasures, the scheme really doesn’t get any better – especially when you meet the cast of characters.

You already know Sandra, who founded Mate Check in 1994 after suspecting her second husband of cheating. Physically, she’s got more plastic in her than a mannequin. She talks like how I’d imagine a rug would talk. And she has been blessed with three entertaining daughters.

Tom

Tom

Then there’s Tom, her effeminate husband who sets up the hidden cameras on the stings. I’ve seen five episodes so far, and it’s pretty clear the family doesn’t respect Tom or his work. It’s OK, though, because the viewer learns to love Tom for his Affliction-inspired wardrobe and laconic wit.

The three daughters are named Kashmir, Jasmine and Xanadu. If Sandra sees fit, she will send one of her daughters into the sting as bait. Kashmir, the eldest, is an overweight stripper that lacks self-awareness. Jasmine (the middle child) is the self-proclaimed “wild child.” And, Xanadu is the youngest at 19 and still has an endearing innocence about her.

Kashmir (left), Jasmine (center), and Xanadu (right)

Kashmir (left), Jasmine (center), and Xanadu (right)

I can’t tell you anymore without spoiling some of the fun. You can watch the shows on Hulu here or tune in at 10 p.m. ET on Saturdays to enjoy this gem. I promise, you will not regret it.

Check out the promotional video below:

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