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The Triangle...giving cheating men what they deserve?

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Some of you may already be familiar with the entertaining, yet controversial Net Movie Program "The Triangle" by the Japanese comedy duo London Boots on their show London Hearts. The show has been gaining a huge number of views and attention, good as well as bad. 

For those who have not yet encountered the segment, it is a mixture between the US reality TV show Cheaters and a Japanese Variety Show. Women who are, with or without reason, suspicious of their partners, put them through a test to catch them in the act of cheating. By hiring a trap girl whose job it is to seduce said men away from their girlfriends, they humiliate the boyfriends in front of thousands or even millions of viewers online (Views vary from just 100.000 viewers to almost 3million). The name 'The Triangle' explains the goal of the show, to create a love triangle.

A woman is watching her boyfriend of 4 years on screen, he is trying to coax the trap girl to sleep at his home. While the woman has tears in her eyes, the comedians around her make jokes about silly little things.

Scenes like this are cause for controversial opinions online, ranging from pure excitement to disgust at the public humiliation. 

Not only the Triangle segment is cause for some discussion, some netizens complain that their other shows (mostly focused on the hidden camera and humiliation aspect) are too open and focused on sexual themes.
Make up your own mind about it and watch the latest Triangle saga below with English subs.


→  First video of the latest series. Embedding disabled. 


Source: London Hearts Youtube Channel

Personally, I like this show :D Have not seen a post about this show before and since it is subbed...I thought why not :) 

annhh 28th-Nov-2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
well it is bad to joke about stuff like these. I'd be concerned over privacy but humiliation serves them right if that's what it's bound to be.

but it was fun to watch it. I'll judge later.

Edited at 2012-11-28 11:42 pm (UTC)
win03die 29th-Nov-2012 12:01 am (UTC)
"has been gaining..."
um.. they've been doing the show (and this segment as well as others like it, like magic mail and black mail) for the last 15 years...

Triangle, Magic Mail etc have been parts of the original tv show and since this year began, there've been some that have been made into net movies as extras and not shown on TV at all. Not all of them are Triangles.
The regular London Hearts -tv program is on every Tuesday. And consists of much much more than hidden cameras.

(The dvds from 10 years ago are btw awesome. got them in bulk from an Osaka flea market. Upped some of them to d-a during the last two years and a few are still active.)
isinuyasha 29th-Nov-2012 12:35 am (UTC)
I know but I'm talking about the internet shows specifically, as they're being subbed for foreign fans and reach a wider audience than just the TV show (by being available online) :)
Edit: Oh and that's just my opinion maybe, but I have the feeling that the online content is a bit different from the television stuff they do...dunno why :)

Edited at 2012-11-29 12:39 am (UTC)
crsg 29th-Nov-2012 12:18 am (UTC)
Never watched it, never will. To be honest I dislike most TV game shows, but especially those that focus on sex or romantic relationships - at best I find them vapid, at worst just plain distasteful. I'm pretty sure this one is no exception.
hadashi_no_eden 29th-Nov-2012 12:40 am (UTC)
I think there was a Korean show like this sort of, but without the comedy? I can't remember what it is called. This reminds me of the cheating decoys on Maury though.
burger 29th-Nov-2012 12:59 am (UTC)
Maury was the first thing I thought of, haha.
ohprecioustime 29th-Nov-2012 01:48 am (UTC)
the show seems fake, like our versions here but misono <3333
crazgal5 29th-Nov-2012 02:29 am (UTC)
Have just watched some of them and have to say, I like it and will be watching more ^___^

Although yeah, some jokes were kinda inappropriate.
hisjulliet 29th-Nov-2012 03:29 am (UTC)
this type of context shouldn't be used as a joke imo
tokyocinema I wouldn't be so quick to shoot this one down. Don't knock it until you watch it.29th-Nov-2012 03:42 am (UTC)
I watched this, thinking that I would actually hate it. You know, relationship issues should be handled privately.

But it was different than what I expected: these comedians and Misono made jokes, but only to cheer the girlfriend up and nothing insensitive. In fact, Misono even started to cried just recalling all the cheater crap the guy did. it was fun to watch the guy squirm and just be so uncomfortable. He deserved all of it and in the end, everything turned out fine, so it leaves you with a lovely feeling.

I have no idea if they uploaded more like this, but I liked this--and I'm a hard person to please.
boncoup Re: I wouldn't be so quick to shoot this one down. Don't knock it until you watch it.29th-Nov-2012 07:50 pm (UTC)
IAWTC.
shigeptan 29th-Nov-2012 06:40 am (UTC)
well in a way she was doing this for him (if you saw the videos, she explains why she decided to take part in this). Her boyfriend is a comedian, and she had hoped that this show (as its watched by many, especially the net movie) will help his fame grow more.

Just a note: unlike America and maybe other countries, they only do this type of stuff to famous people and usually only to comedians.

On a different note, did anyone else think she looked a bit like kashiwagi yuki from AKB?
stole_away 29th-Nov-2012 11:32 am (UTC)
actually, they have like non celebs (normal ppl) doing this like years ago. 2002? or 2003? I can't remember haha but recently they switched over to newbie comedians or comedians who aren't tht popular

& the yukirin thing, that's what i thought when i watched it when it was released i was like 'WHY WOULD U CHEAT ON UR GF WHEN SHE LOOKS LIKE YUKIRIN"
ashmauve 29th-Nov-2012 05:01 am (UTC)

feel sad for the girl getting cheated, but it wouldnt be fun if every ep the comedians/hosts are consoling the victim.

its quite funny. but damn embarrassing for the guy omg i wanna hide my face watching the guy's reaction.
stole_away 29th-Nov-2012 11:33 am (UTC)
they don't do this everytime, it's only once a year? sometimes once in a few yrs :)
daramji 29th-Nov-2012 05:20 am (UTC)
What the fuck. She took him back?

ange113unny 29th-Nov-2012 05:44 am (UTC)
My EXACT reaction. Holy shit I was so pissed. The whole time I wanted that girl to be like, "GO FUCK YOURSELF," but noooooooooo she took him back just because he wrote a letter and got her a little gift. And it wasn't like it was his first time cheating either.
blue_rin 29th-Nov-2012 12:36 pm (UTC)
I was enjoying it so much right up until that.
captxfizz 29th-Nov-2012 02:59 pm (UTC)
Some women out there...fuck. Respect yourself a little PLEASE!
shigeptan 29th-Nov-2012 08:02 am (UTC)
The comedy duo is not London Hearts but rather 'London Boots 1-go 2-go' or just London Boots or LonBoo. for short London Hearts is the name of their variety show. And one reason why they're doing it on the internet is beceuse the content is too rique/explicit for tv, or at least that's how they explained it.

The show London Hearts is all kinds of awesome ^^b
isinuyasha 29th-Nov-2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
Ah sorry, got it mixed up, thanks for the correction :)
december_clouds 29th-Nov-2012 08:09 am (UTC)
This was more interesting than I thought it would be. Thanks for sharing.
isinuyasha 29th-Nov-2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
you're welcome :)
itsmysunshine 29th-Nov-2012 08:47 am (UTC)
Such memories, I remember my country had this kind of show too. And the host formation was the same: 3 guys and 1 woman. Hmm.

Personally, I think this kind of show is kinda fake. And I don't like the fact that you have to bring your relationship problem to national TV.
asth77 29th-Nov-2012 09:00 am (UTC)
lol ppl love to humiliate others, don't they?
fukkthedumbshyt Nothing can top Cheaters for me.29th-Nov-2012 09:02 am (UTC)
But I'll try this. I give 0 f*cks for cheaters. You weren't thinking about how you significant other would feel so why should we care if you're embarrassed about being exposed.

Also I was just about to go to bed but now I'm going to watch this and Cheaters clips on Youtube._.
stole_away 29th-Nov-2012 11:30 am (UTC)
I love this show & this is one of my fav projs that they do HAHA.

anyway, the people that appeared in this used to be normal people (non celebrities) mostly girlfriends who want to check if their boyfriends will cheat on them, I remember once, after the triangle thingy in the restaurant, the trick girl actually asked the guy if he wanted to begin a 'secret r/s' with her but the guy said no cos he cheated on his girlfriend before and he said his girlfriend suffered back then and he didn't want to do this to his girlfriend again.

I though that was really sweet (since the girlfriend actually thought that the guy will say yes cos he actually cheated on her before but this happened & she was so happy) and most of the people who appeared on this actually agreed to be filmed and stuffs, so nothing wrong I guess, except to expose the guy and maybe punish him a little.

Nowadays they get newbies comedians to go on it, well mostly to boost their fame cos this show ratings actually is quite good (I love it to bits and pieces tho) and the girlfriends agreed to be on the show to boost their boyfriends'popularity (well if their boyfriends reject the trick girl after the triangle thingy at the end) but most will say yes so yup ;/ but at least they get screentime and bad publicity is better than none publicity at all so yea ;/
captxfizz 29th-Nov-2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing this. Generally I hate these type of shows because it makes me rage but really, why would you go on this show thinking it'll solve anything in the first place? GRAGH
isinuyasha 29th-Nov-2012 04:17 pm (UTC)
You're welcome :D
Me too, usually, but I was just too curious to see how Japanese shows deal with this topic, it's...different, haha :D
bridgetothesky 29th-Nov-2012 06:28 pm (UTC)
the triangle is one of ronha's best corners that pretty much makes their variety a 'renai' variety thats different from all the other varietys out there. although i can understand n know that some ppl think its not tv appropriate, from what i know most japanese love this show..

its principle concept is not right obviously n they usually OA as much as the borderline of tv rules will allow- which is why this corner was banned for years and only came back in the lat few years. Itsa funny corner which i used to like a lot kuz its not relly as serious as the article makes it. PLUS honestly, these days the only reason why the corner exist is to help promote newbie unpopular geinin comedians. Usually its the gf that accepts/comes to the show n asks them to do it to her bf in hopes that he'll be a decent guy n in the end his popular will grow from this show..

it really is a win/win for the viewers n show/ the guy being tricked. Kuz after it airs, the comedian always gets recognition n popular.. EVEN if in the end he decides to two time his gf. Thats the part i haaate about the show. Even if the guy ends up a total douchebag (which 99.9% they are) they still get super popular and end up being in golden slot variety shows. Whats worse is that the gf ALWAYS forgives the bf in the end. Ive seen soooo many Triangle episodes, and NEVER have i seen the gf break up with the guy. and everytime im always again amazed at japan's tolerance of cheating
urubaby21 29th-Nov-2012 07:00 pm (UTC)
So the point of this show is to see if the guy will cheat?
nitzi 29th-Nov-2012 08:51 pm (UTC)
Just watched it (at least 2/3 of it) and must say I like it. A lot less screaming, crying and cursing then in "Cheaters" and I love how they make the cheating bf anxious slowly. He deserves it >.
palamecian 2nd-Dec-2012 01:05 pm (UTC)
Unless they give the option to flame-boil your cheatin' boyfriend or girlfriend, this will just be another Cheaters.
raintree123 4th-Dec-2012 01:47 am (UTC)
They don't make the guy cheat just baited him. And he fell for it when he thought no was one watching. I'm just surprised that the girl took him back. I would have castrated his ass lol
kazuninomi 4th-Dec-2012 06:06 pm (UTC)
a bit late to comment^^'

watched it it was so fun**

this is no.4 anyone know the old ones(1-3)

thanks
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