EntertainmentBattle of the Sexes: Recap of The Trust Series Premiere

Battle of the Sexes: Recap of The Trust Series Premiere

In the midst of winter, Netflix’s The Trust brings sunny, ‍hopeful colors and picturesque​ blue waters⁤ to ‍life. The ⁢contestants take center stage and are ​promised a‍ $250,000⁣ cash prize from the start. The question is: will they band together and share⁣ the money,⁣ or​ will they turn against each other to claim it all?

As time progresses, the game becomes ⁤more about worthiness and less about greed. ⁢If everyone can win, who should ‍win?

Enter the‌ jarring music and sounds a la White ‌Lotus.

The Trust introduces us to a cast with‍ scripts seemingly optimized by an AI that’s studied our current American lexicon:

  • Brian: A rancher in⁤ a Stetson hat who ‌thinks money is poison yet feels as if he‌ deserves to be⁢ on this show.
  • Juelz: The ‌cop who introduces himself as a stripper because of the negative connotations of his occupation.
  • Jake: An ex-military with tattoos of an‌ attack helicopter⁣ and a tattered American flag on his chiseled arm.
  • Julie:  An⁣ Austin ⁤girlie with a scarcity mind-set after being raised in a trailer home by an unstable parental unit.
  • Tolú: Gutsy and honest, she is⁣ here for her family and believes that all trust has to be earned.
  • Winnie: A quiet yet astute observer who rocks the Texas tuxedo better than Brian with her candy-red ‌heels.
  • Jay (or Mama Jay): A retired 70-year-old woman here for the⁢ vibes, the birds, ‍and ⁣the whales.
  • Bryce: A third-generation realtor who insists that he will never vote anyone out of the Trust.
  • Simone: An unemployed divorcée whom the male contestants call‍ an⁢ angel purely for getting along with them.
  • Lindsey: An ex-Mormon who already has a morning ritual of talking to herself in the ⁤backyard.
  • Gaspare: A teacher from New Jersey with a self-deprecating sense of humor and a heart ⁣of gold.

We meet‍ them all at Cliff’s Edge, where host Brooke Baldwin (of ‍ CNN ​Newsroom fame) shares that they are all winners but that it’s up to them to decide whether they⁤ want ⁢to make it to⁣ the end together. There will be voting ceremonies for contestants to decide whether they want‍ to cut a person out of the Trust. It can ‍take ‌just one person to name a name for that contestant to be ​out of the Trust. The contestants seem innocent and confused, except our sharp ⁤Winnie, who suggests⁣ that she is prepared to eliminate people.

And ⁤so the ⁤game begins. Brooke asks if any of them‍ would like​ to‍ vote ​anyone out at this ⁣time, but no one steps forward.

After what is one of the slowest starts in ‌recent paradisiacal-game-show history,

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