MTV's Eye Candy: Did You Connect With the Victoria Justice Thriller?

Eye Candy Series Premiere

With lines like “The Internet — God’s gift to psychopaths,” MTV’s Eye Candy is definitely a don’t-watch-with-the-lights-off kind of show.

The network’s new thriller, which premiered Monday, transforms “it” girl Victoria Justice into I.T. girl Lindy Sampson, a 20-something parolee who moonlights as a(n unlicensed) private detective for missing persons. Think of her as a next-generation Veronica Mars, sans the golden locks and extra-long camera lens.

But Lindy’s adventures in cyber space take a seriously twisted turn when she discovers that one of the three guys she met through a dating app is also stalking her with an apparent intent to kill. Could it be the hot Australian? The hot car dealer? The hot pediatrician? (Are you sensing a pattern yet?)

Bachelor No. 3 ends up getting a free pass — it’s kind of hard to stalk someone when you turn up dead in a public playground — but the others remain highly suspect, and before the premiere is over, the faceless stalker pays a fatal visit to Lindy’s kind-of-boyfriend Ben.

Eye Candy Ben DeadThat’s right, Lindy’s primary love interest gets murked in the show’s first hour, a not-so-subtle indicator that no one — aside from, I assume, Justice’s sort-of-titular character — is safe.

But the question remains, as it probably will until the end of Season 1: Who is the mysterious stalker? If it’s someone we’ve met, my money’s on Casey Deidrick’s Tommy. (If there’s one thing I’ve learned from Scream, it’s the direct correlation between hotness and murderous tendencies.)

Grade the Eye Candy premiere below, then drop a comment: Who do you think the killer is, and will you keep tuning in to find out?


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40 Comments
  1. Nate says:

    It’s good for what it’s suppose to be. Giving it time

  2. alistaircrane says:

    I thought it was gutsy to kill off Ben in the first episode. He was being set up as a main character. My fave is Connor–he’d better not be the killer! I’d say this is a solid C+ episode.

    • James says:

      I kinda saw it coming because when I learned Daniel Lissing was in the pilot playing Ben, I was thinking how in what way the show is gonna keep him (even as recurring) when he is pretty much still a regular in When Calls the Heart on Hallmark Channel.

  3. Riana says:

    Victoria was very smart to signup for this show. It’s really good for establishing herself as an actress.

  4. Joe says:

    I think the killer/stalker is Connor. He doesn’t really like Lindy and he did choose all of the guys she met at the bar.

    • Rook says:

      I was thinking it him because he either has a serious case of resting B face or is pyscho. But your reasoning makes more sense. However it is established that they already know each other, why would he start stalker her now?

    • Andrew says:

      its a good theory I mean yeah he did set up all of Lindy’s dates but where did he get his hacking skills from I mean he didn’t seem that smart to me but I admit that is weak he could be a very good liar. But I just can’t picture him taking down a cop and restraining him. My money’s on Tommy Ben’s cop friend he would have the skills to take down a cop, works for the cyber crime unit which would explain his skills with a computer, he did show up at the roof conveniently just after Lindy found Ben if there’s one thing Ive learned from watching crime thrillers there’s no such thing as a coincidence.

    • candykorn says:

      the killer is her roommate. if they go by the book.

  5. Greg says:

    Maybe I am in a bad mood but I thought it was really terrible. The acting and the writing was really lacking. If I have to give the show any praise, it would be some of the music choices and cinematography. Beyond that, no.

    It just seems like something you would see in a quick 2-hour Lifetime movie where you can pass the time but definitely not worth me devoting an hour a week for an entire season.

    • James says:

      I think you’re right. It is your bad mood lol. And I don’t say in this disrespect. I think you’re putting too much into it. This is one of those shows that requires a little suspension of belief here.

    • Gina says:

      I agree. It’s terrible. This was one of the worst dramas I’ve seen in a while. The premise was hackneyed and poorly carried out. How did no one read the script and not see how bad this show is?

      MTV has the terrific Awkward and Teen Wolf. Not it’s putting on this mess. Sigh.

      • Melina says:

        I actually think that eye candy is better than Teen Wolf because it’s more realistic because it’s something that could actually happen

    • Drey Black says:

      Tbh I thought the pilot was very average lol however the second episode really improved in my opinion. I’d say give the show 2-3 more episodes before giving up. Based on the previews for what’s ahead the show seems like one of those starts off bad and ends very good.

  6. lizz says:

    I absolutely love it !

  7. Linda says:

    I loved it. Didn’t think she’d fit the role but I thought she was great. I can’t wait for the next episode.

  8. DavidSask says:

    This is more suited for movie than series, but I guess some would say same for Finding Carter. The guy who plays her boyfriend is so bad and horribly written, I was like shut the f up with your awful monologues!

    • johnhelvete says:

      I would agree that the casting of the two actors playing detectives was extremely poor because neither guy is believable as a detective, with the BF character being a poor actor as well. The series is going to be more of a procedural, with what I would guess is going to be a season long arc with the stalker/killer from the first episode. MTV wants the show to be their CSI or Law and Order, so I cant agree that it would be more suited for a movie.

  9. puck says:

    I love Sophia’s character, she’s smart, gorgeous and more believable than any of the other characters.

    • James says:

      Eh I thought she was as believable as any other character that seems to fit this show. I mean her and lindy are on par with each other. Which is I guess what they were going for.

  10. Jess says:

    haven’t watched it yet since it doesn’t start until next Monday for us Canadians. I can’t wait to see it

  11. Steven says:

    It was just ok. It it revolved around the seriel killer it got interesting. otherwise I was pretty bored. Kind of reminded me of Profiler from the 90s, but for a teenage crowd. The preview for whats to come look interesting so I’ll stick around for now.

  12. Viv says:

    I would like to think that Tommy as the stalker/killer is to obvious. There has to be a connection with the disappearance of the sister.
    MTV developes a habit of suprising me with it´s shows. I mean, they all have there flaws in storytelling or whatever, but they keep it interesting. I´m intrigued and I certainly will keep watching.

  13. Riana says:

    I was actually suspecting her sidekick as the killer. It would depend on how much time passed from when he left and when she got the message.

  14. Gaia says:

    It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t awesome either.
    Sometimes I found it hard to understand what they were saying because the music in the background was too high.
    I’ll give it a chance, hopefully it’ll be more intriguing.

  15. candykorn says:

    it’s not any guys she is dating. it’s her roommate.

  16. Celesta says:

    I bet Sophia and Connor are in on it together. Also couldn’t help but feel the role of Lindy would’ve been better played by someone else…

  17. GGB says:

    I think it’s George. He obviously has the skills, he knows Lindy’s skill set/schedule well enough to make it so she can’t find out it’s him, he’s the “Robin to her Batman”, so she’d never suspect it would be him, and he wouldn’t be the typical “hot guy” anyone would date, hence his obsession with perfection. Plus, he left the office right before Ben died and was only seen at the very end of the fake date thing, giving him the opportunity to kill that guy who took her phone. Plus, he seems so sweet that no one would ever think he’d be the kind of guy who would kill someone.

  18. Chris says:

    I say the killer is Victoria Justice character’s (Lindy’s) ROOMATE/BESTFRIEND She doing it out of love, if she can’t have Lindy no one else can… think about it ?… its her.

  19. Kaitlyn says:

    I thought it was amazing except where detective Ben was in love with Lindy and Ben was the one that got killed and he didn’t even deserve to die.

  20. Victoria Justice is not the person for this role, only because her acting skills are very poor.

  21. Drey Black says:

    We’re never gonna get another Veronica Mars let’s face it. Those heels are to big to fill lmao. However Eye Candy was a nice watch (on the second episode)

    K3U the pilot was an ok very average show pilot. Better then others on MTV however. If I were you guys Id watch the second and third episodes to form an opinion not the first.

    BRB was much better. Much more entertaining and dark.

    All in all its a fine serious to add to the Veronica Mars Pretty Little Liars book. Victoria Justice is not so bad in the show as I hoped.

  22. Renne says:

    I think it the stalker but i also dont because it seems to obvious and too soon to tell.

  23. Savana says:

    Okay, I admit to watching way to much TV, and I literally probably have over 100 shows that I watch, but this show is the only show I have watched over and over and over again and it has only 4 episodes!! All I’m saying is they better keep this show on the air!!

  24. Bri says:

    I think the killer is her roomate/bestfriend

  25. Cassie says:

    Please let there be a second season!!!