Siesta Key (TV series)

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Siesta Key
Siesta Key Logo.jpg
GenreReality
Created by
  • Mark Ford
  • Warren Skeels
Starring
  • Alex Kompothecras
  • Juliette Porter
  • Brandon Gomes
  • Madisson Hausburg
  • Garrett Miller
  • Kelsey Owens
  • Chloe Trautman
Opening theme"Cut to the Feeling" by Carly Rae Jepsen
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes30 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Gary Kompothecras[1]
  • Mark Ford
  • Elizabeth Jones
  • Tara Long
  • Kevin Lopez
  • Mark Scheibal
  • Tom Danon
  • Warren Skeels
Producer(s)
  • Sam Wasserman
  • Phil LaCroix
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)Entertainment One Television
Release
Original networkMTV
Original releaseJuly 31, 2017 (2017-07-31) –
present (present)
External links
Website

Siesta Key is an American reality television series created by Mark Ford and Warren Skeels. The series stars Alex Kompothecras, Brandon Gomes, Chloe Trautman, Garrett Miller, Juliette Porter, Kelsey Owens, and Madisson Hausburg. The series premiered on MTV on July 31, 2017.[2][3]

On October 2, 2017, MTV ordered eight more episodes bringing the first season to a total of 18 episodes. The episodes premiered on January 15, 2018.[4]

On December 17, 2018 It was announced the show would be returning for a second season on January 22, 2019.[5]

The second season premiered with a two episode premiere on January 22, 2019.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Alex Kompothecras
  • Juliette Porter
  • Brandon Gomes
  • Madisson Hausburg
  • Garrett Miller
  • Kelsey Owens
  • Chloe Trautman

Recurring[edit]

  • Pauly Apostolides aka Pauly Paul[6]
  • Canvas Brummel[7][8]
  • Cara Geswelli[9]
  • Jared Kelderman[9]
  • Paige Hausburg (Season 1)[10][11]
  • Tarik Jenkins (Season 1)[12]
  • Carson Wall (Season 1)[13]
  • Hannah Starr (Season 1)[14]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2017–18)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [15][16]Original air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
11"Romeo and Juliette"July 31, 2017 (2017-07-31)0.674[17]
Siesta Key’s biggest heartthrob Alex finds himself torn between the choosing of his high school sweetheart Madisson or his last summer fling, Juliette.
22"We Need to Talk About Chloe"August 7, 2017 (2017-08-07)0.610[18]
Chloe has an unexpected turn taken around her when one of her best friends steals her crush, Brandon. However, little did they know, neither of them would last for long.
33"Kelsey's New Crew"August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)0.566[19]
Siesta’s newest couple Garrett and Kelsey’s relationship gets tested when Alex tries to make a move on his girl. Kelsey accepts with open arms, causing her to question her relationship with Garrett. Chloe takes actions upon herself to try to fix her anger and destructive behavior.
44"Alex's Kingdom"August 21, 2017 (2017-08-21)0.438[20]
After a one-time thing with Amanda, Alex is unsure if he should tell Juliette. Kelsey and Garrett grow farther apart just in time for Alex to slip in and steal Garett’s girl. Madisson is over the Alex drama and begins to catch feels for Brandon.. Alex’s best friend.
55"Madisson's Avenues"August 28, 2017 (2017-08-28)0.543[21]
Alex and Kelsey start to spice things up in the hot tub at Alex’s leaving Garrett unsure of what to believe or do. A little fire begins between Brandon and Madisson, and Chloe is still unsure about where her and Amanda stand in their friendship after all the drama.
66"Juliette's Bahama Drama"September 4, 2017 (2017-09-04)0.602[22]
The group takes a little vacation to Bimini, yet Juliette cannot help but feel jealous when she sees Kelsey and Alex together, as they become a little less secretive. Brandon and Madisson are growing hotter and hotter the more they are together.
77"Messy Messy Kelsey"September 11, 2017 (2017-09-11)0.536[23]
Kelsey keeps complicating things between Alex and Garrett just as Juliette is through with feeling like the second option. Chloe decides to distance herself a bit. Madisson is proposed with an offer from an old love, leaving her wondering about Brandon and if they would actually work.
88"Garrett Gets a Girl"September 18, 2017 (2017-09-18)0.648[24]
Chloe throws a huge celebration at her new house, and things get heated with Juliette and Garrett. Switch of relationships? Pauly spends a night in jail after Chloe doesn’t invite some of the group to her party trying to avoid drama.
99"Chloe at a Crossroads"September 25, 2017 (2017-09-25)0.598[25]
Juliette and Garrett grow closer as Alex begins to pull away from Kelsey, leaving her stunned wondering if she made the right choice. Alex tries to fix his friendship with Chloe after their falling out, while Madisson and Brandon begin their relationship at a new level.
1010"Juliette's Midsummer Dream"October 2, 2017 (2017-10-02)0.520[26]
What Juliette thought was only to make Alex and Kelsey jealous starts to turn into more than that. Alex confronts one of the girls as he realized he lost one of the best things he has ever had.. but it is not Juliette.
1111"Much Ado About Juliette"January 15, 2018 (2018-01-15)0.612[27]
A new girl comes into the picture, leaving Brandon not being a good boyfriend, or so we think. Flirty Canvas couldn't care less about Madisson and strictly is all about her. Alex gets into a bad fight that leaves his jaw wired shut. Juliette discovers some new information causing her to throw a scene after hearing it.
1212"Chloe's Birthday Battle Royale"January 22, 2018 (2018-01-22)0.622[28]
After finally having enough, Madisson confronts the boyfriend—flirting Canvas at Chloe’s birthday party. Garrett cannot seem to get Kelsey off his mind, sending Juliette right back to the familiarity of Alex again.
1313"Juliette, Interrupted"January 29, 2018 (2018-01-29)0.622[29]
Madisson and Brandon try to rekindle their relationship as Juliette heads happily back to school being back with Alex. The emotion changes quick when Alex surprise visits her causing some drama between Juliette and her bff Hannah.
1414"Kelsey's Reality Bites"February 5, 2018 (2018-02-05)0.594[30]
Finally it has come out about Juliette and Alex. While both Kelsey and Madisson take a journey to NYC for some interviews, Brandon is not being the boyfriend Madisson thought she left back in Siesta. This night forever changed their relationship.
1515"Nightmare on Bradisson Street"February 12, 2018 (2018-02-12)0.596[31]
Juliette tries to come back into the group and Kelsey and Garrett are discussing working on things. Brandon tries to hide his mistakes as Chloe and Canvas will not let it die until they know the truth.
1616"Take a Paige from Canvas"February 19, 2018 (2018-02-19)0.554[32]
After a charity event, Garrett meets a new girl taking the attention back off Kelsey just as she thought she was winning him back. Hannah and Juliette continue to fight over Alex, of course. A new romance has sparked although Madisson will not be happy about it.
1717"Alex Won't Kompomise"February 26, 2018 (2018-02-26)0.487[33]
After breaking the news to Madisson, her sister Paige and boyfriend-flirting Canvas are slowly starting to spend more time together. Madisson brings over her new interest and Brandon is not happy to see them. Alex and Hannah keep butting heads making Juliette choose between the boy or her best friend.
1818"Juliette's Great Expectations"March 5, 2018 (2018-03-05)0.544[34]
Brandon puts everything into the last try of getting Madisson back, while Kelsey finally tells Garrett exactly how she feels yet the result may not have been the one she wanted. Juliette and Alex have a fight leaving us wondering what their fate would be after Season 1 ends.

Season 2 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [15][16]Original air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
191"Born a King."January 22, 2019 (2019-01-22)0.532[35]
202"Your Own Hairdresser!"January 22, 2019 (2019-01-22)0.540[35]
213"Sorry! I Don't Owe You Anything"January 29, 2019 (2019-01-29)0.619[36]
224"Don't Come to My Trip!"February 5, 2019 (2019-02-05)0.524[37]
235"How Am I a Lot to Handle?!"February 12, 2019 (2019-02-12)0.616[38]
246"A Second Tier Friend..."February 19, 2019 (2019-02-19)0.526[39]
257"It's Been a Day."February 26, 2019 (2019-02-26)0.553[40]
268"Deflect, Deflect, Deflect"March 5, 2019 (2019-03-05)0.474[41]
279"Cheers to Sunday Funday!"March 12, 2019 (2019-03-12)0.443[42]
2810"I Had High Hopes for You."March 19, 2019 (2019-03-19)0.641[43]
2911"I Want Him (Without the Cheating)."March 26, 2019 (2019-03-26)0.541[44]
3012"Cheers to the End of Summer!"April 2, 2019 (2019-04-02)0.523[45]

Controversy and criticism[edit]

The series was controversial prior to airing, due to star Alex Kompothecras being a friend of four Florida men who engaged in a viral act of animal cruelty by dragging a live shark behind a boat. Kompothecras was caught on camera shooting a shark, and also had uploaded racist posts to Instagram.[46][47] Fellow reality tv stars, including Vanderpump Rules's Lala Kent and Jayde Nicole from The Hills both petitioned against the show.[48] The premiere party was cancelled after death threats ensued against the cast.[49]

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