Max's role as the skeptic on Catfish: The TV Show is an extremely important one, but let’s be real—what would the series be without Nev Schulman? Nothing, since Nev is the one who coined the term “catfish” to describe a person posing as someone else online in the first place. The dude deserve some credit—and it helps that he’s a fairly likable presence on the series as well.
Despite being a victim of a catfish himself, Nev hasn’t seemed to have lost his hope that just one couple on the show could have a happy ending (though it’s a rare, rare thing). Because of htis Max is constantly at his side giving much-needed doses of realism. It’s, dare we say, sweet to watch Nev's hopeless hope.