The critically acclaimed drama UnREAL returns and continues to push the limits, offering a fictitious behind-the-scenes glimpse into the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program.
I have never watched reality TV. It seemed even from a distance silly and fake and UnReal justifies my decision. Maybe that's why I like it.... Or it could be I like the strong characters, the funny jokes, the emotional storyline and fine acting. The woman who developed UnReal worked on reality TV shows- The Bachelor. She uses her experience to show what happens behind the scenes on reality TV. It is ugly, real ugly. The caste looks high and low for contestants who have emotional problems. They need these unstable types so they will provide drama. They want contestants who have been in foster care, juvenile detention, orphans, recent widows etc it is surreal macabre...cruel. Then they 'manage' the contestants. They play to each contestant's known weaknesses like a coach manages an athlete's strengths. It's horrifying, fascinating, like a terrible car accident or train wreck. People are torn apart in front of you on the screen....watch. At least in UnReal it's real acting and no one is really hurt. That's the truly fun part.
Season 1 was crazy. This season went full on terrifying at times. They started moving so fast with the drama, it made me dizzy. Still enjoyable for me though. I'd definitely recommend it. Looking forward to season 3.
I am the newest, biggest fan of this awsome new show. I discovered UnREAL accidentally while browsing desperately for something to watch. I really hate the summer when all my shows are off. Anyway, I found the show about two days ago, and I've binge watched through season one and I'm current on season two. The show makes you think, and think, and think some more. There are moral and ethical issues at play, questions of character, integrity, skeletons in the closet--you name it. It brings up power issues between men and women in Hollywood in a unique, completely fascinating way. I love Rachael, the producer, and I think I love to hate, but love more than hate Quinn, her brilliantly manipulative boss. Anyway, if you are looking for a show to sink your teeth into, with lots of suprises and unexpected events, then check this show Unreal our for REAL!!!
This show is a really entertaining look into the background of shows like the Bachelor, though I wish I could see more of how the show is portrayed to the nation. As in, how the end-result of their antics come across on TV and how the watchers in the show react. You hear all the time from Quinn about "last week had huuuuge ratings" and stuff like that, but you never actually see how people react. I think that would add to the show.
Wow. Such talented actors. I love how this show tells it all. It really tells a story from all sides. Every episode your left satisfied but still wanting more. Amazing actresses. Shirly Appeley and Contance Zimmer are outstanding. They show hard working women in powerful roles without making them out to be "crazed, hippy- feminists". I have never watched the Bachelor and that's fine, you do not need any knowledge of the Bachelor to appreciate this show.
I started watching this show because the bachelor ended and I was bored. I am so pleasantly surprised. Somehow, it's serious, but funny because I watch the bachelor. The actresses are incredible! I never know when I'm being manipulated as a viewer, so it makes the manipulation of the contestants feel more believable.
I've told a bunch of people about this show. It's such a beautiful, ridiculous dramatic parody (did I just coin this phrase?)... Watching a reality show like the Bachelor is a guilty pleasure I seldom share with anyone because it's sad and embarrassing. This show is a guilty pleasure I can share with pride because it's smart and funny.