If you’re like me, you’re missing your daily dose of reality fantasy.
All of us fell in love with Sam Frost. We kinda fell in love with that guy who was also called Sam from The Bachelor. Maybe you love Snezana? I was more on Team Lana. But now there is a gaping hole in our lives that needs to be filled with extravagant locations, emotional breakdowns and lots and lots of drinking.
What are we going to watch? Well, I have the solution.
UnReal, which is currently streaming on Stan, has all of what you see on The Bachelor/Bachelorette, but it also has a whole lot more. UnReal is a super dark comedy/drama starring Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer. On this show we actually get to see HOW ‘reality’ is made and it’s pretty ugly, but I can’t look away. If you fell in love with anyone on The Bachelor/Bachelorette then you need to watch this show. It’s engaging, hilarious and soul destroying all at once. You’ll never look at reality TV in the same way ever again.
UnReal Season 1 (via Lifetime Canada):
The show follows Rachel Goldberg, a producer for a fictional Reality TV dating show called ‘Everlasting’, which looks A LOT like The Bachelor. Oh, and we should mention that Rachel has just returned from an on-camera mental breakdown that was most likely caused by her psycho, ratings driven Executive Producer, Quinn King (Constance Zimmer). Have you signed up for your Stan subscription yet? It’s ok. I know you have.
Throughout UnReal we follow Rachel down the very murky rabbit hole of constructing reality TV: from finding a potential villain, to the art of using highly sensitive personal information to elicit emotional responses from the female contestants and the omnipotent power of the editing. A quick cut of the camera footage can turn a completely unrelated conversation between a contestant and a producer into ratings gold.