A friend of mine recently tweeted an article about a new drama, and after reading it I couldn't wait to dive in. UnREAL is a behind the scenes look at the fictional dating show Everlasting (cough The Bachelor cough), and how women's studies graduate and feminist Rachel needs to put her integrity aside and manipulate the contestants in her job as producer. I'd never thought of what it looks like behind the scenes of a reality TV show, even though they are now such a staple part of our television consumption. I was hooked after just one episode, and was surprised that I loved a Lifetime show so much! It's clever and thought-provoking, and is the perfect mix of dark comedy and drama.
The first season is almost over, but luckily for us it has been renewed for a second season, which will premiere in 2016.
Have you been watching? What do you think?