Lifetime found a gold mine when it began airing the now critically acclaimed drama series “UnReal.” It is TV series that gives a gritty look inside the world of reality television shows such as “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” However, even though the series has been praised and has gotten a greenlight for a second season, not everyone in the reality television world is happy about this dark and edgy expose. Read on to learn more about this story.
“UnReal” is a gritty and dark expose on how the industry manipulates the contestants of reality television shows. It is set on the set of “Everlasting,” a series parody of “The Bachelor.” Several contestants vie for a chance at marrying the rich British hotel heir, Adam Cromwell (Freddie Stroma). However, the series in itself follows Rachel Goldberg (Shiri Appleby), a brilliant and manipulative producer with a troubled past on the show, who comes back for the current season of “Everlasting.”
This new Lifetime show has achieved critical acclaim as one gets to see behind the scenes action and drama. Rachel and the other producers push the contestants to their limits in order to create a good television show.
However, not everyone is a fan of what “UnReal” is doing. Chris Harrison, the real-life host of the reality television “The Bachelor” told Variety recently that everything one sees on the small screen in “UnReal” is truly unreal. It was even though the show’s producer and creator, Sarah Shapiro, was a producer on “The Bachelor.”
He went on to tell Variety, during an interview during a taping of “The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All,” that he felt disrespected by what the show was doing to “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” He then said that he is fine with parodies, which are often done on sketch shows, but “UnReal” is a very different thing. The sketches, for him, “validate” reality television’s “cultural impact” on people today.
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