Rory » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:24 am wrote:
Been watching UnREAL. Almost through he first series.
When watching it was proposed to me I was a little dubious to say the least. Now that I'm deep in I am amazed that a show as dark and cynical is in the mainstream. Various articles like this
will give you the gist and premise but it is (seemingly, to my non industry eye), as close a warts and all look at the ugly sociopathy of reality TV.
Very sharp, funny, and dark. Excellent TV
Shocking! Thank you for this recommendation. Could I have even conceived of watching a Lifetime series about the production of a Reality TV show based on the Bachelor? And expect it to be a gripping drama? Turns out, given the closed universe within which it plays, it's more realistic as an expose on what makes MKULTRA than Dollhouse! The reality of Reality cannot be this perfectly timed as evil but the show gets at the sociopathic/traumatized essence, for sure.
Also, I was a patsy and actually cried at the end of the second season when (spoiler deleted). Ha! That, I saw coming.
A critique would be that it depicts these "liberals" who actually want to do the right thing, and the bad-bad people are better only because they are not as certain of their superior morality. A universal problem, at the moment, that trying to stick to rationally based values on principle and despite hypocrisy is seen as a big useless joke.
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