Hidden Treasures 7: UnREAL

Happy Monday Gamers, Geeks and Friends! Thank you for reading this week’s Hidden Treasures post where I try to shine the spotlight on a video game, tv show or item that I feel is being “Overlooked.” This week I came across a great TV series on Hulu (which only happened because I fell asleep watching Family Guy and awoke to this show lol). Upon waking up (on Season 2) I went back to Season 1 and binge watched the entire 1st season. This series is AMAZING and I’m very surprised that I have never heard of it. Let’s get into the series! Oh yeah, check out the past Hidden Treasures Series by clicking here!

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of your favorite reality show? The creators of the TV Show UnReaL aim to answer these questions, in the most dramatic way possible! UnReaL is a dramatic television show that premiered on Lifetime, following the behind the scenes actions of the crew and contestants on a popular dating show. Yes, they pretty much made a drama about what could happen behind the scenes of a show like “The Bachelor.” Stick with me though this show is really good! You follow the main character Rachel who battles between her conscious and what’s best for ratings. Rachel has her own demons to battle with that the viewer becomes aware of from episode 1. Rachel is a producer who upon returning to the set of the multi-billion dollar production of “Everlasting” has to continue taking orders from her boss

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Quinn, Executive Producer

Quinn to make each episode even more “Dramatic” then the last.

Characters:

Something that I love about this show is the development of each character. You have the producers Jay, Shiya and Rachel, The Bosses Quinn and Chet, The Suitor , The Crew and The contestants who all represent typical personalities that you would expect to see on a dating show. Moreover I just love how the show is believable and not too much over the edge. Adam Cromwell is the British Suitor that is the center of the affections of the cast. He plays the part of millionaire bachelor very well.

Rachel is also working with other producers, unreal3  Jay and Shiya, who all pretty much bring in their own “Girls” to make the show. If their girl stays on a week they get a bonus, if their girls fight or have an amazing moment, bonus! See the trend? Quinn, the boss and Executive Producer makes sure to incentivize her team and keep the Everlasting Empire on top of the charts, even if they tend to go a little too far! UnREAL shows what happens when everyone’s secrets are exploited and exposed.

Quotes:

“Come on, come on, come on, I need sad faces OK! Your puppy died, your implants got infected, I don’t care just use it!” – Quinn

“You focus on your future husband OK, I’ll take care of it!” – Rachel

“We have a saying around here, sluts get cut.” – Chet

“That girl hates me. I made her s*** her pants on national television.” – Rachel

This series is fantastic! It has drama, romance and a little suspense from viewing how far the producers will go to make a great episode. The scary thing about this series is that it’s very believable. We as viewers don’t  unreal2  know what happens off air and how the editing is put together for packages displayed on reality tv. We know that things are scripted, yes, but due to confidentiality agreements and other miles of paperwork signed by the contestants, there can be a lot of things that we really don’t know behind the scenes. UnReal tackles the issues and how each producer could cover up or manipulate a scenario.

Play:

  • Highly entertaining
  • Extremely believable actions as not to go over the top

Skip:

  • Adult themes and language
  • No interest in reality shows or drama

I definitely will be watching season 2 as a new suitor and cast of contestants will be featured. In my opinion the acting and story is pretty good for this show (but I love reality shows in general) and Lifetime definitely did a great job! Check out the trailer for season 1 here!

Let me know what you think! What other shows have you found that are currently “Overlooked?” Let’s talk Hidden Treasures! Have a great week!

-Luna 🙂

 

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