DVD Review: UnReal Season One
Reality TV seems to have infected society, with it’s clever combination of having enough willing viewers to watch willing participants make fools of themselves, on national TV. It’s easy to sit back and poke fun at the contestants, and for the most part they seem to deserve it. I mean, who in their right mind signs up for one of those shows anyway? But poking fun at the contestants is the easy part.
But poking fun at the machine that churns out these embarrassing excuses for entertainment, well that’s just genius.
And it’s exactly what A+E have done with UnReal, a fictional drama about a fictional reality TV show that focuses on what goes on behind the scenes, shining a glaring light on the manipulation and clever editing whilst at the same time making us feel dirty for ever watching reality TV.
It’s a brilliant show that starts off slow, but really hooks you in for the ride with it’s cast of flawed characters (and a bunch of cliches) and proves to be more entertaining than reality TV ever could be. It’s reality TV for those of us who hate reality TV.