Reality television has taken over and, as television fans know, the more salacious the reality series is, the better it does. Lifetime’s UnREAL has turned this on its head, however, by making a parody out of the success that show’s such as The Bachelor achieve, and giving a real and dark look at what really happens behind-the-scenes. By using Everlasting as the Bachelor-esque show, and with the mind of Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (who had worked on the Bachelor in real life), UnREAL offers a perspective on reality shows that’s never been explored and is often glossed over as fans choose to ignore how fake they really are. Without a doubt, this show should be watched by everyone who loves reality TV, specifically the Bachelor, as well as those who hate it because UnREAL will cater to both types. Check out 9 things you didn’t know about the show!
9. Sequin Raze
UnREAL is inspired by Sarah Gertrude Shapiro’s award-winning short film Sequin Raze. Shapiro had in real-life worked on the hit reality series The Bachelor, and after getting the behind-the-scenes look of the “reality” show, she made her experience into Sequin Raze.