UnREAL

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UnREAL gives a fictitious behind-the-scenes glimpse into the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program. This provocative drama shows how a young producer manipulates her relationships with, and among, the contestants to get the dramatic footage that the program's dispassionate executive producer demands.
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Drama
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Return
    June 1, 2015
    45min
    16+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Set against the backdrop of a fictional hit dating competition show.
  2. 2. Relapse
    June 8, 2015
    41min
    16+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A family tragedy strikes one of the girls.
  3. 3. Mother
    June 15, 2015
    42min
    16+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Broke and drowning under a pile of bills, Rachel is forced to ask her mother for financial support.
  4. 4. Wife
    June 22, 2015
    41min
    16+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The girls are in an uproar when a tabloid story exposes some news about Adam's past. Rachel has to produce a romantic date at Adam's vineyard. Quinn realizes she will always be the "other woman" in Chet's life and revisits an old relationship. Jeremy is grateful to Rachel when he receives a promotion.
  5. 5. Truth
    June 29, 2015
    42min
    16+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The crew heads to Mississippi for Faith's hometown date with Adam. Rachel makes a startling discovery about Faith, and enlists the help of Adam to protect her. Jeremy and Rachel take the first step towards mending their friendship. Meanwhile, Quinn sues Chet and Shia takes drastic measures to boost a girl's popularity. ?
  6. 6. Fly
    July 6, 2015
    41min
    16+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Adam gets to meet Mary's family when the show arranges their one-on one date. Rachel and Quinn make some questionable decisions to win a bet with Chet.
  7. 7. Savior
    July 13, 2015
    41min
    16+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Tragedy hits the set affecting the contestants and everyone behind the scenes.
  8. 8. Two
    July 20, 2015
    42min
    16+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    With the final elimination ceremony right around the corner, Adam is offered an interesting proposal. Rachel is pulled between Jeremy and Adam. Chet makes a decision about his relationship with Quinn.
  9. 9. Princess
    July 27, 2015
    41min
    16+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Rachel deals with the repercussions of her impulsive decision.
  10. 10. Future
    August 3, 2015
    43min
    16+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    An unwanted guest returns to the set. Rachel is betrayed and Adam makes a decision that will change his life forever.
  11. 101. UnReal - Sneak Peek
    May 8, 2015
    2min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Take a sneak peek at the upcoming series "UnReaL".
  12. 102. UnREAL - Episode Preview
    May 22, 2015
    4min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Catch a free episode preview of the new provocative drama UnREAL."

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2015
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4.4 out of 5 stars

338 global ratings

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Club SodaReviewed in the United States on August 6, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent writing, beautiful acting, set in totally depraved environment of reality TV
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This show is very well written, it's quite addictive! I've heard somewhere that the reason why nobody has done a scripted show about behind the scenes of either a reality show or a porn movie yet is simply that those worlds are just so godawful. And watching unReal justifies every word of that statement. It is a horrible, horrible, environment where people manipulate each other, deceive each other, the value system seems to be driven only by ratings and enhancement of one's career.
And yet, what keeps this show so entertaining is that the same characters who we could so easily judge (and we should) for their actions, are also very complex, with great back stories. And they are beautifully acted. Quin and Rachel (Constance Zimmer and Shiri Appleby, respectively) are wonderful, awful, human, totally believable and embodying their parts to the point that one can't take eyes off of them.
It's definitely one of the best shows I've seen lately, and I say that even though the whole time I've kept thinking: 'That world is so horrid!' I can't wait for season 2.
12 people found this helpful
ShiloReviewed in the United States on May 23, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Unreal is so good it's unreal.
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Watched the first season on TV. Wanted to share with a couple of friends who are total reality show freaks, especially when it comes to the Bachelor and Bachelorette franchises. They were able to watch a couple of episodes, but the rest of the season just disappeared. Bought this for them. It's all a matter of taste, but I think it's an incredible parody of the aforementioned reality shows, really well-written, completely enjoyable, funny and dramatic at the same time, and regardless of what Chris what's-his-name, the host of the Bachelor says, nothing can convince me Unreal doesn't depict the 'reality' of those shows.
5 people found this helpful
Emily T. ConditReviewed in the United States on August 22, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
An entetaining and fascinating fictional account of what goes on behind the scenes of reality romance
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As a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan and blogger as well as someone who grew up in L.A. and has worked in the entertainment industry, I can tell you this show is probably more real than any of the shows in the Bachelor franchise. However, you don't have to be a fan of the franchise to enjoy this show. The writing is phenomenal and Shiri Appleby is absolutely fantastic as the morally ambiguous feminist who's turned to the dark side by using her feminine wiles to manipulate the female cast of "Everlasting" - the thinly-veiled, fictional equivalent of "The Bachelor" - into getting the dramatic emotion-filled footage that has this nation hooked on ABC's most popular show and its multitude of spinoffs. UnREAL is intense and it is dark and if you buy into the reality of reality TV, prepared to have your eyes opened. If you can handle it, you will be entertained.
15 people found this helpful
TerryReviewed in the United States on July 15, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Addictive Television About Ridiculous Television.
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As a TV producer--although never a Reality Show producer, thank my lucky stars, this show is guilty pleasure since it's about all the techniques and manipulations that I had to avoid. The sheer incomprehensible fact of beautiful smart women lining up to be judged by a handsome but pretty brainless man is stunning and the tricks and betrayals that is the daily work of the producers is simply incredible.

Except, for me, it's not incredible. I have probably seen someone pull every one of these tricks at one point or another or fought to keep it from happening under my watch.

Oh, just watch it. You'll be addicted.
3 people found this helpful
Don Hess (Donald L.)Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Really funny and revealing plot mocking the "real" Bachelor and Bachelorette ...
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Really funny and revealing plot mocking the "real" Bachelor and Bachelorette series for the manipulated and contrived "love stories" that they aren't. The plot was informed by a woman who was trapped by her contract to work for the "real" series for nine years until she declared she would commit suicide if she had to stay. She is portrayed as one of the main characters.
6 people found this helpful
AnnieReviewed in the United States on February 18, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
A surprise gem of a show
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I was skeptical about this show when I heard about it. It's a Lifetime show about a Bachelor-esque program. How good could that be? But then I kept seeing them mention it on Pajiba, my number one source for all things pop culture reviews, and they raved about the talent of the actors, the depth of the characters, particularly the female ones, and the insane crazeballs storylines that keep you guessing and often shouting WHAT. I'd never even seen an episode of "The Bachelor" when I saw this show, but I can't watch it now without imagining the mad machinations that might be going on behind the scenes like on UnREAL. Such a fun show, and one I can't help but refer to everyone I know and to reatch often.
2 people found this helpful
TaraReviewed in the United States on July 19, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Settle in for a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the dark side of reality TV!
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This show is set behind the scenes of a network reality TV show called "Everlasting" which is, ahem, remarkably similar to ABC's "The Bachelor." The show primarily focuses on the producers, showrunners and crew as they manipulate the Bachelor and the Bachelorette contestants to bring us viewers content exciting enough for us to tune in.

The show is well-written and well-cast and I'm glad to hear it's been greenlighted for a second season.

If you like (and even if you dislike) reality TV, and particularly those shows whose format is to cut contestants off from the outside world and offer a prize (e.g. Bachelor/ette, Big Brother, Amazing Race, Real World, ANTM, etc.) then you may enjoy (or not enjoy) the demasking of what occurs behind the scenes.

You'll be left hoping that this portrayal is darker than reality...but wondering if it isn't.
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DolbydogReviewed in the United States on September 10, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
It's addictive. You've been warned.
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I really did not want to like this show. I don't like reality tv at all, but somehow I got sucked into this drama. They do a good job of developing the characters and really pulling you into the mess. I found myself thinking about the show long after I was done watching it and always looking for an opportunity to watch another episode. Can't wait for season 2.
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