The fresh, witty, dark comedy UnREAL, my favorite new summer show is winding down. On the episode, “Two,” Quinn pushed “The Suitor” Adam to agree to a spin-off featuring his first year of marriage to one of the ladies. Not that I obsess over this show — which offers a fictional take on the Dementors behind dating competitions like The Bachelor and The Bachelorette — and by that I mean I totally obsess over this show. Here are submissions for “Everlasting” spin-offs.
It’s hard to believe that there are only four episodes left of the first season of UnREAL, Lifetime’s smart, funny, intense, dark series about behind-the-scenes machinations in the control room of fictional reality dating show “Everlasting.” The last episode, “Fly” was a jaw-dropper, the brutal producers pushed a contestant over the edge. Here are eight times the Everlasting producers were very bad people.
Athena, played by Natasha Burnett, is a producer’s dream; tell Athena how to play her character and she will serve up some Nomarosa realness. That’s because she has her head in the game unlike all those other true-believers, those deluded starry-eyed ladies, who think they’ll ride into the sunset with The Bachelor, or as the male prize, Adam, is known as on UnREAL, The Suitor.
Evil Queen Quin is aware of Anna’s eating disorder and nearly clapped her hands with glee at the thought of a contestant sprawled on the bathroom floor, surrounded by her “concerned” rivals.
Quinn, the queen bee producer of reality dating show, “Everlasting” is an expert evil queen. Intense, high-strung, willing to break hearts and destroy lives in the name of ratings. God, I love her.
UnREAL’s debut episode gets all the details right: the bland male prize, the mansion, the fountain, Shamiqua handles the mini talent show and don’t forget the prop, there’s always a prop, Mary, the designated desperate MILF, brings the stuffed animal. There are no roses to accept, but every lady is given a diamond bracelet, which she has to return when she gets kicked off. (Now, that’s really unkind!)
Dating show producers are evil, that’s what I like best so I’m excited for the debut of UnReal on Lifetime tonight, the series is about the behind-the-scenes Machiavellian techniques the producers use for maximum drama and ridiculousness.