Wednesday, June 24, 2015
IS THIS THE REAL LIFE? IS THIS JUST FANTASY? We haven't talked about what's been the surprise of the summer (from a TV perspective) for me, which has been unREAL on Lifetime. I'm as shocked as you are that the home of classics like Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life, Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?, and Too Young To Be A Dad has produced something this solid (if annoyingly capitalized)--a drama built around the making of a Bachelor clone called Everlasting, including a producer who's both gifted at doing bad things and with a healthy conscience about them, a "suitor" who's more interested in promoting his business than finding true love, the franchise's coke-addled "creator," and the executive producer who will stop at nothing to get "good TV." Even for someone like me, whose total Bachelor viewing consists of about 10 minutes, it's instantly addicting, and Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer are both doing solid work bringing characters who could otherwise come off as one-dimensional to full life. It's well worth checking out, and Lifetime is streaming it.
Posted by Matt at 11:14 AM