The more that Lifetime reveals about the upcoming second season of “UnREAL,” the more it starts to feel as though Rachel is breaking bad to Quinn’s way of thinking on reality TV … at least so far.
Through most of the show’s first season, Shiri Appleby’s character was presented more as someone who did still try to keep her humanity intact with “Everlasting,” sympathizing with contestants and not always going along with what Quinn told her. Of course, there was also the whole issue of the show’s lead Adam Cromwell developing feelings for her that far surpassed the ones that he had for any of the contestants on the show.
In this short promo, though, she seems a little bit more detached as she has a larger role in the making of the latest “Everlasting” season, one that certainly is different than the first in one fundamental way: The leading man. Having a black lead really shouldn’t be a big deal, but it apparently is to the network. Also, it’s possible that a few contenders could have a variety of reactions to it, as well.
What’s interesting to us at least about this basic premise is that it gives “UnREAL” a chance to explore some ground that the show it is based on in “The Bachelor” has been afraid to. We’d like to think that eventually there could be more diversity in their leads, but this would also require them to cast more minorities … something that they have not been that willing to do so far.
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