"UnREAL" season 2 starts in a week, here's all the amazing reasons you should catch up FAST
Quinn, Rachel, and the whole cast of UnREAL are at last coming back to us, after blowing the doors off The Bachelor mansion last year with their inside look into a very familiar reality dating show, this time called Everlasting. If you somehow missed this feminist juggernaut of a show last year, you’ve got just over a week to catch up! Here’s all the reasons why you NEED to see season one to hit the ground running with these power-playing ladies.
It’s perfect if you love/hate The Bachelor
One of the biggest misconceptions about UnREAL is that it thinks women who buy into the fantasy of reality show love are dumb, but one of the best storylines in season one is how Quinn, the merciless, cynical showrunner of Everlasting, turns out to have a soft spot for cheesy romance when it enters her own life. Admit it: we all want to be the rescued princess just a little bit, and the show never denies that that’s an issue that feminist, smart women deal with. So if you love The Bachelor but know somewhere in your heart that it’s also a teeny bit problematic, UnREAL will embrace you.
Rachel and Quinn are the ultimate frenemies
We all have one girlfriend who we know, deep down, would stab us in the back to get a promotion, even if she’d also punch someone in the face for bothering us. Quinn and Rachel can be brutal to each other, but only because they respect one another enough to know the other can take it. And when they’re teamed up, NOTHING can stop them.
Rachel is all of us at our most messy
For most of season one, Rachel lives in a grip truck and “showers” via Purell. She also, like so many smart, outspoken women, has a reputation of being crazy. But unlike trope-y women who have it together at work and are a mess in their personal lives, Rachel’s flaws and strengths come through in all aspects, making her seem complex, not just nutso. And in the end, she always wins.