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Television PopWrapped | Television

Can Television Series 'UnREAL' Make A Comeback?

Mary Kiser | PopWrapped Author

Mary Kiser

Staff Writer
01/22/2017 7:31 pm
PopWrapped | Television
Can Television Series 'UnREAL' Make A Comeback? | UnREAL
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UnREAL hit audiences with a dropkick. The first season covered everything from virginity to homosexuality, and the second season introduced African-American protagonists. UnREAL touched on heavy topics (mental illness, racial profiling, and rape) from the start. However, the show was just beginning.

Before fans lost hope, news broke about UnREAL Season 3. Instead of another bachelor, the reality series flipped gender roles, and a bachelorette was born. It has just been announced that actress Caitlin FitzGerald will play Serena, the new suitor on UnREAL. As television producers Rachel (Shiri Appleby) and Quinn (Constance Zimmer) prepped for more catastrophe, the starlet is prepped for marriage.

Her male contestants will range from a cutthroat businessman to a tattooed ballerino. TVLine reported on Serena's leading men, and they're all really hot (whew). The article read, "Owen: a 'dashingly handsome firefighter and Army veteran' ... Jasper: a Wall Street investment banker ... August: a professional surfer who left the sport to 'join the Peace Corps' ... Alexi: a ... professional ballet dancer."

Serena is already in a tough situation. Even though she's the doyenne of investment, Rachel and Quinn intensify the pressure. Will Serena crumble, or will she exceed their expectations?

Better yet, will UnREAL Season 3 exceed viewers' expectations? The last season nosedived into disappointment. While it introduced concerns in real time, the program's message was a scattered mess. There were too many dramatic plot twists with little emphasis on relevant characters.

TIME relayed, "It puts forward wild situations of all kinds to show you just how bad the world can be (but darkly kind of fun too!) before skittering to the next topic."

The series slumped in 2016, but there's a resurgence of interest. If UnREAL sharpens its focus, then people just might stay indoors this summer. At the Emmy Awards, Appleby assuaged worries of another downfall. She said, "I think the writers took some really big swings ... and I know they're really focused ... on how we can do better for Season 3." Rachel and Quinn defied naysayers, defeated patriarchal odds, and kept their reality show alive. Hopefully, Appleby and Zimmer learned from the best.


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