UnREAL Season 1 Episode 4 Review: “Wife” | TVOM

TVOM: "There are many inauthentic things about reality shows, paramount among them simplicity: in order to create a clean story line that can be introduced, conflicted, then resolved in the course of an hour, the complexities of real life must be stripped away. After all, life is but a complicated web of subtleties, and that doesn’t always make for satisfying television; in fact, most of the time, we’re left unsatisfied. That seems like a very half-glass thing to say, but it isn’t; the beauty of clarity in life is that it doesn’t come often, despite us spending so much time in pursuit of it. Reality television tries to massage a false truth out of the lives of the people they film; that life can be clean and direct, and if we can survive a little bit of drama, we’ll always come out with clear eyes and hope in our hearts."

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