Something I’ve been thinking about a lot recently is why I feel what I feel when watching TV. If I’m laughing, what’s causing me to laugh? If I’m crying, what is it about the moment that’s driving me to feel that emotion?
Within the story of “UnREAL” is a stark look at reality television production. It’s biting and cynical in how it shows its producers tear contestants and each other up in order to get what they want for the screen.
By humanizing these women as victims of circumstance rather than simple criminals, “OITNB” brings a nuanced perspective to the criminal justice system, which continues to be showcased in its fantastic fourth season.
Though NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” has become something of an uncontested presence in the variety genre, Lorne Michael’s attempt to recreate this format and its success with the new variety show “Maya and Marty” is feeble at best.