We all know that reality TV isn’t exactly real. But it took a fictional show like UnREAL to show us exactly how fake the entire thing can be. If you’re mourning the loss of your show after the season two finale, we’ve got five more shows to queue up to get you through to the season three premiere. We’ll see you on the other side.
IF YOU LIKE WATCHING THINGS FALLING APART, WATCH GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE
Lisa Edelstein plays a self-help guru whose own life is falling apart — however, she’s desperately trying to keep it all together and hide the fact that she’s going through divorce. With help from her friends, she learns how to re-navigate Los Angeles as a newly single woman in her 40s. You can stream it from Hulu and Amazon. (Photo via Bravo)
IF YOU LIKE SHIRI APPLEBY, WATCH LIFE UNEXPECTED
If Rachel Goldberg is your favorite thing about UnREAL (us, too), watch more of Shiri Appleby’s work in the under-the-radar comedy Life Unexpected. Appleby plays a mother whose daughter finds her after 15 years of living in foster homes. You can watch it on Netflix and Amazon. (Photo via The CW)
IF YOU LIKE PEEKING BEHIND THE SCENES, WATCH FLESH AND BONE
Flesh and Bone is to ballet what UnREAL is to reality TV. Both shows pull back the curtain on their industries and show all the real things that happen underneath the glossy veneer. If you loved Black Swan, this is the show for you. It’s a dark and gripping look at ballet — just minus all the horror. You can stream it from Starz. (Photo via Starz)
IF YOU LIKE LADIES IN “REALITY,” WATCH THE COMEBACK
Lisa Kudrow plays an aging actress trying to get back in the game with her own reality TV show. The comedy is a witty and self-effacing look at the entertainment industry — plus, it’s got more of the “OMG I CAN’T BELIEVE THEY SHOWED IT LIKE THAT” reality TV moments that UnREAL was so good at. It’s on Amazon and HBO. (Photo via HBO)
IF YOU LIKE WORKPLACE REVEALS, WATCH SUPERSTORE
Some jobs are more than a job — they’re a lifestyle. This sitcom from NBC, starring America Ferrera (yes, that America Ferrera), shows a very funny look behind the stores we frequent all the time, without any idea of what really happens in the aisles. You can stream it from Hulu and Amazon. (Photo via NBC)
What other shows are you watching? Let us know @BritandCo!
(Featured photo via Lifetime)