Yep, we still do not care and it’s very, very unlikely that we ever will.
Netflix reality series Selling Sunset season 3 will be released on the platform on Aug 4, 2020 — this review of the series contains no spoilers.
You know what, Season 3 nearly gripped me and I felt my soul leave my body slowly as I wondered what to do. Mostly because I found myself getting attached to Amanza Smith who shows some genuineness in this superficial environment. It doesn’t help that her cute two children cheer her on to become a leading real estate broker when she starts doubting herself. I felt compelled to care when she failed to sell a house and the judgement loomed in the room while her friends and acquaintances flash the cash. What followed was American passive-aggressiveness — “Why isn’t the house selling?”. That’s the type of anxiety I fear. It’s a trick question where all answers will look like the responder is deflecting all blame.
But alas, once I reminded myself that Selling Sunset is an unnecessary reality drama with verifiable statements from the show claiming that some scenes have been faked, I rose from my couch and sighed again — yep, we still do not care and it’s very, very unlikely that we ever will.
So if you read my previous review and wondered whether I’m going to rant again, then you are goddam right. Let’s do the usual checks for Selling Sunset season 3; do the buyers/sellers repeatedly show off how rich they are? Do the brokers have dramas that are childish and do not represent full-grown adults? Are buyers and acquaintances insufferable? Does the argument between the brokers feel pre-planned?
The answer to all the above is yes. Selling Sunset season 3 continues to encourage a head-to-the-wall-bashing experience every two minutes when the reality cast raises something that is a complete non-issue. There are actually real issues out there — what are we doing here? At the same time, this must cater to an audience and judging by a quick google search, this appears to be a popular reality series. Maybe I am a minority. Maybe I’m missing something and it could be that insufferable wealthy people who fret about selling/buying homes is something that is widely relatable to the masses. Is manufactured drama better than real drama? Are we so desperate for stimulation that we’ll literally watch anything?
Either way, I don’t care and I never will care. So Netflix, please f*ck this off and stop making them.
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Daniel Hart is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has operated as Editor-in-Chief since 2017.