Season five of Selling Sunsets was a mixture of empowering and entertaining


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I don’t know what it is about watching hot, thirty-year-old women sell multi-million-dollar houses to young couples with too much money, but the amount of serotonin that the Netflix TV series Selling Sunsets gives me is definitely questionable. 

Personally, I have indulged in my fair share of romantic, sappy, Netflix shows that promise their contestants love. From Love is Blind to Married at First Sight, I have literally seen it all.

But a factor that singles out Selling Sunsets from the rest of my reality TV show phase is that it’s not about finding love, losing love, or giving your partner an ultimatum about love. In fact, it has nothing to do with love at all. 

Selling Sunsets is the peak of Netflix reality TV, having multiple successful seasons simply about powerful, and sometimes slightly annoying, women who are getting business done and looking good doing it—of course, with a side of drama because, come on, it wouldn’t be reality TV without it. 

It’s about slightly annoying women who are getting business done and looking good doing it—of course, with a side of drama because, come on, it wouldn’t be reality TV without it.

Season five of Selling Sunsets came out on Apr. 22nd, and despite the fact that I am nearly positive the majority of the catfights, listing debacles, and jaw-dropping friendship disasters are staged, I still find myself enthralled in whatever storyline bursts through the screen next. 

My two all-time favorite people on the show are Mary Fitzgerald and Heather El Moussa. There’s something about how they conduct themselves so poised throughout all professional settings, yet they can tear you down with just one glance of an eye. It really makes them stick out as some of the most memorable characters. 

Of course, however, the most memorable woman on the entire show is Christine Quinn. Although many may argue if she is this season’s main character, or rather the main villain, no one can deny she is the most entertaining to watch. 

Throughout the entire season, I watched as she continually had issues beyond repair, with every single person in the office to the point of introducing a new person to have a friend again. 

Despite her constant torment of the other girls and the questionable comments she makes on social media, she is undoubtedly the person I look forward to most whenever I open my laptop to watch another episode. 

I will say, however, that I can only take in one, maybe two episodes at a time, because if I watched it all at once, I would implode from all the drama intake and petty commentary. But as someone who actively tries to avoid such drama in my real life, watching these women just say it how it is, regardless of the consequences, was honestly fun to watch play out. 

It certainly is not for the more mature TV show watchers. If you’re looking for sophistication and an accurate representation of living in LA, then honestly, you probably should not be looking in the reality TV portion of Netflix anyways. 

If you’re looking for an entertaining, business-women vibe TV show, then certainly, this checks all the boxes.