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Secret Girlfriend was a comedy TV show that aired on Comedy Central in 2009. The show revolved around two men named Sam (Michael Blaiklock) and Phil (Jaymes Vaughan), who were roommates and best friends. The show was filmed in a first-person perspective with the aim of giving the illusion that the viewer was Sam, and the women he interacts with are the viewer's secret girlfriends.
The main cast of the show included Taylor Cole as Martina, Alexis Krause as Jessica, and Sara Fletcher as Mandy. Each episode would follow Sam as he tries to balance his relationship with each of the three women, while also juggling his friendship with Phil and other commitments in his life.
Martina was Sam's long time on-again, off-again girlfriend. Although she was beautiful and kind, she had a tendency to be possessive, which often caused friction between her and Sam. Jessica, on the other hand, was blonde, bubbly and carefree, but also quite ditzy, often leading to hilarious misunderstandings between her and Sam. Mandy was the wild card of the group, often doing things that surprised and even scared Sam.
The show was unique in that it allowed viewers to interact with the episodes. Throughout the show, the main character, Sam, would talk directly to the camera and provide input on various situations that arose. Viewers could also select which girlfriend they want to see Sam interact with, which provided a unique experience for viewers.
While the show was primarily a comedy, it did touch on some more serious themes. In one episode, Sam has to deal with the death of a friend, ultimately realizing how important his relationships with his secret girlfriends are to him. In another episode, Sam confronts his fear of commitment and realizes that he needs to break things off with one of his secret girlfriends.
Despite its innovative approach to interactive television, the show was met with mixed reviews. Critics praised the show's originality and humor, but felt that its use of the first-person perspective felt gimmicky and made it difficult to fully engage with the characters. The show also faced controversy over its depiction of women. Some felt that the show objectified women and treated them as nothing more than objects for male consumption. Others argued that the show was intentionally poking fun at male insecurity and their desire to have multiple partners.
Unfortunately, Secret Girlfriend only aired for one season, and was cancelled due to low ratings. However, it did leave a lasting impact on television, inspiring other interactive shows such as Netflix's Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.
In conclusion, Secret Girlfriend was a groundbreaking show that blended comedy and interactive television. While it may not have been universally well-received, it was a unique and innovative experiment that pushed the boundaries of what television could do. Its legacy still lives on in other interactive shows today.
Secret Girlfriend is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on October 7, 2009.