Tori Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott sure got a lot of publicity from their new reality show True Tori, but was anything we saw remotely reality?
The show, ostensibly about their marital woes in the aftermath of McDermott's infamous affair while filming Chopped Canada, ended this week.
With Dean leaving to go film Season 2 of Chopped Canada.
If you felt that it all seemed a little too convenient, you are far from alone. In fact, some believe the entire charade was concocted as a PR stunt.
The woman McDermott is said to have slept with, Emily Goodhand, lacks "a digital footprint" you could say, and the show itself seems so convoluted.
Watching the dude tear up over the guilt he feels for "ruining everything, our fairy tale ending, my beautiful family" is pure eye-rolling material.
To say nothing of the fact that the series wrapped up so neatly, with Tori telling the cameras that she knows "life's not a fairy tale; life's not a movie."
This felt like a movie. And a bad one at that.
Their alleged therapist is Dr. Wexler, who helped Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed with "issues" that prevented them from getting married for 28 years.
Not unlike Gene Simmons: Family Jewels, True Tori goes from screaming sessions and tears to a gradual thawing and then a (relatively) happy ending.
Some insiders say the show is pure fiction. Scripted or not, it reveals a lot about a couple dead set on presenting a visual product to the public.
Spelling grew up on camera, so perhaps life is imitating art or vice versa. In a weird sense, she feels more comfortable with a crew around than not.
She so calmly and vividly articulates the problems in her marriage, it's as if she's talking about someone else, not her own crumbling union.
When a friend suggests that she may be opening up to Dean better now because the "cameras make it feel less real to you," Spelling doesn't disagree.
Of course, when she does, McDermott has a "mental breakdown" and we learn how he wanted to off himself and how this caused him to be institutionalized.
Rumors surfaced that Dean McDermott's suicide attempt was faked for ratings, and Tori's first reaction was somehow to ask how it would hurt his career.
Next week will be a "very special episode" (seriously) in which they will address rumors and the questions, such as whether karma came back to bite them.
As they say, cheaters deserve each other ...