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8 Reality Competition Shows That Take You On A Wild Ride

From flower arranging to children amateur chefs and everything in between.

Reality television haters, you need to reevaluate your life. The genre is full of wonder, madness, and talent — and it’s all three when there’s competition involved. Ahead, we’ve chronicled some of the wildest, most intoxicating reality competition shows you may have slept on. Time to add them to the queue.

HBO Max

Full Bloom

If you say you don’t love flowers, you’re lying. Full Bloom makes competing florists create the most divine floral arrangements, making every episode feel like a glimpse of heaven. (HBO Max)

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LEGO Masters

Not only do you get to see some truly out-of-this-world LEGO sculptures, but Will Arnett as the show’s host is genius-level casting. (Hulu)

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Nailed It!

Amateur bakers enter the intense world of pastry making, so you know it’s bound to be a train wreck. Plus, Nailed it! brings the hilarious Nicole Byer and renowned pastry chef Jacques Torres as hosts, which makes it all the more sweet. (Netflix)

Netflix

The Circle

The Circle gave us a glimpse of pandemic isolation before we had any idea what was coming for us! Also, the premise of having to navigate around multiple catfish while trying to be your authentic self is the perfect recipe for drama and deceit. (Netflix)

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The Great British Baking Show

Never has there been a more wholesome reality television program, or programme, as they say in the U.K. Filled with gentle souls who love to bake, The Great British Baking Show is the cozy blanket of the reality television competition world. (Netflix)

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Love Island (UK)

Sun, occasional surf, and endless heterosexual mayhem. Love Island (UK) brings fit, tan, and Juvéderm-plumped singles to a Villa in Spain, where they “couple up” and face off in challenges and public voting sessions to find love and win £50,000. Plus, as a viewer, you’ll leave with a whole new lexicon of British jargon. Doesn’t that make you feel chuffed, luv? (Hulu)

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Rock of Love with Bret Michaels

There is truly no way in hell Rock of Love would get greenlit today, which is what makes it a special (and cringe) time capsule of late-2000s dating. Women competing to live with a washed up ‘80s rockstar? Reality television is a Hydra... (Tubi)

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Masterchef Junior

Sorry, but seeing kids’ panic and triumph in the kitchen just hits! (Fox)