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.
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)
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)
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)