Love Reality TV? Me too. It's almost embarrassing how easy it is to spend a whole day on your couch, eating snacks and watching home renovation shows, or Jersey Shore re-runs. If you're a student like me, though, then once you've finished your exams and final projects for the semester, you have no reason NOT to spend your free time binge-watching before school starts again.
When Netflix first became popular years ago, it didn't have anywhere near as great of a selection as it currently does. The streaming service used to have a lot of out-of-date TV shows and movies, but in recent years, since it's been creating its own content, options have gotten MUCH better.
With all these options, deciding what to watch can be hard. If you want to keep your selection simple, here are some of the best Reality TV shows you'll find on Netflix right now that are actually worth binge-watching:
In my opinion, Queen Eye is easily some of the greatest content Netflix has produced so far. If you haven't seen the show, it follows five gay men of various talents who are on a mission to makeover men (and later, women) to help them seriously improve their lives and boost their self-confidence. Each host brings something totally different to the table, and it's impossible not to fall in love with each of them as they work their magic and make people all over feel great about themselves.
If you don't get creeped out easily, or you don't mind nightmares, this may just be the series for you. Haunted tells the story of several people who have experienced supernatural, or even demonic experiences firsthand. It's a lot like other horror content you'll find, but it has Netflix quality production, which makes it even better! There are only six episodes, so it won't take you too long to binge.
It's 2018 - we all use emojis. In fact, most millennials are capable of communicating things solely through emojis, which is what this show is all about! Emogenius is a game show where players compete in a "charades" style game, except instead of acting out the answer, they must provide clues using only emojis. It's definitely pretty entertaining to watch and gives you a chance to test your emoji knowledge.
If you consider yourself to be business savvy, have dreams of being an entrepreneur one day, or just simply enjoy watching people sell their ideas, we highly recommend you check out Shark Tank. This is the American version of the popular Canadian series Dragon's Den. It's definitely a great show to watch if you consider yourself to be full of ideas you may one to market one day, or if you simply like watch people make fool's of themselves.
Cook Your Ass Off
Let's be real, most of us love to eat our share of junk food. Not only is it tasty, but it's also usually pretty quick and requires minimal effort on our part. For some reason though, most of us who are too lazy to cook also love watching cooking shows - funny how that works. If you're looking to get inspired, Cook Your Ass Off is definitely worth checking out. This is a cooking show where chefs are asked to create healthy, semi-simple versions of popular, traditionally unhealthy dishes. Who knows, you may learn a thing or two.
RuPaul's Drag Race
If you haven't seen RuPaul's Drag Race yet, you need to do yourself a favor and hop on the bandwagon. There's no way that you can look me in the eye and tell me that there's not something sorta badass about grown men putting on makeup and wigs to lip sync in 8 inch heels. Every season is full of so much drama and insanity that you won't be able to stop watching until you've finished the whole thing, plus some of the queens are better at contouring than the Kardashians.
The Final Table
I'll be honest with you - I know a total of two things about cooking, but I still watched this show from start to finish in a matter of hours because I was so obsessed. This cooking show is very unique in that it doesn't have a Gordon Ramsay yelling at everyone and bringing them down, but rather, it has a ton of talented chefs from all over the world working together to create super unique and amazing dishes without any drama. It's still intense enough to keep you drawn in, but it doesn't have the same comedic angry aspect as other shows.