For any reality TV fan, it’s good to have a few extra must-watch shows in your back pocket for a rainy Saturday when “Love Island” is showing only the “best bits.”
It can be hard to find good reality shows these days, because there are so many about everything from finding love to cooking and a plethora of topics in between. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of five of the best reality TV shows on Netflix that have flown under the radar.
love on the spectrum
This show provides a heartwarming insight into the love lives of people with autism. During their various journeys to find love, the show is full of curiosity, intensity and joy.
The dating world can be a daunting place for everyone, but especially for people struggling with neurodivergence. Every emotion is deeply felt, expressed and portrayed in this series, making it one of the most authentic forms of reality TV, as well as illuminating and uplifting.
Are you the chosen one?
If you like chaos, this show is for you. Not really. This is truly the messiest, most dramatic reality TV show we’ve seen in a long time. Never heard of it? It’s probably because MTV cut it off after the LGBTQ+ season was absolute anarchy.
About 20 men and women are loose together in a house for the summer, bonding to try and find their “perfect match” – the person they are most compatible with according to MTV. Couples test their compatibility sporadically and if they are not compatible, they are forced to break up and move on. The group wins cash prizes if they manage to make ten matches by the end of the show.
Skin decision: before and after
This series shows there’s more to cosmetic surgery than celebrities and vanity. Throughout the 8-part series, we meet people from all walks of life – those who have been victims of accidents, those who have survived abuse, those who suffer from acne scars – who want to achieve change in both outside and inside to find peace.
Dr. Sheila Nazarian focuses on the least invasive and most beneficial ways to achieve a natural look for each of her clients. The cosmetic part appeals to our curious side while customer stories give us emotion and well-being.
Duos of hotel entrepreneurs across Australia compete for a cash prize to deliver the best hotel stay, ranked by their fellow competitors. Each duo offers something different in their unique hotel stays; some offer luxury penthouse accommodation while others take their guests underground to their vacation cave and some even have their own property in a rainforest.
Naturally, the competitive streak tends to kick in and create terrifically bitchy television against the backdrop of some of Australia’s weirdest and most wonderful hotels.
What happens when eight young mid-twenties star in a reality TV show? This series isn’t reinventing the wheel, but it’s still a series to invest in with plenty of episodes to keep you going. There are love triangles, dates, and drama, drama, drama as the actors navigate adulthood after college.
So. Five new series to satisfy your reality TV cravings for at least two weeks. Honorable mention: ‘Celebs Go Dating’, ‘Glow Up’ and ‘Bling Empire’.
Check out our five underrated reality shows on Netflix.