Netflix releases dozens of original shows and movies throughout every year. The streaming platform also focuses on expanding its library of reality TV programs. What with reality show hits like ‘Queer Eye’, ‘Nailed It!’ and ‘Love Is Blind’. Keep scrolling for 7 original Netflix reality shows that are worth your time to binge on.
The British reality series produced by Studio Lambert and Motion Content Group is the original version of The Circle franchise. The series revolves around social media, cat-fishing, and reality TV with the concept that anyone can be anyone in ‘The Circle’. This social experiment involves players flirting, befriending and cat-fishing their way toward $100,000. The competitors live in separate apartments and can only communicate with each other via an app called the Circle, a mix of Alexa, Siri, and Facebook. Narrated by comedian Michelle Buteau, the show’s hilarious, awkward and genuine all at once.
Love Is Blind
This dating reality television series created by Chris Coelen has six single men and women participants in a social experiment to look for love and get engaged through a wall, all before seeing the their better half, in person. The show follows them to right their wedding day – though there is no guarantee that the participants will go through with it. Goes without saying, the real fun begins after the ‘couples’ meet for the first time. Love is Blind was one of the more popular shows on the Internet before COVID-19. Considered to be slightly problematic yet addictive, this one’s worth your time.
The American sports entertainment reality show created by Dave Broome is Netflix’s answer to “American Ninja Warrior,” but with added teamwork and an Olympics-like quality. The show is an intense obstacle course reality competition produced in six localized versions with elite athletes across countries compete for cash prizes, individual glory and national pride. Ultimate Beastmaster features select television hosts, actors, comedians and athletes as commentators from the six countries featuring in the show.
The American Netflix original reality show is a bake-off competition, where three amateur home bakers with demonstrated poor baking skills take a shot at recreating complicated cakes and confectionery to win a $10,000 cash prize and a trophy. Nailed It! has to challenges – “Baker’s Choice”, where the contestants pick one of three existing confectionery treats and try to recreate it and “Nail It or Fail It”, where contestants have two hours to recreate a complicated cake from scratch.
The American reality television series created by David Collins is the new version of the Bravo series of the same name. The show features an all-new “Fab Five” – food and wine expert Antoni Porowski, fashion expert Tan France, culture expert Karamo Brown, design expert Bobby Berk, and grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness. They serve up hip tips, emotionally charged makeovers and heartfelt reveals that is bound to leave you smiling, if not cheering them right on. With the team’s terrific chemistry and some of that jazz, Queer Eye’s been making headlines for all the right reasons.
The American reality dating series created by Chris Culvenor is the ‘first original dating series’ that Netflix has produced. Dating Around has six episodes, each focusing on the escapades of real-life people navigating through five blind dates. The mission is to find one match worthy of a second date. The show features an inclusive cast from diverse backgrounds of sexuality, race, and age. The show is regarded as one of Netflix’s best reality series that captures what the world of dating really feels like. Moving beyond the standards, that is.
Rhythm + Flow
The music reality series Rhythm + Flow is Netflix’s first original music competition program. The music competition show is judged by three rappers Tip “T.I.” Harris, Cardi B and Chance the Rapper who travel across the US to audition hopeful musicians and find the next big rapper. The contestants are tasked with challenges, rap battles, freestyles, and other obstacles to win a $250,000 cash prize along with their ‘big break’. Guests judges feature in several episodes.
There it is. Which one’s your pick?