As much as we love to escape into the fictional worlds of our fave shows, sometimes a little dose of reality is just what we need. For whatever reason, watching real people, just like us, thrown into crazy situations IRL makes for entertainment gold. From WTF social experiments to cutthroat competitions, it’s just so easy to get hooked on a good (or so bad that it’s good) reality show.
This year, there have already been a bunch of new reality TV shows that became instant hits. And more are on their way. Here are the best reality shows of 2020.
This competition/social experiment hybrid reality show has contestants move into the same apartment building, but none of them ever meet each other in person. They can only communicate using a social network called The Circle, and they can be as honest or as they are deceitful as they want with their profiles. The goal is to rate one another, with the people at the bottom at risk of being ‘blocked’ from The Circle forever, losing their chance at $100,000.
Love Is Blind
This hit Netflix original reality series tests the hypothesis ‘Is love blind?’ It begins with singles hopping between pods, dating day-to-day in search of their perfect match, without ever seeing the person they’re talking to. When they find “the one,” they propose and then finally see the love of their lives. At the end of the monthlong experiment, which also involves going on vacation with each other and meeting the parents, the couples will have a wedding ceremony where they say their “I dos’—or ‘I don’ts.’
Next in Fashion
Next in Fashion is a competition for designers who’ve already made a name for themselves. Now, they have to prove that they are the future of fashion and show how they are moving the industry forward with their work. Beating other top designers is a pretty sweet victory, and the $250,000 prize money doesn’t hurt either.
Making the Cut
Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum are back for another fashion competition series. Making the Cut brings 12 designers together to test not only their design skills but also their business management abilities. Based on the Amazon description, you’ll be able to buy some of the products as the season progresses.
Finding the One
This new SA dating show gives the matchmaking powers to the contestants’ friends and families, which has some really fun results.
Hoor My Sien My Soen My
This dating show has one single go on dates with three potential love interests. But there is a catch _ there is no physical interaction. The contestant experiences the date through a body camera worn by their date, and they have to choose which one they like best.