Reality TV often gets a bad rap—how many times have you been embarrassed to admit you spent an entire weekend catching up on your fave “trashy” reality show? But as 2020 and 2021 has proven, the form is evolving. These new reality shows aren’t just vehicles for you to feel good about your life choices, although there are some shows on here that do just that. They’re ways to get inspired, educated, and involved, too.
It’s like Bachelor in Paradise, but longer and more ridiculous. There are Love Island versions all over the world, but the UK show is essentially required viewing. Ratings for the US equivalent have been bad, but the show’s Instagram account promises a season three in Hawaii. Great news, if you’re interested: The show is currently casting.
‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’
The most classic example of the genre, the show that basically defined reality TV for over a decade, is finally going off the air after 20 seasons on E! (only to reappear on Hulu). So give this the sendoff it deserves. It premiered on E! March 1
‘Ball To Rap’
This might be the most lavishly gorgeous reality show of all time? The series follows modern Hip-Hop culture, as 5 rap artist strive for a better life , while the main cast member Dukane ( Antonio Odom ) balances his business ventures and love affairs midst of his career during a pandemic.