The people have spoken: we love binge/cringe-worthy reality TV!
If you have Netflix — or haven’t signed out of your ex’s account yet — you’ve probably stumbled upon one of the streaming services reality television shows like The Circle, Rhythm + Flow, or organizational guru Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up. Even the streaming service’s most recent venture into the unscripted world, Love Is Blind, proved to be a universal hit gaining the attention of viewers across the globe! It surely seems like Netflix is listening to what people have to say because they’re ordering a bunch of new seasons to satisfy all of our guilty-pleasures.
“It’s been incredible to see Netflix members everywhere respond to the raw, authentic stories of real people and real stakes,” said Brandon Riegg, Netflix Vice President of Nonfiction Series and Comedy Specials. “We pride ourselves on creating a favorite show for any taste, and we’re thrilled fans embraced all of these series with such enthusiasm and shared passion. We look forward to sparking more joy for our members.”
If you haven’t made your way to the reality show depths of the streaming world, here’s a little run down of a few of the renewals!
Love is Blind
Talk about a love-hate relationship; this show manages to embody every fantasy and nightmare you’ve had surrounding love. Love Is Blind follows a dating “experiment” in search of an answer to an age-old question: can you fall in love with someone without having ever laid eyes on them? A group of single men and women enter solo pods with the hopes of finding their perfect match (aka FIANCÉ), without any outside problems (appearance, age, race) getting in the way before having to honeymoon, move in together, AND WED in the span of the show’s four-week run. Sure, roll your eyes all you want… the show has already been renewed for two more seasons.
Apparently The Circle is based on a British television show where contestants basically catfish one another. The Netflix-remake is pretty much a reality game show exhibiting the power of social media and how it can be a tool for deceit, power, and triumph. The player who comes out of isolation as essentially the most popular influencer, wins $100,000. This thrilling reality game show has been renewed for two more seasons.
Rhythm + Flow
Think American Idol or The Voice, but for rappers. The musical competition’s celebrity judges — Chance the Rapper, Cardi B and T.I. — recruit contestants by traveling to the most hip-hop influenced cities in the world before the big showdown where an undiscovered star claims the thrown in Hollywood, California. The show has been renewed for another season.
Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo
If you’re familiar with the eight-episode series that launched on Netflix back in January 2019, then you’re going to be excited for the show’s sister series, Sparking Joy. The organization-guru and her team will set out to tidy up one small town in America and viewers are being asked to nominate places that can use a little loving at TidyMyTown.com!
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