Say hello to your next guilty pleasure binge watch.
Netflix has something for everyone. Whether you’re into kdrama, crime documentaries, or blockbuster films, they’ve got it all. But when you’re just in one of those moods where you don’t want to use too much of your brainpower especially after a looooong day, tuning into some reality TV sounds just about the best thing to do.
They’re the best form of entertainment when you just want to unwind and need some background noise. Reality competition shows, in particular, are just twice as pleasurable to watch especially if you’re someone that loves a good challenge. There’s something strangely addictive about cheering on your favorites from the couch and watching people showcase their talents. So if you’re a sucker for competition shows or are just looking to pass the time, here’s a curated list of the best reality competition shows streaming on Netflix right now.
Top Chef (2006)
Top Chef is an American reality competition show on Bravo, that first aired in 2006. The chefs/contestants compete against each other in culinary challenges and are judged by a panel of professional chefs with one or more contestants eliminated per episode.
The Final Table (2018)
In each episode of The Final Table, twelve pairs of chefs from around the world compete to prepare signature dishes from various countries for the world’s best chefs, food critics, and celebrity ambassadors. An internationally acclaimed chef is tasked to pick an ingredient representing their country’s cuisine and culture and chefs must utilize and highlight the chosen ingredient in their dish.
Cooked with Cannabis (2020)
Chefs that specialize in cooking with cannabis go head-to-head making cannabis-infused dishes for a chance to win $10,000.
Interior Design Masters (2019)
Interior designers with different skillsets and backgrounds face-off on in real-world design situations for a chance to land a contract with one of London’s biggest hotels.
Ten aspiring makeup artists compete to become Britain’s next make-up star. Watch as they make amazing transformations and stunning creations as they impress judges to win a life-changing contract.
RuPaul’s Drag Race (2009)
RuPaul’s Drag Race has been around since 2009 and has been running for 13 seasons and with good reason. It’s an Emmy-Award winning series where drag queens compete in fashion and performance challenges in the hopes of snatching the crown as the next drag superstar.
Rhythm + Flow (2019)
Watch aspiring rappers compete to live out their dreams of becoming the next rap icon in the presence of high-profile judges including Cardi B, T.I., and Chance the Rapper.
The name of the game says it all: players who flinch suffer the consequences and lose their chance at winning the prize money. Flinch takes a group of contestants to endure the most wacky of situations which is both harrowing and hilarious.
The Circle (2020)
The Circle is basically a social experiment that puts social media to the ultimate test. Contestants are isolated within their own apartments and can only communicate with each other through “The Circle.” It proves the point that not everything we see on social media is necessarily authentic and that there is a lot more depth to everyone than just their profile, photos, and bio.
Hyperdrive is a show for those who like live life on the edge. It’s a street racing series that puts elite racers from around the world against each other in their decked-out custom cars while performing death-defying stunts.
Cover image is from Netflix
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