Everyone deserves to escape from reality every now and then, and ironically, the best way to do that is through reality television. There’s no better way to unwind than to jump into some of the zaniest scenarios an ordinary person couldn’t even dream of dealing with. Netflix’s release of Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness was a genius move since people are still discussing the likes of Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin weeks after the show’s debut.
However, the void that Tiger King left once everyone binged all 8 episodes, including the newly released special, The Tiger King and I, left fans craving more. The reason why the show was such a hit was because it was so bizzare despite it being based on real people. Luckily, there are plenty of other crazy reality shows to watch for more excitement.
If any show knows consistent craziness, it’s 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, a spinoff from the original 90 Day Fiancé. These couples claim to be madly in love; however, the catch is most of them have never met in person and have primarily developed their relationships online. The show chronicles the events that take place as the American half of the couple travels overseas to visit their partner, giving viewers an inside look on reunions that are both romantic and awkward, but they eventually must decide whether they want to remain together and begin the K-1 visa process or go their separate ways.
Currently, the main buzz from the show surrounds one particular couple, Rosemarie and Ed. ‘Big Ed,’ at 54 years old, travels from California to the Philippines to be with Rosemarie, who is a younger than his daughter at 23 years old. Along with the age gap, ‘Big Ed’ has polarized viewers of the show due to his entertaining yet controversial nature. For instance he’s conditioned his hair with mayonnaise and lectured Rosemarie about her physical appearance and romantic history, making their relationship one of the several entertaining couples on TLC’s show.
Love is Blind already hit Netflix in February 2020; however, now is the time to fully enjoy the show for everything it is. Several men and women date one another without ever seeing each other by conducting their dates through secluded pods. This is an attempt by the show to eliminate the lure of physical attraction in favor of personal connection.
The other catch is that if a contestant thinks they found the right person, they have to propose to them and get married within a month if their partner agrees. If viewers think going on a first date is nerve-wracking, wait until they see what these couples have to go through once they finally see each other. Between meeting each other for the first time after their engagement, squabbles with their castmates and meeting each other’s families, there is no shortage of shock value in this series.
Anyone can feel like they’re having a fun night when they turn on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City. Watch the wives spend a night out on the town as they balance business, motherhood and friendship amidst a sea of drama and tequila.
While this show’s concept may not appear to be as crazy as others before it, there are few casts as entertaining and bonkers as one that includes Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Luann de Lesseps and new cast member Leah McSweeney. Sometimes, all someone needs to see is an explosive fight or hilarious exchange of warbled words in order to sit on the edge of their seat or laugh a little.
The Circle was also released on Netflix in early 2020, so it may already sound familiar, but it’s still an crazy show that will make viewers think twice about how they craft their texts. While ordinary people conduct their usual day-to-day through a flurry of texts, The Circle takes this to the next level.
Contestants must communicate with each other from isolation, with only their text messages acting as a representation of who they are. Therefore, they get to present themselves in any way they choose. They must eventually vote people out of their ‘circle’ based on these personalities, and only one will reign supreme as the top ‘influencer’.
This show as the raunchier version of Love is Blind, but sight plays a huge role in it. While it does encourage singles to foster deeper emotional connections with one another, it does so at a higher price. A group of ten flirty singles must live in a gorgeous villa together and, in order to win a grand prize of $100,000, they cannot have sex, kiss or masterbate. If they do, their prize money decreases for each transgression.
While Tiger King is over, there are tons of reality shows that are as crazy if not even more wild.