Netflix + Reality TV=YES

If you have been recently browsing the Netflix site…like I know you have, you may have noticed a new venture that Netflix is undertaking: Reality TV! From shows like The Circle, to Next in Fashion, and of course everyone’s undeniable favorite Love is Blind, we have been met with a Netflix 2.0 -- a streaming platform that not only lets us rewatch all the old shows that cable cancelled, but to also become emotionally invested with everyday people in their new reality TV venture! 

The reason for this venture could have a multitude of reasons. For one, there are NO commercials on Netflix, making your TV binge that much better. Instead of having to wait every 20 minutes to find out who is getting voted off, or having super annoying cliff hangers halfway into the show, viewers can watch it straight through, which is definitely a plus! In addition, there is no censorship in regard to “vulgar” language with Netflix. Cast members can swear as much as they want without a bleep or fuzzy bubble surrounding their mouths. This allows viewers to feel closer and relate more deeply to the people they’ve spent the past hour rooting for or hating. 

If you haven’t checked out these new shows yet, you should! And here is a short summary about the three mentioned: 

  • The Circle: This is an American competition series all about strategy and manipulation with the medium of social media! The winner of the show wins a prize of $10,000.

 

  • Next in Fashion: A fashion competition hosted by another Netflix favorite: Tan France from Queer Eye! The winner has the opportunity to win $250,000.

 

  • Love is Blind: This dating reality TV series is centered around the question “Is love blind?” The participants are given a few days to date people without EVER seeing them and becoming engaged. They then have 2 weeks to live in the real world and decide if they will get married and answer the ultimate question… is love blind?