Chrishell Stause and Heather Rae Young on 'Selling Sunset,' a popular reality show on Netflix

Watch These 25 Reality Shows On Netflix When You’re Craving Drama

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So, you've finished rewatching all your favorite reality series and you don't know what to watch next. You may be craving a new show with some juicy drama, but scrolling through the seemingly endless choices on Netflix seems like too much work. If this is you RN, fret not, because Netflix has a ton of reality shows — both original and curated from other networks — you can watch RN. So buckle in for some more unscripted fun, drama, and chaos.

If you're looking for a show that highlights the lavish things in life, you might enjoy Selling Sunset or Million Dollar Beach House — or try the lesser known Yummie Mummies or Singapore Social, which document well-off individuals in different settings. If you're more of a fan of romantic drama, there's plenty of relationship-focused reality shows — like Dating Around, Back with the Ex, and even The Bachelor — that might suit your fancy. Or, if you prefer cutthroat moments of competition, you might enjoy a reality show with a bit more of a competitive aspect, such as The Circle or Alone.

Basically, whatever you're into, Netflix has a reality show that's bound to suit your fancy. Check out the list below for some of the hottest and most dramatic reality shows on Netflix today:


The Circle


This competition show is built around the world of social media. Contestants live in separate rooms and can only communicate with one another online through "The Circle," a pseudo-social media platform. Contestants rate each other as "influencers'' every few days, and low-ranking participants are removed until the last remaining contestant wins $100,000. There's some lighthearted drama between contestants, so it's definitely an entertaining one to watch.


Dating Around

In this show, one single person goes on five first dates and chooses one person at the end for a second date. The episodes are full of awkward, funny, and heartwarming moments, including a bit of drama.


Demarcus Family Rules

This 2020 reality show is a look at the life of country music star Jay DeMarcus (from Rascal Flatts), ex-beauty queen Allison DeMarcus, and their energetic family in Nashville. They crown themselves the "ultimate odd couple" and their antics lead to hilarity and sometimes high-tension moments.


Baewatch: Parental Guidance

Loved-up couples who think they've found their perfect match get shipped off to a tropical resort and enjoy a vacation alone... or, at least, that's what they think. In the other room, their parents — who think their child's significant other isn't the one for them — are watching and judging every moment of their intimate vacation. Eventually, the parents reveal the fact they've watched everything go down and voice how they feel about it all. This one’s got opinionated parents, cringe-worthy moments, and romantic drama all tied into this one.


The Single Wives

In this reality show, seven formerly married women are put in romantic situations and coached by experts to find new love.


Too Hot To Handle


Too Hot To Handle Season 1 was *the* reality show of spring 2020. It featured a group of very attractive singles on an island vacation. If participants made any sort of physical contact with one another, however, money was withdrawn from the final cash prize at the end. Season 2 comes out in June 2021.


The Bachelorette

Season 6 of the hit ABC show is on Netflix, which means you can watch one woman (Ali Fedotowsky) try to find true love by dating 30 men. There's always drama on this show, so don't be surprised if you get sucked in for several episodes.


Selling Sunset

One of the most iconic “docu-dramas” to hit Netflix, Selling Sunset follows a group of real estate agents and brokers who sell multi-million-dollar houses to Los Angeles’ elite — and look fab AF while doing so.



Alone is similar to Survivor in that it documents individuals trying their best to live in the wilderness without many resources. Participants are completely isolated from all other humans and can "tap out" at any time. The person who remains the longest wins a cash prize of $500,000.


Terrace House


Terrace House is a show about six strangers living their normal lives, except they're all together in a communal residence, with cameras and show hosts watching their every move. There's no script, so this reality show is about as real as they come, and there are several versions with participants in different areas — like Tokyo and Hawaii — so there's plenty of content to keep you busy.


Back With The Ex

In this series, four singles reconnect with their exes and try to reinvigorate their romantic past together. With intense baggage following these pairs, the reconnection process can be harder than it seems.


Yummy Mummies

Four well-off and young mothers-to-be are followed by cameras that document their pregnancies and new chaotic life with babies. The series shows the moms supporting each other through the ups and downs of motherhood, deepening their relationships with one another, and introducing their children to the lavish things in life.


Love Is Blind


Love Is Blind is almost a blend of The Circle and Married at First Sight. Thirty singles get the chance to date others while in isolation pods, and after 10 days of dating, the participants must either get engaged to someone they've neve seen... or go home. The show gets interesting because it follows the couples up until their wedding days, when they either say "I do" or "I don't" to the marriage in front of their families.


Singapore Social

Singapore Social follows the lives of a group of 20-something friends in Singapore as they navigate their careers, romantic lives, and families in the competitive Singapore social scene. Think Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, but overseas.


Real Love

Eighteen men and women gather on a beach looking for love in this game show, but they only know each other by false names because each of them is "burdened because of a dark past," per the show's introduction. These singles all embark on the path to find love, which will ultimately determine whether the couples can overcome their issues together.


Million Dollar Beach House


Million Dollar Beach House is a lot like Selling Sunset in that it documents a group of high-profile agents who sell homes in the exclusive Hamptons area. There are fabulous properties, drama between the agents, and a whole lot of glamor in this series.


My Hotter Half

In this show, couples face off against their partner to find out who people think is hotter. Strangers on the street examine each person's dating profiles and whoever is deemed less attractive gets a complete makeover and another chance at public evaluation. As you can imagine, there's some lighthearted fun with this one, but things can also get kind of intense between the couples.


Styling Hollywood


Styling Hollywood follows power-couple Jason Bolden and Adair Curtis, who manage a company focused on celebrity styling and interior design. There are some celeb appearances in this show, as well as super-fancy outfits and deadline-induced drama.


Are You The One?

In this high tech twist on a dating show, couples are secretly paired up via an algorithm, and then all the contestants have to figure out who their perfect match is. Winners get a cash prize… and possibly the love of their lives.


Bling Empire

If you missed the Bling Empire craze in early 2021… what are you even doing? Head to Netflix ASAP to immerse yourself in the lives of the ridiculously wealthy Asian Americans living in Los Angeles. Come for the lavish spending, stay for the love-to-hate (or hate-to-love?) interpersonal drama.


America’s Next Top Model

A reality competition series classic, ANTM is a high-energy modeling competition run by Tyra Banks. The fashion is fierce, the smizes are stunning, and the challenges are both humiliating and incredibly entertaining.


Marriage or Mortgage

One of the most talked-about reality series to hit Netflix in 2021, Marriage or Mortgage asks couples an important — and nearly impossible — question: Should they spend their money on a wedding, or on a house? If you’re not yelling at your TV for these people to forget the hors d'oeuvres and invest in their forever home, you’re not watching it right.


Lenox Hill


If you want to watch something that will get your senses firing, check out Lenox Hill, which documents four doctors at New York's prestigious Lenox Hill. Between the personal life drama and high-stakes situations, this show has a lot that will keep you on the edge of your seat.


Blown Away

Look, I know a show about glass blowing sounds like a complete snoozefest, but hear me out. This reality competition series is fascinating for the same reasons you love The Great British Bake Off: These contestants are masters at their craft and create absolutely stunning works of art through a process that is *so* satisfying to watch.


Instant Hotel

If you want a reality show that will give you major wanderlust and expose you to some amazing properties, you’ll probs enjoy Instant Hotel. In this show, Australian homeowners turn their properties into "instant hotels" in a search to find the best vacation spot. Four teams of strangers travel the country together and open their homes and lives to each other along the way. The participants are pretty vocal about how they feel about each other's homes, so things get a little catty, which will give you the reality TV messiness you're craving.