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The best reality TV shows

Each of the reality shows on this list—which is curated by reality blurred editor and TV critic Andy Dehnart—represents the genre of reality TV at its finest: artfully crafted entertainment that focuses on real-life drama among real people, whether they’re living their lives or playing a game in an artificial context.

The reality TV shows here are the best of the best.

Links will guide you to full reviews of each series and reality blurred’s coverage of the show, and most importantly, point you to where you can watch, binge-watch, and/or buy the series. (Some of those may be affiliate links that will send a few cents back to reality blurred to support its mission to cover the best of reality TV.)

The best reality shows ever