1.Shattered, the competition where contestants were challenged to stay awake for seven days straight to win £100k.
2.Boy Meets Boy, a dating show where one guy was on a search for the man of his dreams, but little did he know, some of his suitors were straight.
3.And in a similar theme, Playing It Straight was a dating game where a woman had to eliminate contestants that she thought were secretly gay.
4.Release The Hounds was a game show where contestants were literally chased by dogs for cash prizes.
5.In an extreme take on the whole "less is more" thing, there was Life Stripped Bare – a documentary that involved participants temporarily giving up all of their worldly possessions, including their knickers and socks.
6.The show that literally no one asked for, but we got anyway: Dogs Might Fly – a series where abandoned dogs tried to pilot planes.
7.Proof that sometimes producers come up with a witty show name first and worry about the details later: Game Of Clones — where the contestant had to choose which version of their dream person to date.
8.Sex Box: the ideal show for anyone who's ever wanted to have sex on TV, and then talk about it right after.
9.Who’s Your Daddy? was as weird it sounded, maybe even weirder. The aim of the game was for people who were put up for adoption to try to correctly guess their biological father out of a lineup for a $100k prize.
10.Kid Nation was the Lord Of The Flies of reality TV, where a bunch of 8- to 15-year-olds had to set up a functioning society without input from adults.
11.A game show set in the delivery room, where parents compete to win a college scholarship for their soon-to-be-born baby isn't an episode of Black Mirror, it's Labor Games.
12.Girlfriend Intervention was a makeover show starring four black women, and to be honest I can only describe it as what Queer Eye would be if it was incredibly problematic.
13.Joe Millionaire: A dating show where a "millionaire" wined and dined prospective daters, except he's not a millionaire, he's a working-class construction worker.
14.A dating show where contestants were vying for the hand in marriage of a real-life British monarch was something I thought we'd all watch, but I Wanna Marry "Harry" was anything but that.
15.The Moment Of Truth had a great premise — contestants answered a bunch of cringey questions, while hooked up to a lie detector test, but the questions became increasingly more personal.
16.Naked Attraction: The dating show where you judge people by their bits before even seeing their face. Contestants have to eliminate people based on their bare bodies, until they're left with just one naked date.
17.And finally, There's Something About Miriam — a dating show where six men tried to woo a model who was revealed to be transgender in the final episode.
Did I miss any? Let me know in the comments!
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