35 Best Reality Shows That Are An Absolute Must Watch

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    Ironically, the best escapism in existence is reality TV. Tuning out your own life, flopping on the couch, and mercilessly judging the lives of others might be a guilty pleasure, but you can't deny that it's a relaxing experience to indulge in from time to time.

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    There are so many different genres of reality TV shows, so there's a little something for every mood. Craving some drama? Dating show. Want to cry? Singing competition. While there are seemingly infinite options to choose from, this list ranks only the best of the best.

    Here they are in all their glory — the 35 best reality TV shows:

    35. Selling Sunset

    Chrishell Stause in a black leather top and Bre Tiesi in a patterned blazer are engaged in conversation indoors
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    34. Selling The OC

    A person gives a presentation to two attentive colleagues seated at a table with laptops and coffee mugs in a modern office setting

    33. The Ultimatum

    Mal Wright and Yoly Rojas embrace each other, smiling, in stylish evening wear at an event with city lights in the background

    32. American Idol

    Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, and Simon Cowell sitting as judges on the American Idol set

    31. Keeping Up with the Kardashians

    Family photo with individuals standing, including Kris Jenner, posing in a red interior setting

    30. Impractical Jokers

    Four men standing under an umbrella, smiling, casual attire

    29. What Would You Do?

    Two individuals at a diner table engaged in conversation; camera crew in background capturing the interaction

    28. The Real World

    Group photo of "The Real World: Brooklyn" cast with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background

    27. The Challenge

    Five people in matching sports kits walk on a dirt path

    26. Chopped

    Four people having a discussion around a wooden counter, likely on a talk show or panel

    25. The Circle

    Person in bed dressed as character Judy Funnie from the cartoon 'Doug', looking surprised. Icons of other characters to the left

    24. Love Island

    Group of people standing on an outdoor set with string lights and a hot tub

    23. Next

    A man stands beside a text box listing his name Keith, 20, his love for designer jeans, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and fear of bargain shoppers

    22. MasterChef

    Three judges sit behind the 'MasterChef' panel, engaging in discussion

    21. Glow Up

    Four individuals applying dramatic face makeup, transforming into characters

    20. The Traitors

    Group of people sitting around a large circular table in a conference room with a central moderator

    19. Love is Blind

    Aerial view of two mirrored octagonal rooms, one with a dining setup and the other a lounge area

    18. Married at First Sight

    wedding day from episode of "married at first sight"

    17. Big Brother

    Julie Chen stands next to 'Big Brother' sign, hosting a show, audience in background

    16. Hell's Kitchen

    Gordon Ramsay gesturing and speaking to a chef in a kitchen during a cooking competition

    15. Undercover Boss

    Two people conversing in a store with one person gesturing and the other smiling. Both are wearing branded work attire

    14. Shark Tank

    Five people seated in a row, on a TV show set designed to resemble a boardroom

    13. The Great British Baking Show

    Four individuals in a cooking tent, engaging in conversation with a baking counter and equipment around them

    12. Rupaul's Drag Race

    Judges including RuPaul sit at panel desk on RuPaul's Drag Race set

    11. Nailed It!

    Woman in chef attire is surprised by a multi-tiered, colorful cake in front of her

    10. Jersey Shore

    Cast of Jersey Shore posing together at event, with one holding a championship belt

    9. The Bachelor/Bachelorette

    Group of people sitting and standing in a room, some in conversation, with a focus on a central seated figure

    8. Bachelor in Paradise

    Group of people seated in a cozy outdoor lounge setting with a standing man addressing them

    7. Project Runway

    Five people on a runway; three women in dresses and heels, one woman in a crop top and skirt, and a man in a suit. They are smiling

    6. The Voice

    Four coaches from The Voice posing together; two men in suits, two women in dresses, standing by red chairs

    5. MasterChef Junior

    Two individuals during a cooking demonstration on a TV show set, one appears to be a chef and the other tasting food

    4. The Amazing Race

    A group of people attentively listening to a speaker outdoors near a body of water

    3. Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives

    Woman feeds a man in a plaid shirt a sample of food in a kitchen setting

    2. Dancing with the Stars

    Two dancers perform on stage with smiles, man in a satin jacket and woman in a fringed outfit. The "Dancing with the Stars" logo is visible

    1. Survivor

    Group of contestants at night sitting around a fire during a Survivor Tribal Council
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