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    If You Are A Reality TV Fan, You NEED To Be Watching "The Traitors"

    It's Cirie Fields and Rachel Reilly playing Mafia in a Scottish castle. What's not to love?

    Hello fans of reality TV! Hello television bingers! Hello strategy gamers! I have arrived (like a cloaked messenger in the night) to deliver your new favorite reality television sensation: The Traitors!

    Promo still for Traitors

    The Traitors, which is based on a Dutch show, is basically just a large game of Mafia (also known as Werewolf and similar to Among Us) which puts 20 contestants in a Scottish castle and has them duke it out for $250,000.

    The cast of Traitors stand clapping in a drive way

    First, let's talk about the cast. Twenty people. Ten are reality TV stars. Ten are normies who are honestly mostly duds, but they don't matter. Let me introduce our famous players, though.

    Contestants stand in a clump together

    First up, we've got two Survivor alumni, beginning with the great Cirie Fields.

    Cirie Fields stands in a crowd

    The other Survivor alum is Stephenie LaGrossa Kendrick.

    Stephenie LaGrossa Kendrick stis at a table

    Moving over to Survivor's sister show on CBS, Big Brother, we have Cody Calafiore.

    Cody Calafiore wears a hood

    There is no higher Big Brother royalty, however, than Rachel Reilly.

    Rachel Reilly sits at a table

    While we're talking about Big Brother, we might as well discuss Brandi Glanville, a reality TV legend who appeared on Celebrity Big Brother 1.

    Brandi Glanville sits at a breakfast table

    Another Celebrity Big Brother alum is Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte.

    Ryan Lochte sits at a table

    Pivoting into the world of Bravolebrities, we have Kyle Cooke from Summer House.

    Kyle Cooke sits at a table

    There's also one Bachelor nation star: Arie Luyendyk Jr.

    Arie Luyendyk Jr. sits at the round table

    And last, but not least, we have THE QUEEN HERSELF Kate Chastain from Below Deck.

    Kate Chastain sits at the Roundtable

    As I said, there are 10 other contestants, but they don't matter. Someone who does matter, however, is Alan Cumming, who serves as an incredible host of the show.

    Alan Cumming stands outside of a castle

    But back to the game! So, 20 contestants arrive at the castle, and Cumming informs them that a few of them will be "Traitors" while the rest will be "Faithfuls."

    The cast of Traitors and Alan Cumming stand outside a Scottish castle

    If the Faithfuls can eliminate all the Traitors by the end of the game, they'll split the money. If, however, a Traitor can make it to the end, they'll take home the entire prize pot and leave the Faithfuls with nothing.

    The cast of The Traitors stand in front of their cars

    Each night, the Traitors get together and select one Faithful to murder.

    Quentin Jiles, Andie Thurmond, and Anjelica Conti sit at the breakfast table

    In an always fun bit, the contestants arrive in the breakfast room each morning a few at a time, before it is revealed which contestant was murdered, and therefore, not eligible to eat the continental breakfast.

    Anjelica Conti and Kyle Cooke sit at a breakfast table

    The contestants who survived are always giddy, and it's fun to watch the Traitors try to pretend that they are also surprised by who is alive and who isn't.

    Andie Thurmond sticks their head into the breakfast room

    Then, Alan comes and X's the portrait of the dead person, and informs the remaining players about the day's "mission."

    Alan Cumming stands in front of a wall of portraits

    The missions, which are the least exciting part of the show, allow the cast members to earn money which will go to the prize pot at the end.

    A giant bunny statue on fire

    The missions are a VIBE, though, and include ringing creepy church bells...

    Contestants ring bells in an old church

    Spinning on a creepy old Ferris Wheel...

    Contestants strapped to an old ferris wheel

    Getting buried alive...

    Contestants stand outside graves

    And in my favorite mission of the season, rolling large barrels through the countryside for miles.

    Rachel Reilly and Anjelica Conti roll barrells

    After the mission, the cast returns to the mansion to strategize about who they think the Traitors might be and prep for the "Round Table."

    Contestants sit in a lounge

    Then, everyone files in for the Round Table, which is honestly the best part of each episode. The group all speculate on who they think the Traitors are before voting to "banish" a Traitor. Once banished, the contestant reveals if they are a Traitor or a Faithful.

    Contestants sit at the round table

    Usually, the group votes out a Faithful, which is cathartic for the viewers because everyone is sooooooooo self righteous, and usually, they are wrong.

    Contestants sit at the round table

    The 10-episode series is a MUST WATCH if you love strategy-based reality TV, and also a MUST WATCH if you want to see Alan wear some of the best outfits ever assembled.

    Alan Cumming with a plaid suit

    And this middle-part/broach combo.

    Alan Cumming in a different plaid suit

    And this beret!

    Alan Cumming wearing a beret

    TL;DR The Traitors is my reality TV obsession. I need everyone to watch it, and I need there to be a second season without any normies. It's available to stream only on Peacock.

    The cast of The Traitors stand around Alan Cumming