We all have our guilty pleasure shows. Since you can’t put your device down, you might as well incorporate it into your reality TV binge.
Digital networks are well known for their scripted masterpieces, but what are often the unsung heroes of streaming are reality series. To help keep your viewing habits up to date, VideoInk has created this list of groundbreaking reality shows that fill each one of your binge-watching needs. From being spinoffs of already popular shows, to having millions of viewers, to offering content you can’t seem to find any where else on the web, these projects will quickly become some of your favorites.
1. Mind Field
Hosted by Michael Stevens (Vsauce), “Mind Field” was recently renewed of its second season and for good reason. Diving into the human psyche, Stevens works with some of the field’s forefront experts in conducting experiments surrounding psychology and neuroscience. The show’s first episode detailing what affect isolation has on the human mind has over 12 million views and YouTube Red has promised that its next season will bring even more groundbreaking revelations. Viewers who are looking for content that will boost brain activity instead of numb it, won’t want to miss this. Watch the first episode for free below:
2. Lipstick Empire
Any business-minded feminist will want to put “Lipstick Empire” on their must-watch list. A new addition to the Warner Bros Digital Network, Stage 13, the show follows Lora Arellano and Dana Bomar, the co-founders and CEOs of Melt Cosmetics. Steering clear of the clichéd drama that normally plagues female-centered reality shows, “Lipstick Empire” focuses on the fast-paced, high-staked life that comes with running one of the biggest independent makeup brands in existence. The series is set to debut this fall and can be streamed via Facebook, YouTube, or on Stage13.com completely free.
Fans of traditional reality TV will be thrilled to add “@SummerBreak” to their repertoire if it’s not already there. The show, which had its fifth season premiere this past June, began by following the lives of several Los Angeles-based teens as they graduated high school and began their summer vacation. With plans to renew the show yet again and over 1.5 million views for the first episode, there’s clearly something about “@SumerBreak” that has fans begging for more.
Obsessed with both “Shark Tank” and professional sports? Verizon go90 has officially made your dreams come true with “MVP”. Star Patriot Rob Gronkowski is joined each episode by different notable guests (Antonio Brown, Terrell Owens, and Rudy Gay to name a few) while aspiring companies pitch their products in hopes that one of more of the athletes will sign-on to lend the brand their name and their business expertise. Whether you’re a sports fan, want to keep up with the latest marketing ventures, or simply need some gift ideas, “MVP” is sure to have you glued to your screen for hours. Watch all of season 1 for free on the go90 app, available for both IOS and Android.
5. Chopped After Hours
No reality show list would be complete without a cooking show that motivates you enough to be starving, but not actually so far as to cook. Offered for free on foodnetwork.com, “Chopped After Hours” is a non-competitive version of the popular show during which the judges attempt to tackle one of the baskets that the contestants were dealt earlier that day. Naturally the charming Ted Allen is there to present and to remind the chefs when their time is up.