7 most addictive Netflix reality shows

Queer Eye. (L to R) Tan France, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness in Season 6 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021
Queer Eye. (L to R) Tan France, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness in Season 6 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021 /
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TOO HOT TO HANDLE. TOM DYMOND/NETFLIX
TOO HOT TO HANDLE. TOM DYMOND/NETFLIX /

Addictive Netflix reality shows: Too Hot to Handle

Too Hot to Handle has a fairly simple premise, a bunch of hot people enter a luxurious villa together in some beautiful, beachy location and then have to keep their hands to themselves the entirety of their stay there.

The whole time the group is together at the house, they’re monitored by a cone-shaped robot named Lana who tries to keep them all in check. The goal of the show is for these sexy singles to form deeper, meaningful connections rather than just having flings.

At the end of their stay at the villa, the winners will get to share a prize pool, the amount in it is determined by how well people can follow the rules. Every kiss, grope, or act of sexual intimacy leads to Lana docking cash from the winning prize money. Too Hot to Handle is very silly and totally seems scripted, but there’s still something about it that makes it hard to resist.

Love is Blind season 2
Love Is Blind. (L to R) Kyle Abrams, Shaina Hurley in season 2 of Love Is Blind. Cr. Patrick Wymore/Netflix © 2022 /

Addictive Netflix reality shows: Love is Blind

Love is Blind is, in many ways, the opposite of Too Hot to Handle. In this dating show, the singles are invited to participate in a social experiment where they get to talk to each other as much as they want from purpose-built “pods,” but the catch is that they cannot see one another. The other main difference between the two shows is that contestants on Love is Blind are there explicitly to find love and marriage.

Contesants are challenged to “date” people they cannot see and really connect before they finally find out what the other looks like. They’re encouraged to get engaged, and only then do they find out what their partner looks like. But many couples end up not making it to the altar, or even splitting before they can exchange “I dos.”