Must-watch reality shows: 'Indian Matchmaking', 'Selling Sunset' and others that will keep you hooked this fall
The pandemic has changed lives in ways that we could ever imagine. It's been almost a year since the news of coronavirus being a potential killer broke. As the world waits for vaccine, governments across boundaries have issued stay-at-home orders as that seems to be the only way to tackle the infection spread. But, it doesn't have to be all gloomy. Apart from polishing your cleaning and culinary skills, one can also take some time out to binge-watch content that may fade away some of the worries that all of us are currently and collectively grappling with.
'Love Island USA'
The CBS show is about a group of single and ripped individuals who are stuck in a make-believe island and given a few weeks to choose their partners they'd like to spend their time with and by the end of it, win a handsome prize money. The network recently aired the show's season finale on September 30. Justine Ndiba and Caleb Corprew walked away with $100,000 and became the first black couple to win the show.
Take a look at the trailer to get a fair idea of what to expect from 'Love Island' USA Season 2.
Love Is Blind
This Netflix-backed show is a social experiment where hopeful individuals enter a pod and experience sppeed dating, which culminates in an engagement. All this, without seeing one another. The engaged couples are then sent off to a vacation where they explore more about themselves and their relationship. Once the holiday is over, they return to their real lives and try and figure out if they are fit to get married.
Cameron-Lauren, and Amber-Matt ended up getting hitched, while Jessica-Mark, Damian-Giannina, Diamond-Carlton and Kelly-Kenny were not so lucky in love.
Canada residents and renovation experts Sarah and Bryan Baeumler risked their livelihood to restore an abandoned resort in the Bahamas. Best bit, they were aware of what they were giving to bring the resort back to life. The couple was confident that it would yield results. Sarah and Bryan were looking at working on a 10-acre property and transforming it into "a world-class island oasis complete with 18 luxurious hotel rooms, 22 ocean front villas."
It serves as an eye-opener to anyone thinking that arranged marriages are a thing of the past. Matchmakers Sima Taparia assists her plush clientele find soulmates beyond the dating and matrimonial sites but not before the singles have gone on a few dates to understand if they are on the same page. The Netflix-backed show garnered a lot of views and sparked quite a few debates on social media, which was proof that it hit the right chord with the viewers.
'Selling Sunset' has easily been one of the best shows to have aired in recent times. It's addictive and for good reason. A real estate show that centers around the Oppenheim group, founded by brothers Jason and Brett who leaves no stone unturned to ensure that their clients are happy and content with their services and of course, are able to find the home of their dreams.
The siblings are assisted by efficient and ambitious ladies of the firm — Chrishell Stause, Davina Potratz, Maya Vander, Christine Quinn, Mary Fiztgerald, Heather Rae Young, and Amanza Smith. This year, Netflix aired Season 2 and 3 in a span of over 3 months.
Dancing With The Stars (ABC)
It's a competition series and in its 29th season. The contestants are celebrities and paired with choreographers. Each week, the pairs present interesting variations to a dance routine chosen by them or at times, assigned by the judges. This season, Carrie Ann Inaba, left, Derek Hough and Bruno Tonioli will judge the stars on the technicalities, stage presence and overall performance.
These are not the only ones that come with high-voltage drama and a good dose of entertainment. But these are surely the ones that will keep you hooked for the longest time.