The Reality Shows that You Need in Your Life

Abigail Cardiff

Whether it’s vicariously living as a New York socialite or a Beverly Hills party girl, reality shows are truly a perfect escape from the mundane. Envious lifestyles packed with plentiful drama make for the ultimate guilty pleasure. Get the new year off to an entertaining start with our roundup of the reality shows you need in your life. 

Winter Love Island 

What better way to brighten up your January than by watching some gorgeous singletons parade around in the sun? The winter version of the series premiered on 16th January on ITV and Virgin Media at 9pm. The show will continue to air at the same time and on the same channels on week nights and Sunday nights where it is followed by the weekly live show, Aftersun, hosted by Maya Jama and a panel of experts who will dive into all the juicy gossip. Irish viewers can catch up on all of the episodes on the Virgin Media player.  

Buying Beverly Hills 

Following in the footsteps of Selling Sunset and Selling The OC, Buying Beverly Hills focuses on property mogul and CEO of The Agency, Maurico Umansky, and his daughters as they navigate the world of luxury real estate. The Umanskys are no stranger to the spotlight having featured on many episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with their mother Kyle Richards. Their familiar dynamic and wholesome banter will be a hit with reality television fanatics and casual viewers alike. Season one is available to stream on Netflix.  

The Real Housewives Franchise 

The Real Housewives franchise has had viewers invested in the opulent lives of wealthy women across the United States for years. Whether you are a seasoned viewer or have yet to take the plunge, streaming service Hayu has you covered with all The Real Housewives content you could possibly need. It’s time to stop resisting the inevitable and start watching!

The Kardashians 

Succeeding the cultural sensation of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Hulu’s The Kardashians offers a glossy insight into Khloe and Tristan’s turbulent relationship, Kim’s divorce from Kanye, and of course Kourtney’s life with her new husband, Travis Scott. The new series also offers a glimpse into the sister’s business ventures alongside many meme worthy moments. The show is available to stream on Disney + in Ireland. 

The Hills 

With the late ‘00s show, The Hills, added to Netflix, a new generation is discovering the entertaining allure of Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag as they juggle career, relationships, and all kinds of drama in this Laguna Beach spin-off. From Brody Jenner’s orchestrated relationship drama to Lauren and Heidi’s feud, the show is sure to offer some well needed escapism. 

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