7 Reality Shows That Are Actually Good

Most reality TV is pretty trashy; and let’s be honest, we all love a little drama (at least when it’s happening to people we don’t know). While it’s easy to find the trashiest of them all, it can be harder to find the shows with some substance to them buried in a sea of reality series that come and go each season.  Here are some of my favorites; some of them are a bit trashy, but all of them entertaining.

7. The Real Housewives of Orange County

Yes, I know, you weren’t expecting a Real Housewives show to be on here. It’s not classy TV by any means, but this one is definitely entertaining and more tame than shows like New Jersey or Atlanta. Sometimes, it’s nice to be a wallflower to the drama of other people. The cast has changed a lot over the years, but I have to say, I still am deeply entertained by Vicki’s personality.

6. Dance Moms


This one is family-friendly. Yes, it has a lot of drama and shouting, but it’s fun to watch the different dance routines they come up with. I have two sisters who were in a multitude of dance classes growing up, and I always envied their recitals! It’s understandable that this show gets a lot of hate, so it’s definitely not for everyone.

5. The Real Housewives of NYC


The last of the Real Housewives shows on my list, I promise! Not as much fun since Bethenny and Jill have been off the show, Ramona and the Countess still make me roll my eyes enough for me to keep tuning in! I’m glad that Kelly is gone, as she was a bit too much for me. I’m still holding out hope that they bring Jill back for the new season! It’s also fun because I visit New York City a lot, so passing a shop like Zarin Fabrics in Lower Manhattan and then seeing it in the show is always enjoyable.