Reality TV The Weirdest Reality TV Shows That You Should Definitely Be Watching  

Evan Lambert
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Long ago, in a simpler time, we had relatively chaste reality shows such as Fear Factor and Joe Millionaire to keep us satisfied. Nowadays, we're blessed with an unwieldy, constantly growing collection of reality TV which runs the gamut from moderately eccentric to outright bonkers. The current slate of reality TV covers everything from exorcisms and arranged marriages to lumbersexuals and live brain surgeries.

Reality shows currently on the air are bold and fearless in their exploitation of weirdos and weird happenings. After all, when you combine the amazingly low cost of producing a reality show with the sheer number of delusional wannabes vying for their fifteen minutes, you have nothing short of television gold. (Speaking of gold, there's a show about searching the ocean floor for gold.)

Whether you're a die-hard reality lover or a casual viewer, you'll appreciate this list of weird current reality TV shows. Some of these shows are weird because of their subject matter (see: Exorcism: Live), while others are weird because of our relationship to them (see: Keeping Up With the Kardashians). However, all of them are fun and interesting and worth voting on. So go ahead and vote up your favorite weird reality TV shows! 

 

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Botched


Botched is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Weirdest Reality TV Shows That You Should Definitely Be Watching
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We can't tell if these folks are happy or sad to be on this show.

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#14 on The Best Reality Medical Shows

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Naked and Afraid


Naked and Afraid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Weirdest Reality TV Shows That You Should Definitely Be Watching
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Stripping someone of their clothes and dumping them in the middle of the wilderness with barely any help or guidance? Sounds like my fraternity initiation.

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#73 on The Best Reality TV Shows Ever

#24 on Reality Shows That Involve Actual Skill

#15 on The Best Discovery Channel Shows of All Time

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The Curse of Oak Island is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Weirdest Reality TV Shows That You Should Definitely Be Watching
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Not weird: There's an island off the south shore of Nova Scotia.

Slightly weird: People say the island is cursed.

Probably weird: Some guys are on a quest to find some super mythical treasure which may or may not be buried on that cursed island.

Definitely weird: There's a show about it.

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Tiny House World


Tiny House World is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Weirdest Reality TV Shows That You Should Definitely Be Watching
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Awww, tiny houses are so cute! So much better than regular houses.

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