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Grab the popcorn. These are 6 of the best reality TV shows on Netflix right now.

There’s no shortage of choice for weekend binge-watching. Almost too much.

That’s where we come in.

Mamamia has searched through Netflix in pursuit the most noteworthy reality TV shows. Down below we have come up with a list of the top six out there right now.

So, have a read, chuck on your PJs, buy your favourite snacks and get comfy.

I’m With the Band: Nasty Cherry

Arriving on Netflix yesterday, I’m With the Band: Nasty Cherry is a raw, unfiltered look into how a girl band is created, by women.

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UK pop star and mentor, Charlie XCX, and her best friend, Emmie Lichtenberg, help alternative pop group, Nasty Cherry, navigate the ins and outs of making it in the L.A. music business.

The band is made up of Gabi, Chloe, Georgia and Debbie; four diverse, wildly talented individuals, who kick-arse and make some seriously good music.

“I picked four incredible women to launch a band in an era of the music industry where there is no roadmap to success,” Charlie XCX says.


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If you like music and badass women, this one is for you.

Listen to Mamamia’s daily entertainment podcast, The Spill. In this episode, hosts Laura Brodnik and Hannah Bowman discuss their weekend watch recommendations, including this show. Post continues below.

Yummy Mummies

Yummy Mummies is the ultimate, inside look into the lavish lives of four, fabulous mums-to-be.

Originally appearing on Channel Seven in 2017, the docu-series follows the stories of four pregnant Australian women – Maria Di Geronimo, Rachel Watts, Lorinska Merrington and Jane Scandizzo.

Now available on Netflix Australia, with season two arriving earlier this month, the cast members remain the same, except for Maria, who’s been replaced by Iva Marra.

Watching these women navigate the rollercoaster that is pregnancy, delivery and the arrival of babies, in designer clothes and six-inch heels is fascinating.


Queer Eye: We’re In Japan!

Yaaaas Queer Eye is back.


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Before delving into why this season of Queer Eye is the perfect weekend binge, let’s recap why all three seasons are a must-watch.

Cast members Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Karamo Brown make up the unstoppable force that is the Fab Five. Each of them, an expert in a particular field – hair, food, fashion, culture and design – come together each episode to give men and women the ultimate transformation.

Forewarning: you will laugh and cry, a lot.

Previous seasons were filmed in the Mid West of the United States, and saw the Fab Five travel to various small, rural towns to makeover individuals who might have lost their sense of self along the way.

This time around, though, they head to Tokyo, Japan.

Zhuzh up your sleeves and settle in for four heartwarming and seriously tear-jerking episodes, where the Fab Five explore Japanese culture while helping four men and women find confidence within themselves.


Tiny House Nation

Tiny houses are bizarreBut in a strange, intriguing way that makes you want to know more.

I mean, how does someone manage to fit their entire life into a minuscule amount of space?


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Tiny House Nation has the answers.

Hosts John Weisbarth and renovation expert Zack Giffin help people downsize from their previous homes into these tiny houses on wheels. Couples and families explain their reasons for wanting to convert; from saving money for travel, to simply just always wanting to live in a tiny space. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The experts always seem to make it work, and look really, really good. (They even manage to fit a grand piano inside one.)

Strange, I know. But, it’s wildly addictive, light-hearted and funny.

Instant Hotel

Produced by the creators of My Kitchen Rules and House Rules and hosted by Luke Jacobz, Instant Hotel is a competition reality series that follows various homeowners take on the challenge of turning their own homes into hotels. And just like other competition shows, the team with the highest scores receives the prize money.


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Seems simple enough.

But, oh no, it isn’t. Flipping a house into a hotel proves to be hard. There are plenty of obstacles and stuff-ups along the way (bugs tend to become a recurring issue) and loads of drama as a result.

Who doesn’t love some healthy competition.

Dating Around

Yes we know, there are way too many dating shows out there right now. The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Married at First Sight, the list goes on.

But, just hear us out, because this one is different.

Set in New York, Dating Around looks at the real, unscripted reality of navigating dating in a fast-paced city. Each episode features a real-life single who goes on five separate blind dates. Once they are over, they sit down and choose one of the people to go on a date with again.

With a refreshingly diverse cast, Dating Around appeals to the masses and gives you an insight into how people date without the fluff that other reality TV shows seem to add.

Real, raw and candid dates with some seriously hilarious moments.

Looking for something a little more… educational? Here’s our list of the best documentaries on Netflix. Plus, a few more on Stan.

Which of these have you seen? Do you recommend any other Netflix reality TV shows? Let us know in the comments below.