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8 reality TV series that will fill the Married At First Sight shaped hole in your life.

Another season of Married At First Sight Australia is officially over and yes, our hearts are broken — possibly more than some of the brides and grooms who went on there looking for love.

Now that it's all over (and we must wait almost another year until the series is back again), there's a MAFS-shaped hole in our hearts.

Don't worry though, we've compiled a list of the best reality shows to pull you right out of your misery.

Here are eight series to binge-watch after Married At First Sight Australia:

Are You The One?

Watch the trailer for Are You The One? arguably the most messy reality TV series in existence. Post continues after video.

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Are You The One? is one of those reality shows that you don't expect will work... until you start watching and realise it's probably the only programme on TV right now where authenticity is required to win.

If you haven't seen the series, it's about a large group of singles who must find their perfect match based on "science" (though we're not entirely sure how that works or how true that is).

All participants meet, mingle, flirt, and choose their perfect match. If everyone finds who they are scientifically supposed to be with, they get a share of more than AUD$1.5 million. But if not, they walk away with nothing.


Are You The One? has just as much drama and messiness as every other dating show but this one has many more authentic and genuine relationships.

All nine seasons of Are You The One? are streaming on Paramount.

Vanderpump Villa.

Vanderpump Villa. Image: Disney+.

The queen is back with her new series Vanderpump Villa following behind the hit reality show Vanderpump Rules.


Set in the opulent rural France hotel Chateau Rosabelle, we get to follow the staff of Lisa Vanderpump's luxury villa. There is a whole new cast of fresh faces meaning new romance, fresh rivalries and thrilling drama.

All 10 episodes of Vanderpump Villa are streaming on Paramount.

Summer House.

Summer House. Image: Binge.

Think Vanderpump Rules meets Love Island then multiply it by 10 and there you have the entire synopsis of Summer House.


The series follows a group of friends who share a summer house. The breezy beach town in season one in Montauk, Long Island, makes for a thrilling watch. Every year the location changes but the drama remains just real.

There is plenty of romance, betrayal and unbelievable behaviour that makes Summer House an absolutely delicious watch.

New episodes of Summer House Season 8 drop every Friday on Binge.

Southern Charm.

Southern Charm. Image: Binge.

Southern Charm shows us regular people and how some of the wealthiest families in Charleston, South Carolina live. The series follows the lives of socialites who live in a state more closely linked to tradition, elegance and grandeur than anywhere else in the United States.


There is a lot of drama, an unbearable amount of snootiness and never enough episodes.

All 17 episodes of Southern Charm season nine are streaming on Binge.

Below Deck.

Below Deck. Image: Binge.

We might never charter a luxury yacht, but Below Deck — the first of a long line of spin-offs — gives us an all-access pass into how the other half really lives.


Simply put, the TV show follows the ins and outs of the crew members who work and reside aboard a superyacht during charter season. It's unlike other shows because the niche workplace drama is top-tier. There are not just dirty romances, but mind-blowing drama and scandals that will make you need to pause the TV to collect yourself...

All episodes of Below Deck Season 6-11 are streaming on Binge.


Alone. Image: Binge.


Alone is a reality TV competition unlike any other because each contestant documents their daily struggle as they try to survive in the wilderness for as long as possible. 

With more than 10 seasons, each contender competes for a cash prize of more than $1.5 million. To actually win though, they must remain in the wilderness for the longest amount of time.

All 10 seasons of Alone are streaming on Binge.

Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.

Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. Image: Binge.


You might have thought you didn't need to pick up another version of Real Housewives considering the drama always requires complete devotion week in and week out every season. But we're telling you... there's no other show like the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.

Considering this version is the 10th iteration of the Housewives franchise, it is pretty commendable how the series gives us all the kinds of stuff viewers hoped for: billionaires, devout Mormonism and a bunch of privileged women who are not like anything else we've seen on reality TV before.

All four seasons of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City are streaming on Hayu (but if you don't want to commit to a new streaming service just yet, season one is available on Netflix!).

Love Is Blind.

Love Is Blind. Image: Netflix.


Netflix's Love Is Blind has been around for a while now, but if you're looking for something to fill your time with now that MAFS is over, this one is a good option.

It's actually the most alike to Married At First Sight Australia, but also has elements that remind us of The Circle and Love Island.

In Love Is Blind, strangers connect through conversations in isolated pods where they can only speak to one another but they cannot see one another.

They can only meet their potential life partners if one of them proposes.

Once they meet, they enjoy a luxurious vacation before moving in together. After a month of living together, they decide if they're ready to commit to a legally binding wedding and spend their lives together.

As you can imagine, Love Is Blind can get seriously messy. But that's why it's an absolutely perfect watch.

All nine seasons of Love Is Blind are streaming on Netflix.

What are you watching now that Married At First Sight Australia has wrapped? Tell us in the comments section below.

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