We could all use a little escapism right now and what better way to switch off from the world than with a bit of reality TV? Streaming service hayu offers a huge number of the most interesting, funniest and just plain weird reality TV. Not only that but they offer a free trial with subscriptions available for just £4.99 after your taster expires. With this in mind, there’s never been a better time to indulge in a little easy-watching, super entertaining reality TV. Below, we’ve picked out a few of the best shows hayu has to offer. Head here to sign up for your free trial today…

The Millionaire Matchmaker

Patti Stanger, owner of Beverly Hills-based Millionaire’s Club dating service, matches single wealthy people with potentially compatible dates – also wealthy, of course. There are eight seasons available on hayu, and the show kicked off in 2008 – so this one is well worth a watch even just to track the changing styles of the past decade – and to relive dating in a pre-Instagram world.

Queer Eye

Fans on Netflix’s Queer Eye reboot should definitely check out the original series from the early noughties – and fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race will recognise celeb judge Carson Kressley in his first foray into television. A surprise success at the time of its original airing, it’s got all the heart and fun of the Netflix reboot – and it’s amazing to see how far LGBT+ representation and rights have come since this aired.

The Bi Life

British reality dating programme The Bi Life follows a group of bisexual singles exploring the dating scene in Barcelona. Starring Courtney Act (of Drag Race fame), the show has been lauded for promoting bisexual visibility in the media – and is also just loads of fun to watch.

Mel B: It's A Scary World

Scary Spice herself offers an insight into her day-to-day life as an entertainer, businesswoman, wife and mother. Filmed throughout 2010, the show features a host of famous faces appearing in Mel B’s day-to-day life, including Eddie Murphy and The Pussycat Dolls. A must-watch for any Spice Girls fan!

Deadly Cults

True crime fans need look no further than Deadly Cultswhich explores the dark world of cults that kill over two seasons. Featuring interviews with investigators, former cult members and family and friends of the victims, this is a fascinating insight into what compels people to join cults – and how these cults can turn deadly.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Sun 7 Jun
Amy Callaghan
Published on:
Thu 22 Oct 2020