Artwork for the reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Keeping it real, keeping it krazy and keeping it in the family: these massively popular series from home and Hollywood deliver a delicious dose of drama, drama, drama!

There’s only one thing better than getting a peek into other people’s lives and loves, and that’s series that cleverly play with the formula of reality shows to create something even better, funnier and more biting.

If that’s your vibe, check out the last two shows on this list … but first, indulge in some classic, cringeworthy reality series, all available for your guilty-pleasure binge session on Showmax.

  1. Keeping Up with the Kardashians seasons 1-12

    They’ve been on our screens for a full decade now. Love them or loathe them, there’s no denying that the Kardashians are the Kweens of reality TV. See all the scandals you remember unfolding before your very eyes, from Caitlyn Jenner’s transformation to her feud with Khloe, from Kim’s pregnancy to Kourtney’s doomed marriage, from Kylie’s lip plumper success to Kendall’s ill-advised Pepsi ad. It just never ends with this clan! Watch now »

     

  2. Mariah’s World season 1

    Nobody holds a candle to the soul, passion and talent of Mariah Carey. Now get to know her up close as the cameras follow her on a world tour. This was filmed in 2016, and is the closest you’ll get to one of the music business’s original divas. Watch now »

     
  3. Boer Soek ‘n Vrou seasons 1-10 

    Catch up on all previous seasons of this well-loved Afrikaans reality show about farmers seeking the perfect wife - relive the romantic highs and the awkward lows of 10 years of matchmaking. And if you miss an episode of the latest season on kykNET, catch it on Showmax the next day - new episodes are available every Friday! Watch now »

  4. Rich Kids season 1 

    Ever wondered how the rich live? This fascinating series takes you behind the doors of South Africa’s fabulously wealthy, how they go through life and the toys they own. Life may not be fair, but it sure is entertaining! Watch now »

     
  5. Real Husbands of Hollywood seasons 1-3 

    Kevin Hart leads this hilarious spoof on reality shows, showing how he and his friends navigate the difficult world of being wealthy and bored in Hollywood. Watch now »

     
  6. UnREAL seasons 1-2 

    This intelligent series satirises Bachelor-style reality shows and sees Rachel, the producer on a show called Everlasting, grappling with her conscience as she sets up the contestants to be humiliated on national TV. But she’s got bills to pay, a demanding boss to please, and a whole lot of her own issues to contend with, too - she can’t back out now. If you’ve ever wondered what really goes on on set of a reality show, this series is one to watch - it was co-created by Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, who used to be a producer on The Bachelor. Watch now »

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