Making a list of the best competition shows was kind of hard since I don’t watch many of them, but then I realized that makes it easy. Since I’m so picky, I didn’t have many to choose from! There are probably a few good ones missing, but either way here is my list of seven of the best competition shows!
1. Rupaul’s Drag Race
I can’t get enough of this show! I have laughed until my stomach hurt and then within minutes found myself wiping away tears from another heartbreaking story. If I had to choose only one competition show to watch, it would definitely be this one! Why? It’s so much fun and has so much energy and yet at the same time makes you feel something. It definitely tops my list of best competition shows.
2. The Voice
I was always talking about how much I hate singing competition shows and then “The Voice” came along. I didn’t expect to get into it as much as I did, but now I have watched every episode, know all of the winners, and have a favorite from each season. It’s not just the premise of picking singers based solely on their voices that won me over, even though that is a big factor, but I also love, love, love the judges and how they interact and play off of each other.
3. The Amazing Race
I haven’t watched “The Amazing Race” in years, but I still remember when it premiered! I had never seen a show like it and would sit every week to watch it with my parents. I’m still envious of the people who go on the show and see all of the amazing places around the world that they get to visit. With fun trips around the world, teams that you love and teams that you love to hate, and exciting challenges, what is there not to love!?
4. Master Chef
For some reason, while on other shows the competitors tend to have a lot of work experience in their field, on “Master Chef” the competition is open to amateur and home chefs. On top of the fact that it’s a little different than other cooking shows, it is also hosted by the one and only Gordon Ramsay. He makes pretty much any show entertaining! If you need a reason other than Ramsay to watch, I don’t know what to tell you other than watch it anyway and you’ll probably enjoy it!
5. Face off
I’m not really a big fan of the competition shows on Syfy, but I am obsessed with “Face Off”! “Face Off” is a competition show where special effects make-up artists compete against each other. Every week you get to see these cool and amazing make-ups that you’d see in a movie. My favorite part has to be watching the models transform from their normal selves into these crazy and interesting creations that the contestants turn them into. If you’ve never seen it, I definitely suggest checking it out!
6. So You Think You Can Dance
I never really got into “So You Think You Can Dance,” but I know so many people who are absolutely obsessed with it that I just had to put it on my list. Even though I don’t really watch it, I have seen a few episodes and enjoyed what I’ve seen. There are a lot of really talented dancers on this show! If I had to choose one dance competition show to watch, I would definitely choose this one over all of the rest.
7. Project Runway
A lot of people have gotten sick of “Project Runway” over the years, but not me! I still love it. There were a few seasons that I missed, but I’m back to watching and although there have been a few changes, it’s still great. There’s tons of drama and really great clothes. What more could you ask for?! Oh, and of course how could I forget to mention the wonderful Tim Gunn? I don’t know about you, but I adore him.
Who doesn’t love some competition!? Even if you don’t enjoy it in your own life, chances are you like watching it! There are competition shows for almost everyone out there, so go check some out! What competition shows do you like? Which ones do you wish were off the air?