5 Bravo Shows That Can Help You Escape

Bravo has the right tonic if your brain needs a break from the 24-hour coronavirus coverage. While obtaining vital news and information about the virus is necessary, exhausted viewers may need to take a beat.

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Many Bravo fans are already binging on certain series. From the Real Housewives to Vanderpump Rules, a few crazy episodes can help to reset your psyche. Bravo fans have their own favorites, but some series can really provide serious escapism.

So if you are self-quarantined, canceling plans or just need a brain break, check out some of these favorites and emerging shows that may help even the most anxious person relax … at least a tad.

‘Below Deck’ series

Below Deck Sailing Yacht airs on Monday night at 9 p.m. / 8 p.m. Central. Like Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean, viewers clandestinely follow the crew from Parsifal III in Greece. Romance, tensions and plenty of drama heat up in front of the breathtaking backdrop of the Greek islands.

For the Below Deck purists, Below Deck season 7 and some of season 6 are available to stream on Bravo. Viewers can also go back to France with the Sirocco crew from Below Deck Mediterranean. Below Deck Med season 4 was named one of the best shows of 2019.

‘Cash Cab’

Although the season already wrapped, viewers can access the latest season of Cash Cab on Bravo. The happy game show to go is hosted by comedian Ben Bailey who has fun with his taxi cab passengers. Bailey drives a cab in New York City, picking up “unwitting” customers who are invited to play the trivia game. Contestants can win money for correctly answering each trivia question. But three wrong answers means that the passengers are dumped out of the cab and may not reach their destination.

This was Cash Cab’s first season on Bravo, which meant a number of Bravolebrities made cameos and played along too. Watch for Fredrik Eklund from Million Dollar Listing New York and Captain Sandy Yawn from Below Deck Mediterranean.

‘Family Karma’

Although Family Karma is a brand new series, viewers are already feeling the love. Set in South Florida, Family Karma follows the lives of seven multigenerational Indian families. The show features color, fashion, joy and of course plenty of drama.

Cast member Amrit Kapai sums up the living situations perfectly too. “Indian families live together,” he says in a confessional. “So you have mom, dad, grandmother, maid, maid’s mom.” Adding that gossip seriously flows with the parents (aka “aunties”).  “It’s like 1-800 auntie, guess what I just heard,” Kapai jokes. Family Karma is on Sunday night at 9 p.m. / 8 p.m. Central.

‘Vanderpump Rules’

Escape to the Kentucky Castle for an over the top wedding on Vanderpump Rules. Although the season has been fueled with in-fighting and tension, the Vanderpump group still brings levity and fun. Singer Lance Bass officiates Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright’s upcoming wedding which looks like the party of the century.

Cameras also follow the cast as they try their hand at adulting with many purchasing a new home. Vanderpump Rules also introduced several new, younger cast members, who are fielding their own drama. Litter box anyone? Vanderpump Rules airs Tuesday night at 9 p.m. / 8 p.m. Central.

‘Summer House’

True escapism at its finest, Summer House is like a booze-cruise in the Hamptons. Fast forward to summer with this party-loving group, who proves that “summer is supposed to be fun!” Viewers get a peek inside the sputtering romance between Lindsay Hubbard and Carl Radke. But also the endless flirting between Hannah Berner and Luke Gulbranson.

Kyle Cooke and fiancee Amanda Batula are going through their own growing pains. But so is Paige DeSorbo who tries to decide if she wants to settle down or not. Summer House airs on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. / 8 p.m. Central.

Have your own favorite Bravo show? Bravo allows viewers access to stream many of their shows.