Friday, March 16, 2007

Real World Almost Over


When I saw that The Real World was going to be casting for its final season I thought I would spend some talking about it. I actually remember the first season and I have been hooked on and off depending on the cast until about 5 years ago when it finally lost its appeal. I remember when they aired the ten year reunion special that some of the cast looked so old, but they were only a few years older than me. Most people would say the early years were the best before the GGW mentality took place. I think the first years were great, but I also love the story lines from later years from Seattle and New Orleans and San Diego. Las Vegas to me is where it finally jumped the shark. There was really nothing any cast could do to compete with that season. Chicago tried and so did San Diego, but it felt like they were just copying Las Vegas. The Evil Beet has a great piece on the show and you can read it all here. However, there is one portion that truly says it all.


And my depression is furthered by the comments left by the fucking fetuses who are upset that they are too young to ever have their shot at drunkenly flashing their breasts and denying their eating disorders week after precious week for a national audience.

Exhibit 1:
PLEASE DONT LET THIS BE TRUE I’LL CRY I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE ON THE REAL WORLD IM 15 THIS YEAR GONNA BE 16 SO WHEN I WAS GOPNNA BE 18 I WAS GONNA DROP COLLEGE OMG I FEEL DEPRESSED SERIOUSLY!! OMG nooo!! it cant im gonna send in a video!

Exhibit 2:
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll be 18 in six months, and i’m totally in love with the Real World. There are so many cities to go to, PLZ, just a few more seasons.

These people weren’t even born when The Real World premiered. To them, the name Pedro is synonymous with an iconic class president candidate, not American youth’s initial face of the AIDS epidemic. They don’t even deserve to be on this show if they don’t remember how it started, when there was substance and meaning and insight and, just, ARGH.
I am so old.

19 comments:

lisap515 said...

I agree with you. Pedro was sweet. I hated PUCK, OMG why didn't anyone kill him? And Eric, Norman, etc...those were the days. I'm just old enough (as are you) to remember when MTV premiered. I stayed up 48 hours straight watching videos. Those were the best days of MTV. I can do without all this other crap they show now. Have a good weekend all.

brendalove@gmail.com said...

"The REAL World", my ass. More like "The Getting Drunk and Startin' Some Drama World."

Invisible said...

Oh Brenda that is the REAL world when you are that age.... you know it was... LOL

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Only on the weekends. And special holidays. And not-so-special holidays. And bad days.

Other than that though....never!

Anonymous said...

"They don’t even deserve to be on this show if they don’t remember how it started, when there was substance and meaning and insight and, just, ARGH.
I am so old."

Tell me about it....

Can't believe how old we all are now. Is Eric bald now? :)

Anonymous said...

remember the crazy bitch with lyme disease?? and that guy that smacked her when she was leaving in the car....that was good shit!

Anonymous said...

it definitely went down hill after vegas. i still watch, but its not the same show at all.

all it is is an excuse for sluts to get drunk

Anonymous said...

This sit is obviously being written by a non American.

Anonymous said...

No year compares to the first year in NY. I'll never forget Heather B beating some girl down for picking up a plastic cup at a party. Then they had to bail her out of jail!!

lisap515 said...

Irene was the lyme disease victim (just crazy to me...anyone?) and David bitch slapped her. LOL. Does Heather B still rap? What a/b the Billy Idol/Spike looking guy from England who had his tongue bitten off? Ah, good times. Oh and the other David "molesting" Tammy? God. Sad I remember so much of this show.

bionic bunny! said...

*sigh*

if y'all are old, i'm ancient. i remember a time when there was no MTV.
or cable.

i think i need a drink.

Invisible said...

dont fret bionic... I need 2 drinks!!

I remember more than I want...

Invisible said...

dont fret bionic... I need 2 drinks!!

I remember more than I want...

Luka said...

Awww, I remember how heartbreaking the Pedro/aids episodes were. It heavily impacted us here in Miami. I remember it being a good wake up call for us as a city, and in particular the latino community. It was hearbreaking...I drive by the boulevard named after him all the time.

Anonymous said...

No way a lawyer writes this shit.

The flunky or one of the flunkies you let babble on this blog is/are driving it into the ground.

Anonymous said...

^ anon. i think the site you may feel more comfortable on is www.perezhilton.com.

please go there, you may enjoy it's writing style and how it's "driven". i also understand they like the whiners over there. sounds like its right up your alley.

Anonymous said...

The crazy bitch with lyme disease was from my hometown!

And yes, I agree with everything you said. Las Vegas is exactly where it jumped the shark and I haven't watched an episode since then. New Orleans was probably my favorite. And the children who want to be on that show? Obvi, it's good that this show is finally being canceled.

Anonymous said...

3:12 But I thought everyone loves Hez, no?

Aritul said...

MTV should have dropped the RW years ago, preferably after New Orleans or Chicago. Instead of showing new RWs, they should do reruns of RW's first season and old Road Rules episodes.