Thursday, April 17, 2008

Can We Talk About Real World Hollywood?

Just wanted to get a few things off my chest.

-One Hour Episodes
Cheers: 6 Months of Real World is ridiculous. Anyway to condense that is highly appreciated.

Jeers: When MTV runs the episodes over and over again, as they're known to do, it will take up a lot more time on the line-up.

Cheers: I liked the recruitment strategy for this one. If the show is in Hollywood, have the entire casts come right out and say they want to be in show business. No sense in beating around the Reality TV bush.

Jeers: Because they all want to be in the industry, all of them are constantly "on." You can't really tell who's being genuine...which brings me to my next point.

-Pretty Boy
Cheers: MTV took a risk when they let the public pick a cast member in an online vote. It's tiny bits of innovation like that that keep a show fresh in its 20th season.

Jeers: I can't tell if Greg (screen name: PrettyBoy) is a giant douche or just misunderstood. I'm leaning towards the latter which makes his roommates look like the former.

-The Rest of the Cast
Cheers: In a throwback move, MTV managed to find people who are actually compelling. Take Brianna, she just got out of an abusive relationship with her boyfriend, she has a warrant out for her arrest back in Philly, and she made it to the Top 45 on American Idol.

Jeers: In a contemporary move, it's revealed that she's also an exotic dancer. She brought zip-up boots in her suitcase.

We'll see how this all shakes out. I'll try to keep the Real World XX (Ha, get it it's like 20 and X rated! Oh MTV you slay me!) posts from clogging the blog. But this season looks better than the previous two already so here's to hoping.