2008 Spring TV Preview: The Real World - Hollywood
The Real World: Hollywood - Season 20
Premieres: Wednesday, April 16, at 10:00 p.m. EST
Creator(s): Mary-Ellis Bunim, Jonathan Murray
Starring:Joey, Kimberly, Dave, Sarah, Will, Brianna, Greg
The 20th season of The Real World takes place in Hollywood, California. As always, a group of 20-somethings move in together for a few months and try to get along. From what Iíve seen of the new season, getting along doesnít always come easy for this group but then again, thatís the whole point of the show. The Hollywood season looks to be filled with the same kind of drama that weíve seen in previous episodes. Drunken escapades, inter-house hookups and arguments galore.
Hereís the info on the housemates based on whatís mentioned about them on MTVís website:
Joey, 24 Ė Chicago, IL - Resident muscle-head with a good heart. Joey wants to move past his partying years, which apparently include some addictions.
Kimberly, 24 Ė Columbia, SC - Smalltown blonde whoís rebelling against her conservative upbringing.
Dave, 22 Ė Waynesboro, PA - The outgoing fun guy. Good at sports and wants to be an actor.
Sarah, 21 Ė Phoenix, AZ - Sarahís the token housemate-in-a-relationship. Sheís doing the whole long distance thing and also embracing feminism while trying to maintain her traditional values.
Will, 23 Ė Detroit, MI - Wants to become a music producer. Willís the charismatic ďladies manĒ of the house.
Brianna, 20 Ė Philadelphia, PA - Former stripper, Briannaís a tough girl with a sensitive side. She tried out for American Idol in the fifth season and made it as far as Hollywood before getting cut.
Greg, 20 Ė Daytona Beach, FL - Greg was cast by viewers through an online casting contest. Heís got a bit of an attitude though, which makes it tough for the rest of the house to warm up to him.
Iíll be the first to say (though I doubt I am) that I donít think The Real World has lived up to the first ten years worth of seasons. That said, as I mentioned earlier, I did get the opportunity to see some of this season and while I still think the show places too much emphasis on 20-somethings getting trashed and hooking up, thereís something oddly appealing about this kind of mindless drama. Plus their house is really cool this year (itís like a movie set).
For me though in general, I can only take The Real World in large binges, like when they do those weekend marathons. So chances are, Iíll be holding off on this season until Iím bored on a Sunday afternoon and stumble across the reruns on MTV.
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And hereís the trailer for the season:
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