Posts Tagged ‘The Real World’

Reality television has consistently been a source of entertainment since its origin. These shows typically tell stories of love, camaraderie, competition or even antagonism. Shows like “American Idol,” “America’s Got Talent” and more recently “The Voice” and “X Factor,”  have made it their job to seek out and promote new musical talent. But, recently, other reality television shows have made it their job to assist their viewers in musical discovery.

“The Real World,” a veteran in the reality TV world, has picked up a new archetype in their casting. Normally, the “Real World” casting goes like this: a gay guy, a Black guy, a slutty girl, and an athletic guy with a few other characters mixed in. In recent seasons, however, the show has chosen at least one musically adroit member to participate in the show and these cast members have taken full advantage of the exposure that they have received. A few of the musically gifted recruits include Sahar from “Real World: New Orleans” as well as Josh and Erika from “Real World: D.C.”

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The Bachelor is the new Real World

Posted: March 4, 2010 by pomsie in Uncategorized
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Once upon a time, MTV’s the Real World was a societal and pop culture icon.  Then it turned into a sloppy, drunk, orgy for any bottom feeder trying to snatch their 15-minutes of fame.

IMDB.com tells me the show is now in it’s 23rd season in our nation’s capital.  How this has happened, baffles me to no end.  The last good season I can remember was Season 9: New Orleans and that’s partly because I was in love with Danny.  Nevertheless, the show has continued and apparently has an audience with nothing better to do with their time.

This brings me to the Bachelor on ABC.  Another show that might have been good once with slightly desperate women bidding for the attention of the re-incarnation of Ken Barbie.  Now we have slutty, pathetic and flat out insulting represenatations of women throwing themselves at a guy they won’t end up marrying anyways.

So to Jake the Pilot and ABC: bleep off.  You’re no American Hero.

~Anne Pomeroy