By Jeanie Dedelow
I’m almost ashamed to admit that I’ve been religiously watching the Real World this season. I haven’t actually watched the show since Real World: Key West in 2006 (We all remember whiny but gorgeous Svetlana). Well, this year, I started watching because of my roommate. It turns out Thomas and Hailey (2 of the cast members) went to her high school. And that was it. After one or two episodes, I was hooked.
The thing that is so great about the TWENTY-NINTH season (has there really been this many?) is the twist the directors threw in. It’s called Real World: Ex-plosion. At the start of the show, there are six original housemates (well 7, but one got kicked off because she was crazy AF). Immediately, it’s an incest fest and all of the roommates start hooking up… duh. This obviously provides for quite a bit of in-house drama. AS IF THIS WASN’T BAD ENOUGH, the 6 house members’ exes move in to the house. WATCH OUT.
Shit has hit the fan. More drama and fights than one could possibly imagine. It’s trash TV that makes me feel slightly dumber when I watch it, but damn do I love it. Not only do I love every ounce of drama that goes down, I also love the characters.
Thomas– the cute and innocent Texan that you can’t help but love
Arielle– the sexy lesbian girl who (mostly) always has her shit together
Jay– the ironically sweet and sensitive Italian boy from the Bronx who always has the best of intentions
Cory– the beefy muscle guy that clearly has some anger issues
Jamie– the girl with tattoos and gauges. fun, spunky, and somewhat of a mystery
Jenny– MY FAVORITE. This blonde boobylicious lady is always up for a good time… However, I strongly question her taste in men.
This Real World season has become my guilty pleasure. If you like to indulge once in a while, I highly advise checking this out… Set your DVR to record or get the full episodes on MTV’s website.