What did you think of the Real World?

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You've probably read my epidsode summaries by now. What do you think? Share your thoughts here.

-- Kim (fresh@fresh-hell.com), June 23, 1999


I think that the Real World is like the MTV of online journals. It's no wonder just about everybody who has an online journal watches that show. I watched it last season because I really liked Lindsey. I haven't watched it this year though; I'm getting old and I can't stay up that late anymore.

-- stasi (stasi@jps.net), June 23, 1999.

OK, I am so glad you said something about Matt, because every time his insipid little face showed up last night I got the most annoying urge to simply smash it in. Why did they choose him? WHYYYY??? I just don't get it.

Why I have grown to hate him: a) He can't dress. I present the Hawaiian shirt/rubber thongs combination he wore on the first episode as Exhibit A. b) He's ugly. His face is just... weird. Kind of strangely-shaped. And those freckles! Ugh. c) He talks like an old man. Has anyone else noticed this? d) He's just trying Too Hard.

I swear, if the producers ever choose to show him making out with someone it'll probably put me off sex forever.

-- Shana (shana01@ivillage.com), June 23, 1999.

And that would be the death of you, Shana! You better not watch it anymore!!!!!

-- stasi (stasi@jps.net), June 24, 1999.

KR, your wrap-ups are SO on the money. I, too, can not distinguish the males -- with the exception of Tek and the gay one. Are there 2 others? Three? Wasn't one of those the same guy from the military academy on the Seattle show? Or was it the slackass from the Miami show? I think that all these are the same guy. And could Tek (a.k.a. Pimpbot 2000) be any more pathetic? Is it just me, or when you look at his pimp gear, do you automatically smell mothballs? And why was he walking around his new roommates in those tidy blackies undies? Did he think they could pass as a swimsuit? And when he was talking about his dad being a "cool muthafucka," didn't he mention something about being a "PK" -- which we here in the Bible belt know stands for "Preacher's Kid?" So, that "cool muthafucka" is actually a cool muthafuckin' clergyman? That must be some kinda sermon he gives on Sundays. I hope to find out the answers to all of these questions in your wrap-ups!

-- lara (lara@chickmail.com), June 25, 1999.

THANK you Kim for providing these summaries of RW. Since I don't have cable (by choice), I can still keep up with the goings-on.

The most "real" RW is the New York cast. It felt like a true docu of life. The rest just feel too scripted.

-- -Pay. (phx_rising@yahoo.com), June 25, 1999.

All I really want to know is... why are the girls (I refuse to call them women) always topless?? I just don't get it. I think this is the most annoying cast they have had, yet I still watch it every week. Can't help it!!!

-- jenn (jnklang@bellsouth.net), June 30, 1999.

Scenes we would like to see:

"Annoying" getting drunk and crawling into bed with Teck by accident. First camera angle: Annoying's face as she wakes up. Second camera: Colin (licking his wounds). Third camera: Teck, checking the bedsheets - hoping that nothing actually happened.

"Annoying" asking Ruthie if she needs to puke (after her daily drunkfest) and Ruthie evacuating all over her.

On a variation with Teck, Justin - waiting until Teck is asleep - crawling into bed with him and sleeping the night.

-- Bill (wrb1000@yahoo.com), July 14, 1999.

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