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Real World Binge

I’m going on a Real World binge, which is available on CBS All Access. I just started the first episode of season one. It’s such a trip seeing how things were thirty years ago. The first season is the best.

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by Anonymousreply 6803/05/2021

Bummer they don’t offer all seasons.

by Anonymousreply 102/20/2021

I’m almost done with season 1. It’s been a trip. I love Julie, Heather, Norm, and Becky.

And Eric was so beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 202/23/2021

The early seasons have such a different vibe than the way later ones.

by Anonymousreply 302/23/2021

R3 Totally. They’re less... what’s the word... produced? The later seasons seem synthetic.

by Anonymousreply 402/23/2021

R4, I think the vibe changed right around the Vegas season. Other reality shows gained huge popularity (Survivor, Big Brother) right around that time, so I think the producers felt compelled to add more drama and sex, etc.

by Anonymousreply 502/23/2021

R5 And overdone lighting, too. The early seasons are definitely grittier.

by Anonymousreply 602/23/2021

R6, I remember the actual houses and condos the cast stayed in became way ritzier, with pools and hot tubs. Although I guess with more popularity, the show had a bigger budget.

by Anonymousreply 702/23/2021

R7 True. I think the last season I was really invested in was either Boston or Seattle- whichever was last.

My biggest crush was on Danny from the Boston season. He was so beautiful. He ended up contracting HIV.

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by Anonymousreply 802/23/2021

Wasn’t Danny NOLA cast?

by Anonymousreply 902/24/2021

R9 Yes! Totally forgot that.

by Anonymousreply 1002/24/2021

Looking at the wikipedia page, I realize now that I lost track of the Real World seasons after the San Diego season (14th season) way back in 2004. Had no idea they had a Portland season.

by Anonymousreply 1102/24/2021

Started season 2. I forget that the first episode is a few of them on the road. It’s sort of a precursor to Road Rules.

by Anonymousreply 1202/24/2021

r11 I really enjoyed RW until Las Vegas, then dabbled in it until San Diego when I was done with it.

by Anonymousreply 1302/24/2021

This was a great series, they should bring it back.

by Anonymousreply 1402/24/2021

Have they stripped the old episodes of the music and replaced it with Muzak as they did with “Daria?”

The music gave the show so much of its flavor.

by Anonymousreply 1502/24/2021

If there’s one thing the world agrees upon its that the Vegas season is when it went to shit.

by Anonymousreply 1602/24/2021

I still enjoy The Challenge - formerly Road Rules/Real World Challenge. Recently, I discovered the PlutoTV app and they have a streaming channel that plays the Challenge (seasons 16 - 30) on a 24/7 loop. Looking back at the old episodes, the current version is kind of a mess. I’ve really been enjoying the older episodes though, especially because many of the guys are at the peak of their hotness.

by Anonymousreply 1702/24/2021

R15 I thought I heard the original music while watching. However, If they did replace it, you don’t really notice. It’s definitely noticeable with Daria though.

by Anonymousreply 1802/24/2021

[quote]The early seasons have such a different vibe than the way later ones.

The first season really was just people living their lives, but MTV began tweaking it as they realized they had to create storylines and drama. I think Kevin was the reason they instituted the rule that the participants had to actually stay in the house at night because Kevin was staying away, hence the ruse where everyone switched personalities on him. Then later seasons people had to get jobs. MTV was learning as they went along.

by Anonymousreply 1902/24/2021

[quote] The first season really was just people living their lives, but MTV began tweaking it as they realized they had to create storylines and drama. I think Kevin was the reason they instituted the rule that the participants had to actually stay in the house at night because Kevin was staying away, hence the ruse where everyone switched personalities on him. Then later seasons people had to get jobs. MTV was learning as they went along.

In the first season, all the housemates were working and doing their own thing in NYC, so, like in the real world, their lives were richer, less artificial.

by Anonymousreply 2002/24/2021

Which seasons are available on CBS All Access?

by Anonymousreply 2102/24/2021

The first season cast only lived together for three months; season two is when they extended it to six months. I found this out after watching the first episode of season two a few hours ago.

R21 I think seasons 1-6 and then it jumps to season 14. I’m not sure what seasons after 14 are available.

It’s been great seeing how different things were back then. I was barely a teen.

by Anonymousreply 2202/24/2021

It was much better when they had less artificial drama.

I never got the Danny from NOLA love--I think it had more to do with the fact that he was out and sexually active (he was fucking a marine, a fantasy of so many gay men) rather than that he was drop-dead handsome (he was actually short) or had such a stunning personality or anything).

I always thought Dan from Miami was much hotter, although he had such an annoying personality back then. He grew up to be a really admirable person though--he flew out to NYC during the early days of COVID to help with his nurse's training, and worked like a Spartan.

by Anonymousreply 2302/24/2021

I thought Jamie, Danny's New Orleans housemate, was the most handsome RWer.

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by Anonymousreply 2402/24/2021

[quote] I never got the Danny from NOLA love

R23 For me it was the fact that he was so beautiful. I mean, objectively speaking, he was just both a pretty and handsome man.

by Anonymousreply 2502/24/2021

Jamie now. Wow.

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by Anonymousreply 2602/24/2021

R25 Jamie was a bitty and it can be said, per the pic at R26, is still a hottie. He has a very handsome face that even extra weight doesn’t really detract from.

by Anonymousreply 2702/24/2021

To each his own, R27.

by Anonymousreply 2802/24/2021

I don’t know when or how it happened, but I have Jamie’s number for some reason.

by Anonymousreply 2902/24/2021

My favorite was David from Seattle...he was so passionate and his accent turned me on. I just Googled him and found this interview from a couple years ago. He says he would sneak off to LA during the filming to see Kira! I also didn't realize (or forgot) how intense the fan base for the show was back then. I'll never understand how MTV devolved into complete shit but still keeps chugging along.

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by Anonymousreply 3002/24/2021

R30 You just reminded me of David! He was hot, with his Rocky Balboa demeanor.

by Anonymousreply 3102/24/2021

A more recent pic of David.

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by Anonymousreply 3202/24/2021

R32 Aw, still handsome.

by Anonymousreply 3302/24/2021

I really want to binge on those earlier seasons. London was underrated, IMO. That season always got flack because there wasn't enough "drama", but I didn't really care. The guys were cute, they mostly had enough to do on their own, they were classic early 90s "cool" kids. Not fighting or stressing, just "vibing". I'd sit around on thr couch with Jay, Jacinda & Neil any day.

by Anonymousreply 3402/24/2021

“Kira, baby, I love you, you don’t even [bold]KNOW[/bold]!!!”

by Anonymousreply 3502/24/2021

David from the Seattle season! Swoon. That Kira/David arc was top-notch drama, much better than the Steven/Irene stuff.

by Anonymousreply 3602/24/2021

R34 London was my favorite season too. Neil and Lars were smoking hot. Wonder what they look like today.

by Anonymousreply 3702/24/2021

I live in constant hope that this thread is really called Real World Bulge.

by Anonymousreply 3802/24/2021

R34, was London Jay the "straight" playwright?

by Anonymousreply 3902/24/2021

R39 😂

I liked the Seattle season and am hoping it’s one of the earlier ones available on CBS; I haven’t checked yet. I’m still making my way through season two.

by Anonymousreply 4002/24/2021

R40 last time I checked CBS All Access: Boston, Miami, Seattle & Hawaii were not on the roster, London was.

by Anonymousreply 4102/24/2021

One of the girls from NOLA ended up married to Scott Wolf (“BAILEEEEY” from PARTY OF FIVE). I think it may have been Kelly.

by Anonymousreply 4202/24/2021

Does CBS have BACK TO NEW YORK? That’s the only one I ever saw, and I remember enjoying it too.

We didn’t get all the series in the U.K., and I don’t think we got any as they were airing. Or if we did, it was on the expensive satellite channels that my poor hick family did not have.

by Anonymousreply 4302/24/2021

R15 They played some Sade and Seal’s Crazy, so they’re using the original music.

by Anonymousreply 4402/24/2021

And now they just played Kate Bush’s Don’t Give Up and Prince’s Purple Rain.

by Anonymousreply 4502/24/2021

"Also, I think Becky — unsurprisingly — may be the Trumper among them. Ugh."

That would surprise me.

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by Anonymousreply 4602/27/2021

Becky was a liberal!

by Anonymousreply 4702/27/2021

Does anyone remember Alton from Las Vegas? He was beautiful. Ripped and lean. I would argue he and Eric Nies were the two hottest cast members of all time.

by Anonymousreply 4802/27/2021

Per his roommates, Alton was also blessed.

by Anonymousreply 4902/27/2021

The Real World Homecoming: New York

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by Anonymousreply 5002/27/2021

Julie looks fabulous, she's hardly aged at all.

by Anonymousreply 5102/27/2021

Ryan. From Back To New Orleans season I believe 2011. Is the most cringe cast member of all time. I use to know someone that acted exactly like him. Holy shit. Both were delusional. I hate both.

by Anonymousreply 5202/27/2021

So Eric Nies is NOT on the reunion.....? that sucks.

by Anonymousreply 5302/27/2021

No, he's part of it.

by Anonymousreply 5402/27/2021

Eric is at the 1:36 mark in the reunion trailer.

by Anonymousreply 5502/27/2021

Does Eric still have his huge penis?

by Anonymousreply 5602/27/2021

Phony, fake-ass World without some Eric Nies.

by Anonymousreply 5702/27/2021

R47, didn't Becky have some huge, knock-down argument with Kevin over how great America was? I can see her becoming some jaded 'love it or leave it' type with some decades on her.

by Anonymousreply 5802/27/2021

[quote] No, he's part of it.

See R46's link, R54.

by Anonymousreply 5902/27/2021

London was an absolute bore fest, not to mention, no cute guys, which is a must for a successful season.

by Anonymousreply 6002/27/2021

R60 - you didn't even like Neil?

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by Anonymousreply 6102/27/2021

The guys are all fat asses now! Kevin and Norm are huge!

by Anonymousreply 6203/01/2021

Neil was a pretentious douche.

by Anonymousreply 6303/01/2021

R52 Ryan Knight from the second New Orleans season died a few years ago - OD. I was never a fan.

I rewatched the second The Challenge - Battle of the Seasons last week and Alton from Las Vegas looked like he lost a lot of body mass. He looked like he’d been sick. That was shot back in 2012, so who knows.

by Anonymousreply 6403/01/2021

Why do people not like that Ryan guy from NOLA? I never watched that season, so I have no clue what his personality was like.

by Anonymousreply 6503/01/2021

Watch it. He’s classic narcissist brat douche bag. So much cringe , they told him to leave. Why he was so fascinating is that he thought he was never wrong for anything , I knew someone that acted EXACTLY like him. I could not look away because it was so textbook

by Anonymousreply 6603/01/2021

So, I discovered the entire season of Real World: New Orleans on YouTube and am halfway through it. I think they also have other full seasons on YouTube too.

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by Anonymousreply 6703/01/2021

The first ep. of the reunion was great.

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by Anonymousreply 6803/05/2021
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