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“The Real World: Homecoming” Full Episode 1

It’s so nostalgic. God. I almost got emotional watching it. I felt like I was watching as a kid again.

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by Anonymousreply 539Last Thursday at 10:50 AM

I was disappointed all episodes weren't available to bingewatch. I don't think I saw this one the first time. The one with Puck must have been my first. I'm only familiar with Eric and Norm from this group. I hope they don't go on every week about how they made history, being "the first reality show" and so forth. Bleah.

by Anonymousreply 103/04/2021

yeah, i don't think i watched the first season either. i recall watching the SF episodes. i knew of some of the people from the first season (like Eric Nies and Julie), however i didn't realize that Eric and Julie got together, which was probably expected.

i also wished all episodes were available right now. i also hope that they release all the full episodes on youtube and that this wasn't just a teaser to get us to subscribe to Paramount+.

by Anonymousreply 203/04/2021

I think most are 50 yo or more now? Eric looks good. Huge penis!

by Anonymousreply 303/04/2021

Thanks for posting, OP. I really enjoyed that episode. Do they only drop one episode a week?

by Anonymousreply 403/04/2021

[quote] I almost got emotional watching it.

I actually did get emotional. People lament getting older, but it's a beautiful thing to see people come into their own and see who they become; what changes, what stays the same.

by Anonymousreply 503/04/2021

49 -51 i think.

by Anonymousreply 603/04/2021

R4 yes I believe they’re doing it weekly.

by Anonymousreply 703/04/2021

I’m glad Eric isn’t wearing his wig. He looks good.

by Anonymousreply 803/04/2021

Julie looks the same! She's barely aged at all in 30 years. She looks amazing.

This is such a nostalgia trip, I was in high school back then and watched this show religiously. They NYC from those days is almost completely gone now.

by Anonymousreply 903/04/2021

Wasn’t Julie 18? So she’s 47 now. She’s not that old.

by Anonymousreply 1003/04/2021

R9 sad. NYC in the 90s was great. Now? It’s bullshit with white kids from Ohio and Iowa.

My building is almost all transplants now.

by Anonymousreply 1103/04/2021

Is Becky still moody?

by Anonymousreply 1203/04/2021

Will Kevin snap and go off on Becky again?

I didn’t mind him going off on her. She was moody. But I don’t think she’s a racist. But she didn’t belong in NYC either.

by Anonymousreply 1303/04/2021

Julie and Kevin’s argument about race outside is such an iconic moment.

Kevin and Eric didn’t get along well either.

by Anonymousreply 1403/04/2021

r11 NYC was full of transplants back then too. Transplants drive the city and create a lot. NYC has always been a city of people from all over.

by Anonymousreply 1503/04/2021

I always liked Becky, she was chill and go-with-the flow. I knew a lot of girls just like her back then in NY.

by Anonymousreply 1603/04/2021

R15 no. There were many but not like there are now. Look up numbers. Transplants have quadrupled since then.

Also, transplants stayed in Manhattan. Now they have taken over 3 of the 4 other boroughs, and are trying to build skyscrapers in fucking Staten Island too. It’s ridiculous

by Anonymousreply 1703/04/2021

R16 she came off like a farmer chick playing NYer. Pathetic.

by Anonymousreply 1803/04/2021

Fran Lebowitz says that when you live in NYC long enough to complain about something that isn't there anymore you're officially a New Yorker.

by Anonymousreply 1903/04/2021

[quote]Also, transplants stayed in Manhattan.

Not in the 90s, there were tons in Brooklyn and Queens.

And transplants and immigrants have always come to NYC. It's been that way for hundreds of years.

by Anonymousreply 2003/04/2021

Every cast member is a transplant: Andre and Norman are from Michigan, Julie from Alabama, Becky from Pennsylvania, Heather, Eric and Kevin are all from New Jersey.

by Anonymousreply 2103/04/2021

This is the crazy Edwin/NativeNYer troll who has a pathological hatred of people (read: hot white guys who will never fuck him) who move to NYC and are successful. He's a bitter pill and it's best to just ignore him.

by Anonymousreply 2203/04/2021

Andre was such a cute piece back then, would've loved to see him naked.

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by Anonymousreply 2303/04/2021

Andre needs to cut his hair. It’s dragging his face down and looks witchy.

by Anonymousreply 2403/04/2021

Manhattan natives are people like Claire Danes, Lena Dunham and Gaby Hoffman

by Anonymousreply 2503/04/2021

Andre has Maxine Hong Kingston's hair.

by Anonymousreply 2603/04/2021

Becky was an arty chick who was all over the city back then.

by Anonymousreply 2703/04/2021

Becky's songwriter boyfriend on the show, Adam Schlesinger, died of Covid

by Anonymousreply 2803/04/2021

Is Andre gay? There is no mention of a wife, only a close up of his ring finger and an assertion that he only wanted the one kid. Who is super blonde and doesn't look too much like dad.

by Anonymousreply 2903/04/2021

r28 holy crap. that sucks.

by Anonymousreply 3003/04/2021

Andre's married - not gay

by Anonymousreply 3103/04/2021

I watched the series in high school, but don't remember anyone except Puck (who was a jerk) and Pedro Z. (who died of AIDS).

by Anonymousreply 3203/04/2021

r31 you can be married and gay. i haven't googled, so i just didn't know if it was to a woman or man.

by Anonymousreply 3303/04/2021

Norm, wow. Time hasn't been kind.

by Anonymousreply 3403/04/2021

Andre seemed like the kind of guy who would be down for anything, if you know what I mean.

by Anonymousreply 3503/04/2021

He’s still alive, r34.

by Anonymousreply 3603/04/2021

Andre and his blonde fuckdoll girlfriend spent the first reunion they had making out with each other and ignoring the rest of the cast

by Anonymousreply 3703/04/2021

I went to the same gym as Andre for years and he is as self-serious as your run-of-the-mill straight guy

by Anonymousreply 3803/04/2021

As if Andre would be married to a guy and they're like, "Oh yeah, he's gay too."

by Anonymousreply 3903/04/2021

[quote] I think most are 50 yo or more now? Eric looks good. Huge penis!

It’s the huge penis that launched millions of gay awakenings.

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by Anonymousreply 4003/04/2021

r40 as we all know (do i need to remind you) growers can be show-ers. guys can look super small and end up decent sized. however, i've never seen a fully erect Eric penis so no way of really knowing.

by Anonymousreply 4103/04/2021

God, life sucks now.

by Anonymousreply 4203/04/2021

agreed, r42. we are caged.

by Anonymousreply 4303/04/2021

There are no fully erect penis shots of Eric. And his penis wasn’t huge while soft.

by Anonymousreply 4403/05/2021

Born and raised Brooklyn. No, there weren’t tons of transplants here in the 90s. That didn’t start until the mid 00s. When people did transplant to Brooklyn, they were usually from another country. Brooklyn white was still very ethnic (mostly Russian/Jewish/Italian/Irish) for many years. You rarely saw the WASPy types in Brooklyn.

Transplants of the past adapted to this city. This is the biggest difference. They moved here knowing what they were moving into, a giant melting pot, and they either adapted or they left. These kids today aren’t like that. They expect the city and its native people to adapt to them. Not how life works.

by Anonymousreply 4503/05/2021

I don't remember Andre being so short.

by Anonymousreply 4603/05/2021

DL never ceases to amaze me (in a negative way). Because Andre might not be married (he is) means he is gay?

Why do some of you think we are still in the 60s? Most people don’t get married anymore.

by Anonymousreply 4703/05/2021

Why is Eric not with the cast?

by Anonymousreply 4803/05/2021

He has the Rona

by Anonymousreply 4903/05/2021

I hope they do LA next.

I want to see Beth S. hang around like "a big hairy spidahh!"

Tami get more abortions.

The country pumpkin's turkey neck.

The greasy Irish leather dude.

"THAT WASN'T NOT FUNNY!"

by Anonymousreply 5003/05/2021

Can you imagine how insufferable Beth S would be if given a platform today? She'd claim she started the #metoo movement with her "No means no, baby" line 30 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 5103/05/2021

The LA season was boring.

by Anonymousreply 5203/05/2021

Seattle was a good season with the bipolar girl and the black (allegedly gay) guy who stole her teddy bear, threw it in the harbor and then slapped her in the face as she was leaving. LOLOLOLOL. All because she told him he was gay!

And footnote... he ended up getting arrested years later for prostitution in West Hollywood!

by Anonymousreply 5303/05/2021

It would've been better without Kevin in the cast. He was a constant shit-stirrer who hated white women.

by Anonymousreply 5403/05/2021

Oh my gaw. I’m watching the shit out of this after my 11:30 meeting.

Thank you for the heads up, op!

by Anonymousreply 5503/05/2021

R45 no there were no transplants in the 90s except the entire cast

by Anonymousreply 5603/05/2021

R47 all this nonsense drivel and you're too lazy to do an internet search

by Anonymousreply 5703/05/2021

Ok, I snuck a quick peak before my meeting and I’m so ready for this midlife crisis. I love all of them for one reason or another. It’s insane to think that I started watching this show on the cusp of adolescence, at the age of 12.

Becky, Heather, Julie, and Andre have aged the best, in that order.

by Anonymousreply 5803/05/2021

[quote]there were no transplants in the 90s except the entire cast

The non-NY/NJ natives only count as transplants if they stayed in New York when the show ended. How many of them did that?

by Anonymousreply 5903/05/2021

Oh fuck off with the transplants shit. NYC has always had people who move there from elsewhere and always will.

by Anonymousreply 6003/05/2021

Becky also looks really good. They haven't yet mentioned what she's been up to in the intervening years.

by Anonymousreply 6103/05/2021

The first episode was really terrific. It was nice to see them.

by Anonymousreply 6203/05/2021

This is a recap of everything that happened in the original season one of The Real World.

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by Anonymousreply 6303/05/2021

Is the first episode the only free one?

by Anonymousreply 6403/05/2021

No one said there were no transplants. Learn to read psycho, if you’re gonna talk shit from 3 different accounts.

Stupid fucking WANNABES who don’t know who they are.

by Anonymousreply 6503/05/2021

Kevin didn’t hate white women. Him and Julie were very close the entire season, even after their argument.

Him and Becky didn’t connect, and she was in the wrong.

by Anonymousreply 6603/05/2021

I thought the first episode was very well done. Look forward to more. Heather B is still the life of the party! Love her.

by Anonymousreply 6703/05/2021

[quote]Is the first episode the only free one?

I don't know, r64. I'm a subscriber to paramountplus.com (né cbs.com), and all that's available to me is the first episode. I imagine they're rolling it out one episode per week.

by Anonymousreply 6803/05/2021

Fuck off Edwin r65 no one cares about your bizarre fixation.

by Anonymousreply 6903/05/2021

Someone please post all the episodes as they come out.

by Anonymousreply 7003/05/2021

The first ep is also free on Amazon Prime. I don't have Paramount Plus and I don't know if Amazon will have the rest of the episodes for a small fee.

by Anonymousreply 7103/05/2021

Without Kevin it wouldn’t have been The Real World. He is who added some of the shows most memorable moments because he wasn’t afraid to speak his mind about what it’s like being a black man in America and call his white roommates out on their shit.

I’m sure it would be a lot more pleasant to see them all sitting around singing Kumbaya everyday, because that is what it would have been without him, but it certainly wouldn’t have taken off the way it did.

by Anonymousreply 7203/05/2021

As I recall, Eric Nies was the one who got the most attention.

by Anonymousreply 7303/05/2021

By viewers? Yes. Because he was pretty and white r73

But that is all he added to the show.

Kevin added storylines.

by Anonymousreply 7403/05/2021

The only thing Eric added to TRW was that he was a hot white male model from NJ who wanted to be progressive. His only storyline on the show was his modeling, love interest, and him and Kevin were roommates who didn’t get along. Again, Kevin handed him another storyline.

by Anonymousreply 7503/05/2021

They’re all in their 50s minus Julie, who is 47.

by Anonymousreply 7603/05/2021

48, sorry. Julie is 48

by Anonymousreply 7703/05/2021

I thought the interaction between Kevin and Julie’s daughter was incredibly sweet and brought a tear to my eye. I love this reunion so far. Heather, Norm and Julie were my favorites back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 7803/05/2021

Twenty minutes in and I am loving it! Also, Becky looks insanely amazing. The bitch actually looks better now.

Ok, going back to watch.

by Anonymousreply 7903/05/2021

And them all crying together when they saw Eric. That made me cry.

by Anonymousreply 8003/05/2021

Idk how Norm was anyone’s favorite outside of him being “bi” (what he labeled himself as on the show). He was a secondary roommate at best, like Andre.

by Anonymousreply 8103/05/2021

R80 it wasn’t because of Eric, it was all of them together again for the first time in many years.

by Anonymousreply 8203/05/2021

Beth from LA had a small viewing party with Ruthie (Hawaii, season 8) and Kellyanne (Sydney, season 19).

Syrus was there too but he left.

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by Anonymousreply 8303/05/2021

PS Beth, in her 50s now, also looks better now than she did back in 1993.

by Anonymousreply 8403/05/2021

Yes I know R82. It was very poignant

by Anonymousreply 8503/05/2021

[quote] Manhattan natives are people like Claire Danes, Lena Dunham and Gaby Hoffman

Lens grew up in Brooklyn and went to St. Ann's but hey, close enough.

by Anonymousreply 8603/05/2021

I used to find Kevin so handsome when he was young (still do).

Him and Norm have aged the most since then though.

by Anonymousreply 8703/05/2021

Becky could pass for 30s. Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 8803/05/2021

Manhattan natives are based on what part they grew up in. Usually the ones who grow up around West Village etc. are a bit more lax and creative etc. but the ones who are growing up in Soho are different, and so on.

by Anonymousreply 8903/05/2021

I love that it’s unfiltered too, I.e., cursing allowed.

by Anonymousreply 9003/05/2021

Before this show was officially announced, it leaked that MTV teamed up with Paramount to start a reunion series of their most popular RW seasons, starting with the first, for obvious reasons.

I know they want to do one with Miami, Hawaii and Las Vegas (the shows highest rated season ever). Vegas was the only season who got a reunion show in 2007 for the shows 5 year anniversary. They wanna do another one before it’s 20th anniversary (it aired in 2002).

It’s a matter of how this one does with the public and of course if the casts are willing to all come back. They won’t do it without every cast member

by Anonymousreply 9103/05/2021

[quote]PS Beth, in her 50s now, also looks better now than she did back in 1993.

She got rid of them hairy assed moles?

by Anonymousreply 9203/05/2021

[quote]he ended up getting arrested years later for prostitution in West Hollywood!

What? I hadn’t heard about this.

by Anonymousreply 9303/05/2021

Omg Irene didn’t call Stephen “gay”, she called him a faggot. Big difference.

by Anonymousreply 9403/05/2021

They need to produce a Real World: New York Uncut with all of this unreleased footage.

by Anonymousreply 9503/05/2021

Any of you would have been outraged by ugly Irene calling you a faggot. And if a white gay slapped her in the mouth you would praise him. You only hold it against him because he is black.

by Anonymousreply 9603/05/2021

Irene said homosexual. Look it up

by Anonymousreply 9703/05/2021

[quote]Omg Irene didn’t call Stephen “gay”, she called him a faggot. Big difference.

She called him a homosexual.

by Anonymousreply 9803/05/2021

I still love Julie! Love seeing her content with a happy family.

by Anonymousreply 9903/05/2021

I *like* Andre's hair! I think he looks sexy with it.

by Anonymousreply 10003/05/2021

I just tested up watching Julie’s daughter talking to Kevin about civil rights.... 😭

by Anonymousreply 10103/05/2021

Being called a homosexual is one of the biggest insults to a man, at least back then.

by Anonymousreply 10203/05/2021

R94 She did not. She called him a “homosexual.”

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by Anonymousreply 10303/05/2021

This is going to get spicy!

Final verdict: An excellent, touching, and relevant return to the show and season that single-handedly birthed reality tv. Definitely tuning in for more.

The first episode of the original for those interested (haven’t checked to see if anybody posted it upthread):

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by Anonymousreply 10403/05/2021

[quote] "No means no, baby"

R51 I just saw that episode on CBS All Access and was dying 😂 She was so extra during that whole fiasco. It was like a really bad line reading on a soap.

by Anonymousreply 10503/05/2021

I wonder if Andre and Becky still smoke.

by Anonymousreply 10603/05/2021

Yes, MTV has had the original season up for a while.

I never watched their 1 year reunion in 1993. PS I am 33 so I was a small child, I watched the original season at 15, years later and have seen it many times since.

I knew of it though, as I remember my cousin who lived with us watching it.

When I watched the show finally (after seeing many of the other seasons that were on the air at that moment) I remember thinking the show was too Julie and Eric focused. They intentionally focused on the two youngest, hottest white people in the cast. Kevin created many storylines (without meaning to) and the one bringing up tough topics but he was always painted almost like the bad guy (black) vs. artsy white Becky or sweet naive southern Julie or handsome white Eric. Heather was painted as Julie’s sidekick, and Norm and Andre were sort of background characters.

And this was just my observation. I didn’t know the rest of the cast felt the same way about Eric and Julie being pushed as the faces of that season.

by Anonymousreply 10703/05/2021

R51 she is on The Challenge: All Stars, which will be released on Paramount Plus too.

by Anonymousreply 10803/05/2021

They focused on Julie because she was the most relatable to MTV's demographic at that time. A very young woman from a small town going to live in NYC. It was the narrative that was most relatable to the MTV demographic.

by Anonymousreply 10903/05/2021

I need to find the 1993 reunion. Never saw it.

by Anonymousreply 11003/05/2021

Sorry, I don't know why I said that twice. We need an edit button!

by Anonymousreply 11103/05/2021

I hate that I have to endure wonk eye for this, but here goes!

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by Anonymousreply 11203/05/2021

[quote]Any of you would have been outraged by ugly Irene calling you a faggot. And if a white gay slapped her in the mouth you would praise him. You only hold it against him because he is black.

Well, as others pointed out she called him a "homosexual." In that time period, on television that must have really hurt him but he should have never put his hands on her. If he hadn't, years later, people would look back on it with him as the victim.

However, she has long since apologized for it, recognizing that it was wrong to do it.

[quote]The day I was leaving I asked him three times to please give it [her stuffed animal] back, and he lied and said he didn’t have it. So, as I was walking out of the house and off the show, I very calmly said to him, “I left everyone in the house a gift, and I wanted to leave one for you too. You’re right, a marriage between you and I could never work out. You know that, because you’re a homosexual, Stephen.”

[quote]Stephen has since come out of the closet; I heard he got married, and I genuinely hope he is happily married. But that does not change what a terrible thing it was to say to him, when that was not what he was putting forward on the show. It was not kind or polite, and I am not proud of it at all. In fact, it’s one of the meanest things I have ever done to another person in my life.

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by Anonymousreply 11303/05/2021

Most small town people were too scared to move to NYC in 1992 still.

It wasn’t like now where they all flock here and think they are actual NYers.

by Anonymousreply 11403/05/2021

R109, Julie created the template for the wide-eyed, sheltered, small town innocent they would later try to cast in subsequent seasons (Cowboy Jon, Mormon Julie). I think it would be pretty hard to find someone like this nowadays -- everyone is so inter-connected by access to the internet, Youtube, social media that I think it's doubtful to find a young person who hasn't been at least virtually exposed to people from other walks of life.

by Anonymousreply 11503/05/2021

Yes, her calling him a homosexual was meant to be hurtful. She didn’t say it in a friendly way, she said it in a degrading way.

I think we forget being gay was seen as the ultimate NO NO. Actually, it still is to many unless you’re a woman. Being a lesbian is fine, but gay men are still treated like shit all over this world and looked down upon.

by Anonymousreply 11603/05/2021

Stephen was a closeted asshole. He was.

by Anonymousreply 11703/05/2021

r114 nobody cares. STFU.

by Anonymousreply 11803/05/2021

In the video at R112 at the 5:30 minute mark, the producer said they left a book of Eric’s nudes in the loft one day for them to find to create drama. Heather found it and made fun of Eric’s dick for days. To protect Eric, that footage has never aired.

by Anonymousreply 11903/05/2021

R119 yes, but this was known. Eric and Heather have mentioned that book in the past. He left a book of his modeling pics around so production left a book of his nude pictorial around.

I don’t think most of those photos have ever been seen. Only a few were ever published.

And no, he doesn’t have a big dick.

by Anonymousreply 12003/05/2021

Irene and Stephen from Seattle were both unlikeable, as was most of that cast except David and Rebekah

by Anonymousreply 12103/05/2021

Yeah, the Seattle cast was a mess.

I loved the Miami season.

by Anonymousreply 12203/05/2021

What if they get back the San Fran cast and we have Sean and his wife together again?

by Anonymousreply 12303/05/2021

If this does well, they’re doing more reunion seasons.

I can assure you that RW 10, Back to NY will be one.

It, like the original NY season, was iconic and tackled race relations etc. as well.

by Anonymousreply 12403/05/2021

If they reunite Miami, I want Nic back.

He was such a hot model!

by Anonymousreply 12503/05/2021

[quote]What if they get back the San Fran cast and we have Sean and his wife together again?

Are you talking about the Sean who was Pedro's boyfriend? He died a few years ago.

by Anonymousreply 12603/05/2021

I see Kevin differently than I did during the original run. He was right about a lot.

by Anonymousreply 12703/05/2021

[quote]What if they get back the San Fran cast and we have Sean and his wife together again?

Sean was on the Boston season, Rachel was San Francisco.

by Anonymousreply 12803/05/2021

Yeah, me too. R127. I loved when Heather essentially said in episode 1 of the Homecoming reunion that Kevin ruffled a lot of feathers but in the end he was right. Heather always has a way of summing things up perfectly

by Anonymousreply 12903/05/2021

Yup. That’s why I defended Kevin to the person upthread who feels he should have never been cast because he hates “white women”. He hates no one, but he is gonna call you on your shit. Period.

by Anonymousreply 13003/05/2021

Kevin was right about a lot of stuff, but he unnecessarily stirred up shit when it wasn't warranted.

by Anonymousreply 13103/05/2021

I’m pretty sure they would only do a reunion show for seasons where everyone is willing to come.

Unless it’s an iconic season like San Fran, where someone died. They would bring them back in a heartbeat. Pedro was an icon. The cast would probably go on and on about him and his impact and reception from Americans.

by Anonymousreply 13203/05/2021

I know this is very MARY but I get teary eyed just thinking about Pedro even all these years later. What an absolute angel he was

by Anonymousreply 13303/05/2021

Kevin was both accurate and prescient. I’m happy he’s admitted that he was emotionally immature, though, because he was. A big reason why he was labeled angry was because of his insistence to get in people’s faces. Recently rewatching his famous exchange with Julie outside of the loft building, I realized he did get too close for comfort - and that’s not a race thing, it’s a personal space and boundaries thing. At one point, his hands and face are literally 1-3 inches from her face and body. Not cool. But his overall anger, especially with how things were back then, is understandable.

As I posted upthread, they need to do an uncut adjunct to season 1. I would love to see the footage of the roommates watching the LA riots they showed clips of in this episode. I bet they have tons of great footage that got left on the cutting room floor. Incidentally, Criterion’s edition of Paris is Burning includes nearly/over two hours of footage that was left out and they compiled it into what plays like a sequel or another film and I found it utterly enthralling.

by Anonymousreply 13403/05/2021

I always wish I could watch the many hours of unused footage these shows have.

And it’s nice to see MTV still kept all that footage and didn’t destroy it, like some do.

by Anonymousreply 13503/05/2021

I saw a thing online about Pedro not too long ago and it made me tear up. He was such a beautiful person.

by Anonymousreply 13603/05/2021

Everyone overlooks Pedro’s flaws. He was human like everyone. He had flaws. Does that mean he was bad? No. But he wasn’t perfect.

And like Danny Roberts from NOLA, they wouldn’t have gotten AIDS if they didn’t act like whores.

by Anonymousreply 13703/05/2021

New York natives are loudmouth insufferable douchebags afraid to drive a car

by Anonymousreply 13803/05/2021

At least we know who we are and don’t run away to pretend to be someone else r138

by Anonymousreply 13903/05/2021

R139 that only makes sense to you

by Anonymousreply 14003/05/2021

It makes sense. Not hard to understand what someone running away to a city to pretend to be someone other than who they really are (their roots and upbringing) means. None of you ever acknowledge where you’re ACTUALLY from.

If you moved to NYC at any point post HS, you’re nothing more than a tourist who overstayed their welcome.

by Anonymousreply 14103/05/2021

R141 Manhattan loser says what?

by Anonymousreply 14203/05/2021

Manhattan guys have the laziest bodies

by Anonymousreply 14303/05/2021

The MTV channel on PlutoTV has been marathoning The Real World for the last two days, today (March 5) they’re showing the San Francisco season.

by Anonymousreply 14403/05/2021

[quote]If you moved to NYC at any point post HS, you’re nothing more than a tourist who overstayed their welcome.

NYC is all about reinventing yourself and finding opportunities that aren't available where you grew up. People move to London, San Francisco and Los Angeles for the same reasons. A city only being for "natives" is ridiculous.

Hell, Ancient Rome was the NYC of its day. People from all over the Empire moved there.

by Anonymousreply 14503/05/2021

Rome was truly the world's first global city.

by Anonymousreply 14603/05/2021

Is Eric gay?

Never in a serious relationship, and then "married" at age 51. Divorced two years later.

I think he is gay, and in the closet.

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by Anonymousreply 14703/05/2021

I hope Amazon Prime continues to run this show, I really don't want to pay for Paramount streaming.

by Anonymousreply 14803/05/2021

Kevin isn’t gay. Not everyone is gay just because they’re single.

by Anonymousreply 14903/05/2021

Has Kevin ever been married or in a relationship with a woman?

by Anonymousreply 15003/05/2021

Again, if you moved here in adulthood (or any of those other cities) you’re just a TOURIST who is overstaying their welcome.

Someone who moves here in adulthood will never have the same experiences as someone who grew up here. Ever.

by Anonymousreply 15103/05/2021

[quote]Someone who moves here in adulthood will never have the same experiences as someone who grew up here. Ever.

So fucking what?

I love Fran Lebowitz's explanation that as soon as you live in NYC long enough to complain about something that isn't there anymore, you are officially a New Yorker. Fran herself grew up in New Jersey but she's the quintessential old-school New Yorker.

by Anonymousreply 15203/05/2021

[quote]Again, if you moved here in adulthood (or any of those other cities) you’re just a TOURIST who is overstaying their welcome.

You're a fucking idiot, or possibly insane.

by Anonymousreply 15303/05/2021

R147 I always thought Andre was gay.

by Anonymousreply 15403/05/2021

R151 Oh shut the fuck up slready.

by Anonymousreply 15503/05/2021

[quote]I hope Amazon Prime continues to run this show, I really don't want to pay for Paramount streaming.

Why would Paramount continue to give it away for free?

by Anonymousreply 15603/05/2021

I always found season 1 boring compared to SF, Boston, Seattle, Miami, LV, but I'll watch this. Funny we actually see Andre this time around, he was NEVER there when it originally aired. So Becky was together with the Fountains of Wayne guy that died of COVID, that's sad.

I would be willing to watch Eric Nies in the Grind if anyone wants to post it. He was a hot young thing.

by Anonymousreply 15703/05/2021

R155 you’re lying. Hi posting history.

R152 a transplant would say that. In reality you’re a lost man who doesn’t know who you are.

by Anonymousreply 15803/05/2021

The Grind was lame. His body was the only reason to watch.

by Anonymousreply 15903/05/2021

R158 Excuse me? Please do point to where in my posting history I contradict myself.

I grew up on Grand Concourse, cunt. You’re probably from Hoboken.

by Anonymousreply 16003/05/2021

[quote] a transplant would say that. In reality you’re a lost man who doesn’t know who you are.

The life I live in NYC is one that your bitter fat chulo ass could only dream of, Edwin. Now go back to stalking white boys on Tiktok.

by Anonymousreply 16103/05/2021

r159 I didn't need another reason, I wasn't doing the workouts!

by Anonymousreply 16203/05/2021

And P.S. I lived and thrived in the war zone that was the Bronx in the 80s and 90s, which is something you could never handle, toots, R158.

Talk about [italic]real[/italic] New York. Get your Hoboken ass out of this thread.

by Anonymousreply 16303/05/2021

You bitches are so lazy - always expecting to be served on a silver platter - but I love you so I’ll oblige.

R157 Here you go Miss Thang.

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by Anonymousreply 16403/05/2021

People who boast about being native Californians or New Yorkers are never the people you want to know anything more about

by Anonymousreply 16503/05/2021

I’m so watching this when I get home. Eric pulling out the “modern shamanism” teas.

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Thank you r164, let me get myself a cool drink!

by Anonymousreply 16703/05/2021

R165 No, you’re thinking about the people from whence yo funky ass originates.

by Anonymousreply 16803/05/2021

R166 are you working the streets?

by Anonymousreply 16903/05/2021

R168 No I'm thinking of people like you

by Anonymousreply 17003/05/2021

R169 The street, that’s like your home address, right?

by Anonymousreply 17103/05/2021

Eric seems to be a more rounded and smarter person than he was back then.

by Anonymousreply 17203/05/2021

thanks again to r164, for you bitches that don't have all day, Eric is shirtless at 24:21

by Anonymousreply 17303/05/2021

R137 - what flaws did Pedro have? Getting HIV? I don't remember him having any flaws.

by Anonymousreply 17403/05/2021

The Fat Burning Grooves with Eric and Ms. Moreno.

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by Anonymousreply 17503/05/2021

I had no attraction to Kevin at all the first time around and thought he was annoying. But now I think he's sexier and would probably end up hooking up with him if I were Norman and sharing a room with him

by Anonymousreply 17603/05/2021

Eric was lame in everything he did for MTV. Camera fucking and hamboning it the entire time. Even when he said on the RW about Kevin, "I hate him so bad right now" he was looking at the camera basically saying with his eyes, "did you get that camera guy?"

LAME AND CORNY!!!!!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 17703/05/2021

r176, you like big guys? He's 30 to 40 lbs heavier?

by Anonymousreply 17803/05/2021

R178 yes

by Anonymousreply 17903/05/2021

I’m in a NYC FB group and natives post questions and will say “only comment if you’re a native or grew up here since young NO TRANSPLANTS” all the time, and it gets tons of likes and love, sometimes a few thousand.

So that attitude is hardly exclusive to here. It’s becoming more and more common these days. In LA too.

by Anonymousreply 18003/05/2021

I’m tracing my cunt’s labia with a stick of lipgloss while watching Eric grind.

by Anonymousreply 18103/05/2021

Thank you r144 for the heads up about Pluto TV showing the Real World! Still on SF hoping they will air was it seattle next?

by Anonymousreply 18203/05/2021

The New York episodes with the original music replaced by soundalike tracks loses some of its nostalgic appeal

by Anonymousreply 18303/05/2021

The soundtrax have not been replaced.

by Anonymousreply 18403/05/2021

R184 check it again

by Anonymousreply 18503/05/2021

The original music for the first season only airs on MTV. CBS All Access airs the syndicated version with generic tracks.

by Anonymousreply 18603/05/2021

R185 / R186 I’ve been watching on CBS All Access. To be honest, I didn’t notice the music with the first season but season two and three have the original music.

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by Anonymousreply 18703/05/2021

Of course ATTENTION WHORE Andy Cohen is on the scene...I cannot wait until Andy brings out Anderson and Kelly so they can gossip about these Real World Losers...

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[quote]I’m in a NYC FB group and natives post questions and will say .....

Goodness! How long are you all going to go on about this! Don't answer that.

[quote]Eric was lame in everything he did for MTV.

I won't lie, I did love "The Grind" as a teenager.

[quote]If they reunite Miami, I want Nic back.

New Orleans would have a great reunion, no doubt. I think many people remember that season as the "fun" one. Melissa still stands out as one of the most hilarious cast members in history.

by Anonymousreply 18903/05/2021

one thing that was weird is that almost the entire episode (except for the interviews) Kevin was wearing that heavy ass puffy winter jacket. indoors. which is undoubtedly heated.

by Anonymousreply 19003/05/2021

R182, London is next, the first episode starts at 6:30PM EST.

by Anonymousreply 19103/05/2021

[quote]I’m in a NYC FB group and natives post questions and will say “only comment if you’re a native or grew up here since young NO TRANSPLANTS” all the time, and it gets tons of likes and love, sometimes a few thousand.

[quote]So that attitude is hardly exclusive to here. It’s becoming more and more common these days. In LA too.

It's lovely that Facebook is reaching out to retarded individuals.

by Anonymousreply 19203/05/2021

That Shamanism interview with Eric is excellent.

by Anonymousreply 19303/05/2021

R172 idk... maybe because HE IS 49 NOW AND NOT 20 ANYMORE?!!!!?

by Anonymousreply 19403/05/2021

R174 everyone has flaws

by Anonymousreply 19503/05/2021

R138 Why would you drive a car in New York? You type suburban.

by Anonymousreply 19603/05/2021

Once again, Kevin has everyone speaking about actual topics and issues and drama etc. while Eric has people discussing his body and face.

by Anonymousreply 19703/05/2021

Dying to see if they cover what happened with the Kevin/Julie/candlestick scene.

by Anonymousreply 19803/05/2021

r197 most white people view this show as entertainment.

by Anonymousreply 19903/05/2021

It’s a bit shocking, too. I was expecting something completely different. Really deep and moving.

by Anonymousreply 20003/05/2021

Im watching r191 -Neil swoon! The nascar kid’s family is the pre-cursor to Trumpers.

by Anonymousreply 20103/05/2021

Oh, god I remember them. White trash with money.

by Anonymousreply 20203/05/2021

R199 don’t speak for white people.

Millions take rave relations and activism seriously. Not everyone is like you.

by Anonymousreply 20303/05/2021

Becky looks much better now. I thought she had a rather generic face in the 90s.

by Anonymousreply 20403/05/2021

R196 Nope, no cars in New York

by Anonymousreply 20503/05/2021

Heather is still the most, and I love her to death.

I wish I had her energy.

by Anonymousreply 20603/05/2021

[quote] What if they get back the San Fran cast and we have Sean and his wife together again?

The couple met on a Challenge season.

by Anonymousreply 20703/05/2021

They actually were gonna do Hawaii next but Amaya tweeted about it so they canned it.

by Anonymousreply 20803/05/2021

lol the same Eric who several years ago swore off hollywood and MTV saying they used and took advantage of him

now he's come crawling back for that last bit of fame

by Anonymousreply 20903/05/2021

r208 bummer! Hawaii was a drama-filled soap opera of a season. Amaya was the queen of drama! That season, SF and Las Vegas with Trashelle would all be ones i want to see.

by Anonymousreply 21003/05/2021

Eric has been bitter for years because his manager (or someone he trusted) stole all the money he earned. This happened during the 00s.

He earned almost $1 million and all of it for nothing in the end. After that he was never the same.

by Anonymousreply 21103/05/2021

R210 Vegas is a shoe-in. That’s their most acknowledged and highest rated season ever. Yes, that cast is more known than even the original cast by most people.

Vegas was the first (and only) RW season to be given a reunion season until now. For their 5 year anniversary MTV brought them back to their suite in the Casino for 2 weeks because that season was such a hit (and considered the season that changed RW forever).

Trishelle already said if they asked she would do it. She loves her cast mates, and even though they go long periods of time without speaking and don’t always like each other, they love each other like family.

by Anonymousreply 21203/05/2021

R211 He’s not bitter at all and he talks about having $250,000 stolen from him during a drug-fueled traumatic night in the shamanism minidoc I posted above.

by Anonymousreply 21303/05/2021

R212 I never even saw Vegas. Is it any good?

by Anonymousreply 21403/05/2021

For me, Las Vegas was the beginning of the end for RW. Trishelle appeared on the New Orleans MAFS, as somehow the friend of the blandest person I've ever seen on reality TV.

by Anonymousreply 21503/05/2021

R212 it was the birth of new age Real World.

That was the season where the show went from 7 strangers living together and learning/dealing with real world issues to 7 young hot people living together and hooking up.

It’s one of the most FUN seasons. But it’s the opposite of what the show originally was, and the first season to be this way.

Below is the wiki for their Reunion show from 2007.

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by Anonymousreply 21603/05/2021

Trishelle is now a housewife to a wealthy man and a NOLA socialite.

by Anonymousreply 21703/05/2021

Vegas was the season that turned RW into trashy reality tv. All seasons before it were legit social experiments. That season was all about drinking and fucking and fighting.

I rewatched it last month. It’s a lot of fun though.

After that season you could see the casts trying to one up the Vegas season and beat it, but no one ever did in ratings at least. During season 19 two of the cast members even have a pregnancy scare, and it plays out just how it did on Vegas.

They were literally stealing from Vegas.

It was with Brooklyn (RW 20) that the show went “Back to Basics” and it became about real issues again.

by Anonymousreply 21803/05/2021

MAFS? Fuck. You should spell that one out. Trishelle is the biggest pig wtf. She was on the Surreal Life as well. Probably some porns...

by Anonymousreply 21903/05/2021

Trishelle is a married woman now r219

She posted a throwback of her wedding for their 4 Year Anniversary, 2 days ago.

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Trishelle’s hubby has a great butt.

She tweeted something recently that had many feeling she implied she married him for his money lmao (even though it was her saying she let her husband know she would leave him if he even considered voting Trump again). But the last part made people feel she only cares about his money.

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by Anonymousreply 22103/05/2021

Las Vegas started the show being slutty but Paris and San Diego afterwards weren’t so skanky. 03/04?

by Anonymousreply 22203/05/2021

She does NOT look good with blonde hair. it makes her sharpish nose stand out in my opinion. However i'll give her some credit for not being a Trumper.

by Anonymousreply 22303/05/2021

I don’t care what Trishelle is up to these days.

by Anonymousreply 22403/05/2021

Trishelle, starting at 3:31, meeting her very awkward friend's new wife.

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Trishelle was such a soft spoken young woman when she did Vegas. She was lowkey manipulative and loved boys. But she was cast as the Julie of her cast. She was also from a small town in Louisiana and actually applied for RW because she wanted to meet different types of people and learn about them vs. back home where everyone was small minded and white.

She’s surprisingly super liberal now.

by Anonymousreply 22603/05/2021

i agree with a post above, RWLV is the progenitor of the trashy reality tv so many love today. it was a constant fuck-athon.

by Anonymousreply 22703/05/2021

When Julie talked about how she tried to make a career for herself after the series shows the marked difference between how reality stars now can extend their fame. Now reality show participants just springboard to other reality shows or do branding.

by Anonymousreply 22803/05/2021

R228 yeah, social media helps them too. They can get paid to post ads on social media and all.

by Anonymousreply 22903/05/2021

To be fair, RWLV had a few minutes of real issues in between all the partying, fucking and fighting. I remember the episode where Arissa is concerned Trishelle may have an eating disorder. And there was the episode Steven’s gay bestie comes to visit and Alton is standoffish because he’s a massive homophobe. You later learn he has bad feelings toward gay men because he was molested by a gay man when he was a kid, and Brynn tells him he shouldn’t blame all gay men for what that one did and tells him how she was raped by a black man when she was younger and doesn’t blame all black men for her rape.

I think that’s all the social issues I remember. Everything else was trashy TV.

by Anonymousreply 23003/05/2021

Thanks for posting.

by Anonymousreply 23103/05/2021

This thread died with the first mention of Trishelle

by Anonymousreply 23203/05/2021

I’m sure Altons fears of gay men weren’t helped when a gay man walked up to him and literally groped him while they were out partying.

Gay men, it’s not ok to just grope people.

by Anonymousreply 23303/05/2021

R233 STFU

by Anonymousreply 23403/05/2021

R234 = The Groper

by Anonymousreply 23503/05/2021

Why does Becky get mad she’s known for being privileged? Sis was running around NYC in the 90s doing random shows and partying while her family was paying her rent

by Anonymousreply 23603/05/2021

Eric was a mess. Glad he’s doing well.

I met him in 2001.

by Anonymousreply 23703/05/2021

Wow. Who the fuck did Norman Korpi eat? He’s a big fat person now. She’s eating her feelings and, from all appearances, she feels A LOT.

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[quote]Why does Becky get mad she’s known for being privileged? Sis was running around NYC in the 90s doing random shows and partying while her family was paying her rent

That's not at all unusual in NYC. It happened back then and it's happening now.

by Anonymousreply 23903/05/2021

They’re called TRANSPLANTS R239

They aren’t NYers.

PS that doesn’t change the fact he had right to get mad. It’s frustrating when you bust your ass day in and day out to get by, and did everything right (he graduated from a University with great grades) and still struggle daily as a black man but you see a Becky, white transplant, wandering around while daddy pays their bills.

by Anonymousreply 24003/05/2021

STFU r240. Nobody shares your fixation on transplants. NYC attracts people from all over the world. Many have money. They've always come to NYC. They always will. Suck it up, chulo.

by Anonymousreply 24103/05/2021

r240 i think anyone, black or white, can say it's frustrating to watch other people skate through life on family money while the rest of us plebes has to earn our money and our keep the good old fashioned way. i would agree, however, there is an extra added layer for POC as they are often targets of LEO and unfairly targeted/treated.

by Anonymousreply 24203/05/2021

Lots of native NYers are wealthy, of course. And they're buying apartments paid for by family money. It's been that way since the Dutch.

by Anonymousreply 24303/05/2021

R240 part of the issue was she was always speaking about walking in others shoes and sort of dismissing Kevin’s experience vs hers when she is a white woman who has dad paying for everything. She has no right to lecture him on life.

I know someone just like her, but a male and a Chicago native.

He is born into wealth, and a family business. It took him 6 years to get his Bachelors because he kept flunking. Why?? He never took it serious because he knew he never needed to work a real day in his life.

When he finally graduated his father bought him a fucking house as a gift. A house! A beautiful big White House in a Chicago suburb. His Grandpa bought him a car.

Cool.

The issue was he was always trashing everyone and anyone else, and the first person to say you need to “work hard” to have nice things. I work my ass off for what I have but that piece of shit who had everything handed to him has the nerve to say I don’t have a house like his etc. because I don’t work hard enough?!

And he was always giving life advice to people.

I had to cut him off after I went off on him one night. I couldn’t take it anymore.

by Anonymousreply 24403/05/2021

From my experience, a lot of native New Yorkers are best avoided.

by Anonymousreply 24503/05/2021

r244 maybe you're just a whiny loser bitch and your friend was fucking with you because you were getting on his nerves.

by Anonymousreply 24603/05/2021

R246 wants to be cool so bad. You’re failing at it though. R244 those are the worst type of people.

by Anonymousreply 24703/05/2021

R245 Absolutely. Particularly the loudmouths from outside Manhattan. You mean you’ve lived here, always, and haven’t found a way to buy an apartment in the city?

by Anonymousreply 24803/05/2021

[quote]Absolutely. Particularly the loudmouths from outside Manhattan.

The "ethnic types," as grandmother used to say.

by Anonymousreply 24903/05/2021

Apparently Andy Cohen is going to make a series out of digging up old reality stars...And is STILL trying to make "Housewives of Miami" a thing---this time "exclusively" for the unwatchable Peacock.

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by Anonymousreply 25003/05/2021

I want to see how Amaya and Ruthie turned out.

by Anonymousreply 25103/05/2021

R251 Ruthie was with Beth last night watching this.

They are both gonna be on the Challenge All Stars for Paramount.

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by Anonymousreply 25203/05/2021

Las Vegas began the downward spiral but as a season it really was one of the best. I was hooked but it did begin the tryhard trend that destroyed the appeal of the show.

Before that I also loved Hawaii and New Orleans and Chicago to a degree.

After Las Vegas, I don’t remember much though even though I’m sure I watched two more seasons. I mainly remember The Challenge after. The Challenge totally replaced Real World for me.

by Anonymousreply 25303/05/2021

Vegas is my fav season. But it certainly was the season that changed that franchise.

But it’s the most fun to watch. It’s a blast. Never a dull moment. Not once. And the only cast I can think of where every cast member was prominent and provided moments. There is always 1 or 2 who fall into the background because they are so normal or boring or just quiet, but with Vegas every single cast member was providing entertainment at some point.

by Anonymousreply 25403/05/2021

R253 I loved Chicago when it aired but never saw it again after.

It’s my sisters fav season.

Danny Roberts said he won’t do a Reunion show for NOLA if they ask him.

by Anonymousreply 25503/05/2021

R255 He was traumatized by the experience, even stating that he developed PTSD.

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R255 I bet he’d do it for a lifetime supply of Epivir (and poppers).

by Anonymousreply 25703/05/2021

Yeah r256

He said most of his cast won’t. He knows for a fact Melissa wants nothing to do with the show and David also. David also is living a private life and changed his name.

by Anonymousreply 25803/05/2021

WTF. Why was the NOLA cast so dramatic about being on the show?

by Anonymousreply 25903/05/2021

[quote] If they reunite Miami, I want Nic back. He was such a hot model!

Which one was Nic? I don’t remember a male model on that season.

by Anonymousreply 26003/05/2021

Kevin was never wrong in what he said, he just went about it the wrong way. He seems to have grown a lot, and has the maturity to handle the issues he was dealing with while younger.

He has openly spoken about how hard it was for him back then, not only because he was always getting stopped by police etc. but he worked his ass off for his degree and to get good grades, he was intelligent and hard working, but most places wouldn’t hire him in NYC.

He would apply for a jobs and when he would show up, they would see him and sometimes turn him down on the spot. He said back then some employers would straight up tell you they don’t hire black people. Insane.

They couldn’t do that now.

But he was dealing with a lot.

by Anonymousreply 26103/05/2021

[quote] Danny Roberts said he won’t do a Reunion show for NOLA if they ask him.

Can someone with AIDS even be on the show? And wouldn’t other cast members be uncomfortable living other someone like that? Especially during COVID.

by Anonymousreply 26203/05/2021

They probably would only reunite Miami if they all agreed to do it.

I’m sure they know part of the allure is having all 7 cast members back again.

With someone missing it’s not the same.

by Anonymousreply 26303/05/2021

NOLA was the last season I watched faithfully and loved.

They have all of the eps on YouTube with original musix. I watched it a few weeks ago and was instantly hooked. It is tame by today’s standards though.

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[quote] I’m sure they know part of the allure is having all 7 cast members back again. With someone missing it’s not the same.

So they can’t do San Fran then.

by Anonymousreply 26503/05/2021

Kevin was also a teacher and journalist. Most magazines and papers wouldn’t hire a black journalist. Like he said to Eric, white people think the only thing black men are good for is sports or music. They don’t want/need a black man writing.

And if Kevin was dealing with that in 1992, NYC, imagine black men in many other places. Then people wonder why affirmative action started.

by Anonymousreply 26603/05/2021

R265 that’s different. Pedro is dead.

by Anonymousreply 26703/05/2021

Of course they know part of the allure is having all 7 cast members. That’s why they still found a way to have Eric on despite him having Covid and not being able to live in the house.

by Anonymousreply 26803/05/2021

They should do a San Diego one with Brad with Eight Inches, Randy, Jamie Chung, Frankie, Cameron, and Robin.

by Anonymousreply 26903/05/2021

Wait, Eric wasn’t living with them? Was he on Zoom? This isn’t a true reunion then.

by Anonymousreply 27003/05/2021

R269 Frankie is dead.

Brad has a big dick. I’ve seen it.

by Anonymousreply 27103/05/2021

No love for RW Seattle with the David drama? "IT KILLS ME! YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW!!!!"

by Anonymousreply 27203/05/2021

Eric was on Zoom because he had the Covid.

by Anonymousreply 27303/05/2021

r271 wasn't she the person who coined the phrase "i told you i was hardcore!"?

by Anonymousreply 27403/05/2021

They should have delayed and waited until he was clear of COVID so they could all be together in person. So how does the Zoom thing work? Is he on Zoom 24/7 with the roommates or does he call in every day? Wouldn’t you miss out on a lot of the house dynamics only calling in once a day?

by Anonymousreply 27503/05/2021

R275 the episode is right there. Watch it lol

by Anonymousreply 27603/05/2021

Found the vid of David & Kira's huge argument

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They were already in NYC Quarantined when they found out he had Covid r275. They aren’t gonna send everyone back home to do it all over again.

Plus I’m pretty sure that loft is owned and they paid to be able to film for the week

by Anonymousreply 27803/05/2021

all glocks down!

by Anonymousreply 27903/05/2021

Yeah. It’s not like they sent Eric home. They kept him in a hotel here, separate so production would have him zoom when he needed to.

But he will miss everything else.

by Anonymousreply 28003/05/2021

they are prob testing him every day so at some point he can join them.

by Anonymousreply 28103/05/2021

They only filmed for 1 week I believe.

I doubt he will make it into the loft

by Anonymousreply 28203/05/2021

How many episodes are they producing, r282?

by Anonymousreply 28303/05/2021

Yikes, no, too self congratulatory. Give me Norm's "Wedding Video" movie anytime instead (it's really fun actually).

by Anonymousreply 28403/05/2021

R272 I loved Seattle too.

by Anonymousreply 28503/05/2021

R283 Six.

by Anonymousreply 28603/05/2021

No one moves to New York to hang with the natives

by Anonymousreply 28703/05/2021

Did they say Kevin is on CNN? I’ve never seen him.

by Anonymousreply 28803/05/2021

Gotta admit Gen X women on the show aging well, maybe representative of Gen X aging better than previous generations. First generation to really use sunscreen and good skincare.

by Anonymousreply 28903/05/2021

R288 he writes. He’s not on the screen.

by Anonymousreply 29003/05/2021

I love Heather. She's so fucking real, it's great. She has a wonderful ability to break down any situation to the whole truth.

by Anonymousreply 29103/05/2021

i think the concept of re-visiting the cast 20+ years later is great. we need to see how things panned out, for better or for worse. you hooked us on this shit and we want to know what happened. we wanted to see things from a different perspective (although some things were completely set up i.e. the jobs). i hope this series continues.

by Anonymousreply 29203/05/2021

[quote]They should have delayed and waited until he was clear of COVID so they could all be together in person. So how does the Zoom thing work? Is he on Zoom 24/7 with the roommates or does he call in every day?

Sounded like it happened last minute when they were doing interviews about the production. So there wouldn't have been much time to postpone it. Also these people are all in their 50s (except for Julie who is a couple of years shy), many with lives in other states, jobs and families. If they cleared that time off to do the show, the show knows damn well they can't ask them to shift all of it. They'd have no problem doing that to people in their 20s when your life can be a bit more malleable.

He said he's in a hotel in another part of town. Looks like, from the previews, the cast walks past and waves at him while stands on the balcony and waves back and dances.

by Anonymousreply 29303/05/2021

I want Eric inside me quite deeply.

by Anonymousreply 29403/05/2021

New York is NOTHING without transplants

by Anonymousreply 29503/05/2021

"I had a great time in New York, but really was hoping to meet more natives."

by Anonymousreply 29603/05/2021

R296 aka psycho. Keep on crying. We ARE New York. You aren’t.

by Anonymousreply 29703/06/2021

Being born in NY is not a personality trait

by Anonymousreply 29803/06/2021

It’s a way of life. We are NYC. What are you r298?

by Anonymousreply 29903/06/2021

r299 Oh, please, Edwin. If you were NYC, no one would go there for a minute. Not even a New York minute.

by Anonymousreply 30003/06/2021

R300 I am. My family has been here for generations. And you?

by Anonymousreply 30103/06/2021

Maybe it’s a way of life for other NYers who are out there making shit happen - you, in the other hand, seem to spend all your time trolling social media and furiously switching between your various accounts. Some NYC life you have, you might as well live in the suburbs.

by Anonymousreply 30203/06/2021

Thank you for posting R83.

Beth S looks great and it was great seeing her and Ruthie. I'm unfamiliar with Kellyanne. I believe I stopped watching RW after New Orleans.

by Anonymousreply 30303/06/2021

Are you kidding me, R275? These people are now grown-ass people with families and jobs to return to. Congrats on the producers for thinking outside the box and including Eric anyway.

by Anonymousreply 30403/06/2021

Who is Brad With Eight Inches?

How do we KNOW Brad has Eight Inches?

by Anonymousreply 30503/06/2021

[quote]Oh, please, Edwin. If you were NYC, no one would go there for a minute. Not even a New York minute.

Nobody goes to NYC so they can hang with fat, porn-addicted chulos.

by Anonymousreply 30603/06/2021

R306 It ain’t no fucking chulo, I can tell you that.

by Anonymousreply 30703/06/2021

I thought a chulo was a cinnamon-and-honey based snack/dessert.

by Anonymousreply 30803/06/2021

[quote] fat, porn-addicted chub

Fixed

by Anonymousreply 30903/06/2021

Why are you replying to yourself?

Anyway, I am happy they found a way to include Eric also.

I wanna see that 1993 reunion

by Anonymousreply 31003/06/2021

[quote] I thought a chulo was a cinnamon-and-honey based snack/dessert.

R308 That’s what a chulo should be... 😂

by Anonymousreply 31103/06/2021

They should try and get the Austin cast together again. They have such odd relationships with each other now.

by Anonymousreply 31203/06/2021

Apparently Andre and Becky have been supporting themselves as "musicians" for the past 30 years. How is that even possible?

by Anonymousreply 31303/06/2021

R313 privileged. Kevin isn’t lying.

by Anonymousreply 31403/06/2021

R297 Thinks living in New York is so rare and experienced by so few

by Anonymousreply 31503/06/2021

Living in New York has been GREAT this past year, huh?

by Anonymousreply 31603/06/2021

R301 generations of ghetto losers

by Anonymousreply 31703/06/2021

Is Eric still coasting on his looks?

by Anonymousreply 31803/06/2021

Also, I loved the selective clips that made Kevin look like a randomly crazy radical. The whole show was designed to create drama. Look through all the RW and RR casts for:

1. At least one attractive white male and female 2. A gay guy 3. One "innocent" from the rural boonies 4. One angry-ish minority 5. One asshole 6. One anarchist/fuck everyone type

by Anonymousreply 31903/06/2021

R314 and Heather?

by Anonymousreply 32003/06/2021

I don't think Becky and Andre came from money. They were both from middle class backgrounds, I believe. Andre maybe even lower middle class.

by Anonymousreply 32103/06/2021

Andre works at a music publishing company

by Anonymousreply 32203/06/2021

R319 not every season had a gay.

Season 10, Back to NY didn’t.

Season 12, Vegas didn’t.

Season 15, Austin didn’t.

And the minorities aren’t always “angry”.

by Anonymousreply 32303/06/2021

I went to Becky’s website and she is promoting her new album that she says she created with the ghost of John Lennon; apparently, they’ve collaborated for years.

by Anonymousreply 32403/06/2021

'The Real World Homecoming: New York' Is an Uncomfortable Reminder that Fans of the Original Are Old

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by Anonymousreply 32503/06/2021

The amount of hard alcohol that Heather brought is sadly revealing

by Anonymousreply 32603/06/2021

Is Heather a drunk?

by Anonymousreply 32703/06/2021

[quote]'The Real World Homecoming: New York' Is an Uncomfortable Reminder that Fans of the Original Are Old

And we are very much aware of it

by Anonymousreply 32803/06/2021

No. Heather brought it so they can all get drunk together like the old times, and since they can’t go out (Rona has everything shut down) she brought the alcohol

by Anonymousreply 32903/06/2021

I think what MTV maybe didn't realize is that - for younger viewers - the preview of how to live your life balancing a job, roommates, relationships, bills, etc... THAT was fascinating stuff! Because no one teachers you ANY of that.

If The Real World had stayed a true, hands-off documentary style, it would have been incredible. Instead, they practically locked those kids in the house in the later seasons and just fed them alcohol to keep the drama going.

by Anonymousreply 33003/06/2021

R324 What a retarded article. We should all be sad and uncomfortable about having to acknowledge a reality that most of us - those who are fortunate - will experience: growing older and, eventually, old. I have no patience for that kind of mindset and I’m still in my 30s. Truly stunted, regressive, and damaging.

Also, the writer fangirling over Survivor and calling it “more or less the original reality competition series,” is both eyeroll inducing and inaccurate. Road Rules was the original reality competition series and premiered half-a-decade before the aforementioned.

by Anonymousreply 33103/06/2021

Let us remember that TRW indirectly begat Daria. Tracey Grandstaff was supposed to be in the cast, but was replaced by Becky at the last second.

Heather B said one of the wisest things about reality TV that I've ever heard. On the first reunion, which united NY, LA, and SF (with guest appearance by London), Tami did the first invocation of the trope that she was made to look a certain way because of the producers editing. Heather looked her straight in the and said "They worked with what you gave them."

Andre needs to cut his hair. He'd be really good-looking if he was better groomed.

by Anonymousreply 33203/06/2021

Men look much better - and younger - with short hair.

by Anonymousreply 33303/06/2021

[quote] They should try and get the Austin cast together again. They have such odd relationships with each other now.

What are the odd relationships?

by Anonymousreply 33403/06/2021

R334 Wes and Johanna dated for a few years after the show and had a bad breakup. On one of the Challenge seasons she even threatens to take away his house, which is under her name. They don’t speak at all now.

Nehemiah and Danny don’t follow each other on social media and don’t speak. Nehemiah doesn’t know why Danny doesnt have a relationship with him but does everyone else in the cast, thinks it may be because he is black. Danny didn’t even invite him to his wedding to his most recent wife. The others were invited.

Danny and Melinda got married after the show and within 2 years got divorced. They have no relationship now and she seems to hate him. It didn’t end well.

by Anonymousreply 33503/06/2021

[quote]Let us remember that TRW indirectly begat Daria. Tracey Grandstaff was supposed to be in the cast, but was replaced by Becky at the last second.

Mike Judge created Beavis & Butthead which begat Daria.

by Anonymousreply 33603/06/2021

R332 I remember when Heather said that! B. was not having it.

by Anonymousreply 33703/06/2021

R332 and she was right. I say the same thing to.

Fans love saying “their edit made them look bad” etc. Production can’t make you look bad if you don’t give them the footage. They have you saying that or acting like that on camera because YOU DID IT. They didn’t create it.

by Anonymousreply 33803/06/2021

R336, Maybe that person meant that her not being in the cast, meant that she was able to do Daria and give her, her unique voice.

[quote]Heather looked her straight in the and said "They worked with what you gave them."

I always tell people this. Her entire thought process on this was great.

They can't show you a certain way if you don't give you footage of you acting that way. So if you see yourself depicted a certain way that you don't like, then yeah. You did that. You gave them that to use.

by Anonymousreply 33903/06/2021

Thanks, R335. That's a reunion I'd definitely watch!

by Anonymousreply 34003/06/2021

The Shit They Should Have Shown specials they used to do were great. Here is the one for Austin.

Austin is one of the shows best seasons.

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by Anonymousreply 34103/06/2021

Kevin still comes across as emotionally stunted. His issues are more than just race.

by Anonymousreply 34203/06/2021

R342 oh please. He seemed perfectly fine to me.

by Anonymousreply 34303/06/2021

Love Heather, Julie, Norm, Eric. Andre seems great. Kevin seems calm and I liked him in this episode.

I don’t like Becky. Never have.

by Anonymousreply 34403/06/2021

Becky just seems... moody.

by Anonymousreply 34503/06/2021

Finally made it through the thread after blocking Edwina, which eliminated nearly half the posts. Comments:

1. We're seriously having an argument over what constitutes a "real New Yorker"? FOR FUCK'S SAKE, CUNTS. I'm only a couple of years younger than the cast, and as it so happens I moved to Manhattan only two years after the first season aired. (No, not because of the show.) I think "Rent" better represents my experience there than "The Real World," but still: I know we have a ton of tired-ass bitches here, but this is a particularly stupid argument.

2. While I recall the many, MANY Eric Nies who's-his-bf posts back in the day, I don't remember anything about him "finding sobriety & Zen" or whatever. Anyone know the story there? (and btw he looked great EXCEPT for the one weird still shot of him with a full-on gray beard - not flattering)

3. Had no idea they were filming the first season when the Rodney King riots hit L.A. – or that Kevin was a legit community organizer at the time when MTV cast him as the stereotypical "angry black man" (who turned out to be right about basically everything).

4. If you bitches wanna catch up on old seasons, I noticed Paramount+ has 20 of them available for streaming (I think in full). IIRC it was after the 20th season that they ran out of interesting cities to use, so they started recycling all the old ones with slight variations (e.g. Brooklyn vs. "New York," Hollywood vs. "L.A."). Probably decided to stick with the OG batch.

5. Am I the only one who wants to bend Julie's college-age son over a keg and have my way with him??

by Anonymousreply 34603/06/2021

NY was used 3 times.

New York

Back to New York

Brooklyn

by Anonymousreply 34703/06/2021

Becky and Andre were always uninteresting. Andre’s Music was terrible in 1992. Speaking of 1992, Andre, it’s time to cut the hair. He look a lot younger with shorter hair.

Danny Roberts, New Orleans, Fucked up his life with HIV. With all the information out there, he should’ve been more careful.

by Anonymousreply 34803/06/2021

[quote]Danny Roberts, New Orleans, Fucked up his life with HIV. With all the information out there, he should’ve been more careful.

Trust me, it could've been far worse.

by Anonymousreply 34903/06/2021

[quote]Kevin still comes across as emotionally stunted. His issues are more than just race.

True, he seems like a very damaged person. It would be difficult to accept any assessment from him since it would be a view through his broken lens. He trolls people to their face and anyone would be foolish to engage with him.

by Anonymousreply 35003/06/2021

Who should they cast to replace Pedro?

by Anonymousreply 35103/06/2021

r47 There are some out of touch dinosaurs on here. It's shocking. I expect more from a gay forum.

by Anonymousreply 35203/06/2021

r 91 I wonder what Stephen the bisexual ho is up to.

by Anonymousreply 35303/06/2021

r289 It's miraculous considering all the drugs, booze, cigarettes, and junk food GenX consumed (as well as not sleeping during the rave days). It's genetic proof that we truly are superior to all other generations.

by Anonymousreply 35403/06/2021

r294 His small dick won't make it in very deeply.

by Anonymousreply 35503/06/2021

R352 It's more shocking that some DataLoungers are so lazy and quick to speculate in a post that someone is gay without spending two seconds to find out

by Anonymousreply 35603/06/2021

R50 really replied to himself lmaooooo

by Anonymousreply 35703/07/2021

What are you even talking about? Who cares who replied to whom? We’re all anonymous. We’re talking about the The Real World. Stop trying to derail it.

by Anonymousreply 35803/07/2021

[quote] My family has been here for generations. And you?

So you’re basically a townie and your family has been stuck here for generations with not even one person making it out and branching out? Reminds me of Roseanne’s family. They thought Darlene would be the one to make it out and make something of herself but nope.

by Anonymousreply 35903/07/2021

R359 you talk a lot of shit for someone pretending to be us

by Anonymousreply 36003/07/2021

Is the Hoboken bitch still going on about being a native New Yorker?

by Anonymousreply 36103/07/2021

Eric looks great.

by Anonymousreply 36203/07/2021

R362 all this WE and US bullshit makes you seem like a schizophrenic psycho

by Anonymousreply 36303/07/2021

Puerto Ricans aren't real New Yorkers. They're only there for the benefits.

by Anonymousreply 36403/07/2021

R361 no. Only YOU are, on all your accounts

by Anonymousreply 36503/07/2021

Anywho, when does episode two drop?

by Anonymousreply 36603/07/2021

When they showed the preview for the rest of the season Heather says something like “are you leaving?” and they show luggage moving toward the door, does someone actually leave or was that just a misleading tease?

by Anonymousreply 36703/07/2021

R365 Honey, you’re confused.

by Anonymousreply 36803/07/2021

has anyone found out whether the rest of the episodes will be shown on youtube as well or was that just to get us hooked so we subscribed to Paramount+?

by Anonymousreply 36903/08/2021

I'm not subscribing to Paramount + for just one show, their other offerings are kind of shit.

by Anonymousreply 37003/08/2021

agreed r370

by Anonymousreply 37103/08/2021

Kevin has issues with his Father abandoning him.

by Anonymousreply 37203/09/2021

[quote]Who should they cast to replace Pedro?

Why would they "replace" him? Then it wouldn't be a reunion. Just have one less person.

At any rate I can't imagine Puck & Judd being in the same house together, so that season's reunion ain't gonna happen. Ever.

by Anonymousreply 37303/09/2021

[quote]At any rate I can't imagine Puck & Judd being in the same house together, so that season's reunion ain't gonna happen. Ever.

And Judd is married to Pam (at least I believe they still are), so I don't see her doing a reunion without him.

I've been watching interviews with the OG cast. Surprised that they have kept in contact all of these years. Heather was in Julie's wedding and Heather and Norman knows each other's family. Julie stayed with Norman in L.A after the original show but was seeing a guy back home and eventually returned. Heather said she was the last hold out as she didn't want to ruin the show's legacy and she wasn't excited about having roommates again.

by Anonymousreply 37403/09/2021

Rachel from SF is now a Faux News "personality" (and married to Sean Duffy, another RWer who's now a Repug), so hard pass on that reunion unless it features Puck slapping her viciously across the face for two hours.

by Anonymousreply 37503/09/2021

Rachel and Sean has 8000 kids. I'm sure she wants to be away from them.

by Anonymousreply 37603/09/2021

[quote]Heather said she was the last hold out as she didn't want to ruin the show's legacy and she wasn't excited about having roommates again.

On the one hand, they're only there for six nights (which was mentioned on the show, but you might've missed it), so it's a bit of a stretch to say they're "roommates" again (more like trip mates). OTOH they filmed it in January, in the middle of a pandemic AND with dozens of crew members ambling about, so I can't exactly blame her given the circumstances (plus Eric of course managed to get the rona anyway).

by Anonymousreply 37703/09/2021

[quote] has anyone found out whether the rest of the episodes will be shown on youtube as well or was that just to get us hooked so we subscribed to Paramount+?

Also has anyone found out if The Flight Attendant will be shown on YouTube or do we have to subscribe to HBO Max? And can we watch Bridgerton on YouTube or just the interviews? I can’t find the full episodes but can only see just the cast promo interviews.

by Anonymousreply 37803/09/2021

Christ, you cunts are cheap.

Both HBO Max & Paramount+ (a.k.a. the Network Formerly Known as CBS All Access) let you watch one or two episodes for free, but you have to pay up to watch the rest. Pretty much the same MO as the neighborhood crack dealer. No, you won't ever be able to watch any of this shit on YouTube. The ONLY way to watch any of it for free is to do it via BitTorrent.

Btw Paramount+ has quite a few shows worth watching – I've been a subscriber since last fall. "The Good Fight" is straight up DL's alley: the QUEEN Christine Baranski takes on the Trump era with arguably the best show about it, period. (Remains to be seen how they'll be doing future seasons, which likely won't start till late spring.) Also has "Star Trek: Discovery," which started out a hot mess but has gotten markedly better over the past season – and it's still one of the gayest shows anywhere on TV. "Star Trek: Picard" had a mixed first season, but some lesbian lusciousness in the former of Seven of Nine apparently being a scissor sister.

by Anonymousreply 37903/09/2021

[quote]And can we watch Bridgerton on YouTube or just the interviews?

I downloaded Bridgerton on RARBG.

[quote]Both HBO Max & Paramount+ (a.k.a. the Network Formerly Known as CBS All Access) let you watch one or two episodes for free, but you have to pay up to watch the rest.

I watched the first episode on Amazon but I’m doubting the rest will be free. I subscribe to three streaming services, I’m not adding a fourth for just one show.

by Anonymousreply 38003/09/2021

[quote]The ONLY way to watch any of it for free is to do it via BitTorrent.

Or any of the free streamers.

by Anonymousreply 38103/09/2021

Of course all episodes won’t be free.

They put the first free to get people to watch and hope they subscribe to see the rest.

PS Paramount is cheap. It’s like $6 a month. They also had a deal that you can get the $100 annual commercial free subscription for $50. Idk if that promo ended.

by Anonymousreply 38203/09/2021

How much you wanna bet Becky is a Republican

by Anonymousreply 38303/09/2021

Becky is a very liberal Democrat who lives in New Mexico. Very hippie-ish.

by Anonymousreply 38403/09/2021

Becky is annoying

by Anonymousreply 38503/09/2021

When is the next episode

by Anonymousreply 38603/09/2021

I love Becky.

by Anonymousreply 38703/09/2021

R386 New episodes drop on Thursdays.

by Anonymousreply 38803/09/2021

r381 - would you care to share some with us? ProjectFreeTv was my go to for years and then it went down last year and i've been adrift since then. i live on a community property and we all share wireless internet, so i don't want to get anyone in trouble using bitTorrent.

by Anonymousreply 38903/09/2021

I'll never forget this heated argument. I'm sure it was Melissa who called Dan a faggot after he called her a stupid bitch for opening an envelope that belonged to him. It was bleeped (or muted), but im sure that's what she said.

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by Anonymousreply 39003/10/2021

R390, I thought she called him a flamer?

by Anonymousreply 39103/10/2021

R390 It’s not bleeped in this fun official MTV compilation.

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by Anonymousreply 39203/10/2021

R391 She called him that and faggot.

by Anonymousreply 39303/10/2021

WHET to that mess Melissa?

by Anonymousreply 39403/10/2021

Melissa was a Cuban right? They’re the worst.

by Anonymousreply 39503/10/2021

Can we get a RW Portland reunion so Nia can physically assault two of her roommates again?

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by Anonymousreply 39603/10/2021

R396 I totally forgot about this season but remembered watching this!

I love how Avery beat that bitch!

by Anonymousreply 39703/10/2021

Avery didn’t though.

by Anonymousreply 39803/10/2021

R398 Avery beat that bitch and left her swollen, bruised, and weaveless. Nia pulled a little hair and threw a drink. She also got way too physical first, punching Johnny in the head several times and attacking him with a blower. She got what she deserved.

by Anonymousreply 39903/10/2021

R399 rewatch the video. Nia won. Easily.

by Anonymousreply 40003/10/2021

R400 I just did. When all was said and done, Nia’s face was busted and Avery walked away looking like a newborn. Avery got some great face shots in and, again, Nia pulled hair and threw a drink.

What’s even more telling is the moment after the fight, when Avery exits the bathroom (?), Nia asks, “Round 2?” but doesn’t bother attacking even though she’s inches away from her. She waits until others intervene to start approaching Avery again. Typical coward. She new Johnny wouldn’t hit her back, that’s why she went after him so viciously. And that’s why she got a swollen lip, bruised face, and her weave snatched.

by Anonymousreply 40103/10/2021

Oh please with the lying

by Anonymousreply 40203/10/2021

Real World is on Pluto tv for free.

by Anonymousreply 40303/11/2021

Fuck it. I signed up for Paramount Plus, which is available for .99 cents for the first month, via my Amazon Prime account. Episode 2 is already available, but I will be watching it later tonight.

by Anonymousreply 40403/11/2021

Nia got her ass beat by that little girl lol! Talkin so much shit, too. You can tell she did because the first thing bitches like that want to do after losing a fight is start another- hence the sucker punch to Avery’s head from behind, she’s pitiful.

by Anonymousreply 40503/11/2021

I just subscribed to Paramount+ and was happy to see they offer the first 31 days free.

Watching episode 2 now.

by Anonymousreply 40603/11/2021

R406 Watching now too. Still loving it. I love that we get to hear more about Kevin’s post-Real World struggles.

Okay, going back to watch!

Also, what sucker punch, R405?

by Anonymousreply 40703/11/2021

Also, Julie has remained adorable and unpretentious.

by Anonymousreply 40803/11/2021

They are getting druuunk! Julie is blasted 😂

by Anonymousreply 40903/11/2021

This one 🥊

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Episode 2 Final Verdict: Grade A. A great mix of lighthearted banter and shenanigans and poignant in-depth reflections and updates on the lives of some of the cast (I’m sure others will be focused on in upcoming episodes).

I must say, I am both happy and surprised that this “homecoming” is turning out to be as poignant, moving, and fascinating as it is. The fact that it was filmed during this pandemic makes it all the more timely and relevant.

Also, the conversation between Becky and Kevin is... God, I’m so torn between them. I get and love both of them.

Amazing.

by Anonymousreply 41103/11/2021

R410 I remember that now that you shared it! Was there another fight after that?

Bitch, I would have cleaned that entire house with Nia.

by Anonymousreply 41203/11/2021

R410 Nevermind. I saw the rest of the fight in the clip you shared. Avery still got that skinny bitch good in the face and won.

by Anonymousreply 41303/11/2021

Whatever else may be said about her, Nia was ravishingly beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 41403/11/2021

R414 More like handsome. I could easily be convinced that she is MTF.

by Anonymousreply 41503/11/2021

Nia was beautiful but nuts. And Avery did not win that fight. The only hits she got in was when she ran up on Nia as she attacked Johnny.

by Anonymousreply 41603/11/2021

I just finished episode 2 and it was TERRIFIC. The conversation between Becky and Kevin made me uncomfortable, which shows this is truly REAL.

As for the topic, and as a Hispanic man of color who is very mixed, I 100% agreed with both of them, and understand where they are both coming from. Kevin is right, I agree with him, but Becky isn’t wrong either. I get what she’s trying to say, but she doesn’t go about it in the right way.

It was interesting that during their confessionals that both Julie and Andre had an issue with how Becky was handling the situation.

Also, I got a little teary eyed seeing Kevin’s story and growth.

by Anonymousreply 41703/11/2021

Nia physically assaulted Jordan also, earlier in the season. Then during the season finale she went and found street thugs and wanted to get Jordan jumped.

by Anonymousreply 41803/11/2021

Beth linked up with Syrus to watch episode 2.

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by Anonymousreply 41903/11/2021

R416 Nia only got one hit in and it was a sucker punch to the back of Avery’s head. Additionally, she should’ve been able to do more damage considering the fact that the boys were more focused on holding Avery back, even limiting her ability to fight back, while they pretty much let Nia do what she wanted. Nonetheless, Nia was the one left with half a weave and a busted lip and bruised face. Avery clearly won.

That being said, I have no doubt that Avery would’ve worked her over even better had the boys not been in the way. That little girl knew how to throw down.

Funny enough, I normally dislike girls like Avery while Nia is usually the type of bitch I root for, but her vicious and, quite frankly, illegal physical attack on Johnny coupled with her cockiness completely turned me off. I’m glad Avery busted that bitch’s face. I love when she picks up her weave from the floor after, dangles it midair, and sings “woohoo!” 😂

by Anonymousreply 42003/11/2021

You must be watching the white Supremacist version r420. That’s not how it played out at all.

Also, Avery is Japanese.

by Anonymousreply 42103/11/2021

R421 Honey, I’m not white.

by Anonymousreply 42203/11/2021

R422 sure.

by Anonymousreply 42303/11/2021

R423 Like R417, I am a Hispanic man of color. In either case, this fight and Avery busting Nia’s face have nothing to do with race. It boils down to an underestimated underdog smacking down a pretentious and psychotic alpha cunt.

by Anonymousreply 42403/11/2021

R419 Beth really does look amazing, too. So cute that they’re watching and promoting it.

by Anonymousreply 42503/11/2021

Yes. Beth looks terrific. I actually think she looks better now, in her 50s, than she did in the 90s during her 20s.

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by Anonymousreply 42603/11/2021

Anyone else watched episode 2?

by Anonymousreply 42703/11/2021

I watched it R427, it was another good episode.

John Lennon.

by Anonymousreply 42803/11/2021

R428 The John Lennon bit reminded me of Tori Amos’ reported encounter with his ghost:

[quote] I’ve heard you tell a story about the song “Hey Jupiter” and how you were on tour and you woke up in a hotel room and a man — a ghost — was sitting on the edge of your bed singing you those lyrics. Some people have concluded that the ghost was John Lennon, based on comments you’ve made over the years. Can you officially confirm that?

[quote]I haven’t had a lot of ghosts come and talk to me in my life. Freddie [Mercury] sang me “Sugar” [a B-side off of Amos’ first album, “Little Earthquakes”] all those years ago. And yes — that’s right about [Lennon and “Hey Jupiter”]. That’s right. I was in Arizona at a really low point on the “Under the Pink” tour and everything was kind of just imploding. Eric [Rosse, Amos’ ex, a producer on her first two solo albums and the inspiration for many of the songs on “Boys for Pele”] and I had just split up, Mark [Hawley, Amos’ current husband and sound engineer] and I weren’t together — we were working together professionally, so we said “hello,” but that’s it. So there was a time when I was up to all kinds of stuff and in your life, sometimes you’re exploring and you’re trying to figure out who you are — where do you fit in within the circle at the fire with your contemporaries and your friends and other people that you might be attracted to, but really, do you really want to go off and have kids? Probably not a good idea [laughs]. Or you ask yourself, “Are you both too similar? Are you both too different that you’re going to different galaxies — not just planets — different galaxies?” So, at that time, I think after having been in a relationship for a long time and making “Under the Pink” together, Eric and I had gone our separate ways early on in the tour, and it was many, many, many months out there doing a lot of shows. I had deep questions and this voice came to me and “Hey Jupiter” was pretty much all sung to me — “Are you gay? Are you blue? Thought we both could use a friend to run to” — it was like a lullaby being sung to me from the other side. Some of the lyrics — the “lifting up her dress” — I didn’t need any help with that bit [laughs]. But yes, yes, that’s all true.

It seems like Lennon’s ghost has a thing for female singer-songwriters.

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by Anonymousreply 42903/11/2021

Becky sounds like a nut

by Anonymousreply 43003/11/2021

I love seeing how much Kevin has grown. I didn’t know he worked for Vibe magazine since it started until they fired him in 1996. He also worked for Rolling Stone.

I also didn’t know he was close friends with Tupac, who was a fan of their season of RW.

by Anonymousreply 43103/11/2021

If this specific cast and the producers of this show are willing, I’m thinking they should do these reunions once a year for the next five to ten years. It would be a great way of getting them all together regularly - especially since they all admitted they have often wanted but never set aside the time nor coordinated to do so - if only for a week to a month. It could also be a fascinating new take on this “social experiment” and perhaps a poignant rumination on aging and the passage of time in general.

I wouldn’t mind catching up with this cast once a year and seeing how their lives continue to change and evolve.

by Anonymousreply 43203/11/2021

R432 that would take away from their cast as a whole. Too much of them and too accessible

by Anonymousreply 43303/11/2021

R433 I don’t think so. Maybe if they were younger but at there ages the changes come swift and drastic.

by Anonymousreply 43403/11/2021

*their

by Anonymousreply 43503/11/2021

That’s a terrible idea. There is but so much this cast, in their late 40s and 50s, can provide to keep people watching for years.

by Anonymousreply 43603/11/2021

But we’re living in some crazy ass times, R436, and I would like to use these people collectively as the sundial by which to measure the shadows cast by the passage of this current era; the finger with which to take the pulse of America, goddammit!

Besides, I don’t want to let them go and I don’t want the next time we hear about them to be after one of their deaths.

by Anonymousreply 43703/11/2021

For free. Scroll down, and just before the "you may also like" bar, you can click on the episodes. Two so far, updated weekly.

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by Anonymousreply 43803/11/2021

R438 Aw! You have truly done DL a service!

by Anonymousreply 43903/11/2021

r438 Thank you!

by Anonymousreply 44003/11/2021

You're welcome

by Anonymousreply 44103/11/2021

Why are DLers struggling to see the second episode?

Paramount is free for 30 days.

by Anonymousreply 44203/11/2021

r421 Avery is Native American

by Anonymousreply 44303/11/2021

R438, it doesn’t open for me. I keep getting trafficked to junk sites.

by Anonymousreply 44403/11/2021

Avery and Nia are friends now, btw

by Anonymousreply 44503/11/2021

R443 no. She’s half Japanese.

by Anonymousreply 44603/11/2021

This link says differently R446

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by Anonymousreply 44703/11/2021

Averey literally mentions one parent being Japanese during her RW season.

That person going on about the show DIDNT even watch it. They’re just making shit up.

by Anonymousreply 44803/11/2021

R447 whoever wrote that is off.

by Anonymousreply 44903/11/2021

it works for me r444, but i have a popup blocker and ad blocker installed on my browser.

r442 - i didn't check out Paramount's site because i already have Netflix & Hulu so i don't know how you sign up for the 30 free days, but i imagine it involves putting a credit card in that won't be charged until the 2nd month. As i am part of the 50% of people that forget dates or overlooks emails or just procrastinate in general, i will end up having another streaming service that i don't really need. Plus, what r438 gave us is better...it has popular shows and movies streaming for free. It's like the now-defunct Project FreeTV, and they actually have programs and movies from other countries as well (i really like UK and Australia shows/movies).

by Anonymousreply 45003/11/2021

I'm not getting Paramount + because I looked through their shows and nothing really interested me.

by Anonymousreply 45103/11/2021

Avery is so interesting. I like her.

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by Anonymousreply 45203/11/2021

R445 is speaking truth. In the video podcast I posted above, Avery mentions that she and Nia are now friends. That’s cool to hear.

by Anonymousreply 45303/11/2021

Someone here is speaking to himself

by Anonymousreply 45403/12/2021

Three decades after pioneering reality TV, original cast of MTV's "The Real World" is back

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by Anonymousreply 45503/12/2021

[quote]The conversation between Becky and Kevin made me uncomfortable, which shows this is truly REAL.

[quote]It was interesting that during their confessionals that both Julie and Andre had an issue with how Becky was handling the situation.

Julie and Andre mentioned it during their confessionals but you could see it all over Heather & Norm’s faces as well. Becky couldn’t listen to Kevin without interrupting, he’d sit back and let her talk but she wouldn’t do the same.

by Anonymousreply 45603/12/2021

Eric is still in great shape, he's really kept it together. The others have all gotten pretty fat.

by Anonymousreply 45703/12/2021

Becky and Julie aren’t fat.

by Anonymousreply 45803/12/2021

[quote] Becky couldn’t listen to Kevin without interrupting, he’d sit back and let her talk but she wouldn’t do the same.

And when she deemed the conversation over, she tried to shut Kevin down with "We can agree to disagree." and didn't want to listen to his point. Between that conversation and her not letting Norman use her bathroom, Becky is the worst!

by Anonymousreply 45903/12/2021

Becky is entitled and privileged

by Anonymousreply 46003/12/2021

Has anyone else watched the second episode?

by Anonymousreply 46103/14/2021

Becky is kind of a bitch for hogging that one bathroom all to herself.

by Anonymousreply 46203/14/2021

And she is sleeping in the luxury room by herself. She doesn’t wanna share a room or bathroom etc.

by Anonymousreply 46303/14/2021

Kevin’s argument is basically that his struggles are more important than Becky’s because he is black, therefore, she owes it to him to sit and listen to him. He expects her to agree that her struggles aren’t as important and she is racist is she disagrees. Racism is the belief in racial superiority. No where do I hear her saying she believes whites are superior. I hear her saying we all have our own struggles and they should all hold equal weight as they are all our own experiences. I agree with her. Any valid criticism of a person of color is now tilted toward being branded as racism. Disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 46403/14/2021

R464 no. Loser.

by Anonymousreply 46503/14/2021

Wooo, chile! Episode three continues with the race debate. And it is confrontational.

I’ll chime in after. Going back to watch!

by Anonymousreply 46603/18/2021

Shit, they are teaching Becky a lesson and as much as I like her, it’s a lesson that she needs to learn.

Damn.

by Anonymousreply 46703/18/2021

Ok, I’m sorry for watchposting, but this shit is soooo goood.

by Anonymousreply 46803/18/2021

I haven’t watched yet. Will around 9pm.

I’m excited. Loved episodes 1 and 2.

by Anonymousreply 46903/18/2021

R469 Then you’re going to love it.

by Anonymousreply 47003/18/2021

omfg 😷

by Anonymousreply 47103/18/2021

Episode 3 Final Verdict: Unexpected, thought provoking, and, in the end, saddening. Understanding both sides of the argument and genuinely liking the two people presenting those sides made this episode great but nonetheless maddening

I thought of Ordinary People (Mary!, I know). Some people simply aren’t prepared to be analyzed or even questioned. And, in this case, that fact applies to both sides, though more so to one person over the other. A+

by Anonymousreply 47203/18/2021

This episode only proved what I said upthread, Becky is PRIVILEGED. But some on here claimed she isnt, defending her. She is. She even admits she’s “elite” in her own way this episode

by Anonymousreply 47303/18/2021

As someone who likes Becky, I agree with you, R473; she’s privileged but also more set in her ways than I expected. However, it was confirmed that she’s a progressive liberal and not a Dump supporter, which made the ending all the more bitter.

by Anonymousreply 47403/18/2021

Of course Becky’s privileged, she’s WHITE. She also doesn’t seem to have ever had a real job, of course I can be wrong.

by Anonymousreply 47503/18/2021

She’s always been a liberal. But one thing people fail to realize is many liberals can be racist and homophobic in their own ways.

by Anonymousreply 47603/18/2021

What happened as a result of this? You guys are so vague and the only description of the past 2 episode is that Becky is privileged but liberal.

by Anonymousreply 47703/18/2021

R477 Second OP hint...

Guess.

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Third hint...

by Anonymousreply 47903/18/2021

I see where Kevin is coming from but I agree with Becky when she says it’s ok to take politics and race out of a situation and look at the other aspects of it. In reality they were both emotional young people, whether Kevin wants to admit it or not.

by Anonymousreply 48003/18/2021

When you get Norm of all people upset and yelling at you to shut up, you’ve been a real asshole

by Anonymousreply 48103/18/2021

It doesn't seem like Becky has ever had a real job in her life. Talking about extended stays in Europe and the house in France etc. She appears to be a trustafarian. Nothing wrong with that in and of itself, but trustafarians have an annoying habit of talking about their constant travel and fabulous places they're always going to with people who are not part of that class and it comes off as very tone deaf and insensitive. Middle-class people who have to work full-time and don't have endless amounts of time and money to travel really don't want to hear about it.

by Anonymousreply 48203/18/2021

Now we just need a scene between Kevin and Norm sitting outside, in front of the loft building.”

Kevin: “I really admire you for that.”

Norm: “Well, don’t admire people too much. They’ll disappoint you sometimes.”

Kevin: “I’m not disappointed. (beat) I love you.”

Norm: “I love you too.”

[They embrace as Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major gradually swells.]

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by Anonymousreply 48303/18/2021

Becky is able to view the subject with nuance. Kevin wants her to see things through his experience and labels her racist since she can’t. Her being elitist doesn’t prevent her from being compassionate about racism. He made his criticism of her personal by attacking her lifestyle. Her lifestyle isn’t harming him or oppressing other races. Racism is the belief in racial superiority and acting discriminatively. It’s not the inability to understand the beliefs of one of another race. She shouldn’t have to apologize for her lifestyle. But she’s supposed to feel guilty and shamed because she’s white? She is someone who is compassionate, but she’s not drinking the current Kool-Aid that all whites must feel guilty for their lives and are racist and ignorant if they don’t. All this extremism is turning people off. I can say it’s sickening me. I can be sickened by true racism and the need to bully white people into apologizing for who they are. At one point in his argument, he said he considered it racist if a white person said they have black friends. Yes, he said that. And no one flinched at the absurdity. I believe she is right that he set it up to provoke her and make her look bad. He then went upstairs to attack her in his conversation with Heather. He strikes me as someone who feels mentally superior to everyone else.

by Anonymousreply 48403/19/2021

R484 You know, I can’t say that you’re wrong, and you have articulated better than I could some of what has been bothering me about this whole exchange. Although I can sympathize with his experience and plight, Kevin’s righteousness here, as it was back in ‘92, is glaring.

That being said, Becky also has a problem with listening and with bit a little tone deaf. Gah! It’s a frustrating scenario all the way around.

by Anonymousreply 48503/19/2021

Kevin is extremely damaged from his childhood and upbringing and inflicts it on everyone else. I'm not saying he doesn't make some good points about racism in American society - he does - but the man has always had a LOT of issues regarding jealousy and resentment of others.

by Anonymousreply 48603/19/2021

Jealousy???) that’s what you took from this? Lmaoooo Kevin worked his ass off and wrote for many large publications like Vibe, Rolling Stone, NYTimes and CNN.

He earned his living. It wasn’t handed to him. That isn’t jealousy, that’s being sick and tired of white people like Becky running around and flaunting everything in everyone else’s faces.

by Anonymousreply 48703/19/2021

Not to mention Kevin also worked endlessly for black rights and equality since he was in college in the 80s. Like he said, he was “woke” before it was a thing, and everything he said would happen HAS. He knew what was gonna happen down the line.

I respect a man like Kevin, who worked his way through college, graduated as one of the top of his class while still protesting and doing work for black causes and rights NON STOP, and then working his ass off to do what he wanted to do, write. He also taught at NYU.

What has Becky done besides walk around and flaunt everything that was HANDED TO HER. Kevin had to WORK for his.

by Anonymousreply 48803/19/2021

[quote] When you get Norm of all people upset and yelling at you to shut up, you’ve been a real asshole

Norm and Kevin had their own big blow-up fight on the original season, didn't they? I don't even remember what it was about.

by Anonymousreply 48903/19/2021

It may not be jealousy, but it is resentment that 487 described. Being resentful isn’t very mature. Kevin uses his role as a black man as a weapon against those who aren’t “woke” enough.

by Anonymousreply 49003/19/2021

Some things warrant resentment, like white people being treated better simply because they’re white. It’s warranted. He worked hard for what he has but this white bitch never has to work and has the nerve to FLAUNT IT? Please. I would let her have it and throw a drink in her face while at it.

by Anonymousreply 49103/19/2021

R490 and r487 are the same person.

by Anonymousreply 49203/19/2021

R489 it wasn’t a blow up. There was no screaming but while Kevin and his friend were speaking to Norm, Norm claimed the only thing he knew about Kevin after living with him for like 3 months was he’s aggressive etc. stereotypes of a black man. Prior to that Kevin and him never had issues.

I love that the house was supportive of Kevin this time, as opposed to 1992. They’ve all grown up.

by Anonymousreply 49303/19/2021

The thing about Kevin is that every conversation turns into a lecture. Of course he makes some very good points and has insights into things, but with people like him the conversation will inevitably turn to his politics and social justice issues. With these people you just want to say "for fuck's sake, can we just talk about something else for once? Can we talk about Game Of Thrones or Star Wars or something?"

by Anonymousreply 49403/19/2021

R494 I agree. I know people who are so deep in their cause that they only think, speak and breathe that cause.

I’ve met gay activists like that too.

by Anonymousreply 49503/19/2021

No doubt Becky is a very privileged person and has had a pretty easy life but I identified with her when she wanted to leave and said "I've outgrown this." Think about some people you knew and hung out with when you were 21 and haven't seen in many years and now you're all back together again. You're just sitting there like "we have nothing in common anymore. Time and life have really moved on."

That was one thing Becky said that I definitely could agree with.

by Anonymousreply 49603/19/2021

I knew Eric had a rocky relationship with his father, who was a successful man who left them when he was 11. You could tell he was someone who wanted his fathers approval back during the original show.

I didn’t know he had a bad relationship with his brother or that he was raped at a young age and that’s how he lost his virginity.

by Anonymousreply 49703/21/2021

I don’t think Becky is a racist. At all. I do think she’s stuck in her ways and unable to listen, though. She also is tone deaf, like many privileged people are.

by Anonymousreply 49803/21/2021

I didn’t like the way Becky left at all. She came off rude, entitled and stuck up. She wasn’t even gonna say bye to them.

by Anonymousreply 49903/21/2021

R499 I’m telling you, Becky did a Beth.

by Anonymousreply 50003/21/2021

Even Norm said that she came off stuck up, like she was better than them.

I hated when she told him their friendship isn’t real anymore.

by Anonymousreply 50103/21/2021

[quote] I hated when she told him their friendship isn’t real anymore.

That was pretty bad.

by Anonymousreply 50203/21/2021

I didn’t care for Becky during the original run, but felt good about her in the reunion..until this episode.

by Anonymousreply 50303/22/2021

I didn’t like her during the original run either

by Anonymousreply 50403/23/2021

Norman works in a bakery!

by Anonymousreply 50503/25/2021

Watching episode 4.

by Anonymousreply 50603/25/2021

R505 ok and?

by Anonymousreply 50703/25/2021

R507 Nothing wrong with it, I’m just surprised.

by Anonymousreply 50803/25/2021

I’m loving the focus on Norm.

by Anonymousreply 50903/25/2021

I told you all that Eric’s manager robbed all his money.

by Anonymousreply 51003/25/2021

R510 He was open about it in the doc posted upthread, which is very insightful and revealing.

by Anonymousreply 51103/25/2021

Oh shit! Julie is meeting with Becky!

by Anonymousreply 51203/25/2021

Norm could easily sell small art pieces, autographs, or do Patreon videos for some cash on social media.

by Anonymousreply 51303/25/2021

Or he can work at a bakery. Nothing wrong with that.

by Anonymousreply 51403/25/2021

Next episode looks gooood.

by Anonymousreply 51503/25/2021

Next week looks great. And this episode was great too.

Norm really was being a drama Queen in the end though. I get it, you feel hurt by Becky right now and you’re angry that she is speaking to Julie and not you (or Kevin) but you’re being overly dramatic about it.

by Anonymousreply 51603/25/2021

R516 I agree. I still love him though!

by Anonymousreply 51703/25/2021

Anyone excited for this weeks episode?

by Anonymousreply 51803/29/2021

R518 Me!

by Anonymousreply 51903/29/2021

Why do people watch reality shows? Especially our tribe? I’m asking honestly and in good faith, not being snide.

by Anonymousreply 52003/29/2021

R520 Outside of sheer spectatorship, I think it’s a way to reflect and recognize part of yourself in others. I can’t watch the Real Housewives (I used to over ten years ago) or the Kardashians, so I wouldn’t say this applies to all reality shows, but there you have it.

This is the first reality show I’ve watched in a long time and in addition to the reasons I listed above (i.e., spectatorship and reflection), I’m also watching out of sincere curiosity and for nostalgia’s sake. Also, overall, I love documentaries; I’m not saying this is necessarily a doc, but I’m sure you get my point.

by Anonymousreply 52103/29/2021

TRW, especially in its earlier seasons was quite a bit more authentic than most of what we think of as reality TV. They didn't start actually trying to actively create drama until the first Vegas season. Prior to that, they just generally pointed a camera and let it happen.

by Anonymousreply 52203/29/2021

R522 So true.

by Anonymousreply 52303/29/2021

Wow. Today’s episode was phenomenal!!!

by Anonymousreply 52404/01/2021

R524 I’m going to watch it after finishing up some work. Your excitement has me excited!

by Anonymousreply 52504/01/2021

R525 the best episode yet! It was another deep, real episode.

God, it’s wonderful to have REAL REALITY back again.

I’m sad next week is the finale.

by Anonymousreply 52604/01/2021

Becky is the type of person who brings the drama and ruins Christmas every year.

by Anonymousreply 52704/01/2021

R527 only if she doesn’t have everything her way.

But Kevin is the type who would give a lecture on Christmas morning, afternoon and then at Christmas dinner

by Anonymousreply 52804/01/2021

R528 Touché

by Anonymousreply 52904/01/2021

Becky really refuses to hear what anyone else is saying.

by Anonymousreply 53004/01/2021

Wow. Fantastic episode, which tackled everything from gay to black rights. Grade A+!

Becky and Kevin are both headstrong and each finds it difficult to admit when they’re wrong. They also tend to act intellectually superior to others. They clash because they’re so alike. I like them both.

However, Kevin’s anger and frustration has been more than validated by the events of the last 5 years. Who would have guessed we would still be dealing with the levels of racism that have been exposed in the last couple of years. The rise of the internet and social media has been both a blessing and a boon.

by Anonymousreply 53104/01/2021

R531 agree with all you said. Kevin and Becky are truly more alike than either will admit

by Anonymousreply 53204/01/2021

Anyone else watch?

by Anonymousreply 53304/02/2021

Watching ep 6.

by Anonymousreply 534Last Thursday at 3:48 AM

I’m already tearing up 😭

by Anonymousreply 535Last Thursday at 3:55 AM

omfg. Julie and Heather and their friendship 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

by Anonymousreply 536Last Thursday at 4:20 AM

An authentic, revealing, and bittersweet return to the show that can be credited with catapulting reality television into the mainstream. It also serves as a reminder of what reality tv can be at its best: a mirror held up to both the shifting times of any era and the people that contribute to those shifts, while also serving as a kaleidoscopic reflection of ourselves.

I really loved this.

Final Grade: A+

by Anonymousreply 537Last Thursday at 4:33 AM

omfg. “Don’t You Forget About Me” is the perfect closer.

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by Anonymousreply 538Last Thursday at 4:34 AM

I just watched it. Omg. So good. Emotional

by Anonymousreply 539Last Thursday at 10:50 AM
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