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Real World Homecoming - Part 2

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by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 75Last Saturday at 8:58 AM

Link to part 1

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by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 103/18/2021

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

She isn’t interested in listening or learning.

What’s happening with Norm next week?

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 203/18/2021

Norman is enormous!

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 303/18/2021

This episode seemed too edited. It was difficult to get what both sides were saying because the whole argument wasn’t shown. It seems like Becky was trying to say how they were basically saying the same thing back in the 90s and how shes had some experience with other cultures and Kevin was talking about how everyone is racist and we can all grow. I am glad Becky left. It did seem like Kevin was trying to get a good sound bite in. Becky didn’t deserve that.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 403/18/2021

I watched the first season when it originally aired, back when fighting and bitching wasn’t 70% of TV shows and news media. Dredging up these nobodies adds nothing to the current din of reality bullshit programming. Listening to these cunts yammer would just make my head hurt.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 503/18/2021

Becky was obviously telling a story about a group of people she was so familiar with that she didn't feel skin color, which is how it is when it's not an issue or a topic of conversation with friends.

Kevin seems to think it's an issue no matter how close people of different races are, which isn't true.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 603/18/2021

R5 your head seems pretty hurt as is

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 703/18/2021

R484 in the other thread:

[quote]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.

Becky is unable to view the subject with nuance, that’s the problem, she can’t see beyond her own experience.

[quote]At one point in his argument, he said he considered it racist if a white person said they have black friends.

That’s not what he said. He was talking about so-called innocence by association and how people saying they have black friends doesn’t mean they aren’t racist just like someone saying they have gay friends doesn’t automatically mean they aren’t homophobic.

What’s happening with Norm next week? I guess I need to watch the preview again.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 803/19/2021
by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 903/19/2021

Kevin should have dropped the subject. He has said he has learned a lot about how to engage with people, but he hasn't learned or chose not to just say, "We agree to disagree" and move on. Becky was high key childish for leaving when Julie and Norman tried to show her there were no hard feelings. To toss off the line about how their friendship wasn't real just because they held her feet to the fire for a bit was ridiculous.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 1003/21/2021

Becky shouldn’t have responded to the bait. The only way not to lose is just to lie and agree that everything Kevin says make sense somehow. The other cast members understood what they were supposed to do.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 1103/21/2021

Rebecca and her IG nonsense.

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by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 1203/22/2021

Who would have guessed that Becky would turn out to be the smartest of the group.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 1303/22/2021

I didn’t have a favorite during the original run but Becky was definitely my least favorite and after these first four episodes she’s still at the bottom of my list.

I’ve never been able to get a good read on Andre, is he just quiet?

Norman was pissed the fuck off at the end of episode 4.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 1403/25/2021

Those feet are disgusting and make me want to slit my wrists.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 1503/25/2021

[quote]I’ve never been able to get a good read on Andre, is he just quiet?

He's just quiet. I would be the Andre in the house. I'll chime in on conversation but I'm not one to chat away. It's funny how in the first episode of this season he wanted to rectify how he didn't seem to engage much or have his personality more on display, but it's the same this season.

It's juvenile of Becky to toss 29 years of friendship aside because she was told to shut up. It's her right to be mad, but is it really that serious to ignore Norm. It's obvious she responded to Julie because she banked on white woman solidarity.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 1603/26/2021

Norman fucked Charles Perez on the pool table.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 1703/26/2021

I don’t remember any of these people. I was over this show around 1996.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 1803/26/2021

From the other thread:

[quote]Kevin and Becky are truly more alike than either will admit

I disagree, Becky can’t/wont see past herself. Kevin even said it’s not about you, it’s about all of is and she just didn’t get it. I have to watch it again but even Julie was somewhat frustrated with her during their talk but she didn't have the energy to push it.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 1904/02/2021

Kevin is the kind of person you just nod your head and agree with everything he says and then move on to another subject.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 2004/02/2021

I thought Norm was sexy and I still do.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 2104/02/2021

Norm was cute as hell in the early 90s.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 2204/02/2021

Norm was literally all we had at that time.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 2304/02/2021

Did episode 5 air yet? i didn't see it on my streaming site.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 2404/02/2021

Is that Rita Moreno in Op's link? I'm not following any of this, but she looks like a younger Moreno.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 2504/02/2021

[quote]Did episode 5 air yet? i didn't see it on my streaming site.

It aired.

[quote]Kevin is the kind of person you just nod your head and agree with everything he says and then move on to another subject.

I can't believe they have managed to stretch this Becky vs. the house storyline across so many episodes. They gave her too much air. Heather and Andre have the right idea -just let it die. Becky is insufferable and Kevin is also, to a lesser degree. Some people won't ever come around and you have to just let them be.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 2604/02/2021

R24 it’s there

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 2704/02/2021

I think I wrote this on the other thread, but Kevin is the type of person who is always ready for an activist lecture. Not that he's usually right about things and makes some important points, but JFC dial it back, man! People like this have to turn everything into a screed about their particular cause. Sometimes you're just like "for fuck's sake, can't we just talk about Game Of Thrones or Star Wars or something? I just want to relax and drink some booze here and I really don't feel like taking on The Problems Of the World right now."

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 2804/02/2021

R25 My impression as well! Is that Becky? Jesus, Father Time is a vindictive relative.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 2904/02/2021

I haven't seen ep. 5 on any of my streaming sites yet.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 3004/02/2021

I want them to do the LA cast next.

They all hated one another with a passion.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 3104/03/2021

According to Jon, it might happen with all 9 cast members r31

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 3204/03/2021

I thought Ruthie died, but apparently she's still alive!

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 3304/03/2021

They're spending WAY too much time on this argument.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 3404/03/2021

The LA cast is the only other cast I want to see reunite. This reunion series has been fantastic

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 3504/04/2021

I thought the LA cast mostly hated each other and the blonde guy and the Irish guy wanted nothing to do with reality TV.

(admittedly, I haven’t paid attention to this cast since the 90s so obviously a lot of time has passed and this could have changed)

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 3604/04/2021

[quote]According to Jon, it might happen with all 9 cast members

Not that Tami wouldn't do it as she's been on reality shows forever at this point, but she would want to be the star. I can see her being insufferable.

Anyway the only person who really made it from that season is David because his small part in Dave Chappelle's HALF-BAKED lives on in gif form.

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by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 3704/04/2021

Made it? Were they all in the entertainment industry? Most of them were is school for careers not in the entertainment industry. So I don’t know how they wouldn’t have made it.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 3804/04/2021

The only ones who wanted to be in the entertainment industry as a career in that cast were David, Tami and Beth S.

Tami would be the most successful. She’s still on TV making her $$$ and she has had many memes and gifs go viral from Basketball Wives.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 3904/04/2021

Becky can be out of touch, tone deaf and elitist, but Kevin can also be a Grade-A asshole. God, everything is a lecture with him. You ask him what the weather is and he can turn it into a lecture. Chill the fuck out, dude!

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 4004/05/2021

i think Hawaii would be an interesting one. Amaya was a grade A drama queen and then there's Ruthie. Teck was interesting as well.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 4104/05/2021

Has anyone watched the new season of the Challenge? I have watched the Real World & Road Rules but never any of the Challenge shows.

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by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 4204/07/2021

R41 that was on the list but scrapped for now because Amaya went on Twitter and said MTV called her to do a reunion show. So MTV canned it for now because she spilled it.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 4304/07/2021

Dig up Pedro.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 4404/07/2021

'The Real World: Homecoming' finale shows how easily a '90s Becky becomes a 'Karen'

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by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 45Last Thursday at 12:48 PM

I used to love the song, Don’t Dream it’s Over.

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by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 46Last Thursday at 1:58 PM

From R45’s article sums up the Becky/Karen situation well:

[quote]their antics and feelings about how people respond to their racist behavior ends up taking up most of the attention, rather than the racism itself.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 47Last Thursday at 1:59 PM

I like that Kevin said he learned more about the roommates during the reunion than he did during the original show because this time he was listening.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 48Last Thursday at 2:02 PM

I loved how deep the convo they had after Kevin and Beckys phone call got. They all were on the same page and all seem pretty over her.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 49Last Thursday at 2:31 PM

I wonder what Becky thinks now that they’ve aired? I mean, if she had time to watch them in between jet setting to her next luxury locale.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 50Last Thursday at 3:45 PM

Becky was just really tone deaf, talking about her luxury lifestyle (has she ever worked a real job?) in a group of people who really don't have the same opportunities as her. That's a mistake that a lot of wealthy people make.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 51Last Thursday at 4:09 PM

Agreed, she talked like someone that has never worked unless she was bored or it was something that was her "passion" in life, and her life was pretty much all travel and going to the chateau in the country. That sounds like someone who just doesn't realize her lifestyle is the 1%.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 52Last Thursday at 4:36 PM

I think Becky had no clue how she was coming off. If she actually has watched the episodes, I imagine she was mortified.

Really sad.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 53Last Thursday at 4:44 PM

Exactly r53. She's not a bad person, but bragging about how you can just pick up and spend a month in France and a month in Italy and travel around like the idle rich is only something that should be discussed amongst people who also share your lifestyle, and nobody else. When somebody talks like that with people who work full-time for a living and have other responsibilities that take up their time, it just comes off as so insensitive and elitist. Becky, like a lot of people of her socioeconomic class, can be shockingly clueless about how they come across.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 54Last Thursday at 4:49 PM

Completely agree r54 with everything you said. it's one thing to say "i've gone rock-climbing too" and another to say "we decided that we wanted to rock climb in the swiss alps for a week and stayed at the most fabulous chalet there with its own onsite chef."

Match your conversation to your audience.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 55Last Thursday at 5:31 PM

Looking at the flashback scenes, I never realized how attractive Andre was back then. He was really beautiful.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 56Last Thursday at 6:34 PM

Regardless of what Becky may or may not be, Kevin is exhausting and unlikable. Think the rest just "yessed" the guy so they don't have to get dragged into his rabbit hole to hell.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 57Last Thursday at 7:05 PM

This could have been a 90-minute special instead of six episodes. The great part of the original season was that the cast members were constantly out exploring New York and going places.

Real World Homecoming has them taking a couple of contrived walks with bystanders holding up their phones recording.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 58Last Thursday at 7:27 PM

It was January during a pandemic, R58.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 59Last Friday at 12:24 AM

R59 and....

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 60Last Friday at 6:56 AM

R60 doesn’t live in the real world, apparently

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 61Last Friday at 7:01 AM

R61 this only makes sense to you, apparently

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 62Last Friday at 7:02 AM

Still doesn't take away the fact this was completely boring with them sitting around looking at their phones and a TV monitor, and two cast members not around. No need for six episodes of that.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 63Last Friday at 7:04 AM

I didn’t find it boring at all.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 64Last Friday at 7:27 AM

Does Becky come from money or did she marry into it?

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 65Last Friday at 7:38 AM

Didn’t realize we have another thread going. Here’s what I posted in the original thread:

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 Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 66Last Friday at 8:36 AM

R65 she comes from it and married into it. Both.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 67Last Friday at 8:40 AM

Becky is/was married? I didn't catch that.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 68Last Friday at 9:45 AM

Real World Homecoming - HARD B-

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 69Last Friday at 2:40 PM

Does Becky have kids?

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 70Last Saturday at 5:44 AM

The ghost of John Lennon should have stopped Becky from her Karen moment. Becky likes drama and probably loved everyone reaching out to her. Total passive aggressive. She seems like she wants people to chase after her. She’s probably stunned they were are all ultimately ok to move on without her.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 71Last Saturday at 5:52 AM

R70 no

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 72Last Saturday at 5:57 AM

r72 sounds about right, she would probably not handle the attention not being all on her very well

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 73Last Saturday at 8:45 AM

Becky and more passive aggressive nonsense on her IG

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by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 74Last Saturday at 8:52 AM

r74 omg. Note that she only has 25 likes for that post.

by Paramount+ is free for the first 30 days. reply 75Last Saturday at 8:58 AM
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