I know everybody's faces were glued to their tv sets on Wednesday night watching LOST, but did anyone catch The Real World: Brooklyn? Because if you did, you would have seen The Dagger, aka my bestie and roommate Erica, teaching cast member Baya how to play the jams at AK! And she looked totally rad doing it.
There were a lot of posts back from last summer/early autumn that alluded to tv cameras and whatnot, and it was all regarding the RW. The cast came by AK nearly every (Trainwreck) Tuesday because of Baya's weekly gig with regular DJs Rob Hitt and Erica. And the trio are still together at AK every Tuesday!
I think this season is good so far - in most of the recent seasons I can't even stand to watch five minutes of the show because it tends to involve a lot of immaturity, wrecklessness, and thoughtless decisions which isn't necessarily what I like to see as "representative" of people in their 20s (like, say, me). I saw a lot of cast members using the Real World as a jumping off point to their "entertainment careers" (where are they now?). I stopped watching, I think, during RW: Las Vegas. That and every cast since seemed completely and utterly worthless. This season is back to being interesting - I am interested in how these eight people are trying to figure themselves out as individuals. I'm interested in their group dynamics, which are much more friendly than in the past, thought there still remains tension. I'm interested in how they manage to find jobs (though, let's be honest, the last episode was quite a set-up). These are all interesting people in their own way, and I don't believe any of them are as worthless as previous castmembers of the past six or seven seasons.
To be sure - Chet is a really nice dude; I was at AK one night and he started talking to me, but I didn't know he was a Real World-er until there was a tv camera in my face. He legitimately "made a pass" at me (do people even say "make a pass" anymore?) and I showed him my ring and smiled awkwardly, because, yeah, I had made some assumptions, too. Perhaps Chet serves as a lesson in not making assumptions - no matter what you see.
I know some people are totally not down with this season (LIZ!), but what about you?