Remember the very first reality show? No? That’s because you’re not old like us. We were hip, cool and happening when Real World first came out. 7 Strangers…picked to live in a house…at the time, it was the new, innovative piece of television that no one had seen before. In fact, it was seen as kind of an artsy documentary rather than the fast food faux sitcom it has turned into today. There wasn’t a lot of sex, no binge drinking, no hooking up with strangers and without those, we actually saw how real people adjusted to other real people with a camera in front of their face. In other words, it was NOTHING like the humping alcoholic marathon that reality shows have become today.
The one thing that has stuck with reality shows is hot people … more importantly (to us) hot guys. The first Real World had Eric Nies. Oh lovely Eric Nies with his bandanas and endless abs. The tradition of hotness is continued today – particularly on The Real World/ Road Rules challenges. Of the few reality shows we watch, RR/RW is the one we are most ashamed of, only because it’s has all the makings of trash television but …oh my gaw, have you seen CT?!?
If you don’t react to that name with an instant gasp and panty drop then we know you haven’t seen him. To those whose eyeballs haven’t had the pleasure, you can thank us later.