The Real World Sydney debuts tonight

For the 19th season of The Real World, MTV heads to Sydney, Australia, with a cast of seven Americans. The new season debuts at 10 p.m. ET.

While the cast will have their requisite job, MTV has stopped pretending that the show is anything but a drunken whorefest joke, excitedly exclaiming on the show’s web site, “As soon as these seven strangers move into their amazing apartment overlooking Darling Harbour, the catfights, drunken nights and hot tub hookups ensue! … Thought you’d seen it all? Wrong! The Real World: Sydney is sure to be the cattiest, most controversial, drama-filled season yet! Here’s to Australia, mates!”

Even the show’s trailer seems to intentionally emphasize the cast’s obnoxiousness, as they act entitled (“Who do you want to be right now? This guy!” says Isaac), drunk, and stupid:

The Real World Sydney [MTV]

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.