Real World San Diego 2′s trailer: oh no

MTV has released the trailer for The Real World‘s 26th season, which is set in San Diego again. It’s not two minutes you should watch if you think the show is a shadow of its former self; if you are MTV’s blogger, though, you will surprisingly find this to be “just as ridiculous as we’d hoped” instead of depressing.

In the trailer, there’s no sign of angry neighbors or the mother who calls her kid “Pumpkin.” More disappointingly, while Vevmo’s exhaustive research into the cast suggested a more complex group this time, people with interesting backgrounds and life experience that might translate to something more.

Instead, it’s the same old: drinking, hooking up, overly muscled guys yelling at each other. The tiny bit of connection I still have to the series hopes that the trailer is just trying to draw those people who are attracted to this endless nonsense, and the series will surprise with something equally interesting to last season’s storyline.

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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.