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Real World Seattle Irene’s must-read indictment of Real World, MTV, and reality TV’s evolution

Irene McGee is best known for her 1998 exit from The Real World Seattle: Citing her Lyme disease as the reason, she leaves the show, only to be hit in the face by a fellow cast member, Stephen, as cameras rolled. Now, 15 years later, Irene tells the story of her time on the series–not …

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Sean Duffy speaks at RNC: still weird to see a Real World cast member like this

Former The Real World Boston cast member Sean Duffy spoke at the Republican National Convention yesterday, and although he’s been a member of Congress for a while now, it’s still weird to see him in this context. It’s also weird that he’s introduced as “the former world champion lumberjack athlete” instead of “the former MTV …

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The Real World (smartly) alienated its original fans by refusing to age with them

In the nostalgia surrounding The Real World‘s 20th anniversary on Monday–a day MTV ignored–one thing that’s pretty clear is that many of us who found the show in our teens now find ourselves not watching the show we once loved. That the cast members rarely have lives or ambitions outside of the show is now …

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