With the premier of Real World Skeletons, The Real World will be entering its thirties! In its twenties The Real World saw some great success as well as some pretty bad failures. During these ten seasons which aired from 2008-2014 The Real World gained some viewers and lost some viewers, all while adding some interesting characters to the family. Let’s check out how the seasons rank.
10. Real World San Diego
Perhaps the least likable cast in Real World history, this seasons was centered around Frank’s freak-outs, Frank being upset that Zach and Ashley were separated from the group, and Frank coming out of the closet. When compared to the original San Diego season this season was a huge decline.
9. Real World D.C.
Filmed in DC in 2009, AKA the least interesting time to be in DC. Obama had settled into office, but the next election was still years away, so this season did a very poor job capitalizing on its environment. As a viewer, I was completely uninterested in the cast. I wanted to care, but I just couldn’t. The season centered around Andrew trying to get laid, Mike coming out, and Emily & Ty’s love/abuse relationship.
8. Real World St. Thomas
I feel this cast would have been much more interesting if they weren’t secluded onto an island and could easily interact with the general public. In the end, this season turned into prank wars and in-house-hook-ups. Both plots lines were drawn way too far out.
7. Real World Portland
This season has some really interesting episodes and some terribly boring ones. Johnny & Averey’s relationship started out cute but turned into an endless circle of bickering and hooking up. Marlon’s secret was slated to be a highlight of the season, but really had little baring on the show’s plot. Of course there was Jordan’s arguing and which both revolting and entertaining at the same time. And then there’s Nia, rate her as you please.
6. Real World Cancun
Real World Cancun was really one big promotion for Student City, as the cast worked for the vacation company who restricted their ability to enjoy their environment. This was also the most involved any of the Real World casts were with their jobs, so that was a recurring plot line. This season was mostly marked by the divide between the males and the females, with Jonna
diddling dabbling on both sides. Of course, unity was restored on the final episode when Joey slept with Ayiiia.
5. Real World Brooklyn
Real World Brooklyn is about as close to the original Real World seasons as we’re ever going to see again. Focusing on real issues, some that we’ve never seen before, this season focused less on partying and more on self development. There was Katelynn’s coming to terms with her gender identity, Ryan, adapting to life after Iraq only to find out he has to return, and a slew of cast members trying to pursue their dreams while in Brooklyn.
4. Real World Hollywood
The Hollywood season showcased the best and the worst of The Real World, dealing with the very real issue of Joey’s addiction and the very fake drama Greg brought into the house. Along the way there were crushes, fighting, and even a previous Real Worlder trying to extend her 15 minutes on the D-List. It was a good season though.
3. Real World Ex-Plosion
The first Real World season with a twist, and it worked. Bringing in (almost) everyone’s exes led to a season filled with drama, romance, and fighting. This season proved that The Real World still has life in it, and it looks like the twists are here to stay.
2. Real World New Orleans
Real World New Orleans ended up being one of the most enjoyable and crazy Real World seasons. Focusing mostly on the budding romance between Knight and Jemmye and the rivalry between Ryan and Preston, this season managed to get viewers to fall in love with the cast and cheer when Ryan got the boot.
1. Real World Las Vegas
Let’s be real, how could this not be #1? This season had everything: many romances, many rivals, and jaw dropping secrets. Between Adam going crazy at the sight of alcohol, Dustin’s big secret, or Cooke wedging in between Dustin & Heather’s romance, every episode was as engaging as the last.