Monday, November 8, 2010

What happens after 'The Real World'

In the aftermath of last week's midterm elections, an interesting story came out that "The Real World: Boston" cast member Sean Duffy had been elected to Congress.

This sparked a conversation between Tim and myself about who was the most successful "Real World" cast member.

So, in response here are the top five "Real World" success stories.
  1. Mike "The Miz" Mizanin-season 10 (Back to New York)-is now a very successful professional wrestler with WWE. He has held titles including the Tag Team Championship and the United States Championship.
  2. Judd Winick-season 3 (San Francisco)-is an award winning comic book writer/artist for DC who has written for Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Batman and Teen Titans.
  3. Sean Duffy-season 6 (Boston)-the recently elected representative from Wisconsin's seventh congressional district.
  4. Jamie Chung-season 14 (San Diego)-is a successful actress who has appeared in "Dragonball: Evolution," "Grown Ups" and the upcoming "Sucker Punch" and "The Hangover 2."
  5. Jacinda Barrett-season 4 (London)-is also a successful actress whose resume includes "Ladder 49," "The Last Kiss" and "Poseidon."
Originally, I had planned for a top 10, but it turns out there aren't that many "Real World" success stories.

In my research I noticed that after season 10, the show shifted from a diverse group of young people, to casting types. This clearly hurt the show as it became a caricature of itself that is no longer watchable.

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