Everyone who said that the rest of the Real World season would be whack with Greg gone and Joey whining all the time was right. Episode #9 was pretty weak. But don't worry, there's hope! Judging from the previews of the rest of the season, it looks like the season will end with a bang(emums).
Joey starts smoking cigars and drinking coffee in order to cope with his alcohol and drug addiction
So this episode picked up right where the last one left off - with Joey complaining and whining about how he's depressed, doesn't feel supported, and doesn't want to be there. Okay, Joey, we get it. You're unhappy. Duly noted. I think you might have mentioned it before already. Man, he had been complaining so much that by the end of the show, I was able to guess his next complaint with pretty good accuracy. Yep, it's about time that he left.
And then he pushed away Sarah, the only person in the house who really cared about his feelings. I'll agree with him that Sarah's a bit naggy. She's got a lil' wife in her already. But she definitely means well, it's just that she has bad delivery. Joey knew that drinking coffee and smoking cigars was not a good way to cope with anxiety, but the way Sarah approached him with it, made him wanna sock her in the throat. I get that. But don't turn a cold shoulder to the one person who cares about your well-being, and then have your 250th confessional complaining about how no one cares.
And please don't use Sarah's nagging as an excuse to wanna go to the bar and get wasted. What sense does that make? Every little thing made him want to go to a bar and get wasted. "My roommates don't care about me and it makes me wanna go to a bar and get wasted" or "Being in Hollywood is so tough and it makes me wanna go to a bar and get wasted." Next thing you know his shoe laces will be untied and because of that, he'll wanna go to a bar get wasted. You know what? Fine, I'll go ahead and say it. I'm glad he's gone. Although I will say I was completely shocked when he admitted doing cocaine at the bar that night he completely lost it. That definitely explained a lot about his behavior. His goodbye letter to drugs and alcohol was something else...
Brianna is stunned to hear that she'll be performing with Alex Band for a benefit concert
But enough about Joey. Dave & Kimberly don't do anything on the show, and I'll get to Will in a second, so that just leaves Brianna. She basically gets opportunities handed to her on a silver platter and she's still complaining about not liking to work hard. Max Gousse (supposedly a big-time music producer) comes to the house, likes her voice, and afterwards she still tells her mom how she's unsure about it because she knows it'll take work and effort? C'mon now Brianna. You're even giving the lazy negroes a bad name.
And if that wasn't enough, she gets an amazing opportunity to perform at a benefit concert with Alex Band, a member of The Calling. Was I the only one who didn't know who the heck The Calling were and was slightly surprised by how hype Brianna was about them? Granted I don't listen to rock music, but I feel like I would have at least heard the names of the big rock groups. But anyway, Brianna actually has a pretty good voice. She needs to stop smoking cigarettes and not wear hoochie shorts when she performs on Hollywood Boulevard so that she seems more like a street performer and less like a street walker, but hey let's not ask too much all at one time. Brianna's not sitting at home doing nothing anymore, so that's definitely progress.
Phew, finally that episode is over and we can get on to the juiciness and drama of the rest of the season. The preview of the remainder of the season showed two new cast members joining the house. And they are both Black! Is this a new Real World record? Now, all we need is for Obama to make it into the White House and we've made it! Four Black cast members in the house? I'm sure we'll hear lots of "thoughtful nuggets" from Kim in the upcoming episodes.
So apparently in episode #10, Will is falling in love with Janelle. And who can blame him, she's definitely head and shoulder above the rest of the females we've seen so far this season. But then apparently he gets himself with the new girl even after claiming that he "only has eyes for Janelle." Janelle seems a lil' too chill to get in a cat fight, but a brotha can have hope right?
Missed episode #9? Well, you didn't miss much. But if you'd still like to see it, you can watch the full episode over at MTV.com.