Episode #11 was another so-so episode. It was interesting, I guess, but I didn't finish the episode thinking "Dang, I gotta tell errybody to watch it!" I'm beginning to wonder if maybe I'm expecting too much? Is it unrealistic for their to be drama in every episode? My memory of the previous season in Sydney is failing me a little bit, but I feel like there was always something going down between Parisa and Dunbar, or Parisa and Trisha or Parisa and anybody else in the house. It could just be that Noirin was so pleasing to the eye that it didn't matter what else was going on in the show.
After drinking too much, a drunk Sarah stumbles back home to Studio 20 with the assistance of Kim & Brianna
I'm also afraid, though, that I may be sippin' on a lil' haterade because all the Real World cast members are getting (multiple) opportunities handed to them. I mean Brianna, the laziest one out of the crew, got to perform on stage with Alex Band, got to add some vocals on one of his album tracks, and got to record a demo song (called Summertime) with some dude named Tomas. Aside from going to Hollywood Blvd. in her hoochie shorts, she hasn't had to take any initiative.
Sarah got hooked up two times in one episode! I'm not even going to talk about her drunken fight with Nick (she said he looked like Charles Barkley and he called her a poser), because it didn't make any sense from either end. But Sarah failed miserably in her first opportunity with movies.com to interview moviegoers after they watched The Mist (crazy ending in that movie btw). After blaming her suckage on boring interviewees she said something like "Reviews are something that's more personality-oriented" and I couldn't help but yell at the TV: "...And that's something that you don't have woman!"
video segment was pretty good. She's definitely well-suited for more reporting type of journalism than the entertaining type. She's much better at telling people about stuff (i.e. nagging) than actually enganging with them. She really didn't have to come to Hollywood in order to get a journalistic gig, but I guess since she's getting exposure and getting hooked up, it was a good decision. I just wish she wasn't on the show.
Nick (and somewhat Kimberly too) actually did really well in his stint with movies.com. It's amazing what a difference actually having a personality makes! Nick also seemed to really connect with Brandon, the producer, who felt that he had a lot of potential and sort of took Nick under his wing. Even when Brandon was hospitalized after his cancer returned, he told Nick that he really wanted to jump-start his career. Their close bond had to be the reason why Nick took it so hard when Brandon passed away at the end of the episode. Kimberly and Sarah were pretty shook up too, but it was clear that Nick was really, really hit hard.
So Brianna's getting hooked up. Sarah has gotten a couple of opportunities. Dave did his host thang. Kimberly got her shine on. And even Nick made a big splash. This begs the question. What is Will doing? I remember him getting on Brianna about her not being lazy and taking action, but it doesn't look like he's done anything since he laid his puppy dog eyes on Janelle. Wasn't she supposed to be getting him connected with all her contacts in the music industry? I just think it's funny that coming in, he seemed like the main dude who was on top of his stuff and we haven't seen much come to fruition.
So I'm not even really sure how to respond to what's happening next in episode #12. Will gets involved in a fouresome that includes Dave?! And from the look of the preview, both of them seem extra hype about it going in. It all goes down in one bed too! That's completely disgusting. I hope they burn those sheets. Taking a page out of Greg's book, I think I'm gonna have to start calling him William now. Sad.
Missed episode #11? You can watch the full episode over on MTV.com.