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MTV's "The Real World", a show that got its start in the early 90's, allows viewers to catch a glimpse into the lives of seven roommates as they go about their daily life. Contestants who earn a spot on the show will have an opportunity to experience new culture, along with many other luxuries and accommodations. Each season takes place in a different location, from such diverse cities as London to New York City. Their residence is usually an all-expense-paid million dollar mansion or suite that is stocked with designer furniture, hot tubs, and 50 gallon aquariums. Throughout their three month stay, the roommates immerse themselves in the culture of the city while meeting natives and other interesting people.

The absence of a script and paid actors is conducive to a creative and spontaneous storyline. Viewers who tune in to the weekly show can identify with the ordinary issues that affect most young people today such as interpersonal conflict, family problems, relationships with significant others, and academics. Each show is a unique surprise as cameras follow the cast members down city streets, to job interviews, volunteer programs, hip coffee shops, and back home to visit family. The unique experiences of the roommates and their reaction to the environment is what creates the story.

The diversity of each cast member plays a critical role in the show's overall success. One show might focus on one cast member's struggle with alcohol addiction, while the next episode is an hour-long drama-filled saga that dissects an ongoing dispute between two roommates. When the roommates' frustration level reaches the threshold, they can vent their feelings and innermost secrets in the confession room. Each cast member is generously examined, giving viewers an in-depth look at what makes each one tick and digging beneath the exterior to reveal the true self.

There is no question as to the show's entertainment value for anyone who enjoys reality Tv. By the end of the season, true fans of the show feel like they can relate and sympathize with their favorite cast member. A show that can connect with its audience on that level will have a long and successful career for years to come.

The Real World is a series that is currently running and has 33 seasons (652 episodes). The series first aired on March 2, 1992.

Where do I stream The Real World online? The Real World is available for streaming on MTV, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Real World on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, MTV, Vudu, Google Play, Hoopla, iTunes online.

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on MTV
33 Seasons, 652 Episodes
March 2, 1992
Cast: George Verschoor, Matt Kunitz, Ted Kenney, David Edwards
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The Real World Full Episode Guide

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  • The roommates try to enjoy their final days in the house and hope to end things positively. Katrina and Anna confront Peter for his angry and controlling behavior towards Jenn, leaving Jenn in a quandary.

  • Tyara discovers she's pregnant; and Peter is angry with Jenn for spending time with Anna.

  • Tyara faces her bully Kim; sisters Anna and Katrina try to reconcile; and Jenn gets too wild for Peter.

  • Theo hopes to reconcile with his cousin, Kassius, but a physical altercation jeopardizes everything. Sisters Anna and Katrina are thrilled to reconnect, but their new bond creates tension with Robbie.

  • After Mike makes offensive comments in front of his roommates, Jordan gets upset; Kassius speaks at a "Black Lives Matter" march.

  • There's a major fallout after a hookup between Jenn and Peter; Tyara is her own worst enemy in her relationship with Theo.

  • The feud between sisters Anna and Katrina boils over when Peter hooks up with Anna. Orlana reveals a secret about her former bestie, Jordan, while Jenn hopes for closure from her ex, Robbie.

  • Former friends pursue new romances; Theo's grudge against Kassius becomes overwhelming for both men; Anika and Will accept the finality off their breakup.

  • The original seven roommates are stunned when their exes, rivals, former friends, and estranged family members show up.

  • Broken relationships haunt the original seven roommates when they suspect people from their pasts may be visiting the house very soon. Meanwhile, the seven new roommates meet for the first time and embark on a fun-filled road trip, but there's a major twist awaiting them first.

  • An enjoyable game night takes an ugly turn when hostilities erupt between Robbie and Mike.

  • In the 32nd season premiere, seven strangers move in together in the Emerald City's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Upon meeting, they discover they'll be joined by their personal "enemies."

The Real World News

Get Real: 'The Real World' Renewed for Two More Seasons

It's been on the air for almost 20 years, it changed the way TV was made, and now it looks like it will do so for at least another year. MTV's "The Real World has been renewed for two more seasons, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Even though the currently airing season is the 25th, this renewal actually means that the show will run through at least season 28, as the 26th season has already been picked up and is currently in casting.

Former 'Real World' Cast Members Arrested

Who says you have to STILL be on Reality TV to get rowdy enough for an arrest?

Jemmye Carroll and Ryan Knight, former “Real World: New Orleans” cast members, were arrested last weekend for getting into a fight in a Florida club.

According to Radar, the couple were at a Panama City bar on Saturday. A bouncer allegedly hit Jemmye and Knight tried to defend her.

Wacky Random TV Meme of the Day: Teck Puns (Featuring Teck from 'The Real World: Hawaii')

The internet can be a strange place. Where else could you find memes like "Tom Selleck, a waterfall, and a sandwich?" Now, comedy blog Wonder-Tonic has created a new meme involving the most unlikely of subjects: Teck Holmes from "The Real World: Hawaii."   The Tumblr blog "Teck Puns" features a collection of visual puns featuring Teck, like "Glenn Teck" for a photo superimposing Teck's face on the body of a certain Fox News pundit.

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