MTV’s The Real World: 11 Most Popular Seasons Ranked Worst To Best
MTV struck gold when they got in really early to the reality TV craze with The Real World back in 1992, and now 24 years and 31 seasons later, there has been a lot for fans to sift through. With so many seasons and so many different people featured, a lot of casts and seasons have been forgotten, but there have been several that are still brought up. It’s hard to make fans of the series happy because those who are more familiar with the most recent seasons sometimes find the older ones boring, and those who watched it in the ’90s don’t like the way the show has developed now. Either way, these 11 seasons have stood out for either good or bad reasons, so check it out:
11. Austin (Season 16) – 2005
The Real World: Austin was one of those seasons where fans could not believe that these specific seven people were picked, yet still tuned into watch week after week. Some casts were so unlikable or boring their seasons were unremarkable and sometimes hard to watch, but despite the Austin cast arguably being the worst ever, they brought fans in. Challenge fans are well aware of Wes Bergmann, who was at the top of the most hated list, followed closely by the rest of his housemates, and yet he turned into one of those people viewers loved to hate, and always came back to see what he would do next. Austin was also popular because it seemed more “real” with the relationship between Danny and Melinda, and of course everything that happened with Danny from getting into a street fight leaving him with injuries that required surgery, to the death of his mother while he was away filming, causing him to take some time away from the show. There were a lot of reasons to watch, making the season one not to forget, but the cast also makes it one of the worst to sit through.
10. Key West (Season 17) – 2006
To many Real World fans, season 17’s Key West was not one of the series best, yet it remains stuck in their heads thanks to some very memorable housemates. A lot of Real World fans have extended their viewership to the spin-off series, The Challenge, and Key West, which introduced fans to two of The Challenge‘s most notable veterans Johnny “Bananas” and Paul Meronek. It was popular thanks to the explosive cast with their intense personalities, but also one of the worst because it was extremely obvious that certain cast member’s were selected because of their sensitive state which meant viewers watched Paula have a season long breakdown and deal with issues she had long before appearing on the show, yet instead of receiving help was stuck in the unhealthy emotional and mental situation of The Real World house.