Know what’s happening right now? Real World: Brooklyn is premiering. In times past, when I get all academicky and decide to (consciously) analyze a TV show, I take notes. Like, in a notebook. Guess what? Screw the notebook.
“I might be metrosexual but that’s not a sin.” -Mormon Chet in response to guitar strumming Ryan’s song “accusing” him of being gay.
“Every time she walks around in those short shorts, I’m looking for some bulge.” -Ryan, good ol’ Ryan. He is completely preoccupied by Transgendered Kat and seems determined to out her. He is immensely upsetting.
“JD and Kat are going to dinner. By themselves. So I know they have a common bond.” – Ryan “proving” that Kat is trans because she is hanging out with JD, who everyone assumes is gay. (He comes out formally in the next scene.)
Ryan is just very, very curious. Too bad that his multitude of privilege dictates that his questions should be immediately answered for him.
JD, Chet, Ryan are hanging out on some stairs. JD attempts to talk to Ryan and Chet about Kat. Pretty sure that Ryan refers to Katelyn as “it” and then, “he.” Chet (Our sweet mormon fashionista) says that he still thinks of Kat as a girl, and she has boobs, and he almost saw them. Awesome.
The episode ends with JD and Kat sharing what looks like an incredibly touching dinner and conversation, and your icy cold little heart is warmed by JD’s allyship.
Okay, but get this::: remember how A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila popularized the “post episode wrap up show”, usually featuring the eliminated contestant? Henceforth, other reality competition shows have adopted a similar practice, taking the opportunity to fully squeeze out whatever fame could possibly be left in the show and heightening the eliminated contestants notoriety. Fine, okay, great, no big deal. So now there is a REAL WORLD POST SHOW?!?! Who does that? They bring on roommates to talk about what happened between them on the episode we JUST WATCHED. Ew. Its awful. It totally ruins the magic. I was going to spend this whole season waiting for Chet to come out of the closet, but now, because I saw him on the post show last night, I know that won’t happen. Gross!
Ugh MTV, way to ruin a good thing. And also ruin a bad thing.
Sounds like we have a permanent date, then, huh. See you next wednesday at 10.