Back to The Real World

Guilty pleasure alert! The trailer for MTV’s The Real World has hit the airways. The twenty-forth season will be set in a post-Katrina New Orleans. However judging by the trailer, this is not a main priority (at least in the promotional material) for the cast. The upcoming season looks as trashy, repulsive, and addictive as ever. But after last season’s rather dull stint in Washington D.C. that might be a good thing.

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If you recall, the ninth season of The Real World was also set in New Orleans. I’m starting to think that they are running out of cities to film for this show.

I’ll be tuning in. How about you?

MTV to remake Skins

Just read this news on EW:

MTV is planning to remake the cult TV show Skins, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The original British version of the show, which concerns the lives of a group of teenagers, is notable for its foul-mouthed scripts and depictions of drug use.

Skins is one of my all-time favorite shows. I have written countless articles on the show for both the Mount Holyoke News and on this blog. I have even been known to recap an episode or two of the third season.
I suppose it was only a matter of time before Skins was remade for American audiences, even more so after Dev Patel (Anwar on Skins) became a major name after starring in Slumdog Millionaire.
But MTV’s remake troubles me. I consider Skins to be one of the best, if not the best, teen drama on television. What shows like The OC, 90210 and Gossip Girl lack (ahem, reality), Skins achieves by creating characters that are relatable and intriguing. MTV better not screw this up, or I will be very disappointed.
Thoughts?

Dirty Harry: The Greatest Movie Badass

‘Dirty’ Harry Callahan was named the Greatest Movie Badass by a poll conducted MTV News.

Here is a video of Clint Eastwood accepting the award.

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He did an awesome job of channeling Dirty Harry in his acceptance speech. So is there any chance of Eastwood reprising his famed role in just one more Dirty Harry movie?

Eastwood said: “I feel like that was an era of my life, and I’ve gone on to other things. I’m not sure about being Dirty Harry again — but who knows?”

As we know, anything is possible…