Despite “The Real World’s” transformation from “iconic Generation-X touchstone” to “annual booze-fueled f-ckfest for attractive morons,” last season’s foray into Brooklyn at least tried to be something besides a weekly televised frat party turned shouting match. There was the Army reservist who was headed back to Iraq, a post-op tranny whose transformation to woman wasn’t exactly a sparkling success, and that guy who swore he wasn’t gay but totally was. Closeted people are funny!
Alas, “The Real World: Cancun” looks to compete with the San Diego, Sydney, and Hawaii editions (and Hollywood, and so on…) for “Trashiest. Season. Ever.” In two minutes of trailer, we get:
√ Puck 2.0!
√ Girl who was in foster care!
√ Girl pondering lesbianism! (psst: foreshadowing)
√ Guy who’s “totally different” when drunk!
√ “She thinks she’s better than everyone else.”
√ Spoken through tears: “I’m going home.”
√ “I shouldn’t have spent the night. I have a boyfriend.”
√ “I WAS IN REHAB!!!”
Ugh. All it’s missing is “I’m not here to make friends.” Swine flu, you really dropped the ball on this one.