Those people - brothers, girlfriends, bosses - show up to juice the drama.
"While the skeletons only stay in the house for a short period of time, they typically represent issues the roommates are dealing with in their lives," said Mike Beausoleil, who blogs about the show on (the name is a play on the show’s famous opening title sequence. This season, issues included eating disorders, anger management, ex-girlfriends and drug abuse, Beausoleil said. "I would say Chicago is being represented well," Beausoleil said.
From Seattle to South Beach, Los Angeles to London - and now twice in Chicago - MTV's "The Real World" has spent 30 seasons throwing a bunch of strangers into a house and broadcasting what happens.
The latest Chicago season, which finishes airing March 10, features "skeletons" from the cast members' past.
I am 33, an age at which most once-loyal viewers have moved on from the series.
Usually I either hear from my peers the complaint that it’s a shadow of what it once was or that it’s a dumb show, has always been dumb, and our younger selves just didn’t have the sense to know it.
I will be eagerly tuning in again so as to continue my near-perfect record of watching since season one.You weren't calling the kettle 'black' not too long ago, just as I have been guilty of myself!!! There was lots of joking around about Dave Chapelle with one of our best friends, Dug Pinnick [of KING'S X] and there were emotions that no one could understand, or experience about Darrell, that only his brother, Philip and Rex understand. As far as the two words and gestures are concerned, on such an amazing and beautiful night… She added in a separate post: "I am upset at Robb for including PANTERA and their music as a whole. Well, I guess it depends on what it's for and if it has a true method behind it. you sent me a text message about it in the wee hours of the morning.. I support the message you were trying to put out there but not the method behind your message… Speak to Philip man to man (like you described you witnessed at one time)…you masked your real problem with something very important and very serious.. Not jump up in the press and hurt their music, our whole family and organization.. Rex, Vinnie, and Darrell brought us that music too… things ARE different today with racism and reverse racism..Up until beginning this essay, I thought I had seen all 27 seasons, but upon scanning the show’s history, I realized I missed one: season 22, Cancun.Extremely curious about what had been going on in my life that kept me from watching, I looked up Cancun’s premiere date.And you were not just dropping “bombs” in your 20s.. There was lots of joking around about Dave Chapelle with one of our best friends, Dug Pinnick..