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MTV Reality: A Programming Note Friday, April 3, 2009

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So maybe you have noticed (ok, probably not) that there hasn’t been a recap for the past 3 episodes of Real World: Brooklyn on here. For a variety of reasons I haven’t even been able to watch the past 3 episodes yet, although they are all waiting for me on the DVR. By now it seems kind of silly to go back and recap an episode from a few weeks ago when you have most likely already seen it and/or found a recap somewhere else. Truthfully, while I have always enjoyed the voyeuristic aspect of MTV’s reality fare, lately I haven’t enjoyed them at all. In taking 1.5 hours to watch and recap the shows, it has felt a little too much like work. I appreciate you all for joining me here for these past (almost) 2 years for these recaps, but the time has come to put down the pen and just watch these shows for my personal enjoyment again. So, I won’t be recapping the upcoming season of the Real World/Road Rules Challenge, or any other MTV reality shows. My stint at DeadOn as the “MTV guy” goes out not with a bang, but with a whimper. Thanks for watching.

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Real World: Brooklyn Recap – The Legacy of Pedro Zamora Friday, March 13, 2009

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This episode opens in the evening with Sarah and Katelynn in the kitchen, with Katelynn lamenting the fact that she bounced two checks. Then we get a morning scene where Scott and JD go to a photo shoot for Scott, where he notes that “I have no doubt I’ll start getting booked.” We then get another night scene where Katelynn is walking on Scott’s back to give him a massage and she says that he is “the big brother I never had.” Then we get another morning scene where a letter is delivered to the house inviting them to a private screening of the movie on Pedro Zamora’s life. (more…)

Real World: Brooklyn Recap – I Hate These People Saturday, March 7, 2009

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This episode opens in the morning with Chet and Katelynn talking about her surgery. Katelynn is relieved that they are having a good conversation, and that Chet is acting mature about the subject. Meanwhile, we see Devyn meeting with some design reps at Jovani (never heard of it) who know her godmother. They let her try on a few dresses, and then she speaks to the co-owner about her career goals, which leads to her getting a job as a PR flack (well, that was easy).

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Real World: Brooklyn Recap – The Inevitable House Meeting Saturday, February 28, 2009

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This episode opens in the morning with a montage demonstrating that the house is very dirty, followed by scenes of the guys cleaning everything up while bitching about the fact that the girls don’t do anything. After they are done JD sits down to write out a “chore list” for the house, which elicits varying reactions from the girls. Baya laughs at him, Sarah blows him off, and KL blows up, telling JD that he is not her father.

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Real World: Brooklyn Recap – Oh, Rats. Friday, February 20, 2009

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This episode opens at night with everyone just chilling around the house when we see some uninvited guests – there are several mice running around on the floor, and the furry critters make their presence known. When JD spots them he jumps up on a bar stool, screaming like a woman. Apparently the mice have been a persistent problem, because there are traps laid out. When one of the mice falls victim, Scott takes it out of the trap and brings it into the kitchen to scare the girls (c’mon, man! that’s unsanitary! haven’t you heard of the hantavirus?). Meanwhile, Devyn is on the phone with her “semi-fiance” David when she gets another phone call from Jim, whom she had dated previously.

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The Real World: Brooklyn Recap – Well Now Everyone Knows! Friday, February 13, 2009

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This episode opens in the morning with Katelynn dancing around the house in a pair of short-shorts. Scott and Devyn discuss the fact that they had specifically asked her not to do that, because it’s not appopriate to prance around in underwear (or is it because she used to be a dude? you closed-minded bastards!). When Sarah makes a similar comment to Katelynn, she responds that “I want it to feel as close to home as possible here.” Join me after the jump for the fallout (no it doesn’t fall out – there’s nothing there to fall out anymore).

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Real World: Brooklyn Recap – Ryan Gets Serious Thursday, February 5, 2009

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The episode opens in the morning with Scott at a modelling agency for a photo test, where he is taking some pictures in his underwear. Later we see Scott and JD in the car talking about Scott’s ex-girlfriend Marissa, and Scott says that he is not interested in “just hooking up” even though he is single. Join me after the jump for the rest of the serious business.

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Real World: Brooklyn Recap – This Episode Gets Creepy Friday, January 30, 2009

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Seriously, people. I hope you weren’t eating while watching this episode because it made me sick. We open with Devyn, JD and Scott driving around NYC (apparently aimlessly), discussing their plans for the rest of the lives. NOTE: This is the first season in a while where the roommates don’t have a job – all they have to do is follow their dreams. How nice for them.

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Real World: Brooklyn Recap – The Kids Hit Puberty Saturday, January 24, 2009

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I’m sure that the 12 of you who actually still read these were absolutely devastated at the lateness of this recap. In fact, I’m confident that your entire Friday was ruined by not knowing what happened to 8 complete strangers picked to live in a house and have their lives taped. Well, sometimes real life intrudes and I just can’t watch the episodes right away. Alright, I admit it – I watched Lost on Wednesday and couldn’t watch The Real World on Thursday or Friday because I had dates on back-to-back nights with some Victoria’s Secrets models. My apologies.

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Real World: Brooklyn Recap – The Roommates Explore Their Fabulousness Thursday, January 15, 2009

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This episode opens with Chet, JD and Sarah all sitting around talking in the bedroom. Chet finds some lube and jokes around with JD about him “trying to get some”, but his jokes turn to dropped jaws when he finds a Magnum condom. Because he’s a 12 year-old, Chet immediately runs out to tell Ryan that their roommate has an enormous package. Join me after the jump to find out what other revelations were made this episode.

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Real World: Brooklyn Recap – When Will These People Get Mugged? Thursday, January 8, 2009

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So this season MTV decided to head back to New York for their 3rd time in The Big Apple, settling the new cast in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Considering that they went with 8 strangers, rather than 7, this time, we have increased opportunities for one of the cast members to get mugged. After all, the introduction of an IKEA next to the Gowanus notwithstanding, this is a neighborhood that in the 1990s was referred to as one of the worst neighborhoods in America and the “crack” cocaine capital of the US. Join me after the jump to meet the new fish and see how much trouble they get into during their initial foray.

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DeadOn Round Table: Holiday Movies Friday, December 19, 2008

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For many people, today is the last day in the office for the year. Your ever-helpful DeadOn Staff has compiled our list of favorite holiday movies for you to enjoy, helping you get in the holiday spirit (or just avoid your family).

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Real World/Road Rules: The Island – We Are Finally Put Out of Our Misery Saturday, November 1, 2008

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This episode opens in the morning with Paula and Ryan discussing the upcoming Face-Off and the possibility of Ev winning. Obviously, this thought scares Kenny and Johnny. We also see Dunbar talking to Ev about the fact that he is more relaxed now that “there is no alliance bullshit” since the game is out of their hands. Join me after the jump to see how this whole thing ends up.

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Real World/Road Rules: The Island – Ev Gets New Life Friday, October 24, 2008

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This episode opens at night, with Johnny, Kenny and Dan standing around discussing the merits of their respective asses. In order to determine who has the best booty, the three of them drop trou for Jenn and Ryan. In the end, they decide that Johnny has the best ass, and his winning streak on the Island continues. In the morning, Johnny talks to his alliance about Jenn possibly moving against them, and he says that he wants her key before they take KellyAnne’s key. Johnny tries to make a deal with Ryan, saying that he will “save” him if he takes Jenn’s key (presuming he wins the Face-Off), but Ryan says no. Join me after the jump to find out how this shit went down.

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Real World/Road Rules: The Island – Johnny’s Revenge Thursday, October 16, 2008

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This episode opens with Johnny talking to his alliance about Ev taking his key, and he tells them that “it was ballsy, but she moved too soon.” Meanwhile, the rest of the house is occupied with doing their normal nightly things. Cohutta and KellyAnne are talking about their past relationship and how it is better to just be friends, while Dan is getting drunkn again, causing Robin to be upset. Join me after the jump to find out if anyone does anything that we haven’t already seen 100 times before.

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The Hills – Season 4 Episode 10: Who to Choose? Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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Audrina comes up to Lauren’s room, to chat about this new Australian boy named Corey.  She said she spent all weekend with him and is going to dinner with him tonight.  Audrina is worried about JustinBobby though, he called and texted her, but she didn’t get back to him because she was busy having fun.   She said she likes Corey, but still has feelings for Justin.  LC can relate, she had a guy who she took for granted, until he got a girlfriend and then she was interested in him.

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Real World/Road Rules: The Island – Johnny Gets Played Friday, October 10, 2008

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This episode opens with the castmates amusing themselves with their “Dirty Scalawag Theater”, in which they perform poor imitations of one another while getting drunk (it’s unclear how this is different from the “life”). Johnny finds a bucket full of water and some bamboo shoots that have maggots all over them, so he decides to chase people around with them. At one point, one of the sticks lands on Ev, which obviously pisses her off. She grabs a large (and heavy-looking) telescope and confronts Johnny. Unfortunately, the argument does not turn to violence. Join me after the jump to find out how well Ev and Johnny play together (hint: not well).

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Real World/Road Rules: The Island – TJ Lavin is Developing an Attitude Problem Thursday, October 2, 2008

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This episode opens the same way as every other episode this season – with the roommates sitting around bitching about the lack of food or good accomodations. While Paula talks to KellyAnne about getting keys, Ev comes over and they tell her that they both want to go into the next Face-Off. Ev bitches about Paula using her place in the Johnny/Kenny alliance, and then goes to talk to Robin about going in to the Face-Off to take out “the alliance girls.” She also complains about Johnny being the island mastermind, and he overhears her. Join me after the jump to see why TJ Lavin is a cranky old man.

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Real World/Road Rules: The Island – Let’s Sleep Our Way to the Top! Saturday, September 27, 2008

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This episode opens in the morning with Johnny talking with Kenny, Paula, and Johanna about their alliance facing off against Rachel and her friends. After their discussion, Johnny goes into the kitchen to start cooking, which eventually leads to yet another argument with KellyAnne. After he calls an anorexic bitch, she tells him that the only reason he is still on The Island is because Abram quit. While Ev consoles her (watch those hands!), we see Robin and Derrick discussing a book on “Survival at Sea” and we learn that Robin is quite the capable sailor. We also see Rachel and Jenn talking about sending off the “newbie girls” first. Join me after the jump to see which alliance is successful.

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Real World/Road Rules: The Island – Quitters Never Win Sunday, September 21, 2008

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This episode opens in the morning with Kenny and Johanna in bed (ewww), while Kenny complains about the food. Then we get a montage of the most of the girls complaining about the food, the toilet, the shower and various other things. The best moment comes with a close-up of Dave discussing how tough he is (foreshadowing is a bitch). Join me after the jump to see which of these nancy-boys took their balls and went home.

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