"Real World Austin" ended tonight, not with a bang, but with a whimper, and with various roommates hating each other just as much as we hate them.
Damn, Austin is one of my favorite cities, and "Real World" used to be a good show about, oh, 10+ seasons ago. But for all they utilize the cities on that show these days, they may as well have shot it in a closet somewhere.
I stick even more firmly to my theory, the show needs to face its own decline and change things around, or it will continue to become even more useless. There's no first-season Julies and Heather B.'s anymore, that's for sure. Bunim-Murray would set the show in Omaha before they'd cast someone as large (and witty, and smart, and wonderful) as Heather B.
Speaking of old-time "Real World," it looks like Los Angeles scapegoat and all-around annoying one Beth S. can't get enough reality TV crack -- she's back for "The Gauntlet."