Revisiting the Original "Real World: San Francisco"
If you don't know by now, the new (and possibly final) season of The Real World is in San Francisco. In fact, they might be filming the seven strangers gallivanting across the city as we speak. SFist posted some pics of the interior of the hyper-stylized house on 1244 Sutter Street (courtesy of Juanita More) where the reality show misfits will be hanging out. There has, however, been an outcry of dismay from the Gen X'ers and '90s MTV aficionados.
The original Real World San Francisco was the third after the New York and Los Angeles season. It premiered in 1994 and was sacred to many — mainly because it dealt with hot button topics of the day: AIDS, race relations, homosexuality, political tensions, twentysomethings trying to find employment (yes, they all had to get jobs back then), and, of course, Puck. It was not only good television, but it was of that coffee shop era. Now all we want to see is people get into fights and then hop into a hot tub and make out — but let's revisit the original cast and some of the moments for nostalgia's sake.