Not-So-Happy Birthday 'Real World' MTV just launched the 20th season of its reality show, The Real World. Critic Andrew Wallenstein thinks he knows the secret to its success. Meanwhile, members of first few seasons wax nostalgic about the way it once was.
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Not-So-Happy Birthday 'Real World'

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Not-So-Happy Birthday 'Real World'

Not-So-Happy Birthday 'Real World'

Not-So-Happy Birthday 'Real World'

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MTV just launched the 20th season of its reality show, The Real World. Critic Andrew Wallenstein thinks he knows the secret to its success. Meanwhile, members of the early seasons wax nostalgic about the way it once was.