The Real World: Portland

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Long time lurker, first time poster here - Portland is a great choice for a "Real World" city! I grew up there (so yes, I'm biased), but I will say the city has plenty in the way of bars, clubs, restaurants, and other outings. The city is also just an hour away from the mountains AND the beach, so you could expect to see the cast in a few different locales (if they leave their converted loft). Their loft is located in a part of the city with a high concentration of nightlife, so going out should be easy....no taking a boat back and forth for entertainment, in other words. I do expect the cast to be hassled a bit by the locals - there's a number of productions currently filming in Portland ("Leverage", "Grimm"), but the "Real World"/MTV pedigree wouldn't garner the same respect. The fact the season will be in Portland is fine - No, it's not Vegas - but it offers the same type of entertainment found in D.C., Chicago, Denver or Brooklyn. I feel the season's success will be based on the cast's interactions and of course the editing.
I'm not going to listen to what others say about this location. Portland is I believe the second most-populated city in the Pacific North West (Seattle being first) and it's been forever since the original Seattle season. Yes, I know they are somewhat different, but culturally, and weather-wise are very similar and lots of people work in Portland for various reasons. And like I said 'weather-wise' let's see what living in a rainy climate can do to these cast members. For some people, like me for example, weather can often reflect one's mood and it can change someone as well while they are being filmed on TV. I know the people who watched Seattle when it first aired are now probably 30+ so they most likely won't be watching this, but I find both cities interesting, and as long as BMP is able to cast interesting people and actually promote the show as they should, I think this season could do well.
[url=http://www.portlandmercury.com/BlogtownPDX/archives/2012/07/03/be-a-blogtown-spy-audition-for-the-real-world-portland]Be a Blogtown Spy: Audition for The Real World: Portland! | Blogtown, PDX[/url] Site posted on July 3rd about a craigslist ad for a Portland native for the Real World Portland. Said to submit your tape by August 1 and that finalist would be contacted about the next round by August 15th. I'm sure they have picked their cast, but its quite possible that they have only picked 5 or 6, or have picked 7 and are looking for an 8th roommate. Gives me the idea that they will film starting after labor day, until the first week of December, and then put the house back together after filming for the remainder of December.
[QUOTE=nola79;313567][url=http://www.portlandmercury.com/BlogtownPDX/archives/2012/07/03/be-a-blogtown-spy-audition-for-the-real-world-portland]Be a Blogtown Spy: Audition for The Real World: Portland! | Blogtown, PDX[/url] Site posted on July 3rd about a craigslist ad for a Portland native for the Real World Portland. Said to submit your tape by August 1 and that finalist would be contacted about the next round by August 15th. I'm sure they have picked their cast, but its quite possible that they have only picked 5 or 6, or have picked 7 and are looking for an 8th roommate. Gives me the idea that they will film starting after labor day, until the first week of December, and then put the house back together after filming for the remainder of December.[/QUOTE] I'm no expert, but looking for another roommate so late seems unlikely to me. If they wanted a local roommate...wouldn't they have done it like they got Priscilla? You know, normally? Experts like Molds and Bacchus can tell me if I'm right, like I said I'm no expert...
[QUOTE=nola79;313567][url=http://www.portlandmercury.com/BlogtownPDX/archives/2012/07/03/be-a-blogtown-spy-audition-for-the-real-world-portland]Be a Blogtown Spy: Audition for The Real World: Portland! | Blogtown, PDX[/url] Site posted on July 3rd about a craigslist ad for a Portland native for the Real World Portland. Said to submit your tape by August 1 and that finalist would be contacted about the next round by August 15th. I'm sure they have picked their cast, but its quite possible that they have only picked 5 or 6, or have picked 7 and are looking for an 8th roommate. Gives me the idea that they will film starting after labor day, until the first week of December, and then put the house back together after filming for the remainder of December.[/QUOTE] If that is to be legit then I totally agree about the filming, housing and December part. So excited right now but yet don't know why. -_-
MTV Executive confirms This Season [url=http://www.oregonlive.com/movies/index.ssf/2012/08/the_real_world_in_portland_mtv.html]'The Real World' in Portland: MTV executive David Janollari says he's 'really excited' | OregonLive.com[/url]
[QUOTE=Npresh24;314014]MTV Executive confirms This Season [url=http://www.oregonlive.com/movies/index.ssf/2012/08/the_real_world_in_portland_mtv.html]'The Real World' in Portland: MTV executive David Janollari says he's 'really excited' | OregonLive.com[/url][/QUOTE] Did they already start filing the new season?! In that article they have a link to one of the guys twitter page where he has a picture of the supposed real world cast! It seems a bit early to start shooting the new season when they haven't finished airing the current real world season and the new challenge!
[QUOTE=rachel_28;314018] It seems a bit early to start shooting the new season when they haven't finished airing the current real world season and the new challenge![/QUOTE] Actually it's not.
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Damn, you guys are quick. BMP can't hide anything from you.
Even Bill Walton says the choice of Portland by RW is HOOOOORRRRIBLE
Why are people saying Portland is a horrible place to have it if so many people have been wanting a Portland Season?
[QUOTE=Help Desk;314399]Even Bill Walton says the choice of Portland by RW is HOOOOORRRRIBLE[/QUOTE] I'm sorry, who is Bill Walton?
[QUOTE=arilicious;314463]I'm sorry, who is Bill Walton?[/QUOTE] I Googled it. I think it's a former NBA player who once played for the Trailblazers, thus his tie to Portland. I could be wrong though.
[QUOTE=ThatOneGuy;314581]I Googled it. I think it's a former NBA player who once played for the Trailblazers, thus his tie to Portland. I could be wrong though.[/QUOTE] While he was that, he's also a commentator who's known for saying "that's a terrible call" which is what I think Help Desk may have been going for.
I don't know is it becayse of horrible past few Real World seasons or I'm so excited for the upcoming Challenge but I'm not interested into this Portland stuff at all. I always was such a huge fan, didn't even care about Challenge but now when San Diego and St Thomas are such a disaster I just lost my hopes.
According to one of the casting directors, the season premiers in early Feb. The date "February 1st" keeps floating around a lot on twitter. February 1st is a Friday; I'm hoping that's not the date
[QUOTE=YvanEhtNioj;330953]According to one of the casting directors, the season premiers in early Feb. The date "February 1st" keeps floating around a lot on twitter. February 1st is a Friday; I'm hoping that's not the date[/QUOTE] As I keeping say, I have a feeling it will be taking the Jersey Shore/Buckwild time slot on the 14th. Its the only time slot that really makes sense.
On the Comcast listings it looks like it is supposed to premiere on January 2nd, but it could be wrong.
[QUOTE=YvanEhtNioj;330953]According to one of the casting directors, the season premiers in early Feb. The date "February 1st" keeps floating around a lot on twitter. February 1st is a Friday; I'm hoping that's not the date[/QUOTE] Its fake. A Friday? Come on now. Plus thats their corny little movie night.
[QUOTE=kinafan2012;330967]On the Comcast listings it looks like it is supposed to premiere on January 2nd, but it could be wrong.[/QUOTE] This is fake too. And i agree a Thursday is looling more and more likely
[QUOTE=kinafan2012;330967]On the Comcast listings it looks like it is supposed to premiere on January 2nd, but it could be wrong.[/QUOTE] My guide doesn't go that far. Maybe it's a preview special or like the first 5 minutes?
[QUOTE=YvanEhtNioj;330999]My guide doesn't go that far. Maybe it's a preview special or like the first 5 minutes?[/QUOTE] tvguide.com says it's the 2nd, but I was under the assumption that Buck Wild was going to be airing Wednesdays at 10
Odd..I don't see anything about Buckwild on tvguide.com
I take that back, Washington Heights is airing on Wednesdays at 10 starting on January 9th, so what's airing on the 2nd may not be Portland but a St. Thomas rerun
6 minute preview on January 1st at 11. I can't wait !

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