The Real World: Homecoming Los Angeles - Season 2 (Paramount + Original)

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NY was a great mini season. It didn't feel too long with its' 6-episode runtime. It was testing the waters and I think it opened up a very sincere conversation about race. I rewatched it yesterday in anticipation for LA and I really did genuinely enjoy it.

NY was important for society while LA is going to messy fun. Exactly like how the original seasons went.

This is so good 

You're absolutely right, Aspiring. It will give us what the originals did. lol.

NY Homecoming kind of went down a few notches for me once they kept spending too much energy on getting Becky back after she already left. But like I said, premiere was top-notch.

If that's David leaving early, which is likely because Reggie would punk his a#$, then I hope things stay messy. This cast is best for that because they just do not click.

 

 

i wouldnt be surprised if it was racial bc david was heated. that editing was bizzare too with everyone taking pucks side for some reason. 

i would have loved to see david do more challenges, i cant believe how much chaos there was on battle sexes and all of it real unlike SLA 

Jislea said on a podcast that everyone took Puck's side because like on LA David had been starting fights with several people and one of them even got Piggy sent home on the first day. This is similar to what happened in LA after The Blanket Incident because it looks like that's why they sent him home but in reality it was because he had choked Jon and had already been fighting with everyone the blanket incident was the final straw.  

Battle of the Sexes definitely had a lot of real life chaos unlike that SLA crap. You had Melissa vs. Julie, Piggy getting removed due to a fight with David, The Puck/David spit fight, David spitting in Beth and Puck's face and some of it getting on Ayanna and her wanting to kill David. Beth claiming that David was high and should be drug tested.  And this was all before they could film the opening!  That was the craziest cast ever assembled. 

wasn't that like day 2 in the house? david is wild.

melissa julie was amazing tv, that sounds ****** up if julie did that. i can't WAIT for that RW homecoming. 

i love how they have 30 minute episodes and the intro is like 3 minutes. i miss them. 

(btw you should post more here. someone who actually talks about the show then weird random drama bc people need attention) 

Cant really remember the timeline but it was very early on. Before they could shoot the intro to Sexes. That cast was so wild it was the first and last time that Jon Murray made an appearance on The Challenge. He had to calm the cast down as they were all about to walk off for Puck!

Damn that was a good *** episode. It's hard for people to make amends when both still feel they were the person wronged. I'm also shook Irene is getting married on the show again! Sooo crazy. Love Beth A and I appreciated Tami being honest af cuz I knew she never planned on seeing any of 'these people' again lol Tami always gave the impression that she didn't like talking about the show or even acknowledging that she was part of it prior to the homecoming. Seems triggering for her and like she hoped she would put it behind her for good after gaining fame from Basketball Wives. 

But yeah, it was messy from the very beginning just like the original season was and I love that. Some of them genuinely just do not click lol

I wanted to respond to this because you said they never clicked and I can't help but remember a theme of the LA season was several of them saying they didn't really know each other. Aaron was always at school, Tami even said in the premiere she had her own friends and was hardly in the house, David left really early, Irene also was hardly there and she was engaged and probably didn't engage with the roommates, Jon was 18 and just bummed around the house. So they really didn't bond at all. And this was before production forced them all together a lot. This cast had a lot more freedom and when they did have to be together they fought like cats and dogs like the vacation in Cozumel. tami was going off on Beth A. In the lobby (which we got a clip of on Homecoming! Shoutout to whoever threw that in there), Glenn, Aaron and Dom not wanting to hang out with Tami, Jon and Beth S. And Tami confronting them about it and once again taking out her frustrations on Beth A.  I always felt this group didn't click because they cast a bunch of Type A personalities. They weren't afraid to speak up and that often caused a lot of friction with this group of 9. 

^I always wondered what was it about Tami with Beth A. She always had it out for her despite how kind and harmless she was. Part of me is inclined to suspect she may have had unconscious hang ups about her own sexuality or something cuz jeez she always lashed out at Beth A in particular lol

I love Homecoming! My favorite parts were the never before seen footage and spilt screens. Seeing what was happening in 93 and what's happening now is so cool. Tami opening up about her eating disorder was powerful. I hope they get a lot of viewers. It looks a lot more interesting than other reality shows out now. 

It seems to be getting a lot of publicity and buzz! 

It irks me when y'all don't specify which Beth you are talking about lol

^I always wondered what was it about Tami with Beth A. She always had it out for her despite how kind and harmless she was. Part of me is inclined to suspect she may have had unconscious hang ups about her own sexuality or something cuz jeez she always lashed out at Beth A in particular lol

She lashed out at Beth A. The moment she met her. I always wondered as well what it was about her that triggered Tami. I don't think it's because she's a lesbian as she was lashing out at her before she knew that about her. 

 

^I always wondered what was it about Tami with Beth A. She always had it out for her despite how kind and harmless she was. Part of me is inclined to suspect she may have had unconscious hang ups about her own sexuality or something cuz jeez she always lashed out at Beth A in particular lol

She lashed out at Beth A. The moment she met her. I always wondered as well what it was about her that triggered Tami. I don't think it's because she's a lesbian as she was lashing out at her before she knew that about her. 

I was gonna say, the other part of me thinks she was just over the experience by then and would’ve lashed out at anyone new coming in regardless of who they were lol. Can’t deny she was uncomfortable with her being a lesbian though but I can def see the two things being unrelated. Tami was probably just over having to adapt to a new person coming in and altering the dynamic 

Interesting article: https://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/real-world-los-angeles-paramount-plus...

In it, Tami says she turned down Homecoming many times. There was a homeless encampment in Venice until shortly before filming. 

Article notes that critics found the show overall to be "bogus." I always thought a cool thing that could have done at the start of Homecoming is having the camera at the annoying tilted angle the show used and then as you see the first cast member, the camera turns to a normal angle for the rest of the show.

Unrelated to the article, but I would have hoped the cast would have talked about things today particularly with someone like Jon. Someone can confront Jon - how can he say he cares about someone of a different race yet presumably still vote Trump? Is Jon actively anti racist? He should have the discussion that Becky had but this time with a conservative. Regarding Jon, A vote for Trump is a vote for Trump. Doesn't seem like that discussion happened. Maybe a bit with Glenn but he's already given an abrasive edit.

Please no more issues of race. We had enough of that on the first Homecoming. That was their season. L.A. has and always will be the messier drama season and for that I love it. Race and politics is so tired and played out it's annoying to me. All people do is argue about it but nothing really changes which is upsetting and frustrating. I want L.A. to stay the direction it's going with the messy drama. Like you said we touch on it with Glenn this season and that's fine but I hate when the whole show is taken over by issues about race. That's what NY Homecoming was for. 

I'm watching the trailer for this season for the 100th time and even the aesthetic of this season is so much better than the first. I suffer from seasonal depression and watching NY made me feel it all over again. All those depressing feelings when I used to live there came right back during the first Homecoming. The dreary snowy and rainy mornings where I'd just stay inside all day not doing anything but watching Vh1 and I Love Money Marathons. This season we get the beautiful tall palm trees, shots of DTLA and the beautiful beaches of Venice Beach in the opening clips. A wedding on a yacht, beautiful blue wAters. The whole mood is just more uplifting for me to watch as once again I sunk into a depression this week as the weather changed. It almost feels like a Bravo Housewives trailer but with better drama. Thank you L.A.!

Dam the two replacements were yt too? This show started the formula of 2 token poc and the rest yt.

NY homecoming also was in the midst of covid which was depressing. It's still going on but less so 

Dam the two replacements were yt too? This show started the formula of 2 token poc and the rest yt.

I never watched original but sounded like the roommates picked who joined?? 

This was the mess I wanted and needed in my life!!  

 

Dam the two replacements were yt too? This show started the formula of 2 token poc and the rest yt.

I never watched original but sounded like the roommates picked who joined?? 

First what is YT?  This season didn't have two POC it had 3. Irene being the first Hispanic person on the show. Add in an Irishman and they were pretty a diverse group. Especially for 1993.  

The roommates only picked Glenn. They chose from a black guy who ran track at UCLA and Italian guy who worked with L.A.' homeless youth (he argued with Some of the roommates in the interview and seemed like a smart ***) and Glen. The roommates chose Glen. Beth A. Was sent by production they didn't choose her. Tami made the comment that she thought the new roommate would be black. 

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Dam the two replacements were yt too? This show started the formula of 2 token poc and the rest yt.

I never watched original but sounded like the roommates picked who joined?? 

First what is YT?  This season didn't have two POC it had 3. Irene being the first Hispanic person on the show. Add in an Irishman and they were pretty a diverse group. Especially for 1993.  

The roommates only picked Glenn. They chose from a black guy who ran track at UCLA and Italian guy who worked with L.A.' homeless youth (he argued with Some of the roommates in the interview and seemed like a smart ***) and Glen. The roommates chose Glen. Beth A. Was sent my production they didn't choose her. Tami made the comment that she thought the new roommate would be black. 

YT= white

This was awesome! Tami, Beth S, and Irene supremacy 

Irene's new job is an MLM for a product that doesn't have much scientific backing. Hope she makes her way out of it.

Oh no...she is one of those?

 

 

 

Dam the two replacements were yt too? This show started the formula of 2 token poc and the rest yt.

I never watched original but sounded like the roommates picked who joined?? 

First what is YT?  This season didn't have two POC it had 3. Irene being the first Hispanic person on the show. Add in an Irishman and they were pretty a diverse group. Especially for 1993.  

The roommates only picked Glenn. They chose from a black guy who ran track at UCLA and Italian guy who worked with L.A.' homeless youth (he argued with Some of the roommates in the interview and seemed like a smart ***) and Glen. The roommates chose Glen. Beth A. Was sent my production they didn't choose her. Tami made the comment that she thought the new roommate would be black. 

YT= white

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