The Real World DC Power Rankings: The final episode

Sometimes, something ends and it reminds us all of life’s fleeting, impermanent nature. Last night, America felt its own mortality a little more keenly as we were forced to say good-bye to our seven favorite roommates and watch them all move on to bigger and better things. I don’t like to think about it. Not […]

The Real World D.C. Power Rankings: Week Thirteen

1) Josh (previously #8 ) At many points throughout the season (which will be over next week!), I’ve found myself wondering just what kind of environment could spawn someone as tool-y as Josh. This week, when we witnessed Josh’s cousin’s wedding, it came out that he actually has a pretty nice, loving family, and he’s […]

The Real World DC Power Rankings: Week Twelve

1) Erika (previously #2) The majority of the episode was devoted to Erika’s long, overdramatic, and incredibly irritating struggle over whether or not to stay in the house, but I wouldn’t have given her the top spot if it weren’t for her actual decision: in the end, she left! The housemates were openly happy about […]

The Real World DC Power Rankings: Week Eleven

1) Andrew (previously #1) Yes, I know it’s the third week in a row. But Andrew got a girlfriend! And she’s hot! Sure, she’s a divorcee and former model who’s probably just using him to get on TV, but hey, at least she knows they’re dating. For him, that’s a step up. Plus, this means […]

The Real World DC Power Rankings: Week 10

1) Andrew (previously #1) At the tail end of last episode, a very drunk Andrew was pushed off the house’s railing onto the pavement by a very, very drunk Ty. So given that this week began with him being taken to the emergency room in an ambulance (he got away with just a few bruises), […]

The Real World DC Power Rankings: Week Nine

1) Andrew (previously #7) Sound the alarms, release a cageful of white doves, and cue the Hallelujah Chorus: Andrew got laid! But better yet—Andrew got laid twice! After the first encounter, when he sat in the confessional doing an awkward thumb-shaking dance repeatedly singing “I got some booootay,” America smiled along as they watched their […]

The Real World DC Power Rankings: Week Eight

1) Mike (previously #3) This spot really shouldn’t go to Mike, but rather to Mike’s homosexuality. Between a visit from his family where he talks to them about his work on LGBT issues and a fight with his needy boyfriend from back home over whether their relationship is “open” or not, the only way MTV […]

Real World DC Power Rankings: Week Seven

1) Erika (previously #6) After not having given us too much to talk about in previous episodes, Erika shows her true colors this week, and man, are they annoying. She spends almost the entire episode going at it with Ashley—whining when Ashley won’t leave her alone, crying when Ashley doesn’t want to be her friend […]

Real World DC Power Rankings: Week Six

1) Mike (previously #8 ) Mike deserves a trophy as the only roommate who got any this week, and for (presumably) tagging all the bases at that. After going to a gay club and getting lots of free drinks from other patrons, he meets a cute guy named Eric and takes him back to the […]

The Real World DC Power Rankings: Week Five

Last night, Americans across the nation glued their eyes to their television screens where powerful figures addressed issues of national importance and immediacy. And if you happened to change the channel during commercial breaks, I think Obama might have been making a speech or something? 1) Josh (previously #7) Our favorite token tattooed guy had […]

The Real World DC Power Rankings: Week Four

How to get high marks at Panda Charm School 1) Andrew (previously #4) This week, Andrew’s quest to get some reality-TV-style action and subsequent sexual frustration took front and center in the Real World house. Despite lessons from his housemates on the timeless art of seduction (and unhooking a bra with one hand) and a […]