Let me see if I can understand this. Back in the day, The Real World set the precedent for "exciting" reality TV, and used to have really naughty sex kittens and the occasional super-shady ex-junkie. The house members used to hook up with each other and get hammered at bars and fall off the tables they were dancing on. REMEMBER RUTHIE?! Even one of the lamest seasons ever had that ridiculous anorexic girl who survived on nothing but diet soda and carrot sticks, and would collapse every few days for the hell of it.
Who are these losers we're presently watching?! All they ever seem to do is play "pranks." Like, wow... you guys sure are causing a ruckus by rearranging the furniture on the unsuspecting other housemates. But then... WHY are you getting mad about it, other people? JUST MOVE THE CHAIR BACK TO THE WALL! It is so transparent that MTV tried to put the most "outrageous", "controversial", and "opposite" people they could find into a house together... and failed miserably. The Mormon is just a retarded hipster, the post-traumatic stressed ex-Army dude lost his temper ONCE, and the post-op tranny is like the nicest most normal person ever, and absolutely no one has a problem with her. There are three other girls (who no one cares about), and a dumb blonde Boston bro who is unbelievably sweet and sensitive and his worst moment is when he almost cries because post-op doesn't go to his birthday party. Oh, and the deep convos that occur amongst the housemates are made up of the most brain-dead, cringe-inducing, self-seeking, dumbly-redundant teenage comments I've ever heard. (Was that enough hyphens for you?)
Bottom line? Step it up, MTV... this is D+ work at best. It's almost like the whole staff who was supposed to plan this season passed out at the strategy meeting and the janitor came in and planned it instead. But I mean... who could blame those guys? It was Margarita Monday in the MTV lounge!