The Real World Season 27 episode 2 . Why is this show still on? As a perennial but now mostly ignored institution of its network and genre, it can be easy to forget how significant it used to be. Itís also easy to simplify the history and just assume that as the genus it pioneered became fixed as a lurid stream of human triteness (the pillars of Survivor and The Osbournes being the true lodestars of the reality show paradigm currently in force), it quickly conformed to the standard; but in reality, its descent from attempted edgy documentary to a series of largely-dramatized binge drinking vignettes has been more gradual over the twenty years it has aired.

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