For its 19th season — wow, has it been that long? — MTV's "The Real World" is heading to Sydney, Australia. Having already invaded many exotic (Key West, Hawaii) and not-so-exotic (Denver) locales in the States, the show is going abroad for the third time in its history (London and Paris were first).
I recently visited Sydney and was blown away but what an exciting, hip and beautiful city it is. In fact, the setting is almost — almost — enough to make me excited about "The Real World" again. After all, Sydney has many things to offer that should make for excellent "Real World" viewing, including:
- 24-hour bars.
- Hot lifeguards.
- Very nice, patient people who speak English.
- Numerous opportunities for very bad sunburns.
- Extremely confusing urban planning.
- The treacherous Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb. (With luck, this will make a housemate cry.)
- Giant bats with meter-wide wingspans. That's right: giant bats.
The Sydney season will start filming in a matter of weeks and is set to premiere sometime in late 2007.