The Real World: Brooklyn is three episodes in, and for the most part, I’d say it is a pretty good season. A transsexual, a cute gay, and a beefcake whose abs could crack my skull? Um, yes please on all three counts.
I’m probably going to take a lot of crap for saying this, but there is one major thing that annoys me so far this season: Ryan and his heinous attempt at a singing career. His vocals are alone are atrosh—they’re tired, way too whiny and forced, and—surprise!—extremely douchebaggy. And: He needs to lose the stocking cap he’s been wearing while playing around the apartment.
Now I know I’m probably not supposed to say all this because he was in the military and went to the Middle East and all. But does that give a person a free pass to sing awfully on TV? Seriously, if I could, I’d kiss that record producer that basically told him to go away in the last episode. He probably did more good for Ryan because—finally!—someone told him the truth. His roommates certainly weren’t going to.
PopWatchers, I found a pseudo-tribute video (huh?!?) to him on YouTube. (No stocking cap in the video, but a totally awesome and expertly frayed baseball cap instead!) Take a look at it below and then let me know: Do you agree with me? Or are you swooning over the Jason Mraz wannabe? How do you feel about the line “My grip is tight / on the weapon that I hold” from his song? (I hate it.) Let loose in the comments!