TwentySomethings: Austin

TwentySomethings: Austin

Isabel Morck

“TwentySomethings: Austin” is most likely one of the worst reality TV shows imaginable.  The group lives separately: The four women — Abbey Humphreys, Isha Punja, Natalie Cabo and Raquel Daniels — lived in one house while the four men — Bruce Stephenson, Michael Fractor, Keauno Perez and Kamari Bonds — lived next door. Unlike most reality TV, they hardly ever leave the house.

Each episode seems to keep the same drama. One person is into another then … betrayal. Over and over.

Like a broken record.

In an article from Us magazine, they explain how the people in the show didn’t get paid and that made sense, because it seemed like they always worried about money. One time one of the boys, Bruce, goes out shopping for an eligible and presentable outfit for an interview. He ends up only buying a shirt because it was “all too much.”

One is 25, and fresh out of divorce. All of these people have had some kind of difficulty in their lives, such as strict parents or love problems. They all seem to want to find some kind of relationship.

Most of the time, it’s a terrible balance between no drama and too much drama. I could hardly stick through three episodes without slamming my computer shut in boredom. 

On top of all of this, there’s covid. “[The production company] thought the pandemic was over after [the] Delta [variant] started to calm down. Everyone was getting vaccines and they were like, ‘People are going out again. We should capture what it’s like to be in your early twenties, when you haven’t really figured out your life yet because you’ve been, like, a hermit living with your parents or something. Let’s watch this generation come out and get their feet wet,’” Showrunner Ian Gelfand said in the Us magazine interview.