We’ve rarely seen the crew in previous seasons, save for a sound guy in the shot once in a while.
Now they are openly guiding the interviews in the confessionals, blatantly grilling the roommates on past relationships or whether they used a condom.
Sometimes the roommates are required to get jobs (either together and assigned or separately but approved by the show’s producers), sometimes they have free time for outside interests (such as host, only to visit the studios and learn the show has been canceled). Maybe it’s because the show has strayed away from its original, inspired casting choices and is now basically a three-month vacation for a group of 20-somethings whose job is to behave stupidly and immaturely while we all watch.
Every previous iteration includes the house’s location, but this one forgoes that in favor of the title .
It’s no longer of any interest where these cast members are; all that matters is that they are all primed to explode at point or another.
Everyone is surprised and in disbelief that their exes have arrived (except Jamie, whose ex-boyfriend smartly remained at home), and only Ashley and Arielle are happy to see each other.
Cory and Brian are immediately at odds with each other over Jenny — and will most certainly come to blows before the season is over, probably as soon as tonight’s episode.
The series was a runaway hit for MTV (and is its longest-running program to date) and managed to stay that way for 28 seasons without any major changes. marked a switch from 30-minute episodes to hour-long ones and brought the show back down to no more than 14 episodes a season.
Some seasons have seven roommates, others have eight.Whatever the reason, MTV knew that it had to do something — anything, really — to keep viewers intrigued if they wanted this show to hit that milestone 30th season (or continue forever, which is more likely the network’s intention).MTV knows that its bread and butter is fistfights and relationship drama.It’s hard to say if these changes make the show better or worse. I continue to long for the earlier, smarter seasons of the show, but I also still look forward to new episodes every Wednesday because there is a silly part of me that secretly loves to watch people act like idiots on television. If we're more upfront about it and we break down the iron curtain and we just let them take our photo, they're not going to care'."And according to Chloe at the time, life pre-Brooklyn was tough. ' Then I realise, and I don't care anymore, I just go back to work."She told , and she had to deal with a fan who called in to the show.