My high school as reality show

http://www.ocregister.com/news/newport-beach-laguna-1781409-mtv-new

Sadly they are not going to film at my alma mater, although the show is going to be called “Newport Harbor.” There goes my chance to point out earthquake damage and places where people peed on things or did drugs.

The new cast of “Newport Harbor” will feature Chrissy, a smart, pretty high school senior with three top colleges to pick from; Allie, the girl whom all the boys want and all the girls want to be; Clay, a shy, good-looking junior who turns to his gregarious best friend Grant for confidence; Grant, a bad-boy junior who’s the life of the party; Chase, a senior who has a way with the girls; and Taylor, a sophomore who’s the youngest of the group and who is dating Chase.

I’m not sure where the geekulous nerds in the “inner quad” fit in, here. Oh wait, we didn’t.

The official site is at http://www.newportharbor.mtv.com/

What’s even “better” is that MTV’s Second Life clone, http://www.vmtv.com/ is going to have a “virtual Newport Harbor” which I hope includes a first-person shooter segment.

Okay, now I’m *REALLY* going back to bed.

PS: The actual reality show about this town is called “Arrested Development.”

PPS: The actual REAL real Orange County has a lot more tweakers, corrupt cops, toxic dumps, lower middle class suburban despair, brush fires, exhausted Mexican laborers, and skin problems.

13 thoughts on “My high school as reality show

  1. I wonder what they were shooting there a few months ago! Maybe just external shots or something.
    I can’t wait. I know how wrong that it.

  2. That is the most annoying set of names and descriptions I’ve read in a long time. Too bad Taylor’s probably a girl, otherwise it would be interesting.

    1. This is exactly what I want to know. Make Taylor male, and you got yourself a show, but she’s probably female, and why the hell would I want to watch any of these people? Oops, I’m not the target audience. I keep forgetting.

    2. Better yet, leave her female, let an audience get hooked, then later reveal that she was formerly male. Bonus points if she hasn’t had “the operation” yet and still has a wang.

  3. I hate to state the obvious here, but how many nouveau riche families can fit into one city? Or one tanning salon? Or one Kean? Oh this is fun!

  4. Oh what in the nine-million-hells is this?!
    I guess what gets me is the meta-discussion, or subtext that I’m not quite catching… I mean, they wouldn’t make it if they didn’t think they could get the kids to watch. (witness the exclusion of the inner quad gang)
    So I guess what I am asking is that is there really a market of desparate, deluded children out there, who are not only rubber-necking to see the firey crash, but actually aspiring to be part of the callow, selfish, substance-addicted, false, solipsistic, Wannabe-Lord-of-the-Flies-training camp, train wreck that was/is the society encompassing Newport Harbor High?
    It’s a wonder we’re sane…
    mojo sends

    1. So I guess what I am asking is that is there really a market of desparate, deluded children out there, who are not only rubber-necking to see the firey crash, but actually aspiring to be part of the callow, selfish, substance-addicted, false, solipsistic, Wannabe-Lord-of-the-Flies-training camp, train wreck that was/is the society encompassing Newport Harbor High?
      it’s called a ‘TV audience.’
      you’re welcome! haw haw haw dead

    2. (witness the exclusion of the inner quad gang)
      Sssh. If the writers of this horrible show knew what magical things happened in the Inner Quad in those years between [at least] 1980 and 1985, they might be tempted to track some of us down and interview us. The result: they would only fuck up our story even worse by trying to characterize it in a television program. Be thankful that the worst we will have to endure is the occasional stupid question from distant acquaintances when they learn where we went to high school.

  5. The closest televison ever came to grappling with the geek reality in high school is Freaks and Geeks. Nothin any of these reality show jackels would come up could even touch that show.

  6. West Beverly High 90210
    There were nerds at West Beverley–David Silver and hs friend who shot himself in a very special episode where tonight they loose one of their own.
    And Harbor High School in Newport of The OC fame had ubernerd Seth Cohen.
    I guess Newport Harbor is now geek-free zone since Ryan Taylor Seth and Summer bailed town after the earthquake. Coincidentally, I saw Rachael Blison (Summer) at my local chic coffee joint today.

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