Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 10, 2013
    91
    Sure, the new Real World is beating the dead horse of the old one, but its derivativeness carries a fresh sting.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Jun 25, 2013
    83
    Some of the first-season bugs have been exterminated simply by recruiting young roommates who are more interesting and charismatic, people who smile and laugh a little more.
  3. Reviewed by: John J. O'Connor
    Jul 8, 2013
    70
    Shaped by directors and camera people, given the familiar MTV gloss of breathless pacing and quick edits, "The Real World" is a relentlessly artificial concept. ... Accepting that, viewers can sit back and enjoy the carefully cultivated performances, keeping them in skeptical perspective.
  4. Reviewed by: Miles Beller
    Jul 8, 2013
    80
    Not the real thing but a contrived setup that, nonetheless, radiates a mesmerizing draw that keeps you watching. [24 Jun 1993]
  5. Reviewed by: Chris Willman
    Jul 8, 2013
    80
    Whereas MTV seemed to pick the first cast simply because they were cool and identifiable for young viewers, this time they've turned up the burner by choosing a gang of extroverts as different in style and ideology as humanly possible. [24 Jun 1993]
  6. Reviewed by: Todd Everett
    Jul 8, 2013
    50
    If the other four new regulars are anything like the three shown here, "Real World II" may be hard to watch for anybody who doesn't slow down to linger on car wrecks. [24 Jun 1993]
  7. Reviewed by: David Mills
    Jul 8, 2013
    80
    You tell yourself no one can replace the Original Seven in your heart, that you won't get seduced by another bunch of comely young guys and gals thirsting for fame. And by the end of the evening, you helplessly confess that it's happening to you again. [24 Jun 1993]

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