There are several different types of seasons: team seasons, partner seasons, and individual seasons.A typical modern episode has one challenge in which everyone competes.The first episode of , the latest iteration, featured pairs of cast members who are feuding in real life.But its underlying theme, to let anyone with a cable package tune into a group of ordinary young people doing ordinary, young people things, hasn’t really changed. This was the 25th season of , all living in a giant house together in some exotic locale (Thailand! Sometimes there are sequels that use the same rules, as in the three installments of , is a hybrid: an individual season, but most of the missions require a randomly chosen group or pairing. I couldn’t think of more than two questions to ask them, so eventually we asked Devyn what perfume she’s wearing. ” she said, briefly looking up from her phone, where she was live-tweeting the finale. Sometimes the teams are decided based on personality (the “good guys” versus the “bad asses”); sometimes they’re split up by which season they originally appeared on; sometimes they’re decided by history (these are some of the best seasons: featured male/female pairs that have hooked up on camera); and sometimes they’re done schoolyard style, with captains picking teams.A lead investor of Beta Blox, a five-year-old Kansas City-based startup incubator, Bergmann and his partners consult, mentor, and market entrepreneurs in exchange for a 5% stake in their business.By the end of 2017, Bergmann says he’ll have a share in more than 200 companies. Reality TV stars aren’t supposed to have fulfilling lives outside the microcosm of our screens -- and they’re certainly not supposed to have lucrative careers.
But the show’s 21st season, “The Real World: Brooklyn” (which has its finale Wednesday night), surprised us. For 24 episodes, Bergmann and his six roommates-- Danny, Johanna, Lacey, Melinda, Nehemiah, and Rachel--slammed tequila shots, started bar fights, and succumbed to the hot tub siren song familiar to any casual fan of the network’s longest-running program.Bergmann, just 19 at the time, did all three in spades. Between a string of expletives, Bergmann unleashes a doozy of a brag.castmate relationships we now take for granted used to be shocking on the show.When Colin and Amaya hooked up in Hawaii, it was a big deal.