Picks and Pans Review: The Real World: Hollywood

updated 04/21/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/21/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

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REALITY

The reality pioneer pretty much sticks to format for a landmark season, although this time the 13 episodes are each an hour long. Hot kids party, make out, argue, weep with confessional gusto. (A muscle dude named Joey turns out to be miserable.) Youthful spirits decline to youthful pity. Still watchable—but The Hills, all trite glamour, is the fresher documentary model.

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