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February 17, 2009

Seen: The District

From my (disad)vantage point as an ex-MTVer, the new web series The District, from Newsweek of all places, is particularly hilarious. Most of the time. I think. It's either hilarious or sad.

If you haven't had the misfortune of seeing The Hills or The City, you might not "get" it. In my (in)defense, I was not involved in the production of reality TV content, or any video content for that matter, during my days at 1515 Broadway.

Embedded below is the second episode. While each of the three available episodes stumble conceptually at points, the parody as a whole demonstrates the ease with which MTV reality shows are thrown together, and shows the effectiveness of this kind of Life's CliffsNotes in a celebrity-driven, attention-span-deficit society.

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