However, no group assignment is given to the cast this season; the castmates are free to pursue their own interests, the first such season to do this since the fourth season.
Brooklyn is the first season of the series to feature eight cast members moving into the residence together in the premiere.
What went through your mind when you found out that you would be going back to Iraq? It was near the end [of our time] and everyone was doing good things and pursuing their own careers. I just had to come to terms with it for myself first, and if anything, I wanted to appreciate the rest of the time even more.
During the season, you said several times you hoped this wouldn’t happen. When I got the call, I was playing pool with Scott. So I put up a good front and I tried to stay my own immature, crazy self, but it wasn’t that easy. It sounded like the easiest job in the world; all I would have to do is be me. I could focus on some real bigger issues at hand, such as veterans.
The Real World: Brooklyn is the twenty-first season of MTV's reality television series The Real World, which focuses on a group of diverse strangers living together for several months in a different city each season, as cameras follow their lives and interpersonal relationships.
It is the fourth season of The Real World to be filmed in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, specifically in New York City after The Real World: Back to New York.
(Herman shall henceforth be known as Abs, since not only did he win an award for having the best set on the East Coast, it’s his only distinguishing feature. From the get-go he realizes Katelynn is transgendered (because he you know, has eyes) and decides that what he needs to do is take her out to dinner and make her come out to him. This isn’t misty-eyed-couple-of-tears-rolling-down-your-face crying, it’s sobbing loudly while clinging to each other waterworks."The Real World: Brooklyn's" Ryan Conklin is only 23, but he's preparing to serve his second tour of duty in Iraq.He first enlisted after 9/11, when he was just 17, and several times since has narrowly escaped with his life. On tonight's episode, Conklin will get the call back into action, which he describes as devastating.Ryan has the same approach to his wardrobe that he does for girls.His clothes are for casual times and require low maintenance. On the way out of the house, raffish Ryan was very impressed with his sensible suit of proletarian brown and gave himself a hearty "bwang! " but is specifically from getting excited about seeing yourself in clothes that never need ironing.