THIS IS THE TRUE STORY OF SEVEN STRANGERS: Want to feel old? The Real Worlddebuted 20 years ago today. Now, 26 seasons later (Season 27: The Real World: St. Thomas, arrives this summer), let's take a moment to share favorite seasons (how big a gap is there between Hawaii and the next best one?), favorite plotlines, and favorite personalities. I gave up around New Orleans 1, but maybe you kept watching.