BY Sara Martinez (@Saritology)
For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness, and in health… until death do us part, reality television is here to stay. You know the drill, you don’t want to watch it, but you get the flu (in sickness) you’re home, there’s nothing on besides Law & Order episodes you’ve seen at least 8 times each over the last 15 years, so you keep flipping until you find someone arguing (for worse). Lo’ and behold, you have stumbled into the Reality TV Zone. The Real Housewives of Any City, Teen Mom, Jersey Shore, House Hunting, Say Yes to an Overpriced Dress You’ll Only Wear Once, you name a human condition/situation/niche there is a show about it. Sometimes they’re informative–who knew those Red Necks in West Virginia were actually Gypsies living is really clean trailers? Sometimes they’re fun, but most of the time it’s a lot of drama. I’m not knocking it, hell, I can’t judge, I watch Bad Girls Club! These shows have their place, people enjoy them, but is it just me or are they all so similar?
Well, they were, until MTV gave some cool kids from the New York City community of Washington Heights, an opportunity to change reality TV. They aren’t rich kids from gated communities, wearing expensive labels (except for Taylor, don’t think I forgot about your designer bags boo-boo), nor were they living in a vacation house, partying the nights away. Nope. These were pretty normal kids trying to figure out how to live their dreams. Except Taylor, who I’m sure is in school to be something practical like an accountant, they all have creative aspirations. This show dared to be different, and told kids it’s OK to dream, and at the same time gave Americans a look at a New York City they didn’t know about before. But the show needs another season, why? Well, they did not show one Dominican baby-shower and it’s a real injustice to my people that the glory of a Dominican baby-shower was not shown to the world. So friends, I implore you to sign this petition, letting MTV know that Washington Heights needs another season. If not for the kids, then do it for the capias; the frilly, overly decorated broach like pins used to remind guests where they are and what they’re celebrating. Do it for cakes bought by the pound from your neighbor’s apartment/bakery.
USA! USA! USA!
Check out: Petition | MTV: Bring back “Washington Heights” for another season! | Change.org.
MTV’s ‘Washington Heights’ – The Weekly Breakdown: Episode 11
MTV’s ‘Washington Heights’ – The Weekly Breakdown: Episode 10
MTV’s ‘Washington Heights’ – The Weekly Breakdown: Episode 9
MTV’s ‘Washington Heights’ – The Weekly Breakdown: Episodes 7 & 8
MTV’s ‘Washington Heights’ – The Weekly Breakdown: Episode 6
MTV’s ‘Washington Heights’ – The Weekly Breakdown: Episode 5
MTV’s ‘Washington Heights’ – The Weekly Breakdown: Episode 4
MTV’s ‘Washington Heights’ – The Weekly Breakdown: Episode 3
MTV’s ‘Washington Heights’ – The Weekly Breakdown: Episodes 1 & 2
Audubon of MTV’s Washington Heights Featured In The New York Times
MTV’s ‘Washington Heights’ – A Historian’s Perspective
MTV’s ‘Washington Heights’ – The Review
DJ Envy Gets A ‘Washington Heights’ Makeover | MTV
MTV’s ‘Washington Heights’ – The After-Party
Go Behind-The-Scenes At The ‘Washington Heights’ Photo Shoot
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Celeste VenturaMarch 27, 2013 at 9:40 pm
let “reality tv” live up to it’s name! – NCA
Wash. Hts.March 28, 2013 at 8:40 pm
This is my honest opinion. That show came on too late at night, I have a day job. The show was slow, I get what they tried to do, showcase reyna getting fixed when the fight popped off but the show is lame. The Only reason I checked it out is because of crew love. Hope they can make money off the op. good luck with it all. Def not hate’n just sayn.
saraMarch 29, 2013 at 3:41 pm
so wait, Reyna got fixed? like… a cat or dog gets fixed? I didn’t see that part!
RoxanaMay 27, 2013 at 2:03 am
I love this show that is so mest up they don’t want to give them season 2 ……. I think they should …….
JeanetteJune 22, 2013 at 12:29 pm
This show is a great show bring it back
emilyJuly 30, 2013 at 11:42 pm
Agreed!this show definitely pulled at my heart strings, its unfair on us as fans to only give us one season!!! come on!
RealityTVSuxAugust 6, 2013 at 8:33 pm
Washington Heights was the stupidest show in the history of reality television.
If I wanted to see a bunch of ignorant hispanics arguing and speaking Spanish, I would either move to Harlem or watch Telemundo.
Thank god this horrible show is cancelled.
SaraAugust 7, 2013 at 9:17 am
“ignorant hispanics arguing and speaking Spanish?” did you watch the show at all?
arleneAugust 7, 2013 at 3:51 pm
All of you are dumb cause Taylor isnt even spanish!!!!!! watch the show before you put your discriminatory input because this show was as exciting all the real housewives and we all know that shit is boring
jennAugust 12, 2013 at 10:42 am
Love the show bring it back for another season
DAugust 23, 2013 at 5:54 am
Love the show bring it back and they were not ignorant.
SammySeptember 9, 2013 at 10:42 am
The world is scared of something new especially when it’s something positive. That why they keep airing trashy show on tv like jersey shore and teen mom. To teach our youth how to have, how many times, or if they are not having sex they are not cool enough. Also showing our youth it is okay to bring a child into this world even though they themselves is still a child pretending they are grown. But to put a show like WH on air which tries to emphasize that we as the young people need to have goals and ambitions. Yes they party and drink but to the point they are embarrassing themselves with their ass hanging out or trying to take a girl home just to have sex. So what they speak their language (Spanish). It’s in their nature and culture. If they didn’t they be staying true to themselves. Even more empowering that they themselves created such a show . You’re right JP you guys did make history because somewhere you sparked a flam in the heart of someone to get up and chase after their dreams no matter what life throws at you. So I give you guys two thumbs up and hope you get another season.
Melanie ryanSeptember 29, 2013 at 8:20 pm
I vote yes for season 2 of wash heights….i lived off of this….pure inspiration!!
BeanablogNovember 18, 2013 at 10:38 pm
GIVE ME BACK MY LUDWIG!! I Loved this show. Take off stupid Love n hip-hop NY its not the same give it up Mtv. I love shows that show real people and stories and that’s what this show did.
Brenda BerdeciaNovember 29, 2013 at 2:07 pm
The show was very inspirational, it gave a message of never give up your dreams and strives for it even if you live in the hood. You can be poor but raised with morals and values. I highly sign for a 2nd season!
Luis Ocasio MendezJanuary 12, 2014 at 3:18 pm
BRING BACK the show its what brings me back to ny it what keeps ny alive its the only way i get to see ny when im not able to go back when i want to. the show keeps me to my roots and i love the show.
caitiMarch 10, 2014 at 5:38 pm
This show was good. And I’m not even dominican. I don’t live in ny, but I love ny. watching The show should get a second season. It was on late though, put it on at 9 and people will watch it.
caitiMarch 10, 2014 at 5:40 pm
*I love ny and watching the show, it should get a second season*
VANDA BritoMarch 31, 2014 at 4:13 pm
I love this show please bring it back
AlexJune 19, 2014 at 2:27 am
The show was wack get over it!!!
cindyJune 23, 2014 at 6:16 pm
I love watching this show I think they should Come back and giving the same promotion as other shows and put at a decent hour…. like to see the other side of life not just the rich side. ……