Take the family dysfunction on House of Carters, the inane behaviour on Jackass, the shining members of society on Cops, the mindlessness of The Hills, and the gripping sexual drama of Law & Order SVU and you've got yourself a hit reality show.
First episode: He Ain't Heavy.......
In this episode, Michael tells Marcus that they can both make it in the UFL if Marcus could only lose some weight and get in shape. Marcus promises to do so, and then promptly goes out and gets drunk with a 15-year-old girl.
Michael admonishes Marcus for having sex with her and using his real name, explaining that if sex can get you in trouble, you must create a clever, foolproof alias like John Argentina.
Marcus, having lived in Michael's shadow for years and now upset at what he feels is condescension from his brother, pulls out a gun and begins waving it around wildly.
Michael then sics his attack Iguana, Skittles, on Marcus to calm him down. Drama. Hilarity. Reality.
We are then shuttled around where the boys grew up in Newport News, Va., and finally understand where these guys come from. Things begin to make a bit more sense to everyone now.