Bob Soven

"WakeBrothers": Reality show in a fantasy world

Growing up in Wisconsin, I always heard rumors of this opposite world. There were surfing songs and "Beach Party" movies and more, all claiming that somewhere people spend the entire year in waterfront sunshine.

It seemed like make-believe, of course. But reality shows helpfully remind us that it's real life for some people. Now comes "WakeBrothers," which is moving to Mondays on MTV; here's the story I sent to papers: