The criticism that often comes with boybands is the idea that some industry professional snags five boys and contracts them to put out a few albums. The thing about In Real Life is that’s not totally wrong. ABC launched a reality competition show called “Boyband” and the winners… well, they were put into a boyband.
While they are continuing this spiral, in so many ways In Real Life seems to be breaking free. They’re taking the mold, and understanding it, and breaking it apart.