Monday, November 12, 2007

Amazing Race - The Ronald Is A Lunatic Episode

I haven’t figured out the best way to arrange my comments yet, so let me know if this makes sense or seems disjointed to you.

Hoist it or Hunt it – At first glance, I’d definitely pick Hoist It. Seems like it would go quickly. Oh, but there are all sorts of knots they have to do. Hmmm...maybe Hunt It instead?

Nicholas and Donald – I loved when Nicholas called Kynt “Pinkie.” Oh, holy night, Gramps stripped down to his Speedo to jump the ditch. Can you please tell me why Gramps had on a Speedo to begin with? Ugh. “My Grandpa made it over the river, showing that anger and frustration pays off in the end.”

Ronald and Christina – Wow, he really went off on Nicolas for being rude in the airport, didn’t he? Maybe Nicholas was rude; he was definitely aggressive. I just don’t understand why Ronald got so upset when it didn’t have anything at all to do with him.

I’m starting to think that Ronald may be a little crazy. He’s wasting time ranting and...WOW, yeah, he’s definitely crazy. Totally in left field. Hopefully it’s temporary, cause WOW. And hello, dude, this is a race, so stopping in the road to make sure your daughter understands exactly how little you respect her isn't good game...or very human, for that matter!

Oh my goodness, and he can’t even shut his trap long enough for her to jump the ditch. He wants her to stand there listening to him degrade her instead of trying the jump again. Unbelievable.

TK and Rachel – So glad they didn’t start yelling at each other over Hoist It. I think it’s pretty funny that she had to go down and finish the challenge. And she’s not the only chick who hauled that stuff, either! These girls are strong!

Lorena and Jason – Things seemed ridiculously easy for them on this leg of the Race. They hauled that furniture like pros, and then he flew over that ditch quick, didn’t he?

Well that’s it for this week, folks. Tune in next week when Ronald sinks further into a parallel universe where it’s okay to berate someone for Every Single Thing They Do, and then rant some more when they ask you to stop.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Amazing Race!

Here we are for another exciting season of The Amazing Race! I was so excited when I realized the season was premiering early. Here are my impressions of the teams, in no certain order.

Nathan and Jennifer – These two have got to stop bitching at each other. Also, please stop calling K & V “The Freaks.” That’s just rude. They really upset their donkey, too. Not spreading a lot of love, these guys.

Azaria & Hendekea – So far I like ‘em.

TK & Rachel – I hope they’re as nice as they look

Ronald & Christina – Like ‘em. They seem sweet!

Kynt & Vykxin – I’m already tired of them talking about their Gothness. Get over yourselves, please. I want to like you, so please stop annoying me.

Donald & Nicholas – Like ‘em, but they’ve got to get it together. There’s no sense of urgency here.

Staella and Ari – Also mistreating the donkey. Which came back and bit ‘em in the butt. Disappointing, because I thought they might be fun to watch this season.

The rest of the teams – Eh. Nobody else really struck me one way or the other.

Okay, so there’s no one that I really dislike so far. Hopefully Nathan and Jennifer will chill out a bit, and K & V will get over themselves.

I can’t wait till next week!

Wow, it would be so much easier to blog TV if I had a laptop. You know what, I almost went and bought that Secret Friday Acer at Wal-Mart, but decided to wait and see if a better one comes along before Christmas. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Amazing Race 12

Set your DVRs, y'all. The Amazing Race Season Premiere is Sunday, November 4.

I can't wait!

Survivor China - Tonight's Episode

Sorry, y'all, but I can't keep up with the episode numbers. I just wanna get my opinions in here and go watch ER.

Some thoughts about tonight's show:

I really liked the blond chick (Jamie?) on the small tribe in the beginning, but still hate her game play. Don't like Pee Gee (I know that's not how you spell it. I'm too lazy to look it up.).

Loved the immunity plan between Little Gay Guy and James the Gravedigger. Too bad Denise couldn't choke down that feathery bird. James tried dang hard to throw that challenge, but dadgum!

Courtney has bugged me with her attitude since Day One. Jean Robert's not a nice guy, but get over it! It's not the most important thing about Survivor, girl! Stop whining and maybe he'll lay off you a bit.

Sherea's attitude at Tribal Council was just unbelievable! She was awfully cocky for someone who HAD to know that she was in danger of going home! If I was undecided, she would have convinced me to send her home, FOR SURE.

So. Glad she's gone. Can't wait to see next week. Peace out.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Survivor Sucks

I have never been so disgusted with an episode of Survivor as I was tonight.

These chicks on the Fei Long tribe are the most ridiculous, brainless, heartless...things! that I have ever seen. I really, really don't like to talk like that, but I am so beyond disgusted at tonight's episode!

These girls' strategy is obviously flawed, but the attitudes bother me EVEN MORE. Laughing while throwing a challenge? I've agreed with throwing a challenge before, when the point was to get rid of someone who was a detriment to the TEAM, but these girls are giving up team members based on something that MIGHT happen weeks from now!

Oh, and P.S. Please correct me if I'm wrong...really. As far as I can recall, whenever teams are mixed up, they always talk about how many allies they'll have after the merge, but it almost never goes down that way! Every day the sun rises, alliances change! So to vote off the strongest current members of your tribe, to protect your former tribe members, WHO ARE ON THE OTHER TRIBE NOW, is ridiculous.

Okay, my options now are to keep ranting or to put something else on the DVR, quickly.

And since I don't want to alienate all 8 of my Entertainment Blog readers, I'll shut up now.

Right after I ask you to tell me what you think.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Did you miss me?

Y'all. I haven't posted in humpteen days. Yeah, sorry about that. I really need a laptop so I can write these posts while I'm watching TV. Cause my memory sucks and afterwards, I can't remember what I wanted to say.

But here's a VERY RANDOM run-down of my thoughts on this season's TV so far. In no particular order, because order is overrated.

THE BIGGEST LOSER - There have never been so many man boobs in one place in the history of the world. Not even on previous seasons of TBL. I am so sad for those guys that they have to take off their shirts every week. Even sadder than I am about the girls wearing those small sports bras.

KID NATION - Like it, watch it with my girls. Can't stand Taylor. That's about it.

SURVIVOR - SO glad that Dave left last week. Sherea needs to go next.

BEAUTY AND THE GEEK - I'm so glad Will and Rebecca left last week. I think the only other person I really dislike is the tall athletic girl who's not really beautiful. She looks like she smells something stinky, and she's always mean to her little bitty partner, whose hair was dyed red this week. Know who I mean? Yeah, I don't like her.

HOUSE - Welcome back, dude. I wish he wouldn't re-hire Cameron. Can't stand her.

HEROES - I'm two weeks behind on watching this one. ACK!

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - Holey Moley, y'all have got to watch this show. I love it oh, so much.

DANCING WITH THE STARS - I'm bored, but still watching. I HATE the fact that there is a house band. Why can't they have A-list music instead of studio musicians? Also, Carrie Ann Inaba, get over the "no lifts" deal, or disqualify 'em. Stop arguing about it.

I'M ALSO WATCHING:

Extreme Makeover Home Edition
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team (and I'm not ashamed to admit it!)
The Big Bang Theory - LOVE THIS SHOW!

See why I haven't had time to post? I'm too busy watching TV. I told y'all, I need a laptop.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Beauty and The Geek - Opposites Attract

I still love this show, and I still have very random observations about it. So here they go.

  • Sam is a bit full of himself. Oh, and he’s a total ditz, too.
  • I do not like David’s attitude. Just don’t. He actually told Jasmine that she was his last choice. Jerko.


The Geeks’ Challenge - Rapping

  • Poor little Tony is so self-conscious. He’s like a lost kitten, just so cute and afraid.
  • I feel really sorry for Nicole, the female geek, being partnered with Sam.
  • Will’s rap was cute.
  • Wow, I think maybe John’s rap was the best of all!
  • And the judges picked my two guys! The winner is...WILL!

You know, I don’t mean to keep picking on Sam, but I just realized why he seems so awful to me. Combine ditz with macho arrogance, and you have...Sam.

The Beauty Challenge - Debate

  • Holy Moley, Rebecca sounded HORRIBLE debating minimum wage.
  • Betty Boop did really well talking about oil drilling, and she was cute while she was doing it.
  • Katie rocked it, talking about Third World debt.
  • Shay had a good argument against lowering the drinking age, but she doesn’t speak very professionally at all.
  • Uh oh, Sam nailed it with his rebuttal about the drinking age. Maybe he’s not as ridiculous as he seems.
  • The Winner of the Beauty portion of our competition is...SAM?

Nominated for eviction are Amanda and Tony, Natalie and John. I really like both of those teams. Wah.

Poor Little Tony and Amanda. And now, I have to ask you to leave the mansion.

See ya next week, Beauties and Geeks!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Reality Show Casting Calls

Do you love reality TV? Want to participate in a new design show or game show? Check out the latest reality show casting calls - this could be your year to shine!

Dancing With The Stars

Okay, guys, here we go with another series of witty and brilliant commentary by none other than the Queen of Dirty Laundry with occasional guest appearances by Big Daddy, Tinkerbell, Pooh and Scooter Pie. Prepare yourselves for the mediocrity.

Wow, Drew Lachey is short. Cute, but short. He's just like a tiny version of Nick, isn't he?

Oh no, they don’t have real music? I mean, it always seems weird to me to hear the house band version of a song, rather than the popular recorded version. Sort of like elevator music. Oh well...

Here we go with the ladies!

Jennie Garth & Derek Hough - She did a good split! Other than that, I liked it; not much more to say.
TOTAL SCORE: 21

Josie Marin & Alec Mazo – She seems very full of herself. Who says, “I’m a Super Model?” Seriously? The dance was okay...Ooh, the judges didn’t like it though, did they?
TOTAL SCORE: 16

Sabrina Bryan & Mark Ballas, Jr. – I’m not sure if it’s “textbook” as Sabrina said, but I like it. Let’s see what the judges have to say. WOW – The judges loved it. (It should also be noted that this couple is the early favorite of our guest judge, Tinkerbell of Dirty Laundry.)
TOTAL SCORE: 26

Marie Osmond & Jonathan – Folks, I love me some Osmonds, but I’m gonna have to diss Marie a little here. Even though she’s older and maybe a tiny bit thick, she doesn’t have to look MATRONLY, for goodness sakes. That dress is like a Miss America dress from the 1980’s, people! She looks much cuter in the rehearsal clips and interviews than she does in her costume. Aw, but she’s dancing good, y’all. She just needs a wardrobe person or stylist who will dress her to suit her fuller figure. Oh, and the judges liked her. Good.
TOTAL SCORE: 21

Mel B & Maksin Hmerkovskiy (or whatever his name is)- He’s awfully cute now, isn’t he? I didn’t want to like her, but I think they’re VERY good. Right?! Judges?
TOTAL SCORE: 24
PLUS, they get a vote from Tink!

Jane Seymour & Tony Dovolani – I heart Jane Seymour! Love. Her. Didn't you just love her in Somewhere in Time? I watched that movie over and over and over again. Gives me chills just thinking about it. Oh...they’re dancing. Ooh, and this song makes me think of Kim Basinger in that blockbuster, The Marrying Man. Who knew she could sing like that? Oh yeah, the dancing. It’s lovely. Very sweet. Beautiful dress. Aw, Tony hearts Jane!
TOTAL SCORE: 24


This is gonna be a long week, isn't it? When will I have time to watch all my other premieres if I'm watching DWTS every night?

Okay, friends. Leave me a comment and tell me who your favorites (and not-so-favorites) are.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Beauty and The Geek - Premiere

Right off the bat, let’s get this straight – I Love This Show. Have since the beginning. But for the first show of the season, I’m not gonna have a whole lot to talk about. Things usually get off to a slow start, so here we go.

THE GEEKS

Luke – Robotics Engineer
Does he have a speech impediment or is he just a fast talker?

Dave- Live Action Role Player
Pretentious and deluded

Josh – Rubber band Club President
Cute, cute, cute!

Will – Software Engineer

Joshua – Astrophysicist
I think he’s supposed to be this season’s Super Geek.

William – Comic Book Geek

Tony – Biomedical Engineer

John – MIT 5.0

Jesse – Lives with his parents


THE BEAUTIES

Amanda – Aspiring Playboy Model
Her breasteses cost $8,000 and she’s proud of that.

Natalie – Hooters Girl
Wow, she is gorgeous!

Hollie – Betty Boop
She’s one of my favorites.

Rebecca – Cocktail Waitress

Shay – Beauty pageant Queen
I like her.

Jen – Cigar Model

Erin – Beautician

Jasmine – Babysitter

Katie – Sorority Girl


COUPLES

Shay and Joshua
Amanda and Tony
Jasmine and David – Oh crap, he DID NOT want her as a partner! His reaction was bordering on rude. She tried to make the best of it, though.
Erin and Jesse
Natalie and John – Natalie is just drop-dead gorgeous!! I hope she’s a nice as she is pretty.
Jen and William – He didn’t want to be paired with her because she’s a jock and he’s not. I think maybe he’s afraid of her.
Rebecca and Will
Hollie and Josh – Holly and Luke wanted to be together, and both were disappointed with this pairing.
Katie and Luke – Katie was satisfied; hopefully Luke will warm up to her.

But before you go off and pick your rooms, there’s one more thing you should know...this season, the experiment has evolved. For the first time...one beauty will be a man and one geek will be a woman.

The tenth and final team.... to be continued.

Y’all, the previews for the season look incredible! Seriously, if you haven’t seen this show before, you have got to check it out!

More next week!

Survivor China - Premiere

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

There has been more than one season of Survivor where the castaways have been thrown out with just the clothes on their backs. Don’t you think that people would have tried to plan their wardrobe to allow for that possibility?

And regarding the Buddhist temple...Jeff said that it wasn't a worship ceremony. I don't know about you, but when people are folding their hands, kneeling and bowing their heads in front of a bunch of idols, that's worship. Tink even said, "That lady left because she didn't want to worship those false idols." Amen, sister!

And here's what I think of the castaways:

Courtney the waitress is completely spoiled and disrespectful.

Jean-Robert needs to lay off with the whole “I’m a poker player, so I can read people.” It’s coming off a little pretentious. Also, I’d like if he would put his shirt back on. Thanks.

And did I mention that Courtney the waitress from New York is a spoiled brat? Yeah.

Sherea is saying, “I’m not an outdoorsy girl.” Uhm, yeah, did she know she was going on Survivor? “This is way harder than I expected.” Girl, it’s the first day! Get a grip. Oh, and could you please stop walking around in your Bali bra? Thanks.

I really wanted to like Chicken, but so far it’s not happening.

I like James the Gravedigger. He reminds me of the big guy in The Green Mile, who made me cry in the first 5 minutes of the movie. James almost made me cry with his humility. I hope nothing happens to change my opinion.

I think it’s ironic that the wrestling girl is the weakest, so far.

FIRST CHALLENGE

Oh yay, they get to keep their running shoes! I wasn’t sure how they were gonna handle 39 days in high heels and combat boots.

Fei Long wins! Really doesn’t make any difference to me at this point.

MOVING ON

I think it’s gonna be sad if Peih-Gee goes home because she’s bossy. She was so happy to be there and connect with her Chinese roots! But she’s a little too arrogant, isn’t she?

Liking Chicken a little bit more, but I’m pretty sure his mouth is gonna get him in trouble. He’s missing that filter between his redneck brain and his mouth.


TRIBAL COUNCIL

WOW, I did not see that coming – Chicken's outta there!

Aw, and his goodbye speech was sweet.

Okay, that’s all I’ve got this week. Now, I’ve got to go watch Beauty and the Geek on my DVR.

Later!

The Biggest Loser - Episode 2

Previously on The Biggest Loser...

Okay, y’all, I totally missed the Season Premiere of The Biggest Loser last week. I’m not gonna recap it; you can find recaps here and here.

I’m just gonna start with this week, okay? And I'll warn you that until we get further into the season, I'll just be randomly spewing my opinions. Okay.

First and foremost, let me tell you that my biggest beef with The Biggest Loser is the fact that they make the ladies wear those horrible sports bras for weigh-in. They let the stupid guys wear T-shirts, but make the ladies show their guts. For that reason alone, I would NEVER apply for that show. Also, the fact that I might puke on the first day. But mostly, it's the sports bra thing.

Oh...but the guys are taking off their shirts for the weigh-in. Oh my.

Bless their hearts, but the Red Team women have crappy attitudes! Why in the Sam Hill did these people go to all the trouble of applying for this show, if they were gonna argue and walk out of workouts?

Even though they have crappy attitudes, I’m pleased to see that they actually have some BIG girls this season. In the past, they’ve all been in the 190-250 range, but there are lots of girls over 250 this season! 277, 267, 287...go big girls!

I don’t have much more to say about this week’s episode; I’m sure I’ll have much more to say as the numbers dwindle down and we get to know the contestants better.

Be sure and check back tomorrow, when I'll be FOR SURE blogging about Survivor!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Big Brother Rant - Final Two

This is going to be very stream of consciousness, so bear with me.

I hate that the Donatos are in the Final Two.

Here's what I think about Dick:

  • He's a big fat jerk.
  • It's very bizarre to me that one person can be so human and likable one day, and then just VILE the next. It's disconcerting because I genuinely like him on his good days, and genuinely despise him on his jerk days. But unfortunately, Jerk trumps Good Guy, in my opinion. So he's a jerk.
  • But I really believe he loves his daughter.

Here's what I think about Danielle:

  • She cheated on her boyfriend. Just flat-out dumped him on national television and never spoke his name again. NICE.
  • For the first however many weeks, she laid in that bed with Nick and mooned over him. She let him vow his undying devotion to her (which...sincere? I doubt it) and neither encouraged nor discouraged him. It was very weird to me.
  • She made no effort to get to know the other people in the house until Nick was gone, and then whined because "you don't know me!" Yeah, cause you've been laying in a bed for three weeks, chick!
  • She's a spoiled brat.
  • I would love for someone to hold her down and chisel that makeup off her face so America can see what she really looks like. Never seen her without it once.
  • In that bikini last night, it looked like she had put on some weight. Good for her, cause she looked skeletal in the beginning!

I would just like to hear them say, "Wow, we made it!" or "We really lucked out," instead of "We dominated! We ruled this thing!" and crap like that. In my opinion, here are the reasons they're in the Final Two:

  • Danielle did great in Veto competitions
  • Together, they betrayed agreements with Kail, Nick, Eric, Dustin, Jen, Jessica, Eric again. Have I forgotten anyone?
  • The other houseguests made bad decisions when they decided to evict other people when they had opportunities to evict Dick and Danielle.

That's not domination, that's pure luck. Just call it what it is, guys.

Who do I want to win? Dick. And here's why: I think that if Danielle wins that money, Dick will never hear from her again. I'm spiteful, and I want to see Danielle LOSE. I want her to have to wait for Dick to pay for college or whatever he decides to do for her. I want her to learn a little humility. Hopefully when Dick's not in a competition, he's a little nicer. Hopefully. But I believe that the Danielle we saw is who she really is. And it's not pretty, no matter how much makeup you put on it.

I'm sure I've got more to say, but I've got to clean the dadgum house. So I'll leave you with my primary pet peeve of all reality shows.

I HATE IT when people who have deceived, betrayed, and otherwise been sneaky GO ALL IRATE when someone does it right back to them. Happens all the time on Survivor and Big Brother. My favorite example of this is BB6 when Kaysar betrayed an agreement with the fireman guy (Eric?) early in the season, and then acted all noble and ethical when others betrayed agreements to him. Just now happened when Zach nominated the Donatos. HATE IT.

Have a great weekend, y'all!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Big Brother Rant - Double Elimination

YUCK. That's what I have to say about tonight's show. YUCK.

I hate that Dick and Danielle are in the Final 4. Can't stand it. And here's why.

Danielle's devious and a spoiled brat. Yeah, that about says it.

Dick is horrible, and I can't stand it when mean people get ahead. It implies to other mean people that their way is right. And it's just not.

Zach is icky. "I made an oath to my group." Gag me. Your group is using you, dude. And I don't care about you at all, so it won't even matter to me if you win. In fact, I'm probably 50/50 between you and Jameka, just because I dislike the Donatos so much.

Jameka is hypocritical and makes Christians look bad.

Wow, great choices there.

But I really, really love that it looks like Eric and Jessica sincerely care about each other. But will it last?

That's all.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Melinda Doolittle with Michael W. Smith!

Oh my, y'all, Melinda Doolittle will be joining Michael W. Smith on his Christmas Tour this year. I may swoon.

In the distant past, Big Daddy and I had the privilege of seeing Michael W. Smith in concert with Amy Grant, three or four years in a row. See, I love Amy Grant Christmas music, with Michael W. Smith coming in a close, close second. Ask me my favorite song, and chances are that it's a Christmas song.

So, seeing Michael W. Smith in concert at Christmas, very sentimental and also exciting. Add Melinda Doolittle? Be still my heart.

Now I've just gotta figure out how to swing attending a concert 50 miles away on a school/work night. My fingers are crossed.

BB8 HOH and Nominations Spoiler - Kim's Comment

Kim has left a new comment on your post "BB8 HOH and Nominations Spoiler"


Im totally with you on the Dick situation....he has to be the most repulsive human around. All of his ugliness is his own creation; being mean, trying to intimidate people, he is a bully, AND he is old enough to be everyone's dad (which you would think would make him more mature...although, he IS Dani's dad, and has royally done a horrible job, so I guess being a dad doesnt mean much at all.....)
Yeah, I just have no tolerance AT ALL for people who are mean to others. The attacks he made on almost everyone in the house were just the most horrible things I've ever seen. I really don't see how anyone can be around him, even after he calms down. How do you have a normal conversation with someone who 12 hours earlier called you the most vile names I've ever heard?


As much as I cant stand Jen (who cries about their picture? who removes pictures of their mom?) and I think she provoked Dick re: the cigarette....I think it was absolutely wrong that BB ever let Dick get that carried away with pouring tea on someone, and burning them with his cig. He has been given too much leeway and I think he is dangerous.
I really thought that Dick should have been penalized for pouring that tea on her head. That is DEFINITELY physical, and to me it's no different than hitting someone or pushing, etc. It makes no sense to me that CBS would allow that to go. Where is the line? If the tea had been hot, would that have been okay? I think they allowed a lot of Dick's behavior because it gets ratings, and to me that is repulsive.

But maybe I'm being hypocritical, because I'm still watching, aren't I?
Anyhoo.....I actually like Zack. He wasnt my first choice, but I dont know why people dont like him, and I happen to think he has been nice, normal, and made sense in a house of crazies.
I am still pretty ambivalent about Zach. I guess the only thing I have against him at this point is that he seems to be aligning with the Donatos, and I'm rooting for Eric and Jessica.
I think he made a big mistake by putting up Jameka. His best plan would have been to pick one person from the two "diads" (either dick or dani AND either Jess or Eric)....He wouldnt look like he was out to get any particular group, and it would leave the true decision up to Jameka. If POV was used on anyone, he could just put up the other member of that diad, again, leaving the final decision to Jameka.
Sounds like good strategy to me. I never considerd that option, but it makes perfect sense. It looks like Zach never considered it, either. He just automatically chose one "diad" over another, instead of splitting them up. BRILLIANT strategy, Kim! Too bad you're not in there.
That would make Jameka the "bad guy", Zach wouldnt have made anyone too mad.
Sounds good to me.
The next HOH cant be Zach, and it cant be Jameka....so, he needs to not take the power away from one of the diads, rather than have them both against him.
Should be interesting to see how this all pans out.


BTW, you aint seen trash-tv til you watch FLAVA OF LOVE, did you watch that?? TRAIN WRECK!


I can neither confirm nor deny viewing of Flava of Love. ;>)

Friday, August 31, 2007

BB8 HOH and Nominations Spoiler

Y'all, I'm not very optimistic about this week. I think I've laid it out there before that I'm an Eric and Jessica fan. I actually like Dustin too, but he's long gone, so...

So. I would just hate for Dick or Danielle to win, because I'm all about messages, and I think it sends a horrible message about getting ahead in this world. Dick is the scum of the earth. Yeah, he acts human sometimes, but that absolutely does not make up for the fact that he is disgusting, has no manners, pesters his daughter every time she has a frown on her face, and has verbally abused every person who's passed through that house. Except Jessica maybe; has he attacked her yet?

I would just hate for Dick, and all the others like him in this world, to think that horrible behavior is the way to get what you want. UGH.

But, now that Jessica and Jameka are nominated, it looks like the Donatos have a pretty good chance of going all the way. I sure hope I'm wrong, and that something else big happens, and quick.

It's going to be a very long week.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Dancing With The Stars Announces New Contestants

Dancing With The Stars returns September 24 on ABC. We haven't watched the prior seasons, but I think we'll be on board with this one.

Wanna know who this season's stars are? Check it out here.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Big Brother Housemate Analysis

My friend Shoeaddict left a comment last week with her opinions on some of the houseguests. Because comments were not coming to me by e-mail, I didn't notice hers until this week, and I thought it would be fun to reprint her comment, along with my own opinions.


Shoeaddict: I just cannot stand AMBER. The crying drives me crazy. I'm a cryer. I'm sensitive but, (a) I'd never be on a reality show and (b) how does she deal with life when she cries over thing s that don't even have anything to do with her?

Queen of Dirty Laundry: Yeah, her crying seems to be a bit over-the-top. I have no doubt that it's real; I just think she's got mental problems. I really, really wanted to like her, but she lost me when I realized how "off" she is.

S: Jessica's voice drove me nuts from the get go but I don't hate her.

Q: I really, really did not like Jessica in the beginning. On the Showtime Feeds, she just sat around watching people all the time. Plus, her hair drives me crazy, to this day. But, she's grown on me, and I have a strange fondness for her now.

S: Eric- I didn't hate him. I don't like the idea of an AP but, I think the powers that be have screwed it all up.

Q: Always like Eric, because I like to root for the underdog. Hate America's Player, unless he CHOSE it, and it's my understanding that he did not have a choice in the matter. Plus, the America's Player tasks are LAME!

S: Jameka- I like her and wouldn't mind her winning.

Q: She drives me crazy with her "Mmm hmmm..." when she's talking with someone. Instead of putting her own opinion out there, she just pseudo-agrees. I also REALLY hated it when she said, "Your momma's a bitch," to Dick. Lots of times. I know that Christians are just normal people who get mad sometimes but she's just such a VOCAL Christian, that I cringed when she let her temper get the best of her and acted so UN-Christian.

S: Jen- NEVER liked her from the minute she opened her mouth.
Q: I AGREE. She was also off her rocker.

S: Zach- I feel sorry for him... I don't understand why everyone is so mean to him.
Q: I just don't have an opinion about Zach. I've tried, but I just don't. To quote Amber, "I just can't."

S: Let me also say that from the first episode I hated that Dick & Daniele were in the house together. The other two "enemies" were fun and catty and good tv. This relationship is a father and a daughter. No matter how f'ed up he is and she is, that is her DAD. This is his CHILD. I just don't think that it's "funny" or whatever to exploit the dysfunction of their family.

Q: Yeah, seems like the producers really gambled on casting the two of them, because there was absolutely no way to know how it would turn out, and it could have been REALLY ugly.

S: And (after I just ranted about that) what is the deal with her mother? I don't recall hearing about that story. Or really "their" story... I know that she's "FRUSTRATED". I know that his mom helped raise Dani. I know there is a brother.

Q: Don't know about Dani's mother. The brother's name is Vincent, and he and Dick are very close. Danielle says that the only time he ever calls, he wants something. Ironically, per Dick, Vincent says the same thing about Danielle. Sounds like typical family crap to me.

S: Anyway, I'd love to see Jameka win. I'd also like Dani and Dick in the top two because it would be just very much that they played the game very well. Dani plays the game very well.

Q: My opinion might not be very popular, but I really want to see Eric and Jess in the final two, and then hopefully she would win. But I wouldn't hate it if he won.

S: OK, how sick of me are you now??

Q: NOT SICK AT ALL! I'm glad I have at least one reader who enjoys watching trash TV and then over-analyzing it, just like I do! Thanks, Shoeaddict!


BONUS HOT AIR:

Danielle - I don't really like her. She led Nick on for however many weeks (and don't get me started on Nick. I'm the only person in America who doesn't think he's a god.), even though she had a boyfriend outside the house. She half-heartedly agreed to evict him, and then felt so guilty that she immediately tried to pin the whole thing on Eric. Twisted, in my opinion.

Also, for the first few weeks, every time she talked to Dick, we got to hear, "I'm SOOO FRUSTATED! This is SOOO FRUSTRATING!" "You DOOOON't understand how hard this is for me!" Over and over and over and over.

Plus, she should have thought ahead about her root situation. I'm pretty sure they would have let her pack some hair bleach.

And finally, I really, really want to know what Dani looks like without makeup. She's never without it.

Dick - First and foremost, there is no excuse for the way that he's talked to people in this house. Whether it's strategy or not, I have never seen anyone be so mean in my life. And if he won this sucker, I would be SO PISSED OFF. To reward such horrible behavior would be a travesty.

And back to the Nick situation, if I remember correctly, Dick spearheaded the effort to evict Nick. And yet, when his daughter decided, based on a stupid banner, that Eric was to blame, Dick jumped on that bandwagon right away. Ticked me off.

Okay, I think I'm done for tonight. I really, really wish I had a laptop so that I could watch and blog at the same time. Put a good word in with Santa if you see him, 'kay?

Big Brother Final Four??

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Survivor China News

If you can't wait for more Survivor China news, just check out CBS' website. They've got a trailer up, cast info, and interviews with some of the Survivors.

TV Guide also has an article up that introduces the tribes.

In the tradition of rooting for the underdogs and old folks, my early favorites are:

From the Fei Long Tribe:

Leslie, 38, from SC
John-Robert, 36, Las Vegas (he's cute and he's from Las Vegas!!)
Denise, 40, Mass (she's a lunch lady with a mullet!)
James, 30, Louisiana (I'm hoping he has an accent. Love me some Cajun accents.)

From the Zhun Hu Tribe:

Steve "Chicken", 48, from VA (His name is Chicken!)

Of course, my opinions are likely to change once I've actually heard these folks talk, so stay tuned!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Reality Show Casting Calls

Oh my goodness, look at all the reality shows that are casting right now. If you're wishing you could be chosen for a reality show, here's a great place to start. If you're looking to fill your TV watching schedule for a year for now, start making a list.

Enjoy!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

BB POV Competition

Here's some info on what went down in the Big Brother Power Of Veto competition for this week.

Friday, August 17, 2007

BB Nomination Spoiler

Here's the scoop on who Danielle nominated this week.

Big Brother Bigotry?

Here's an interesting article at Reality Blurred about bigoted behavior in the house.

Big Brother Eviction

While I don't think that Dustin is as evil as Dick would have people think, I was not really sad to see him go this week. I think I would have been okay with either Dick or Dustin going, really.

On most of the Big Brother forums, my opinion is in the minority, but I like Eric. There, I've said it. I like Eric. I don't see where he's been this "big liar" that he's made out to be, except for where the America's Player tasks are concerned. My opinion is, I'm not gonna hold that crap against the guy, because he's just trying to get along best he can, without being able to do things his own way.

Late last night on Showtime, I saw Dick talk to Amber and Jameka, "explaining" to them why things happened the way they did. I was impressed with the fact that he didn't automatically throw Eric and Jessica under the bus, but I was also surprised with his faulty memory. Dick mentioned several times the way the way "The Group" turned on he and Danielle the prior week. It's like he's completely forgotten the week before that, when he and Danielle decided that Eric, also a member of "The Group," was the devil and nominated him for eviction.

Dick's Version:
Everyone was happy
Eric got us to evict Nick
Everyone turned on Danielle and me.

What Really Happened:
Everyone was happy
The entire group agreed to evict Nick, especially Dick (Nick was standing between Dick and his daughter)
Danielle was so upset that Nick got evicted (even though she voted him out) that when she saw an airplane banner calling Eric a liar, she decided everything was Eric's fault.
Dick went along with Danielle's lunacy to get closer to her.
"The Group" decided to support Eric, rather than going along with Dick and Danielle.
"The Group" then nominated Dick and Danielle for eviction, because they had gone rogue.

What I see a lot on forums around the net, is that people decide who they like (often Dick) and don't like (often Eric), and then instead of just saying, "I just don't like him," they spice things up by saying, "He's a weasel," or "He's such a liar," to support their opinion. Problem is, I don't often see facts to back up their accusations. I like facts.

Well, there you have my rambling commentary on this week's Big Brother 8. Do with it what you will.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Survivor China - In the News

Here's an article I found about the next TWO seasons of Survivor. If the info is accurate, sounds like there's another All Star season coming up!

Who are my Survivor fans?

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Quick Fix Meals

Y'all, I just found the greatest show on Food Network. I don't watch a lot of daytime TV, but when I do, it's either HGTV or Food Network. But honestly, most of my spare time is spent right here on this computer.

I keep telling Big Daddy and Grandaddy that if I had a laptop, then I could multi-task, but so far the laptop fairy has not made it to my house. But I digress.

I sat down this afternoon and turned on Food Network, and found Quick Fix Meals. This show rocks! I didn't catch the beginning, but it looks like the premise is cooking ahead. On this show, she cooked chicken breasts on Day 1, then used them in meals for Day 2 and Day 3. I think she may have even put together the Mexican Lasagna for Day 2 on Day 1.

People, this is my kind of cooking. Do as much ahead of time as I can, with two benefits. Benefit 1 is that I'm ahead of the game later in the week. Benefit 2 is that if part of my meals are prepared ahead of time, then I have to stick with my menu plan.

I already loved Paula Deen, Rachael Ray and some of the other shows on Food Network, but this chick (I should probably find out her name!) on Quick Fix Meals is my new favorite. I've already set up my DVR to record all the shows.

As my girls would say, "I'm so excitick!"

Monday, August 13, 2007

Big Brother 8

My name is Lori, and I watch way too much Reality TV. There, I said it.

I'm going to try to start doing recaps of Big Brother the way that i did American Idol, and maybe some of my other shows, too.

Stay tuned...

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

2006-07 Primetime Wrap

2006-07 Primetime Wrap

Y'all, some of my faves didn't fare so well. Not sure what that means, though.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Richard Davis is Back!

So I'm cruising through my channel guide this weekend, since my lazy butt wanted badly to be in bed, and I see this show called The Real Deal. I must have passed it three or ten times, and finally happened to click over there to see what it was.

And lo and behold, it's Richard Davis and the gang from Trademark Properties! I was so disappointed when their A&E show (Flip This House, Flip That House, Flip My House, whichever one it was) was canceled, and have been waiting patiently for the rumored new show on TLC to start. And I guess it snuck in without me knowing it, cause I didn't know what it was called. But I found it now, and am a happy camper.

Some observations...well, really just one.

What is the deal with Ginger? She starts out as an intern, and now she's like Richard's right-hand girl? And who goes to raggedy construction job sites in heels? She's got to wear her heels, but she can't be bothered to fix her hair? Ever?

That's all. Welcome back, Richard. And Dawn. And Lori. And I guess even Ginger.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Another one?

Hey, since I watch way too much television, I figured I might as well write about it. I'll be off to a slow start, hopefully picking up momentum as I go.