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!


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.


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...