Survivor Recap: wednesday night weakness

2 12 2010

It will be very difficult for me to recap wednesday night’s Survivor

But I will… of course.

Why you ask? BEcause most of the events that occurred in this week’s episode go against everything I love about this show. And because, I will have to use the phrase “After 20-odd seasons…” more than once to prove my point.

After 20-odd seasons... don’t they make people sign “I’ll stay on the Island until I get voted off” contracts?!

After 20-odd seasons... arent people aware that rain is comfortable and inevitable?

After 20-odd seasons… don’t they background check for crazies?

After 20-odd seasons… don’t the producers realize that quitters cheapen the show?


This was one of the worst episodes of Survivor I’ve ever eaten Pringles infront of. Seriously.

Here’s how it went down:

It rained. ALot. It profusely poured pushing everyone into the shelter to shiver and gripe about how death would be easier. And I’m thinking, “this happens every season, it shouldn’t be a shocker at this point“. The complaining was juvenile and over-dramatic – a consequence of having girls too skinny for outdoor survival, and girls who are used to sprinklers on finely coiffed lawns. I can’t say that I wouldn’t have been just as irritating, but I’m NOT on the show…for that reason.

So Nay says, enough is enough, I’m giving my Idol to Chase and getting the heck outta here. Real mature. I’ve never been a Nay-Fan… but one of her strengths was sticking to her guns. Now she has absolutely NO redeeming qualities.

At the challenge, Nayonka makes the Grecian-esque announcement of her plan to nobly quit… and so does Kelly! Where did that come from?! 2 people AT ONCE want to leave 3/4 of the way through? By the way, they insist that they aren’t ‘quitters’ or ‘quitting’ – so I hope you didn’t think that’s what they were doing…that would be unfair.

Jeff is shocked, and urges them to wait until Tribal Council for their final decision on the matter.

Alas, things don’t change much in a few hours, and at Tribal Council Jeff calls out the two… and the jury is shocked! Nayonka pups out a speech about being a ‘strong black woman who doesnt quit’…but would really like to leave. When did being black have anything to do with you…QUITTING!? I guess white-Kelly has an excuse…she’s white.

So they both walk away from the game, and I’m left with a bad taste in my mouth. Terrible display of weakness…


Wednesday Night TV Flop.

25 11 2010

It was a Thanksgiving cop-out last night!

Many shows decided to take the easy ‘recap’ or ‘a look back’ format and it left me sour!

No Survivor (I don’t care if there is ‘extra footage….I’ll buy the DVD!) no America’s Next Top Model (there were even more hissy fits and fights we DIDNT see?!?!…)

Completely disappointing and unnecessary.

This TV Night watcher was not in a thankful mood last night… Now I’m watching the Macy’s Parade and, seeing Jessica Simpson lip-sync ain’t cheerin’ me up!

Ping website


30 06 2010

Questions answered on tonight’s SYTYCD.

Q: Can a tapper do salsa?
A: not really.

Q: Can a Billy (Elliott) outdance his cam padre Robert (number 11)?
A: Not yet…!

Q: Will Ashley pick anything OTHER than Contemporary?
A: not tonight…

Q:Will Kent ever dance like a MAN?
A: Nope..but who cares?

Q:Can Ballet Alex conquer Hip Hop…with a guy-partner?
A: Heck…yes!!!!

To summarize:

Alex killed it, Billy didnt, neither did Melinda (who? the tapper)
Kent is a little boy…with ALOT of fans (look up Bieber fever in the dictionary…)
A girl will not win it this year…
Robert is a far more interesting addition to the Top 11 than anyone ever thought.
Adicheke is back in the game…

Elimination? I’m thinking Melinda SHOULD go…but that would only leave 2 girls in a top8, and I DONT think Nigel will do that. I would be worried if you are a guy in the bottom three…all I’m sayin.

Wednesday Night TV

2 06 2010

Was tonight Inspirational Wednesday…and I just missed the memo?

Because seriously!

Over on SYTYCD – there was an adopted girl dancing for her murdered birth mom, A fraternal twin with a brother who was wheel-chair stricken dancing for the ‘both of them’, a girl hit by the recession who cant afford her dance training, and a deaf guy who couldnt hear the music but could ‘feel’ it in his soul….

Not enough for ya?

How about on Americas Got Talent – where a boy and his guitar make his dad proud and a bunch of ‘nerds’ defy the laws of science and become ‘cool’ infront of our eyes.

NBC was in on the action with Jillian Michaels Losing It – basically beating the extra weight and emotional baggage off unsuspecting families across America…tears were shed in shear agony and shear pshycological breakdown (and likely mis-diagnosis).

It was one of those night…where you felt more like a useless clump of idle bones than most other nights.

wednesday TV NIght…

28 04 2010

Hump day (go ahead…get your giggles out…) and a great TV Night!

American Idol results: you wanta  prediction outta me? I dont know. I will tell you that I WANT Aaron to leave, but he has managed to stay out fo the bottom more than expected. I also think it’s time for another shocker vote…so someone like Casey or Siobhan could be in trouble. It could be Casey…that’s all I’m gonna say. FOX 9pm

ANTM: Models head to New Zealand…you know, because it’s known for…fashion?! Whatever, it’s exotic, and tehre will be lots of opportunity for bikinis and cat fights. CW 8pm

and Montreal vs Washington in playoff action…TSN 7pm.

Have a great TV Night…check back for Idol results.

DWTS results

20 04 2010

After 58 Minutes of shmultz , random performances, more filler and a handful of fake-outs…

Bottom two: Kate G and Pam An

So who DIDNT get the housewife vote this week?

Kate G (There IS a god!) goes home!

We can put up with shameless promotion, emotional breakdowns, over-dramatics, even fake tears…but one thing people DO NOT like seeing is a thankless non-celeb who DOESNT try. Good riddance…good luck on your book tour. sigh.

Idol Elimination show

14 04 2010

How to spice up and fill an hour of the most watched TV on a wednesday night…

  1. Start with a group number.
    It’s pre-taped, so press play and watch them try to pretend like it’s “the real thing”.
  2. Book Top notch guests, cuz we can book anyone we want.
    I know! let’s get that underwear model who used to date Miley Cyrus (take her to church every sunday) and stick him with an Idol Alum voted off early last season. Yep…that’ll be HUGE!
  3. Plug another show.
    The show, with famous people that proves how much money we “give back”…cue Idol gives back piece with Elliot Yamin and Kara in Africa.
  4. Show how famous the Winner of this show can get
    by actually proving that second is sometimes the better “win”. Enter Adam Lambert.
  5. Kick two people to the curb.
    Andrew Garcia was ousted 10 minutes into the show.
    Katie was the second to go, with 2 minutes left in the show.

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