Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Reality Wrap

OK...it's time for my new weekly feature~ Reality Wrap. Each week (hopefully) I will give you my observations/opinions of the reality shows that I watch. Feel free to comment~ I just LOVE talking reality TV!

This week I am starting with True Beauty. Yup...this is a dumb show...and has gotten dumber lately. I am surprised that I still watch, but it's on after The Bachelor, so why not. The boot of Laura last night was not surprising. I don't think that Joel has a chance of winning now either. The judges are split on Billy. Julia (I think that's her name) has kind of flown under the radar. She's passed most of the tests and hasn't made any major mistakes. Aston's mom said that Julia & her mom seemed insincere, but she probably just doesn't understand Texans. So it comes down to Billy & Julia. Billy has the underdog card going for him, but I'll say Julia wins.

I was so sad to see Jillian go on The Bachelor last night. I thought they had potential of something lasting (yes, it might have just been a friendship), but I don't see the showmance between Jason and either Molly or Melissa lasting. I think he liked Jillian for her spunk, individuality, and intelligence. I know Molly's eyes just mesmerize Jason, but I see her as the 'she's the one he should pick because they make an attractive couple' pick. Yes, her family visit went well...but I just don't see them lasting. Melissa is his sex-appeal pick. He is very attracted to her. Her 'togetherness' just seems sort of fake. And there is something strange about the family situation. I can understand them not wanting to appear on TV and then see their daughter's heart broken, BUT when Jason talked to her bestfriends...they had barely met her family. What are they hiding? So at this point, I really don't care who Jason picks cause it's just a showmance that will fizzle by May. The girls tell all should be fun next week. They showed a preview of former contestants and I didn't know any of them except Trista. I only watched a few of the first seasons. Not sure why I decided to watch this season.

Survivor~ I have to admit that I watched it twice. We had lots of distractions on Thurs night and just didn't take it all in. I struggle to keep up with everyone on those first few episodes of a new season. So before Eric & I rewatched it online, we read up on each contestant. It was nice to know everyone's name and schtick as we watched. Sandy is such a crazy weird-o, but to her credit...she knows that and she rocked on the challenge. What is a pace? The lone palm tree??? It was quite obvious that the red team was going to tribal because they didn't show much of the black team at all. In fact a few players on that team didn't get more than a few seconds of face time. Players that I don't care for/will drive me nuts~ Tyson & Coach! I mentioned that I've had about a 40% success rate of picking the winner after the first episode. I am not feeling strong about this AND they only really showed one team...but for now I am picking JT for the win. What do you think? Next week's challenge looks down & dirty! FUN!

I saved the best for last~ The Amazing Race. We've been SO excited about this for weeks. We got home late on Sunday and then our DVR messed up...so we didn't get to watch. UGH!!!!! So we got up early on Monday and watched online. The quality of CBS's video is EXCELLENT, but I still prefer to watch this live. Going in I predicted that Linda & Steve will be the first team out, followed closely by Jennifer & Preston...but I was close. I seriously don't see Linda & Steve making it far. BUT they were so smart with making sled out of their cheese backpacks and going down like that. That challenge was so much fun to watch. When we studied up on the contestants I thought the flight attendants (Christie & Jodi) would do well, but it looks like they might be bottom feeders and then up out mid season. OK...let me run down the rest of the teams. Amanda & Kris- bug me (I'll just leave it at that). Brad & Victoria- Surprised by them, I think they will go far. Gingerbeasts (Cara & Jaime)- Kind of gag me, 4th or 5th out...if that. Lakisha & Jennifer- I like them and they have potential to do very well. Margie & Luke- Like them, strong team, final 3. I liked how Phil signed to them on the mat. Mark & Michael- I thought I would not like this team, but they are fine~ possible top 3. Mel & Mike- Some of their lines really cracked me up, probably out mid season or sooner. Tammy & Victor- Their agressiveness is a little much, but they have potential of being top 3. So that puts Margie & Luke and Mark & Micheal in the top 3, which the potential of Tammy & Victor or Brad & Victoria. What do you think???
Don't forget that CBS.com had the Elimination Station & Phil's Dairy videos which are fun to watch. Watching the first ES makes me glad that Jennifer & Preston are OUT!

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  1. the bachelor is my guilty addiction .... i kinda thought jillian, too... i was surprised to see her go!

  2. On AR I like Tammy/Victor....a little cheesy at times, but okay. I like Margie and Luke and think they will go far and I really think Brad/Victoria have a chance for the win. They are full of spunk! Time will tell.
    On Survivor, I like JT...he is from our area (about an hour away)so I am partial, I guess.
    Bachelor...shocked that he sent Jillian home. Thought it be Jillian and Melissa in the final. I anxious to see what happens when Deanna shows up. Hmmmm! I sure it will interesting. LOL
    True Beauty---dumb...but I think it will be Julia in the end. Billy hasn't shown "true beauty" at times. That's my wrap! Can't wait until next week. Oh, American Idol and Biggest Loser on tonight. WOOHOO!

  3. Survivor is my favorite show. I never pick a winner because I'm never right. Sandy won't last long, if she doesn't find that idol. The palm tree was right there!

    I was so cracking up at that cheese challenge on the Amazing Race. That was a riot!

    I gave up on the Bachelor a few seasons ago. And True Beauty looks so wrong. Never watched it.

  4. What is Jason thinking?? I have to question his judgement.
    I was sad to see Jillian go too.

    I'm wondering if he will pick Molly, due to the physical attraction. I had the feeling her family may be pretty well off too. Maybe that attracts him as well.
    Who knows what happened in the tent that time...hmmm.

    I get a little more on edge each week. Yes, the return of Deanna will be interesting.

  5. I don't watch reality TV unless you consider the Celebrity Apprentice and American Idol reality TV.

  6. Sounds like many were surprised by Jillian leaving...but I watched his face when he watched her final plea video...and I knew she was a goner. I didn't watch last season so I don't know of his & Deanna's relationship, but it should be interesting.

  7. Diana you make me giggle. I don't watch these 3 but I do love some reality shows. I love it I can just stop by and find all the the recap here! :)

  8. What no American Idol? I think it is way too early to pick a survivor winner they really haven't shown enough of everyone yet.

  9. Love Reality TV talk! Did not watch True beauty last night but it is getting really stupid and I think the judges are showing thier true colors more than the contestants.
    I was so upset that he cut Jillian I really liked her. I liked Melissa until the Family thing WEIRD I can't believe her friend never met her parents. I am starting to think that half of what she says is made up. Molly is OK but I just don't see anything there.
    Loved AR but I am not as up on the teams as you are. I am going to have to do my homework to catch up.
    Oh and Hulu is my new fav site it will link you directly to CBS if the show is there. Too much fun.

  10. So, like is this 1 year anni party you are having gonna be at Panera?

  11. I like Margie and Luke too and I laughed a lot about the cheese wheels and those ridiculous contraptions breaking.

  12. OOh, Diana, I love your new Reality Wrap Feature, how fun! I was sad to see Jillian go too...I was actually a bit surprised, I thought he was developing a deeper connection to her. hmmm. And I almost missed Amazing Race, I was on twitter about 5 minutes before it came on, and someone said they have to watch Amazing Race..and I was like, "What? That is starting already?!"
    Alright, my ramble is starting, Let me end this!

  13. Survivor is good so far and the Bachelor I am assuming that he will go back to Deanna.. as for the Amazing race.. haven't got to watch it yet..
    I always am sooo behind..lol.

  14. You know, I don't watch as many reality shows as I think I do! The one I have been addicted to lately is the Tool Academy on MTV - hilarious!

  15. I was so sad to see Jillian go as well, I really liked her. What do you think about Deeanna coming back? Drama!

  16. I liked the creativity of the Southern couple with their cheese sleds, but I don't give them more than an episode to still be there.

    Survivor--Gees, the opinionated girl went First!!! They are usually second--which is why I always say I'd be second off the show. That old lady is Kooky!

  17. on True Beauty, I honestly was hoping Billy the vitamin salesman would win, but still, Julia is undeniably gorgeous (inside and out of course)


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