Monday, May 16, 2005

WHAT A CROCK!

I missed the first hour of Survivor last night--I am so aggravated at our cable company. For the past 3 months (at least) CBS has been blacked out on Channel 3 and we have to watch Survivor on Channel 10. Well there is an hour delay as well between the channels, so on Ch.3 Survivor is on at 7pm and on Ch.10 it's on at 8pm. I checked yesterday on the tvguide online and it showed the same for this week. So last night Josh and I peeked at 7 to see if Ch.3 was up or not and it wasn't so we watched Extreme Home Makeover and the turned to Ch. 10 at 8pm to watch Survivor and it was already starting it's 2nd hour. ARGH! Talk about frustrated!

But anyway, on to what happened on the show-- I cannot believe that Ian hung on the thing for 11 hours and 55 minutes and then decides to step off and not go to tribal council. That's just crazy. I can't believe everyone made him feel so bad for flipping on his alliance. GOOD GRIEF! It's a game, a game of deception, manipulation, and betrayal. If you can't handle people using you, don't go to the game! Katie & Tom both would have cut Ian loose or betrayed him at any point when they felt he threatened their game. Talk about irritating.

So Tom wins--no surprise there. And he is a tough guy and he did what it took to get there. I'm just frustrated because no one took him out when they had the chance. He was an obvious person who needed to go early on but no one had the guts. They all talked about how Stephanie was too tough to stay, but HELLO, this guy won 5 of the 7 individual immunity challenges. How dumb can you be?

Anyway, it's frustrating but it's over. I found this season to be extremely disappointing. I thought it was one of the cruddiest batch of players thus far. It was so predictable! Ugh.

Ok, so I'm done now. I guess I'm gonna have to go check out some books because all my shows have wrapped up for the season!

Friday, May 13, 2005

WHO'S TAKING IT HOME?

Ok, so we all know that I enjoy reality TV, and it's May so the shows are wrapping it up!

AMAZING RACE:

Well, my first pick in Rob & Amber didn't work out--they got second. But I was THRILLED Uchenna & Joyce made it! They were an awesome couple and I'm so glad that their integrity paid off. (If you didn't catch the show, Uchenna and Joyce were at the finish line location but wouldn't go in until they had paid their cabbie his full fare! They had to beg people in the area for money)

AMERICAN IDOL:

Bo, Carrie, or Vonzell (sp?)? Who will it be? Personally I think that Bo should win it, but obviously Vonzell has a lot of fan support or she would have been history a LONG time ago! She's a terrific performer--lots of fun to watch but her vocals are just ok in my opinion. Carrie is a good performer and has a good voice, but she's not like "wow". And Bo is great, as long as it's his genre. He has a GREAT voice and is a good performer, but he kind of does the same thing over and over when he performs--that rocker look, pick up the mic stand. But we will see.

SURVIVOR:

The best reality tv series in my not so humble opinion. Honestly these are probably some of the worst players I've watched in awhile. They're not so bright--unless they are editing things funny this year. I was glad to see Caryn go last night. She's not very good at the game and is too much of a swing vote. It was a brilliant move for Jen, because now she can sidle up to Tom and more than likely get seat number 2 if Tom wins immunity and keeps her. My picks for this year were Stephanie or Ian and seeing how Ian is the only one left-I guess I'm rooting for him. Josh and I think maybe Ian might be in love with Katie, or at least infatuated with her, just because of the big boo hoo scene last night. He was genuinely tore up about her hurt feelings. I think it would be really hard to keep emotions in check in this game. I know that when I sit down to play poker with my friends they are going to do whatever they can to bluff me so that they can win the hand and it's not because they don't like me or they want to hurt me, it's because they want to win the game. They are going to use whatever they know about me, against me. And that's what Survivor does as well. You use whatever you learn against the other players so you can come out on top. But if you forget that it's a game and make it personal than you can get your feelings hurt really easily. People must lie to you and get you to trust them and then betray you. It's the only way you can win. The only way that you get around that is if your allies get beat out earlier in the game and you're on your own to jump from group to group to make your way to the top.

Well, I'll definitely be watching...