Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Tonight we got more ramblings from Shambo who I would not want to go against for fear that she would have a dream about me and make me her next target like she did to Dave tonight who simply (and justifiably) asked when her chicken soup would be ready (2 hours for soup? Really??). If Shambo wins the million I would be shocked. Dave was lucky enough that Russell slipped up and told John that he had the idol. This made John a threat and Russell wisely got ride of him with the support of all of John's former tribe members save Shambo who was sold that Dave would be the one to go next because she saw it in a dream. Seeing as Russell risked losing Shambo as a solid vote by keeping Dave and going against his word to her, it should be interesting to see what happens next. It also looks like Russell's former tribe mates are thinking that Russell may no longer be an asset which would be a mistake at this point I think. The only reason the four remain Foa Foa are still here is because of Russell and they would be wise to keep him around for a little while longer, just not long enough to get to the final 2 because if he is there he would win since the jury so far is made up of all blindsides that all blame someone other then Russell for putting them there. If they only knew...
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
This week the tribes merged and chaos broke out everywhere. Russell thought that he had the rest of his old tribe tied up and it seems like they will do his bidding but the purple tribe did make him nervous enough to play his idol at council even though he had nothing to worry about. I think this was do to the fact that he had pushed so hard to get Laura out, but since she (along with John) won immunity that wasn't going to happen. It was amazing how quickly almost every one's name got thrown out has the best person to be voted off. Well at least those people that spoke out the most. In the end Erik, whose plan it was to force out Russell's idol, was voted off. I think this was due mostly to him not being able to shut his mouth. Also the fact that he targeted Monica didn't seem to go over well with the rest of his former tribe. It's a simple number's game at this point and he should have convinced his tribe to vote out an old yellow tribe member. If he would have done this he would still be around, or he could have played his idol. But no, just like that we have a merged tribe and no hidden idols to worry about. If finally seems like the season is starting to pick up (Finally!). Next week looks like Russell may have some worrying to do and really it's about time the game plays him!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
This week we learned more about what the racers didn't know. When told to find the world's tallest building (I knew where this was right away, but I am a major geek apparently) in the Persian Gulf some teams (Sam and Dan) went to the airport and asked for tickets to the Persian Gulf. Who didn't know this was a region not a country? Do they not teach geography in school anymore? Brain and Ericka helped of the brothers (and many other teams this leg) and told them that they were going to Dubai, U.A.E. I wish I could have been on this leg, it looked like a blast between the Burj Dubai, the desert, and Ski Dubai the teams all seemed to make great memories. In the end Lance and Keri seemed to be more lost or lost more often then Mika and Canaan and came in last. Lance and Keri argued a lot during their short time on TAR but they seem to truly understand each other and took the elimination better then I would have expected.
It will be fun next week to see Mika and Canaan have a blow up at the top of the water slide. In a race for a million bucks I will throw almost anyone down a water slide lets hope Canaan thinks the same, just for pure entertainment purposes. Comment away with your favorite parts of these episodes and who you are rooting for.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
In fact this weeks episode proved just that. The reward challenge was back. It involved eating seafood shakes that all looked gross. You had to keep all the shake down and the first team to 5 won. The purple tribe won steaks and other BBQ meats but in the course of winning they had to send one member to the yellow tribe. Russell chose to send Shambo since she had been there once before. Shambo didn't like this since that would mean she would miss the BBQ. Russell later said that he sent her as punishment for loosing the chicken. Cut to Shambo who keeps complaining that she really needed the protein from the meat. Guess what Sham, chicken has protein. Next time be more careful. Then Russell and Dave fought about a fire and the best way to start it blah, blah, blah. Perhaps because we haven't seen much of this tribe but I really don't care about any of them.
On to the immunity challenge. This one was all about weight. Two team members from each tribe had to hold onto a basket while opposing players threw in coconuts to weigh them down. Liz did surprisingly well but in the end the purple team overcame the other teams lack of basket shots to take the win. This sent the yellow tribe back to tribal but a rainstorm kept any of the castaways from running off and making plans. In the end the tribe voted Ashley off, perhaps because she lost the reward challenge or because she didn't seem like a physical player. If the yellow tribe keeps this up there won't be anyone left come merge time. Thoughts? Are you getting bored with this season? Are you finding it hard to pick a favorite or care about one tribe over the other? Are you glad the reward challenge and the immunity challenge are now separate?
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
My Tivo was set to record:
-How I Met Your Mother
-Dancing With The Stars
-The Biggest Loser
-So You Think You Can Dance
-America's Next Top Model
-Project Runway/Models of the Runway
-The Amazing Race
So you can see why I am a tad behind.
Out of these I have already stopped watching Survivor, Cougar Town, and Dancing With the Stars
*I was new to Survivor and I just couldn't get into it with that crazy Russell guy. I think this is a good reality show for guys though.
*Cougar Town had it's funny moments. I really liked the actor that played her son, but in a whole, I wasn't impressed, it's a pretty sleazy plot and I can't see it going anywhere.
*Dancing With The Stars is boring me. My two favorites are Louie and Mya. I still have them recording, and I just fast forward to the dances I like and then find out who gets kicked off online. I'm sorry, but most of these people are not stars!
The two new shows that I am really loving this season are Modern Family (There isn't one episode I haven't laughed outloud at. Plus the dad lives in Utah, gotta support the locals.)
and Flash Forward. It's pretty intense, and I like that it is giving me something to watch and bite my nails through, while I wait for Lost to come back on.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Survivor: Ben got the boot as the yellow tribe proved that Russell didn't rule outright after all. I was surprised that Russell went along with Jaison's plan to out Ben but after he opened his trap at tribal it was all over for him. I still fear Russell and thinks he has too much power over this tribe but I have to give him points for playing the game his own way. The purple tribe continued to dominate the challenges and with the sheer number of people they have over the yellow team I don't see that ending anytime soon. Shambo has all but signed her eviction notice if her team ever finds out about what she really thinks of them. On another note are you ready for them to go back to one reward challenge and one immunity challenge per episode? This whole one challenge thing makes things a little dull, unless of course you are on the purple tribe them you love it.
Amazing Race: This week we learned that Brian & Ericka have a good comeback in them, lets see if it continues next week. Only one of the poker girls carried her wait this week in my opinion but I liked them more then I have in the past. The Globetrotters came in first and I am okay with that. Mika and Canaan did a little dance for the water dragon that I would have loved to seen more of or seen how long it took them to figure out that's not how you get the clue. Then there was Lance that guy is crazy but I loved it when they couldn't find the stamp and were running around lost. The best part is that they were like this the whole episode and I really don't know how they didn't end up in last after this leg. No, that honor went to Marcy and Ron the only team not to choose the psychical detour and in the end they just couldn't keep up. I am sorry to see them go but there exit is no great surprise. Now lets talk about next week. Who do you think is going to loose their passports? My money is on Lance and Keri if judging by this week alone.
Okay that's enough out of me. I will update the site later with my thoughts on Flashforward, Glee, Modern Family and Cougar Town. Let me know if there are any other shows you would like me to review. Chances are I am watching it...at some point.
Monday, September 28, 2009
In Tokyo the teams had to go on a Japanese game show and swallow down a huge wasabi bomb that of course was on a roulette wheel. If they didn't get the wasabi then they got sushi (which to me would have been much worse then the wasabi) those teams that did get the wasabi had 2 minutes to eat it or risk thier luck on the wheel again. Once the teams had finished their wasabi bomb it was off to the streets of crowded Tokyo with a 20 game show audience members who they had to take to the pit stop. In the end, Maria and Tiffany came in last and without all their audience members. But in a twist that wasn't a shock it was a non-elimination round so they got a 2 hour penalty and the added speed bump the next leg.
The next leg was in Vietnam where the teams had to race on little wooden boats to a mud pit and them transfer mud to the roots of a tree before a local farmer would sign off and give them their next clue. Maria and Tiffany made quick work of the speed bump (which seemed way to easy by speed bump standards) and were back in the game. After the mud pit the teams race back to the mainland and one team member had to heard a group of unruly ducks over a small bridge and then back into their pen. A few teams (Sam/Dan, Zev/Justin, Gary/Matt) made quick work of this task but others (Garrett/Jessica, Brian/Ericka, Lance/Keri) seemed to have a hard time and the ducks quickly picked up on their frustrations. In the end Garrett and Jessica couldn't make up the time lost with the duck run and where eliminated and the end. Again I wasn't sad to see this team go either. Maybe that would have been different if we got to see more of them but what we did see didn't make them come off as a great team.
Now for the teams I like and their are a lot after the first episode. I really enjoy Zev and Justin and hope they make it all the way to end. My other teams to watch are the brothers Sam and Dan, the Harlem Globetrotters Herbert and Nathaniel, father and son Gary and Matt and dating couples Mika and Canaan and Marcy and Ron. And there you have it my top team picks after the first episode. Questions: Was the speed bump too easy? Could you have eaten the wasabi bomb in two minutes? Are you a Duck Whisperer? Who are your favorite teams?
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Below is Get Me Through December, one of my favorites from the CD.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
The movie starts by setting up the plot in a documentary like way. We learn that the aliens arrived in South Africa twenty years ago when their ship just stopped working. For 3 months the ship just hovered over the skies of Johannesburg with no activity of any kind until the humans cut their way into the ship to find the aliens malnourished and in very poor health. That is when District 9 is set up as a home for the aliens that over the twenty years becomes a slum and the residents of Johannesburg have had enough. Enter MNU tasked with evicting the aliens and moving them to a new home far away from the humans.
It is at this point that the movie really starts to take shape. We learn that MNU is more interested in the aliens weapons then their well being. The problem is the weapons are bio-engineered only to work for the aliens. Enter Wikus (the perfect fall guy should things go wrong), the man MNU has tasked with evicting the aliens who are called prawns in a derogatory way. While evicting the aliens Wikus comes across one alien who has developed an item that can help him and the other aliens get out of District 9 and return to their home planet. For the sake of those of you who have yet to see the movie I will leave it at that. Lets just say that things do not go as planned for either side.
The reason this movie worked for me is because it touched on so many aspects of human life. I have a feeling that if aliens where to show up on Earth they would be treated very much like those in District 9. There have been many comparisons of this movie to the apartheid in South Africa and that can not be ignored because these aliens really are treated like second class citizens who have little worth. In the end though the movie shows us what can happen if we can look past others differences and work together. District 9 is rated R, mainly for language and gory violence.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
The Ting Tings album, We Started Nothing. So many great songs. You will have heard a couple of them from the radio, but some of my favorites are the ones that they don't play. Fruit Machine, and Traffic Light are genius.
I would also recommend seeing them live if you get a chance. We went (for only 12 dollars a ticket by the way) and loved the show. My husband even loved it.
Check it out. I think you'll love it.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Brandon: Obviously amazing. Meticulous with his dancing. He can do anything it seems. He has an okay personality, but sometimes comes off as a bit cocky to me. Especially last night. But holy cow, his solo. Wow. If it were a competition for best dancer, I think he would win hands down. He is the runner up for me.
Jeanine: Amazing dancer, awesome personality. It seems like everyone loves her. Even Kat was saying how pleasant she was to have around. She seems so genuine. I think she has the total package to win this. This is who I voted for, and who I hope wins.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
- I guess it shows she does care a lot about Ed since she still loves him after those horrible tank tops and short shorts.
- Why was she sobbing when she let Kiptyn go? I get that it's hard, but if you are confident enough to get engaged to someone else, you wouldn't be acting like that I don't think. And I am sure ABC wanted to milk the Reid thing, but if I were Ed and saw the show, I would think "Hmm, maybe she just wants to get engaged, and isn't entirely sure about me."
I just know how sure I was when I got engaged to my husband. I would be sad to say goodbye to someone, but I sure as heck wouldn't be sobbing, and having to talk to someone else to help me decide. Although I can say that I have never been on a show like this, so maybe it's just a lot to take in.
- If Ed makes Jillian happy, and Jillian makes Ed happy, then good on them. I will still be utterly surprised if they end up really getting married. But you never know.
I am a tad conflicted about this show. I wish ABC wouldn't edit so much, and I feel like I don't really see what's going on. I also hate how cheesy they make it and how old people conveniently come back in the show. I get they have to make good t.v., but I feel like it's crossing into soap opera territory. I'm not sure if I will keep watching it. Can't wait for my fall shows to come back and I am loving SYTYCD and am excited I get to watch it in the Fall too!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
- Ellen! I think she should always be on the show.
- The last three dances.
- I agreed with Nigel that it felt a little flat up until the army number. I think they are all just getting adjusted to dancing with a new partner.
My favorite solo of the night was Jeanine's.
My guesses for the bottom two's are:
But honestly, I'm really bad at guessing who will be going home. So really, I have no idea. I do think that all of the dancers are amazing though.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
It was okay. I liked Kayla's extension in her legs. I also thought Evan did pretty well. But it didn't get me excited.
Ade & Janette's Dance:
Okay, so week after week I notice this with Janette and always forget to mention it. Janette needs to close her mouth when she dances. It looks like she's catching flies. Obviously that's not a huge deal, but something I notice almost every time she dances. As for the dance it was fun, and had a lot of good elements, but I can't put my finger on just why I didn't love it. I wonder if I was excited for a Tabitha and Napoleon dance, and it wasn't as outstanding as the others. I couldn't tell if I was just bummed about the dance or the dancers.
Jeanine & Jason's Dance:
Wow, it was really good. I really thought the chemistry was there. I think Jeanine is a fantastic dancer. And I think Jason showed a great side of his dancing. I loved the use of the necklace. I really loved the dance, my favorite of the night.
Randi & Kupono's Dance:
I thought it could have been better. I just didn't really connect to it. I don't think the chemistry was there as much as it should have been. I basically thought. Hmm, it was fine.
Melissa & Brandon's Dance:
Fun. Well danced. Seems like no matter who Brandon is with he does well. I have always been a fan of Melissa's and her lines are to die for.
I have no idea who be in bottom tomorrow. Any ideas? Tonight was just okay for me. Maybe it's because last week was so good, that I was comparing the two. I always love the show though. Feelings? Thoughts?
Monday, July 13, 2009
Oh man I like this guy. I seriously don't blame him for not giving her "enough". She was pestering him to tell her he loved her, and say he would move, and everything else. He's probably like "Whoa! Slow down, why are we talking marriage after only a couple of weeks?"
It's like she has to have a proposal or nothing. Maybe she should have stopped with all the making out and found one guy to start a relationship with from the start, so it wouldn't feel like these guys have to decide within three dates.
Also ABC is sneaky.. they made it sound like it was Reid who had the problem in the bedroom.. which brings me to the next date with..
Ed.. E. D. (cough.. er Erectial Dysfunction.. I'm just saying it might have been a sign it was him ;)
Oh man, I have so much to say about Ed. I have always liked him. But I saw a couple of red flags last night..
1. Why was he wearing that heinous tank top and no wonder he had problems down there with those teeny tiny shorts. I don't know if that's a new style for guys, but ehhh.. I'm just not digging it.
2. (and more importantly) Why isn't he looking at her in the eyes when he talks to her? Seriously if you go back and watch it again, you will notice there was minimal eye contact. And call me crazy, but I would need some of that.
I think the thing she likes so much about Ed, is that he is saying he loves her and would propose. And you can't force things in a relationship. Sometimes you just have to let them happen. (Unfortunately my cable cut out on the alone time in the suite but I was caught up and it sounds like a horrible thing to have to talk about on t.v.)
I bet in a classic ABC twist Reid will come back and tell her everything she wants to hear. I also think Kiptyn is going to lay it on the line for her. He's Just Not That Into You. Theories? Ideas?
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
There was something about that dance that moved me. It was danced beautifully. The expressions on their faces were perfect. I don't know if it's because I have known people with serious addictions, but this dance was just right.
My favorite girl is Jeanine. I don't know if she is the best dancer. But I think she has the whole package. She dances beautifully and I love how she gets into her characters. I would love to see her and Brandon do a Mia Michaels and blow us all out of the water.
As for tonight my prediction is that Caitlin and Jason are going home. Do I think they're good dancers? Yes. Do I think they are as on the same level as everyone else? I don't think so. (Ha, I just sounded like Mary Murphy.)
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I think Reid is charming. He likes her, she likes him. I'm not sure if he can make up his own mind without questioning everything. I fear they would get into a relationship and it wouldn't last too long. I thought they were cute on their trip around the city. And I do have to give Jillian honorable mention for pulling off that teeny tiny little outfit. She has a rockin' body.
Love Ed. I think his whole thing with him coming back was staged, but I don't care. I like him. I like how funny he is, and I like that he teases. You have to laugh in a relationship. I think out of all the guys he would be the one to most likely stick with Jill for a longer term relationship. But I'm not sure if I can hear those wedding bells.
Heavily edited. But no one can deny that he's a douche. He was acting ridiculous. No wonder she was crying. I love how he tried to hang out over night with her though. He didn't seem shocked when she sent him to the taxi.
The rose ceremony:
NO shock Wes was the one leaving. What was with his comment about having a lot of sex? Awkward much? When he left I was afraid he was going to be rude to her, but he was nice enough to her face. It seemed like they edited his phrase of "The first guy to the top four with a girlfriend." It almost seemed like he said something different. And apparently the girls in Spain are going to get to know him.. so maybe this Laurel is more of a booty call back home? I think he's a douche and I think ABC made him out to be the typical King Douche-ing-ton the Third. I'm just glad he's gone.
The up-coming previews:
Monday, June 29, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
But the two dancers I look forward to seeing every week are Melissa and Ade. They dance each routine given to them beautifully. I also felt pretty bad for Karla, because I think she was dancing right and Jonathan was lost and that messed her up. I haven't fallen in love with that couple though. For some reason I don't love Jonathan or his dancing.
My predictions for the bottom three tonight are:
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Then it was snow shoeing with a group date. This date seemed fun, she and Kiptyn got cozy (as usual) They definitely seem to have the physical chemistry down pat. He gets the rose on the date.
Then they had a rose ceremony and she sent home Tanner (um yeah finally) and Jake. It was obvious that Jake wasn't exactly her cup of tea, and she didn't want to string him along by visiting his hometown and then cutting him. Which is nice. Plus, let's be honest.. Jake was a tad cheesy. I don't think he means to be, but some of the things he says are a little too Hallmark-ee for my taste and apparently Jillian's as well.
The only other thing to note is Wes is being a douche. But let's be honest people. No one is out right that weird and mean to the camera. Here's what he's doing (I think it's safe to say) his manager probably told him he needed to me memorable. So he has to play the bad guy to get us all to remember him. I seriously doubt he really is just a bad guy. I mean obviously he shouldn't have gone on the show, but Jillian won't pick him so I'm not too worried about it. And ABC is in heaven with the plot and ratings so I guess everyone wins. Jillian knows how the show can be. And she will figure it out and there will be drama, etc..
It looks like Ed will be coming back at some point, and someone has some issues on the overnight dates coming up.. seems odd they are even addressing that, and it seems like whoever the guy is.. is going to have his dating life ruined when the shows over. Classic ABC. Don't get me wrong.. I watch the show.. so I am contributing to the ratings.. I just wish they would chill on all the hoopla. Just my two cents.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Star Trek: A reboot of a classic sci-fi series that I must say I never got into. That has all changed with the retelling of the crew of the USS Enterprise. We learn why and how the crew of the ship came to be there and what makes each of them tick. There are also lots of shout outs (I am told) to previous Star Trek shows for those who are not new to the series. A great summer popcorn movie that is really enjoyed best on the big screen.
Up: This may be the best movie of the year, it defiantly is so far. The story is king in Up and the animation is amazing. If you don't have a tear in your eyes during the first 10 minutes of the movie you may want to have your heart checked. And yes I know it is "just" a cartoon but really this movie has so much heart and developed characters that you really don't realize that it is a cartoon. Plus it is full of adventure, really it has something for everyone.
Friday, June 19, 2009
- Jillian needs to take it easy on the alcohol. On the snowmobiling date I was cracking up. She could hardly form sentences. When she asked Kiptyn if he liked her, it just made me laugh. If you have ever been around a drunk person, this is exactly what they sound like. Don't get me wrong, tip back a few, but don't get sloppy drunk. I just think she's a tiny girl, and probably can't hold that much alcohol. But to be fair, it looked like they had all had a lot to drink.
- Ed's gone. I loved Ed. But he will most likely come back as a surprise. I really can't blame him, it's not like he had any assurance she was going to pick him in the end, and his job is important too. Especially in this economy.
- I like Reid. I like Kiptyn. As for the rest of the guys, I am feeling sort of blah. At this point, I am wondering if any guys really have a girlfriend, or if Tanner just ran his mouth. And why isn't she cutting more guys?? This is feeling like it's taking forever!
So You Think You Can Dance:
- The night was okay, but wasn't as good as last week. My favorite dance was Sonya's Jazz Routine. It featured Melissa and Ade (two of my favorite dancers)
- My favorite girls at the moment are Melissa and Kayla
- BOO! I really, really liked Ashley. So far this season I haven't agreed with who they cut on the girls. It was a tough elimination considering all of the girls were strong dancers, but I think Ashley did better on her dance the night before than Caitlin. Oh well I still like Caitlin, and think she will do well.
- I kind of figured Max would leave, I agreed with that decision.