Friday, January 29, 2010

The Biggest Loser (Week 4)

This week was a dramatic one. The red team continued to deny throwing the last two weigh ins. And then they win immunity. The green team falls below the yellow line, and Migdalia leaves.

Here's my thinking on these two teams. The green team comes from a culture where they have to show they are strong and just as good as anyone else. They seem to want to prove to everyone and themselves that they don't need anyone. So I can see why it's hard for the other's to connect with them.

Now, I'm not saying they are perfect little angels, I just think a lot of where the fights are coming from is in the language barrier and they are feeling attacked. But I agreed that Migdalia should go home, just because she stopped wanting to be there, and I think a lot of her wanting to leave was that so she could see her husband before he left the country.

Now on to the controversial red team. Can't stand Melissa. Just can't. I know they are trying to paint her as the bad guy. But I just think she is bizarre. And was obviously lying. It's sad because she just doesn't seem genuine at all, and she keeps making a fool out of herself.

I think they got in over their head after Jillian and Bob called her on throwing the weigh ins and then she wanted to defend herself, and it just went South after that. And her husband just seems out of the loop and it's nice he wants to stand by her, but they're on the show to lose weight, so just do it.

Also it was bull that the red team thought the green team could lose the weight. One more lie to add to their stack of lies. Obviously the gray team was the team to choose, they just wanted them on their side.

Anyway, until next week. Go team gray!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Amazing Race 16 Cast

The newest season of The Amazing Race kicks off on February 14th. Click here to learn about all the teams and pick your favorites and your not so favorites.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Biggest Loser (Week Three)

This week it was student/teacher week. Meaning one of each couple had to be a teacher, who teaches the student (the other person). The student doesn't get to train with the trainers. Only the teachers do, and who then pass it onto the students.

The pink team won who got to pick who on each team would be the student and who would be the teacher. And then for the immunity challenge the gray team won. They not only got immunity, but they could pick one team to swap who was student and who was teacher. They chose the white team.

And the white team was who ended up below the yellow line. The red team however should have been who they picked, because the wife clearly threw the weigh in. There was some heated discussion, because she wouldn't fess up to it. It's just sad, because you could tell she was obviously lying. They ended up sending Maria from the white team home, because she asked for them to keep her son.

This week I thought the pink team acted like ditzes. The red team was a little shady. The green team struggled, but I think a lot of it has to do with their culture, and how tough they are.

My favorites right now are the gray team and the black team. Sam and Koli from the gray team seem to have the right attitude about this, and I love how they work out, and then smack each other around.

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Biggest Loser (Week 2)

The red team won immunity. The white team had a hard week. (and a black eye) But the purple team was the team to fall below the yellow line. Which means Patti got the axe.

It seemed like she was pretty well liked by the group. I still haven't found a favorite team. The red team seem like they might stir up some drama. We'll have to see. Any favorites yet?

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Biggest Loser (Couples)

In the first show we find two teams being eliminated after a challenge. The yellow team and the blue team. They are being sent home for 30 days to lose weight and then face off against each other. Who ever wins, gets to come back to the ranch. I think I am pulling for the yellow team on this one.

I have to say I like this idea. Get the people who maybe didn't try as hard as the others, or had a harder time. And make them workout hard to get back to the ranch.

The green team won immunity. They seem like fireballs, and seem to be pretty motivated. After a week of working out, the teams got together to weigh in. We see that the twin brother, brown team falls below the line. And everyone decides to send James home. It's the same decision I would make. The guy had bad knees and I think his brother will go further in the competition.

It proved to be a good decision when it's revealed at home he has lost 100 pounds in two month. Wow, for being at home and doing that. I have to give the guy props.

I think this seems like an interesting group of people. I don't really have any front running favorites right now. But I like how hard everyone is working.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Better Off Ted

Are you still not watching Better Off Ted? Shame on you! You are missing one of the funniest 30 minutes on TV. Feel free to catch up here or here or set a season pass on your Tivo. Now you really have no excuse not to watch, so you better be watching.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Eric's Top 10 Movies of 2009

My favorite movie of 2009 was...Star Trek. As Caity said about 500 Days of Summer; Star Trek was just my kind of movie. It kept me entertained from beginning to end and even brought be back to the the theater for seconds, and thirds...and well you get the point.

Biggest disappointment of 2009...Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. I just expected this movie to be so much better.

My ten favorites from 2009...

1. Star Trek- Best reboot of any movie franchise every (Sorry James Bond). I can't wait for the next one.

2. Up- This movie had the most heart and the most original story of any movie this year. It just happened to be in cartoon form, which I think just adds to its greatness.

3. The Hangover- I have been informed that this is the ultimate boy movie. That may be true but it had me laughing throughout. It might have been rude and crude but it was also very funny and touching. Just like life can be.

4. 500 Days of Summer- "This is a story of boy meets girl" and you would be hard pressed to find a better story. The way this story is told (out of order) is great as is the cast, especially the two leads.

5. The Blind Side- Another movie with a lot of heart and the fact that it's based on a true story makes it that much better. Sandra Bullock is great in this movie and really shows off that she can act.

6. District 9- The second sci-fi movie to make my list this year. I liked that this movie was not afraid to make humans the bad guys and aliens the victims. Yet at the same time you are rooting for both sides.

7. State of Play- A great thriller that isn't all about action (not that there's anything wrong with that). Here the plot is king and the twist and turns are every which way. It kept me thinking all the way to the end.

8. Sherlock Holmes- Who knew that adding a bunch of action to a literary classic would be so much fun?

9. The Proposal- This movie was just silly fun. Plus you get to see (and laugh out loud with) the always enjoyable Betty White.

10. Avatar- This is a last minute addition to the list. I kept going back and forth on this movie because of it's long running time (3 hours) and somewhat predictable story (It reminded me of an old western, only set on a different planet). But the visual achievements were enough to sway me to give it the number 10 spot. It really is a feast for the eyes and the best movie I have seen in 3D. The TV spots do not do this movie justice.