That perfectly expresses my feelings during the Gauntlet III this week. No lie, I sit there with my computer and take notes, and those are the exact words I wrote down. I will explain...
WTF- on Tori saying she isn't going to compete in the Gauntlet.
OMG (puke)- Could Melinda's loss be anymore dramatic? Her crying, Johanna crying, Danny swooping in to save her. And what is with all the couples?! Danny/Melinda, Frank/Jillian, Brad/Tori, Bananas/Casey, Ev/Brook, Derek/Paula, anyone else?
WTF- on voting MJ into the Gauntlet. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! No doubt that Nehemiah should have gone in. He totally lost it for the Rookies. As I was watching it though, they are getting ready to announce who is going in and they go to a commercial break (as usual), and I literally wrote down 'commercial breaks are never a good sign.' I'll say it again. WTF.
Noooo! To MJ losing, of course. First of all, I love him. Second of all, I despise Frank. And third, the rookies no longer stand a chance. They might as well have the finale next week. Ridiculous.
Side note: Evan, I love you. You were a God this challenge.
Charlotte Staples Lewis = C.S. Lewis who wrote The Chronicles of Narnia
Daniel Faraday = Michael Faraday was a 19th-century pioneer of electromagnetism (pictured)
George Minkowski (guy on the boat who Jack first spoke to, and Miles tries to contact) = Howard Minkowski is a German mathematician said to be the first to introduce the concept of “space time”
Matthew Abaddon (the man behind the mission) = 'abaddon' is a biblical term meaning "guardian of the abyss"
Miles Straume = 'maelstrom' is a word for a large, powerful, or violent whirlpool, or a restless, disordered, or tumultuous state of affairs (Dictionary.com). And by the way, anyone see a resemblence between him and the guy from the Dharma orientaion films?
CRISTIÁN DE LA FUENTE & CHERYL BURKE - Coming into her fifth season, Cheryl has won twice. She has had bad partners in the past (i.e. Wayne ‘the Pain’ Newton, pictured), and we all know how this show feels about models (Albert Reed, Josie Maran, Paulina Porizkova, Shandi Finnessey, etc.).
SHANNON ELIZABETH & DEREK HOUGH –This is only his second season, but with choreography skills second only to his little sis, this guy has a shot at the mirror ball trophy.
STEVE GUTTENBERG & ANNA TREBUNSKAYA – Anna was with my main man Albert Reed last season, and even though they went home early, I thought they were great. Besides, Steve’s got the whole short, goofy, guy thing going for him. On Oprah today, she asked if he felt out of his league, and he replied, “Yeah, I thought I was going to be on the Bachelor.” Oh, Stevey.
PENN JILLETTE & KYM JOHNSON – Kym was a runner-up with Joey back in season 4 (pictured), but I am predicting Penn will be more like this season’s version of Wayne Newton or Billy Ray.
MARIO & KARINA SMIRNOFF – Karina was runner-up with current boyfriend Mario Lopez back in season 3, and this Mario should have some dancing chops with all those soulful R&B videos, no?
MARLEE MATLIN & FABIAN SANCHEZ – Hmm fresh meat. Fabian is a newbie to DWTS, so we will see what happens…
PRISCILLA PRESLEY & LOUIS VAN AMSTEL - I have never seen a season with Louis on it, but this is supposedly his fourth stint on the show. Also, Priscilla claims she has been wanting to do the show for years. Will her drive be enough?
MONICA SELES & JONATHAN ROBERTS – Jonathon stayed on for far too long with Marie Osmond last season, but now he has a taste for the finals.
JASON TAYLOR & EDYTA SLIWINSKA – This is one hot match up (sorry that picture is fuzzy). We all know Edyta is gorgeous, but I saw Jason today on Oprah and he is fine. Plus, she is the only pro to have danced on all six seasons.
MARISSA JARET WINOKUR & TONY DOVOLANI – I thought Tony’s dancing last season with Dr.Quinn was boring, so hopefully Tracy Turnblad can help him get his groove back.
KRISTI YAMAGUCHI & MARK BALLAS – This might be a pair to beat. Mark was paired with Sabrina Bryan last season, who went home way too early, and athletes tend to do well in this competition (i.e. Apollo, Laila, Helio, etc.).
Who do you think will take home that gaudy mirror ball trophy? Comment below...
(photos courtesy southie3 at flickr.com)
Ryan was right. Tonight was the night for big Gauntlet battles. Let’s just start with the battle of all battles, the woman’s gauntlet.
First of all, the vets ‘lost’, which we will get to in a moment, and the two to go in…(que dramatic MTV commercial break)… Coral and Beth (gasp!). This really was the Gauntlet of the century and Ryan was right about another thing, people in America did want to see that. Beth and Coral are HUGE Challenge players, like legends, so for them to have to go head to head, and with the possibility of Coral actually losing (!) was even better. If Beth, the evil clown lady, had won, I would have cried. I think Evan (my main man) said it best, “No grandmothers allowed on the challenge.”
Before I move on to the dramatic male Gauntlet, just a few comments on the actual challenges.
1. Vet boys, as much as I hate you throwing missions, and as much as I know it will come back to bite you in the ass eventually, way to play it off really well (me being sarcastic). Evan screaming, Danny running in circles, all of you laughing at each other; when those girls catch on, they will literally kill you (especially your 8th man Ev).
2. Poor rookie girls. In that second challenge, you really sucked it up. I know they weighed 25 pounds, but it looked like you weren’t even trying! That was sad to watch.
Now, on to the most devastating Gauntlet of the season- the rookie male Gauntlet- We knew from the beginning that it would end up being Derek and Ryan in there (MTV is so good at foreshadowing), and when they picked Sliders as the game, I knew my boy was doomed. While I agree that Ryan was the right one to go in (Derek said himself earlier that it wasn’t a personal game anymore, but then wants to keep his bff? Sweet, but no thanks.), I never, ever, ever wanted him to win! Now the rookies seriously have no chance against the vets. It is their Nehemiah, MJ, Frank, and Ryan, versus vet powerhouses like CT, Evan, Kenny, Brad, and Danny. Good luck.
Now, as depressing as Derek leaving is for all of us, especially Paula (another couple goodbye, how precious. Puke.), here is a deleted scene courtesy MTV.com to give us hope. Maybe there are some bug eating missions Ryan can dominate…
That’s Amore, MTV, Sunday, March 2nd 10/9central
Those guys over at VH1 and MTV make the best reality shows, do they not? They are the originals, after all. From Real World to Charm School to Laguna to Tila Tequila and back again, these people are genius! And their newest show, That’s Amore with Domenico from Tila Tequila’s A Shot at Love, is going to be the next big hit! I remember watching A Shot at Love saying that they had to give that guy his own show- he is hilarious! With help from A Shot at Love’s crazy cowboy, Ashley, the Italian stallion will hope to find his one true American sweetheart from a group of 15 girls.
Check out the trailer from MTV.com
Tonight on the season finale of Dance War (How do we feel about the Team Bruno win? Told you that Zach kid would win!), they announced the twelve celebrities that will be dancing their ways into our homes (and our hearts) on the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars.
Drum roll please…
ADAM CAROLLA – TV and radio personality. Most famous for The Man Show and Loveline.
MONICA SELES (pictured) - Tennis champ.
CRISTIÁN DE LA FUENTE – Spanish TV Star. One of People’s ’50 Most Beautiful.’
STEVE GUTTENBERG – Actor. My favorite would have to be Three Men And A Baby.
MARIO - Singer and actor.
PRISCILLA PRESLEY (pictured) – Elvis’ wife. Oh yeah, and she is an actress and producer now too.
MARLEE MATLIN – won Best Actress Oscar at age 21 for her role in Children of a Lesser God.
JASON TAYLOR - Miami dolphins defensive end.
PENN JILLETTE- One-half of the famous illusionist team Penn & Teller.
MARISSA JARET WINOKUR - The original "Tracy Turnblad.”
SHANNON ELIZABETH (pictured)- Actress/model. Most known for American Pie.
KRISTI YAMAGUCHI - figure skater.
The show airs on Mondays and Tuesdays (Monday at 8/7 central, Tuesdays at 9/8 central, don’t ask me why they do that). This season is getting dramatic though; while the first week is a freebie again, two couples will be eliminated in the second week instead of one (dun dun duuun). I have to say, I’m not too impressed with the lineup this year (I mean how can you beat Dr.Quinn, Albert Reed, Sabrina Bryan, Wayne Newton…). Half the people I don’t know, but if I had to throw out a guess, I think Shannon Elizabeth will go home early, and Steve Guttenberg has the opportunity to win it all. According to Jimmy Kimmel, the show has something against good-looking people, and the winner is always a short goofy guy.
Dancing with the Stars, ABC, Monday, March 17, 8/7 central
Our favorite reality competition is retuning in March, but who'll be doing the tango this season?
Don't get me wrong- there are a lot of dumb reality shows that I love (i.e. Dancing with the Stars, The Hills, Laguna, Real World, the list goes on...), but some of these are just ridiculous. Most of the really bad ones just have dumb concepts, but this one also has a dumb name...
Drum roll please...
The Pussycat Dolls Presents: Girlicious
Don’t be fooled- this is not a search for another Doll (how many girls are in that group anyway?), but instead, it is creating a whole separate girl group, Girlicious. The ‘new’ group supposedly has a ‘new look, new sound, and whole new attitude’ (that’s why the Pussycat Dolls are sponsoring them I guess). Hosted by the ever so talented Mark McGrath, choreographer and Doll-maker Robin Antin is using her creative eye to sift through the 15 contestants and choose the ones to make up her ‘original’ girl group.
If you are bored and watch to check it out it premieres Monday, Feb 18, at 9/8 central on the CW.
(photo courtesy joeltelling at flickr.com)
So this married (now seperated) couple comes on the show accusing each other of lieing, among other things. Elizabeth says her husband, Matt, is a pathological liar, con man, and alcoholic. He says he is a doctor, has a huge house in Florida, his father died three weeks ago, and he has cancer, all of which may (or, more likely, may not) be true. Matt says Elizabeth is a sociopath and accuses her of having inappropriate sexual relations with her son.
Hold on, it gets better.
Randy and Rhonda are a married couple and friends of Matt's. They have taken him into their home and are helping him deal with his 'final phase' (because of the 'cancer'). And by 'dealing,' they mean letting him sleep in their bed with them. Or sometimes just sleeping with Rhonda, while Randy sleeps in a seperate room.
The best part is, this Matt fellow kept yelling at Dr.Phil, saying things like, "Whatever, it is your show... It is for entertainment... You are obviously on my wife's side... You have more money than me...I'll leave right now...I didn't come on here to get attacked" (that was when the audience was laughing at him, oops). At one point, he even told the Doc that he would give up custody of his two daughters and just let him adopt them. Whaaa?
Psychos? Yes. Worst part is Elizabeth and Matt are currently battling for custody of the two girls. They took lie detector tests, but I'm not sure how all that turned out (I am at work, afterall). Check out all the details, including a helpful tipsheet on how not to get 'conned', at Dr.Phil's website.
(photo courtesy greggoconnell at flickr.com)
Get out your calendars and mark it down-
Last episode (#7) of Lost airs on March 13, and it will return on April 24. Damon Lindelof, the show's mastermind, advises us to "hold on to [our] hats."
Speaking of Lost, there is no doubt you have heard of the famed bermuda triangle of love that is Jack-Kate-Sawyer, but what about Jawyer? Yeah, you heard me. This is one of many Jawyer videos you can find on youtube, and they are all just hilarious. Brilliant editing by lostaway! Happy Valentine's Day!
Another brilliant quote from Kenny (I love him).
Who went home: Janelle and Zach
What made me smile:
1. Kenny, Eric, Coral, and Evan trying to get Eric into that life jacket.
2. MJ running up in the sand, blond locks blowing in the wind (I’ve been waiting to see one of my Philly boys – him or Landon- back on a challenge!). He has great potential, but hopefully, he steps it up in the challenges and shaves his head (ala Zach).
What made me want to puke:
1. Danny and Melinda. Please put them in the Guantlet ASAP, because I’m betting that if they go in, they will lose, and thus, go home.
2. Frank and Jillian. Good lord, you two are annoying. And dramatic. Geez, I thought Frank was going to have a seizure when she was in the Gauntlet.
What made me sad:
1. Zach going home. I think he had a lot of potential to be a good player, and to be one of those fun guys that are staples to the show (i.e. Evan, Kenny, Bananas, etc.). I would have been much happier had Frank left.
2. Evan plotting with Kenny. I know you need to ‘trim the fat,’ but leave all that bashing up to CT (I already dislike him…).
Who was totally blown away by Peyton kissing Lucas at the end of the episode? (Not me.) Now, who was totally blown away by Lucas kissing her back? (Me!) And then, who was completely and totally blown away by Lucas proposing the Lindsey in the final moments? (Me! Me! Me!) While I used to be a Leyton hater, now I’m totally rooting for them. Move over Lindsey.
Here are some notes to the other Tree Hillers:
Mouth: Thank you for dumping the cougar and giving us back the guy we all know and love! Now go get that Milli…Haley: Puh-lease give Nathan a break! If you only knew how good he was being!
Quinton: Thank you, thank you, thank you for punching K-Fed.
Nathan: Keep those lights off and curtains closed. If you cheat on Haley (or me) with that slutty nanny I will die.
Slut (she is not good enough to be called by her real name): Back off
(photo courtesy boymeetswurld at flickr.com)
People, people, people- you NEED to be watching this show! The citizens of Knights Ridge need you right now. So far, there is no news on any new episodes for the show or another season. I can’t imagine ending my love affair with Nick Garrett and Eddie Latekka right now, so seriously, I’m begging you! Monday, ABC, 9/8 central. Be there or be square.
Was I the only one ecstatic to be reunited with the Walkers on Sunday night? Where did that come from? No new episodes for weeks, and then BAM!, a solid episode. I only wish ABC had done more promos so this lovely little family would have had more viewers tune in.
I’m totally rooting for Sarah and Steven Weber (the guy from Wings), but I don’t know how much longer I can handle their playful banter. Hopefully this relationship will progress a little in the new episodes.
I’m also overjoyed to see Lena go- hopefully this is the last we see of the little troublemaker.
But the big question this week is what we think of the Kevin-Scotty-Jason Triangle (not really a triangle, just two rays pointing out from Kevin in the center). While Jason is obviously the hunkier of the two, I’m feelin’ Scotty at the moment, and so is Kevin. But seriously, how long do you think that will last? Feel free to weigh in on your feelings in the comments below…
So, I'm kind of a nerd and look at Lost stuff online- blogs, theories, videos, pictures, etc. This is my way to pay homage to the brilliance of all my fellow fans out there.
Friday Night Lights
What do you think about this 'new' show? Feel free to comment below....
This is my brand-new blog about all things television. It is true, I am addicted to TV. I hear admitting you have a problem is the first step.
This blog is my outlet to vent about all my favorite (and not-so-favorite) television programs. Hopefully this will keep me from talking to my friends about it all the time (they are started to get annoyed I think).
There is nothing I loathe more than this current writer's strike. Here are a few of my favorite shows that are currently showing new episodes:
One Tree Hill
Rob & Big
The Gauntlet III