TARnation!

It’s been a while … so here are some observations after this latest episode of The Amazing Race. I know a lot of people don’t like the bowling moms, because they lied to the father-daughter team about needing to get their money exchanged at the airport. However, having watched every episode of every season of this show, I believe that lies and misinformation are a perfectly acceptable tactic when racing. Heck, I would never take the advice of a competing team without double-checking that info with a neutral third party.. . . Read More!

Reality Check

So TiVo, sweet TiVo, didn’t get the last ten minutes of Joe Schmo 2. All of the ads say that it will start at 11:15 on Monday nights … so of course, TiVo records from 11:05 to 12:05. Bad TiVo! We’ve seen most of the episode … the whole inclusion of Ingrid, the new player Amanda, and so on. But we haven’t seen the wick-lighting ceremony, and we don’t know who gets evicted. So please, no spoilers! I like what they decided to do with Ingrid, and I think she’ll. . . Read More!

Oh What a Beautiful Morning

Last night, I tortured Scott and watched the four hour presentation of Oklahoma! on PBS. It’s part of the Great Performances series, and starred Hugh Jackman as Curley. Yes, that’s right. Hugh Jackman. (And when I hear that name, my brain automatically turns it into Huge Ackman.) The man has a fantastic singing voice. It was a pretty good show, but an eerie experience for me. I haven’t seen a production of Oklahoma! since the one I was actually in, some dozen-plus years ago. So all of the dialog was. . . Read More!

So…

Letterman’s kid was born. They named him Harry. Scott hears this and says: “So that means Leno is going to go over to their house and try to kill them all, but he’ll just leave baby Harry with a lightning-bolt scar on his forehead.” Glad I wasn’t trying to drink anything at the time. Read More!

"Reality" TV

Spike TV. Television made for men, but awesome enough for a woman. We watched an episode of Joe Schmo tonight. What a great reality show … I wonder why nobody ever did it before. It’s a staged reality show: every contestant is an actor, except for one. There’s one guy who thinks he’s actually in a game, on a show, for real. Scott and I are hooked. Had a meeting/rehearsal thingy for The Lost Folio this evening. I feel like I’ve been in some sort of Shakespeare immersion for the. . . Read More!

Fashionable Reality

We just finished watching this week’s episode of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Scott and I discussed that it’s quite possibly the most supportive and kind show on TV. Once again, it looked like the straight guy in question was on the verge of tears when it came time to bid the Fab 5 goodbye. That’s just so sweet! Coming up on Friday, the new season of TLC’s What Not to Wear begins. The old male host, Wayne, is replaced by a new guy, Clinton Kelly. Thank goodness they’ve. . . Read More!

Who Will Be… YOUR… American Idol?

Clay did absolutely lovely tonight. Here, There and Everywhere is one of my favorite Beatles songs. Plus his Bridge Over Troubled Water was absolutely fantastic. But both Scott and I got the feeling, from the writing and production, that the producers want us to vote for Ruben. So I’ll be interested to see tomorrow’s results. Best comments of the night come from Randy Jackson: “You blew your brains out with that song, man. You sang your face off.” Oooh, double ouch. In other news, we went to see The Matrix:. . . Read More!

TiVo-a-go-go

We’ve turned on the setting on our TiVo that lets it record shows it thinks we’d like, based on things we’ve already recorded and watched. Today’s TiVo report: 1. Homekeepers with Read More!

Reality Check

I’m just now catching up on my reality TV from vacation. I did manage to see Survivor last Thursday night, and all I can say to that is, “you go girls!” Meanwhile… American Idol: Wildcard Show — so 4 more hopeful kids will move on to the finals. And not all of the wildcards are from the finals; a couple of them made the quarterfinals but weren’t selected for the semifinals. An interesting twist, which injects a hearty helping of “meh” into the contest. With most of the QF-not-SF kids,. . . Read More!