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Losing Atlanta

Bad news fans: I wrote out a whole post on RH of Atlanta and then boom.. my computer (or my fingers) deleted it all.

Undo and Redo refused to help.

Maybe later this weekend I will rewatch the show and write another posts. Arg!!


October 30, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Out of the Womb.. On to the Runway

“The Models seem bitchy. I’m sure they didn’t walk out of the womb onto the runway” – Some ANTM model.



I like that quote. I have no idea who said it. Some mousy looking girl, but I don’t know her name. I don’t any of the names of the model in this “Cycle”. What’s with that? Why don’t I know any of their names? Are they just not picking strong personalities, or do I suffer from ANTM Apathy. You guess.

Here comes Andre Leon Talley. What’s he have on? And why?

Why is Zac Posen doing this show, by the way?

These real models are being really bitchy to the ANTM models which makes me think that is part of the plan.

I love when these girls do a talking head about what a great walker they are, and then the edit shows them trip, or someone comment about how bad they are.

Question: Do we really need both Ms. J and 3 named Talley.  I will take Ms. J instead.

I knew it was a test! Ms. J just said all the “real” models were acting! So obvious.

Anne, who has been named on top for 5 weeks, is lacking confidence and it is showing in her runway walk. I wonder how many times she will have to win before she gets some confidence!

LOOK! It’s Noted Fashion Photographer Nigel the Barker.. I mean Nigel Barker!  It looks like they are going to roller skate, but Orange Hair isn’t happy about that! (Orange is good on cats… not in people). Looks like there is a kiss coming up and Orange head is gay and upset.  Looks like she was assaulted when she was young and she is scared of kissing a man. She is flashing back. Is it rude that all I can focus on is that lock of her orange hair sticking straight up. Mr. J is going to help her.  However that hair is still sticking straight up.

Barker is on! and Orange head did okay! go Orange!

Super short hair is on now. Nigel is upset that all Supershort did was laugh. He is pissed! Go Barker!

Is someone named Esther? Whoever she is… she’s horrible! Drecktitude..Nigel says.

Jane! I only know her name as they just flashed on the screen. I think she fell alot. As did white head.

Anna the no confidence tall chick is upset. She’s too tall! Too awkward!  Falling! Now she is crying. How tall is she? 7 feet?

Mr. J says she is afraid of failing and looking like a fool. Raise your hand if that sounds like familiar!


Just had an ad for a new Russell Crowe movie. No idea what it is about: Someone is in prison. Russell is drawing a circle on map and tells someone he has no choice. “I had no choice but to draw that circle!!!”

Now we are at the model house. Orange hair is telling about her attack. She was assaulted for a year and a half. White hair says she will be okay because she is strong.  Orange hair (Kayla!) said she feels better.

(Note: I am not making light of this woman’s abuse. I just hate it when these realities shows show things like this for the shock of it all. This is a serious series of abuse this woman went though. A conversation with Mr. J and then her housemates isn’t going to take care of her mental status. But hey at least Tyra can pat herself on the back for addressing sexual abuse, I guess)

Now.. Judges table!

It’s three name, Tyra, Noted Fashion Photographer and Zac Posen as the judges.

Tyra and Zac are both wearing green! Exciting!

Jane is first…Zac said there was a magic moment there. They liked her.

Here’s Supershort: She’s laughing. Will Nigel go off at judges panel? He did! He called her irritating! She’s crying.. thinking of her daughter. That’s her purity.. Tyra say. WHAT?? Whatever

Chris: Really good. Why does chris look so well on film but looks like a mess in real life. She doesn’t look like the same person.

Here comes Anne: Oh no..  Horrid! Fear isn’t endearing, says Nigel the Barker.

Kayla.. Orange head. Will her abuse come out again? Nope!

White hair now:  started a mess and got better. need flirtation.

Esther: whooo bad!A mess!

Who will go home?

Best pic: Chris!

Jane, Chelsea (white hair), Kayla (orange head) and Super short are safe.

So it’s down to Anne and Esther.

I can’t see them sending Anne home after having best pic 5 times in a row.

Anne is in… Esther’s a goner! Toodles…

I won’t miss her,…. I didn’t even remember her!


Oh look.. They are going international soon. To Italy… who would have guessed that one?!?!! Everyone!

October 27, 2010 Posted by | ANTM, Bad TV | 2 Comments

Brothers and Sisters


Remember when Brothers and Sisters used to be a good show? I barely remember, but I think it is back there somewhere.  They shipped off Tommy, they shipped off Rebecca, luckily they seem to have forgotten about that other kid. Can they ship off Kitty soon? And Saul? And yes, I think Sarah needs to go away for a while too.


And why does Nora always need to find herself? Didn’t she open some center for cancer families? What the hell happened to that? Wasn’t that how she found herself? I am sure she probably lost and found herself a couple times before and since then.


Why does Kevin have facial hair?  Well okay I don’t really care about that, but I didn’t want my Matthew Rhys bias to show through. He is the reason I started watching this show and he is the reason I have stuck with it. Maybe Kevin, Scotty and their foster kids should have their own show.


What do we do when good shows go bad? Do we just turn them off? Sometimes you can and sometimes you get attached to one character that it is hard to do that… no matter how bad the show becomes.  What show do you still watch, even though it has seemingly fallen apart at the seams?


October 24, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Banging My Head Against the Bravo Wall

I think in all of my bad tv watching there is nothing that I will make me start banging my head against the wall than these “wealthy” people who seem to have no grasp in reality.  Bravo seems to excel in casting these “characters”.

I will say that probably no one annoys me than Rachel Zoe and her husband Rodger. In her season before last, Rodger kept reminding Rachel they there was a recession. And Rachel would nod, and come home with a rack of clothes. Literally a rack of clothes from a vintage store. There was one episode where a magazine was going to come over and do a photo spread of Rachel at their house. So, as we all would, Rachel ordered brand new furniture. White furniture. That looked exactly like the white furniture she already had.  And at the end of the episode she admitted that the old furniture was fairly new and rarely used.

I don’t get it.

Another big offender if Kim Zolciak of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Until she auto-tuned into a “hit” single, she only source of income seemed to be from her married boyfriend. In fact I think we were first introduced to Kim when she was at car dealership and called “big papa” to see if her would buy her an Escalade. Let me say right here, to any future Sugar daddies that might be coming my way- Don’t worry. I don’t want an Escalade. Can I have a little red Kia Soul though? Thanks Future SD.

So guess what I am watching now. Kim Zolciak. She was hired to perform at some huge gay happening. So her assistant or manager or someone who apparently is named Sweetie, made the arrangements. And as we all would, she booked her a Lamborghini AND a stretch limousine. So Kim and Sweetie are tooling around in the Lambo being followed by the stretch limo filled with their suitcases.

Who are these people?

(update: Zap2it has the unedited version of  Kim’s performance- you can tell she is obviously singing over her recorded voice: )

The Atlanta version of Real Housewives is the only one of that series I watch. And really if it wasn’t for NeNe I don’t think I could keep watching. She might have some “wealthy-wannabe”  issues of her own, but I really think she is about the only one on the show that is “real”.  I don’t think Sheree would be hosing down her dogs butt.  No, Sheree would hire someone to do it and the go all nut case on them when they looked at her wrong.   This might be one of my all time favorite scenes:

And who is this new chick? Phaedra? You know everything NeNe says about her is spot on.  Tonight Phaedra informed us and her husband that she plans to beat her child and we also learned that white people eat out of cans.  Repeat after me: Nut Case!

Oh Bravo.  How can this Bravo be the same network that first brought us Project Runway and still brings us Top Chef.  This channel certainly has a split personality. Andy Cohen, what have you done!

So tell me, who makes you bang your head against the Bravo Wall?

October 18, 2010 Posted by | Bad TV, Bravo | , | 6 Comments

Watching Bad TV

I am a TV addict. I am not embarrassed to admit it. A lot of my online social life is built around watching TV.  In November of 2004 I started a yahoo group for the show Lost.  At one point the Lost group had over 2000 members, and a few of us have become good friends.  From that we started other yahoo groups (Grey’s Anatomy, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, and a general TV group).

I am a strong proponent of TV. Many people dismiss it as fluff, however, there is a lot of very good stuff out there. TV is a writers medium, and so we are lucky to get some really well written shows. For every example of shows like The Sopranos, there are also the shows that don’t get the same amount of press. Justified. The Closer. Bones.  Hey, I just named three of my favorite shows! Imagine that. And there is a lot more of the good out there….


And there is the Bad.

Bad TV is everywhere. It’s on Lifetime. It’s on Bravo. It’s on every network out there. And let’s be honest here, what I might call “Bad TV” might be your favorite show.  Here are some examples of the type of shows I might talk about: The Rachel Zoe Project (Don’t even get me started about that one!), Flipping Out, Real Housewives of wherever.  These are things people might refer to as guilty pleasures. These are the kind of shows that make me bang my head against the wall. And yet, I can’t turn away.  I am powerless over my remote. It has all the power.. and it refused to let me change channel.

And before you jump to the conclusion that I am watching this because “There is nothing else on”. Wrong. I have a multi-room DVR that can record 4 shows at a time.  Right now there are 124 shows on my DVR and I could watch any of them. ANY of them! However often that seems not to be the case. Like Friday night when my TV refused to turn off Lifetime and it’s REBA marathon. REBA?????

God that was hard to admit.

I have never seen the show but I knew Christopher Rich was in it, so I guess that is why I didn’t turn if off to begin with.  And it isn’t like Christopher Rich is some favorite actor of mine. Nope. I just hadn’t seen him since Murphy Brown, so I was curious.  And the show went on and on and on. Would it be rude of me to say that Reba looks about 10 years to old for Christopher Rich? I didn’t believe them as exes at all. Oh well. That certainly wasn’t the only thing wrong with that show.

Weekends tend to be the time when I do most of this type of TV watching. Any bad TV I watch during the week is intentional. On weekends.. that’s when the really bad stuff happens. Most of the time I am on my laptop and whatever is on TV (like ol’ REBA) is background.  Like tonight, as I have been writing this, I have had Law and Order SVU on thanks to a USA Marathon. It always makes me feel bad for John Munch when I watch this. He would have stayed in Baltimore.  But that’s TV.


So that’s it. For a start, I guess. My life, watching TV, and writing about it. Here.

And please feel free to comment on any bad tv you watch. Help me know what to stay away from!





October 18, 2010 Posted by | Bad TV, TV | , , , | Leave a comment