Reality Roundup February 2013
So with the Oscars tonight, nothing is on but some cable shows I watch (Shameless, Walking Dead). I’m looking more and more towards covering more cable shows here as they don’t seem to be canceled as quickly. I did decide to pull together a little post covering some of the reality shows I’ve been watching, or flicking on, and my thoughts on them. Much as with current TV, I haven’t been feeling reality TV as of late!
RuPaul’s Drag Race
I really enjoy “Drag Race,” but my current work schedule doesn’t get me home until it’s half over! So I miss all the fun drama. I could watch it on rerun, but so much is on Monday nights that I usually don’t bother. So far I just haven’t gotten into it this season, mostly because of time.
Normally I really enjoy this show, but this season it seems like so many of the contestants are just down right bad! One guy won the first three challenges in a row, and I was beginning to think they should give him the trophy and call it quits. Really I think in the end the whole competition will come down to two of the guys (whose faces I can see, just not their names). Everyone else on the show kinda blows . . .
I adored the Runway All Stars 2 that just aired, and I am HATING this season so far. The team aspect just killed it for me, along with the 90 minute format. I love “Project Runway,” but this 90 minutes is overkill! As for the teams, I think too many crapy designers got through only because of their teams, and the expense of others who shouldn’t have gone home honestly. Now they are in teams of 2, I’m sure eventually they’ll be on their own.
I don’t even know why this show is still on the air to be honest. I tried to watch some of the auditions and vegas and hollywood rounds. It’s just bad. Kill it! Take it off! How many people who have won this have really gone on to be superstars? Their first, Kelly Clarkson, is still the biggest. Second to her would be the country winner. Otherwise it’s people who come in 2nd, 3rd, 4th that make it! Please Fox, just end this show! It hogs too much of the week and airtime as is.
Dancing With The Stars
DWTS will reveal their new cast this week. Who can they get that they haven’t got yet? Unless they managed to score some huge stars, I’m seeing a lot of olympians, football stars, a washed up rocker and reality television stars. With Maxsim out this season, will the ladies even watch?
Reality Roundup March ’12
Just some of my thoughts on some reality shows currently airing, or coming up soon!
Tonight is the Season 2 finale of “Face Off” on SyFy. I’m going to miss the show, but Season 3 is guaranteed. I don’t know who I want to win honestly. I think maybe Ian. I am sad that Sue got the boot last week. I like to cheer on the underdog . . . sometimes!
This week is also the first of a two part finale for “Project Runway All-Stars.” I am hoping Austin wins the whole she-band. I love Mondo, but sometimes his designes can be a bit out there. I’m sure we’ll be treated to a whole lot of Michael crying, and Kenley’s insane polka-dots!
“The Voice,” well honestly I haven’t been watching as of late. I’m sure I will get back into it. I just feel like during the blind rounds they passed over so many amazing singers, for ones who sometimes weren’t so amazing. After about an hour of the 2-hour shows I end up turning it off because my ears hurt and I keep wonder “What the hell were you thinking judge?”
I think I can safely say I’m done with “American Idol” for the season. Is anyone still watching? Every week I put it on, and turn it off quicker than “The Voice.” All those contestants and this bunch is who made it through? Some of these kids are just painful to listen to! Oh and can the show please just retire Whitney Houston songs? Randy tells them every year not to do them, and now they seem to want to do them even more!
“Dancing With The Stars” is coming up soon. I’m actually impressed with the line-up this year, they actually have more real stars than silly reality stars. Unfortunately for me, non of the real stars are anyone I care to tune in for. I’ll probably watch it when other shows are repeats . . . .
February Reality Round-up!
Just a “Reality TV” post with some thoughts on what I’m watching . . . or kinda watching.
As of yet, I have not caught “American Idol 11″ fever. I’m sure once we get down to the top 13 or so I will be into it. Right now, I could care less. In fact the shows over the past week really annoyed me, and I feel speak to the desperate situation the show is in to get viewers. An entire Hollywood Week episode without a single performance? It was all group drama! I have always loathed Hollywood Week as is. The show is about finding a solo act, why do they do this? I get it’s a quick way to cut people, but I think they cut too many people who could have gone on to be amazing sometimes.
“The Voice” I am of course loving, watching every minute of, and they haven’t gotten out of audition rounds. Fox must really hate that this has become such a smash hit. There is talk NBC may go forward with a fall version given how popular it is. Bring it! I really love that they don’t put age limits on the artists as “American Idol” does. I get the two shows are looking for two differnt type of artists in the end . . . but really in the end it’s all about “The Voice” isn’t it? The one woman on who was in her fifties that Adam referred to as Chakka Kahn . . . she was amazing! She is my favorite so far. She is a true diva!
I have gotten into “Project Runway All Stars,” more than I thought I would given there is no Heidi or Tim or Michael or Nina . . . But I get the idea that the casts need “fresh” judges. As usual though I don’t agree with a lot of their decisions though. How could they send Rami home, he is amazing! Meanwhile Michael should have been sent home a week or so ago for that home-made Barbie doll clothes outfit he made. You know what I’m talking about if you watch the show! I believe it was the “Clothes Off Your Back” challenge. He made what looked like crocheted Barbie doll clothes . . .what Grandmas in the 70s and 80s would make for their grandkids because they were too cheap to buy the real clothes. Or just wanted to be crafty . . . I also thought Jerell should not have been safe in this last “Godspell” challenge because his model did not look rich at all. Austin should have won that one, hands down. Oh and when the hell are we going to send Kenley and those damn polka dots home?
As usual, I’m loving SyFy’s “Face Off.” It’s “Project Runway” meets a horror film. I wish though they’d send that awful Jerry home. Sometimes I think these reality shows keep the huge trouble makers around for the behind the scenes drama they cause . . . and he’s one of them!
I feel that this season’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is basically a total drag. Did they run out of competent Queens to compete? I really have no one on the show I love and am routing for. IF I had to pick I’d go with the Goth Queen (see I don’t even know her name) just because she’s so different and fun. I feel like they scraped the bottom of the barrel here.
Finally there is WE’s “Joan Knows Best.” I watched this last season and laughed my ass off. This season seems to be far more serious given Melissa and Jason’s relationship problems. If you even have seen the cover of a people magazine or have ever turned on “E,” well SPOILER ALERT . . . . you know she and Jason split up last year. Their split is going to be, it seems, the focus of this season. I feel bad watching this honestly . . . but given what Jason does . . . I can’t stop! If you never read the news bits . . . SPOILER ALERT! Melissa learns while she’s away on business Jason made “appearances” on “adult oriented websites.” I don’t know what that means, but my guess is he got caught on a web cam site somehow.
Reality Roundup January 2012
Just a quick post on some shows I’ve started watching (again) but don’t often think to regularly blog about.
SyFy’s special effects show “Face Off” is back, hosted by McKenzie Westmore of “Passions” fame. This show really is a guilty pleasure. It’s “Project Runway” meets sci-fi/horror make-up. I love it, though I often don’t agree with who they send home each week. The show just started back up, you can catch it on On-Demand.
Speaking of “Project Runway,” I was really excited about the “All Stars” series, until I found out there is no Heidi, no Tim, No Nina and no Michael. What’s the point? I haven’t seen it because I’ve been on vacation, but I’m sure Lifetime will have a marathon soon enough.
Over to Bravo is “Tabatha Takes Over.” No longer doing just Salons, she’s expanded to all sorts of businesses this season. I just love her take no shhhhhhh attitude. Love Tabatha!
Starting up soon will be “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” yet another guilty pleasure. Just love how down and dirty these drag queens get.
I only watched a little of the premier of “American Idol” last night. I usually enjoy the auditions, but this year other TV is winning me over. I’m sure I’ll get caught up in Idol-Mania soon enough, only to wonder why yet again. I’m not sure what the point of the show is anymore, as the people who win more often than not don’t go on to great careers . . . .
A Hodge Podge: Pan Am, Dirty Soap, Ringer, Fringe, Secret Circle, 90210 Thoughts . . .
This is a quick post with some quick thoughts on a bunch of other shows I’ve watched over the week, but didn’t get around to doing a full post on, but wanted to squeeze some quick thoughts out on . . .
After episode two of “Pan Am” I’m thinking people at ABC might not only be having doubts about canning “Brothers and Sisters,” but here is hoping they may be giving having this be “Desperate Housewives” final season. The ratings for the second episode went downnnnn. For me, the best story they had going was the mystery surrounding Bridgett, and they resolved it in the second episode! I’ll keep watching, but other things might start taking priority when the networks no doubt beging shifting things.
Have you tuned into “Dirty Soap” on E! O M G! This show is just more drama than you’ll see on any soap. The Kirsten Storms vs Farath Fath (Belle vs Mimi) drama alone is worth tuning in for! But then you also have Farah and Nadjia (Mimi and Chloe) facing off with their mother or mother-in-law-to-bes over the men in their lives. OMG it’s just such a sick and twisted show!
“Ringer” I’m still loving, it’s my most new favorite show so far . . . that may change this month with the onslaught of fairy tale shows and “American Horror Story.” I do wonder how long they can take the premise. I mean eventually the truth that Siobhan is alive and Bridget has been impersonating her will be exposed.
“Fringe” . . . Oh I still love you, but you make me scratch my head. With Peter gone, I guess we are just supposed to figure the Broyles on the other side never died? Cause he was back with no explanation this week! I do feel my initial thoughts were right, half of the season will be with Peter missing. Grrr!
I am really starting to get into “Secret Circle.” The latest episode with a guy from their parents past coming to end the new circle, and the titillating fact that Cassie’s mom might not have been all that good . . . putting some friend into a cationic state was just great. Why did she do it? What do the evil parents want? I’m really starting to like the show!
“90210″ . . . what can I say about you? Naomi is the only thing worth watching for anymore. Eventually Silver and Adrianna are going to have a huge WTF moment over the fact they fought over Navid . . . one of the biggest tools on the show. I don’t care about Dixon’s recording job, I don’t care about Liam’s bar, I only marginally care about Annie and her money woes. This show is probably not going to be around for another season.
So while the majority of America is gaga for “The Bachelor,” or getting their Tylor fill on “American Idol,” most of my Reality TV viewing as of late has been on cable. I will tune back into “Idol” when they get down to Hollywood and the top contestants to see if anyone strikes my fancy. I do have to say though, there seems to be a heavy load of country people going through from the auditions I’ve watched. That’s not my genre of music unfortunately.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” on Logo is on Season 3 and is a guilty pleasure. It’s “Project Runway” meets “Drag” basically, and it’s so much fun. This season though, it’s so bitchy! They found some bitch bitch queens who are down right nasty to each other. Loves it!
Then there is “Tabitha’s Salon Takeover” on Bravo, just don’t call her a bitch! I love this show because I love watching Tabitha give these salon owners hell. There is something about the show . . . . especially when after all her hard work she returns weeks later to find the salon’s still a $h!thole!
My new favorite though is SyFy’s new show “Face-Off.” If you haven’t been watching this one, you need to! It’s “Project Runway,” but with full body make-up effects. The first week they made creatures, this past week they had to body paint someone to be worked into an artistic backdrop somehow, and next week they are doing aliens. The show is fantastic, and again has it’s share of drama filled contestants. Also for soap fans, “Passions’” McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan Crane) is the host.
Fashion Reality Shows Galore!
A bunch of new fashion reality shows are about to hit the airwaves!
Tonight on Logo is the premier of “RuPaul’s Drag U,” where real women get schooled in proper drag etiquette and more. Yes the concept is taking real “frumpy” women and giving them drag makeovers. The commercials for tonights show say you’ll learn how to make a proper ghetto drag queen corset. I know you all need one of them!
July 29th isn’t far off, and is the premier of the new season of “Project Runway.” You can head over to Lifetime TV and meet all the new designers. Yay for a local from Philly!
Right after “Runway” is the premier of “On The Road With Austin And Santino.” Yes two of the most memorable “Runway” designers now have their own show. I’m not sure how Austin Scarlet and Santino are going to get along honestly. I think they might kill each other, or Santino will kill Austin.
Hair . . . Check! Fashion . . . Check! Tucking? . . . Check!
So several of the few reality shows I actually regularly watched* have ended. At this point I think in terms of reality all I have to look forward to is “Big Brother” over the summer.
“Shear Genius” ended with the underdog Brig winning the whole thing. I literally stood up and yelled “YES!” when she won. I loved her final performance, it was different and unique. I think mostly I was just so sick of “The Wonder Twins” just constantly talking down about her and thinking their $@#$@ didn’t stink at all. I also didn’t enjoy Jonathan Antin as one of the judges this season, he too thinks his #$%#$ doesn’t stink. He was the only one who didn’t like what Brig did, so again that helped in my love that she won.
Seth Aaron meanwhile won “Project Runways.” Honestly as long as Mila didn’t win, I was happy. I was somewhat surprised by Emilio’s reaction that he in fact didn’t win. He looked as if he was about to cry, yet at the same time go postal as he thought he should have won the whole thing. He was too certain of himself, and again, lead to his downfall. Honestly though, his collection was colorful, but boring. He got too caught up in putting out something that was marketable and forgot part of this was also a SHOW. Had he put more out of what he had done throughout the season, rather than something marketed to the everyday woman, he could have won it all.
Finally “RuPaul’s Drag Race” crowned Tyra Banks as the season 2 winner. This was a world of NO for me, as I loathed her through the whole show. She’s another “My @#$@#$ don’t stank” person, but unfortunately her stanky @#%@#% took the prize. After seeing the reunion show though, I’m somewhat glad that Raven didn’t win. She was just fairly nasty on it to numerous contestants! I really wanted JuJuBee to win, but it wasn’t meant to be. “RuPaul’s Drag School” is airing this summer though, which could be fun!
* In spite of trying, I still haven’t gotten back into “Dancing With The Stars.” I think Shannan being voted off early didn’t help, and Kate sticking around as long as she did just irked me. I would turn it off half way through when “RuPaul’s Drag Race started.” As for “American Idol,” I watch it sporadically, but
Dancing With The Stars Premier
Well last night “DWTS” got some of it’s biggest ratings ever. Did you tune in? Do you have a favorite yet? Is someone already clearly the winner?
I did watch and look forward to being able to watch this season without “Heroes” interfering. The last few seasons that’s been some big competition. Though I will admit, I ended up turning it off near the end to watch “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” That show is like crack, bitchy snarky crack!
As for my quick thoughts though, I enjoyed it. I at least know most of the contestants this time around. The last few seasons I felt they were really reaching. I am guessing Buzz will go home this week, but he’s such an American hero that the votes might save him. The same with Jake the Bachelor, I think girl will vote to keep him on cause they think he’s all that (even if they hate the woman he chose).
I really liked seeing Shannan, I’ve always loved her as an actress. Neicy Nash was fun as well, love her too. The Pussycat Doll I guess I have my normal issues with, but even more so here. Before they hit it as a music act they were a dance/burlesque act in Vegas. I think that’s a bit unfair!
Jeff And Jordo Do The Amazing Race?
I’ve never watched “The Amazing Race” on CBS, but now I might have to. Since “Big Brother” ended people have wanted and hoped Jeff and Jordan would appear on “Amazing Race.” Well a college student saw them at an airport in LA and snapped this photo, which she put on Twitter . . . . (the photo gets cut off, click through for the full one, it’s them!)
CBS hasn’t released any details on the cast yet, but the same student posted other photos of probable teams she saw at the airport as well.
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