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And behold! There was TV. And it was good. Or not.

I've been playing catch-up this weekend.

ANTM
Caught up with the past five episodes of this one. Good thing it doesn't require thought, or even that you pay any attention. I'm gonna use images here because I can hardly remember anyone's name. Nor do I much care to.


bre


She wants it so bad you can taste it. But that's about the only thing she's got going for her, I think. She's not pretty enough to be a top model, nor does she have the personality to compensate for it. Just...blah.


jayla


I didn't think much of Jayla at all before the last few episodes when she suddenly became a raving bitch. Um, what the hell happened there? I kinda laughed when someone on the panel told them not to talk shit about each other because those kinds of things get around in the industry. And then Jayla immediately started up about how much she hated Nik and how she wished she'd been eliminated. Boy, even if she does win (which I don't think she will. She thinks she's much better than she is, so she doesn't seem to think she requires any work when she clearly does) no one will want to work with her if she's that much of a bitch before she's even made a name for herself. I look forward to her elimination. Hopefully before Nik.


kim


I want to like Kim so bad. And, well, I do. However, she photographs so badly it's making me nuts. How come watching her stand in front of the judges makes me think she's head and shoulders above the competition and then seeing her best shots make me almost cringe? Someone, somewhere has to teach her how to take a good photo because she cannot pose. She just can't. Which is a shame because she's the only one I can imagine rising above mediocrity as a model. And I think the judges see the same thing because I can't imagine why else they'd keep her on week after week when her pictures just aren't getting better. Though, the pin-up pic was a big improvement, it just took away every tiny little thing that made her Kim.


lisa


Oh god, what can you say about Lisa? Despite the fact that she obviously knows the business, she's such a freakin' know-it-all that I just want to put my hands around her throat and squeeze until her eyes pop. I think Nigel said it best when he said that "there's something about her that leaves you wanting more. However, I also can't stand Lisa." Yeah, that about sums it up. The way she knows how to work her flaws to her advantage intrigues me, but her looks leave me cold and her personality leaves me even colder.


nicole


She photographs like a goddess. Unfortunately she's a blank canvas otherwise. I think that it'll probably come down to her and Kim in the final two because they're the only ones that I think have...it. That undefineable something. The only question is, who will be first? Will Kim learn to pose before Nicole develops some pizzazz?


nik


She's okay. But not a top model. This goes both for looks and personality.




the rest


Kyle is the one in the picture, and the one eliminated last time. I really think she had a bigger shot at making it than a majority of the people who are still in it, but she was just not there yet.

The one that really got on my nerves was Cassandra. What a whiny little bitch. I was so happy when she refused to cut her hair and was disqualified. I mean, I think that Tyra was completely correct in her assessment that she'd look great in that Mia Farrow 'do, but oh no, little miss princess couldn't take cutting off another inch of her precious hair. What's a lifelong dream compared to an inch of hair, after all? Good riddance, bad rubbish, stir as needed.

I was sad to see that the one left standing in the feud between Lisa and Coryn was Lisa, because I think she was wrong. And even though Coryn apologized for calling her an alcoholic I think that assessment was dead-on. When Lisa doesn't drink she's effusive instead of insulting, so I really hope she's watching this and will finally see what she's doing and how she's acting.



Hex
Caught up with the past three episodes. Like I told typicrobots, when Leon said "I love you" to Ella in 2x06 I was just...flabbergasted. Whatever for? For tying him up to a tree, for insulting him in front of his friends, for forcing him to turn away from everyone he knew to help her? I think he's confusing lust with love. But he's sweet nonetheless. I just don't give a crap about his relationship with Ella.

And the rest? Well, things happen on this show. Like, constantly. Looks like we just lost Azazeal and Jez is a gonner. Cassie died just a few episodes ago. In a way I like that things happen on the show, because I hate that faux dragging-out-of-storylines that most other shows depend upon to increase tension (best example of this is probably Mulder and Scully getting together and the non-happening of the Josh/Donna relationship. Though I'm sure there are non-'ship examples, I just can't think of any that dragged on as long as those two). However, and this is a big "however", it also makes the show lack direction. Things happen constantly, all the time, with no rhyme or reason. I'd be surprised to learn that they actually had a plan because everything that happens is just so arbitrary. It's like they sit around saying "so, we need something to happen. I know, let's kill this person".

Ella and Leon getting together? Kudos to them for not making them dance circles around each other, but couldn't they at least have built it up some? In the span of about fifteen minutes (over two episodes, but still!) we have Leon declaring his love, Ella and Leon having sex and then Ella making eyes at Malachai. Jeez, some breathing room would be nice. Also, some indication of feelings existing other than the characters telling us about it, because I just don't buy it.

So, even though I like season 2 better than season 1 I'm still not head-over-heels, and I don't think I ever will be.



TWW
Live debate? Well, I guess there's not a lot you can do when you're doing a live show. You have to account for the inevitable flashes of cameras, lights, mikes, so you have to incorporate them somehow. I think ER did it much better with their "documentary film shoot" than TWW did with this.

I think one huge issue why this didn't work for me was that Santos is supposed to be the superior debater, yet Alan Alda is so clearly the better actor of the two that Vinick comes off looking better. I mean, I agree with Santos on every single issue, and I sometimes think he's not far enough to the left, and yet I think Alda won that debate hands down.

And I was also completely taken aback when Vinick was talking about health care and said that pharmaceutical companies deserved the protection afforded it by the government because they develop things like medicines that make ulcer operations a thing of the past.

The reason this took me completely out of the debate? The ulcer medication of choice for the past 15 years or so (as far as I know) is Losec (Prilosec in the States) and it was developed in Sweden by Astra (now AstraZeneca). You know, the country famous for its high taxes, with universal health care and subsidized medicine for its citizens? And the ulcer medication primarily used before that was Zantac, developed by Glaxo, a British company.

I was totally expecting Santos to jump down Vinick's throat for taking credit for something that was so obviously (to me) erroneous, and...nothing.

Now, an hour of Josh and Sam debating these same points I would have gladly watched for an hour. Of course, there'd be no disagreement on either side, nor from me, so it's sort of self-evident that I'd enjoy that. Plus, lots of pretty.

Oh, and as a sidenote, Bradley Whitford on The Colbert Report? I don't think I've laughed so hard at anything in my entire life (LIE! slight exaggeration). I need Colbert icons. Like, desperately.



Reunion
So, I guess it's down to two people who might have been murdered now. Will you think it sad of me if I say I don't want it to be Sam because I want her and Will to end up together even though he's a priest? Yeah, I thought so.

As for the episode, I guess a few things happened. We learned that Jenna is a bitch (no news there), Craig is apparently paraplegic (karma, baby!) and we're no closer to finding out why Carla is such a cold fish these days.

I'm gonna go ahead and guess that Sam marries Craig after all, and that the loss of his one true love makes Will turn to the Lord.



My Name is Earl
I don't think I could love this show any more if I tried. I love every single character on the show, even Joy. Especially Joy, actually, because she's just so unapologetic about her awfulness.

The only one who I'm not feeling that much love for is Catalina, but that's mostly because she's got no personality right now. I figure she'll develop one eventually.

Oh no, that wasn't long. *crosses fingers*
Tags: tv: america's next top model, tv: hex, tv: my name is earl, tv: reunion, tv: west wing
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