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I always watch the reality show first.

The Amazing Race
I never thought I'd say this, but good riddance! Erwin and Godwin may be good people, but it's quite possible to be a good person and not be a complete moron. This show isn't about putting your friends first, it's about making it to the finish line first, and they never got it. Sorry, but waiting around after the tanks was just beyond inexcusable.

And don't get me started on Lyn and Karlyn. Hate them. So much. At least they'll be off next (or there is no justice in the world! And I say that as someone who doesn't even like Rob and Kimberly).

I would be fine with either of the top teams in this episode winning, because I think they're the only ones who are good racers, and that's always what it comes down to for me.

I guess the six-pack four-pack must have been really far behind R&K and E&G must have been really far behind L&K, because they made it quite obvious last time that R&K and E&G broke the rules by taking cabs to the railway station instead of walking like the clue said. My guess is that R&K were made to wait on the mat, but L&K were over a half-hour behind. And then E&G were last, so a 30 minute penalty wouldn't have meant anything.

If L&K make it to the finale I may scream. They so don't deserve to be there. Not in any way, shape or form. And the sad part about that is that R&K aren't even that good at racing. This show needs less stunt casting and more people who actually care about winning. What I really want now is an all star edition where Colin and Christie go head to head with Rob and Amber. Honestly, I wouldn't know who to root for.

Studio 60
I think I would tune in to this show anyway, but Matt is the reason I actually like doing so. While I like Danny in his interactions with Matt, I don't really feel much for him outside of their interactions, which is kind of bad considering how much I like Bradley Whitford. He's just not being written all that well in my opinion.

One thing I don't enjoy about Matt is his relationship with Harriet. And maybe that's because I don't like Harriet all that much, and the reason has a lot to do with that West Wing quote I posted a couple of weeks ago. Being Christian does not give you a license to be a bigot, and I'm sorry, but hiding behind the Bible when saying you're against homosexuality (or, in Harriet's case, hiding behind the Bible in order to not have to answer the question) is bigotted. Because I don't think a single person believes in all the things in the Bible, so in the end it all comes down to your own values. Can't hide behind those.

It's kind of funny because just as Matt came into the writer's room as Lucy was leaving I said to myself "now there's a 'ship I could get behind". And then she kissed him! I think it, it happens. Awesome!

Jordan's character doesn't make much sense to me most of the time because she doesn't seem like the kind of person who is able to do the job she has. So, in an episode like this, whenever she does that thing where she handles aspects of her job effortlessly (I'm thinking about Ron and Rick's contracts and the option on Peripheral Vision Man) I like her that much more. I just wish they could make her quirks show more how they make her better suited to her job instead of making it seem like they make her suck at it.

Dexter
After last week's rather heavy-handed hint that the good doctor was, in fact, the bad doctor, I had hoped that the reveal would happen long before the end of the arc (or at least I'm assuming the 12 episode season will constitute an arc), so I'm really pleased with the ending of this episode. Now we just have to see what develops between Dex and Doc.

Despite her being probably my favorite character, I'm not too worried about Deb. I think Doc (I wish I could remember his name. Heck, I wish I could remember if we've even been told his name!), like Dex, doesn't want to be found out and that he's going to be using her as leverage against Dex when we get down to the wire.

I still don't sympatize with Dexter at all, even though I do like him for the most part. The other week when he was about to be caught I wasn't worried at all (putting the whole issue of him never being caught as long as the show is on aside) because I think he deserves to be caught.

I guess we saw a glimpse of what he's been repressing with that flash of the toddler sitting in the pool of blood, didn't we? My first thought when I saw it? I wonder if he did it. Because as far as I know, sociopaths aren't created, they're born. And one traumatic event creating a sociopath? Even less sense-making. I just really hope they stay away from trying to justify his serial killing ways with a traumatic childhood/event/whatever.

Also, Tony Goldwyn as a passive-aggressive serial killer, how perfect was that casting?


I have 132 icon spots and not a single icon for any of these shows. I suck.
Tags: tv: amazing race, tv: dexter, tv: studio 60
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