October 17, 2011

TV Tuesday

*Amazing Race*Top Shot*Person of Interest*Fringe*New Girl*Once Upon a Time*LOST*

(sorry, I've been forgetting to put my header at the top so you know from the preview in your reader whether I'm covering any shows you're actually interested in. I'll try and be better about that in the future.)
  • I have to say, this was a crazy week on Amazing Race. Probably one of the most physical I've seen. And I am in love with the snowboarding dudes. They are my team now. I wasn't sure about them at first, but they have great attitudes and work hard. They're just likable guys.

    I have to say, if there was one word for this season, it's "goodwill." First of all, I've never seen so many teams help another struggling team the way those 4 or 5 did with the blonde sisters. Normally, one team might offer a word of advice, but for some of them to actually stop and help - that's a big deal. "Good people," as they say.

    The other part, of course, is how many of the events are actually designed to benefit the communities they are visiting. That's not been the norm before and I hope it becomes a permanent element of the show. However, it does bring to mind this article again, discussing what true poverty is and how many of us in the "developed" world sometimes don't see it: Projecting Poverty Where it Doesn't Exist.

  • Do any of you watch Top Shot, on the History channel?

    We've watched the last couple of seasons and are really into it. Basically, it's a marksmanship competition with weekly challenges and eliminations. Quite a few of the contestants are usually former military, too. That might sound boring, but it's actually pretty cool. Until this season.

    I am SO glad the drama with Jake is over. I think casting him was a huge mistake on the part of the Top Shot producers. One of the reasons I love watching this show (and Amazing Race) is the lack of Survivor/Big Brother-type drama. I don't like that. Perhaps they thought casting an overgrown cry-baby would amp up the tension and pull in the audience. Listen, I love Top Shot, but I wanted to turn it off so.many.times. this season because Jake was on it.

    Summary: Jake was this guy who allegedly was a high school football coach and former Navy SEAL. He was the biggest wuss I had ever seen. A decent shooter, of course. He couldn't get on otherwise. But he was constantly trying to stir up drama, even to the point of (admittedly) trying to start fights with people better than him to get them kicked off so he wouldn't have to actually compete against them. Even when he shot the poorest of the bunch, it was always the gun's fault, the weather's fault, anything and everything to keep from saying he did badly. He was verbally abusive, even to his own teammates. He was an all-around jerk. The whole time waving that "former navy SEAL" card as often as he could. It was disgraceful.

    I hope the parents of the kids he allegedly coaches all watch this season. I would never allow that man to be in any position of authority over my child, ever.

    Whew. Sorry, had to get that out of my system.

  • Person of Interest continues to be my favorite new show this season (so far).

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    The weekly stories are engrossing, and they aren't in a rush to give you the backstories to the main characters or reveal too much of an over-arching plot. I appreciate that. If you haven't watched Person of Interest yet, you need to check it out.

  • Fringe is still going strong.

    Source: fox.com via Chrissy on Pinterest

    I don't know if I've said this before, but John Noble has to be the most talented actor on TV today (almost tied by Michael Emerson). I always get a little excited when I see him come on, because I know what I'm about to watch is going to be top-notch. You don't get that with a lot of TV actors. One of the many, many reasons I love Fringe.

  • New Girl. Oh, New Girl. I tried, really, I tried to like you. I did. I gave you three weeks to make me like you. It just isn't happening. You're off the DVR rotation. Sorry.

  • Once Upon a Time - this is a new one that premiers Sunday night.

    I'm really looking forward to it. It's supposed to be a sort of modern twist on fairy tales. You know how I love me some fairy tales! Also I have high hopes because it's by the writers of LOST... and speaking of LOST....

  • I've been rediscovering the awesomeness that was LOST. The whole series is streaming on Netflix right now, so that's pretty much been my viewing existence, between writing. And it really is as amazing as I remember. I'm looking forward to getting to the final season and watching that again.


  1. I looooveee Fringe! Though this season is confusing me... just because I miss how it worked before and I miss Peter. Glad he's coming back!

  2. Hi! I found your blog a while back when I was looking for other mil spouse blogs.....but this might be my first comment. I love that you post this every week! I post weekly about the Amazing Race, too, and I must agree that Tommy and Andy are a good team. I also LOVE Top Shot!!


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