I’ve mentioned several times that I’m a tv addict. It is a sad life, I admit, but I love tv. There are so many great shows as well as shows that were once great that I’m still holding onto (I’m looking at you, Grey’s Anatomy).
One of my guilty pleasures is reality tv although I think I’m one of the few people that does not watch The Bachelor, Survivor or The Biggest Loser (I only watch it in passing). My favorite reality shows right now are:
- The Amazing Race
- Top Chef
- Project Runway (and Models of the Runway)
- The Real Housewives of [insert any of the cities except for Orange County]
If you notice, most of the shows are on Bravo (or stupid Lifetime). Because I’m a tv addict and am dedicated to these shows (and get really really angry when people tweet or chat about it in their Facebook status before I’ve had a chance to watch the damn show), I thought I’d share some recent thoughts on the shows.
The Amazing Race
I still hold out hope that J and I will compete on this show. I regret that I only got into the show last season because I’d like to see all of the past winners. For this season, I was rooting for Zev and Justin. I was really upset when they lost (they lost their passport!). Now I’m rooting for Flight Time and Big Easy (from the Harlem Globetrotters).
This past episode resulted in the departure of the 2 poker players, Maria and Tiffany. They irritated me most of the show but I really couldn’t help but feel bad for Tiffany (the white girl). I’m not sure when she was deemed the pack mule but she ended up doing EVERY physical challenge. She always ended up being the one to carry heavy bags, push carts, etc.
This last challenge was tough on them because it was a test of strength. While I’m all for girl power – they really were at a disadvantage. They just didn’t have the strength to complete the challenges (they tried both). It was the first time I really felt bad for them – and a little irritated with Amazing Race for making such a requirement.
Natalie Portman was the guest judge! I was chatting with T yesterday and we both admitted to having serious girl crushes on her. I think Natalie Portman is GORGEOUS and she just seems so down to earth and awesome. Wow – I sound really creepy right now.
I love that she’s a vegetarian too. She recently posted a great article in The Huffington Post about why she went vegan (Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals Turned Me Vegan) – that book immediately went into my Amazon wishlist.
So the challenge was that the chefs had to cook inventive vegetarian dinners for Natalie and her friends. It was hilarious to see the chefs freak out and it was also refreshing to hear a celebrity vegetarian lament about the difficulties of going out to a restaurant and only being offered a mashup of side items.
I was surprised that Mike was sent home. He should have dominated this challenge since he runs a mediterranean tapas restaurant and he admitted that his mom was a vegan! WTF? I think he was sent home for (1) being cocky and (2) being an idiot. When did leeks constitute a protein? He tried to be clever but didn’t really think the challenge through. Plus I think the show keeps Robin on for “drama”.
I’m going to admit it. This is the first season where I don’t give a crap about any of the designers. They bore me. This season BORES me but I still tune in. I’m not sure what changed. Perhaps I hate that they’re filming in LA? Or maybe I don’t find any of their designs exciting? The designers, while most seem very nice (clearly I’m not talking about Meana Irena), are just so frickin’ boring.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta
I don’t have much to say about The Real Housewives except that I went from loving NeNe to not really liking her at all this season. When did she become such a turd and how can anyone be mean to Kandee? Kandee is the nicest one on the damn show!
Wow – did this post bore you to tears? I really just wanted to chat about these shows and not a lot of people I know watch all of the same shows as I do (most notably The Amazing Race and The Real Housewives). I need more tv addicted friends!