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What’s on Tonight: Wednesday, 8/5 August 5, 2009

Filed under: News Feed — thedogwoodtree @ 6:46 am
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1.  Real World Cancun.  If you aren’t watching, well…you aren’t missing much.  I’m not even sure why I’m watching, because this cast seems to be the youngest and most immature that has ever existed.  Or maybe it’s the locale?  No, I think it’s the cast.  MTV needs to get back to the ways of Seattle and New Orleans when people had emotional issues — but at least they weren’t only 20 years old on top of that, with no knowledge from past experiences helping them navigate the murky waters of bunking with 7 other lunatics. 


2.  Top Chef Masters.  Second round of the final round, if that makes sense.  They’ve whittled it down to 5 professional chefs competing for charities of their choice.  It’s not nearly as exciting as regular Top Chef, maybe for the opposite reasons of Real World Cancun; the chefs are too mature and thus, boring.  There must be some happy medium.


3.  Shark Week.  Perhaps that’s the happy medium.  Just watch fishy creatures swim about and rip apart people, boats, other fish, and sea creatures.  At least the sharks are being true to who they are.  Unfortunately, the problem here may be that the chefs and Real Worlders are also being true to who they are.  That thought immediately sends me into a downward spiral of depression.


What’s On Tonight: Tuesday, 8/4 August 4, 2009

Filed under: News Feed — thedogwoodtree @ 5:05 pm
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Well, it’s Shark Week on Discovery so quite a few things there.  I have several shows sitting on my DVR right now, plus some others being added: Great White Shark Uncaged, Prowling for Sharks in the Mediterranean, Shark Battlefield, Shark Attack, Mysteries of the Shark Coast, and so on.  We watched the Survivorman episode last night where Les Stroud counted down the top 5 most shark-infested waters and my husband asked me to guess what #1 would be.  For whatever reason, I guessed Florida.  He guessed Australia.  I fell asleep before seeing the end but he informed me today that Australia was second and Florida first.  It turns out I’m a secret shark genius.

Also on tonight is Tori & Dean Home Sweet Hollywood and it’s the much-touted (in the press at least) season finale.  So far we’ve had mom Candy accuse Tori of using her children for the sake of the show and sending in an RSVP that she would be at baby Stella’s first birthday party, which would also be her first introduction to the child.  Tori has really taken the high road and although she discusses issues with her mother on the show, she hasn’t written open letters to the press about their relationship, unlike her mother.  We already know Candy doesn’t show up, but you’ll get to see meager Tori’s heart get broken once more.  Despite all that nonsense, Tori and Dean appear to have a great, solid marriage and two freaking adorable children that I can’t get enough of.  Some might be in love with Stella, but right now my eyes are on Liam.  It’s been so fun to watch him grow up and come into a personality over the past few years and I hope we get the same opportunity with little Stella.

I’ve also heard that Miami Social is pretty delish, but I think I give Bravo enough of my viewership for the time being and in upcoming months it will only get worse with the premieres of Flipping Out, Top Chef Las Vegas, and Rachel Zoe Project.  I swore a while back that I wouldn’t invest myself in either NYC Prep or Miami Social and I’ve lived up to my word and not watched one single episode.  I’m proud because there isn’t much I say “no” to!

I’ve invested in the Blockbuster online rental service to catch my husband up on Dexter, which is truly a brilliant show and one of the few I think he’ll enjoy watching with me.  So far we only have It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The Office.

That’s what’s on my radar tonight!