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What’s on Tonight: Wednesday, 8/19 August 19, 2009


1.  Top Chef Masters: finale.  We’re down to 3 chefs and I can’t even recall which 3 it is, but I know that Hubert Keller is one of them and that’s who I peg as the winner.  All the past winners of the show will judge and decide the winner, along with regular judges Gail, Padma, and Tom.

2.  Speaking of those 3…the premiere of Top Chef Las Vegas is on!  I think we begin with 16 chefs competing, and who knows if being in Sin City will make things any dirtier (either within the house or politically in the kitchen).  The biggest downfall to any and all cooking shows is that although the food is generally visually stunning, it’s not tangible for the audience.  Although it may seem like only serious foodies would love this show, that’s not the case.  Drama will ensue whenever strangers are asked to bunk together and spend all day competing.

3.  And now speaking of strangers bunking together, we have Real World Cancun.  I don’t know the forecast for tonight, but I believe this is the episode where we will see Bronne fling the fire extinguisher from the balcony.  Is another roommate headed home tonight?  Check back and see for yourself!


What’s on Tonight: Wednesday 8/12 August 12, 2009

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For the first time in a few days, I have a real answer to that question.  A couple of things, neither of which is really sparking my fancy but I’m going through serious withdrawals so this helps me come down easier.


Real World Cancun.  You know the drill.  8 strangers, live in a hotel, work together, play together, get down together, and throw temper tantrums together.  Last week, Joey went home.  It was both expected and unexpected because all it took was him missing an alarm clock.  Guess it’s not true that everything that happens in Mexico stays there.  Or is that Vegas?


Top Chef Masters.  Please immediately remove Kelly Choi or whatever her name is from television.  She cannot hostess, she looks like she doesn’t eat (not that Padma Lakshmi is much better but she has ZING!) and her personality reminds me of broccoli.  She’s politically correct and nutricious but boring and not in the slightest bit scrumptious. 


Other than that, I’m really enjoying my Dexter marathon.  Turns out my husband hates the show so he’s not watching with me after all but he isn’t easily engaged by anything that isn’t animated or 3-D.  Thus, he is the wrong audience and I will continue thoroughly relishing the show by myself.


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.