Monday, March 14, 2011

Sister Wives Season 2 Episode 1

They're baaaaaak! And, now they are famous. We know this because that's all that Kody and the wives are talking about during the entire first episode. They are talking about how they are going public and the consequences to their family. How they are on the "Today" show and CNN and others. How Christine likes the attention and how it leaves Kody tongue-tied. How they are being followed, and how "bloggers" are talking about them. Ah oh.

And, simply, how they are taking it all in. The one thing everyone has forgotten is that THE SHOWS HAVE ALREADY AIRED. WE ALREADY KNOW ALL THIS. THIS IS BORING. This show was obviously filmed right after the first season was filmed, and right before and after it aired. The whole show is mostly about this, and I found myself playing "Montezuma" on my iPad to escape the boring that is the Brown family.

Other things to note from the first episode:

1. All the kids are going to public school. I'm glad the Brown family is being supportive of public schools. Only the oldest daughter remains in private school.
2. The family entertains themselves with "ice blocking." Basically, you sit on a block of ice and slide it down a hill. OK.
3. Robyn has never been to New York.
4. I can't tell you which kid belongs to which wife. There are too many. I do know that Truely belongs to Christine. I saw the birth last season! 

Other than the fact that Kody has three too many wives, and the wives have a weird sisterly-but-jealous relationship ... this family is fairly normal. I must admit that. They are a boring, normal family. Watching them would be like watching me. I get up, go to work, deal with homework, watch TV, blah blah.

The interesting thing here is the dynamics between the women. What makes them stick this out? What are they getting out of this? What is it about these women that makes them OK with sharing one man? How different can each relationship really be? Is polygamy degrading to women ,,, or not? That's what is interesting. If the producers are going to make a show of the family picking a school or speed-racing on ice down a hill ... count me out.

We'll see what happens next week.

Jersey Shore:GT and Find Out Who Sammi is Texting

I'm really, really tired of all the poop on Jersey Shore. For the last few episodes, we had to watch a stopped up toilet gross out the gang ... and even the plumbers. Although the plumbers didn't gross out Snooki. Nothing does.

Then, Mike decided ... as a prank I guess ... to feed the dogs everything he could find in the house, including old pizza and some peanut butter ... and then let the dogs roam the house doing their business.

And, then Sammi back bringing all of her s...poop, and I've about had all I can take!

BY THE WAY, I GOT PRANKED BY Y THE JERSEY SHORE PRODUCERS. I wrote in the last blog that I thought there were problems in the Jenni-Roger paradise because of the promos for the shore. Turns out, the car the gang thought Roger was doing the "dip" ... trying to escape them to avoid being seen with another girl ... wasn't even Roger. He's been a good boy.

In this episode, Pauly D and Vinny go to Staten Island to visit Vinny's family. Boring and lots of food.

Although Ronnie and Sammi have been getting along for a week or so, you knew it couldn't last. The bump in the road comes in the form of a guy named Arvin. Arvin tells Mike while they are at the Club that he is supposed to meet Sammi there. He even has the texts to prove it. Mike can't wait to spread the cheatin' news ... and there's hell to pay. Sammi calls Mike shady, he calls her a few choices words (as does Ronnie), and it's all over. Sammi says they are just friends, Ronnie and the other guys don't believe it. "Girls don't have guy friends," says Vinny. Really? Jenni? Deena? Snooki? I beg to differ.

I can't wait until next week. Plus, just in my own opinion, Sammi probably didn't mean anything by it but she shouldn't have been contacting other guys if she wants to be with Ronnie. She knew that would set him free.

Until next time ...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Jersey Shore Recaps: Depression, Cousins and Cheese

Jersey Shore/Recaps — The Great Depression, Kissing Cousins and A Cheesy Situation

I’ve been terrible about updating my “reality TV” blog, and have actually only been blogging (or planning to blog) about one show right now. I promise to get more focused.  I’ve been lazy (#1 reason) and unfocused (#2 reason) due to some personal issues.

However, I will soon blog again about “Sister Wives,” and I’m going to try to find some other shows to blog about. I do love reality TV, and I do love to write … I have to learn to combine them better.

The Great Depression

Sammi is gone, and Ronnie seems to sink into a deep depression. It doesn’t help that the girls are on Sammi’s side and guys are worthless when it comes to cheering each other up … so Ronnie just pouts around.

The girls decide to “clean up” Sammi’s stuff. I think they think it will make Ronnie feel better, but I guess he actually wants her mess in his room. He made it; he should clean it up. Ronnie continues to call Sammi, send her flowers and attempt to do all the right things to get her to come back.

Deena tries to cheer Ronnie up … not sure about that. Run, Ronnie, run! Deena also gets falling down drunk in this episode, if I remember correctly, and thinks everyone is picking on her. Mike calls her a “slopapotamus” … which I think is funny. She probably didn’t think it was funny watching the episode later.

Deena is the newest member of the Shore gang and, without a doubt, my least favorite. She is just “yuck” and has no filter when it comes to making good decisions, finding men, saying what is appropriate, whatever.

Go away Deena.

Kissing Cousins

Snooki finds out that several of the guys she has “hooked up” with while at the Shore house either know each other or are related to each other. Can this show get any more disgusting? Can Snooki? Oh, I think she can. I think they call can.

And, apparently, I’m not the only disgusted by it as one of the guys, Nick I think, stood Snooki up on a date when he found out about all of her hook ups.

And, this is the girl on the recent cover of Rolling Stone magazine. I don’t even know what to think about that. I blog about her, but I am no one. Rolling Stone magazine has an image, a reputation, a history … does this make her legitimate? Does it mean she is somebody? Does it mean girls aspire to be like her? I saw a young girl on the Maury Povich show (I was off work one day) … who was making a terrible reputation for herself in her neighborhood by sleeping around and her mom wanted some help. Her hero? Snooki.

I just don’t know. She is famous. She is a party girl. She is on TV. Is she iconic? Is she admirable? Does it matter? She is interesting and ridiculous. I don’t want my daughter to be anything like her, but does she entertain me? Yes.

Anyway, back to the show. Mike pranks Snooki and Deena by sending them on a taxi ride to NYC. They seem to have fun while they are on the road trip, but they are pretty pissed at Mike when they return. He cut into their party time.

Ronnie, Pauly and Vinnie get ready for dinner. Mike is taking too long, so they leave him at home. Poor Mike had to go get dinner and eat by himself. I actually felt sorry for him. Next time, he better hurry. Lesson learned.

A Cheesy Situation

Sammi returns. The girls seem happy, and are ready to party! Shocker! As Pauly says, “I don’t feel any different” when Sammi returns. Ronnie can’t even speak.  Sammi tells him he looks pale and he zings her with “I feel like I just saw a ghost.”

They go out, and Ronnie is, literally, following Sammi around. He tries to hold her hand. She practically “shoo shoos” him away with a “go have fun” or something like that. I can’t believe that Sammi has the strength after all her crying. However, she wants him to feel pain and suffer as she has … OK then.

In other pranks, Sammi, Ronnie and Snooki (after a night of partying sober) decide to prank Mike by putting cheese in his bed. He brings home a poor, unsuspecting girl (what is wrong with these women??) … and he thinks it is her.  He thinks she smells like cheese and gets her out of there quick. Nobody tells him any different.

Next week:

I THINK next week is the final episode and it looks like Jenni’s friend, Roger, may be cheating on her. I think she’s been the sane one this situation and faithful to her friend. Kinda hate that for her.