Thursday, December 4, 2008

Survivor Type

  • What I'm Watching/Listening To/Reading:
    • Strong season on Earl. Very strong. Whereas last season they used the whole jail thing and then the coma thing to keep it fresh, they're using other story techniques to stick to the list but with a variety of plots.
    • Survivor tonight. Where do you start? How could Kenny be that gullible and, if he was, how did Crystal not go along with it? How did Bob almost pull that off? How annoying is Sugar? Does she have any shot at getting even one vote if she makes it to the final Tribal Council? Why do those family episodes always make you so emotional? The last question is simpler, I suppose. You see the people in their basest and most conniving moments and even though you don't like most of them, you still get to know them very well. So when Matty proposes, in tears, to his girlfriend, it's pretty moving. It was actually the third proposal in Survivor history -- everyone remembers Rob and Amber, but the first was actually Keith on Australian Outback.
    • I've written before about the great and underrated work that Eric Dane does as Mark Sloan on Grey's Anatomy. He was fantastic tonight in the scene where he's telling Callie not to go after the hot intern. It's scenes like that that, while I hate the Denny stuff with a passion, makes me still like the show.
  • Random Thoughts/Links:
    • Was going to go with an essay/discussion starter tonight, but TV is just too good on Thursdays. Stay tuned.
    • On Survivor tonight, as they showed the families, we found out that Kenny actually has a sister named Jenny. Do they also have a mentally-challenged brother named Benny, a dead-fiancee-come-back-as-a-ghost named Denny, a Jewish comedian brother named Henny, a foul-mouthed brother named Lenny, a daughter named Penny, a badly-directing brother named Renny, and of course a congressman for a brother named Steny?
    • Carolina bombed #12 Michigan State last night by thirty-five. I can't stress enough how freaking good this team is.
  • Daily Rave:
    • You want to feel good about the world? Just read this. Amazing.

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