Sunday, April 25, 2010

Tough Love Couples is Tough to Watch

As a huge fan of Tough Love, I looked forward to Tough Love Couples appearing on television. However, I found the show so boring that I couldn't even sit through it. (That says a lot, being that I am willing to watch a lot of bad TV.) I struggled through episode one, and gave up halfway through episode two. Steve Ward was just plain mean, and I found it hard to connect with the couples. I don't feel like the couples really want to be there, and Steve looks just as bored. I might tune in for the finale, but I could probably go without it.

Another show worth skipping is The Marriage Ref. Celebrity guests vote on whether the husband or wife is correct in a relationship debate. It's funny at times, but there's no reason to devote an hour a week to this show.

I watched the finale of 16 and Pregnant, which was an episode where Dr. Drew talked to the girls about their experiences. I felt terrible for Leah, who truly regretted messing up her relationship with her boyfriend. I wish them the best and hope that they get back together. (Although I'm not a huge fan of the spelling of their twins' named: Aleeah and Aliannah.) I really do feel badly for Leah, in any case, because she was genuinely confused about her relationship with her ex, Robbie. It must be tough being her age and trying to figure out your love life while having twins.

According to the show The Soup, VH1 will be changing their programming to be classier. I wonder what that means, but I look forward to it. Although I do miss the really un-classy shows, like The Surreal Life. Can we have a new season of that show?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Saturday Night Live Isn't Really Reality TV, But....

I happened to catch a moment of Saturday Night Live last night, and it was Justin Beiber's performance. Now, here's the thing - I am not a Justin Beiber fan. I've heard his song "Baby" on the radio before, and I didn't exactly love it. However, when I heard him sing on the show, I was surprised. He's actually talented. He danced, he sang (and I think it was real singing), and he put on a performance. I truly thought he was just a mass manufactured teenybopper whose daddy was a big guy at a record label, but now that I've seen his performance, I've got to say, the kid's got talent.

I still don't love the song as it is played on the radio, but when it was on SNL, I will admit, I enjoyed it.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Real Housewives of New York City: Why, Jill, Why?

I totally understand the feud between Jill and Bethenny, but Jill, why did you push Bethenny away when she tried so hard to make things right? Sometimes, you have to put yourself first, but at other times, it's important to understand the feelings of others.

Bethenny clearly cares about Jill and the friendship, and isn't that what Jill wanted? I really like Jill, but I think was over the top and hope next week's episode brings this feud to a close.

In other Real Housewives news, the Real Housewives of New Jersey will be back soon, and the next piece in the franchise will be Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

16 and Pregnant - Leah

If you watched 16 and Pregnant this week, you'll know that Leah and Corey had twins. Corey was so sweet - he really loved Leah. However, I also can't blame Leah for her feelings. You can't help your feelings, and love is confusing, especially for a sixteen year old girl.

What I want to know is why did Leah's parents encourage her and Corey to move in together? I understand that there wasn't a lot of room in their house, but how did having your sixteen year old daughter move in with the rebound guy she dated for a month before getting pregnant seem like a good idea?

I like the names they chose for the babies, just not the spellings. Aliyah or Aleah, okay. Aliana, also okay. But Aleeah and Aliannah? I feel like they both have some extra letters tacked on.

I really wish them all the best, in any case, and hope everything works out.

On another note, The Millionaire Matchmaker was enjoyable this week. I really liked watching the 'underdog' types of guys find girls who really cared about them. I wanted to cheer them on as the show continued. Props to Patti for finding them matches!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Frank the Entertainer Recap, Poor Jayne Dolinsky & Thoughts About Tool Academy

Before I begin on the items noted in the subject line, has anyone watched Jessica Simpson's The Price of Beauty? I watched half an episode and it just couldn't hold my attention. I feel kind of bad about that, as we're supposed to learn important lessons about beauty and self value (I think), but it just doesn't hold the same appeal as the trashy TV we love to watch.

So, onto the main topics: Frank the Entertainer. We saw Frank go from a large group of girls down to the finalists, and choose Kerry over Cathy. I think he made the right decision. I actually feel bad for Cathy because she really did like Frank, but she messed up by getting physical and talking about it on camera. (I wonder what Frank's parents thought when they saw the show. I also wonder how Cathy's parents are taking it, especially after Cathy talked about her dad having a high profile job.) Anyway, Kerry was the right choice, although I'm not necessarily convinced that the relationship will last.

I still want to know more about Felicia leaving. I kind of see her thought process, and I think she did what she had to do for Frank, but I do feel bad for her. Frank put the girls in a tough situation, and I think Felicia choosing to leave showed that she truly did care about Frank.

Next up, Little Miss Perfect. I felt so awful for Jayne Dolinsky when she had to drop out of the pageant because she was sick. I felt even worse when Michael Galanes told her that she should have pushed through it. The poor girl is seven years old (or something) and was clearly painfully sick. I understand where he's coming from, but I think Jayne would have gained more benefit from "Jayne, just come back next year and win!" I feel bad for Jayne's mother - Jayne is quite a handful - but she's such a funny, bright kid, and I think she'll grow up into a funny and wonderful adult.

Tool Academy comes to a close soon, and this season sure has been interesting. From Courtney with her bad body image to Angelo and his tears to Kyle's undying attachment to Jennavecia, it's been an interesting season. First and foremost, I feel like Courtney did want to change, and I really felt badly for her. She had such a terrible body image and lashed out in the ways that she knew how.

I'm not really sure what to think of Dayna and Angelo. Dayna put up with a lot of crying this season, which might have been a turn-off to many other people. Overall, I think this couple has a strong chance of making it work.

As for Kyle and Jennavecia, I hate to say it, but that relationship is not working. Kyle clearly loves her a lot, but she's not exactly the kindest to him. I think he needs to let go and find a nice, calm girl, and Jennavecia should go out and have fun, since she's still got a lot of that in her system.

What do you think of bringing parents onto reality TV shows? I think it's cool in a way, but also awful. In Cathy's case on Frank the Entertainer, Frank seemed to hold it against her that her parents didn't come. However, parents aren't always up for the limelight, and as much as the contestants might want their parents to appear, it's not fair to expect them to show up. Some people actually value their private lives, you know?

Have you seen this? Local 'Wife Swap' Daughter Sues ABC for $100 Million As Entertainment Weekly said, nothing makes a girl look more spoiled (which she is claiming the show portrayed her as) than suing for $100 million.