Saturday, September 17, 2011

Weekly TV Recap - September 17th

Summer shows had final episodes, and my first shows of the fall aired this week.  Next week let the madness really begin.

Wipeout (Tuesday) - You know, I am glad this show is ending for a while.  I'll take it up again next summer most likely, but for now I'm getting bored with it.  You can only see someone fall so many times before you lose interest.  And the blatant advertising is obnoxious.

Ringer - I'm not quite sold on this one yet, but I'm not turned off by it either.  Okay, so SMG's acting wasn't up to par at all.  But the plot seems to have promise.  Hopefully they will pull off the potential as the story progresses.  And yes, I realize this is me getting hooked on a serialized story, but we'll see how it goes.  It's definitely fun to see a show with several actors I know in it.  That alone makes me want to continue.

Necessary Roughness - I think it's a testament to how much I have come to care for these characters that the cliffhanger upset me that much.  I was actually yelling at the TV.  Yes, I will be tuning in next season to see where everyone goes from here.  They have really matured TK and made him into a decent guy.

Melissa and Joey - It was so nice (and funny) to see Ryder standing up to his girlfriend in the first episode.  And the second was quite interesting.  I was wondering how they were going to get Joey back in the house, and the twist with them thinking he was close to Ryder and Lenix to help them out was pretty good.  Plus that lawyer was a riot.  They have done a great job playing up the romantic tension, and that final episode was good.  I'll be interested to see where this goes when they get back.

Survivor - Has Coach calmed down and learned his lesson?  The two returning players will certainly be interesting people to watch this time around.  And Russell's nephew is going to have a lot to live down.  I would want to keep that secret as well.  But I am rooting for Cochran.  So glad he wasn't the first to go.  The poor lady who was voted off took it hard.  I can't say too much because I would probably take it hard as well, but I felt like she was too bitter.  She did lose the challenge for them after all.  That's pretty much a ticket to go first.

Wipeout (Thursday) - Two hours is too much of this show.  I was so ready to be done at the one hour mark.  I've been waiting for this episode because I met some people who were contestants on this episode.  I met them at a mud run in May, and they had filmed it several months before that.  And I think I remember who they were, but I'm not completely sure.  In fact, I think they couple who won was two of the three.  But I just met them briefly and wouldn't swear to it.  Anyway, I hope they wait until next summer to come back.  I need a break from the show.

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