Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Our Lives are Over

Within a couple of weeks, our lives (or the lives we live through vicariously on T.V.) pretty much ended as all of our favorite shows wrapped up for the season. It was like one day we had a DVR full of goodies, and the next - nothing. Here are some highlights (and lowlights) of the shows that got us through winter semester
(Warning! If you are way backed up on your TIVO, possible spoiler alerts ahead)
The Biggest Loser: Couples
I think we are some of the last people to become obsessed with this show, and it's pretty much the only season we watched all the way through. Although 2 hours was a lot to devote to a show, it made it easier that we could skip through the commercials, and as an added bonus the cast got more and more attractive every week, so it became easier to watch!
Highlight - Watching Tara win challenge after challenge after challenge
Lowlight - The cheesy fake promos they do in the middle of the show where they pretend to be having a conversation and it's like "I'm hungry for a snack" and Bob's like "Have you tried extra sugarfree gum? It really helps cut the cravings." SHAMELESS

Here are Tara and Helen. From the beginning they were 2 of our favorites (besides the Tongans, Filipe & Sione). They both just kept doing aweseme and their transformations were shocking!
Helen won, and she deserved it. Look at those guns! She got down to 117 lbs.

Tara, who they claimed was a former model. When she was fat at the beginning I was like "whatever, yeah right" but slowly I started to see that could possibly be true.

America's Next Top Model
This show never ceases to amaze us. They take girls that can look so normal (and sometimes even wierd) and they somehow become these amazing models that take awesome pictures.
Highlight - They finally went to South America for their abroad trip! I've been wondering and asking Tanya when they would, and they went to Sao Paulo, Brazil!
Lowlight - Natalie, the brat from Southern CA and Thalia
This is Teyona, America's Next Top Model

The Amazing Race
This is one of our favorites. We love to travel and our dream is to be on this show. This season was okay, I didn't love all the places they traveled to. Also, we found that pretty much none of the teams were very likeable. They were all just the same old same old that we've seen a million times - annoying, ungrateful, etc.
Highlight - Wheels of cheese rolling down the hills of Switzerland and crashing into houses!
Lowlight - Basically all the teams (red heads were rude and ingrateful, blondes were too plastic, deaf kid was such a baby, athlete sisters bored us to tears, both young dating couples were boring and douchie, hick couple was sort of likeable but not even living in the real world, etc, etc)
Tammy and Victor won the mil. He was too feminine/controlling and I have a feeling these two Harvard Law grads don't really need the money . . .

Bratty red heads making it down the hill with their wheels of cheese

Gossip Girl
Tanya and I got hooked on this show because we heard it talked about sooooo much. Don't let the name and the excessive OMGs and WTFs scare you away. It's actually a pretty entertaining show with good characters, good writing, good plots, and lots of high school students somehow going into bars and drinking martinis every day of the week.
Highlight - everything that came out of Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf''s mouths
Lowlight - Jenny Humphrey (played by the girl who was Cindy Loo Hoo in the grinch) and her crop top and racoon eyes
See what I mean? Yeesh!

Best characters on TV
30 Rock
Everything Tina Fey touches turns to gold. This show is no exception. It is personally pulling ahead of the office for me (Rod), judging purely by how many times I LOL while watching it.
Highlight - When Tina (Liz Lemon) went to her class reunion and realized she was the mean girl at her high school - also "I want to go to there" and "Find out if there's a sit-down Quiznos in Midtown!"
Lowlight - That we didn't run into Tina Fey when we were in NYC

'Da Cast

Class Reunion

We were about ready to ditch SNL for good, but then a few seasons ago along came Kristin Wiig. Since then, she has carried the entire show on her back and everything SHE touches also turns to Gold.
Highlights - "Gillllllyyyy?!?"
Lowlights - Anything Kenan Thompson is in

"I found a dead cat on the side of the road so I took it home and put some honey on it and I cooked it and I ate it is that bad? do do do doooo"
Are we pathetic?


Erin said...

Loved Biggest Loser as well, but never sat through all 2 hours. Helen's freakin' amazing! Loved the samoan's slap dance in the finale...way awesome.

Amazing, love, loved, the cheese rolling down the hill. I don't think I've laughed that hard before! Didn't care for the whiney deaf kid either. And you're right, the Harvard grads definitely don't need the dough. I'd love to see you guys on there!!

As for SNL and,I don't watch those because my rabbit ears don't get those channels...don't know what I'm gonna do come Jun12th!

Thanks for the awesome TV recap..tho only things on now are So you think you can Dance and Wipe out. Here's to summer TV!

Erin said...

P.S. I hope you guys don't mind me commenting away on your blog...:)

Heather said...

"GILLY? Sorry." haha... Love it. Our tivo is basically empty at this point... although, I have replaced ANTM with So You Think You Can Dance. Best show ever, for real. Check it.

The Smiths said...

I too am feeling a lack of shows. Just yesterday I asked Stevenson what in the world I was going to do with my evening while he was gone. Wipeout is lame, but kindof funny sometimes.