Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Reality TV - Tuesday June 5

Tonight was another reality television night.

Auditions #2 was tonight and it didn't disappoint. Like last night there were some good, some bad and some questionable. As I said last night I will recap and blog episodes once auditions are over. It is just too hard for me before that point... and I am feeling lazy ha! Last night I listed a few names from Auditions #1. I missed the tall guy who everyone asked if he was a basketball player - he was awesome! Tonight a few stand outs included Felix (first gal), the dessert girl who ran for a rolling pin, the cowboys were entertaining at least, but the horse riding one got through. I also loved the husband and wife combo.

Love in the Wild
I seriously can't understand why I watch this show... but I do. It is usually my background show while I do other things online and my recaps are pretty vague idf I can remember names. I will try to do better this time, but no guarantees. Tonight's episode was a good start. I love Jenny McCarthy as host and the nick names the contestents used for each other("boobs mcgee") helped me since I usually have to refer to them by nicknames (Have you seen my Bachelorette recaps? "head injury guy" and "egg dude" and "long haired boy" LOL Sorry, I am not detail focused - CLEARLY!) Read my recap from tonight here....

Hells Kitchen
Episode #2 was tonight and the drama was full force. It is always equally entertaining and mind-blowing at how terrible these "chefs" are.... See my full re-cap from tonight's episode here.

Tomorrow: SYTYCD Auditions #3 (Again, I usually start recaps once we get our top group, though a bit of commentary happens during auditions and CERTAINLY during Vegas week!!!)

Thanks for reading.... Remember Big Brother Starts in a month - squeeeeee!!!

Love in the Wild Premiere

So Jenny McCarthy is hosting which already means the show is an improvement from last time.

The Top 2 couples from last season are still together, "so it does work" she says. She is quirky, honest, funny and the show starts with drawing numbers and then choosing their "man"


Cina (cocky, good looking, lil' asian girl) chooses Chase.
Tara (blonde, kind of ditzy, self-assured bimbo) chooses Tim. (Who had been eyeing Ali.
Summer (looks like a cowgirl hottie and seems more down to earth) picks blonde babe Jesse.
Jenny (red head who was recently cheated on) goes for Ben (long hair and an accent).
Ali (from Arkansas, looks like "boobs mcgee from previews) goes for Jason.
Yanina did eeny-miney and picked Ken.
Shawna was left over and got Christian who has a strange look to him, like a cartoon character almost.

After picked, 7 more men walked in and were looking even better looking than the first batch. The women got to choose a 2nd man to form a trio and the three would go on a date.

Random order to pick:
Cina picked Jason E.
Ali picked Darwin who reminded me a bit of Channing Tatum - rawr!
Jenny picked Frankie
Shawna picked Brian or Ryan
Yanina picked Mike
Tara picked Leo, jersey shore style
Summer picked Quaisoni

Jenny warns, the better you finish the better chance you have of winning, staying in the game, but also, the worse you place/longer it takes you to do the challenge, the worse and more rugged your accommodations...

1st place is luxurious accomodations
2-4 stay in cabins
5 & 6 place stay in rugged spot
last place is undescribable... vile...

-Collect three shells
-find supplies (including a map) safely stored ... as a helicopter drops all their supplies into the ocean.

One of the trio swims to get supplies (leaves other two to mingle right? Unless it's the woman)

Summer took lead as Jesse and Q flirted onthe beach ha ha, Ken was in second while Mike flirted with Yanina despite being a lifeguard. Tim admits he is a cheater/womanizer - lovely. Jenny tries to talk with Frankie, who is too excited to cheer for Ben.

The trio had a map and continued with the adventure. The lady gets put in a snake pit to dig in the sand for shells. Some girls were... girlie... others were troopers. Summer is a rockstar, but Shawna & blondie Tara gave all women a bad name screeching and squealing.

Next the men threw coconuts at a mask to break it. The two men would go, go, go "fighting" to break it and "win" the gals adoration.

Then there was a 5 second kiss, Tara said hers was salty and gross,

Jenny found Shauna, Brian and Christians map... mwahahahah I like Jenny... she is malicious and a ginger ;)She and Ben had to keep kissing because Frankie couldn't work the camer for the 5 second kiss ha ha - awesome

Shawna is bossy and mad because of the left behind map, they lost time going to get it.

Next,t hey go to the boat and get the boat and then dive for the next shell. Summer's crew was strong enough to carry the boat, even though they left logs to roll the boat down. Summers boat sunk so they swam as the next group started to catch up. Still, Summer swims like a fish and keeps their lead.

As the boat sunk the teams struggled, Shawna whined a lot and Christian said Brian could have her ha ha. I really enjoyed Darwin, he reminds me of Channing Tatum a bit... not as hot of course ;)

The third and final shell was hanging in a tree and they had to climb to get it.

Jesse took the lead to impress Summer, it worked they along with Q came in first and get to stay at the Oasis luxury suite. Yanina, Ken and Mike came up in second. Jenny McCarthy greeted them. Next to arrive was Tara, Tim and a blood painted Leo (he used his blood to paint his face - gross!) Next was Cina, Chase and Jason E then close behind was Shawna, Ryan and Christian.. they got the rugged accommodations... can't wait to see where. Also sharing similar conditions is Jenny, Ben and Frankie. Last place was Ali, Darwin and Jason. They get to stay in the worst conditions.... Ali is not impressed.

At the luxury suite Summer, Jesse and Q hafe an entire hotel, private bar, pool, billiards, kitchen, it is amazing! A personal chef, bartender, you name it!

The cabins were cozy and nice. There was a pool, the individual cabins with one giant bed ha ha.

Then came the tents. Rugged conditions and a spider sent whiney Shawna over the top. There was at least pillows and such....

Which brings me to the worse accommodations... a wood floor, hay roof and a net and a sleeping bag. Everyone comes to see and laughs and makes fun of them, which makes them even more mad.

Ali whines and threatens to leave and Jason H tries to comfort her. She is crying and I am hoping she leaves... really? It is not a big deal! One night... Jason tells her to toughen up but is still kind to her and makes her laugh.

The bottom three teams have an "outdoor vanity" which is a ladle, a bucket of cold water and that is what they use to wash....

At least the cabins have their own bathrooms, but Oasis I don't even know what else to say - personal chef, bartender, just heavenly... still, they go to the cabins to meet the others. Summer wants to "check out the other guys:

Party time, drinking time, mingling and flirting between everyone.

There is double the men so it is awkward and you get odd behaviour like Leo in his tighties swimming and shaking his junk around, Mike entertaining Yanina while Ken watched. Tim caught Summer's eye, and vice versa, Q and Tara were flirting, he was upset to leave them and go back to the Oasis where they struggled with sleeping positions.

Chase took a chair to sleep on but Jason slept in the bed with Cina, Cina thought Chase was more of a gentleman.
Tara tried to get the men to sleep off the bed and she would get it herself. Tara has no interest in Leo but ends up in the middle of them both.

Similarily Yanina was in the middle and both men played footsie and touchy with her... especially Mike - ha!

Ali, Jason and Darwin struggled with mosquitos despite the nets and then the weather changes and it begins to storm and rain... Ali is - you guessed it NOT IMPRESSED!

Frankie is a snorer and Jenny can't handle it. The others all wake up and mostly complain about sleep.

Summer, Q and Jesse go for their reward. They change and learn to dance salsa.

Jenny McCarthy announces that women hold the power. First place winner Summer can pick ANY guy she wants, the rest of the gals will choose and 7 men will go home. She suggests they all mingle and get to know everyone... hmmm...

The flirting begins ....

Shawna does yoga and Brian or Ryan or whoever he is tries to learn also.

Tara and Christian flirt a bit since he is over Shawna anyways... Tara finds him a little strange.

Ken and Yanina get some chat time finally without crazy Mike. Ken fosters puppies and shares photos with her, they see a rainbow and kiss. Mike complains that Ken isn't trying, Ken feels Mike tries too hard.

Ben and Jenny see a rainbow and enjoy each others sarcastic banter.

Jason and Cina share some wine on a hammock and Jason comes on a tad strong... too little too late maybe? Cina seems more into Chase.... we shall see.

Shawna has a beach chat with Mike as they share coconuts. Looks like some switch ups may occur.. in typical Mike fashion he pushes too hard asking for a kiss and trying to get her to tell him who she will pick.

At this point I can NOT believe I am still watching... apparently this is two hours long - geezus!

Preparing for the ceremony (finally) we hear how each person feels about how the night will go...

Here is how it will work:

Trio's come up and the woman will choose a man. He can not deny her.
Those not picked move to the unmatched area.

Summer won so she gets to go first (and can pick any man, not just one from her trio) she feels only a friendship with them and sends them to the unmatched area and decides to pick from one of the other men. She picks Tim... much to Tara's dismay. Tim says he is happily surprised. I like this match up.

Yanina, Ken and Mike come up next.
She chooses Ken as mike is more brotherly love. This doesn't surprise me.

Tara and Leo are next. Tim was already stolen.
Tara and Leo insult each other and are a forced couple.

Cina, Jason and Cashe are next.
They are pretty even, she is clearly unsure but chooses Jason. I thought she would have picked Chase, I wish she had!

Shawna, Christian, Ryan are up.
She easily chooses Ryan, Christian seems equally happy to be rid of her.

Jenny, Ben and Frankie are next.
No one is surprised she chooses Ben.

Ali, Darwin and Jason are last.
She had more of a connection with Jason, so I am not surprised she chooses him, but sad to see Channing Tatum resembling Darwin go.

One more surprise - of course.

The 7 unmatched men man not be leaving?

The women get one more chance, they can keep the man they chose or switch them out for ANYONE in the unmatched area. The men get to plead their case. Q mentions Tara and Cina. Jesse mentions Ali. Mike sweet talks and reminds Shawna of their time on the beach, Chase wants to get to know Ali more. The others stay silent.

Summer already had her pick of every guy, so we skip her.

Yanina - stays with Ken.
Tara - easily switches out Leo for Jesse randomly because she didn't talk to him.
Cina - stays.
Shawna - stays with Ryan despite the connection with Mike. (Good idea, Mike felt like a player)
Jenny - stays with Ben - thankfully, I like them. I don't usually like long hair but he is beautiful and the accent is hot too!
Ali - decides to switch, after apologizing to Jason she ponders over who to take... she chooses Chase, I am thrilled, Chase is awesome!

So our new 7 men that are unmatched head home. Good Riddance to most of them... some it is sad, but tis life.

So as horrible as this show it, it easily has me hooked - did you watch? What did you think? The constant twists get on my nerves, Jenny McCarthy makes it more fun, and I actually remember a few names by the end of the TWO HOUR premiere... off to a good start!

Hells Kitchen - Episode 2

First they were woken up at 6am by loud rap music... then, in their PJs raced down stairs where their first challenge began...


Digging through the ice piles they had to find all the scallops. This was tough as some were in barefoot, PJs and Royce even got a split bloddy nose.

Once completed they had the challenge to prepare 6 scallop dishes. The women took an early lead and win the challenege.

Men are left to clean up the ice pile while women head for a yacht party to Catalina with Chef Ramsay.

Men eat poorly cooked scallops turned into shakes and Royce and Brian have conflict. Meanwhile, Women feast and toast and zip line and laugh and play.

Before second dinner service, men seem united but the women struggle to get along, communicate and share... Robyn and Barbie have beef over stupid things and it seems dinner service will be a challange because of this.

In addition to the regular menu items they have table side shrimp scampi appetizer. Christina and Brian are on the floor preparing these table side and the rest are intheir team kitchens.

Don struggles with pizza under Chef Ramsay's observation, which he admits makes him nervous. These nerves, or lack of skills lead to a burned AND raw pizza... go figure!

Both kitchens have issues throughout dinner service - no surprise!

Additionally, raw and overcooked shrimp for a table on the blue team leads to Brian getting shouted at from Ramsay.

Things get intense in both kitchens, but two hours into service, the red kitchen gets kicked out. The ladies lose it and it's yelling, screaming, hissy fits. Tiffany is throwing things and Kimmie is swearing.

The blue kitchen is not far behind and is kicked out of the kitchen also.

This seems common nowadays - they never get through the dinner service. If I was going as a guest I would try for near the end when I could at least get some food in my belly after two hours of listening to Ramsay scream in the kitchen.

Red Team/ Ladies as well as the Blue Team / Men both lose "A sinking ship and a runaway train"

They both need to come up with two names to put forward for judging/be sent home.

The men seem to be on the same page, mostly, with Chris (who even nominated himself) some suggest Don, but others think Royce. Guy says if a man can't man up he should go home... looks like Royce as 2nd nomination? I guess we will see who they ask, each person seems to have a different 2nd choice.

The red team all agrees on Barbie also.. Tiffany is still losing her mind while Kimmie offers to up against Barbie to send her home. The ladies agree on Roshni, who is not impressed as she doesn't deserve to be up based on tonight's service.

Red: Barbie who isn't a team player and Roshni.
Blue: Chris based on performance tonight and Royce based on performance on garnish.

Ramsay calls all four forward and Roshni explains how she was just the second vote. Barbie says Kimmie and Robyn are worst chefs for bringing down the moral.

Royce talks about his dedication and says his performance tonight isn't representative of his abilities. Chris says he is a strong cook, with passion and desire and admits he messed up tonight and owned it.

Ramsay made some snide remarks in response to them all, he then calls Roshni and Royce to return to line.

In the end, Ramsay says it is difficult and says truthfully they should both be going home, he calls Barbie and sends her back in line then takes Chris' jacket.

Chris heads home, sadly. But we need the girlie drama for the show so of course Barbie will stay to keep Kimmie and Robyn talking ghetto and threatening her.

"Piss Off"

and as if on cue, Robyn moans and whines about Barbie... Barbie talks smack back and then Ramsay finishes off with him clever one liner...

Next Week:

Barbie may have survived elimination, but will she survive the night? Looks like Robyn, Tiffany and Kimmie are all from the same ghetto hood and attack Barbie... Tiffany is even in her bra and bouncing at Barbie threatening her... while Robyn looks on approvingly nodding... oh so gangsta


Next week will be more drama - of course.... still too soon to pick a favourite but I do enjoy the girlie drama and the boy stupidity - for now.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Reality TV - Monday June 4

Another night of dates, cocktail parties and a rose ceremony. There was sailing, tears, anger, roses and disappointment. Read my full recap here.

Hell's Kitchen
See the contestent roster and bios here.
See tonight's recap here.

The first episode was tonight and we saw the good, the bad and the ugly. I didn't do a recap, I usually don't until the group is established but some stand outs were the young 'gaysian' who made wontons and who's parents don't approve. Also the cocky unemployed guy. I also loved the blind woman and I wish the high schooler made it, but hope she returns next year. Another episode tomorrow and once we have our set chefs I shallbegin episode recaps.

Later this Week...

Love in the Wild, SYTYCD & More

Bachelorette - June 4

Another night of dates and drama...

They head to Bermuda. The guys roll up on mopeds. Hanging out inside, the guys rag on Doug because he is nervous for the date. Arie, in particular, pushes his buttons for entertainment and just as things are starting to get tense, in walks Emily.


Arie's diary room was hilarious " Doug is like the hulk, Doug is angry, Doug is sad " ha ha ha!!!

Doug gets the first one-on-one date. He also got the first impression rose the first episode. They go shopping and sample food and seem to be having a very normal date. They even create their own perfumes.

Emily thought Doug was always happy, he admited he has bad days and had been grumpy when she arrived. Doug told Emily what happened and how he "scolded" them. Then Emily and Doug wrote a postcard for Austin (Doug's son) since he had written a letter to Emily.

They went to the moongate and walked through together making wishes. Emily wished she wouldn't be single forever. ha ha Um, win, lose, or fail.... even if Bachelorette doesn't work that women will NOT ever be single - except by choice! She is beautiful, charming, funny, though probably too picky and a tad high maintainence.

For dinner they have a good tine. Emily compares her feelings to how she felt with Brad. She also fears he is too much like Brad. He admits he isn't perfect. Faults? Too much time with his son, that isn't a bad answer. She wants to know what would your ex gf say? She feels like Doug's answers are "too perfect" So Emily says she is sensitive, stubborn, I don't work out, I stay in PJs all day sometimes even while I run errands. She then realizes how uncomfortable it is being put on the spot. Needless to say, he gets the rose and although he wants to kiss Emily, he doesn't make the move because he was taught not to unless a woman tells him too... er... ok... the editing makes Emily look disappointed he didn't make a move.. who knows.

Back at the house the date card arrives.

Group date:


Leaves Alejandro and Jon, Micheal, Nate are left, two won't get a date, two will get a two-on-one where one will be sent packing.

Group Date starts with sailing. After a brief lesson the men are broken up into two teams to race for more time with Emily.

Jef & Charley have the major big sails to control on their respective teams... yellow vs red:

Yellow = Ryan, Jef, Arie, Kallon
Red = Charley, Sean, Travis, Chris

After a lot of near capsizing boats there are some injuries. Red seems to take the lead, yellow complains about lack of communication, more near flipped boats, yelling, intensity, yellow takes the lead, red goes into overload to try and win and cuts off yellow, but yellow somehow pulls ahead once more and wins. Red is disappointed and angry. It is revealed that Jef's finger was "ripped off at the first turn"

Red takes the walk of shame to head home, Yellow gets a wonderful evening where Ryan's ego starts to show... more. Besides calling Emily his trophy wife, and later with his one-on-one time he has a "talk with her" ha ha he claims he has a lot of depth and maturity but I don't see it... "I'm not her to impress you, but make an impression on you" she calls him out on his odd comments "I'll love you but I won't love on you" and "You ain't cheating you ain't trying" or "you best be getting your butt to the gym" she says "what id i got fat because i couldn't go to the gym because i was chasing you kids around" he continues his douchey-self-comments. Yup, I officially do not like him anymore. He then talks about why she was kissing Arie and that she is wasting her amazing opportunity. He kind of lectures her for kissing and implies she represents herself inappropriately. Appauling. He is just not nice.

Arie says all the right things (again, his "baggage haunts me, but I am starting to forgive all of that, he is so dreamy) I think he should be the next Bachelor if he doesn't win this (and I hope he doesn't) or at least Bachelor Pad! I much prefer Jef who is younger and really cute! They sit by the fire and seem to connect, though he didn't kiss her. Arie DID kiss her - a lot - back at the house in fact, the men were commenting on how Arie and Emily were kissing at the last trose ceremony...

The rose goes to Jef... it pays to withhold a kiss and leave her wanting more eh?

Fireworks explode, Jef wraps his arma round Emily, Arie is jealous and upset, Ryan thinks she did it to be "safe" wah wah wah....

John & Nate get the two-on-one date. We don't know why John is called wolf yet, so I hope we find out on the date then he goes home. Nate is cuter, but I feel I have unresolved issues with John (mainly - why is he called Wolf?!?!?!)

They go to these amazing caves for dinner, I think I'd rather swim in that beautiful water. It is awkward since there is a rose and one will be leaving... Emily takes Nate first for some one-on-one and they drink and chat sitting on a very uncomfy rock. Emily gives Nate the vibe of a sister or bestie NOT romantic... whichis too bad.

Then John and Emily have some time, which seems a little more sincere and less awkward than Nate and Emily.

She gives the rose to John and sends cutie Nate packing. She claims Nate is too "young"

Cocktail Party

Alejandro gets some time and Emily apologizes for not giving him some time yet.

Ryan is super cocky and is the only one to say he knows he is safe. The men discuss if he was to go home. Ryan and Emily talk and she says more b.s. that makes me roll my eyes... we get it... Ryan LOVES Ryan! Doug tells Arie to go interupt, Arie doesn't think Ryan is here for the right reasons and so he does go... Ryan thinks this is because he is such a threat...

Arie and Emily talk... Arie also thinks he is a threat to Ryan ha - oh boy! During Emily and Arie's talks he admits she feels comfy with him and they have a strong connection and thinks about him a lot. She is clearly smitten with him.

Ryan wants to be the next Bachelor and says if it doesn't work out he is meant for bigger things. he goes on talking about how he will use the show for bigger things, like the Bachelor next season. As he tells (long haired guy I forget his name) this I can't help but wonder WTF?!?! I hope Ryan leaves....

The men talk more and more and bad mouth each other.

Sean takes Emily for some chit chat and is very honest, open and sweet about how disappointed he was to not get some one-on-one time. Emiyl clearly feels the same way. She kisses him. It's sweet... they are adorable together. He seems much more sincere than Arie or Ryan. I like him!

Chris spends some one-on-one time with Emily and expresses his concerns. He is indeed only 25 but mature beyond his years, despite what some others may say (DOUG)

Chris decides to confront Doug on why he thinks he is a better man for Emily. The men gather to watch at the window.

In talking with host Chris, Emily says she thinks Doug is perfect, but whenever there is house drama or problems it is usually involving Doug or Ryan. She likes Jef a lot but twice has had one-on-one time and no kiss. Arie makes her giddy. Alejandro she isn't sure is ready for what she has to offer. Emily is hip to Ryan and the other side of him that is a bit manipulative. Emilyi s very candid and it's awesome to hear her true opinions and that she knows what's happening. Much nicer than past seasons.

Rose Ceremony:
Doug, Jef and John have roses.


So we say good-bye to Charley (head injury) and Michael (long hair)

I am favouring: #1 - Sean #2 - Jef #3 - Arie #4 - Chris #5 - Doug
I do not like: #1 - Ryan #2 - Alejandro #4 - Kallon #5 - JOhn
Travis fits in between the dislike anbd like.

Next week they are off to London and we see some Sean one-on-one time and kissing, some Jef one-on-one time and it seems Ryan does a contest play so probably a group date. Then there will be more drama with Chris, Doug, Kallon and Ryan. Looks like it is the "Ricky is baggage" comment and Emily confronts him at cocktail party and tells him to get the fuck out - you go girl!

Thoughts? Faves?

Hells Kitchen Season 10 Premiere

Hells Kitchen kicked off tonight. If you missed it, I have your recap, as well as my opinions... just read on.... Also, check out the contestents bio's here.

It started with Sexy Chef Scott showing his photo before he met Chef Gordon Ramsey. He had hair.. and if it is possible, he was even hotter than he is now.... *sigh* If you are new to my Hell's Kitchen Recaps, let me warn you, I have a hard crush on Chef Scott. Anyways, Scott asks who else is willing to shave their heads. One male does, One Female does... ramsey stops them before anyone else gets their heads shaved and it is revealed that the two who were shaved are in deed Chef Scott's friends ha ha!

They go work on their signature dishes and the season is off to a bang....


Robyn vs. Don

Robyn made bass and was complimented for plating and flavour
Don made a huge portion of something southwest pasta something or other? It is too spicey

Win: Ladies

Tiffany vs. Guy

Tiffany makes lamb that is drenched in sauce and soggy
Guy makes bass and says the sauce got burned and not to try it

Win: neither

**Meanwhile one guy is coughing and seems like he is about to pass out - Clemnza*

Roshni vs Royce

Roshni made lamb and had a "balance of flavour"
Royce made pan seared something. He cooks at SDK his executive chef is Ralph who is a past contestnet runner up.

Win: Both

Danielle vs Justin

Win: Men

Kimmie vs. Brian

Win: Neither

Barbie vs. Chris

Win: Neither

Briana vs. Patrick

Win: Both

Dana vs. Tavon

Dana makes scallops which are complimented by Chef Ramsey
Tavon makes shrimp, scallops, crab on pasta. Ramsey doesn't like the flavour.

Win: Ladies

Christina vs. Clemnza

Christina makes pork chop which Chef loves
Clemenza makes veal truffle something

Win: Ladies

Ladies win!!!!! BBQ cooked by Rock and Dave (past winners of Hell's Kitchen season 3 and 6)

Losers: Clean-up Kitchens (both)

Blue Team / Men finish cleaning and start studying the books for dinner service.

Red Team / Ladies are a bit tipsy and they are being goofy.

In the morning the chefs start prep with their new knives. Men seem more confident than the women who are a bit frazzled and nervous.

Chef Ramsay arrives and ANNOUNCES it is the 125th dinner service. He drills a few of the chefs and the women clearly are not up to par.

Dinner Service Begins and the women are struggling with appetizers and sends Roshni upstairs. Barbie steps in and things get on track. Blue is not doing much better as Royce struggles on appies also.

The usual chaos ensues with Chef Ramsay yelling "RAW" and "WTF" and so on. Tavon the alleged executive chef not only doesn't cook well he prepped the scallops that are so poorly done they can't be cooked or even used.

Blue team loses "ya you suck at least red team finished appetizers"

They nominate: Tavon and Don. Chef disagrees and calls Royce down with Tavon.

Tavon is sent home.


Too early to pick favourites yet....

And so we continue with another season of drama in the kitchen. Any faves yet?

Cosmopolis Toronto Premiere at TIFF Lightbox

I know a few friends who camped out for this - Hoping to get some details and photos to share with you soon!