Reality TV Notes
The Amazing Race
Not much to say about this week's Amazing Race, except that it was sad to see Danny and Oswald go, although they do seem to have been suffering from killer fatigue and they ran two pretty bad legs in a row.
What I'm more concerned about is next week:
First, I will be really upset if Charla and Mirna win. I can't stand them, and it worries me that the producers seem to be setting them up as the good guys. I don't really like Eric and Danielle either, but it's pretty impressive that they've been able to come back from all of those flight problems (that weren't really their fault) and being Yielded twice and marked for elimination once.
Second, I can't imagine the Beauty Queens fighting! What are they going to fight about?
Third, according to Televisionary, the show hasn't been picked up for another season yet. Oh no! It just cannot end with Charla and Mirna winning.
I don't think anyone commented on last week's American Idol Gives Back, but I found it disturbingly exploitive. I know it was for a good cause, but the barely disguised glee with which they came across telegenic Africans who were suffering was, um, off-putting.
Anyway, last night's Bon Jovi night was back to the pop culture fluff that we know and love. I was disappointed that no one sang "Runaway" -- clearly one of the top two Bon Jovi songs of all time. My love for Blake continues to grow. And for Melinda; she really needs to dress in jeans every week -- no more matronly dresses please. I hope that Phil and LaKisha go home tonight, but I'm worried for my boy Chris.