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16 October 2008 @ 11:44 pm
25 Teddy Bear Lane ... And Elephants! Oh My!  
Thursday night (US) television viewing -- well, at least what I watched. (I'm sorry The Office and Life on Mars, tomorrow I eagerly await the opportunity to watch you.)

So, I LOVED the whole elephant bit. I really, really, REALLY did. In fact, other than watching Ozzy doing water challenges (and kicking his heels that one time), this was probably my favorite moment ever watching Survivor. Seriously. It was just so unique to this show and seeing how Matty and Ace and the rest of them (especially Matty) reacted to the moment was just marvelous. I loved it.

And I do love Matty, and Sugar. Totally Sugar. Man, if you'd told me my favorite BY FAR would be the pin-up model, I'da scoffed. But, she is awesome and I soooooooo thought she was getting voted out. I really did. So good job, editor-monkeys, you totally (and happily) fooled me. Yay! I also like Bob, and lordy somehow the curmudgeon that is Randy has managed to worm his way into my affections as well. How the heck did THAT happen?!?!

Yay, GC is gone. Woohoo!!! Oh, and randomly, did anyone else notice Marcus (!) fake-eating fruit off of Charlie's shoulder? Come on, Marcus, either you're secretly gay or bi-sexual or that's just cruel. Tsk, tsk. Uh, that's all.

Yeah, it's official. Ugly Betty is so back to season one glory. No, I still don't give flying fig newton about Hilda's storyline, but I loved how all three main storylines centered on a common theme that wasn't obvious (to me at least) until Betty verbalized it. Good job, show. Also, good job show in getting rid of Coach, DJ and Alexis all in one fell swoop, woohoo!

Great character moments for almost everyone, Gio is fabulous, and we had some lovely Betty/Daniel moments, my favorite being when Betty said that he made her look at a mole on his "lower back" but now there were boundaries? LOL! While I may not care about Hilda's story, I DID like the unpredictable nature of tonight. I totally expected some kind of farce, or slapstick-y situation with Betty suspected of being the other woman, so I loved how instead it was used as a way to wake Hilda up. (One quibble though was how she told Tony that she loved and lost someone and never got her second chance. Erm, uhm, yeah, you did. Cuz your first go-round with Santos resulted in Justin, the second go-round, ie, your second chance was when you hooked up years later.)

Still, all in all, loves!! My show is back. Yay!!!!!!!!!!
Laurel: Billiecorusca on October 17th, 2008 06:10 am (UTC)
I so did the whole 'fist pump of victory' when GC got voted out, I was convinced we were saying goodbye to Sugar...which would have made me WEEP. I love her so.

I haven't had the chance to watch Betty yet - but I'm sooo glad that DJ is leaving. He's been so...well, annoying, but distracting from the awesomeness that is Daniel and Betty's BFFship. I still can't decide whether or not I like the idea of a relationship with them, but their BFF-dom is near and dear to my heart.

I would guess that if anything, Hilda meant that she didn't get to have a 'real' relationship with Santos the second time around...'cause he kinda died in the middle of them getting back together.
Arabian: Billie Piper_03arabian on October 17th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
I was convinced we were saying goodbye to Sugar...which would have made me WEEP. I love her so.

Yes, and I was seriously considering whether I'd continue watching. But yay, it was GC!!!!!!!!!

Re: UB. Yah, DJ is boring, but I don't blame him for the lack of BFFship with Daniel/Betty, that was pretty much screwed over most of last season. It's been so much better this season already. I just think the whole concept of DJ sucked on its own.

I want a Betty/Daniel relationship, but only when they're ready. Although, considering the ratings' dive, the show may have to get them ready this season because there may not be a next season.

RE: Hilda, yeah, but you shouldn't have to fanwank it. The writers were being lazy, they wanted to use the "second chance" sentiment never mind that technically it didn't really fit.
harper47harper47 on October 17th, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC)
Oh I kind of forgot about the elephant stuff in my "stupid, stupid" review. Hee!

Yes, that was kind of neat seeing their faces filled with awe. And I also totally thought Sugar was a goner so I am happy she survived and lameass is gone. And I like Randy more too!

I'm still unhappy with the show though. I don't like the location or the challenges very much and miss the blue skies and water. Or maybe I'm just missing Ozzie.

I'm hoping the show improves once the merge occurs because I do have people I like. I just want them all to get together and start booting the unlikeables. Hee!
Arabian: Veronica_Anime-Stylearabian on October 17th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
I think I'm enjoying this season more than you. I don't think they're all that stupid. I think they made the right vote-out choice last week for their alliance, and they do have their hearts in the right place. I don't despise any of them. GC was the only one I couldn't stand.

Oh, and I've been loving the challenges. I like how they're still able to come up with new ones. Maybe I'm just easy to please this time around, LOL!

The merge should be fun and mix it up nicely.
boundaid: 30 - Cerie Doesn't Get Itboundaid on October 19th, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)
I just can't wait for next week where Lindsay Lohan has a bigger part. I like fresh blood and season one is just always going to be hard to match, but it doesn't mean you can't come close or just rise above it. Unlike season two. :/
Arabian: Betty & Danielarabian on October 19th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, season two, came close to losing me, but this one is bringing me back big-time. It will be interesting to see how Lindsay fits in. :D