Tuesday, July 2, 2002

Random TV Thoughts:
  • Australian Big Brother ended last night, and it did not disappoint. The final two were Marty, the Western Australian farmboy, and Peter, the East Coast IT guy. I wasn't sure who to support. Peter was the sentimental vote, since his parents died and he has to raise his younger siblings. But Marty was the fun vote, since he was rude and funny and unafraid to shag in the house. The Australian public, though, decided they couldn't turn their backs on a family of orphans. Thus Peter won the $250,000. The best part came while he was in the house all alone waiting to be brought out, and Big Brother announced one last surprise for him... and his little brother came running in. Seriously, you guys, we're talking tears here, okay? It was beautiful. My faith in humanity is redeemed.
  • Of course, after Big Brother was the much touted premiere of The Osbournes. I thought it was amusing, but not as "pissing-myself-funny" as you Yanks had let me to believe. I think part of it has to do with the accents. To Americans, anybody with an unintelligible British accent is funny. I can just picture y'all cracking up every time Ozzy says "wobbler". It's a lot less funny if you use that word on occasion (as I do). I'm not saying it wasn't good, though, and I'll definitely keep watching. It's just that I didn't think it was the greatest TV show ever or anything.
  • And finally, the Snook and I watched the "two-hour premiere" of Smallville tonight. (Well, really, it was just the first two episodes run together.) Lots of cheese - and Bo Duke - but it wasn't terrible. We had fun pointing out all the clichés that had been pulled from other teen shows. "Ooh, the meteor shower means that weird shit will always be happening in Smallville! How very Hellmouth." "Lana Lang doesn't have any parents, and all the guys love her. She's obviously Joey, and Clark is Dawson. But instead of a creek between them, it's a cornfield." And dude, I didn't even need TWOP to point out the potential for slash fiction. Lex is bald and beautiful. Thanks to everybody who recommended it!
Damn I need a Tivo. :(

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the big funny for me with the Osbournes was the contrast between the "King of Effing Darkness" and Ozzy the Dad. although Sharon isn't really much of a Harriet...

i can only imagine your feeling a little disappointed after all of the build up, but there's plenty of hilarity coming your way, i promise. :)
» brigita [www] » 2002-07-03 01:16:46
I'm with you on the Osbournes, Kris. I saw two full episodes and parts of a couple others, and frankly, I just didn't find it all that funny. It produced a few chuckles, but not much more.
» Ron [www] » 2002-07-03 03:28:53
Yeah, I wouldn't call the Osbournes hilarious either.
» Claire [www] » 2002-07-03 12:38:59
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