So that's my dream. That and some stuff about cigars and a tunnel.

Faith ,'Get It Done'

Non-Fiction TV: I Reject Your Reality and Substitute My Own

This thread is for non-fiction TV, including but not limited to reality television (So You Think You Can Dance, Top Chef: Masters, Project Runway), documentaries (The History Channel, The Discovery Channel), and sundry (Expedition Africa, Mythbusters), et al. [NAFDA]

Topic!Cindy - Jun 16, 2007 11:54:37 am PDT #10 of 23273
What is even happening?


askye - Jun 16, 2007 11:57:42 am PDT #11 of 23273
Thrive to spite them

Benjy's dance was weird. The red gloves and flag underwear were wrong.

I thought they should have sent home the first guy who danced, definitly not Ricky, who I think got sent home more because he was "weird" than dancing ability.

libkitty - Jun 16, 2007 12:03:51 pm PDT #12 of 23273
Embrace the idea that we are the leaders we've been looking for. Grace Lee Boggs

What happened to the "I don't know if my church group will approve of my being on this show" innocence?

I guess traveling around the world dancing will do that to you, if the show didn't already last year! Totally agree about the gloves and undies. That dance was just weird.

sumi - Jun 16, 2007 12:14:12 pm PDT #13 of 23273
Art Crawl!!!

I've heard of Master Chef, but I don't think I've seen it. (Well, they're running it in the middle of the day during the week. I can't watch that.)

I'm watching many, many cooking shows today. Also -- I saw an episoe of "Take Home Handyman" with Andrew Dan Jumbo. Yes!

askye - Jun 16, 2007 12:26:25 pm PDT #14 of 23273
Thrive to spite them

I only watch Master Chef because of the dvr. I also watch Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares.

Frankenbuddha - Jun 16, 2007 12:35:44 pm PDT #15 of 23273
"We are the Goon Squad and we're coming to town...Beep! Beep!" - David Bowie, "Fashion"

Yay! New thread.

Jumping right in: OK, why hasn't Ramsay gone seriously off on Aaron yet on Hell's Kitchen? Is he scared of inducing a coronary (not an unlikely prospect, sadly - the guy's a mess)?

le nubian - Jun 16, 2007 12:46:28 pm PDT #16 of 23273
"And to be clear, I am the hell. And the high water."

Aaron needs the kind of assistance that Ramsay cannot provide. Where are the team of mental health professionals when Aaron needs them?

Frankenbuddha - Jun 16, 2007 1:01:16 pm PDT #17 of 23273
"We are the Goon Squad and we're coming to town...Beep! Beep!" - David Bowie, "Fashion"

Where are the team of mental health professionals when Aaron needs them?

Hell - where were they when they were screening contestants?

I'm pretty sure I get why Aaron wasn't one of the ones selected to be cut by Rock (?). I figure he was hoping Ramsay would choose Josh instead of Eddie (since Josh is a loose cannon asshole who might have some skills, Eddie at least tried really (too) hard, but Aaron would have been a no-brainer "bye bye"). But unless they're setting us up for a "dramatic transformation" story, it's almost sadistic to keep Aaron around.

SailAweigh - Jun 16, 2007 1:22:43 pm PDT #18 of 23273
Nana korobi, ya oki. (Fall down seven times, stand up eight.) ~Yuzuru Hanyu/Japanese proverb

Whee! New thread. And SYTYCD talk, already! Yeah, I felt sorry for Ricky. I think all the judges tend to have a slight bias in favor of the B-boys. Mia should have been on that panel to even things out. This is my first season watching. What are Nigel's credentials for being a judge?

Hil R. - Jun 16, 2007 1:53:53 pm PDT #19 of 23273
Sometimes I think I might just move up to Vermont, open a bookstore or a vegan restaurant. Adam Schlesinger, z''l

I just found out that a friend of a friend is on SYTYCD. I've been half-watching most of this season, but I can't remember most of the names. Can someone remind me which one Danny is?