But I understand. You gave up everything you had to find me. And you found me broken. It's hard for you.

River ,'Safe'


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]


megan walker - Jun 16, 2007 11:47:04 am PDT #8 of 23273
"What kind of magical sunshine and lollipop world do you live in? Because you need to be medicated."-SFist

Yeah! Top ten!

I was surprised at the male bootee, but not unhappy.

Yeah, I thought they might take the opportunity to shift the couples around.

Also, I too was surprised at Benji's underwear gag. What happened to the "I don't know if my church group will approve of my being on this show" innocence?


Zenkitty - Jun 16, 2007 11:53:38 am PDT #9 of 23273
Every now and then, I think I might actually be a little odd.

Top Ten! Wh00t!


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

Ten?


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.