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  1. green

    S31E01: You're In Our Race Now

    TAR3. Flo did indeed do just one RB but she was the only one with just one. Selling the snails in Morocco. No rules changes were made at that time since it just seemed an anomaly. Plus it didn't seem unfair since Flo was basically an albatross that Zach had to fight to carry all the way. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amazing_Race_3 But on TAR5 both Christie and her counterpart Texas beauty queen, Nichole, as well as Kim of Chip & Kim all did only one single RB period. That stood out like a sore thumb because there were three of them this time. (For the record: Christie and Nichole did the caviar in Russia one which made everyone sick because of the huge quantity and tons of salt. The producers admitted that was a major miscalculation. Kim I believe did the scarab dig in Egypt. You know. Where Colin mixed up the words scarab and scabbard and thought he was looking for a sword sheath at first, hah). Anyway that was when the change was made for TAR6 since it looked unfair and totally unbalanced on a team race https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amazing_Race_5 I think TAR5 along with TAR1, TAR2 and TAR3 are the very best seasons ever. (TAR4 was pretty bad. Very vitriolic and way too many mactor teams). TAR5 with intense Colin, easy going Chip, the clueless soccer girl twins, the complaining pizza brothers, the Bowling Moms and especially Charla & Mirna had one of the most entertaining casts ever. And icing on the cake was the first trans-reality show casting on TAR, BB4 villain Alison, going out early. I recommend everyone re-watch this season. PS: Barely recognized Colin tonight without his trademark mullet hair style.
  2. green

    S38.E10 Blood of a Blindside

    Victoria said in her confessional she was on the outs. She could see that the Wardog plan (first half hour) of his three plus teacher guy & emotional woman pair plus Gavin had made a "solid six" alliance and left her out.
  3. green

    S38.E10 Blood of a Blindside

    That wasn't a preview. They showed Kelley arriving on the island and talking about Lauren having the other idol at the end of the show and BEFORE the previews.
  4. green

    S31E01: You're In Our Race Now

    But it was. Observation. All the shoes made of chocolate didn't have wood streaks and patterns on them. They were totally monotone and looked a little lighter than the wooden ones. We share similar ideas and boot elimination orders I see.
  5. green

    S31E01: You're In Our Race Now

    Finally! The team I wanted out first went out first!! That never happens. But it did this time. And that is saying something given some of the more annoying BB teams and no-name Survivor teams but yeah I didn't like the big bad Border Patrol guys first time around and was happy to see them go out first this time. Go TAR teams! Colin & Christie, Afganimals and Team Fun for the final three please! PS: Love the new Zen Colin. Charla & Mirna are probaby asking who is that mellow dude on our screens. Where did they put the real Colin, haha.
  6. green

    Knightfall

    Prince Louis dragged her out covering her mouth and saying she was hysterical, not Nose Gray. Then he had her chained at the foot of his bed and did something -- I have no idea what -- with blood (hers or his??) then maybe rape (?) then he was "fine" and could get it on with his wife later in the episode. I really have no idea what that scene was about other than he felt it cured him after none of his other "remedies" he tried did and the woman was chained and brutalized horribly. And remember she had to listen to a long-winded monologue of poor poor Louis and all the pressures of being a prince while waiting chained before the actual assault. I kind of assume she was killed off screen afterwards because Louis leaves no one alive to tell tales. The leprosy knights of Lazarus were cool. But they quickly and clumsily shoehorned in a tale of bigotry from one of the shaveheads I will NEVER be able to tell apart against them and he finds out he owes his life to same and changes and hurrah for tolerance etc. Fine, just the way it was presented out of nowhere was so awkward. I do NOT look forward to the love story they are setting up for Landry's Wingman. He had been the cool character so far. No Luke, don't ride away and warn others. Use The Force instead. Have Landry ride away for a few episodes at the very least. (You notice Landry is always screwing up or he is Superman. No in between so a completely cardboard, unbelievable character acted very very badly). Weirdly uncomfortable seeing a church burning in France in this episode the same day Notre Dame burned.
  7. green

    S38:E09 Y'all Making Me Crazy

    It wasn't that the David/Kelley tribe were entirely bad (except Wardog). It just was Kama had Joe being such a strong challenge dude that he was the major factor in Kama winning a lot of those immunities. That is what is driving me crazy every time I hear how great and strong Kama is. It was 90% because of Joe and not all those preening newbie braggarts.
  8. green

    S38:E09 Y'all Making Me Crazy

    Neither would have. David would still have played the split immunity idol and Kelley was ready to until it became clear everyone had turned on and were going to vote out Julia.
  9. green

    S38:E09 Y'all Making Me Crazy

    I just HAD to re-post this for people who come here and never read the posts then say they don't understand what happened at tribal. Also because the whole post is a total masterpiece. Thanks, 30 Helens! Reality TV rarely mirrors what Hollywood would write so I don't see it happening but I would LOVE to see these be the final five after the whole set-up of the most horrible, sad little tribe of losers that can't win a thing and berated by Probst every week. Combine that with the annoying Kama Strong crap. (Psst, Kama newbies, Joe was who made you "strong" by almost single handily winning you tribal immunities thus keeping you "strong" you stupid idiots). Anyway I'd love a Hollywood "The Little Tribe that Couldn't then Does" ending to go with this last tribal and salvage this season. Hell bring back Reem and make it a final six for the fun of it. Or the outcast Kama in Aubrey to wreck revenge. Except the jury they always look over to and nod at are all scruffy, dirty and the men still have ragged beards. Oh yeah they know they are on EoE for sure. And Probst even said EoE continues. I remember that clearly.
  10. green

    S38:E09 Y'all Making Me Crazy

    No no no. More please. I LOVED this tribal and all tribals where complete chaos and multi-conversations break out every which way. It is my favorite part of Survivor. So much better than everyone going in and staying with "the plan" and acting like robots. This was the most wonderful and entertaining half hour of this whole season. Please let us have what people say mean something and actually cause changes of plans and such at tribal every time. And I love that the jury was loving it all too. So please, way MORE tribals like this. Tons more. It should be a requirement that people break up and start talking every which way as paranoia sets in and spreads at every tribal. I can't get enough of this stuff. LOVE IT!!!!! I'm loving it too. They keep working to get the other person out yet there is nothing personal, no rancor, in their plotting. In fact their two little encounters at tribal were priceless. Everyone talking to everyone else and David finally taps Kelley on the shoulder and she jumps about a foot as she turns around to see David grinning and saying something casual like "Hi there." Then she starts laughing too. And then he asks her a little later -- after she just got back from campaigning to stick to voting David out -- what the original plan had been and she cheerfully tells him he was the target and he smiles and says he figured as much. I've been pro-David so anti-Kelley this season but I guess I wouldn't really mind if both make the Final Three. I mean those two are actually both playing the game AND having fun with their games and I like that.
  11. green

    Survivor In The Media

    If he actually threatened Fairplay he couldn't, by definition, be horrible.
  12. green

    Survivor In The Media

    No, he was an unsure of himself person who wasn't as intelligent as his father (a professor) and other members of his family despite their support of him so suffered somewhat from low self esteem. I have seen enough of these people to ALWAYS pull for them in life. And with Rupert, on reality shows.
  13. green

    Survivor In The Media

    I wish they went back for more old school TAR and Survivor players if they go that route. Should be a 5 to 10 year wait period for any of these people to return for these types of "return" seasons then the people that viewers actually can remember would be asked back. Others would have been long ago faded away. Colin & Christie were in their early 20's back then so they should still be in their prime now. They were asked back for All Stars back in the day but Christie was pregnant at the time so they had to decline. Of course Boston Rob stepped into Colin's role of being foiled by Charla & Mirna that season, hah. Mirna beating Boston Rob to the mat in Argentina and thus eliminating him will never get old for me. And yes Colin was a jerk in Africa that one time but I doubt he has remained the same. People mature. Look at Blake being a jerk in that Buddhist temple in Season 2 and then he turns around and founds and runs Toms Shoes. As for Rupert I think if he was your typical empty-headed 20-something mactor people wouldn't be so down on him so much. But how dare a regular guy want to extend his 15 minutes of fame. The horror! The horror! That's why I will always be in Rupert's corner.
  14. green

    Survivor In The Media

    Thanks for the info. Glad TAR is getting a Survivor lead-in. God I watched Million Dollar Mile and it was a million dollar snooze fest. I'm all for Rupert being on since he is the only Survivor I even know on the Race and I've always liked him so take that internet haters! But the ONLY team I'd like to see win is Colin and Christie. Colin was one of the best Racers ever. And though we will be missing his nemesis (and my favs) in Charla & Mirna at least we get a true all star Racer on the show.
  15. green

    Knightfall

    Okay if Louis is looking for Landry's baby why is he killing babies that clearly were fathered by other men? No Luke Templarwalker, don't go soft on that idiot Landry! Sure he has super powers so he can defeat a dozen polite peasant pagans that are very careful to line up and come at him slowly one at a time so he can dispatch them like an assembly line of Red Shirts. (That fight scene was like the anti-Ubbe chillingly realistic fight scene in Vikings this season). And he is such a special little snowflake that he gets to have his major guilt trip in front of everyone so he can show off how humble he is. (Show off + humble = oxymoron). And we have learned that everything in the world is all about him and his needs so he isn't exactly a team player. But for tough old Sarge to go all fluffy unicorns and rainbows with him was like the final straw. A good guy version of Nose Gray would have been so much more interesting as he uses his cleverness to outwit and foil Philip's evil plans behind the scenes instead of going around strangling stray popes.
  16. green

    S38:E08 I'm the Puppet Master

    Thank you, thank you and thank you! Every time I see the word "Dan" I stop reading the post and skip to the next one. If people can't be bothered to use the names on the TV show and go out of their way to confuse me I can't be bothered to read their posts. It's a TV show with names posted under the players when they appear on same. That is what I go by. Period. It took me 5 freaking weeks to figure out there was no "Dan" on the show. Wasted my time and I felt I was being played. Please PLEASE stop with all this confusing stuff. This season especially with no one ever leaving. Meanwhile Rick or Devers (and you too, Probst. Stop with changing his name midstream) went from my nice to naughty list. So I'm all in on David with a side order of Reem for her snarky sauce.
  17. green

    Knightfall

    This is the problem in most war/soldier movies. Platoon was the only one that seemed to mix up the looks enough for me to follow who was who. Band of Brothers mini-series was really good but aside from the lead character and his best buddy I couldn't tell anyone else apart all those endless hours except for one lone really big guy. I watched one last night -- 13 Hours -- about the Benghazi attack. I couldn't tell any of the fighters apart period except for the one token Black guy. And I'm also saying stuff like dye someone's hair blonde or make someone bald or give someone a scar or eye patch or do something to tell these guys apart. I spend my whole time trying to figure out who is who in these shows and usually never do so miss any real connection to the show and/or storyline. Geez, old WWII movies did it far better, There was usually the teenage looking character of "The Kid" they all protected and the fast talking hustler guy from Brooklyn or Jersey and the big, blonde-haired young farmer from Kansas and the southern stereotype who could shoot squirrels at a thousand yards and the troubled, cynical loner with the stubble on his face that comes through in the end and, of course, ALWAYS the hardcore (Hamill) Sarge that they all hate until what he teaches them saves all their lives.
  18. green

    Knightfall

    God it was hard to find the thread here. Remember when it was all nice and neat and in alphabetic order without "genres" and sub-genres and hidden shows. When you could EASILY find any show you were looking for. I remember and mourn the loss of logic here. The Landry actor still totally completely sucks and I wish him dead. The character. Not the actor. Just want him fired. Landry's wingman is way better and should have the lead instead. (Is he into the nun who is hiding Landry's daughter? I thought Landry's mother went off with the little tyke last season. That wasn't her was it? Hard to tell ages of nuns all decked out in habits). Meanwhile Mark Hamill is hitting home runs which makes me tune in which I guess was the whole point in the casting. Hey how about killing off Landry and have Hamill star as the drill instructor who makes men out of wimps and losers every episode. Villains? Glad Nose Gray is back. I like a witty, sophisticated villain and the actor is good. I have no idea who the anti-Templar Templar is but he too is a better actor than Landy's actor which isn't saying much. Did Philip change his hairstyle this season from Prince Valiant to Evil Looking Villain style? Meanwhile Philip's son Louis -- who I don't remember at all from last year -- went from kind of a likeable intro (I love my Mum) to sadistically loving his King Herod impersonation. So far the first two episodes have been better than all of last year (Mark Hamill). But now we have Landry going from smug lover boy to smug fake humility guy -- and it is a fake, showy humility too -- which still drags down the show. ("Let me pray publicly in the courtyard so everyone sees my great humility and is impressed. Whoops ... that backfired"). At least we haven't had endless boring Landry in bed scenes so far but I'm sure he will get hot for someone else soon enough. I thought the guy who was Landry's new, young buddy got killed but the poster above said it was another shavehead. I can't tell the shaveheads apart. Nor do I really care. And I have no idea who the guy is that branded Landry. Anti-Templar Templar Guy didn't like him I guess but I don't remember a Generic Templar Guy not liking him as well. Just most of the TV audience.
  19. green

    S38.E07: There’s Always a Twist

    How could they not know? It is written right on their buffs.
  20. green

    S38.E07: There’s Always a Twist

    I know there is some discussion whether the other half holder could keep his but I don't see why not since that half was given away to them. Production was probably hoping for some drama out of this "twist" after all. If so then reason #43 to give the half idol to David. He is the only one he could trust to give back the other half.
  21. green

    S38.E07: There’s Always a Twist

    Good for production on that one. You know another challenge could be anything and not necessarily something super physical. You know the game is full of twists. You know this is your ONLY time in your whole life you will get to be on Survivor. Then you quit and want to blame production for not telling you there were more goodies for you if you stayed? Nope. Keith and Wendy QUIT! They are no better than other quitters in the past. Probably worse. If Rick had given half to Joe he would have no idol at all now. Rick made the right decision. He gave it to the only person who he could really trust and would keep his mouth shut about it and if David had gone out then Rick knew he was done for anyway. But Joe going out wasn't a big deal for him. Now he has an idol that is functionally and not lost forever had he given it to Joe. (Edited to add: Also still secret and since he played no idol at tribal and most -- if not Julie -- of the Kama 6 will think he has no idol at all since they think he thought he was the target). And knowing they were targeting Joe from Aubrey (IF she gave any info away) means that is the last person you give half of your idol to because you lose it when he leaves. As for other people suggesting he could have gained an ally with half an idol? I think the exact opposite. He wasn't giving his idol to that person. He was giving away a big secret to someone who was a stranger to him. And telling them in the process that next time the whole idol was his so he was now a major threat who could either save himself or at least monkey wrench up a future tribal.
  22. green

    S38.E07: There’s Always a Twist

    First thanks to you and some others I now know the name of the person I was going to simply call "Tall Dude with Southern Accent and Vest and Tie and Full of Arrogance That I Can't Stand Guy." So his name is Ron. Oh heck by next week I'll forget his name again. The Kama Krew are just "there" in that I could not care a fig for any of them. They are just there as boring backdrops. Though I liked Julie showing some human kindness in a cutthroat game at the same time realizing Rick might make a good ally. Kindness and strategy together and wins immunity as well. So she can stay. But Ron the Arrogant must go and soon. Second I totally agree that Keith and Wendy bugging out out of the clear blue after celebrating staying was really REALLY poor editing. I did really love when Probst said they could stay the first words out of Reem's mouth -- and not said with joy either -- were "Oh for God's Sake!" Probably something a lot of people were saying at home at the very same time as well, heh. But kudos to her for staying while the younger players pooped out. I mean she has been through more on EOE than the others and she is hanging tough. Love to see her come back and put the Fear of Reem into Wardog. Hey I post here and I never wanted the returnees out just because they were returnees. In fact I have been rooting for David as well as Aubrey to a lesser extent and didn't mind Joe. I wanted Kelley out not because she was a returnee but because I couldn't stand her. So I'm all for David and Rick and now Julie, my "token" Kama.
  23. There isn't enough episodes aka days (39) to bring back a WHOLE tribe and start from scratch.
  24. Of course it is totally completely absolutely 100% valid. Just like someone saved by an immunity idol would have been voted out otherwise then turns around and wins. Or a sudden tribal drop your buffs swap saves someone. Or all the other additional crap they throw in on Survivor like extra votes, stolen votes, given away votes etc etc. In fact coming back from "extinction" and winning would be much MUCH harder than being saved by all of the above. So I would give extra props to an "extinction" winner.
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