Friday, September 15, 2006
A Commentary of Many Commentaries...
I? Am a reality show junkie. Heather isn't so much, unless you count Project Runway, which she is currently lurrrrving and I am currently missing because I cut off my cable about a month ago in a fit of money saving panic. Luckily, one of the three and a half channels I get through the little rabbit ears on the top of my TV is CBS, home of the show that started it all, Survivor.

Unless you live under a rock or just recently got back from Zimbabwe, you know that this season's Survivor cast is divided into (gasp!) racially based teams. While this has caused a lot of pre-show controversy (ergo, much pre-show publicity), I really don't think it's that big of a deal. Minorities, for some reason, are relatively underrepresented in reality shows as a whole, so I think it's a good idea to make that a prerequisite. I was also pleased to see the members of each team did not fit into any sort of stereotype about that particular race. What I was not so pleased with, however, was Flicka.



No, not THAT Flicka...this Flicka...


Some observations:

1. The hair. My god, the hair! I'm all for being different, but this might be pushing it a bit...and how does she take care of it while on an island for 39 days? How does she keep bugs from nesting?

2. This girl? Is dumber than a box of rocks. Her team had somehow grabbed two chickens off the supply boat and were storing them under a wooden crate. What does she do? Picks up the end of the box to check on them, subsequently freeing that night's dinner. (Although I must say that I'm kind of glad I didn't get to see the chicken slaughter ritual; believe me, I got enough of that from last season.)

3. Her occupation is listed as an actress and a roller derby girl. You know, I bet she really works at Hot Topic.

4. And here's the big one - her real name is Jessica. Now, I was rather excited that I had a namesake on the show, but now I am appalled. And where do you get Flicka from Jessica? I have been called many variants of my first and last name throughout my life, but Flicka was never an option.

With the exception of Flicka and her mad chicken raizing skillz, this season of Survivor proves to be interesting...I'll keep you posted.



5 Comments:

Blogger Tucker said...

Hate to nitpick, but most would consider "The Real World" to be the start of the reality tv craze.

Blogger Tucker said...

ACK! The new Weird Al video is on my Blog right now...!

Blogger The Wooden Porch said...

That's funny! I've never watched that show, maybe I should start...

Blogger Frema said...

I hear ya on the no-cable thing. I don't miss it on a day-to-day basis, but when I'm in OTHER people's homes, you can't pull me away from all the TBS and TNT goodness.

Blogger Tucker said...

...come on, there are two people contributing to this blog, can we get an update?

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