Tuesday, September 20, 2011

TV Update: Ringer, Up All Night, H8R, Big Brother, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Scared Straight

Here is a recap and review of a bunch of the shows I have watched, am watching, or have decided not to watch.

First is Ringer starring Sarah Michelle Geller.  I didn't know much about this show, but I read a description that looked interesting so I checked it out.  I made it about 8 minutes into the first episode and decided I disliked pretty much everything about it. I won't be watching it. 

Next is Up All Night, a comedy with Will Arnett and Christina Applegate.  I like Will Arnett, but I have not liked Christina in anything after Married With Children.  She just looks so stressed out all the time like she is working too hard.  I watched some of the first episode and it didn't catch me so I won't be watching it. 

H8R is a show I found that oddly enough got zero promotion leading it.  It takes "haters" regular people who dislike a celebrity and then confronts them with the actual celebrity.  I watched the first episode and it was not bad.  It has not gotten good reviews, but I kinda liked it.  It's not required viewing, but if nothing else it on, I'll probably watch it. 

Big Brother wrapped up the season last week and Rachel won.  I was pulling for Adam, but Rachel deserved it.  She is a star, she worked hard and earned the title.  Overall good season.  I'm hooked on this show. 

Curb Your Enthusiasm finished their 10 episode season last week.  I have watched all of the seasons and this has been one of the weakest, if not the worst season yet.  I have said it before and I still think the show has run it's course.  I like Larry David, but I think it is time for him to try something new. 

Beyond Scared Straight is a show that concluded its season recently.  It is a reality/documentary show that takes youths who are on track to end up in jail and puts them through a tour or how prison life really is.  I really like this show because I like seeing kids who think they can do anything they want get a reality check and realize they can't and if they do, they will end up in prison.  The seasons are short, but this is one to check out. 

A couple more shows to recap.  Hell's Kitchen concluded with a new head chef, I can't even remember his name right now.  I was kinda pulling for Elise to win, but she didn't even get to the top 2.  I know she has a bad attitude, but I admire her drive to succeed.  Kitchen Nightmares is starting up this week so I will be watching that. 

America's Next Top Model is back with an al lstar season. I watched some of the first episode and it was ok.  This show is hit or miss.  It all depends on the contestants and the drama.  I'll check it out here and there if there is nothing on.

There are a lot of new shows coming out these next few weeks so there should be another recap coming soon.   

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