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August 07, 2005

TV Weekend

Pretty sad, but I took the day off from blogging yesterday and pretty much just watched TV. And lost a bunch of on-line poker tournaments.

Just to keep everyone updated on the scary-exciting Ace of Spades Lifestyle (TM):

Fox keeps running repeats of Arrested Development, often two or four in one night. If you're still not watching this show, give it a shot.

The Comeback continues to be smart, funny, and cringy. The show is a total ripoff of The Office (British version), but it's a well-done ripoff. Or, as Liam Neeson in The Dead Pool might say, "It's not a rip-off. It's an homage."

Reality TV whores should check out Kill Reality, running on Bravo or one of those other homo-channels. Evil Rob from Survivor wrote and is now producing a low-budget (and presumably awful) horror movie, and every person in the cast is a reality-tv, um, "star."

The real star is Johnny Fairplay. He's funny and conniving and juvenile as can be expected, but he's also not the villain he played on Survivor. He's still not going to win any good citizenship awards, but he's basically a normal guy; the Johnny Fairplay thing is largely (but not completely) an act.

Also on the show are of course the two Jennas from Survivor, who I'm just sick of, Ethan from Survivor, still nice and boring as room-temperature vanilla ice cream, "crazy" Stacy J. from the second season of The Apprentice, and some other people from Real World, Paradise Hotel, The Bachelor, and other reality tv shows that I, believe it or not, don't watch.

There's also some woman who was given a role in the picture just as a favor, pretty much. But she's completely unappreciative and tries to rewrite the script to give her character more lines. She also insists she can't play "Detective Kozlowski" because 1) she isn't Polish and 2) can't pronounce the name. As Rob points out, yes, she's not actually Polish, but she's also not, get this, a detective either, and this is why they call it "acting."

The woman seems to have some strange beef against the Polish. She really finds it offensive that she's to play someone of Polish descent. After all, all of her "fans" might really think she's Polish and then... who knows. They'd think that she builds submarines with screen doors.

And her singleminded determination to get her minor, just-a-favor character more lines is pathetic and a little funny. Rob comments, "I'm sure a lot of great actors do this all the time, trying to prove further into the depths of their character. Then again, I'm pretty sure that none of those actors were on Paradise Hotel."

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