Personally I don’t want him to win, mainly because for me there has only been one part where he has gotten his popularity from and that was when he was sticking up for Denise. That act alone has changed me from booing him when I am in the crowd tonight to cheering him. However, other than that I don’t think he deserves to win. Yes, he did that one act, but I personally dislike how he talks to women, how he talks about women, how some people watch him and think that it is normal to be a bit of a dick “because he is young” and because generally, he’s a bit of an idiot. Pure and simple. Plus I don’t really agree with many of his personal life choices.
For my second post in the “Best TV Episodes Ever” series I turn to Chuck. Another American TV series, although this time a little calmer and tongue-in-cheek on the drama front and out there with the comedy. Chuck is a dramedy centring on the life of nerd and computer wiz Chuck Bartowski who, up until the series began, worked in the Buy More (a parody of Best Buy type stores in the US, think Curry’s in the UK) as a computer fixer until he inadvertently uploaded all the Governments secrets in to his head via “The Intersect” – effectively a super computer full of confidential information, and as such, a great asset to the US Government.
Chuck is currently in its fifth and last season and has evolved over time to become a great story of Chuck himself growing from computer geek to super CIA spy, with or without The Intersect. Chuck has had fairly low ratings for the last few seasons but has survived muchly thanks to the network that carries the show (NBC) having such terrible ratings overall that Chuck looks pretty good in comparison.
Simon Cowell has announced in The Sun today that he and Britain’s Got Talent sponsers “Virgin” are in talks to send the winner of this years Britain’s Got Talent to space to perform to the entire planet.
Richard Branson is said to be completely on board with the project and is so interested that he is offering to fund the whole venture by himself with his Virgin Galactic company.
As you may or may not be aware, last night live nominations took place on the live feed and as a result all housemates are up for nomination except for Gareth who received no nominations. This Friday night will be a double eviction and will hopefully throw up a few shocks.
Here is who nominated who:
Twins nominated – Kirk and Natalie
Natalie nominated – Michael and Twins
Michael nominated – Denise and Nicola
Romeo nominated – Frankie and Michael
Frankie nominated – Twins and Romeo
Kirk nominated – Michael and Twins
Nicola nominated – Michael and Twins (Nicola started crying, yawn)
Gareth nominated – Twins and Michael
I decided to add a new feature to my blog. A compilation of what I consider to be the best TV episodes of all time. I’ll add to this here and there but what better place to start than my favourite episode from my most loved TV show ever. Lost.
For those that don’t know, Lost is an American serial drama that aired for 6 seasons and 121 episodes between 2004-2010 on the ABC network. At it’s peak it had a massive 22 million viewers and stayed strong right until the end still captivating 14 million viewers for its final episode – and this is just figures in the US! Lost was a worldwide phenomenon and had devoted fans in a large number of countries, giving Lost one of the largest, intelligent and loyal fan base a TV show has ever had.
It’s day seven and tonight brings the first eviction of 2012. Up for the chop tonight are the pretty bonkers Andrew Stone and the dull as dishwater Georgia Salpa. As always – Who Goes? You Decide.
Andrew started out by being the usual stereotypical Big Brother housemate. A little camera/attention seeking, a bit (a LOT) camp, and someone who will annoy the other house-mates. What we have found in Andrew has been pretty surreal, even for Big Brother. From what we have seen, Andrew is one of those celebrities that seriously believes their own hype – he genuinely thinks he is going to be the next judge on The X Factor and doesn’t seem to realise that he came from a show on Sky One and that most people don’t have a clue who he is. His utter shock at being nominated but trying to come across as “cool” has been brilliant TV and easily the best storyline over the last week. I’m pretty sure it’s a first that someone has been so full of themselves and so open about it on Big Brother, coming out with big arrogant statements about himself like “I’m funny, I’m a great house-mate”, and so-on.
Here we are 5 days in to Big Brother and we already have the first eviction upon us with Andrew and Georgia fighting it out to save themselves from the embarrassment that is being the first out of the house. So far we have had Kirk sniffing around the girls like a fly around shit, the twins show that they mind living with Hugh Hefner and the muck that is the Playboy Mansion but Frankie and Kirk make them feel degraded, Frankie decide that Big Brother stitched him up as none of the girls fancy him by coming up with a myriad of excuses instead of just accepting that most girls don’t just sleep with mucky Z-List celebrities, the slightly scary Jodie Marsh entered the house and set the house-mates a fitness task which Romeo ended up winning for his team which culminated in a rather yummy looking prize of dinner cooked by Aldo Zilli, a shocking lesson in Geography with Kirk and after the initial night a surprisingly grounded house-mate in the form of Michael.
Another year, another fresh series of Celebrity Big Brother! I’ll be honest and say what I thought right off the bat, I think that bar one or two questionable entrants, for the first time on Channel 5′s run Big Brother has got it right. Sure, some things could have been improved upon but as any launch episode goes it was a fairly solid one with a number of good housemates heading in. OK, so none of them are A-list, but I think anyone with half a brain knows that OF COURSE “proper celebrities” aren’t going to do a reality show like Big Brother. People go in to Celebrity Big Brother for one or two of three things, pure money, to boost their career that is on the rocks or to change their public image from a negative one to a positive one (or all three in the case of some like Kerry Katona).
Last night, every single status on my Facebook feed during the 2 hours Big Brother was on was relating to Big Brother. Plus on Twitter CBB was trending worldwide as did most, if not all, of the housemates themselves. That is massive! As I write this I’m still waiting to hear what the ratings were but I’m expecting a hit for the launch show. Whether you love the show, or love to hate the show, it was nice to see that people were watching and not embarrassed to talk about it considering we are living in this extremely draconian time where snobs like to put people down for talking about certain forms of entertainment or things of general enjoyment that “don’t really matter”, Big Brother especially. People over analysing the fact that people are just enjoying a TV show. It makes me laugh when I hear “Show X is destroying England” (yes, I actually heard that a few days ago). Get over yourself please and thank you and let people enjoy what they want to enjoy. I’m not a fan of TOWIE but I don’t hold it against people enjoying it for whatever reason they have. It’s JUST TV. Whether it will beat Channel 5′s last Celebrity Big Brother launch in excess of 5 million remains to be seen. I doubt it would. If the ratings come in during the time I’m writing this then I will place the details here. [Still nothing as I'm posting this, will update when news comes in].