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  1. I'm about five days behind on the show. Haven't posted in this thread in ages but I felt compelled to come here after seeing Taylor lash out at Bill. Two thoughts: 1. Hunter Tylo is still a thoroughly craptacular actress. Her rant reminded me very much of drunk Taylor trying to seduce Hector with her "I am Taylor Hayes!!!!" dance. 2. She makes a really really bad bleached blonde.
  2. In The Media: DWTS

    I liked Mirai Nagasu until her bizarre interview that she didn't really care after bombing her individual competition, she just wanted to be on Dancing With the Stars. I'm so sick of the blatant overexposure of Adam Rippon. And no doubt the story about how the two of them sat on her roof eating In N Out and crying that they didn't make the 2014 Olympics helped a lot in getting them both on this show, it was probably a package deal, like Meryl White and that curly haired partner of hers. I'm happy that Chris Mazdzer and Arike Ogunbawale made it. Don't have an opinion about Tonya Harding... the woman made a really bad mistake and she will forever pay in the court of public opinion. If they try to frame this competition as a "redemption" for her then my eyes will really roll. Otherwise, I am really really hoping she does a dance to that infamous Jurassic Park soundtrack and complains about a broken shoelace. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.... puzzling. He seems like a clear first-out to me. He's like 2 or 3 feet taller than his partner, not even sure how this would work.
  3. S36.E08: Fear Keeps You Sharp

    The only one left that I like is Michael. I'd like Laurel more but I can't stand Wendell and she cozies up to him. Many of the women are so nondescript and useless that when Jenna went out at the immunity challenge, my reaction was "she's still here? I thought she was voted out ages ago". When Michael goes out, a lot of my interest goes with him. I have zero desire to see whether Dominick and his posse or Kellyn and her "Naviti girls" takes each other out.
  4. S36.E08: Fear Keeps You Sharp

    I'm sorry to see Chris go. Yes he was arrogant, but he was a good TV character who was hilariously clueless as to how he came across. I'm not sure why he thought it was a good idea to take 11 people on a trip and tell everyone that we should split the vote without even discussing with anyone first why he thought the two needed to go. He should have started small with his close allies and then get others on board. I'm not sure why they think a game dictated by Dominick and Wendell is any better than a game dictated by Chris. I loathe Dom. I don't care for Wendell either, he is railing against the "dictatorship" of Chris but he looks like he's doing the same thing. He acts like he's so noble and above it all when his poop stinks just like everybody else's. Kellyn is so incredibly irritating. I can't stand her voice and those goofy faces she makes.
  5. S36.E06: Fate is the Homie

    Ugh. Even Michael voted for James. Why couldn't they have taken out Kellyn? She is uber irritating. "Don't be mad at me, I'm doing my best." It was probably Des' fault but whatever. I hope that somehow Michael survives. And I am loving Chris. He is hilarious. Whether on purpose or not, I find him entertaining. I also noticed that Dominick was the one who kept talking about Chris at least twice, whereas Chris briefly mentioned something to Wendell about Dominick and didn't mention him at all in confessional. Sounds like Dominick is the one fixated in Chris and has been ever since the decision to give up the puzzle. Dominick is the one who felt threatened. We met Libby and she seems like a complete non-entity.
  6. S36.E05: A Diamond in the Rough

    Wait, there's a Libby too? I thought Chelsea and Jenna were the only two new characters that suddenly joined the show last episode. Now I learn that there's another new person that has yet to appear? It must be frustrating. I know that three days of filming are condensed into 42 minutes of airtime, but it must be tough to be watching the show and realising that you are really that insignificant to the game as a whole.
  7. S36.E05: A Diamond in the Rough

    Some articles on the internet are calling him an underwear model. I'm not really sure what that means, whether he primarily does underwear modeling or that's just part of the whole modeling gig. Maybe he doesn't want to be known as an underwear model? I would imagine that part of being a model means you're going to be shown frequently in underwear, and I would think that if you're going to be a model you probably aren't shy or self-conscious. So I am unclear as to why he is billed here as a realtor. Maybe the show didn't want two "male models" on the same season. And it's weird how many male models this show has had. Chris and Michael, Jeremiah Wood, Ken from recent seasons. I am at a loss to recall any female contestants that were billed as "models". Does anyone remember? Pictures would be nice to jog the memory. :)
  8. S36.E05: A Diamond in the Rough

    It doesn't bother me. My daughter's dream job is to be a dolphin trainer. It's not because she wants to exploit dolphins into performing for humans. It's because she really loves dolphins and this is one of the only ways one can have regular interaction with them. She loves animals and regularly reads nonfiction books about all kinds of marine life and knows more about dolphins and penguins than I ever will. I think zoos and marine parks are great places to learn about animals. I know animal activists think that the only place to see an animal should be in the wild, but that's simply not practical or cost-sensitive for 99% of people. So while I found a lot to dislike about Morgan, I can't hate on her for her job. Just like how I think the world of male modeling is... curious. And here on this show we have two. One seems a bit overly impressed with himself and has really rubbed Dominick and one or two others the wrong way, and has seemingly turned off a lot of viewers. The other is well spoken and playing well and seems to be a fan favorite. I can't dislike anyone for their job, everyone has to make a living somehow.
  9. S36.E05: A Diamond in the Rough

    I guess Chris and his story to Donathan doesn't bother me... it doesn't bother me that he called it strategy. I don't necessarily think he was trying to exploit his mother's illness. He was trying to find common ground with Donathan after hearing Donathan's story. I thought that's what his confessional said, that he is trying to make connections. It is no different than several seasons ago when Zeke was on the outs after a tribe switch and trying to find anything in common with others. He tried bonding with the red headed attorney when he found out he was on the Oklahoma football team by saying he was also from Oklahoma. And then he tried bonding with the big gay cop that nobody knew was gay over their common preference. I don't think Chris or Zeke were trying to get people to sympathise or feel bad for them. There must be a lot of time sitting around doing nothing and people have to talk about something, so they try and find things in common. Whereas with Adam, although he snot sobbed his way through many confessionals, he had only shared his mom's cancer story with Jay. Then at Tribal Council he snot sobbed to others for the first time and basically said they should vote for him because it was his dying mother's dream to see him play and win Survivor. Because she's dying, and he has to Survive for both of them. It was so cheap and disgusting and I find him the most disgusting winner of all time. I was also a little disappointed with Jeremy revealing that his wife was pregnant at final tribal. I think he would have won anyways but the sympathy vote is a large part of why Jeremy and Adam both won their seasons unanimously.
  10. S36.E05: A Diamond in the Rough

    Bradley looks to me like the love child of Just Jack from "Will and Grace" and Matt Lanter from."Timeless". And while I would agree he seems like the stereotypical jealous jerk, to me I think he'd be more likely to be starring in "Love Simon" than "Bridget Jones Baby". That crank was awesome, I loved the image of how uneven it looked. Two on one side, two on the other, it didn't look like a smooth cranking, Looked very herky-jerky, slow as the stronger side their arms went up then very fast as they were going down.
  11. S36.E05: A Diamond in the Rough

    I realised that I didn't care one iota whether it was Stephanie or Jenna going. I was so tired of Stephanie and her "mommas are doin it for themselves" schtick. I get it. She's a single mom. With kids. And she's playing to make their lives better. Wah wah wah. I always dislike reality contestants who decide that their ticket to getting out of the poorhouse is to win a reality show. And that they have to win because they need to make their lives better. Just like those two coal miners from Kentucky on Amazing Race... their constant refrain of "we so PAWR and we need the money" got really old really fast. They got picked for All Stars and then one dropped out because of health issues, and then the other one competed with a new partner and lost and declared something like "it's so sad that God doesn't want me to win a million dollars". To all the Stephanies and pawr coal miners hoping to win a reality show because they need the money... no. Why not get some better education and improve their lives and try to earn the money like most people? Jenna apparently just joined the show this episode. She's the one with some kind of social phobia that doesn't like talking to people, right? Ugh. And there's a Chelsea on this show? Did she also just join? She fell off the boogie board. That's about it. I don't mind Chris. He is a great competitor at challenges and he might just be the best athlete I recall seeing on this show. He puts the love of Jeffy's life, his beloved Brad Culpepper, to shame. I think Jeffy actually orgasmed during that challenge. I think Chris lacks awareness of how he comes across. He's a good looking blond male model and is probably used to people doing what he wants. That said, I didn't mind his comment about which pastry he wanted, because he was clearly the reason why his team won the challenge. I think people could have at least been a little more appreciative. And I do think he is trying to make connections with others. He knows that Dominick doesn't like him so he tried to befriend Donathan and get him on his side. I don't interpret as him using it as an opportunity to talk about himself. He found he had something in common with Donathan and it seemed to me that Donathan appreciated it. I despise both Bradley and Kellyn.
  12. Count me in amongst the people that couldn't care less that Simon got deported. He got what he deserved. He maliciously slandered Annalise all last season, he's been at odds with the group, he was an arrogant snot. MIchaela had to deal with him the most because they were at the same firm. He threatened her. She fought back. I applaud her for doing so. She helped save her friends. And she has done nothing worse than others have. Frank killing Lila and Rebecca, Asher running over Sinclair, Wes killing Sam, etc. I assume this new kid is Bonnie's son and I am irritated with the resemblance to Wes. The voice sounded so similar, I actually thought it WAS Wes. Instead, it's Wes 2.0, with the same mixed race look and wavy black hair. I hated the Wes character and the actor, and I know I will hate this actor. Because he played Zende Forrester on "The Bold and the Beautiful". He is such a thoroughly crapitudinous craptacular crappy actor. He was so bad and boring that on the B&B board people called the character Zzzzzzzende because he put people to sleep. How can you suck so badly at your job and yet merit a promotion to a well-regarded prime time show with one of the greatest living actresses working today? It boggles my mind. Was there no one better?
  13. S36.E03: Trust Your Gut

    A pox on all of you who mentioned Bradley's mouth! I hadn't noticed it but I'm sure it's all I'm going to notice about him from here on out. Aargh! It finally dawned on me who Sebastian reminds me of. I think he looks like Gannicus, from the season of Spartacus that was filmed as a prequel after Andy Whitfield got sick. That same chimpanzee face and the long blondish hair.
  14. S36.E03: Trust Your Gut

    I like Michael. He seems smart and articulate, especially for someone so young. His plan was good, too bad it didn't work. I am sorry to see Brendan go. Seemed hard working and an asset in challenges. Unfortunately, it isn't looking good for Michael right now. Where did this Bradley come from? In the prior episode he barely spoke and I just knew him as "guy in the really short and really tight light blue underpants". Now I find I truly dislike him. The word "simpering" was made for someone like him. Dominick is thoroughly useless. For such a big looking guy he doesn't seem very physically fit. Chris was fantastic during both challenges. I wonder if the tribe sees how much more of a physical asset Chris is versus Dominick. I wonder why Laurel would rather work with Dominick and try and get rid of Chris.
  15. S36.E02: Only Time Will Tell

    So if Morgan is saying they never trusted Angela, I guess I'm still confused. Why would Dominick think that getting rid of an original purple was a good idea? With Chris away, it was 4-4. Shouldn't he have expected that the original orange would stick together? If the original purple had stuck together they at least could have had a 4-4 tie. Instead he decides to just get rid of someone simply because he doesn't like Chris. So now one of the original purple is gone, and there is still a 4-4 split. If New Orange wins again and a random draw sends one of the original purples of the New Purple to Ghost, then Dominick's side is screwed. Really not well thought out on his part. Very poor gameplay all because of his personal dislike of Chris. He deserves to lose.