Good evening, Yakksters! I know this is a little late, but you can blame Jarvis Johnson (see below) for wearing me out and making me unable to get this up earlier! With no haste, let’s get started. Click below for your REALITY CHECK and be sure to join us in our forums to discuss these shows and more!
The Amazing Race: Ladies and Gentlemen, Emmy Award-winning (for 32350970 years in a row) IS BACK!! Get ready for yet ANOTHER breathtaking race. CBS has announced a twist that’ll happen before Phil even says “GO!” One team will be eliminated before crossing the starting line! What kinda crazy schnitzel is that?!Should be real interesting to see the implications of that from the get-go. I’m sure they have crazy stunts, surprises, and more up their sleeves for yet another great season! The Yak is your one stop shop with our weekly episode discussion threads and more! Join us and click here to check out this season’s cast! Don’t miss the season premiere of The Amazing Race, Sunday Sept. 27 @ 8PM on CBS!
America’s Next Top Model: Where does “Red” keep her stash, and please share some with with the bald bitch. Let’s pick up from where we dwindled down the loons, and picked the final 14… All the usual suspects were there. The bitchy bald black woman, the socially inept awkward chick, the doe eyed farm girl, the typical blondes, 1 Asian woman, one on crutches, etc. etc. Oh, and lest we forget Jesus saves crazy girl. Arguments start to ensue in the house with bald bitch about dishes, her lack of caring… etc… typical stuff. The ladies first stop was to Wilhelmina (where they are getting their contract this season) for interviews. One by one, they are interviewed by the head honcho, and Nigel (the judge/photographer), and then are led back out to a waiting room. Once all interviews were complete, the head honcho guy and Nigel go back out to the waiting room, and announce that one girl is not right for Wilhelmina, and will be leaving immediately. They ask Doe Eyed Walmart cashier girl to take a hike. Sucks… I really liked that chick. Only real different looking one on this season… but, I guess I now must root for the Red (the girl who keeps her stash in her hair) girl. With that, we are off to yet another photo shoot. This one topless, long wig covering the boobies, on and in front of a horse. All seem to do ok. Crutch girl gets a bit irritated the when on the ground in front of the horse, is told she must keep her ankle boot on (since they won’t see it in the shot anyway) for safety reasons. This boot revelation evidently is the end all to her photo shoot, and she says she gave up. She did take her pics, but just wasn’t into it. Bald bitch, who didn’t like her make-up last week, now doesn’t appreciate the wig. She says she will keep her mouth shut about it this time however. (Cause telling the camera when the judges aren’t around is keeping your mouth shut I guess.) Bottom two? You guessed it. Crutch girl and Bald bitch, again. Well now…. can we get rid of the bitch in the house this soon? Noooooooo….. so off goes crutch girl for saying “she gave up” once on a photo shoot…. but bald bitch can now give up twice because she didn’t like something, and that’s ok… for ratings I guess. Well there you have it… you are all up to speed. I promise I will learn these girls names eventually. If you haven’t yet seen the show, you haven’t missed too much as of yet. I just wish they would get some original contestants in there, and not always go for the same personality disorders. Besides, one of the girls on this season did not try out, but was “spotted in the audience” of Tyra’s show, evidently by Tyra’s make-up artist, so I will call it now…. she wins Cycle 13 of ANTM, just like Cycle 9 winner Saleisha was seen on the runway, modeling clothing on Tyra’s show prior to being on ANTM. Oh, I looked up her name. It’s Ashley, the next winner of ANTM. I guess we will see if I am right LOL. Do you agree? Come discuss in our forums! (~Thanks to TheKDD)
The Biggest Loser: Welcome to the world of—-The 2nd Week Curse!! Yes, it is a given that after the first weigh in on TBL, the next week sees the people losing very little, gaining, or losing nothing at all. And they work just as hard the second week as they did the first week. However this time, Ali threw a wrench in the works. She challenged them to lose, as a group, 150 total pounds!!!! Well, that just bites the big bullet, don’t ya think? The competitors looked a little shell shocked! When Bob and Jillian were given the news, they were NOT happy. But they did what great trainers do best—they plotted. There were a couple of challenges last night as well. The first one was a quiz. Celebrity chef, Curtis Stone, was on and gave them a long spiel. They had to listen so they could get 5 out of 8 questions correct. If they did, they would get to remove 15 pounds from the 150. Despite the fact that some of them looked like they were zoning out, they managed to answer 5 questions correctly. So now we’re down to 135 pounds! Next was the challenge. And what a challenge this was! They had four corners to reach by crossing beams. Each beam got smaller. Now this is a feat for anyone except a trained gymnast! At each corner of this square were different prizes. The first and second corners gave them 5 more pounds to take off. The third corner was a phone call home. The last corner was 10 pounds. This all required teamwork. And I was impressed with them! At one point I thought one of them would fall off into the water which would end the challenge for all of them. But hot diggity dog, they got to all four corners!!!! They got another 20 pounds off their goal for the week and the phone call home! Last chance workout was, as usual, exhausting! Yes, even for me because by the time they’re done, I’m tired! LOL! The funniest thing last night was watching Jillian play tug of war with Rudy!!! He pulled her so hard she crashed into him! So she started again, but Bob, not wanting to be left out, joined her. At one point you can hear Bob yell at Jillian–“Jillian, pull” and Jillian snap back “I AM pulling”. Hilarious! It was good to see Tracy come back but she can’t exercise like everyone else. The doctors have not cleared her to do that so all she can do is walk and swim. Well, who said that doesn’t help you lose weight? She lost 10 pounds! Way to go! At the weigh in, despite the 2nd week curse, they lost, as a group, 163 pounds even though they only had to lose 115!!! Come discuss with us what you thought & stay tuned for next week. Looks like they are given the option of going without their trainers for a week! This never works out. I’m kind of worried that Coach Mo and Tracy decide to do it themselves for a week! I hope not. Until then—-eat well, exercise and play around in our forums and arcade! Grandma–signing out!!!! (~Thanks to Grandmamichelf)
So You Think You Can Dance: Well, yet another crazy week of auditions. Or should I say week of crazy auditions? Jeez Louise. Jarvis Johnson. Seriously? I didn’t think that much energy in one human being could EVER be possible. Whatever he was hopped up on should BANNED. Internationally. LOL He actually isn’t that bad of a dancer, but man oh man, he is one hyperactive human being. Glad his asthma didn’t do much harm to him in the end. On to more of the inspiration I hope to see more of this season. The hearing impaired contestant. She is a true gem. She is beautiful inside and outside, and getting to know her story really makes you wanna root for her. I guess applaud FOX for airing her story over someone else. I guess they have brains over there. Phoenix did pretty much have dry heat for the most part. Biggie and Shorty had no chance, by the way. They’re one entertaining duo, but good lawd. Oh and how much you wanna bet Jarvis is making a return sometime this season when they start the live shows? I’ll put money on it. Well, the government’s money at least, since that’s all I got. Kudos to Mia Michaels actually making me find her tolerable as a judge, too! Join us in our SYTYCD discussion and we’ll be talkin “Bah-Ston” (Boston for those of you who speak English) next!
Survivor: Well, Survivor Samoa is underway and WHAT A PREMIERE. Russell, not the captain of the purple tribe, but the other Russell, is being billed as the biggest villian in Survivor history and let’s just say that he could very well live up to that! Where do we begin? The first night he tells his tribemates a story about how he lived in New Orleans when Katrina happened. He said the water came in, and he was up to his chest in the muck when he saw his dog (who btw, never existed) disappear. He then stated that he made his way to the roof and was stuck there for two days. But it gets better kiddies. He then proceeds to burn a pair of his tribemates socks, and empties out all their water canteens. Plus, he’s stated he’s willing to do what it takes to break his fellow tribemates down physically and mentally so that, in their weakened state, he’d be able to better manipulate them and this could include sabotaging their food supply. But back to the episode. The big difference in this season is that each tribe “elected” a tribe leader from the start. Russell, from the purple tribe, was elected, and the yellow tribe elects Mick, a doctor. Russell and Mick have to decide who’s going to participate in the opening challenge, starting by picking the best swimmer on each tribe. Mick chooses Jaison and Russell goes with John. Next, they have to pick the strongest person on their tribe. Mick goes with Russell and Russell decides on Erik. Then, the most agile person. Mick goes with Marisa and Russell picks Yasmin. Last, the smartest person. Mick chooses Liz and Russell chooses Shambo or otherwise known as Mullet Marine lady. The yellow tribe easily took this challenge. For tonight’s immunity challenge, well, let’s just say it was close and the yellow tribe had the lead going into the last leg, which as always, was a puzzle, but in the end the purple tribe came through. Russell has made his “weak girls” alliance, but between interspersing between each group, Marisa begins to have doubts, and this is where she loses her game. How? Because they lost the challenge and she stupidly tells him she has doubts about him. Why do that BEFORE the vote? Why not wait until you’re done with the vote, and keep yourself safe? And in the end, Marisa was voted out. Wouldn’t have been my choice personally, but that’s how it goes. Don’t forget to join us for our weekly episode threads! Don’t miss tomorrow’s episode @ 8PM on CBS! (~Thanks to Ahrean)