I just couldn’t contain it all to one page…so I decided to do a featured review post and the others will be posted here.
This week’s feature will be a double review because I’m sort of obsessed with both.
First of all, like many of you, I’m glad to see Louie is back for a second season on FX. I know it’s self-deprecating, but it’s true, and it’s honest, and it’s funny. And no matter how sorry he might make you feel for him, there’s always humor in it. One part of this show that I find truly endearing is the life lessons Louis renders down from his shitty life experiences, and then tries his best to instill in his daughters. The relationship is one that I think compels the show further and helps the viewer connect with Louis.
For those of you, who didn’t get a chance to watch Louie in it’s first season, I would say watch it, especially if you are unaware of the comedic styling of Louis C.K. Otherwise it may come off as abrupt. But for fans of his work, I think you’ll appreciate the realistic tempo of his comedy. And if you follow his “real life” it’s all the more authentic.
And the characters are never fluff. They are immediate and impactful, and then they exit, and another shows up. It truly is one of a kind, satire, reality-stand up, and autobiography. I suggest taking a peak if you enjoy any of his stand up, Trailer Park Boys, The League, or early seasons of Entourage (not that they are similar, but because that’s my taste in humor). FX Thursdays at 10pm
Another show I will definitely be tuning into weekly is The Challenge: Rivals.
Now for those of you who don’t watch the challenges, then this is probably just another reality tv show, but if you do, then you know why I’m obsessed. Because it’s just going to be a train wreck of drunkeness, vulgarity, and drama, and won’t stop until everyone is left bloody, broken, and back-stabbed. And I just cannot wait for more.
This week in the premiere episode, we were introduced to show and it’s structure, teams, and voting protocol. And it’s all pretty simple, each team is made of two same sex players who have some kind of issue with one another from past seasons of The Real World or Fresh Meat…to my knowledge there’s no Road Rules peeps on this challenge. They all compete in the challenge for moolah; and each week one sex is competing for immunity as well from “The Jungle”. The Jungle is the battle where the losing team(women or men)from the group challenge, and one other team(women or men) voted upon by the group (quite hastily thus far) are sent in–one comes back; and then it happens again the following week with the opposite sex until the teams of two are narrowed down to the final six and compete in what appears to be a grueling mission for the big cash prize.
T.J. Lavin hosts what I think will be one of the best challenge shows in history due to all the chaos that has already begun with Adam being kicked off. I’m glad they didn’t boot Leroy, but bringing in Dustin would have better suit the theme of the show than Mike Mike. I’m guessing Dustin didn’t want to do the show for some reason or another, but it would have been quite the rival pair if he had. If you need a little late light reality tv junk before bed, cuddle up with a bowl of ice cream and watch The Challenge: Rivals MTV Wednesday 10pm