Kim Spradlin won Survivor last night. I am a die hard survivor fan. Way back when the show first began there was a group of people, or actually a few groups of people who would more or less stalk contestants and spoil the winner of the show right down to episode by episode challenge winners. Oh, the good old days. The past ten or so seasons I mainly watched out of some sort of allegiance to those early spoiling days. Basically, no matter how boring the show gets, I have what became real life friends of over a decade from that show. So last night, I of course watched the three hour finale which interfered with Celebrity Apprentice and RHONJ. Somehow I watched enough of Celebrity Apprentice to get the gist and caught the rerun of RHONJ. I really don’t have enough to say about any of them to warrant full recaps but if you are interested, I have a few comments on each after the jump.
First, this season of Survivor will be remembered, if at all for two reasons. First of all, the men against the women storyline was insane with the women playing like crap and yet somehow managing to end the season with the final five being all female. Kim completely played most every female on that island and even after backstabbing them one by one still managed to get most of them to vote for her and sing her praises for winning. Kim was a huge physical threat who deserved to win, but her social game was pretty much unprecedented. She is a stunningly beautiful woman physically who made nearly every female there fall in love with her. Nearly all of the final five believed they were closest with Kim. Each player Kim picked off still seems to think she hung the moon. That’s some impressive outwitting.
The other memorable thing about this season is Colton Dixon. Every season needs a diabolical villain. This season we had Colton, a racist, a bigot and basically just a horrible person. His poor mother had to spend her Mother’s Day apologizing for her son on national TV. Thankfully he had to be medically evacuated with appendicitis or something so hopefully we’ve seen the last of him.
On the Apprentice, one could make a case for God existing based on the Donald fired Aubrey O’Day. Hallelujah! Arsenio is leading by playing to everyone’s strengths and being sort of hands off, while Clay is being a micromanager. I have no idea why Clay picked Penn to be on his team unless it was one of those last one picked scenarios, I missed that part. I did notice that Penn didn’t seem to be contributing much. He doesn’t seem especially pleased with Aubrey or Debbie Gibson either. So despite Arsenio’s PSA hitting some major problems which was the focus of the cliff hanger editing, I figure Clay will come in second once again. Maybe I just want Arsenio to win because it will piss off Aubrey the most.
On RHONJ, I think I might be starting to see Teresa’s perspective, she told her brother that she put him before her husband when they got married and he didn’t do the same. That right there is the crux of the issue. I know all y’all like to say Teresa is jealous of Melissa or Melissa is jealous of Teresa but it’s not like that.
Teresa is jealous of Melissa but not in the since that woman are jealous of what the other has, Teresa is angry that her brother chose his wife’s side, and puts his wife before his sister. Teresa seems to think that at least in the past she put her brother before her husband. Teresa is furious that Joe told Melissa what she said about her. In Teresa’s mind Joe is wrong for telling Melissa that because she thinks their sibling bond should supersede his relationship with his wife. So she is angry and hurt and “never going to tell her brother anything again.” I said I now sort of see her perspective. I still don’t agree with it. Joe is angry and hurt because what Teresa felt she was saying in confidence was a horrible hurtful thing to say. That’s it.
Teresa has the same problem with Jac. Teresa demands loyalty to her first. I sort of understand Teresa’s perspective. Unfortunately, I think it is all going to explode. Meanwhile the drunken yoga instructor was priceless.
So there you have it. I am planning to watch The Bachelorette tonight. Wanna watch it with me so we can argue about it tomorrow?