OK – so I may be a little late on the scene – but I just binge watched the HBO mini series Girls and got all caught up in 3 nights!
Does that qualify as binge watching?
In any event, I watched 3 episodes each of Girls on the 1st 2 nights and finished off the last 4 episodes on the 3rd night.
Unfortunately there were only 10 episodes of Girls on HBO.
When you consider that each episode was around 26 minutes that made for a whopping 260 minutes or 3 hours and 20 minutes.
I want more! Yes I know a 2nd season is coming soon, but geez – I hope it is for more than a wimpy 10 episodes!
So – I really did enjoy this series but I have so many questions. BUT for some of them I need to remind myself this is a make believe tv show.
It may be based on real life characters and experiences, but these guys are great writers weaving an original story for each show – so why ask something like “Why would Shoshana do ___”?.
It’s not real life…. but who is this Lena?
Lena Dunham on Chelsea Lately TV Show – gain insight.
Obviously it was a good call because Girls on HBO is original and unique and lots of fun to watch.
It amazed me how Lena’s character Hannah was such a frumpy out of shape girl and went so against the grain of typical sex in the city type shows where the stars are so perfect and beautiful.
But it did work.
It also was hard to not shout at the screen on a few occasions where she was acting so irrationally and did such stupid things. Especially in the last few episodes. I was not wanting things to fall apart the way they did – but then again – that tension made for some good dramatic tv.
The cast was really good. Cute girls. Quirky. Fun. Real.
They were all stars on the screen and the relationships building and crumbling were fun to watch.
However when it came to the end I must say it was a disappointment to have the last frame of the 10th episode be a shot of Lena eating wedding cake in the sand.
She fell asleep on the subway and apparently had her purse stolen and she was just totally out of it. I find it hard to believe someone could be that lost mentally – but hey – it’s not tv – it’s HBO!
I guess that’s just the direction her writing took. Blame that on Judd Apatow maybe, like the shower scene with Hannah’s parents (the old people and sexy in the shower nudity still haunts me!).
But all in all I must say Girls really delivered and I can’t wait for the next season on HBO.
Girls Season 2 Preview – what’s coming up in the 2nd season of Girls
Sunday was a big tv night for me as 2 of my favorite tv shows were showing the final episodes of the season.
Homeland was ending the season with a 1 hour episode on Showtime and Survivor Philippines was dropping 3 hours total for the final episode and “Survivor Reunion Show”.
Fortunately because of DVR’s I could watch the whole 4 hours in one night – thanks in part to being able to fast forward through commercials on CBS.
Well, Homeland was great, but I’ll write about the elsewhere and I am pleased to say that Survivor Philippines and the reunion show was a great tv experience!
I enjoyed the final episode of Survivor Philippines as I watched Malcomn Freberg fall apart and lose the most important immunity challenge of them all, and get voted out at the final tribal council.
I must say I was rooting for Malcolm, but it was just as fun to see Denise outwit him and end up in the final three!
And it was really fun to watch the jury grill Denise Stapley, Michael Skupin and Lisa Whelchel.
Man – it was intense. So many bitter castaways!
I don’t think there was any doubt in my mind it would be Denise who won in the end and it was a nice experience.
I did expect Malcolm to win the fan favorite though and was surprised to see Lisa win the 100,000 bucks.
Speaking of Lisa, boy she cleans up real good and looked much better with makeup! She looked pretty ragged in the show but was quite attractive in the reunion show!
So – as a season of Survivor comes to a close it’s off to celebrate the holidays. Soon enough though we’ll have a brand new Survivor in 2013.
One of the notable things is that the crazy Brazillian girl Abi still doesn’t get it how evil and mean she is. She says she learned something but I got the feeling she was just trying to save her image a little by pretending she would change. I feel sorry for any guy that ends up marrying that crazed woman! It won’t be a fun marraige for sure!
Oh well – who am I to give relationship advice – that should be left to Denise, the winner of Survivor!
|Survivor Philippines The Surprise Kiss|
Jeff Probst got a surprise kiss from Dawson!
One of my favorite tv shows, Survivor keeps delivering the goods and keeps it fun to watch reality tv!
More on Survivor at the official CBS Survivor page
The absolute best site to read about Survivor is Sir Linksalot Survivor Philippines Links
Well, another season of Survivor is coming to an end. The season finale for Survivor Philippines is on tonight, Dec. 16, 2012, and someone will become the next million dollar winner of this hit reality tv show!
|Survivor: Philippines – Meet the Cast|
So who are the 4 contestants still in the running for the big prizes (1st place million – 2nd place gets some good cash too)?
It’s a pretty good final 4 compared to seasons past. I like them all pretty much.
Malcolm Freberg – the one everybody expects to win. He’s been a nice guy and has been a good competitor but no one wants him to be next to them in the end. Could there be a jury backlash in favor of someone more deserving than Malcolm?
Lisa Whelchel – She was Blaire from the Facts of Life TV Show back in the day. She is now an older more mature woman and is god fearing and afraid to be a real player. I doubt anyone would give her the million. She was also wishy washy in my opinion.
Denise Stapley – fit and lean this woman has been playing areally good game. I could see her getting the million, possibly even if she sits next to Malcolm.
Michael Skupin – a past Survivor player who miraculously managed to make it to the end despite having a big target on his back. I don’t think anyone would vote for him regardless of who was sitting next to him.
Personally I think it will be either Malcolm or Denise that will win the million.
Here is a video with host Jeff Probst assessing the cast of Survivor Philippines.
|Survivor: Philippines – Survivor: Philippines – Cast Assessment|
Here are some links to videos you may find interesting.
Malcolm Freeberg – incorrect spelling with ee
More on Survivor at the official CBS Survivor page
And the best site to read Survivor articles is Sir Linksalot Survivor Philippines Links