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Wednesday, August 18, 2004
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The Amazing Race
Is it wrong that I enjoyed watching Colin suffer so much eating the ostrich egg last night at the Road Block? "Oh, I've got a bad gag reflex," he whines to us. Now, I don't know a lot about ostrich eggs and if they're perhaps more "gamey" than eggs from a chicken, but all I'm saying is I'd be looking for some salt and pepper to put on my serving. Also, is it just me or did this episode seem like it was filmed over at a junior high school. Colin fusses because he doesn't quite get the bowl full to start cooking the egg and then spills it on the way to the skillet. And earlier, everyone acts like junior high schoolers about the plane tickets. Mirna's ducking down and trying to hide was classic as was her attempt to not get the travel agent to sell tickets to Colin and Christie.

I have to admit, I'm a bit disappointed to see Charla exit the race. Seeing Phil almost lose it when Charla talked about the experience was truely moving. Or maybe it was tears of joy that Mirna won't hug him anymore. And I am sorry to see Charla exit. Her "never say die" attitude was great. I wonder if she'd been paired with anyone but Mirna if she might not have gone a lot farther in the Race.

The Dead Zone
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This episode is what happens with popular FOX shows, The X-Files and When Animals Attack come together and produce an off-spring. The animals are all going nuts and attacking everything in sight--but why? Is it related to the upcoming apocolypse that Johnny's had visions of since the end of season one or is something else behind it? Turns out, it's something else--the dam is about to burst and the animals are all being driven off by the high pitched sound of it slowly splintering and getting ready to crumble, taking Cleaves Mill with it. And while that wasn't necessarily the most rivetting or exciting plotline I've seen all year, the impact that it had on Purdy was compelling and interesting. Turns out Purdy's influence in getting his vision of a dream town built led to this situation occuring. Now it's out in the open and Purdy wonders what will happen next. That was compelling and quite a great job by David Ogden Steirs in the episode.


posted by Michael Hickerson at 8/18/2004 09:35:00 AM | |
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