Showtime Addiction

Showtime got me. Last night was the last night of Big Brother AfterDark. Tonight, former houseguests pick the winner, either Dick or Daniele. One of those two will take home $500,000. The last couple of BBAD’s have been the Donatos ranking on the former houseguests. It’s even a little funny. So we’ll find out who the big winner is later this evening.

While I watched BBAD, Showtime promoted two of their series like crazy. “Weeds” and “Californication” are on every Monday night. I prefer “Weeds” because of its humor and unpredictability. “Weeds”stars Mary Louise Parker as a suburban mother who finds herself dealing drugs.

“Californication” is titillating and entertaining. David Duchovny plays a man who’s obsessed with the mother of his child. She’s moved on but he hasn’t. Madeline Zima plays the underage daughter of Duchovny’s former girlfriend’s current boyfriend. She’s not the same girl you remember as Grace Sheffield on “The Nanny”.
I may have to go back and get the first few seasons of “Weeds” on DVD. It’s a great show.

Big Boring Brother

Call it the BBB! For the first half hour on BBAD, we follow Danielle around the kitchen while she makes herself some food. Flash to Zach who’s on a bed doing nothing but breathing. (it looked really funny on fast forward) Last night’s contest was very boring, you just got to see Zach and ED freezing their butts off for most of the show. Oh, I forgot there was also the exciting shots of the storage room so we, at home, could see exactly all of the food rations the houseguests get.

Finally, almost 1 hour into BBAD, ED and Daniele are talking strategy and about past houseguests. Daniele is packing and surprise, she’s complaining about how much time it’s going to take her to get everything put together. She claims she needs two handlers just to get everything ready. She says the first time she packed, it took her two days to get things together. Daniele also just said she hadn’t been to DR yet and seconds after she said, I’m glad I haven’t been called into the Diary Room, Big Brother called her. Of course, she complained about that as well. Things haven’t changed since the start of the summer except there isn’t ANY enterainment in the house anymore.

Everything will be over next Tuesday night.

When Big Brother 8 Jumped The Shark

It’s simple… Big Brother 8 jumped the shark when the housemates sent Eric and Jessica to the jury house.

BBAD is not even worth watching now. The producers had a camera on Daniele on Friday night sitting at the table doing nothing for about 5 minutes. I mean she’s hot and everything but I got out some paint and watched it dry. That was more exciting.

Zach is boring, ED is nowhere to be found and Jameka is the only saving grace in the show. However, she’s sitting alone in the hot tub. She asked Daniele to come out with her but Ms. Donato quickly said “I don’t do the hot tub.”

So now we just wait until the 18th to see who will get the $500,000. I know it will be a blow out show but I’d love to hear what some of the housemates think about Eric being “America’s Player” and getting the money for completing all of those tasks.

The contempt for Jen in the house is amazing. Dick has taken hatred to a new level during this season. We’ll wait to see what happens during the season finale but until then BBAD isn’t must see viewing for me anymore.

A Big Night on Big Brother

Tonight is a big night on Big Brother. First, ED and Daniele have decided to make their own drama.

They plan to evict Jessica. Eric will vote for Jessica but his vote won’t save her. Jessica will go to the sequester house.

Big Brother has also promised a twist. It’s a double elimination night. I’d love to see Zach zapped from the house.

The good folks at Idol Thoughts have put together some different scenarios about what could happen tonight. Check out their thoughts. I’m too lazy right now to write all of my ideas out. Nice job guys!

I hope Jessica by some twist of fate gets to stay in the house but at this point, that doesn’t look like reality.

Big Brother Coming To An End

My days of Showtime viewing are numbered. There are 13 more nights of BBAD (Big Brother After Dark, for those of you not following along.) and then I’m going to cancel Showtime. I’m going to miss two good shows on the channel, Weeds & Californication. If you have Showtime, you should watch them, but not with kids in the room. How could anyone who’s watching BBAD, not at least be curious about them because that’s all Showtime shows us as commercials for three hours.

Let’s get back to BBAD, ED has apparently told Jameka she’s going home on Thursday and told Jessica she’s safe. This is a lie. They plan on sending Jessica home instead. I don’t quite understand why. It’s totally an unneeded mind game. Several of the bloggers out there have figured out several scenarios. They say it’s a bad idea for the Donato’s to send Jessica home. ED is apparently set to offer Jameka an eleventh hour deal to keep her in the house. She’d be silly not to accept it. The deal includes some immunity for Dick & Daniele. Zach, of course, is happy to play along.

What would the houseguest do without alcohol? They’ve played more beer games this year than I remember any other season playing. The bulk of what you get to see now on BBAD is beer games. Soon there will be just four people who are in the game, the late night competitions aren’t going to be so exciting anymore. Daniele just said “I think Showtime is sick of quarters”. Someone else chimed in “and beer pong”.

I’d really like to see a final four of Eric, Jessica, ED and Daniele. Unfortunately, I don’t see that happening with the current strategy that’s being discussed in the house.

Have you seen last week’s House Calls? They make complete fun of Amber, her crying, her rants and somewhat her religion. Gretchen also reads the statement from the show’s producers about why evicted houseguests won’t be available to the media until after the final vote.
Here’s one of the most ridiculous things I’ve heard all season. Zach thinks he’s one of the most popular players in the house. Zach was surprised when ED and Daniele laughed at his statement.