Archive for December, 2008

’70s sneak peek [Underbelly]

Posted in Australiana, spoilerama, Underbelly on December 19, 2008 by jetsamjr

UnderbellyNine has unveiled what I believe is the first Underbelly season two promo, via the show’s official site. Looks like the series still has plenty of its trademarks: dirty sex, and cameos from every Australian actor ever!

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I hate this message SO MUCH [WTF?]

Posted in Australiana, North Americana, WTF? on December 16, 2008 by jetsamjr

Not residing in the States, I’m tempted to commit harakiri whenever I see this screen littering my favourite US blogs:

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AARGH. I hate Australia.

I bet there will be a soccer challenge [Survivor]

Posted in North Americana, spoilerama, Survivor on December 13, 2008 by jetsamjr

Jeff Probst has apparently confirmed that the next season of Survivor (the 18th) will be set in Brazil, the second time the series has dropped into the South American country – the sixth cycle, Survivor: Amazon, was set there in 2003.

(I agree with the TV Squad writer who wants to see Survivor set in a cold country… but only because, as an entertainment writer, I’m a total whore for bad puns, and there would be ample opportunities to make all kinds of “ice to see you”-type gags.)

Spin-off updates [Gossip Girl]

Posted in comedy, Gossip Girl, news, North Americana on December 13, 2008 by jetsamjr

So it appears that the Gossip Girl spin-off won’t be about Young Rufus and Lily after all. Phew. And the proposed spin-off might not even happen: apparently Josh Schwartz wants to concentrate on maintaining the quality of the flagship show. Yes! Do that.

Speaking of spin-offs: the Full House reboot (remember that?) is dead. Strangely, I am disappointed about this, only because the show itself would have been so entrancingly terrible.

Shut up, you horrible little man [news]

Posted in news, North Americana, reality TV, Ugly Betty, WTF? on December 13, 2008 by jetsamjr

Have you ever seen Flipping Out? It’s a terrible reality show starring a horrible little man called Jeff Lewis, who goes around renovating houses and being awful to people.

Anyway, Lewis is involved with a legal stoush with Ugly Betty‘s Ashley Jensen, because he’s renovating the house next door to hers and she and her husband aren’t happy about it. Weirdly and obnoxiously, Lewis has released a deluded statement accusing Jensen of suing him purely to “increase [her] media exposure”. Because it’s totally plausible that the Emmy-nominated star of Extras and Ugly Betty would go after an attention-starved reality whore for publicity.

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2008-o-rama [news]

Posted in Australiana, news, North Americana on December 13, 2008 by jetsamjr

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It’s December. If you work in the media, that means it’s the time of year to churn out lists of stuff that’s happened in the last 12 months! New York mag has The Year in TV, while Time rolls out The Top 10 TV Episodes (warning: mildly spoilery, if you haven’t seen the instalments in question) and The Top 10 TV Series of the year. And there’s this Australia-centric one that I did for my Real Job, too.

[Image New York magazine]

Plastic surgery disasters [Big Brother]

Posted in Australiana, Big Brother on December 13, 2008 by jetsamjr

Here is what 2006 Big Brother contestant Krystal Forscutt looks like now:

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If Tori Spelling’s boobs and Lisa Rinna’s lips had a daughter, she would look like this.

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