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Outwit, outplay, outside-the-limits-of-words-I’m-able-to-pronounce [Survivor]

Posted in North Americana, recaps, Survivor on February 15, 2009 by jetsamjr

TocantinsSo I’m watching Survivor: Tocantins, which has gotten off to a good start except for the part where I have no idea how to pronounce “Tocantins”. Which makes me feel stupid, because if Jeff Probst knows how, I should know how, dammit. To-can-tins? To-chan-tins? To-can-chins? It sounds like a species of Pokemon.

PS, so far I kind of love Sandy (who at 53 is the “older woman”; cue diatribe about how society doesn’t value women once they reach a certain age), even though she is clearly a bit stupid and crazy.


Rose Byrne is an evil bitch [Damages]

Posted in Damages, North Americana, recaps on January 10, 2009 by jetsamjr

Damages…and I love it.

(Sidenote: I saw Byrne last year at the Sex and the City premiere. She is tiny. Which makes her new-found coldness and thirst for revenge all the more awesome.) Continue reading

What I learned from 24: Redemption [24]

Posted in 24, North Americana, recaps on November 25, 2008 by jetsamjr


1. Jack Bauer is awesome: He’s a badass and he cares about rescuing child soldiers in Africa, even when said child soldiers are annoying idiots who go out of their way to endanger themselves. (And thank Jesus he hasn’t ditched his trademark “Dammit!” – I heard him sneak one in right at the end, and it was bliss. Oh, how I have missed that cuss.)

2. Never take on Jack Bauer in a gunfight. While it is physically impossible to land a shot on him, he will effortlessly hit you every time he pulls the trigger. It is only possible to survive a gunfight with Jack Bauer if you are a child.

3. Everyone who Jack Bauer cares about even in the slightest ends up dead. Do not befriend him! It is only possible to survive Jack Bauer’s friendship if you are a child.

4. Season seven might actually be good.

That didn’t suck [True Blood – You’ll Be The Death Of Me]

Posted in North Americana, recaps, True Blood on November 25, 2008 by jetsamjr

True Blood

The True Blood finale was not the best episode of the first season – some of it felt a little abrupt and weirdly rushed. But. It was still pretty awesome, you guys! Continue reading

This episode deserves an Emmy [Survivor – Nothing Tastes Better Than Five Hundred Dollars]

Posted in North Americana, recaps, Survivor on November 23, 2008 by jetsamjr


OMJ (the “J” is for “Jeff Probst”): I never thought Survivor would top the tribal council where Probst contemptuously threw the fake immunity idol into the fire. But I was wrong. This week’s tribal council was a billion times better than that. Continue reading