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What I’ve been watching this week – October 22

What I’ve been watching this week – October 22

America’s Next Top Model Cycle 10 & 11 I did it again guys. I accidentally fell into another ANTM binge dark hole. There are these videos on YouTube that are literally 8 hours long and it’s every episode. Which makes it perfect for a work […]

What I’ve been watching this week – October 8

What I’ve been watching this week – October 8

Survivor We’re a couple weeks into the new Survivor season, and I’ve been enjoying it so far. I didn’t have high hopes about the Island of the Idols twist. And I’m still not totally on board with it. The cast so far has been really […]

What I’ve been watching this week – September 17

What I’ve been watching this week – September 17

The Challenge

The newest season of The Challenge started a few weeks ago. This season we see the Americans face off against the Brits. I love seeing a team challenge, we haven’t seen one in ages. I don’t have high hopes that it will stay teams until the very end, though. Like with any season of The Challenge, there’s been lots of drama so far. I’m really enjoying this season even though we’re only a few episodes in.

Are You The One

The ‘come one, come all’ theme of this season was exactly what AYTO needed to bring life into a format that’s getting a little stale. Now that the season is over, I can say that it was easily one of my favourites. The cast was fantastic. I liked that it was a smaller cast, so we were able to get to know more people. I’d love to see them do another season like this.

Derry Girls

The second series of Derry Girls came to Netflix a couple months ago. I absolutely fell in love with the first series. It was so funny and endearing, and I was hoping that the second series would live up to it. There was no need to worry. The second series was amazing. I loved it so much. It even brought a little bit of an emotional element into the second half of the series. It was so magical and wonderful. Please watch it.

Schitt’s Creek

I promised in a What I’m Going To Watch This Year post a couple of months ago that I was going to watch Schitt’s Creek. I did start it, but kind of put it on the back burner. Well, I’m back baby. I’m firing through the episodes now. It is such a brilliant show. It sure helps that it’s a Canadian show too!

What I’ve been watching this week – August 13

What I’ve been watching this week – August 13

Murder Mystery I’ve been telling my boyfriend for weeks (maybe even months) that I wanted to watch the Netflix well murder mystery, starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston so not to watch it without me. And because I need to be in a very specific […]

What I’ve been watching this week – May 20

What I’ve been watching this week – May 20

The Bachelorette Bienvenue and aloha to yet another season of The Bachelorette. We welcome in Hannah B as our 15th Bachelorette. After last week’s special, I found myself really looking forward to this new season. I thought Hannah’s first night as the lead was pretty […]

Eulogizing Survivor Edge of Extinction

Eulogizing Survivor Edge of Extinction

What an incredibly weird season of Survivor.

Sure, 39 seasons and 19 years in they have to do some things to keep the show fresh and exciting. And Edge of Extinction was textbook ‘throwing something against the wall to see if it sticks’. I don’t really think anything stuck.

I, like everyone else, was pretty skeptical of a twist which promised that those who were voted out aren’t really out of the game. We saw a similar twist like this in Pearl Islands. It was fine. But some didn’t think that those who were voted out should have another chance. Along the EOE family line, we saw a couple seasons of Redemption Island. Again, no one seemed to be a big fan.

I tend to be a bit higher on seasons than other people. I can’t say the same about this one. This season just never connected with me for whatever reason. It’s possibly because of the focus on 4 unnecessary returnees (as much as I love Aubry, Kelley, and David this just wasn’t the spot for them), or just knowing that somehow the twist would royally F everything up.

Boy did it ever.

Spoiler alert – although if you haven’t seen the finale yet and are spoiler adverse, I’m not totally sure why you clicked on this or made it this far, but to each their own – a guy who got voted out pretty early on, made it back after nearly a month out of the game and won. Which, sure, was kind of the point of the season and it was within the function of how this game was being played, but it is hard for a lot to swallow. It’s hard for me to swallow! One of my favourite aspects about Survivor is the social game. We had Victoria and Gavin who both played exemplary social games and didn’t have to be LITERALLY HANDED IDOLS to make it near/to the end.

There was a lot of disappointment at the message written (or should I say w-rick-en) on the wall about an ‘inevitable’ Devens win, but I would have found that much more satisfying. Love him or hate him at least we knew who he was. Chris was barely visible on Edge of Extinction. Maybe if there wasn’t any returnees we would have been able to see him even a little bit more.

Chris had some interesting, flashy moves in a very short period of time, which was obviously necessary for him to win and he knew that. He absolutely made the most of his time within the game, but his time there was so short that it would be hard for me to vote for him. Especially since I thought that Gavin and Julie were worthy winners. His best move was obviously convincing Lauren to play the idol for him. His idea to go up against Devens in the fire-off was extremely risky, but it worked out for him and gave him another resume item. Wow, am I talking myself into the Chris win as we speak?

I mean, no. Not really. I feel a bit better about it. He did what he had to do to win, so kudos. But this season felt so off because of his win. I’m in the camp of whoever won deserved to win, and I guess that’s still the case here, it just doesn’t feel that satisfying.

What I’ve been watching this week – May 13

What I’ve been watching this week – May 13

Taskmaster I am so glad that my favourite show is back. In the 9th season of Taskmaster, 5 comedians/presenters/general brits on tv come together to complete tasks and then watch each other complete the tasks. Sounds not great in concept, but holy F is it […]

What I’ve been watching this week – April 1

What I’ve been watching this week – April 1

With me getting some casual knee surgery last week, I had quite a bit of time to watch tv. What makes that different than any other week you ask? Well, pretty much nothing, except my food network marathons were much longer than usual. Survivor This […]

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 Cast Reveal

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 Cast Reveal

Halleloo we’re back! But did we every really leave? No. We did not.

We’re in the midst of All Stars 4, but after seeing the promo for season 11 all of my drag race fatigue has dissipated.

The cast was revealed earlier today, but there are a few queens I am already very excited for.

Brooke Lynn Hytes

Brooke is RPDR’s FIRST EVER CANADIAN!!! As a Canadian, I am v v v excited for this. She is currently based in Nashville. Brooke has a background as a ballerina, so I am excited to see her work the runway.

Plastique Tiara

She is so beautiful I just like looking at her face. She is a wig maker by trade, so her looks will be out of this world. Also, she happens to be Alyssa Edwards’ drag daughter so that will be fun.

Shuga Cain

Hello, I am very here for any queen that has a food pun name.

Silky Nutmeg Ganache

May I call you silky? See above.

Vanessa Vanjie Mateo

Miss Vaaaaaaaaaanjie

Miss Vaaaaaaanjie

Miss Vaaaaaaaaaaaaanjie

Who is surprised to see her on season 11? I certainly am not. I’m excited for Vanessa to get the Shangela treatment, and hopefully she can impress.

For more on the season 11 queens, check out the EW profile or watch the introduction on the VH1 YouTube.

Photos are from the RuPaul’s Drag Race Instagram Page.

Here’s what I think about the Celebrity Big Brother Cast

Here’s what I think about the Celebrity Big Brother Cast

After a successful season of Celebrity Big Brother last year, CBS said, “Hey, why not do this again!!” Because these days, if a TV show gets good ratings, a network goes all in. It started as something to combat the Winter Olympics, but it continues […]