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01 April 2007 @ 03:31 pm
DID YOU KNOW that there is an entire cable channel basically dedicated to FOX reality TV shows that kind of sucked?? SERIOUSLY, they're airing a marathon of "Playing It Straight" right now. There are a whole bunch of gay guys & straight guys & one girl in a barn in the middle OF NOWHERE, and the girl has to date them all and figure out who's straight and who's gay. Uh-huh. And periodically they camera-talk from inside a closet. In the barn. And they call it "closet confidential." And if you prove that you're straight, you win a million dollars!

And? They are TOTALLY going to rerun Temptation Island. Starting tomorrow. *SERIES RECORDS*


saidshe, can you come back to the States right now?
feel: excitedexcited
.: RHPS - Rocky/Janetmizz_magenta on April 1st, 2007 11:56 pm (UTC)
I say it's like sports - should be kept to one channel so it's easier for me to avoid. *g*
Little Red: temptation islandmylittleredgirl on April 1st, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC)
I have been ridiculously craving some Temptation Island goodness lately. On the whole, I kind of hate reality shows, but seriously, Temptation Island? Pretty people drinking, partying, and doing sex on a tropical island, mostly half-naked. And some Drama. And a toolish host. What's not to love?

It's possible I'll feel differently about it because I don't drink anymore...
.: SGA - Lizzie - Oh really?mizz_magenta on April 2nd, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)
Hee! I never watched that. I have found myself on occasion drawn to I'm A Celeb... Get Me Out Of Here and Big Brother, though that's mostly bc I couldn't be bothered getting up to find the remote. :P

I will also admit to be fascinated by the Superhero thing that was on last year in the states, lol. Crazy people in spandex - definately a winner!
Little Red: trek - enterprise porn - liminallizmylittleredgirl on April 4th, 2007 12:51 am (UTC)
OMG. You totally missed out with Temptation Island. I've discovered that while I hate "good" reality shows, I really really love bad reality shows. You feel dirty in all the right ways. ;)
miekecmiekec on April 2nd, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC)
...and with the (barely) unstated goal of doing _gasp_ forbidden sex. We'd been joking about how we could get onto that show. Would be funny :)
Little Red: trek - enterprise porn - liminallizmylittleredgirl on April 2nd, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
YES! When we all used to watch it at King House we talked a lot about how we could sneak on. I think Betsy and Alex (?) were going to fake a relationship and be the new Fake Couple.
i'll squeal said shesaidshe on April 2nd, 2007 12:19 am (UTC)
*GASP* i'm going to keel over from shock and jealousy. OH MARK L. WAHLBERG!!!! WHY MUST I BE SO FAR AWAY FROM YOU!!!!

you don't have a tape/dvd recorder do you? *crosses fingers*

(sachi, i'm in such deep smit with this boy. i don't know what to do!!!)
Little Red: temptation islandmylittleredgirl on April 2nd, 2007 12:23 am (UTC)
I could tape it all to VHS for you, but you wouldn't be able to watch it until you come back to the States! We will think of something.

Oh no oh no... longdistance smit? Oh honey. *hugs you* What are your options?
i'll squeal said shesaidshe on April 2nd, 2007 12:30 am (UTC)
i'm thinking the long distance thing might be a good thing. because i *have* to get my head in my work. but... but... but he's used up all his leave already :( and so i don't know when he's gonna be able to come down here again. and while he's mentioned me going up there a couple of oblique-times, i've always brushed it off in sheer terror, and now *really* don't know if i should suggest it.

most of all i'm sad because he just left this afternoon and i'm tired and miss-y. and so not sure if i'm ready to date/care about someone/not freak out. :)
redbeardredbeard on April 2nd, 2007 01:14 am (UTC)
As someone in long distance smit and in grad school, can I say that as long as it's not TOO long distance (e.g. it is logistically and financially feasible to see each other every other weekend) then the two great tastes can taste great for a time. There just needs to be an end in sight along with those previous conditions. But, it takes away a lot of the "Hon, I'm sorry, I have to work because I'm an insane grad student." guilt - as long as there is plenty o' time for fun together otherwise.
a universal sighnaushika on April 2nd, 2007 12:22 am (UTC)
..is that an April Fool's joke? It is, right?

Little Redmylittleredgirl on April 2nd, 2007 12:24 am (UTC)
NO IT ISN'T! Totally for serious!
live the life you've imaginedcalleigh_j on April 2nd, 2007 08:27 am (UTC)
Ooooh, Playing It Straight - I watched three or four episodes of that in a row last weekend back at uni, and I thought *all* the guys were gay! Temptation Island...now that we don't have, and suddenly I feel like I'm missing something. My reality TV fix at the moment is a show called Shipwrecked, which has this absolute Joe Flanigan clone on it - I love it!!
Little Red: temptation islandmylittleredgirl on April 2nd, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
AHAHA, I know. They picked deliberately ambiguous guys, but apparently a bunch of them were actually straight. I know because I actually got sucked into the show and had to watch the last episode. *headdesks*
live the life you've imagined: Reallycalleigh_j on April 2nd, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
I never found out who got chosen or anything - I think I watched the second-to-last episode, and the person I was watching it with couldn't remember who won, or whether or not the person she picked was gay. Grrr.

Also, am writing Jake/Diane fic right now. It's entirely different to what I planned though - stupid plot bunnies.
Little Red: jake - geek love omg - graphicalrummylittleredgirl on April 2nd, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
The guy who broke his arm won, and he wasn't gay. Fox Reality Cable Channel had a little special afterwards, filmed now, where the producers and all the people talked, and the girl and the broken-arm-guy were together for two years after the show! The mind boggles.

JAKE/DIANE OMG YAY. I watched "Training Day" on my vidipod yesterday while working out, and am all full of gleee for their snarky cute geeky selves.
live the life you've imagined: MFOutrageouscalleigh_j on April 2nd, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
Broken-arm-guy? Madness - he was totally not hot!

Jake and Diane aren't being particularly cooperative - Diane's just decided that she wants the whole thing to be from her POV and doesn't wanna play if it's not. Also not helping; the fact that I'm writing whilst watching 'Whose Line Is It Anyway'.
Little Red: jake - diane wtf - graphicalrummylittleredgirl on April 2nd, 2007 08:38 pm (UTC)
OMG NO, he totally was! Or he was in the now-filmed segment, anyway. *jumps him*

Aww, Diane! Behave yourself. :-P Although I might agree with her, since fics tend to run better if they're only from one POV, so there is that.
live the life you've imagined: BetterTogethercalleigh_j on April 2nd, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
Maybe I'm thinking off a different person then. *rushes off to find out what broken-arm guy actually looks like*

Diane's getting her way, but now the whole thing wants to be in the second person, which isn't a POV I'm particularly used to writing in.
Little Red: jake - geek love omg - graphicalrummylittleredgirl on April 2nd, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
I like the second person. Doesn't work for long stories, but can work beautifully for short mood pieces.

And well, he was hot in a skinny-boy sort of way? I don't know. CUTE SMILE. It works for me.
live the life you've imagined: ByYourSidecalleigh_j on April 2nd, 2007 08:51 pm (UTC)
I saw a pic - he's not the guy I thought he was, and is actually kinda adorable looking.

Looks like the fic is going introspective then, which could be interesting, seeing as how I've never written any of these characters before.
live the life you've imagined: MFScrewedMeOvercalleigh_j on April 2nd, 2007 11:43 pm (UTC)
Argh, fic will not finish itself. I know how it's supposed to end, but I just can't get there. *facedesk* And it was all going so well.
Little Red: b5 - ivanova oven - crazybeemylittleredgirl on April 3rd, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)
STORY OF MI LIFE, OMG. *smacks Sparky fics 8 deep suck at last 10%*