Wednesday, October 29, 2003

What is Going On!?!?!

Big day for fans of the picture-box.

In a nice little circle-of-life thing, we said hello and goodbye tonight.

We said Hello to a brand new day for Kiefer Sutherland and all his pals at CTU. Rumor has it he's in for another long day. But more important than that, here's hoping that sweet, clean Elisha Cuthbert/Kim Bauer finds plenty of excuses to run in snug fitting t-shirts.

I wound up taping the season opener of 24, and that was because of an ordinary guy named Matt.

The Joe Schmo Show wrapped up in style tonight. For those of you unfamiliar, here's a quick synopsis:

Matt Gould signed on to appear on a reality show called Lap of Luxury, with 8 other people. Through a series of challenges and voting ceremonies, the houseguests are eliminated, with the last person standing winning a hundred grand.

The twist is that all the houseguests are actors, each playing a different cliche of reality shows [Schemer, Grizzled Veteran, A$$hole, etc]. The competitions are all rigged, and the only one not in on the secret is Matt.

In an odd twist from other reality shows, Matt became more likable as the show progressed. He consistently showed through his words and actions to be a genuinely good guy, and wound up winning over the cast and crew.

While watching this show, I've always maintained that the producers wanted to find someone who wouldn't evoke too much sympathy, making it easier to mess with their mind. Matt probably threw a big wrench in those plans, and possibly changed the whole tone of the show.

I highly recommend that everyone catch this show as SpikeTV replays this show.

Take care,

Mike G.

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