Monday December 8, 2014

The Real World seasons ranked from worst to best.  Does it baffle anyone that I've watched every single season to date?

Let's talk 90 Day Fiance for a moment.  There's not a single likable couple on here, whether by design or not.  Danielle and Mohamed are painful to watch and it's a very sad storyline.  This guy Jason in Florida, who lives with his dad (at 38) and sells stuff he buys at auction or at garage sales on eBay (e.g., a Playboy for $10), is just plain sad.  Have a look for yourself if you need more evidence.  Danny's father is a straight up bigot who said that if his son marries a woman from South Africa, he will no longer be an "integral part" of his life.  Huh?  Poor Yamir.  The other two couples are boring and not worth mentioning.  That is all.

On the flip side, Homeland has been fantastic.  If you gave up on this show at any point in the past, I urge you to get back on board as it's had a major resurgence.  Here is a recap of last night's episode, including spoilers.

PowerwomenTV teamed up with Time Inc. to launch The Climb, which focuses on successful female celebrities and entrepreneurs. Created by Amy Palmer, subjects include Tamara Mellon (Jimmy Choo), June Ambrose (stylist), Crystal Renn (plus size model), Dj Chelsea Leyland and blogger Arielle Nachmani (Something Navy). The Climb will live on People.com, Instyle.com and on the Time Inc. platform (170 million uniques per month).  This doesn't exactly pique my interest but in a past life, I knew Amy so congrats to her.

Vulture ranked it's top 10 TV shows of 2014.  How many of these do you watch?

HannibalOlive KitteridgePrivate ViolenceLast Week Tonight With John OliverThe MissingThe AmericansMad MenTrue DetectiveCosmos: A Spacetime OdysseyThe Roosevelts: An Intimate History.

TV.com did the same and here's what they came up with:

The 100Black-ishEnlistedThe FlashJane The VirginMarry MeSelfie.

Am I missing something here?  Off the top of my head, here are a few that would be on my list:

Shark TankThe Walking DeadHomelandOrphan BlackBrooklyn Nine-Nine.  Notice that not a single one was mentioned by the above "news" sites.

Per TMZ, "Are You The One star Alex Kim is living the Hollywood dream ... and by dream we mean she's raffling off a mold of her vagina to dudes on a nude webcam site.  

"Kim -- a contestant on the MTV dating competition -- is pulling double duty ... she's also a webcam model on a popular XXX site.

"We're told Alex has been webcamming long before her first TV appearance -- the show's finale is Monday -- but never told producers. Now she's exploiting her fame ... by including the MTV credit in her username.

"But the craziest part ... check out this ad on her page for an upcoming raffle."

Per Real Screen, "Lifetime is bringing back Little Women: LA for a second season on January 1 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The Kinetic Content-produced series follows a group of friends who all have dwarfism, and will this season prepare to welcome a baby into the fold.

"National Geographic Channels International has also ordered second seasons of both IWC Media’s Science of Stupid and Renegade Pictures’ Street Genius. While the former explains the science behind amateur stunts, the latter series transforms everyday objects into science experiments. Both series will  debut on National Geographic Channel in 170 countries in early 2015, with Street Genius also premiering in the U.S. next spring.

"In other Nat Geo news, the net has signed on for a third season of Ultimate Survival Alaska, which returns on January 4 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The Brian Catalina Entertainment-produced show features four teams who are each given extreme challenges to complete over the course of the season. The team that finishes the most legs of the competition – there are 13 in all – win the series.

"Finally, TLC will see the return of its family series Sister Wives on January 4 at 9 p.m. EST/PST with a two-hour season premiere. The forthcoming season features eight episodes in which the family’s daughters graduate high school and the group contemplates a new business opportunity."

There's a nice summary of shows you are very unlikely to watch!

Here's a trailer for season 4 of HBO's Girls: