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#2592 - 10/08/10 10:11 AM Re: Television 2010-11
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That would be terrible. What could Dexter teach him?

It looks as if Survivor is going to stick with one challenge per episode, rewards and immunity combined. I feel cheated.

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#2593 - 10/08/10 05:50 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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I don't like that either, about Survivor, and it probably means the show is just hanging on with as small a budget as possible. It's cheaper just to show footage of the tribe members stabbing each other in the back than to devise one more elaborate challenge each week. Swan song?

But Jeff Goldblum is out of L&O:CI and D'Onofrio and Erbe are coming back for the series' final season. A fitting and proper way for the show to draw to a close.

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#2594 - 10/11/10 04:44 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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I wonder why there are no married couples in the current TAR. I don't think that's ever happened before.

And Dexter has hired a nanny...who may turn out to be more than just a nanny. Barbara, weren't you the one who said someone new would have to come into Dexter's life because of those motherless children?

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#2595 - 10/13/10 11:05 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Yes, but I was sort of thinking it would be Rita's mother. She didn't come to Rita and Dexter's wedding but sent a cryptic note saying maybe the third time's a charm. That's what tipped Dexter off to the fact that Rita had been married twice before. And there was no mention of a father. But now we have these two imperfectly seen grandparents who stay in the backgrounds of the scenes and don't speak, clearly brought in for the sole purpose of taking the two older kids off Dexter's hands.

But hey, Lorna, you got your two Survivor challenges tonight!

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#2596 - 10/14/10 06:36 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Yes, and they were both rather elaborate as well. But I didn't like the one where the girls were strapped to a big wheel that dunked them underwater one at a time. That was just sadistic and demeaning. The other challenge (balls rolling down through a maze) was a good one. You had to be quick, but it wasn't too physically demanding for the older players.

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#2597 - 10/14/10 10:40 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Lorna, don't kill me, but I've got to ask. Would you find it demeaning if the guys were strapped to the dunking wheel instead?

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#2598 - 10/15/10 11:23 AM Re: Television 2010-11
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Well, of course! There's nothing gender-specific about it! Austin, can you imagine yourself strapped to that wheel and getting dunked, taking in as much water in your mouth as you can hold, then spitting it out at a small container when you're at the top of the wheel...and then doing it again and again and again? And there's a guy right in front of you and another behind you doing the same thing? You're part of a machine!

Am I the only one who finds this demeaning?

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#2599 - 10/15/10 12:38 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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No, you're not.

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#2600 - 10/15/10 02:20 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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Dehumanizing, certainly.

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#2601 - 10/15/10 05:00 PM Re: Television 2010-11
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OK. Lorna, thanx. That's just about the same thing my wife said. I didn't see it that way...I just thought it was a clever stunt. Maybe it's a guy thing.

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