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29 August 2012 @ 09:09 pm
This Is My Reality. TV.  
Today I watched some Storage Wars. I can't believe I am going to say this, but I am glad to see Dave back. I was worried they were going to keep that Jeff guy and I did not like him. Also, I think the What Not To Wear season might be over. As WNTW goes, it was kind of tame. There wasn't a single person in a skin tight leopard print body suit this season! The best one was the finale ep with the woman who wore all the rainbow stuff and the cow print pants. But everyone was so nice this season, which is enjoyable because they are so grateful for the transformation, but I like when every 3rd or 4th episode they have a crazy person who fights them all the way and gets Stacey's blood pressure up. As you can see, I have stooped low enough to get a ‘reality tv’ icon but I doubt it’ll ever be anything but What Not Wear in that slot. I mean, look at their goober-faces!

I have also discovered a new show called Collection Intervention. As a fan of Storage Wars and Hoarders, this show is right up my alley. It is about people who hoard except it is all collectable stuff. So the first episode has two people featured - one who collects Star Wars stuff and one who collects all Cat-Woman stuff. The first thing they do is an auction-house lady comes in and they show off their collections. This part was tons of fun because they had some cool vintage stuff, like the old Star Wars juice glasses they came out with in the 80s and the old 70s Japanese Cat-Woman figurines. Then they start talking about what they are or aren't willing to get rid of - (because they need space, because they need money, whatever). This is when you realize they have some severe emotional attachments to each individual piece. I get this in a way, because I know I would be loath to get rid of my own childhood action figures for personal attachment reasons, but these people have a whole house full of this stuff. And they get messed up over this shit. The Star Wars woman had a full-on panic attack over one single action figure. These people were as attached to their stuff as any person you see on Hoarders. My only compliant is that they don't have a psychologist on the show too. On Hoarders, they have an extreme cleaning specialist for the hoard and a therapist for talking the person through the emotions of it all. Collection Intervention could benefit from a psychologist because the auction-house lady is not equipped to deal with the emotional aspect - I mean, she is use to people coming to her when they want to get rid of things, you know. I am really enjoying it though. This week's episode has a man with 30,000 comics and I can't wait to see what some of them are.

Okay, so now the whole reason I made this post - Paranormal Witness. rhymephile said she needs a place-marker for her to come scream in terror during the commercial breaks.


Not that I am doing much better. I spend the entire episode of Paranormal Witness clutching a cat to my bosom. Then the cat is like, "Stop smothering me," and tries to run away and I'm like, "Don't leave me here alone!" During the commercial breaks I tend to flip the channel over to 'American Dad' just to have something bright, colorful and loud for a few minutes. It's one of the best haunted ghost shows on TV, only rivaled by School Spirits which I am sure is made by the same people. Sometimes I get frustrated with the people being haunted though because like, there was this mom and her teenage daughter and all of sudden they hear this voice calling the daughter's name in like a sing-songy-hiss and what do they do? They go towards the voice! Why, why, why would you do that?! Last week's episode was about the Capitol Theater in Salt Lake City and because I am still me, I went, "Hey! That's where Ballet West performs!"

Also, I just watched last week’s So You Think You Can Dance and I am reeling from the eliminations. Of the people who were in the bottom, I feel like they made the absolute wrong choice on who they sent home, both of them. I know we are in the Top Ten now and everyone has their favorite but as for skill level, they made the wrong decisions last week. I am nervous as hell to see what happens with the episode airing tonight.

Finally, we didn’t get to watch Teen Mom tonight but we get to watch it tomorrow. It is the series finale. I am sad it is over. How weak is that? I hope they do a recap in a few years. I want to see how cute Bentley gets as he grows up - (sometimes that kid makes my ovaries hurt, he is too cute). And I want to see how Gary is doing raising Leah - (since Amber has gone to prison now). And I want to see if Catelyn and Tyler graduate college - (they better!) and if April stays sober - (I hope so. I am so happy for her and Catelyn that she has made it this far). I really will not miss Farrah or Deb even a little bit though and I will be happy if I never have to sit through another second of their stupid voices.

Okay, that's it for reality TV until Hoarders comes back. And Confessions: Animal Hoarding. When will that be?
 
 
 
Ironlily - Making My Marque: EyesMothvikingprincess on August 30th, 2012 01:50 am (UTC)
Loved this best of all: I spend the entire episode of Paranormal Witness clutching a cat to my bosom. Then the cat is like, "Stop smothering me," and tries to run away and I'm like, "Don't leave me here alone!"

Such a big smile you gave me.
dodger_sister: animalsdodger_sister on August 31st, 2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
All I want is for my cats to protect me from the evil in my TV!! Is that too much to ask?! 8)
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Shireboundshirebound on August 30th, 2012 01:55 am (UTC)
I never miss "Hoarders". My mom has trouble getting rid of paper (no matter how old or useless), so I can relate.
dodger_sister: reality tvdodger_sister on August 31st, 2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
I love Hoarders. I can relate too, with my own mother. She has some of our childhood toys that we saw when we helped her move this lats time. They were covered in mold. Ugh.

Does it seem to you like the last few seasons have been less people hoardings 'things' and more 'garbage'? The garbage ones just gross me out.
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Why all the pearls?Why all the hair?Why anything?: Despicable Me - Edithrhymephile on August 30th, 2012 02:13 am (UTC)
YAAAAAAAAY, DIS IZ MAI POST! And just at the right time, too, the first commercial break, LOL!

That poor Asian girl is getting scared in the basement!

More to come...
Why all the pearls?Why all the hair?Why anything?: SuperSimpsons Maggie and Castielrhymephile on August 30th, 2012 02:18 am (UTC)
OMG HIS MOM!
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Why all the pearls?Why all the hair?Why anything?: Despicable Me - Edithrhymephile on September 6th, 2012 02:24 am (UTC)
New episode! OMG, this poor Lynn lady married a drag queen who doesn't give a shit about his creepy evil dead beard haunting it! I mean, jeez Lynn, wouldn't a guy who had a sacred room devoted to his dead wife be a red flag? More to the point, shouldn't you have gone running in terror the moment you saw his sculpted eyebrows??

This is the weirdest real-life couple ever.
Why all the pearls?Why all the hair?Why anything?: Despicable Me - Edithrhymephile on September 6th, 2012 02:32 am (UTC)
I hope we find out Lynn divorced Mark for her store assistant guy!
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dodger_sister: horrordodger_sister on September 6th, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
this poor Lynn lady married a drag queen who doesn't give a shit about his creepy evil dead beard haunting it! I mean, jeez Lynn, wouldn't a guy who had a sacred room devoted to his dead wife be a red flag? More to the point, shouldn't you have gone running in terror the moment you saw his sculpted eyebrows??

Ahahahaha lol Dude. I know. When he started the story, he was all, "Well, we were married for xx years and then..." and my brain already was supplying, "And then I finally admitted that I was gay." His eyebrows were the creepiest thing about the episode. And also, that is so messed up that he moved them in there without taking out any of the wife's hundreds of angels and shit. How messed up was this woman's life that this seemed like a good option to her? Because that dude was kind of an ass. I too hoped she would leave her husband for the store assistant. I was less scared and more worried for this poor woman, and that was mostly because of her messed up marriage and not the ghosts. Then I felt like it had a very abrupt ending. And who was the little boy ghost suppose to be? Did I miss something there?

Next week's episode looks freaking awesome!

Hey, we got to go see The Possession this weekend!! It was pretty scary but the best part (besides JDM's hotness) was that they didn't just jump-scare you every single second. There were spaces of time between each scary thing, they paced it very well. You'd just start to relax and then BAM again. They reran the PW Dyybuk box episode this week and I asked my sis if she wanted to watch it, now that she had seen that movie and she said 'yes', so I taped it for us for this weekend. Maybe I'll get her to watch this show after all!
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Why all the pearls?Why all the hair?Why anything?: Despicable Me - Edithrhymephile on September 13th, 2012 02:15 am (UTC)
This episode may contain material that is disturbing to some viewers! I sure hope so!

LOL, this lady's name is Jodi Foster!

Dancing hamster commercial!
Why all the pearls?Why all the hair?Why anything?: Elliot pointingrhymephile on September 13th, 2012 02:19 am (UTC)
Actor!Jodi is Canadian. Sorry does not rhyme with story if you're not Canadian.
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dodger_sister: horrordodger_sister on September 13th, 2012 06:30 pm (UTC)
I got on the internets after last night's episode to do one more thing and I couldn't figure out why I had NINE new comments in my inbox. Then I was like, "Oh yeah, it's Paranormal Witness night. Rhymephile is shiting her pants!"

This episode may contain material that is disturbing to some viewers! I sure hope so!

LOL That's why we watch it! Though I have to say, this episode was extra fucked up - it was like watching an episode of Criminal Minds but minus the hotness of Morgan.

LOL, this lady's name is Jodi Foster!

I didn't even notice that!

Dancing hamster commercial!

Okay, now you're just randomly shouting out things you see on the TV. ;)

Actor!Jodi is Canadian. Sorry does not rhyme with story if you're not Canadian.

lol Though I am most amused that you used a random icon of Chris Meloni pointing at me for that comment. He can point at me all he wants.

It's a sex dungeon! A sex dungeon!

Settle down! (Watching this ep was kind of like I'm reading a really messed up fic at the kink meme).

Boy, this is a weird one. It's halfway through and so far Canadian-voiced Jodi has lost her keys, her kid's shoes, and is dreaming about boxhead lady in a sex dungeon!

Except for the fact that this was an episode of Paranormal Witness, I would have thought this woman was just having a mental breakdown. Up until her kid started seeing the ghost and then the Ernie doll. Okay, that thing with the Ernie doll talking over and over - this is why kids' dolls that talk creep me the fuck out, okay. But then when the doll kept being moved around the room and when it was hanging from the noose - creepy!

But I have to say, despite the funny comments about Elmo and Bert, I was kind of pissed at the police man who didn't take her call seriously. Someone breaks into your house while you are out and goes into your child's room and hangs one of her dolls from a noose in the middle of her room? Yeah, that's the kind of shit that happens to someone right before they get serial killed. I actually thought, "Yeah, that's right, don't take her seriously. You'll be sorry when you find her and her kid hacked up into a bunch of pieces."

I think once she was in apt. 14, that ghost just attached to her and wouldn't let her go.

I don't know if this counts as a haunting if she's seeing everything from her dreams.

I think the Ernie doll alone makes it a haunting. It was almost as bad as the standard creepy clapping monkey doll - /shivers/.

This was pretty scary but not the most scary of their episodes, though I did enjoy the investigation aspect of it. Next week's look AWESOME!
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Why all the pearls?Why all the hair?Why anything?: Simpsons - Homer suspiciousrhymephile on September 27th, 2012 02:22 am (UTC)
YAY! Here I am, all ghostwatching in Central time!

Fred the dog is gonna be chasing ghosts this episode! Lookit dat goggie! There better not be anything happening to Fred.

Who is the man in the red shirt???
Why all the pearls?Why all the hair?Why anything?: Despicable Me - Edithrhymephile on September 27th, 2012 02:24 am (UTC)
AHHHHHHH! Creepy red shirt guy in the woods! He looked like he was all wet. The serial killer must have drowned him in the pool. That's my guess.
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dodger_sister: horrordodger_sister on September 29th, 2012 12:39 am (UTC)
YAY! Here I am, all ghostwatching in Central time!

Awwwww, your first Paranormal Witness in Chicago!

There better not be anything happening to Fred.

IKR?! That was my first thought. Hey, don't warn me when the victim is kidnapped, raped, has her head forced into a box - but dammit, if the ghost is going to kill the dog, you better tell me upfront! I was frustrated with that dude walking his dog around not on the leash - I mean, even without the ghosts, there could be coyotes or something in the woods, dumbass. I am glad Fred was okay.

Who is the man in the red shirt???

I thought it must be a victim whose remains were never found, trying to lead them to that bone.

He looked like he was all wet. The serial killer must have drowned him in the pool. That's my guess.

Oh, good thinking!

OMG exploding door! And that drowning guy! AHHHH, that poor guy Joe. Fred had the right idea booking it out of there! Smart dawg! I would have packed up my shit the second the doorknob started turning on its own, holy shit.

I was very interested in the fact that the ghosts really seemed to attach themselves to Joe. I think maybe that other dude was not just Joe's friend - given that the serial killer would kill gay men. Do you think?

Also, who the fuck buys a house a serial killer used to live in?! I mean, people were brutally murdered in your house, dude. And also, even if it isn't haunted, your teenage sons have to go to school and be the guys who live in the serial killer house. Yeah, that'll do wonders for their reps. Why did Joe stay there after he saw the screaming dude? WTF, get another apartment, dude! Why do people walk towards the noises and stay in the haunted houses and WHY?!

Joe was getting choked out!

lol Yep.

Ha, now he's a ghost hunter! Go Joe! Now my GF needs the voice recorder app.

I wonder if my brother has that app. He had a mini recorder he used for ghost huntings for awhile. He always wants to 'ghost hunt' in our house but we are like, "Don't rile things up!"

Herb Baumeister is back in Joe's apartment!

Why is Joe still living there?!

This one started out slow but it got creepy enough by the end.
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