Tuesday, September 05, 2006

TV Talk

So none of this post really matters, it's just about TV. Nothing heavy today.

Crikey Mate! "The crocodile hunter" Steve Irwin, died in a tragic accident this past weekend and it has really bothered me. Obviously I do not know this man, but from a distance - through the screen, across the ocean and literally halfway around the world - he was able to create intimacy with his viewers so that it felt like you knew him. I think the planet has lost a passionate animal lover, a keen conservationist, fun Dad and good husband.

It is official, Rachel Ray is aiming for world domination. Not only is Miss Super Perky the queen of the 30 minute meal, $40 a day, celebrity food talk, travel, magazines, cook books...now she is hosting a talk show. It makes me smile, because I like Ms. Rachel, she really gets food. Her "yum" is always said with the same intensity of mine.

Now about Survivor. I do not know what to do. I am frustrated that they are dividing the teams by race. Regardless of the outcome, it is just in bad taste. David (who is always so balanced in his views) is encouraging me not to judge before I see it. His advise is to watch, wait and see. I on the other hand feel almost boycott-esque in my view as a protest of the concept regardless of how it plays out. Now you know, the TV execs across the nations are worried about losing my one viewing vote :-) !

Hopefully this stream will run a little deeper tomorrow.

1 comment:

susan said...

I know how you feel about Steve Irwin, I have felt his loss profoundly, even though I certainly didn't know him.
I'm thrilled to find another RR fan! Gracen & I love her (as well as Alton Brown, we're Food Network groupies!)but everyone we know thinks she is an idiot. We love to say "Yummo" & "EVOO" :) For Mother's Day this past May, I asked for her book "Express Lane Meals" :)
As far as Survivor is concerned, I say boycott it, there are certainly better ways to spend your time. (Not that you asked for my opinion, but that's my 2cents)
I, also, would enjoy it if we started to "hang" more. Thanx. Susan