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Mini caps of True Beauty, Persons Unknown, and Huge
True Beauty: Medusa
Last night on True Beauty, the contestants welcomed Naked Cowboy Craig back into the house with a celebration at Vegas nightclub Moon. The first night out for the suitemates gave Craig and Liz-abeast the opportunity to get closer — and gave the rest of the contestants an opportunity to mock the vomit-inducing romance.
The challenge this week will be to act as a tour guide of Las Vegas. They’re given a pamphlet to study with facts about the LV, and the contestants whine uncontrollably about the amount of work they’re forced to do. Of course, Las Vegas is like walking through an oversized miniature golf course, so most of them attempt to wing it – and someone’s luck finally runs out.
Persons Unknown: Copyhacker
This week on your favorite summer mystery show: The Hotelguests are informed (by telegram, no less) that one of them will be checking out. Cue a mass melee over exactly who gets the golden ticket. Joenet hops a death cab out of town only to run afoul of the sexiest swarm of bees ever seen on network TV. Meanwhile, Bill and Charlie have a scumbag pissing contest, McNair bonds with all the girls, and we learn that Tori is terrible at the art of seduction.
So about this guy Renbe. It turns out that Clark Kent glasses really do make a good disguise, because they come off in this episode, and he’s like a completely different person. I’m still kind of fuzzy on the details, but remember the pic of him and Janet at the end of last episode? *It wasn’t Photoshopped*. Sure enough, he’s Janet’s ex. But wait, you say! I thought said ex was a giant douche! This Renbe cat seems like an OK guy. Well, except for the whole King Of Sick thing. Yeah, I know, me, too, and I still haven’t put it all together yet. I don’t know if it’s their fault for botching the character development or mine for not paying close attention, but this new Renbe has either gotten hit on the head one too many times or has an evil twin. And I’m not totally ruling out the latter. Either way, stuff just got a bit more interesting.
Wow…. there’re a lot of fat kids willing to take off all their clothes & stand in bathing suits just to be on a TV show. Bravo for them! I was intrigued by this show & just how they were going to deal with teens who have weight problems. I know this is ABCFamily & they have to stick with their teen-friendly & positive message format, but I was hoping for a different approach to this issue. In some ways it was one. To start with, the only fit people are the counselors. Everyone else is poundly-challenged.
Nikki Blonsky (from “Hairspray”) plays a pissed-off teen sent Camp Victory against her will. She seems to have the idea that mom & dad are ashamed of her looks & Will (Willamina) thinks she looks just fine. Resentment is her motivating factor. She wants to GAIN weight while she’s there. She soon finds out that even though everyone is like her… weighty… there are still cliques & bitches who think their shit don’t stink. Hayley Hasselhoff plays the thinnest of the bunch, Amber. She’s a blonde beauty to the others, but admits she’s been dieting since she was 10. And there’s not just girls, there’s guys there too.
At times the show reminded me of the movie “Heavyweights”, as when Nikki was selling contraband sugary sweets out of the bathroom. The lines waiting “to score” fell on the old adage that large people are fat because they can’t stop stuffing their faces, like heroin addicts needing a fix. It did have true teen moments. Amber is Will’s rival. Will resents that Amber is liked by everyone. She pulls a prank on her & ends up feeling bad about what she did. Amber, because of the prank, happens to get a heartthrob counselor’s hoodie & she dreamily caresses it when she wears it to bed.
I don’t know what message the show is going to bring across. I’m hoping the fat jokes stay to a minimum & they are sincere in the point they are trying to make. I just don’t know yet, what that is. Feel good about who you are & accept it or being overweight leads to unhappiness? They can’t have it both ways. I do know this, it took me back to when I went to camp one summer & the ridicule I endured because I wasn’t one of the cool kids. It was awful & being fat didn’t have a thing to do with it. It struck a nerve. I’m 55 yrs. old & it still affects me. Let’s hope they touch on that aspect. Will I watch this again? Yes, most definitely.