Mini caps of Biggest Loser and Millionaire Matchmaker: Manzo Edition
Biggest Loser: Bluzgirl
Biggest Loser continues to be interesting (I know!) as major gameplay, this time producer-fed, is once again front and center. Crazy, huh? Each team got to pick a person from the opposing team to be the only one to weigh in at the end. Ooooh, drama! Or not really, as the choices were pretty obvious. But as always, there were twists and turns and (somewhat) exciting challenges. Biggest Loser brought in celebrity chefs Curtis Stone and Lorena Garcia to do a Top Chef rip-off challenge. I only know Curtis Stone from this show and didn’t know who Lorena Garcia was at all because she only cooks healthy stuff. Total waste of my time. The winning team of the cooking challenge received a mysterious “ten seconds” prize. Confused yet? Let’s clear it up.
The black team fought like 3rd graders (well, Frado and Brendan did) during the food challenge and the blue team won it. So they get a 10 second advantage at the physical challenge. The physical challenge is a dragon boat race (no, not a drag race….there are no drag queens here, although I’ve often wondered about Jill). It is an actual rowing challenge. The winner of the challenge gets the opportunity to block the other team’s first weigh-in nomination. Nice. Both teams actually work well together but it is the blue team that pulls ahead and wins.
Wheezy feels safe with her recent alliance with Brendan and Patrick, which is all the more reason for Jillian to push her even harder. The nominations go as predicted, with the Blue team nominating Wheezy to weigh in and the Black team nominating Jessica. Now, the black team could have blocked that nomination, but Jessica felt confident she could do it. Adam decides not to use his 3lb advantage and that becomes his downfall. Jessica loses the weigh in (barely) and the blue team has to vote for someone to leave. But wait, what? It’s a tie between Adam and Jessica, so the black team comes in to decide the fate of the one of the blue team members. And…it’s Adam who is out. His growing pound advantage at future weigh ins was a valid concern for the remaining player and he is gone. Bye-bye, Mama’s boy. More to come…
Millionaire Matchmaker: SexyPanda
You must’ve known it was coming. I didn’t, because I’m not that smart, but Bravo crossed the streams to set up Patti Stanger with the Manzo family. See, Carolyn Manzo wants to find some nice girls for her boys, Albie and Chris. It’s up to Patti to make this happen.
This whole set-up is actually not nearly as annoying as you would have expected, surprisingly! Carolyn is way cool, the boys are both seemingly down-to-earth, and Patti isn’t a shrill pain in the ass for once. She smartly organizes an unusual mixer AND picks some great girls for the guys to choose from. The guys take their girls on some interesting dates. And I’ll admit a slight crush on Albie (don’t tell my boyfriend). Come back, we’ll talk!