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Dual Survival Returns April 23rd 2014!! Cody Lundin Fired!


Experts agree there are some very basic and universal rules for surviving in the wild. Find shelter, find water, find food, find help. Beyond that, there’s not much they agree on.

None know this better than Cody Lundin and Joseph Teti, who take on some of the planet’s most unforgiving terrain to demonstrate, in their own way, how the right skills and some creative thinking can keep you alive.

Together, with their drastically different backgrounds, the survivalists are dropped into a scenario that could happen to anyone: marooned boaters, lost hikers, stranded mountain climbers. Equipped with minimal gear that would have been carried in the real-life situations, Lundin and Teti must draw upon their arsenal of skills to devise extraordinary ways to use what they can find in their surroundings, as well as ordinary objects, and demonstrate what it takes to stay alive.

I can’t wait for Season 4!

Joe Teti

Joseph Teti is a veteran of both US military and US government special operations units. He is a former Force Recon Marine, Army Special Forces “Green Beret”, and a former operator in a highly classified government counter-terrorist unit.

He is a combat veteran of both OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom) in Iraq, and OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom) in Afghanistan. He planned and conducted a broad range of special operations missions covering the entire operational continuum. These missions gave the President of the United States an option when overt military and / or diplomatic actions were not viable or politically feasible. Operations of this nature required rapid response with surgical application of a wide variety of unique skills, while maintaining the lowest possible profile of U.S. involvement. He has participated in numerous classified direct action missions with several Tier 1 SMU’s (Special Mission Units).

Joseph has performed high-risk PSD (Personal Security Detail) operations in Afghanistan and Iraq for U.S. government and civilian clients. He was also a member of a U.S. State Department close protection team assigned to several high profile government officials and visiting diplomats in Israel. Working out of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, and the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, he operated in high-risk areas throughout the country to include Ramallah, Abu Dis, Jericho, The Gaza Strip and the West Bank. He has extensive experience and training in fully armored vehicle operations, advance team operations, motorcade operations, CAT (Counter Assault Team) operations and surveillance / counter surveillance operations.

A graduate of over 30 formal schools in regards to special operations, his skill sets and experiences are highly diverse. He has attended several survival schools over his career and is one of a few individuals in the world that hold an instructor certification in tactical tracking operations from legendary tracker and former Rhodesian SAS (Special Air Service), and Selous Scout, David Scott-Donelan.

He has held a TOP SECRET-SCI with polygraph security clearance, the highest security clearance awarded by the U.S. government.

Cody Lundin

Cody Lundin is an internationally known professional survival instructor with more than 20 years of hands-on teaching experience. Due to his intimate understanding of the physics, psychology and physiology of human survival, Cody is routinely featured as the consulting expert on real-world emergencies for national and international news outlets. He has trained private, corporate, and governmental agencies, thousands of students and dozens of national and international media sources in outdoor survival, primitive living skills and urban preparedness.

Cody’s self-reliance training began early. He created his first survival kit for living on the road after graduating from high school, then boarded a westward bound greyhound bus. He lived on city streets, alone in the woods, and in a radical commune near the Mexican border. Cody further honed his self-reliant expertise living in the deserts and mountains with very little modern gear or assistance – including two years spent living in a brush shelter in the woods where he slept on pine needles and cooked over an open fire.

In 1991 – with an initial investment of ten dollars – Lundin founded the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Arizona, where he teaches modern wilderness survival skills, primitive living skills, urban preparedness, and homesteading. When not teaching for his own school, Cody is an adjunct faculty member at Yavapai College and a faculty member at the Ecosa Institute, where he teaches the survival and sustainability curriculums that he created.

He is also the best-selling author of two books on survival and preparedness: 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive! (2003) and When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need to Survive When Disaster Strikes (2006). Both books have been translated into several languages and are routinely featured in the top ten best-sellers for their genre on Amazon.

Lundin lives in a self-designed, off-the-grid solar earth home in the high-desert wilderness of Northern Arizona. There, he catches rain, composts waste and pays nothing for heating and cooling. Cody has been going barefoot for more than 20 years, part of his indigenous self-reliant philosophy. He is the only person in Arizona with a license to catch fish with his hands.

But there’s more news! Cody Lundin was fired from Dual Survival!

“Dear Campers,

Unfortunately, I have been fired by Discovery Channel for differences over safety and health concerns on the show and will no longer be a part of Dual Survival.

Although I’ll miss elements of the show, what I’ll miss the most are my fans and the opportunity to teach – on a global level – life saving skills, indigenous culture, and values of integrity and respect toward our natural world.

I have received numerous letters from viewers. Many are from kids, or their parents or grandparents, describing in detail how the show has changed their lives. It has brought families together, inspired kids to go outdoors, and motivated moms and dads around the world to take that family camping trip, many for the first time. If I can use a TV show to encourage people to turn off TV and turn on nature, I have done my job.

Thank you all very much for your support over the years. Be safe and prepared, and maybe I’ll train with you in the woods some day!

Stay classy,
Cody Lundin”

That’s a post from Cody’s Facebook.

So was it partway through the season? Was it after filming?

Will Joe be without his Barefoot friend? Will he be alone for some episodes? Did they find a replacement for some episodes?

What madness is going on?

I will miss Cody! Not because I like his skills. Often I, like Joe and Dave Canterbury (old co-host) disagree with Cody’s decisions, but I mostly watch to see how the crazy Sob handles going through all the situations barefoot and with shorts!

Whether you like him or not, he’s a badass!

Maybe Cody will go even more hardcore and join Naked & Afraid! Lol

What will Season 4 bring??

To add more news, Dave Canterbury (old co-host before Joe Teti) finally apologized for embellishing his résumé

What if they bring Dave back to go at it with Joe 😱

Whatever happens, it’s going to be a great season and I can’t wait! And I hope they also renew it for more!!

**Update** May 7th 2014
Just watched the latest Dual Survival in the Desert and they seem to be getting along as much as usual? Don’t know how it totally melted down enough to get Cody fired???

This season has been amazing so far! I totally enjoyed the 2 part episode!! Joe’s a crazy badass! Cody is the voice of reason, but Joe’s going to do what Joe’s going to do! Cody is trying to portray the show as an ordinary untrained citizen should survive! He conducts the show as an on air teaching lesson. Whereas Joe shares his highly trained tactical knowledge on order to survive and complete the mission, in the fastest time, even if he has to take a few chances along the way.

This show rocks! Bring Dave back for a season of Tri-Survival!!

**Update** May 22nd 2014
From Joe Teti’s Facebook:
For those of you that watch the show, please take a few minutes to learn about my new partner Matt. Discovery knocked the ball out of the park when they found this guy. His skill sets and experiences are vast. He is in superb physical shape, and can handle the extreme stress of making a show like this. He has been “walking the walk” for many years. A truly unique guy, very charismatic and a great teacher. And lastly ladies….a good looking guy to boot!! Bonus for you!!

Well…the cat is out of the bag now and everyone knows who my new partner will be for the rest of the season. From the minute I met Matt I knew this guy has lived a very unique life and is a master of primitive skills. He is a very humble and soft spoken guy…which I like. He is in superb shape both physically and mentally. There is no doubt I will learn alot from him. He has certainly earned my respect and admiration.

For my fans, I am sorry that you had to see me blow my stack at Cody, however, as you can see, it was a long time coming. That is no excuse for letting my emotions get the best of me. Please forgive me…..I’m only human guys. Cody has great survival skills, but that alone will not get you to the finish line in a 2 man survival team TEAM being the key word….it just wont. The mental aspect of survival (in my opinion) is more important than the “hard skills”. Making a fire is ONE aspect….ONE of the survival game. You can teach anyone how to make primitive fire….Cody does it everyday with students….its the other aspects of survival that was creating major problems. I was shocked myself watching last nights episode as I had no clue as to some of what was shot. I saw it for the first time like you did. I learned alot from Cody and for that I am thankful. I wish him well and I am sure you will see him again on TV if that is what he wishes to do. Again….for you Cody fans……..continue to be his fans. For those of you that feel it necessary to make rude and inappropriate comments on my FB page, please maintain some professionalism. I have a huge fan base of young kids, and I do not want them to read vulgar comments on here. It would be greatly appreciated.

I have had a great 2 years shooting the show, and thank the Lord for blessing me with this fantastic opportunity. I have learned alot about myself and have taken my survival skills to a new level.

Quote of the day. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain
-Joe Teti’s Facebook

Meet Matt Graham, Discovery’s New ‘Dual Survival’ Host Replacing Cody Lundin

Dual Survival co-host Cody Lundin has traversed his last tundra for Discovery Channel — the fan-favorite survival expert’s final episode of the show aired this week. The show’s fans have had very mixed reactions to the news ever since Lundin announced on his Facebook that he was fired from the show in March, citing “differences over safety and health concerns on the show,” but the reality show must go on.
Yahoo TV has the exclusive first look at what Dual Survival will look like now without Lundin. Meet Matt Graham, Lundin’s replacement who was briefly introduced in Wednesday’s episode. Graham lives solo in the wilds of Utah for six months out of every year, is a world-class spear thrower, a skilled long bow hunter, and endurance athlete who has studied Judo, Tae Kwan Do, Wushu Kung fu, and Jeet Kune Do.

If he looks familiar it’s because he was featured in the documentary Living Wild, appeared on Discovery’s Dude, You’re Screwed, and has also consulted for Survivorman’s Les Stroud and The Amazing Race. So basically he’s incredibly qualified and co-host Joseph Teti will be in good hands.

But what did he think about taking over after such a controversial departure? And what will he bring to the show? Here’s what Graham told Yahoo TV about his new gig:

When you were approached about stepping in so suddenly, what was your first thought? This is not your first reality TV rodeo…
I was immediately excited because I’ve always thought that Dual Survival presents a great format for wilderness education, fun, challenge, and adventure. My passion for the land is absolute. I liked the idea of getting my feet dirty and being able to add my own creative energy to each episode, and to give the audience a connection to some of the Earth’s most amazing places.

Was it harder coming into a show like this that’s so focused on two survivalists? Especially midseason?
It’s not necessarily harder, but it is different than my other show, Dude, You’re Screwed, where there are now four of us. Every survivalist comes from a unique background and brings his own point of view. Because I have spent almost as much time alone in the wild as I have with people, I have a different perspective from most. My strengths lie in primitive skills and being able to live off of the land and cover vast distances of terrain very quickly. I have fed myself for long periods of time using my plant knowledge, along with hunting for food with the atlatl, bow and arrow, and primitive traps. The wilderness taught me a great deal, and I’m hoping to bring some of those lessons to the show, while keeping it fun and entertaining.

When you heard Cody was leaving, did it give you pause at all thinking maybe things were too extreme, even for you?
After filming a season of Dude, You’re Screwed, I was familiar with the physical, emotional, and mental demands of an intense survival show. But I’m always up for a new challenge with a group of people who are willing to put their hearts into it.

Dual Survival airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Discovery Channel. I will catch it! I can’t wait!

I totally missed the blowout episode last night and it’s not on demand! Fucking Cablevision you suck!

Matt Graham Pictured below:


I can’t wait to see how Joe and Matt interact, Joe seems to really respect and speak well of him! I think Matt will be more easy going and have better communication skills rather than talking down to Joe. Although Cody didn’t wear shoes or pants he didn’t really have a hippy demeanor. He also looked like he juices and not the Jack LaLanne way!

Don’t get me wrong I love Cody he’s a bad ass! Walking barefoot in Africa etc!

Just not stereotypical hippie like. He’s strong, outspoken and set in his ways.

I also agree with Joe, sometimes you have to take chances in a survival situation, especially if you know there is no one coming after you!

If you know, no one is coming and I was hungry, I might have went after that cobra joe had face to face. His stick was long and had a blade on the end, the cobra has a wide hood making it a bigger target as opposed to a small pit viper. As long as it’s not a spitting cobra, I would go after it if I was starving, with no help coming!

Run from danger, unless you are cornered, or figuratively cornered!

**Update** May 24th 2014
I am finally watching the Final Joe/Cody episode. So far, it’s really well done! It’s a behind the scenes documentary! I am dying to see what happens! Cody, has done winter survival with Dave! WTF HAPPENED FOR CODY TO BE FIRED???

There are 2 types of Survival, which is what Cody doesn’t understand! There’s survival during a rescue mission and survival when no one is coming!

Each is a totally different scenario!

Cody is geared toward the first scenario! Sit tight and get rescued. Joe is under the assumption, no one is coming and do whatever you must to survive! That’s one of the biggest conflicts! If you tell Cody no one is coming, he may act differently!

The new guy Matt Graham looks like a Badass hippie/mountain man! More mountain man than hippie! He has primitive skills like Eustace in Mountain Men and Cody Lundin put together.

This should be an awesome new show!

**Update** May 28th 2014
This Matt guy is a badass! Not only is he highly skilled, but he is proactive and always thinking! He already had a hut, food and the way he built the hut, it caught rainwater!

Now he’s hunting with Joe! Instead of saying don’t kill a pig it may hurt you. He hit it good too! The guys a badass! I can’t wait to see more of this pair!

Being Human Cancelled! SyFy Sucks! Save my show!

Syfy’s North American remake of the UK series will have its series finale on Monday, April 7. Here’s a message from the network about this decision: “Showrunner Anna Fricke and the talented producers, writers, cast and crew have done an amazing job bringing this show to life over the past four seasons and we sincerely thank them and the series’ production company Muse Entertainment for their hard work. They’ve saved the best for last with the final six episodes that revisit the story’s beginning, leading to a not-to-be-missed send-off for Aidan, Sally, Josh and Nora.”

Within the past year, Syfy also announced the conclusions of Warehouse 13 and Alphas, while launching new dramas Defiance and Helix. When adding DVR playback, Being Human‘s fourth season has averaged 1.8 million viewers.
Below is a video message from the Being Human cast about what they’ll miss most:

If that’s not bad enough; earlier in the year the UK announced it’s canceling the original Being Human thats 5 Seasons UK to 4 seasons US not fair Syfy!!

Cupid’s arrow isn’t the only thing piecing hearts this February. Along with the highly anticipated return of Being Human (UK) for season 5, comes the sad news that this will be the popular supernatural series’ final season.

While Being Human may be ending in the UK, series creator Toby Whithouse took time to not only thank the cast, crew and loyal fans for all their dedication to the series he calls “the little show that could,” he also promised fans an “epic, thrilling and shocking finale.”

In a post on the show’s official blog, Whitehouse bluntly revealed his perspective on the matter – asserting that, despite the sad news of cancellation, Being Human probably shouldn’t have lasted this long anyway:

“Being Human really shouldn’t have happened. A preposterous idea, an epic and circuitous development process, a modest budget – no, we really shouldn’t have lasted. But Being Human was the little show that could, and that ridiculous idea managed to last 37 episodes, spawn an American version, 3 novels, an on-line spin-off and garner a shelf of awards.

I have to thank the BBC. Not because I’m obliged to, but because I literally have to. They gave us the opportunity to make Being Human and to make it in the way we wanted. [The producers] were unwavering in their support, guidance, trust, love, enthusiasm, and gave us – and me specifically – an unprecedented level of creative latitude. For that I will always be grateful. “

Being Human revolves around the perilous lives (and after lives) of a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost who share a house together in South Wales. Last season introduced a new vampire named Hal Yorke played by Damien Molony, who spent many years as a shut-in to battle his powerful bloodlust which he was still unable to control by the end of season 4. With the exit of original werewolf George (Russell Tovey) in the premiere episode of season 4, actor Michael Socha was promoted to a series regular as new wolfboy, Tom McNair.

Tom restraining his buddy Hal to a chair to help detox his blood addiction

Season 5 will not only be the final one, but also the first that Being Human will not feature any of the original cast, with Scottish actress Kate Bracken taking the place of the dearly departed Lenora Crichlow as the series’ new ghost. This season will not only put the gang up against vampire baddies and flesh-craving zombies, but they will also face their greatest adversary yet – The Devil!

Being Human UK series 5 premiered February 3 on BBC Three and will conclude March 10. No premiere date or end date for the BBC America run of season 5 has been announced.

C’mon America & the UK help save the American Being Human! Send SYFY a whole bunch of emails!!! Flood their servers!!

Lets save our show!

Being Human is a fun show that not only entertains, but also has a bunch of hidden meanings:

1. No matter how bad your life is and how bad you think it is; it will always get better!

2. Even if you have an affliction/injury/disease/handicap life goes on (in Aidan and Sally’s case undead goes on lol)

3. No matter your differences everyone can get along (if not just eat them 😳)

4. Be nice to everyone and treat them as you would like to be treated. Karma is a bitch! (What goes around comes around)

Seriously save this show! Too many good shows are ending and being replaced with crap! Like SyFys new Helix and Defiance! Which is sad; because Defiance has potential!

Please kill 2 1/2 men already it’s a steaming pile of crap! Or bring Charlie Sheen back from the grave! Soap operas do it! Ashton sucks!

Syfy contact:

Bill Brennan
Vice President
Syfy Communications
(212) 664 4898
Fax: (212) 703-8533
Project Assignment: “Being Human” , “Dominion” , “Heroes of Cosplay”

Lets all reach out to Bill!

Tell your friends, family and coworkers!

**Update** April 7th 2014
I just watched the finale and although I am sad to see it go, at least they did a great job!

The BBC version made them all Human at the end and had them fighting the Devil.

The Us version went in a totally different direction, the BBC version can always come back and continue on in the future. The US totally ended it, unless they make a spin off!

TV Show Review: Heroes of Cosplay

Cosplayers and cosplay contests are a fixture and highlight at the many comic book and genre fan conventions around the world. These conventions provide an international stage for fans to showcase often spectacular handcrafted costumes and portray their favorite characters from sci-fi movies, video games, anime and more. In Heroes of Cosplay, nine passionate fans put their imagination and skills to the test to make a name for themselves in the competitive world of cosplay.

The series follows cosplayers of all levels, from legend Yaya Han, to rising stars and newbies, as they make a splash at comic book conventions around the country. The series will dive deep into their lives, following their process as they create extravagant and visually arresting costumes each week. These nine constantly defy odds and race against the clock to transform themselves into amazing fictional characters that push the boundaries between fantasy and reality, all in hopes of impressing the convention judges to win a cash prizes and take their cosplay stardom to new heights.







This show is awesome!! Let’s out this in perspective, these people are ordinary people that make costumes at home, and they are amazing!!! They don’t have the resources like faceoff. They do their own costumes and makeup. They build their own armor and props. They not only wear the costumes they act the part!

This show is awesome! No one cries about copyrights, they get no help from the creators, no funding assistance especially when some costumes are hundreds of dollars!




It’s crazy that these people make them themselves! When my friends and I were younger we made costumes yearly for the NY renaissance fair at sterling forest. People used to think we worked there. My mother would give me $50-100 and take us to the rag shop and off we went, but making medieval costumes don’t compare to what they are making!



I just watched the emerald city episode, I was surprised that a bunch of foam rubber beat the steampunk storm trooper…

And it also beat hellgirl are you kidding me… I believe that having Yaya as a judge is bad, because she is prejudice toward the regulars and doesn’t want any of them to amass the same celebrity status as her or even perhaps surpass her, so she will keep knocking them down. Keep an eye out for that as the season goes on!








Hey Cosplay,
Can you make a pajelehoocho?


TV Show Review: Inside Combat Rescue – The Story of the Air Force PJ’S (Para Rescue Jumpers)

That Others May Live!

Above is from Hurricane Katrina



Air Force Pararescuemen, also known as PJs, are the only DoD elite combat forces specifically organized, trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full spectrum Personnel Recovery (PR) to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations. These Battlefield Airmen are the most highly trained and versatile Personnel Recovery specialists in the world. Pararescue is the nation’s force of choice to execute the most perilous, demanding, and extreme rescue missions anytime, anywhere across the globe. The 500+ PJs are assigned to Guardian Angel and Special Tactics Squadrons throughout the Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve Air Force components. They operate most often as independent teams but routinely serve alongside with other US and Allied Special Operations Forces.

Mission To rescue, recover, and return American or Allied forces in times of danger or extreme duress. Whether shot down or isolated behind enemy lines; surrounded, engaged, wounded, or captured by the enemy; PJs will do whatever required to deny the enemy a victory and bring our warriors home to fight another day. “Leave no Airman, Marine, Soldier, or Sailor behind” is our nation’s supreme promise and responsibility to our brave war fighters. The Air Force holds true to this moral imperative. Personnel Recovery is an Air Force Core Function; one of twelve functions the Air Force provides the nation. The PJs are the elite ground forces that provide our nation with the capability to execute this noble responsibility.

Capabilites To execute the PR mission, Pararescue teams assault, secure, and dominate the rescue objective area utilizing any available DoD or Allied, air, land, or sea asset. Their qualifications and capabilities are extensive. All PJs are qualified experts in Advanced Weapons and Small Unit Tactics, Airborne and Military Free Fall, both High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) and High Altitude High Opening (HAHO) parachute operations, Combat Divers, High Angle/Confined Space Rescue operations, Small Boat/Vehicle Craft utilization, Rescue Swimmers, and Battlefield Trauma/Paramedics. All can fast rope/rappel/hoist from any vertical lift aircraft to both land and open ocean rescue objectives. All PJs can perform both static line and HALO jump operations utilizing boats, vehicles, or other equipment from any fixed wing aircraft. In addition, 1 in 12 personnel are tandem jump qualified and can HALO/HAHO both equipment and non-jump personnel into the objective area. As required, all PJs can jump in with and utilize extrication devices to remove war fighters or civilians trapped in wreckage or collapse structures. PJs also utilize the latest subsurface technology to locate and recover submerged equipment or personnel.

Recent History Since 9/11 alone, these elite warriors have executed over 12,000 life saving, combat rescue missions. They’ve also eliminated and captured numerous enemy combatants during the execution of these missions. Additionally, because of their unique capabilities, they have been called upon to rescue over 5000 civilians worldwide during catastrophic natural disasters and other responses.

Decorations PJs are the most highly decorated Air Force enlisted force. They’ve been awarded one Medal of Honor, 12 Air Force Crosses, and 105 Silver Stars.

Their motto, “These Things We Do, That Others May Live,” affirms Pararescue’s dedication and commitment to saving lives and self-sacrifice. As of January 2012, 10 pararescueman have been killed in action and paid the ultimate sacrifice during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

I recently saw an episode on National Geographic and the fact that I am from a Rescue Unit and I have a few friends that are PJ’s, this show means a lot to me! To see what my brethren go through on a daily basis when deployed, gives me a bigger respect for what they do.

Its a show that all of America should watch, so they will never take their freedom for granted! You not only see the PJ’s put their own lives on the line to rescue others, but when they rescue our troops, you get to see what all our troops are giving for our freedom!

Its about time they get their own show, we have seen the most elite fighting forces: The Delta Force, Special Forces (Green Berets), The Navy Seals, The Army Rangers, Marine Recon, Army & Marine Snipers etc…

The PJ’s being the only total defensive special forces unit (to my knowledge), means a lot! They put their lives on the line to solely rescue others! That others may live, their motto, and the way they live their lives!

It doesn’t take a whole hell of a lot to take another life, put in the mindset that its either you or them, or they are the bad guys and you are the good guys, you can get the job done. It is done all over the world, each and every day (a sad fact), but having to deal with the aftermath over and over, day in and day out, to see the carnage upfront and in your face, hearing the cries of pain and anguish from the wounded. That takes a special man! To constantly, not only rescue and treat the wounded, but hold their hands and help to heal their hearts…. I love these men! The PJ’s!

If you haven’t seen this show you must watch it!

A lot of units are making poker chips now instead of coins… Here’s a PJ chip


TV Show Review: Nickelodeon’s Wendall & Vinny

A lovable goofball uncle becomes the guardian of his nephew, a 12-year-old genius. They go through lots of difficulties and problems on their way to discover a new adventure.

I watched the premiere last night (yes I watched Nickelodeon without my nephew or niece here, keep in mind I am 6′ 260lbs and have been doing martial arts 25yrs. Do you really wanna tease me!!) anyway, it was hilarious! Jerry Trainor was great! However, the character was exactly Spencer! They should have just done a spinoff of Icarly. On the Icarly finale, she went to stay with her father for a little while, so they should have just spun off and said Wendall was his cousin and his parents gave him to Spencer, because Wendall’s sister is crazy and Spencer needs to grow up a little.

Basically, if you like Icarly (I do) you will like this show! The idea has been done before, a nerdy kid and crazy adult, so it’s not a new idea, but it is well done. Will it get tiring after a while? That’s yet to be seen. Hopefully, when they get tired of it and cancel it they will bring back Icarly for a reunion.

This show is hilarious and had me laughing out loud, hopefully tonight will be equally as funny! Tune in!

Maybe I like it so much, because I am a mixture of both of them! I like cauliflower Tuesday!

TV Show Review: Undercover Boss

UNDERCOVER BOSS was the Emmy-nominated #1 new series of the 2009-2010 season, averaging 17.7 million viewers. UNDERCOVER BOSS premiered following the Super Bowl to 38.7 million viewers, the largest audience for a new series following the Super Bowl. It also ranks as the biggest new series premiere since 1987 and the most-watched premiere episode of any reality series.

Each week, UNDERCOVER BOSS follows a different executive as they leave the comfort of their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their companies. While working alongside their employees, they see the effects that their decisions have on others, where the problems lie within their organizations and get an up-close look at both the good and the bad while discovering the unsung heroes who make their companies run.

Although its not a new show, this show is amazing! Beside CBS, you can also watch episodes on TLC.

It’s great to see how Senior Management (some of which started as Senior Management and didn’t start the company from the ground up) wants to get involved with every aspect of the company so they can grow as even more efficient managers. What they usually learn is: What looks good on paper,isn’t necessarily good in real life for the blue collar workers that it effects.

Then, they make every effort to utilize the knowledge that they learn and fine tune their companies.

And finally, they confront their trainers face to face and tell them, oh btw I am really your boss!

I love this show!

The moral of the story is: No matter how big or how small your company is, you should you know all aspects of your company including all job descriptions and what goes into actually doing those jobs, that way you can be an efficient and informed super manager!

I think the CEO’s and COO’s that go through Undercover Boss should be awarded a new title: Super CEO and Super COO respectively

If you are involved in any type of management you should watch this show! Learn from their experiences and try to apply it to your situation. I think this show is continuing education for management.

Watch this show!

TV Show Review: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, what a train wreck!

Take an inside look into life with “Honey Boo Boo” where the six-year-old pageant sensation proves that she is more than just a beauty queen.

TLC first introduced viewers to TODDLERS & TIARAS star Alana, aka “ Honey Boo Boo” in January, where her amusing personality and self-confidence won over viewers and her self-proclaimed nickname became a fixture in pop culture. The network has now picked up the new series HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO, an inside look into Alana’s world where the six-year-old pageant sensation proves that she is more than a beauty queen. When she’s not chasing after crowns, Alana’s with her family in rural Georgia doing what her family does best: four-wheeling through mud pits and picking up road kill for the family cookout.

Each episode follows Alana and her family: stay-at-home mom June, chalk-mining dad Sugar Bear, and sisters 12-year-old Lauryn “Pumpkin”, 15-year-old Jessica “Chubbs”, and 17-year-old pregnant Anna “Chickadee”. From family outings to loud and crazy family get-togethers, HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO takes us off the pageant stage and into the unapologetically outrageous family life of the Honey Boo Boo clan.



Dad AKA Sugar Bear

Mom AKA June

What a looker!

This Show is a Train Wreck! It is so horrible! But you just can’t stop watching it. If you are feeling sad about your life, watch this show you will be happy! It’s better than any antidepressant drug!

It’s sad that TLC rewards a mother for giving her child what she calls Go-Go Juice – a mixture of Mt Dew and Red Bull. which leaves the kid spinning in circles like a crazy kid.

Mugshot by Child Protective Services

**Note** Article below Contains Spoilers for the show!

“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” premiered to huge ratings on Aug. 8. The show follows the lives of the Thomp­son family from rural McIntyre, Ga., including TLC’s new runaway star, Alana, aka “Honey Boo Boo.” The network decided to give the unforgettable little girl her own series after videos of her appearances on the cable network’s “Toddlers & Tiaras” went viral earlier this year.

BUT production of the show nearly came to a screeching halt shortly after filming began in March when investigators from Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Ser­vices made an unannounced visit to the family’s home.

“Honey Boo Boo’s upbringing raised eyebrows with neighbors,” a source told The ENQUIRER.

“The parents feed her energy drinks, cheese puffs for breakfast and brag about how they cook roadkill for meals. She even eats roadkill with flies swarming around her head!”

But the authorities didn’t get in­volved until a videotape of Honey Boo Boo dancing for dollars on a ta­ble in a bar was posted online.

In the scene, which was not filmed by TLC, mom June defended her daugh­ter’s actions by explaining that it was a college bar, not a “sleazy” one.

Investigators found reason to bring the case to court, but June’s court-appointed at­torney was able to convince the judge to throw it out, and film­ing resumed in May.

The first episode of the show – which showcases a whole lot of belly-slapping and gas-passing – drew an impressive 2.2 million viewers, but it also received a con­siderable amount of criticism.

And that criticism is bound to increase later in the season after Alana’s 17-year-old sister Anna, aka “Chickadee,” gives birth to a baby girl with two right thumbs – and grandma June makes fun of the defect!

-National Inquirer

I would like to know how much of the Child’s dialog is real and how much is scripted. One Scene she talks about Glitzy the pig and she says: “I hope momma doesn’t eat glitzy she eats everything” that was hilarious! was it scripted?

She talks about the pig being a gay pig and says: he can be gay if he wants
Are they feeding Honey boo boo lines? or is this just popping out of her mouth?
Either way, tune in for some classy entertainment that will improve the quality of your families character!

On a recent episode mama June admits she is afraid of mayonnaise (one of the daughters can’t even say mayonnaise and no one even tried to correct her)

Anyway, I was watching a show on MTV with these 2 chicks, Nikki & Sarah and they were quite funny, well they said of course mama June is afraid of mayonnaise, everyone is afraid of the sight of their own blood. Bahahahahahaha

What pisses me off bout mama June is not the fact that she is grotesquely obese! It’s the fact that the dirty bitch is always sneezing and she doesn’t ever attempt to cover her fucking foul mouth!! That pisses me off beyond belief!!

If your hands are full (aka carrying something big or carrying a bunch of stuff) ok fine turn your head and air for your shoulder or on your arm, but to never try even when your hands are empty that’s just plain foul and uncouth!

Teach your kids the right way! There is a giant difference from being poor and being a low class slob! Soap is cheap and manners are taught and enforced!

TV Show Review: Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management’s a big piece of steaming crap!

Coming Soon!

TV Show Barter Kings ruins the entire Barter Industry

There’s a thriving subculture of entrepreneurs who know how to get what they want without spending a dime. No cash, no problem. These larger than life characters prefer the art of trade, and we’ve found the best in the business — Steve McHugh and Antonio Palazzola.
In each half hour we’lll follow two “trading strings,” the dramatic chain of events as items of little value are traded up for items worth thousands. At the heart of every trade is the art of the deal. It takes a ton of strategy, charisma, and all out manipulation to close them. It’s a world filled with amazing characters, fascinating items, and most of all, surprising, unpredictable journeys. When it comes to Barter Kings, anything can happen.

This show is absolutely fake! Anyone can barter any item for any item when there’s a tv crew in their face! Promising them they will be on tv.

Hey I want to trade you an iPad for a muscle car, I promise you will be on our new show on cable tv. C’mon seriously!

What has this done to the world? It has made people delusional! Go to Craig’s list’s barter section right now! I posted a few items and responded to a few items.

Here are a couple items:

A galaxy tablet for a truck or motorcycle seriously?

A laptop for a scooter or jet ski? C’mon wake up out of your dream world!

iPad for an atv, boat, jetski etc.. Wow

Not only does this guy want all of the above but he wants a jeep too!

C’mon people wake the FUCK up! That’s a TV show!! An iPad 3 64gb is going for $800 which you can find cheaper.

The ones above aren’t even iPad 3! They are 2nd generation! At first glance it’s $490 who the fuck in real life will give a multi thousand dollar item for $500! Wake up!! Smell the coffee!

This show sucks! It’s ruining people’s lives giving them delusions of grandeur!

They added a girl to season 2 – it looks like they stole the girl from American Pickers, but only hotter! Copy Cats!!
Why is she so hot? She’s a model! Yes, even she is fake, just like the show!!

TV Show Review: Restaurant Impossible

After combating countless “impossible dinners,” Chef Robert Irvine faces a daunting new challenge: save America’s most desperate restaurants from impending failure in just two days with only $10,000. In his new prime-time Food Network series, Restaurant: Impossible, Robert uses creativity and resourcefulness along with a lot of muscle in his fight to rescue these restaurants and give hope to the owners and their employees. Day one of the extreme mission begins with a thorough business assessment as Robert launches the restaurant into full service, closely observes the staff and kitchen, and determines their weakest spots. Then, he springs into action by updating the menu, retraining the staff and implementing aesthetic changes with the help of his design team. To ensure a packed house for the grand re-opening at the end of day two, Robert hits the streets to tell the community about the improved restaurant. Will the ruthless schedule, tight budget and ambitious task overcome Robert’s lofty goals, or will this tall order result in restaurant triumph?


I really like him! His no sugarcoating, no bs attitude is exactly what these people need!

Everything he says is exactly right! He hasn’t steered these people wrong! Ever!

Most failing places have the same things wrong:

1. Canned not fresh food

2. Poor management – where management is doing too much and not delegating or management is trying to be friends not bosses

3. Cleanliness issues (that stems from #2)

4. Poor service (also an issue of #2)

5. Of course poor design aesthetics – from ugly and dark, to over cluttered, to minimalist junk

These common factors are seen in almost every episode! If your business is failing forget restaurant, if you business is failing, check that list above first! Then if you are still reading check the tips section here.

If you are having partner problems:
Unfortunately, if you chose your partner poorly for example out of love (either physical or brotherly) (like I did) and both of you are on different wavelengths, then unless you can get on the same path, you are doomed!

This show is very important to watch if you own your own business, especially if it’s and type of brick & mortar (physical building not like a plumber, electrician, landscaper etc…) type place. Just because it’s a restaurant show doesn’t mean you can’t learn something.

In the show Robert lightens up dark places, and in one place he reorganized the kitchen for optimized performance. Let’s apply these concepts to a non restaurant

For example:
If you have a hardware store a fresh coat of paint, a couple design changes, might liven up your place! Maybe reorganizing your stock in common areas instead of common tools such as:
Bed, bath, outdoor, automotive ,kitchen etc..

You might have redundant stock, but people coming in that aren’t professionals, will find what they need according to the project they are doing. Which I am sure is the design home depot took in their mega stores. To make it easier for the common person.

Let’s apply it to another business:

A small boutique:
Maybe a bright coat of paint, maybe hang clothes in outfits on the wall, so people can see them together rather than just separate on the hangers.

That’s just 2 tips seen on the show, there are many more!

The design crew has a very limited budget, so they get very creative for cheap! One time they used paint stirrers and painted them and hung them around a light fixture to make a rustic creative light.

Like I said earlier if you have a business, you will want to pay attention. Even if you have a non brick & mortar you may pick up management tips, marketing tips etc!

Watch this show! It is fun to see him tear the places apart!

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TV Show Review: American Guns


American Guns is a reality television series that airs on the Discovery Channel. The series centers on the Wyatt Family at Gunsmoke Guns, located in Wheat Ridge, CO[citation needed]; which specialize in gun manufacture, trade, customization, and instruction. According to the ending credits, the music played in the opening sequence is “Tallahasse” performed by Swamp Cabbage.

Gunsmoke Staff

Wyatt Family

Rich Wyatt – Founder/Owner, Firearms Instructor

Renee Wyatt – Co-Owner, Business Manager

Kurt Wyatt – Engraver, Sales Associate, Firearms Instructor

Paige Wyatt – Sales Associate

Gunsmiths & Sales Team

Brian – Head Gunsmith: Brian has the exciting attitude of high octane and lots of gun powder. He’s known to break 100 MPH on his crotch-rocket and paint pottery on the weekend. Being with Gunsmoke since July 2007, he is the lead expert on making, breaking and fixing guns. His personal collection is assumed to exceed 200 firearms, but he hasn’t counted in years.[citation needed]

Gary – Gunsmith/Welder

Joe – Machinist

Jon – Gunsmith/Painter

Scott – Gunsmith/Assembly

Bob – Gun Historian

Ben – Sales Associate

Chris – Machinist, Sales Associate

Brian – Sales Associate


I think Rich Wyatt is good, but not as good and knowledgeable as Sons of Guns Will Hayden.

Rich’s daughter Paige steals the show! She is definitely cuter than Will’s daughter..



Stephanie Hayden Ford has been talking about her lady shooter line. Did she get the idea first?


Or did she see it here first?


I just saw the zombie gun episode, and I have to tell you; both guys Red Jacket made in their Zombie Gun Build-off were light years better than this one!

The customer wants it chambered in .500 Smith & Wesson.

Let me ask you this when you run out of ammo where are you going to get more in an Apocalypse situation?

Not to mention it is lever action like a Henry/Winchester rifle. How many rounds will it hold? 6-8? There are no cartridges! You would need a bandoleer. In a stressful situation how much ammo are you going to drop, or how much ammo slips out of the bandoleer? Ammo you can’t replace!
Not a practical weapon at all!
As well as ugly, stupid and cheap looking with a big white skull on the front! Scott was wrong! You shouldn’t have painted it!

Both shows make pretty innovative weapons!

They making a black powder bowling ball cannon! I can see Kris say “it’s a Cannon!”

It’s cool because American Guns is the Wild West version and Sons of Guns is the Crazy Cajun version. They are basically the same show lol.

If you like either show you will probably like both!

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TV Show Review: Being Human

American Cast Above, British Cast Below


Being Human is a supernatural drama television series broadcast on Syfy in the United States and on Space in Canada. It is being produced by Muse in Montreal and is based on the BBC show of the same name.

The series revolves around three roommates living in Boston who appear to be in their twenties. The trio try to live a normal life despite being a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf.

Being Human is a British supernatural drama television series. It was created and written by Toby Whithouse and is currently broadcast on BBC Three.[1] The show blends elements of flatshare comedy and horror drama. It originally starred Aidan Turner as Mitchell (a vampire), Russell Tovey as George (a werewolf) and Lenora Crichlow as Annie (a ghost)—all of whom are sharing accommodation and attempting as best as they can to live a “normal” life and blend in with the ordinary humans around them. During the show’s second series, Sinead Keenan became part of the main cast. The first two series were set in in Totterdown, Bristol, and the third series relocated to Barry, Wales.[2][3]

On 13 March 2011, series creator Toby Whithouse announced that Turner had left the show and that new characters would be introduced.[4] On 11 November 2011, Russell Tovey announced that he was leaving Being Human after Series 4 to work full-time on his other show, Him & Her.[5] Furthermore, Keenan announced on the 9th January 2012 that she had not filmed any scenes for Series 4, and would exit the show off-screen.[6] Joining the cast of season four are Michael Socha, who featured in season three and has now been upgraded to a series regular as werewolf Tom and Damien Moloney as new vampire Hal.[7]

The series is one of the most popular shows on BBC’s iPlayer.[8][9][10] The second series premiered on BBC Three on 10 January 2010.[11] The third series premiered on 23 January 2011. The day following the series 3 finale, the BBC announced a fourth series would premiere on the BBC in 2012.[12] Series 4 commenced airing on BBC Three on Sunday 5th February 2012. The American premiere will be on Saturday, February 25 at 9/8c on BBC America.

The central premise of Being Human is that various types of supernatural beings exist alongside human beings, with varying degrees of menace; that three of these supernatural beings are opting to live amongst human beings rather than apart from them; and that these three characters are attempting (as much as is possible) to live ordinary human lives despite the pressures and dangers of their situations. They are constantly threatened with exposure or persecution, with pressure from other supernatural creatures, and with problems caused by their attempts to deal with their own natures.

I am currently watching the BBC version as I write this article. It’s not bad, but the US version is much better.

I am a big fan of the US version and I can’t wait to watch it tonight!!

So what’s Syfy going to copy next? Being human, lost girl…

Not only did Syfy copy the concept they copied the storyline!! The werewolf’s girlfriend just told him he gave it to her and had a scratch on the same arm and it was given to her when he pushed her away. Wow!! But the acting wasn’t as good and the girlfriend isn’t very easy on the eyes lol. And the male werewolf looks like Dumbo in his human form, but he can definitely kick the US werewolf’s butt! Not to mention the British accent is annoying, especially with their stupid words like bollocks, piss off, bloody and a few others…

I’m sure they say the same thing about us lol

Definitely watch this show!!

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TV Show Review: Spartacus Vengeance


Spartacus: Vengeance is a Starz television series advertised as the second season and sequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand. It premiered on January 27, 2012.[1] Its story follows Spartacus (played by Liam McIntyre, who replaces Andy Whitfield), after he and his fellow gladiators kill their master Batiatus and escape from his gladiatorial training school or ludus. Cast members and characters who return from the first season include Lucy Lawless as Lucretia, Peter Mensah as Oenomaus, Manu Bennett as Crixus, Nick Tarabay as Ashur, Viva Bianca as Ilithyia, and Craig Parker as Gaius Claudius Glaber. Dustin Clare will also reprise his role as Gannicus from Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, the prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

After the bloody escape from the House of Batiatus that concluded Spartacus: Blood and Sand, the gladiator rebellion begins to strike fear into the heart of the Roman Republic in Spartacus: Vengeance. Praetor Claudius Glaber and his Roman troops are sent to Capua to crush Spartacus’ growing band of freed slaves before they can inflict further damage. Spartacus is given a choice between satisfying his personal need for vengeance against the man who condemned his wife to slavery and eventual death, or making the larger sacrifices necessary to keep his budding army from breaking apart.

With the death of Andy Whitfield it seems in the first episode that the story also died! A ton of hack and slash deaths, a bunch of nudity (which I’m not complaining about.) Lol but no storyline…

The best part I the episode was seeing the look on Crixus’ face when he saw that Lucretia was still alive (which back then was definitely a mortal wound!)

Hopefully the next episode will return to the quality of the other 2 seasons!

I love the first 2 seasons! It’s a real shame about Andy! This new guy is much softer than Andy (muscle wise) but eerie close looks wise! I think he will do a good job.

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TV Show Review: Lost Girl

Lost Girl is a Canadian supernatural crime drama television series that premiered on the Showcase Television network in September 2010. The series is developed and produced by Prodigy Pictures. The series follows the life of a succubus named Bo, played by Anna Silk, as she learns to control her abilities, help those in need, and discover the truth about her origins. The show received positive initial reviews, and was renewed for a second season two months after its premiere.[1] As of December 2011, the show has been renewed for a third season.[2]

Bo is a succubus who grew up in an adoptive human family, unaware of her non-human nature and of the Fae world. Her succubus powers only become apparent to her when she accidentally kills her first love by draining him of his life energy, an act which forces her to flee her home. Bo exchanges her previously normal life for one without family or friends, moving from place to place whenever she kills again.

In the pilot episode, Bo saves a human girl named Kenzi; the two quickly become friends and Kenzi decides they should team up to create a Fae/Human detective agency. Confronted by the Fae elders with having to choose a side (“Light” or “Dark”), Bo declares herself neutral, deciding to side with humans after Kenzi risked her life to find what had happened to Bo for her own sake where most of the Fae simply saw her as another factor on the board. Throughout the season, Bo learns more about the Fae world and herself while she searches for information about her origins. Along the way, Bo also develops romantic relationships with both Dyson, a wolf shifter police detective and Lauren, a human doctor.

There are two sides of Fey, light and dark. The fey have a problem with her, because she won’t pick sides.

She doesn’t know who her parents are. They said her parents abandoned her probably to protect her from something.

I think her parents are one dark and one light side Fey. Which maybe the reason she is reluctant to pick sides. In a Romeo and Juliet type of way, the forbidden child will bring the end to their neat and tidy light and dark side society. Maybe they were trying to hide this identity!

Not sure if I like the show yet… It’s definitely better than the other new supernatural shows as of late eg: once upon a time and Grimm.

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TV Show Review: Biggest Loser: No excuses! (with live play-by-play updates)

2 trainers: Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince

Looks like Anna Kourinkova has dropped out.

PS I sooo miss Jillian Michaels!! I love her!!

The Contestants needed to train with the trainers and pick their trainer after.

Pandemonium has been set free! People passing out, puking, injuries and not knowing their names or what city they are in.

Next season they should take my idea and let the contestants benefit from each trainers knowledge.

Planet fitness partnered with Biggest Loser which is terrible! Because planet fitness has their stupid no grunts rule! And Bob Harper makes them grunt, cry and scream! Which is what fitness is all about! Giving it your all!

These are the smallest contestants I’ve seen on biggest loser so this season should fly!

This time they are splitting up the couples to stop what happened on the season 11 where the older member sacrificed themselves for the younger member.

Special surprise: Santa has had enough of being fat and he has joined the biggest loser!

Santa AKA Roy

There’s also a female former Junior Olympic weightlifter

Emily Joy was born in Dunkirk, New York and raised in Silver Creek, New York with her older brother. When Emily was eight, her father began coaching her in Olympic weightlifting. She competed in the National Junior Olympics and the Empire State Games, earning medals in all meets.

It’s too early to pick a winner, but keep an eye on the big men, they have the most to loose!

Buddy – down 22 whopping pounds!! The first week WOW!!

Ben, He may make it to the finale, but he looks like he is holding too much muscle to win the Finale. This guy is an Animal! WOW he saved the young girl and sacrificed himself after loosing 15lbs! He lost 50lbs by himself at home with his family!! See anyone can do it!

Jeremy, I’m Picking him at 1st glance!

Mike, another big boy! depends on his motivation!


Keep an eye on these guys!

Hold The Presses!!!

Being active came easily as a child for Falmouth, Michigan native Kim Nielsen; she played basketball and softball, and in high school, she was the MVP and an all-state athlete for both sports. Her success as an athlete inspired her to become a professional wrestler. She first signed with WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), where she wrestled under the name “Desire.” She later worked with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and also worked as a model for Natural Muscle magazine. But after breaking her back in a wrestling match six years ago, her career ended. She became pregnant with her third child, stopped exercising and started overeating. Now a single mother of three at age 38, Kim weighs 252 pounds and says she is tired of hiding from fans, friends and family because of the way she looks. She wants to be around as long as possible for her children and have the energy to keep up with them. Kim looks forward to losing the weight so she can wear a bikini when she takes her kids to the beach, go horseback riding and enjoy all that life has to offer instead of letting her weight hold her back.

My Pick! Former WWE and TNA Wrestler!

She was in excellent shape, she has the tools and just needs motivation! She Broke her back in the ring and is afraid to re-injure herself and psychologically that is why she is overweight! Once she realizes she is healthy and she can do it, trust me she will run away with the show!

Kim Neilson

My Pick for winner! Down 13lbs the 1st week!

Dolvett won his first weigh-in!

Week 2
What did I tell you about Kim she immediately stepped up to be the leader!

They are bidding on weight lost for the week for a 5 lb team advantage.

Red team is crazy! 94lbs!! In week 2! Wow! Dolvett has got his work cut out for him!!

Dolvett is spray painting 94lbs on the gym wall, Bob is getting annoyed. I would do it too! And I would write 94 on the back of their hands with a sharpie marker!

I actually used to write a 6 on the back of my hands when I was younger and competing in Martial Arts. The six was for 6-pack and I wrote in on the back of my hands, so every time I go to the fridge I see it!

They just took the contestants to the grocery store, if they haven’t done that behind the scenes before, then it’s about time! This is a crucial part of a successful diet! Teach people to eat properly!

American food companies are guilty of making it difficult for people to learn what is actually healthy!

Reduced fat! Or reduced calories!
The question you need to ask is reduced as to what? And how much is it actually reduced?

2000 calories to 1500 calories is better, but the average daily consumption is 2000 calories, 1500 is less, but you still shouldn’t be eating it!

100 calorie pack of…
a lot of companies especially cookie companies make a 100 calorie pack of cookies and brownies.

There are a few flaws here!
1. It’s a cookie if you are trying to loose weight, no cookies are good for you!
2. You develop a mentality that it’s only 100 calories, so you will eat it more frequently and you may have multiple packages!

Fake products simulating real products

What does that mean? I can’t believe it’s not butter! Guess what it’s not butter!! It’s fake butter!

What is butter? Shake up a jar of heavy cream and add some salt. Didn’t you ever make your own baby food jar butter when you were a kid in school? That’s much more healthy then fats and oils and chemicals!

Or Splenda, sweet and low: fake sugar!

Velveeta: fake cheese! Have you ever tried to find Velveeta in the grocery store?

**hint** it’s not with the real cheese in the cooler! It’s in the dry goods section!

If its supposed to be cold and it’s not chances are its fake!! Processed garbage! (with the exception of Parmalat!) Parmalat is ultra high pasteurized homogenized milk. It is cooked at such a high temperature most of the germs are eradicated therefore it doesn’t need refrigeration.

Stay away from fake products!

Bob is getting mad cause Dolvett is using some of the moves he uses! That’s baby bullshit!! Trainers share moves! They learn from each other! Magazines, books etc! I guarantee unless you are using a new product (last 20 or so years old: ab roller, ab ball, the gazelle lol) whatever you have done had already been done! Either in the 20th century or since the dawn of time!!

I guarantee Bob Harper wasn’t the first person to make people do a downward dog (yoga move) and have another person crawl through it. That probably started in the military! How bout teaching them how to low crawl through the sand!! Yuk! I hated them!

I love Bob, but that’s childish!!

Here it is the weigh in!! Will they make 94lbs?

Kim’s up first! She needs an average of 10lbs it doesn’t look good!!! And commercial lol… Down 3lbs!! She may go home!!

Buddy lost another 9lbs! 31lb total! Wow!!

Red team total:
Goal: 94 lbs
Actual loss: 52

Black team has a 5lb advantage! They Need an average 6lb loss each.

Doesn’t look good!

Blacks got it! Red lost… Or did they? Chism the 19 yr old has to loose 5lbs
He nailed an 8!

Red lost! Kim may go home!

Mike’s in trouble!! The girls are ganging up on him for a little slacking!

Looks like mike is gone! But he just quit nicotine! Hopefully he stands by it!

Mike lost 56lbs!! Wow! He’s knocking on the 200lb door!

Week 3 Buddy lost another 9 lbs
Buddy’s total: 40!

Kim lost another 6lbs

Jeremy lost 11!!!

Red team looses weigh-in
Roy is safe

Big rivalry Conde vs Cassandra and Cassandra rocks her!!

Uh uh one vote for Kim!

Lauren 3

Nancy 3

Down to the last vote!

Lauren is going home!

So far she lost 53lbs! Nice job!! She went home and did a half marathon! And she completed it!!

Week 4:
Black team couldn’t use the gym all week, and they are nailing big numbers!

Jeremy lost another 11!
Black team lost 52lbs

Buddy on the red team had a child and went home and he still lost 10lbs!!

Kim’s starting to do good she lost 10lbs!

Red teams weight was flying down to the last person Conde and all she needs to win is to loose more than 2 lbs she dropped 10!!!!

Red team total 58lbs

3 chris (santas wife)
3 Gail
Down to the last vote…
And Gail went home
She lost a total of 56lbs! Good job!!!

Week 5:

Right after the vote off same night they go to the gym and welcome back the Aqua team and it’s time for the weigh-in to see if they lost the 50lbs.

Will they do it?

She lost 26lbs and he lost 34lbs!!

They did it! But no one in the house is happy about it! They are all acting petty! It’s ridiculous! These people didn’t have Bob and Dolvett they did it on their own!

Kim is acting so petty and she only lost 32 total on the ranch and the new guy lost 34 on his own

The new girl is keeping up with the black team and they seem impressed!

Chris (Santa’s girl) is kicking butt! Her time on an exercise circuit of Bob’s was over a min faster then the rest of the team.

Red team:
Conde the slacker was talking crap about the new guy says she’s not impressed. He was the only on that could do more than one rung on the monkey bars. Ps he completed them!
Conde says she hates him.

The challenge use a rebounder to shoot medicine balls over a wall and the rest of the team has to catch them in a big net.

The red team kicks butt! The reward they get to pick someone on their team to have their weight not count at the weigh-in and one on the black team to not count. I would pick nancy or Conde from red and Jeremy from the black!

The red team has a lot of tension because of Conde and Kim’s jealousy! They need to get over it! He lost more weight at home then both of you did on the ranch! He earned his spot on team get over it! And he is right you should both step up your game! Especially Conde!!

They picked nancy and megan!

Nancy lost 4 Megan lost 9 good pick but I would have picked Jeremy

The new girl Daphne only lost 1lb!!! Uh oh! Bob tells her 1lb is a joke! Lucky for her she has immunity!

Then Chism goes and looses 2lbs!
Was my choice correct?
Jeremy lost …9 tied for the highest! That would have also been a good pick so the pick they made was the best pick!

The new guy Adrian is up first what did he get! Remember he has immunity. He only lost 2lbs! Not good!!
Both him and his sited attribute the low number to change of diet.

My pick Kim lost 5lbs.
Santa’s down 4!
This is a low number week for both teams!!

Here comes buddy the hammer!! He keeps hammering big numbers!! He lost another 8lbs!!

Down to Conde the slacker again!! She has to loose more than 5 lbs to win!! I think she will blow it!! And I hope because of it she goes home!! But I think nancy will go if they loose.

Conde down only 2!! Dolvett looses again! Send her home!

Red team has more drama at deliberation! Adrian and his sister were accused of throwing the weigh-in. I thought that was ridiculous!! All this petty bullshit is going to sink the red team!!

1 nancy, 1 mark, 2 nancy uh oh, 2 mark uh oh tie!, 3 nancy, 4 nancy, 5 nancy

Nancy is going home!! She lost 39 total lbs! Not too shabby! Especially given her age! Keep it up!

Week 6:
Excuse: I can’t loose weight without a trainer.
The red team looses the challenge and lost Dolvett for the week, the pain of having to watch on camera hit Dolvett hard.

Kim took the role of pt trainer and leader in Dolvett’s absence. She did a good Job in direction, but as the week progressed the intensity slacked.

The entire time Conde complained about everything, but mostly about Adrian, maybe she has a childish crush on him lol. Since mentally she acts 13!

The black team got to go to lunch with the beautiful new nutritionist (which is the best addition to this season!!!) she asked them what they would normally order and let me tell you no wonder why they are super fat! 2 meals plus dessert!

The new girl said a meal, appetizer, pancakes and dessert!!!! Pancakes too are you kidding me!!

Conde dropped 8 I’m surprised!
Kim’s turn: she dropped 6 her body is starting to slim she’s like a solid block now no huge rolls, but no curves yet. She’s doing good.

Santa lost 7

Mark dropped 7 he’s down to 244

The Hammer buddy is up and he just Hammered another 9lbs!!! Someone is going to have to screw him in later weeks, because he will definitely win the title of biggest loser!

Adrian’s moment of truth! Last week he only lost 2 lbs his first week on the ranch, today he dropped…9lbs

Red team total: 51lbs with no trainer!!

Black team:
Daphne: lost 8lbs last week she lost 1lb! Total loss 35lbs so far!

Cassandra was 200lbs last week today she will shatter that threshold she lost 5lbs finally into the 100’s at 195!

Chris Santa’s wife drops 5

Megan (who’s cute, and I believe will be drop dead gorgeous at the finale) dropped 6 lbs

Emily dropped 7

Jeremy and Chism need to drop 9 Each to win the weigh-in

Jeremy drops… 12!!!! Wow! Hopefully as he gets smaller his pancake nipples will shrink or he is in trouble yuk!

Chism’s turn! He needs to drop more than 5… I think he’s got this in the bag! He nails a 13!! His biggest number to date!
total loss 56lbs

Red team goes to elimination.. Who will go? Mark or Adrian

Conde has immunity Grrr 😦

Buddy is thinking strategically and thinking of keeping Adrian for his potential and voting off a smaller player to help strengthen the team. If he can spread that message to the other players Adrian will be safe.

Kim and Conde have it out for Adrian!

Adrian 3, Mark 2

That’s it Adrian is going home after hearing buddy talk and yes Adrian is going home! So far he lost 100lbs!! Will he win the at home prize at the finale?

With that number he very well may!! Wow! He virtually did this by himself! So if he can do it, everyone can do it on their own!!

Get Motivated… Get Active… Get Fit!!

Week 7:

Bob and Dolvett pick 1 person from each team to go home. Surprise they are going with them.

New rivals Conde and Adrian’s sister Daphne get to go home for a week and when they return only their weight loss counts at the weigh-in.

Are you serious!! Daphne!!! She just got here!! And she’s an outside and will probably be voted off at the black teams first weigh-in!!

Chris is acting crazy! Thinking Bob betrayed her for not picking her, because at the last weigh-in she told Bob she needed his help this week to loose extra weight.

Behind the choice:
Dolvett wants to get to the bottom of Conde’s attitude, (Daddy issues!!)

Bob knows how Conde rode Adrian the whole time and ultimately eliminated him. Bob wants to fuel the fight between them, so he chose Daphne to go head to head with Conde so she can use that fire to beat her! That’s actually a good choice on Bob’ behalf, because again almost all her weight loss was done at home.

I just feel it isn’t fair to everyone else, because she just got there and they have been stuck there for 7 weeks and it ultimately might drive a bigger wedge between her and the rest of the team.

Now Jeremy is whining (in Conde like fashion after all that is his sister) saying he didn’t come to make his own workouts, he came to train with Bob.

Santa is in pain and feeling his age.

Red team has an advantage they lost the challenge where they lost their trainer for a week and Kim took over.

All of their energy levels suck!! Especially the black team. No one is sweating!! Chris was barely wiggling the rope. I can’t wait to see the scales!!! If that was the truth and not creative editing on the part of the show. Some people might actually gain weight!!

Oh now Bob is egging her on!! Conde eliminated your brother!!

I hope Daphne crushes Conde!!

Back to the dietitian, showing them Biggest loser (lean cuisine like) meals that are fresh never frozen and 250 calories a serving. But how big is a serving? Is it realistic?

Dolvett babysits while Conde goes to dinner with her girlfriends. Before he lets her go he gives her letters from the red team.

The teams still have a challenge. The team that wins gets Valentine letters from their family.

They have to dig under three logs. The winner of the challenge gives either Conde or Daphne a 1 lb advantage and the winner of the weigh-in gets another 1 lb

The red team clears the 1st log while Jeremy is stuck bad like Winnie the Pooh!!

I have a feeing no matter who wins the biggest loser will give everyone the letters.

It’s getting close but the red team is slightly ahead, as they win!!!

Conde gets a 1lb advantage!

Now Daphne has to kick Conde’s butt by far!!

He brings Conde to a girls basketball team?

Bob brings Daphne to the Willis tower to do the stairs! Nice!! I love it!! Take her to the sky deck! See my review on this site of the Willis tower (formerly the Sears Tower) Bob reads the letters from the black team to her. Bob wants to get to the top 103rd floor in an hr. Daphne sounds like she’s about to have a heart attack!

Dolvett is teaching Conde teamwork doing team drills.

They are at floor 93 and Bob starts in with the Conde heckling again lol

Even Dolvett starts in with Daphne chants!

Daphne made it to the top in under an hour. And they are in the skybox!! Lol still not sure if I like that idea lol

Weigh in

Chris drops 5
Jeremy drops 6 and is sad
Emily down 5

Bob already wants to kill them next week

Megan drops 4
Cassandra drops 6 nice!! She’s down to 189!
Chism drops 7 and he’s under 300!

Black team drops total 33lbs
Red team needs to loose 27lbs

Red team:
Kimmy drops 4
Buddy drops 7!
Santa Roy drops 9 nice!!
Kim is down 9!!! Wow she is at 200lbs even
Red team wins one more pound!
And they still have Mark to weigh-in
Mark is down 10!! Wow!!

Conde’s got the 2lb advantage

Daphne is up first: down 12!!!

Conde’s turn: she has to drop more than 10lbs
Will that dinner wreck her?
Down exactly 10! Red team looses
Chism screams out yes!! (he’s black team)
Will they send Conde home? I would!

Daphne said its nice beating Conde but not seeing Conde cry.

This is a tight group who will go? Kimmy? She’s the smallest.

1 vote Roy (Santa) looks like 2 Roy, 3 Roy! Roy’s going home!

Conde’s still crying and sends Roy home! It’s bullshit he lost 9lbs this week!! And has been pretty consistent.

He is working with kids and trying to give kids a positive role model as a thin fit Santa!

Now he weighs in at 230!! Nice job Santa!!

Week 8:
I lack self control
Buddy’s b-day and they have a cake.
2nd temptation a giant table of food. Pizza, mozzarella sticks, Crab Rangoon, Reese’s cups, venison steak, fried chicken, apple turnover, supreme burrito, glazed donut, spaghetti, chicken parm

Winner gets to stack the teams!

Chris (Santa’s wife) just ate 1,039 calories!!!! Wow!! (which is actually less than the average meal at a chain restaurant eg: TGI Fridays, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse etc)

Daphne headed straight for the Reese’s! 9 plates of Reese’s! 1890 Calories!!

Daphne traded Conde to the black team and Jeremy to the red team.

Jeremy is mad because he thinks it wasn’t a strategic move. That she could have totally changed the game.

But I believe that was a good move, Jeremy and Buddy are now on the same team!! I would have put Chism on the red team too that definitely would sink the black team!

They all kind of know Daphne made the swap, but since she won’t admit it, tension is high and no one truly trusts anyone! Bob know and is pressuring Daphne to admit it, which isn’t fair, because Biggest Loser kept it a secret!

Let’s see how her swap affects the challenge! It’s a giant puzzle and the winning team gets 2 weeks at the biggest loser resort!

The red team wins!! Looks like her strategy is working! She knows she is gone so she wants to eliminate the entire black team and because Jeremy is an outsider he will in essence be the first to go… Will that come true or will the red team embrace him? I think at that point they will see him as a threat and eliminate him! But at his size will he win immunity and be safe? Right now it’s all a bunch of what ifs… But her plan is looking good!

How bad will Bob flip out if he is eliminated? Can his ego handle it?

Chism’s is upset, because his dad beat him!

Bob is counseling Cassandra and making her verbalize positive points about herself

Dolvett is consoling Kim, because she is missing her child’s birthday

Bobs pressuring her again saying she’s isolating herself. When she does it doesn’t go well! They say hello capt obvious!

Dolvett is kicking their butt! Jeremy is joking around saying when Dolvett asks for double digits on the scale now he has someone that can actually do it lol Buddy was like no you didn’t (say that lol)

Most dramatic weigh-in ever!!! Dolvett has to jump in to stop the bickering!!

Dolvett is taking the red team to a subway breakfast… But he didn’t tell them they are hiking! He brings them into subway and tells them this isn’t the subway and makes them hike further! Lol they hiked over 6 miles, lol here’s the question did they hike back?

Kim admits she was adopted and that’s why it’s so tuff to be away from her kids, Dolvett admits he was adopted too!

He is letting her call her little daughter.

Daphne thinks the black team is sabotaging the weigh-in she sees them all eating bread! And Chris confirms it in an interview segment. I think her reservation will come true! I think daphne will get immunity for being the biggest loser. And if they gain weight instead of losing then they are automatically on the chopping block!

Chism better not do it or Mark will kill him!! Speaking of Chism he is probably one of the reasons they are trying to pass this anti bullying laws. Chism the jism! They had to have called him that! C’mon who calls their kid Chism!!!

The weigh-in:
Red team
Jeremy loses 11 (he’s gonna need a nipple reduction! Do they have those?)

Kim about to break the 200 plateau!! Down 7!

Mark down 8!

Kimmy down 5

Buddy hammered a 12!! He is the hammer!!

43 lbs total!!

Black Team:

Chris Drops 5

Megan drops 2 (remember the black teams eating bread and throwing the weigh-in)

Chism down 5

Cassandra down 1!!

Emily down 2!

Conde gains 1!!

Daphne needs to be the biggest loser did she do it? No!! She Gained 2!!! WOW!! She will be going home!

The black team only lost 12lbs! Chris was the biggest loser!

Chris gave Daphne her word she wouldn’t vote for her she kept her word and voted for Chism

Daphne voted for you guessed it Conde

Everyone else voted for Daphne

Sparks fly when it gets to Conde and the host started it! She asked Daphne was she protecting her brother or getting revenge, Daphne answered both! and Conde jumped in with a comment that she doesn’t hold a grudge, because she wants to be a good role model for her daughter (that’s a big bunch of bullshit!) Karma will give her a big kick in the head!

Daphne is down 71lbs total!!

Next week’s preview is crazy!! They all go home and when they get back Chris hits the floor panting and is in medical trouble!

Week 9:
The contestants go home for 18days

If they loose 5% of their weight they get immunity and everyone can win immunity.

If everyone reaches their goal there will be no elimination.

It’s not going to be easy for the big guys Jeremy and Buddy they have to loose 16lbs

The second they get home and kiss their loved ones they get a dvd and the dvd says they have a rowing challenge right now! The first one to row 10k meters gets $10k and they all get to keep the rowers as a gift to help them stay healthy.
3 contestants named Emily as their biggest competitor in this challenge.

Emily’s dad is right there coaching her like in the past.

Conde is currently beating Jeremy he vows he will beat Conde! So far Chism is in the lead and Emily is 2nd.

Just past Halfway thought Chris drops out

Jeremy passes Conde

The last thousand is close!!!!

Mark, Chism, Kim, Emily, Jeremy

Who will win?

The winner won by only 7 seconds!

You have to wait till the weigh-in…

The contestants face their fears and the foods and habits that got them on the ranch.

The best scene was:
Megan is now small enough to ride her horse on her own, and without a step stool. It was a happy scene!

She is cute, I predict she will be drop dead gorgeous at the finale with guys standing in line to date her!

Last chance workout!! Here comes the pain!!

Jeremy cried when he came to the red team, now he told Dolvett he loves him!

Bobs swearing and on them like white on rice!

Chris hits the ground after rowing and has an asthma attack! Needs a medic to help her control her breathing, but she’s back up and running!

Usually when people go home the scales are a disaster!!! Will it happen again?

Kim has fears about the weigh-in Dolvett questions if his advice is given too late!!

The trainers know what they are going home to they should have sent them home with a WRITTEN tentative plan with some exercises that incorporate their families/children.

Mark and Chism had an ultimate frisbee game that was a great activity!

Kim could have taken her kids ice/roller skating!

The rowing winner is:

Who won Chism or Kim?

Red team weigh-in

Buddy: Down a ridiculous 23 pounds!!! Way to go bro!! He broke the 300lb barrier at 294lbs 109lb total loss! The hammer kicks ass!! Immune!

Jeremy: down 20! Down to 289! He lost over 100lbs too! Immune!

Kimmy: down 10! immune!

Mark: down 11 missed immunity by 1lb!!
Current weight 215lbs!! Not immune

He could actually have a six-pack at the finale!!

Kim: are her fears going to come true? Or did she do enough? Down 7 lbs! not Bad!! But not enough! Not immune

Red total: 71lbs

Black team: they need 78lbs

Conde: also nervous!! Needs 13lbs. down 14! Immune!!

Emily: down 17! I knew it!! And she is 199 she broke the 200lb plateau! Immune!

Megan: down 12! Immune!

Chris: down 11!! Wow!! Immune!

Cassandra: she had a cookie! How was the rest of her diet?
Down 13! Immune!

Chism: Chism needs to loose 12 for the win
If he looses the weight Kim and Mark go to elimination if he doesn’t he is automatically eliminated, because everyone on the black team has immunity!

Mark is well liked so Kim may go home! He is also 215 so they may feel he can succeed at home, also the girls might stand together! This is the most anticipated weigh-in finale yet to date in this competition!!!

Lucky for Chism his team lost a lot of weight making his mark 12 instead of 15

Chism: down 11 Chism lost!!! He is going home! Mark is in tears!! Almost everyone is crying!

Mark tries to throw himself on the sword for Chism.

Chism mans up!! And Dolvett praises him!! And so does Bob!

Everyone is in tears!! Black and Red!

Mark wanted to go home with him, Chism wouldn’t let him!

Next week the trainers are switched!!

Mayhem again!! Everyone is crying and bitching again!!

Week 10:
The girls go to ballet with a hot instructor and Dolvett shows up in tights and a red tank top lol

The winner of the weigh-in picks the opposing team member to vote off!! Buddy is in trouble!!
Red team:
Buddy -5
Mark -3
Kimmy -2
Jeremy -7
Kim -4

Total: 22 lbs
Low numbers!! Especially with Bob as the trainer!

Black Team:
Cassandra -3
Chris -1
Megan -1
Emily -4
Conde -3

Total: 12lbs!!
Emily is biggest loser and can’t go home!

Cassandra 2
Chris 2
Down to Buddy’s vote!
Cassandra is going home!

Cassandra says she is afraid to gain all the weight back!

Kim tells Cassandra that she leaves because she is a threat

Allison tells her she is going home with the highest percentage of weightloss ever for a female on campus!!

Next week is singles week!!
Jessica Simpson surprises the contestants!

Week 11:
Theme I don’t believe in myself.
Time for the yellow line!!

Challenge: a tug of war ring! Jeremy and Buddy have the advantage! Oh buddy is not medically cleared stress fracture! Jeremy has the biggest advantage!

9 prizes! White elephant game!

Oh ps they are on ice! Jeremy went to grab the rope and fell! Emily had the rope, lost it! Kim hit the ground, Conde hit the ground , Conde and Jeremy teamed up! Jeremy wins first place!

Megan has the rope so does Mark! It’s a race to the buzzer!

Mark gives Megan second place!
Megan 2nd place!

Chris is helping Mark
Mark 3rd place!

Conde has the rope!
4th place!

Kim falls Chris has 5th place!

Kim gets 6th

Emily vs Kimmy! Wow!! Kimmy beats Emily!!
Kimmy 7th

Emily 8th

Buddy! 9th and he wins a biggest loser hat lol

Hat, phone for a day, autographed pic of Alison, deluxe box of chocolate, 1 lb advantage, $1 lol, extra vote at elimination!, a goldfish lol, shopping with a celebrity (Jessica Simpson) Jeremy took Conde’s goldfish lol and gave Conde Jessica Simpson and she gets to invite a friend!

I love my sister, but She’s not getting Jessica Simpson! Pregnant or not pregnant lol!!

Bob lays it all on the table for Emily and tells her she must believe in herself or she is going home!

Dolvett takes Kimmy indoor mountain climbing because of her fear of heights.

Kim is starting to look as thin as Mark!

Kim is in size 10 jeans… They are all doing great!!!

Back to the hot nutritionist Rachael! She’s showing them Progressive light soup. I don’t like soup, because they tend to have high carbs and high sodium. Progressive used to make a low carb chicken con queso soup that was amazing!!!

Plus don’t let the cans fool you! They say under 100 calories but there are 2 servings per can! Who eats half a can c’mon!!

Kimmy -4
Conde -7 wow safe!
Jeremy -9 safe!! 116lb total loss
Megan -6 safe! 61lbs total loss
Buddy -8 the hammer hammers another big number! But not enough to be safe. 122lb total loss!
Kim – did she eat the chocolates? Did she eat them all? Then go shopping?
Kim -6 safe! 76 total loss
Chris -7 wow! For her size! That’s a lot -63 total pounds
Mark -9! Wow!! Super amazing! At his size the thinnest in the house! 87lbs total loss

Kimmy below yellow

Will it be Buddy or Emily joining Kimmy below the yellow line?

Emily -5 she needed more than 5lbs! She is probably going home! Because of Kimmy’s Alliances.

Mark has 2 votes will he save her? Or kill her chances!

Kimmy -2
Emily -3
Mark kills Emily! 2 votes!

Blames it on him loosing Chism and he won’t separate mother and daughter.

So much for parents sacrificing themselves for the younger Players!

Emily goes to see Olivia.
Olivia looks like she gained some back.

Olivia says she’s a good opera singer!
What will happen??

Week 12:
I can’t loose weight on vacation
Off to Hawaii

Here comes Bob & Dolvett
They are giving them the night off with the promise of a workout in the morning.

Conde asks: who goes on vacation and plans to loose weight? Thats because she doesn’t know me lol

When I go on vacation I am in the gym every morning, (the gym makes me relax) then I go have fun, When I went to Disney, I actually met Montell Williams at the Grand Floridian gym and a couple NFL players at the (I believe) Disney Academy gym (an amazing Gym!)

Dolvett goes after them and tells them to stop relaxing, and tells them to swim! Do some laps! He goes after Kim tells her to swim cause she’s on the chopping block and a threat!

Then they get a real treat, they meet the real professional surfer from the movie Soul Surfer: the beautiful Bethany Hamilton who lost her arm in a shark attack. A real testament to if I can do it, you can too!

Bethany teaches the contestants to surf.
They are using larger than coffee table sized longboards, but they are surfing…

Dolvett and Kimmy get over their fear of the ocean, and they surf.

Now they are taking a Hawaiian pop quiz, winner gets a 1 pound advantage.
Kim and Chris 3 pts each
Tie breaker question.
Chris Wins the 1lb advantage

Dolvett is doing a balance on your butt competition and Jeremy looses. He has to ride a bike to power the blender

They are making Yoplait chocolate banana smoothie

130 calories
Made with Skim milk

Found at any grocery store (allegedly)

Dolvett and Kim have a heart to heart, he wants to make sure she is ok and will be over the yellow line.

Bob is making Conde, chris and Megan row the traditional Hawaiian boats into the ocean. He’s making them jump out of the boat and do pull ups off the end of the boat and then swim to shore, Megan is afraid of the fish in the water, but she eventually does it. Then Bob has them running on the beach, lifting kettle bells and wiggling ropes

Dolvett has the rest lifting weights, shoveling sand, lifting logs, running and jumping around on the beach.

Competition time:
An amazing view!
The winner gets immunity!
They have to run up and down the hill and find leis, they need to find blue leis in a giant field of Tons of leis they have to run them back and put them on an opponents tiki, 10 leis on a tiki and that player is eliminated.

Buddy isn’t medically cleared so he will sit out. (stress fracture)

There is a black lei called the death lei find it and hang it on an opponents tiki and they are automatically eliminated.

I’m betting on mark! Unless the girls team up and eliminate him first

Bob gives an exercise circuit that you can do anywhere

20 jumping jacks
20 lunges
20 pushups
3-5 sets
And you will definitely loose weight!

Jeremy gives Conde another win!
Conde gets immunity, but she carbs gain weight! If she does she is automatically below the yellow line!

Kim feels alone, Mark goes to give Kim company, and give her praise! He is being really cool! He told Kim he won’t vote for her! Because she has the same work ethic as her. They are both upset about people being lazy and just coasting by (Conde and Megan) who are also the 2 largest girls! The rest are starting to look like normal women, not obese women.

Now they are at Pearl Harbor! That’s where I reallllllly want to go above all other places. The USS Arizona memorial! Bob is in tears!

The weigh in:
Conde: -4 immune
Chris: -3 +1lb advantage safe!
Mark: -4 200lbs he has never been at or below 200lbs as an adult! Next week if he is here he will break that mark (no pun intended) he is safe!
Jeremy: -7 safe! Total loss 123lbs!
Megan: -3 in trouble!
Buddy: -6 safe! 128lb total loss!
Kimmy: -2 below the yellow line!!
Kim: Kim can push Megan below and it will be a mother, daughter elimination!!!
Kim: -5 Kim nails a 5!

Elimination: Kimmy and Megan
I’m sure Kimmy will sacrifice herself for her daughter. And she does!

Kim says the truth it’s surprising both or any of them are still here.

Kim says its the same situation as last week Megan is the bigger threat and they should vote her off instead of honoring Kimmy’s wish. Which is absolutely true, but I believe it will effect Conde hard if Megan goes and it will change the entire dynamic of the house.

Mark votes for Kimmy
Jeremy votes for Kimmy
Buddy votes for Kimmy

Kimmy is gone

Chris is crying, said she loves and will miss her, Kim says the same thing.

Kimmy is down 65lbs total.

Week 13:
Cash prize for each pound they loose in week 13!
Exercise is boring
Newman’s own
Load 150 cases in the truck. They can only take one box at a time.
Winner gets a 1lb advantage, and their hometown gets food for the poor.

Again poor Buddy isn’t cleared.

Kim and Megan close, Kim is 10 boxes ahead of Mark. Mark and Megan are Tied.

Mark was smart he took the heavy boxes first!

Megan dropped to 3rd. Mark is one box behind Kim, Mark takes the lead!

Mark wins! 30,479 lbs of grocery. If the contestants finish they each get a truckload of food to each of their hometowns. They are all working together now.

$150,000 worth of food donated by Newman’s Own.

PS I love Paul Newman and I really miss his Contributions to the World! He was one of my favorite actors!

Later a visit from Antone Davis!

Bob called Megan out on her mediocrity. Told her she has the lowest percentage of weight loss in the house.

Exercise is boring: off the ranch they go!
Dolvett takes them to a Zumba class lol.

They are all embarrassed lol
They are actually letting Buddy do it! They are all smiling and having fun.

Buddy is up front with the instructor teaching the class lol

Dolvett is dancing salsa with Kim lol

Now Jeremy is up with the instructor loving it!

Jeremy is cheating on his dietitian with the instructor lol… just kidding

Megan’s updating her video diary
documenting her homework.

Newman’s own lite balsamic commercial! By Bob check it out!

Off to the store:
Another excuse: eating right is boring

Challenge: 7 min to come up with recipe and get ingredients

Then 20min to cook at the ranch

The winner gets $1000 for every pound lost.

Conde knocks Buddy into a soda stack!

3 criteria:
Nutritional value

Chris’s Chicken isn’t cooked, she didn’t have a lot of time to cook the cutlet due to other people using the burners. She had to use a smaller burner in the back.

What she should have done was filet her large cutlet in half or purchased thin sliced cutlets. It would have cooked much faster. Or she could have thrown it on the grill.

3 guest judges
And Becky!
From season 12

Jeremy banana surprise. Not very good lol

They comment are you kidding me!

Megan: pan seared tilipia with mixed veggies

they comment (high sodium)

Conde: cabbage stew with grilled turkey
They comment very good and they want to serve it at a party of theirs

Chris: raw chicken: broccoli stuffed chicken breast, with honey glaze.

They comment raw!

Mark: marinated chicken over spinach salad with feta cheese.

They comment nice but feta not needed just adds sodium, fat and calories

Buddy: tropical chicken salad –

They comment full fat mayo! You should have used low fat or fat free!

Kim: teriyaki beef over portobello mushroom, with cheese.

They comment although there is cheese it tastes amazing.

Kim jokes they said they like Jeremy’s better. Everyone laughs

Winning dish: Kim or Conde?

The Winner is: Kim!

Vinny says Jeremy what were you thinking!

Chris: Antone says she was making excuses. In a season of no excuses.

After the challenge Chris hits the gym, Antone hits the gym to apologize to her If he offended her at the challenge.

He hopes he sparked her! Chris feels like she is back at square one, she doesn’t know why strangers call her out.

Bob’s wearing a striped shirt, he says workouts don’t need to be boring and neither do your workout clothes lol

Bob is looking at her video diary. And praising her and motivating her for her work.

Last chance workout!

Dolvett set up an obstacle course, Mark just wants to beat Kim lol

Kim wants to beat Mark!!

Kim wins!! 2:37

Bob is making them do squat thrusts and deadlifts, pushups, pull ups, sprints,

Yelling constantly at Megan lol tells Conde to beat Megan and tells her he will cut her hair off and kill her with it if Conde beats her at rowing lol

He doesn’t want Megan to fall below the yellow line again!

Dolvett is pushing Kim because of the $1000 per pound lost.

Bob is confronting Chris about what Antone said to her. He supports her and reinforces how far she has come. He says she is strong, when she is challenged, and she will be, she has to show others how strong she is.

Weigh in:

Kim: -7 she wins $7,000!

Mark: -0 +1lb advantage! And he is stuck at the 200lb mark! He doubts himself! And why he pushed hard. Dolvett sets him straight

Buddy: -6 he needed 11lbs to be safe. He’s in trouble! With Mark!

Conde: -7!! Wow safe! About time! She’s kicking butt!

Jeremy: -6 safe!

Chris: -4 safe!

Megan: with her special help it looks like Buddy and Mark are below the line!

Megan: -4! Wow she needed more than 4! Not safe!

There is no way, they will send Mark home unless he sacrifices himself.

Looks like Megan is going home. Will that effect Conde?

Kim is the biggest loser and the biggest loser percentage wise on campus! I told you keep an eye on her! Former Pro wrestler who broke her back. She just feared re-injuring herself. Keep in that is a crazy serious injury, it’s not like me injuring my shoulder. Yes I had surgery, if I re-injure my shoulder I will be in pain and won’t be able to use it. If she gets hurt she may never walk again!

Jeremy votes Megan

Conde votes for Megan!!! Wow!! That’s freaking crazy!! She voted for her best friend!! What snakes in the grass!!

Chris votes for Megan!

Megan is eliminated!

Megan lost a total of 70lbs!!

She’s racing her horse for the first time in 3yrs. Her and her boyfriend got engaged and her boyfriend lost 80lbs at home!

She’s wearing a size 12 wedding dress!

Week 14:
Makeover week! And off to the white house to meet First Lady Michelle Obama

Climb cargo net grab ball climb down and use slingshot to shoot your picture twice
Winner gets 1lb advantage, looser gets 1lb deficit

Kim, Buddy, Chris and Mark hit the glass, Conde and Jeremy Didn’t.

Buddy wins! Gets 1lb advantage!
Marks out!
Jeremy hits the wood hits the glass over and over but doesn’t break!
Conde hits once.
Jeremy hits once.
Kim’s out!
Jeremy is out!
Down to Chris and Conde!
Chris is out!
Conde gets 1lb disadvantage!

Time for makeovers!
Makeover with Jeannie Mai
A message from Michelle Obama and an invitation to the White House.

They have all their old clothes!
And they must face them!
Some of them try them on.

Wow they all look good!

Kim and Mark look amazing!

Mark’s in tears it’s great!!

Kim’s in a size 6 dress!

Now to Ken Paves for a hairstyle.

Will Mark & Buddy Shave?

Mark Shaved!!!

Conde donates hair to locks of love!

This unveiling is going to be crazy!!
Wow! Mark’s younger kids and his wife are there. No Chism.

Chris with her new dyed hair! Looks much younger!
Her kids are there but no Santa Roy!

Buddy’s up
No glasses and shaved!
His wife and children are there.
Buddy looks great!

Conde dyed her hair light and cut it!
They did a great job with her hair!
Her whole family is there and in walks Jeremy
Kim looks amazing!!
Dolvett looks like he has a crush lol
now to meet the First Lady.
To be continued!
Michelle Obama works out with them!

Not sure if this is week 15 or continuation of week 14: but it may be both so…..

Week 15:
At the White House! With family and First Lady Michelle Obama
She congratulates everyone and personally hugs each of them. Now she is working out with them, and working up a big sweat!

Buddy gives Mrs Obama a fist bump lol
She is tearing it up at 48!!

The biggest families are also suited up and working out too! Even Conde’s daughter!

They are all hanging in!

Pala- presidential active lifestyle award
Now’s your chance to vote for your favorite player while helping the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition spread the message of a healthy lifestyle by participating in the PALA+ Challenge! The Biggest Loser contestant who gets the most people to sign up for the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award Challenge between now and the Season 13 finale will win a brand new $30,000 gym to donate to the school or community group of their choice. Those who achieve the PALA+ Challenge will earn a certificate signed by the President of the United States!

So login or create an account on the PALA site to cast your vote – and do your part to help get America moving!

Chris isn’t my favorite contestant, Kim is, but Chris comes from a poor neighborhood and can benefit from it the most!

Chris calls Roy:
Santa Roy misses Chris bad, Roy wants her to come home and she pigs out bad!! Burgers with mayo and mushrooms, grilled cheese sandwich etc.. Wow! Looks like she will be going home to Roy!

I missed Buddy

Kim is under the yellow line!!

Buddy is Safe

Jeremy -11 safe

Conde – 5 not safe -1lb disadvantage

Mark -4 safe! 196lbs! 95lb total loss

Chris +2 lbs!!!

Chris and Kim are up for elimination!

Buddy says now is the time to eliminate Kim but she worked so hard and wants to be final 4 more than Chris.

Hopefully, Kim will stay!

It may be a tie! Then Chris will go home!

If Mark, Buddy vote Chris
Conde and Jeremy vote Kim its a tie and Chris gained weight so she would be out…

What will happen!!

Conde votes Chris!! Buddy votes Chris!

Kim made Buddy cry cause Buddy called her a Sister to him! And Kim cried thanking him.

Chris says her family needs her and thank you!

Chris is down to 156!! Her and Roy are looking great together! And working out together.

Next week:
All the contestants walk off and shut down the production!! What!!

Week 16:
Mark, Kim, Jeremy, Conde and Buddy want to quit!
They heard past eliminated contestants are coming back.

Bob and Dolvett are at a loss for words! This isn’t new that contestants are allowed to earn a shot back on the ranch.

Now Allison and the lawyer is sitting down with the contestants.

Basically they are crybabies! Last year the same thing happened with Ramon and the marathon! So it’s not a surprise!! It was actually written in black and white in the contract! As the lawyer pointed out!

Bags are packed. Mark is leaving! Buddy is leaving! Wow!!!

I’ll bet Daphne and Adrian come back and I’ll bet they look amazing!!

The contestants competed in the tough mudder!!!

I actually have a guest writer, who has run a few mudders, writing a tough mudder article right now as we speak, I am actually training with him tomorrow helping him get ready for the next one. I may run the one after in the fall.

Motivation for the week is a new Ford Escape!
There is a red line 3 contestants! Under red line goes home!

Bob has Conde pulling the Ford Escape!

Dolvett is killing Jeremy and Kim in the gym.

There is a surprise in the gym a giant screen! It is the first episode of the show! And highlights of the season!

Conde’s looking small today, like she finally broke down the walls. You can see it in her face!

Conde -10 wow told u she looked thin!
Kim -15lbs!! Holy crap!!!
Either Jeremy or Conde are going home

Kim’s in the finale! Will she win the SUV?

I predict 15 or higher for Jeremy! Dolvett tore it up in the gym!

Jeremy -10! Jeremy is going home! Jeremy lost 150lbs total

Conde is on to the finale. And Kim wins the SUV!

What’s stranger is both Bob and Dolvett each have a team member and neither of them is eliminated.

Here comes all the eliminated players!

Week 17:
The Conde and Jeremy team is done or is it? The contestants return!

Wow! A few look good! Mike looks amazing!

Emily looks great too! So does Cassandra!

Top 8 in weigh in move on!
Jeremy lost 150lbs
Chris lost 74lbs
Megan lost 70lbs
Kimmy lost 65lbs
Emily lost 89lbs!!!
Cassandra lost 81lbs!!!
Chism lost 96lbs
Daphne lost 67lbs
Roy lost 79lbs
Adrian lost 79lbs
Nancy lost 49lbs
Gail lost 73lbs
Loren lost 74lbs wow!!
Mike lost 114lbs!!! Wow!!
Ben lost 99lbs!! At home!

Daphne is out
Adrian is out
Nancy is out
Gail is out
Roy is out
Chism is out
Ben is out

Next round:

Can Jeremy beat Emily or Cassandra or even Mike? Probably not! Especially if it’s a run! If its the tough mudder he’s in big big trouble!

Dolvett and the contestants make fancy sandwiches with jenny o turkey

Now he is kicking their butts!

Bob is killing Emily, Chris,Conde, Cassandra and Megan outside.

Dolvett has Jeremy, Mike, Kim, Loren, and Kimmy in the gym.

Chris is not medically cleared and is eliminated!

100yard dash!! Who will win!
Cassandra smoked everyone!

Emily and Kimmy eliminated!! Wow!!

Next round! A puzzle: match food and calories.

Mike’s in
Jeremy’s in
Loren’s in

Cassandra and Megan eliminated

Final round:
Stand on the post and hold the giant ticket to the finale overhead! Who will win!

Jeremy egging them on and tormenting them lol. He won’t shut up lol
2hrs and now they can’t switch hands.
2hrs 20 min not 1 hand and 1 foot!

Mike has opposite hand and foot will his tactic pay off?

Jeremy & Lauren are using same side hand and foot

Lauren hits the ground and is eliminated

Both Jeremy and Mike are in pain. 2:40 min

just under 4 hrs mike quits! And is eliminated

Jeremy makes it to the finals!!
He hugs and swings Alison around lol

I’m still sticking with Kim!! She will amaze you I bet! The pro wrestler will emerge again! She lost 105lbs so far!

Will she return to WWE or TNA?

We will see at the finale next tues live

Don’t miss the live finale tonight!!

After the first round of at home contestants Cassandra is in the lead:


After the 2nd round Emily beat Cassandra by 1 pound!!!

Mike kills the at home challenge dropping 160lbs!!
2nd person eliminated!

Now time for the grand prize!

Season 9 Sam and Stephanie got married!



Kim looked absolutely amazing probably the hottest contestant ever! She looks back to her pro wrestling days! Kim won the presidential challenge and the local gym for her neighborhood. Against my plea for Chris’ poor neighborhood.











What did I tell you!! Once she realized her back was healed there would be no stopping her!










And the winner is: Jeremy!






In the end, Kim was just out massed! The pure mass of Jeremy won! I think the final judging should instead be judged on final bodyfat percentage!

If Kim’s final bodyfat percentage is 10% and Jeremy is 20% regardless of whether he lost 200 or even 300lbs Kim is more healthy!

Her bodyfat percentage looked low! She couldn’t really loose much more weight! Where Jeremy still has to loose another 60-75lbs his belly was still big. Unless that was excess skin in that case he needs surgery. It might be a combination of both.

Either way the final judging should be based on final bodyfat percentage, like a normal healthy athlete.

Look for Kim to make appearances in WWE or TNA! She probably won’t wrestle, but I’m sure they will beg her to make appearances and I’m sure she will take advantage of her new body and popularity!

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Starz Cancels Camelot! What Bullshit! Let’s Save Camelot! There was big promise there especially for Season 2! SAVE CAMELOT!

This is my 135th Post I wish it was on a happier note! Starz is Making a big mistake!

Did Starz’s ‘Camelot’ Make Case For Renewal With Season Finale?

Starz’s drama series Camelot wrapped its freshman season on Friday with 1.032 million viewers for the 10 PM airing and 1.5 million for the night. That was the series’ second-highest viewership behind the premiere, which drew a 1.125 million for the original airing and 1.6 million for the night. On the minus side, the finale fell short of the recent closer of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, which posted 1.724 million viewers for its first airing, as well as the first-season finale of Spartacus: Blood and Sand (1.227 million). On the plus side, after some ratings erosion after the premiere, Camelot has been on an upswing in recent weeks, building steadily to the penultimate episode, which averaged 1.003 million, and the finale. Starz will probably weigh all that as the network is yet to make a renewal decision on the costume drama, a retelling of the story of King Arthur.

Starz are you kidding me! Get your head out of your ass and renew


I was telling my friend all season that Starz is becoming a leader in Television just like HBO and Showtime, because of Camelot and Spartacus. Boss and Torchwood are garbage! If you are to abandon a series abandon them. Everyone knows the story of King Arthur so in the beginning there will be a little resistance, but they will soon come around and the numbers show it. There hasn’t even been any epic battles yet! Now that Leontes is dead now what??? Was he Lancelot? I don’t see where he can be, because he is already dead and there isn’t a Galahad! There is also no Percival.

Another problem is Starz ran Camelot while HBO ran Game of Thrones. The Fan-base was split. That was a big mistake! The Second season can only go up, just like Game of Thrones. That series is gearing up toward an epic battle! The likes of which are the foundation of The search for the Holy Grail, The Final Battle with Mordred!

This is the last possible season of Spartacus That’s it the story is told! King Arthur can go on for a long time! Don’t kill it!

I see this series like Showtime’s Dead Like Me:

a series Showtime canceled and realized they screwed up! It became a cult classic and spawned a movie. Which wasn’t as good due to the lack of stars: Mandy Patinkin and Laura Harris weren’t in the movie due to scheduling conflicts. If Showtime wasn’t stupid they would have had a hit series and a hit movie too! They Shouldn’t have canceled it.

Bryan Fuller (the Writer) left early in the first season due to conflicts with MGM Television, including disagreement over major script and storyline cuts considered important to the main theme. He stated that the “lack of professionalism… made it really difficult… it was like being at war… they were constantly trying to strongarm me. It was the worst experience of my life”. According to Fuller, Showtime canceled the show due to “a loss of quality and a sense the problems would continue.” They Shot themselves in the foot there! If you like someone’s story don’t try to edit or rewrite it, if it working! If it’s not broke, DON’T FIX IT!


The show’s complete ratings were not released, though executives had claimed to at least one reporter that Dead Like Me had ratings three times Showtime’s primetime average.This contrasts with the network’s statement that the ratings were not high enough for a third season. The ratings for the series premiere were 1.11 million, a record for a Showtime series premiere that was not beaten until the premiere of Shameless seven years later.

If 1.1 Million was a record, look at Camelot’s ratings! It’s beyond 1.1 Million! What is Starz’s Problem!



Save Camelot! Please leave a comment below urging Starz to make

a second season!

Do you know what makes everything worse???

That crappy BBC made Merlin on Syfy got picked up for a fifth season!! The 4th season starts on SyFy Jan 6th

Total season 2 US viewers were 1.39 million

It’s total season 3 US viewers were 1.61 million keep in mind it’s on cable tv not a paid premium channel.

That proves that Camelot can also gain viewers!

TV Show Review: Legend Quest


Wow! I didn’t think there would ever be a bigger bullshit show then when Geraldo Rivera opened Al Capone’s Vault and found absolutely nothing! On live TV after what seemed to be forever! 2hrs of hype for an empty room!

However!! I now; after seeing the pilot episode of Legend Quest; have to give Geraldo big props!

What did Geraldo do that Legend Quest didn’t?

He actually opened the vault!!

The one hour premiere in which the host attempted to find the Ark of the Covenant and The Mayan Talking Cross was a total flop! The host said: he narrowed it down to this very spot, I believe the Ark is here under the church in this apparent vault, but then didn’t even attempt to open it or get it opened. The same happened with the cross. I believe it’s down here, but laws say we can’t dig. Cmon that’s bullshit! They should have put more effort into it! Showed what they found on video the skull, the digging tool etc., petitioned the government (aka paid them off, green is the answer to all! Especially in small countries, especially the green backed by Syfy!) Go find the cross and then release the episode. After finding the cross the show wouldn’t have been a total loss. Or have Syfy pay to open the Ark Vault. Even if it was empty. Like I said before, at least Geraldo actually opened the Vault!

I will watch the next episode, which will probably be my last, only because I am a giant King Arthur fan and supposedly he found a rusty piece of metal he claims to be Excalibur lol

**Note** I usually add a you tube video of the show or movie I review, but in this case I figured I would save 5 minutes of your life for you. You can thank me later! 😉

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TV show Review: Repo Games

Why is this listed under the Business tab and not the Freedom (Misc) tab?

What an ingenious show! Take a potentially life threatening situation
and diffuse it.

Well Most of the Time!

Las Vegas-area teacher opened fire at “Repo Games” reality TV crew, say cops

Carlos Barron(Credit: KLAS)

(CBS/KLAS) NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Carlos Barron, a teacher at a North Las Vegas middle school, has been arrested for allegedly opening fire on a reality TV crew that had their van parked in his neighborhood.

Police say Barron, 40, became angry after a van that belonged to a film crew from the reality show “Repo Games” was parked in front of his home. He then allegedly assaulted one of the people in the van after demanding they move the vehicle, reports CBS affiliate KLAS.

The crew was shooting a repossession that was occurring in Barron’s neighborhood.

After Barron allegedly struck the person inside the van, crew members confronted him. He then allegedly pulled a gun from his waist and opened fire, the station reports.

The victims fled the area and called the police. Barron went back to his home and barricaded himself inside, according to police.

After two hours, Barron tried to escape out his back door, but a K-9 unit tracked him down. He suffered minor injures. Police took him to get treated at a local hospital, then arrested him and took him into custody, reports KLAS.

Barron was booked into the North Las Vegas Detention Center for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, aiming or discharging a firearm where a person might be in danger and obstructing a police officer.

According to KLAS, the Clark County School District says it will take appropriate action, depending on the outcome of Barron’s case in the judicial system.


What if they win the car?:
1. There will always be other losers
2. It’s a write off because it’s on TV
3. And they are getting paid by the network anyway

If you can find a way like this to make your job/business easier then you are Golden!

Invent, Reinvent, Reconfigure yourself!

That is why it’s filed in Business!

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