9.0 Sherlock (BBC TV)

sherlock

BBC goodness with a genius hero who seems to have Asperger’s syndrome and is only tolerable alongside his quietly charming sidekick. Together they are dynamite.

The Guy Ritchie movies that I love so well (as I do all things Guy Ritchie) actually complement the vision of the BBC show, sharing enough to make them an expansive terrain but bringing such a different set of creative elements that neither really interferes with the other.

In the end, it comes down to Benedict Cumberbatch, a genius playing a genius…

WEIGHT-LOSS-HAIR-DYE-BO-TOX-AFFAIR!

The Amazing Race 20 contest

Amazing Race 20, here we go!

  • Pick the team you think will win, and pick the team you think will be eliminated next.
  • If your winning team is eliminated, you have to pick another. Least picks wins!
  • If your losing team is eliminated, you score, and get to pick another. Most scores wins!

 

Team Relationship Symbol
Rachel & Dave Army Wife & Combat Pilot D
Brendon & Rachel PhD Student & Event Hostess R
Vanessa & Ralph Dating Divorcees V
Art & J.J. Border Patrol Agents A
Bopper & Mark Best Friends B
Nary & Jamie Federal Agents J
Joey “Fitness” & Danny Trainer & Club Promoter F
Kerri & Stacy Cousins K
Elliot & Andrew Twins E
Dave & Cherie Married Clowns C
Misa & Maiya Sisters M

WIN PICKS

Viewer Ep01 D
Ep02 D
Ep03 A
Ep04 A
Ep05 A
Ep06 D
Ep07 D
Ep08 B
Ep09 D
Ep10 D
Ep11
Ep12
Larry J  J J  J  J  J  J J  V  V  V  A
Jane E  E  E A  A  A A  A  A  A  A  A
Andrea K  K  K  K K A A A A A  A  A
Mike E  E E V V V V V V V  V  A
Wren/Rei/Nick J  J J  J  J  J  J  J  A  A  A  A

LOSE PICKS

Viewer Ep01 M
Ep02 C
Ep03 E
Ep04 (K)
Ep05 K
Ep06 F
Ep07 (J)
Ep08 J
Ep09 (B)
Ep10 B
Ep11 V
Ep12
Larry B B B  B  B  B B B B  B  A  A
Jane R R R  R  R  R R R R  R  R  R
Andrea R R  R  R  R  R  R R R  R  R  R
Mike C C  R R  R  R  R R R  R  R  R
Wren/Rei/Nick R  R R  R  R  R  R  R  R  R  R  R

 

The Amazing Race 19 contest

Amazing Race returns, and let the next contest begin!

  • Pick the team you think will win, and pick the team you think will be eliminated next.
  • If your winning team is eliminated, you have to pick another. Least picks wins!
  • If your losing team is eliminated, you score, and get to pick another. Most scores wins!

The two prizes will be huge Trader Joe’s Belgian dark chocolate bars, or better if I get creative! Good luck, ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!

Team Symbol
Andy & Tommy – snowboarders S
Laurence & Zac – father/son Z
Kaylani & Lisa – showgirls K
Ernie & Cindy – engaged E
Liz & Marie – twins T
Jeremy & Sandy – dating D
Bill & Cathi – grandparents G
Justin & Jennifer – siblings J
Amani & Marcus – married A
Ethan & Jenna – survivors U
Ron & Bill – domestic partners P

PICKS

Viewer Ep01 E/(G)
Ep02 S/U&P
Ep03 S/K
Ep04 S/(T)
Ep05 A/T
Ep06 S/(A)
Ep07 S/J
Ep08 E/Z
Ep09 A/?
Ep10
Ep11
Ep12
Larry U/D A/D
Jane S/J S/A
Andrea Z/D G/D
Mike S/G
Wren S/K S/D
Reiley S/D
Nick U/P S/K S/D
Legend
Winning choice won this leg of the race (used for tiebreaker)
-1 Winning choice lost this leg of the race (pick again)
+1 Losing choice lost this leg of the race (pick again)
+1 Winning choice won, and losing choice lost – PERFECT!
-1 * Selection change
-1/+1 Winning choice lost and losing choice lost (double elimination!)

Amazing Race 18 scorecard

Amazing Race returns! As do the contestants – they are all previous losers. I think that’s a great idea – I am sure they have all discussed the details for hours, and have all kinds of strategies to try out. Looks intense so far!

  • Pick the team you think will win, and pick the team you think will be eliminated next.
  • If your winning team is eliminated, you have to pick another. Least picks wins!
  • If your losing team is eliminated, you score, and get to pick another. Most scores wins!
Team Symbol
Jet/Cord – Cowboys C
Gary/Mallory – Father/Daughter G
Margie/Luke – Mom and deaf son L
Amanda/Chris – Engaged E
Keisha/Jen – Sisters S
Kent/Vyksin – Goth couple V
Flight Time/Big Easy – Globetrotters F
Jaime/Cara – NFL Cheerleaders N
Ronald/Christina – Father/Daughter R
Zev/Justin – Friends H
Mel/Mike – Gay Dad/Son M

PICKS

Viewer Ep01 G/(C)
Ep02 H/E
Ep03 H/M
Ep04 L/(V)
Ep05 C/N
Ep06 G/L
Ep07 F/R
Ep08 H/(G)
Ep09 H/C
Ep10 F/V
Ep11 G/H
Ep12
Larry F/L F/H F/H F/S
Jane C/N C/L C/F H/*V H/F G/F
Andrea M/L V/L V/R S*/V S/F
Mike R/G S/G
Wren F/N F/R F/V F/S
Reiley F/N F/R F/V F/S
Nick F/L F/R F/V F/S
Betty G/S
Legend
Winning choice won this leg of the race (used for tiebreaker)
-1 Winning choice lost this leg of the race (pick again)
+1 Losing choice lost this leg of the race (pick again)
+1 Winning choice won, and losing choice lost – PERFECT!
* Selection change (-1)

9.5 Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad
This show is a gift to guys in midlife crisis that dream every day about how they can put it all out there.

Jessie’s girl rolled him over first, man she loved him. Hurts so good.

You wicked tease writers, start cranking out your goodness again!