Thursday, July 06, 2006

The Emmys

The West Wing, 24 and House nominated for superb seasons, Lost screwed.

The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away. Still... Lost not nominated???

Must relax. Must focus on Big Brother returning tonight.


Ellen said...

We wuz robbed!
How can Lost have lost?

How was Big Bro?
I haven't watched it since 2001, when they didn't tell the "houseguests" what happened on 9-11 right away.

So who's back?
Bunkie? Chicken George? Will?

I think I may have to watch this season.

Michael Markowitz said...

BB was great. The first episode they wasted no time in scheming. You can watch any episode you missed for free on Chicken George is, sadly, back. I guarantee he was the bottom vote-getter. Bunkie is in the heap of junkie, and will not be joining us.

There are four contestants from the best BB ever, BB6, which is irritating the others no end.

As for your 9/11 gripe, I have to say, I'm baffled by your wanting them to be told. Why should they have been told about 9/11? So they could be as miserable as the rest of us?

They were playing a game. If they were told, the game would have to end and they'd have to come out of the house. It would have been cruel to tell them and then just leave them, isolated without news.

So if you tell them, you have to make them end the game, they've wasted two and a half months of their lives for nothing, and for what? So they could be airlifted to the site and dig through rubble? No. So they could sit at home in front of the TV like the rest of us and be in agony. I envied them. They had a couple more weeks of happiness before they found out.

The same decision was made last year after Katrina. A couple of houseguests were from Florida. Their families were not hurt, they weren't impacted, so what's gained by telling them?

If it happened on August 11th, and you had children in summer camp in L.A., would you pull them out of camp and make them sit indoors and cry all summer? Or would you be happy they were playing and didn't know?

I guarantee not one of THEM regrets not having been told, especially the winner. Why are you upset about it?

Ellen said...


I re-read my post and it seemed like I was saying I hadn't watched BB since 2001, because they didn't tell the final three what happened.

Actually, I wasn't upset at all. I was just using that incident as a point of reference.

Michael Markowitz said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh... Well, you missed the good ones!