We're really glad everyone's feeling better in the house, because we get to stay in the den and watch TV with the staff. But this writer's strike thing has really played like a bad raccoon with our shows. We have no complaints about the various Law&Order reruns -- we'd want to watch those anyway. But we miss "My Name is Earl" and "The Office." So for now, Maggie supports Staffer Mom's "Project Runway" addiction, and Bandit demands "Raw" and "American Gladiators."
Without question, the real tragedy of the season is "Crowned: the Mother of all Pageants." Staffer Mom calls it a "giant train wreck." We're not sure what that means, but we know it results in her watching shows through the finals and laughing a lot. We've both decided that it's just pathetic and awful. Mothers and daughters competing in a pageant as teams. We've seen real cat fights, and there's no way that goes well. At the end of every show, one team gets "desashed" and sent back to the trailer park. (We're joking about the trailer park part.... sort of.) Their pageant sashes are cut off by another team. One time, two contestants had to desash themselves in a humiliating turn of events.
TV writers: Save us now.