Kelly Bedard

Most reality stars want to break into “the biz”. Some of them even manage to do it, whether it be on a TV show about home renovation/real estate (The Bachelorette‘s Jillian Harris on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition or Survivor‘s Russell Hantz on Flipped Off), travelling the world in weird ways (Boston Rob’s Around the World […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2011 My TV Awards, we’re proud to present the My TV Nominee Interview Series. One of the most famous Survivor contestants in 24 seasons is Benjamin “Coach” Wade. Nominated for Best Male Reality Star in the 2011 My TV Award for his well-played turn on Survivor: South Pacific, Coach […]

  Tim Collins

After twenty-four seasons, it continues to surprise me that Survivor is still a strong presence on television. That being said, I’m the first person to defend the brilliance of the show and am proud to admit that I’ve seen every single episode (including those lame season recap ones). While the series has continued to impress […]

  Kelly Bedard

Contrary to popular opinion, I’m not actually that picky… at least not when it comes to reality TV. I’ve backed crass construction workers and ditzy pageant queens, club promoters, VIP cocktail waitresses and hicks who can barely string a sentence together without evoking images from their chicken farm back home. And I’ve done so with […]

  Kelly Bedard

Sophie won Survivor tonight because the season’s best player, Coach, made the crucial mistake of overvaluing Rick’s likability and undervaluing Sophie’s challenge badassery. There came a point bizarrely early in the game when it was inevitable that Coach would make the finals, but he didn’t clinch the loss until he brought Sophie there with him. […]

  Kelly Bedard

This has been a mighty weird season of Survivor. After last year’s dual narrative of redemption island’s Christ-like figure in Matt and the main island’s godfather figure in Rob (and the awesome landslide victory in favour of manipulation and mind control), I was thinking it might be time to put Jesus away for awhile, maybe […]

  Kelly Bedard

The summer reality season has been winding down (thanks for an incredibly awkward summer, Bachelor Pad!) and the fall season is starting up (go Chaz Bono, go!), never more interestingly than on the network that undoubtedly rules the reality universe- CBS. We’ve still got a couple days to go before the new Amazing Race (Ethan […]

The Winner Takes it All
  Kelly Bedard

Jeff Probst said it best: “I’ve gotten in trouble in the past for having an opinion. But I’m gonna have one now: that was as close to a perfect game as I’ve ever seen played”. Now, as any Survivor fan knows, Jeff is smarter than you; Jeff is always right. And he has never been […]

Good vs. Great: a Survivor faceoff
  Kelly Bedard

Until this week I’ve been watching the 22nd season of Survivor rather casually. I’d pay attention to the first fifteen minutes or so, just to make sure Matt won the duel, then I’d casually watch, just to ensure Rob was still in control- both these things in tact, I wouldn’t care who was voted out […]

Best Twist Ever?
  Tim Collins

A week from tonight, Survivor: Redemption Island premieres at 8pm on CBS. This season, along with the return of fan favorites Rob and Russell, a new twist has been added to the game. Each week the eliminated castoff will be sent to live alone on Redemption Island. When the following individual is voted off, the […]

  Kelly Bedard

At the finale of Heroes vs. Villains, Jeff mentioned it might be fun to have the two power-player rivals back to go head to head one day. On February 16 we’ll finally get to see that as the 16 new Redemption Island castaways are joined by two of the greatest players ever to play Survivor. […]

  Kelly Bedard

With 2 great offerings this year, the ultimate reality show still reigns supreme 21 seasons in. The institution, still hosted by best-in-the-business Jeff Probst, kicked off 2010 with possibly their best idea in 10 years: Heroes vs. Villains. The season brought back Survivor icons like Colby and Jerri, fan favourites like Rupert and Boston Rob […]

The Heartwarmy and the Backstabby
  Kelly Bedard

Anyone who knows their seasonal pop culture knows one thing for certain: that there’s nothing quite so heartwarming as the arrivals gate at an airport. Love Actually teaches us that. And at this time of year, the lessons of Love Actually are not easily ignored. So, the arrivals gate- the loving embraces; the unparalleled grins; […]

  Kelly Bedard

Top Chef had their uneventful reunion show this week. It served little purpose other than to put further salt in the wound of Kevin’s unexpected (read: not really deserved) victory. What was great though was that they announced that in December they’ll start their first ever All-Stars season. I love a good all-stars season. And […]

  Kelly Bedard

I realize I have fallen behind on the many many things happening in the TV world right now. It’s finale time, which means it’s My TV Season Wrap-Up time so my plate is quite full of writing to be done. In the mean time, in case you haven’t been following @MyEntWorld on twitter (which you […]

The Reality Reality: Dancing, Dumbassery and some other stuff

1) Nigel announced who the female hip hop master is going to be for the SYTYCD All-Star pool and it’s the least surprising news since he announced the male hip hopper (Twitch). It’s season 4’s Comfort Fedoke, the best female popper the show’s ever seen from easily its best hip hop season. 2) I’m pretty […]

Kelly Talks Survivor
  Kelly Bedard

Anyone who watched last night’s episode of Survivor and has read any comment I’ve made on this season so far has to know that I am not pleased. My second favourite, Jerri, chose the wrong side of a good fight and sent my favourite, Rob, home before his time. Props have to go, I suppose, […]

Two Villains Torched
  Tim Collins

The main difference between scripted series and reality television is that true reality television is seldom influenced by the audience (with the exception of those shows which require America to vote in certain categories). For this reason, the fan favorites on shows like The Amazing Race hardly ever win and the most enjoyable roommates on […]

Obsessions of March 23, 2010
  Kelly Bedard

My Theatre: My TV’s new sister site, My Theatre premiered recently with reviews of Toronto’s new hit My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, a Conneticut Repertory Theatre Comedy of Errors and the national touring production of The Lion King. You’ll also find a link to Jude Law’s wonderful Hamlet-themed SNL monologue and a first-hand account […]

James, All Mass No Class
  Tim Collins

Who would have thought that the most evil villain of all the Survivors would be the hero James? This week marked my abandonment of the the Heroes tribe once and for all. After weeks and weeks of bad mouthing his fellow contestants and essentially acting like a high school bully, the once noble James finally […]

  Tim Collins

Week after week the one show I look forward to consistently is Survivor. Usually, after watching an episode on Thursday night, I’m filled with observations, frustrations, and strategy-talk which I’m desperate to discuss. This week something different happened…this week I was at a loss of words…this week a part of my Survivor soul died. Don’t […]

Evil Is So Much More Fun
  Tim Collins

Surprise! This episode of Survivor was so much more enjoyable because it focused almost entirely on the Villains and their awesomeness. The episode begins with Tom telling James to be gentler…so nice. After James’ rude remarks to Stephenie, it was nice to hear someone stick up for her. Shortly after, Colby and Tom discuss playing […]

  Tim Collins

Tonight’s Survivor reminded me of why I want to play this game. Strategy really is the key to success. There are several strategies which work: whether you form a tight alliance and sail through with ease, take on the role of powerhouse and dominate the game, play the good guy and make multiple friends, or […]

Castaways, Racers, and Hamsters from the Past…Oh My

There’s no doubt in my mind that CBS is the number one station for reality television. This past week the network premiered it’s twentieth season of Survivor and it’s sixteenth season of The Amazing Race. Now, these numbers a bit less impressive when you consider the fact that each series airs about 2 season per […]

Heroes and Villains
  Tim Collins

 After the actual list was leaked weeks ago, CBS has officially announced the cast of Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. Overall, they did a fairly good job at selecting some of the most likable and hated castaways. Check out the cast below complete with a countdown of the ten villains and ten heroes I’m looking forward […]

Good Cop vs. Bad Cop
  Tim Collins

We interrupt the My TV Award nominees for a much overdue commentary on the Survivor finale. This finale may be the greatest in history of Survivor. Their definitely were some amazing finales in the past but this one had all the makings for a perfect ending: a clear underdog who needed immunity to make it […]