Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ish - no more Malaysians

There are no more Malaysian contestants in both Biggest Loser Asia and The Amazing Race Asia.

Makes me wonder how people from other countries feel when their country's representative(s) on either show are voted out or eliminated - do they keep watching?

I'm watching The Biggest Loser Asia just to watch the eventual destruction of the former Blue team now that they're in the individual stage of the competition. For what it's worth, the former Red Team people better not be below the yellow line if they know what's good for them.

Now that the Malaysian dudes are eliminated from The Amazing Race Asia (due to bad choice of Detour than anything else), I have no idea who to root for. An all girl team has won before and so has a Singaporean team. But it'll be interesting to see how the Singaporean chicks do in the Race.

2010 EMAs? Meh.

I know it was a little while ago, but I did watch the recent MTV EMAs (European Music Awards) that happened in Madrid, Spain.

First of all, why the hell is Eva Longoria host? She might not be as old as some of her Desperate Housewives castmates (also the only one that's childless in real life), but I wouldn't necessarily associate her with MTV. But I give the woman SOME props for going through with it.

Second - with all the American artistes and bands being nominated and winning some of the big awards, now the EMAs aren't any different from the American Music Awards or the MTV Music Awards. WTF - I watch the EMAs to see and hear European artistes perform, but I guess I should've kept my expectations low since none of my favourites actually PERFORMED.

Funniest brief gag was Ms Longoria wearing a ham costume as a "tribute" to Lady Gaga's meat dress and I mean brief - got a quick chuckle out of me, and that was it.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Sherlock: Season One
Saw the Steven Moffat (former Dr Who show runner) take on Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock and I enjoyed the series so far, all three episodes of it. 

The "pilot" loosely based on that first short story The Study in Scarlet but when Holmes and Watson was first introduced to one another? Quite spot on, I thought. Characters are pretty true to canon, which is a good thing.

I was laughing at the bit when Sherlock's sexuality was briefly, but also awkwardly addressed in the pilot - oh, that old debate about him and Watson. Who cares whether they were gay for each other or not?

I thought the introduction of (whom I guessed to be) Mycroft was unnecessary sinister - well okay, I thought it was Moriarty at first. Imagine my disappointment when it turned out to be Mycroft. If this Mycroft was slightly more out of shape, perhaps that mistake wouldn't have happened. I'm just saying.

I have no issues with Benedict Cumberbatch (a name you're not likely to forget once you know it) and Martin Freeman as Sherlock and John (they're on a first name basis here) respectively. The thought of Watson as a blogger tickles the mind very much, but pretty much the modern equivalent of what he did back then as a chronicler/journaler - same difference.

Conan-Doyle's Sherlock Holmes was quite a character - doing what he does without the benefits of modern technology like computers or the Internet way back when. So it was nice to see what he would do with all that in this show. I don't know about anyone else, but I like this Sherlock's wardrobe, particularly his long coat, haha. I also liked the Moriarty here as well - a young and hip one, if I may say that, haha. I also felt fooled when they brought him in earlier in the series and I didn't notice - it's practically a dead giveaway on American shows when they introduce a guest character that turned out to be the bad guy.

I hope that another series comes about soon - I can't wait to see what happened after that cliffhanger. Sherlock Holmes fans should watch this if they already haven't.