#5 Posted on 31.5.05 1239.50 Reposted on: 31.5.12 1239.59
Since I actually watched it, I'll talk about it some.
Chyna's new look was very good for her. On top of that, she seemed coherent and together and just plain sane for the first time in years. Let's hope she can keep it together. And boy, X-Pac's heel heat has now extended into pretty much the known world. That dude probably gets booed going to the supermarket.
I'm hoping good things come for the Adrienne & Chris pairing. They both seem like cool people, and neither one of them seems to have any illusions. They're honestly trying to make it work and not just doing it for the cameras and attention, and that's a good thing.
I really just can't stand Da Brat. And, for the record, while I knew full well who Jane from the Go-gos was, I had only the vaguest recollection of Brat, mostly from that VH1 show about high school.
Marcus was bland, as usual, but my wife drools over him. I have no real opinion about Verne Troyer, other than that he was way too easily impressed by that tonal therapy quack. On, and I have no idea why he grew a moustache.
Clearly, I've thought far too much about this show. Must stop now. Looking forward to next season, though, for two reasons: 1) Bronson Pinchot! and 2) Janice Dickinson's breasts. Maybe that's three reasons. Ah, well.
#7 Posted on 31.5.05 1317.47 Reposted on: 31.5.12 1317.52
I enjoyed the reunion show, and thought it was a nice touch to have Sally Jesse come back to host the talk show format. They claimed this season was being the highest rated original VH1 programming - was that because everyone watched the zillion replays of drunken Mini-me peeing in the corner?
Chyna looked great, especially confident that she can handle life without Sean. Perhaps she was sober? Wonder how long she can keep it together?
I liked Sally referring to Sean's comments that he was portrayed poorly - and then they dug up more previoulsy unseen footage of Sean talking to producers after the gang tricked Chyna inside to safety.
Bringing back the cow was not necessary.
Da Brat will tell it like it is - I don't think she cared about how she was portrayed. Good to see she's back at work on a new album - but I never heard of most of the folks she said she was working with. I don't find her that annoying - she's just herself.
Janie seemed miffed that she came off as an ultrasensitive bitch - but I don't care she's still smokin' hot.
Marcus complaining that he didn't get any airtime - yet he didn't bring anything to the table. Chris had the better bod so he got the girl. The only extra footage they could come up with for Marcus was him telling Chyna (they were both very drunk) several old Henny Youngman jokes.
Verne, well, seems to have a decent sense of humor at times, and he's been sober for a couple of weeks. He's probably realized that viewers were encouraged by his overcoming his limitations. For the times he came off as a prick, he was drunk or hungover. Anyone who's ever seen themselves drunk on camera (wedding videos, etc) can find their own actions disturbing and it can help them want to change.
I liked "cab driver" Kathy Griffin's appearance - especially her question to Chris- "What do you do?"
Given the couple of weeks between the season ending and this special being taped - I thought the footage of Chris and Adrianne back at home was a little odd. I think they both realized there might be something there, but the comment about Chris not needing to analyze everything so much, and her needing to analyze at least some, meant these two won't be together forever. (wishful thinking that I will have a chance with Adrianne!)
For next season, I don't see them topping this. But how many times will we hear "No way Jose" before season ends.