For some reason, Prison Break has been at the top of my mind and been fueling my urge to write. And that’s not fair to shows on KTTC like Medium, Law & Order:SVU or CI, and the Apprentice. So I will just write quickly about Prison Break and then move on to the Apprentice.
From the previews, we knew that Scofield, Mahone, and Whistler were going to be stuck down in the tunnel, but for some reason, I was under the impression that they knew they were stuck down there. Not that they would emerge, Whistler would be captured and BAM, Michael would end up killing Sammy and two of his cohorts. Michael is extremely intelligent and suffers from something called Low Latent Inhibition…these two things make something like taking another human life extremely hard for him, even though he was saving Whistler, Mahone, and his own lives. But now with Sammy out of the way, Michael is finding himself in a predicament similar to when he was trying to get out of Fox River. He needed to include a few people in on his escape…Sucre (his cellmate) & DB Cooper (the old guy that I can’t remember his real name)…but others ended up included in on his plan…(the crazy guy & T Bag naming two). Now breaking out, he’s got to take Whistler with him and Le Chero needs to be included, but Mahone, T Bag, and Bellick are along for the ride. We’ll have to wait to see what happens in two weeks.
The Apprentice…I’m worried it’s heading towards the ramp to jump the shark. For those of you unfamiliar with the term Jump The Shark, here’s a quick history lesson. The phrase comes from Happy Days, when Fonzie jumped a tank of sharks. That is when the show had no chance of coming back. It was going to end and that little stunt sealed the deal. Now when a show goes too far, it’s considered that it has "jumped the shark". There’s a whole website dedicated to this, just click here to find out if your favorite show has jumped the shark. Okay, back from my little side trip…the Apprentice’s numbers have fallen from when it was a big success. It had over 28 million viewers for the first season, dropping off to a lowly 7.5 million viewers for last season, season six. To reviatlize the show, they now have celebrities playing to be "The Apprentice". An odd assortment of celebrities (reminding me of the first season of Dancing with the Stars when they had to practically pay people to participate) including the following list:
Trace Adkins (country star)
Carol Alt (model)
Stephen Baldwin (actor…or the not popular Baldwin brother)
Jennie Finch (Olympic softball player)
Nely Galan (Former Telemundo Exec)
Marilu Henner (actress/author)
Lennox Lewis (boxer)
Piers Morgan (America’s Got Talent judge)
Omarosa (Apprentice season one castoff)
Tito Ortiz (Ultimate Fighting Champ)
Vincent Pastore (actor)
Gene Simmons (KISS)
Nadia Comaneci (Olymic gymnist)
Tiffany Fallon (Playboy Playmate)
Okay…let’s see…I watch a lot of TV and consider myself fairly well rounded and yet I knew only seven of the fourteen candidates. I say JUMP THE SHARK…
Well…American Idol and Dirty Jobs tonight. Let’s see what happens.
Posted under Television
This post was written by jjanvrin on January 22, 2008