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Big Brother 13 Finale Recap: The Jury Has Reached a Verdict

posted by Cahaya

Big Brother 13 finale recap, September 14, 2011 Julie begins tonight’s finale with “After ten evictions, twenty-nine competitions and seventy-five days cut off from the outside world, one house guest will walk away with a half-million dollar grand prize.” We […]

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Big Brother 13 Episode 28 Recap: Four Becomes Three

posted by Cahaya

Big Brother 13 recap: Thursday, September 8, 2011 Julie Chen, dressed in a sleek all-black pantsuit opens the show tonight. What is that block thing hanging on her necklace? It looks like some kind of Chenbot remote operation device. She […]

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Big Brother 13 Episode 27 Recap: Endgame

posted by Cahaya

Big Brother 13 recap, Wednesday September 7. Tonight’s show is a special eviction episode. Five House Guests remain: Rachel, Jordan, Kalia, Porsche and Adam. We get a recap of Rachel assuming power as the Head of Household with Porsche and […]

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Take the Money & Run Episode 6 Recap: No, no, no! Yes, yes, yes!

posted by Cahaya

Tonight ends ABC’s six-episode airing of Take the Money & Run. At stake is $100,000 that must be carefully hidden by the show’s contestants so that two local detectives cannot find it. The contestants must also undergo grueling questioning by […]

Big Brother 13 Episode 26 Recap: Rising and Falling Fortunes

posted by Cahaya

Big Brother recap, Sunday September 4, 2011 Tonight’s show begins with a recap of the past week’s events leading to Porsche becoming Head of Household, Rachel winning the Power of Veto and Shelly’s eviction. Five House Guests remain: Rachel, Jordan, […]

Big Brother 13 Episode 25 Recap: Ring-a-Ding-Ding!

posted by Cahaya

Big Brother 13 recap, Thursday September 2, 2011 Julie welcomes us to tonight’s show, looking attractive a waspish form-fitting red dress. We get a recap of the recent arguments, spats, and tearfests leading up to Porsche’s opening of Pandora’s Box […]

Big Brother 13 Episode 23 Recap: Twisting Snakes and Pandora’s Twist

posted by Cahaya

Big Brother 13 recap, Sunday August 28, 2011 We start with a recap of events of the Double Eviction episode last Thursday. The recaps are lengthy this week, giving some insight into what happened last week. The House might be […]

Expedition Impossible Finale Recap: And Then There Were Four

posted by Cahaya

After a grueling series of expeditions that has seen nine other teams fall by the wayside, we are left with four teams competing in this final stage of Expedition Impossible. They are the Gypsies, the Fab 3, the Football Players, […]

Big Brother 13 Episode 22: With Great Power Comes…

posted by Cahaya

It’s time for this week’s house eviction vote and Julie Chen reminds us that the house guests have no idea that an additional guest will be sent packing “before the hour is up” in this Double Eviction episode. We get […]

Big Brother 13 Episode 21 Recap: Zing!

posted by Cahaya

Big Brother recap, August 24 2011 We’re given a quick recap of Jeff’s rise to power and its repercussions on Daniele and her alliance mates who end up on the block, Kalia and Porsche. Daniele is safe for the moment, […]

Take the Money & Run Episode 4 Recap: Dys-Cast

posted by Cahaya

Welcome back for this fourth episode of Take the Money & Run. This week, we’re in Windy City, where partners Ron Stoczynski and Beau Nolen will attempt to stash the cash where Chicago cops Michele Wood and John Korolis can’t […]

The California Girls Talk Challenges, Friendship and Faith

posted by Cahaya

Evan Derrick, Entertainment Editor and Mark Traas, Reality TV Guru blog writer for Beliefnet interview the California Girls after their recent adventures in ABC’s Expedition Impossible. Joining us for this interview are Christina, Natalie and Brittany of the California Girls […]

Big Brother 13 Episode 20 Recap: Reversed Roles

posted by Cahaya

Big Brother recap August 21, 2011 We’re given a quick recap of last week’s action leading up to the current Head of Household competition which began at the end of the last show. Keep in mind, too, that Julie has […]

Expedition Impossible Episode 9 Recap: Come Hell or High Water

posted by Cahaya

After the departure of the California Girls last week, five teams remain in Expedition Impossible. They are the Gypsies, the Fab 3, the Football Players, the Cops and No Limits. Ike was having serious problems even walking on his foot, […]

Big Brother 13 Episode 19 recap: Duds and Suds

posted by Cahaya

With Shelly and Brendon on the block, Adam saving himself with the Power of Veto, Kalia and Porsche serving as Daniele’s minions, we’re left with Rachel and the other power couple of Jeff and Jordan as the House Guests this […]

Love in the Wild Finale Recap: New Show, New Love

posted by Cahaya

The show begins with some highlights and surprises of the season, leading up to the final two couples, Mike & Samantha and Heather & Miles. Both of these couples have already developed a strong connection over the season and we […]

Big Brother 13 Episode 18 Recap: Veto Powers

posted by Cahaya

Big Brother recap: Wednesday August 17, 2011 With Daniele as the Head of Household and with Adam and Brendon now on the block, who will win the Power of Veto? Will the veteran power couples be able keep all of […]

Take the Money & Run Episode 3 Recap: Sister Act

posted by Cahaya

Here we are in South Beach, Miami with two sisters attempting to do the $100,000 caper in broad daylight. Rebecca and Jennie Albano are a couple of attractive ladies who are sure to get noticed on the streets, money case […]

Big Brother 13 Episode 17 Recap: Counting On It?

posted by Cahaya

Big Brother Episode Recap, Sunday, August 14, 2011 Tonight begins with the competition for the Head of Household, hosted by Kalia. It’s a counting game of various objects, with the worst count getting eliminated. After a few rounds, the power […]

Expedition Impossible Episode 8 Recap: Never Give Up

posted by Cahaya

Of the original 13 teams, six teams remain in contention this week in Expedition Impossible. They are the Gypsies, the Fab 3, the Football Players, the Cops, the California Girls and No Limits. After highlights from last week, the show […]

Big Brother 13 Episode 16 Recap: That’s How We Roll

posted by Cahaya

Big Brother Episode Recap, Thursday, August 11, 2011 Julie Chen, looking sprite as ever in her white pant suit, introduces us to tonight’s show, where for “the first time in Big Brother history, two evicted House guest will face off […]

Love in the Wild Episode 7 Recap: Darren Do

posted by Cahaya

A new twist happens this week! Have a look at Darren’s blog in the NBC show site. The double elimination last week put a monkey wrench in the season’s planned episodes to air. So something’s got to give and here’s […]

Big Brother 13 Episode 15 Recap: Face palm!

posted by Cahaya

As a teaser, we are reminded that the next House guest evicted will “have a chance to get back in the game”. This simple statement will get misinterpreted in more ways than one and lead to some poor strategy moves, […]

Take the Money & Run Episode 2 Recap: Spoiled Dinner

posted by Cahaya

Yup, that guy Paul Bishop up there is someone who you don’t want to spend too much time with. He’s got a 1-0 record going into this week’s case, having successfully cracked one of last week’s weak-willed thieves. Just one […]

Big Brother 13 Episode 14 Recap: Have a Drink on Us

posted by Cahaya

Kalia now reigns as the Head of Household as she considers who to nominate for eviction. With Daniele firmly in her camp (and often in her HoH room!), the three other veterans are reeling, especially since they’re all in the […]

Expedition Impossible Episode 7 Recap: Rock the Kasbah

posted by Cahaya

Of the original 13 teams, seven teams remain in contention this week in Expedition Impossible. They are the Gypsies, the Fab 3, the Football Players, the Cops, No Limits, the Country Boys and the California Girls. The teams are gathered […]

Big Brother 13 Episode 13 Recap: America Votes!

posted by Cahaya

The show starts with smartly dressed Chenbot in a light blue sleeveless mid-length dress. She tells us with delight that for the first time this summer a veteran will be sent packing. Welcome to Big Brother! And after the recap, […]

Love in the Wild Episode 6 Recap: Double Jeopardy!

posted by Cahaya

Coming into this week the remaining five couples, all of whom decided to stick together last week, are Ben & Brandee, Heather & Miles, Samantha & Mike, Skip & Theresa, and Steele & Erica. The recap replays Ben’s blunder and […]

Big Brother 13 Episode 12 Recap: With this Ring, I Thee Divide

posted by Cahaya

The show begins with a brief recap, with Adam starring as an elf, Lawon in the HoH bathrobe and Rachel as the clumsy, falling jogger. It’s Day 28 and Brendon says he’s going to win the Power of Veto and […]

Take the Money & Run Premier Recap: Crack the Thief, Crack the Case

posted by Cahaya

Tonight, it’s a new series! Take the Money and Run comes from the same production teams who are behind The Amazing Race and CSI and this show is like a blend of both. How does it work? A two-person team […]

The Bachelorette Finale Recap: The Last Rose

posted by Cahaya

After meeting and sending home all but two of the original twenty-five men brought before her, Ashley has to make just one more choice to end this season’s Bachelorette. It comes down to California wine-maker Ben and construction manager J.P. […]

Big Brother 13 Episode 11 Recap: A Not So Lovely Dilemma

posted by Cahaya

We pick up from the previous show with the ski slaloming endurance competition. Hanging up on a wall, grasping ski-pole handholds, standing on a platform with skis jutting out, all of the House Mates except Rachel (as outgoing HoH) weather […]

Big Brother 13 Episode 10 Recap: Snow Job

posted by Cahaya

Tonight, either Adam or Dominic will be evicted and the next Head of Household will be crowned. Julie Chen tells us “no one is safe” as we get a recap of the incessant scheming going on in the house during […]

Expedition Impossible Episode 6 Recap: Leaps of Faith

posted by Cahaya

In case you missed this episode or you would like to watch it again, ABC has the full episode online available for your viewing. Eight teams remain in this sixth week of Expedition Impossible, with the Fab 3 winning last […]

Love in the Wild Episode 5 Recap: Game Lost, Love Found

posted by Cahaya

Welcome back to the wilds of Costa Rica, where love is in the air. And for some couples, it’s still in the air while they are on the air! Ok, catch your breath as the show begins. Six couples, all […]

Big Brother 13 Episode 9 Recap: Spelling Understanding

posted by Cahaya

Knock, knock! Who’s there? So begins tonight’s show with Dominic knocking at the door of Queen Rachel’s HoH chambers. Rachel invites him in and lady-in-waiting Jordan exits the room. Dominic asks Rachel what she thinks about Adam and then Brandon […]

The Bachelorette Final 3 Recap: One Return, Two Departures

posted by Cahaya

Welcome to the idyllic island of Suvasavu, Fiji, where love and romance flow with the waterfalls and pulse with the waves on the sandy beaches! We are given a few snippets of what to expect ahead, but first we get […]

Big Brother 13 Episode 8 Recap: History Repeats

posted by Cahaya

Welcome to another Sunday of Big Brother! Julie Chen tells us that we’re in for a surprise visitor (a knight in shining armor!). The show begins with a recap of what has transpired leading to Rachel’s HoH victory. Rachel invites […]

Expedition Impossible Episode 5 Recap: Magnanimous Gestures

posted by Cahaya

In case you missed this episode or you would like to watch it again, ABC has the full episode online available for your viewing. Nine teams remain in this fifth week of Expedition Impossible, with the The Gypsies dominating the […]

Big Brother 13 Episode 7 Recap: The Queen Rules Again

posted by Cahaya

Welcome to the next episode of Big Brother, where one House Guest will be evicted and one new HoH will take over the House! We’re also due to hear the results of America’s votes tonight! Given what the vote questions […]

Love in the Wild Episode 4 Recap: Stay Together, Play Together

posted by Cahaya

This episode begins with the outcome of last week’s partner choices. There is some fallout from guys’ tongues loosened by a beer or two too many with talk about wishing they had different partners. Later that night, Steele and Erica […]

Big Brother 13 Episode 6 Recap: Meltdown

posted by Cahaya

Tonight’s episode begins with a recap leading up to the nomination of Adam & Dominic for eviction. The scheming begins as Adam and Dominic seek out allies in the house, as there is no telling who will win the PoV […]

The Bachelorette Final 4 Recap: Hometown Visits

posted by Cahaya

What is it like to see a show for the first time? I’ve never watched The Bachelorette before, so what you’ll get here is a fresh pair of eyes and an unpolluted brain with no memories of this show, with […]

Big Brother 13 Episode 5 Recap: America Votes

posted by Cahaya

Things are full swing in the Big Brother house with the masked superhero Brendon and towel-caped Dominic trading missed swings and air punches in the garden. Welcome to the staged set where every kind of stunt is taken to the […]

Big Brother 13 Premier Recap: The Golden Key

posted by Cahaya

At last, along with the heat of summer, Big Brother 13 begins! Leading into tonight’s show, eight cast members were profiled, along with six duos identified from past seasons. Three of these duos will arrive at the house with the […]

Love in the Wild Episode 2 Recap: Body Language

posted by Cahaya

The first impression is that this show is not in the wild at all! Set in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, it looks more like what you’d find at some $250/night tropical resorts that are well beyond the means of local […]

What’s on this summer?

posted by Cahaya

It’s a hot summer for reality TV with several brand new shows, including Love in the Wild, Expedition Impossible, Same Name, Take the Money and Run, and Karaoke Battle USA. Also, some old favorites like Big Brother and Hell’s Kitchen […]

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