I have loved Miles since minute one, so I was very happy to see him get his own episode. And, yes, Daddy Issues storylines are boring, and we'd all guessed who his dad was weeks and weeks ago, but Ken Leung is a good enough actor to pull the episode off. Also, since Miles showed up, his brand of sarcastic comic relief has sapped me of 90% of my patience for Hurley's bumbling-slacker brand of humor, so watching Miles spend 60 minutes calling Hurley an unbelievable moron was pretty cathartic. Even if Hurley ended up being a font of hokey Star Wars-based paternal advice. Also? I have to say, teenage Miles looking like this:
Incredibly appealing. And I was not expecting that. As for the rest of the episode, I don't care one little bit about Jack, Kate, and Ben's dad, so whatever. As for my newfound shipper's needs, I have to mention that Sawyer clocking Jimmy Barrett (or whatever his name is on this show) and then Juliet going to get the rope all nonchalant was the highlight of my night. Supercouple!
No, Matt wasn't good enough to deserve the Judges' Save. But I'm glad he got it. Basically, if you thought Judges' Save was a good idea, last night's decision was a terrible call. The Save was introduced as a way to rectify such greivous oversights as the elimination of Tamyra Gray, Chris Daughtry, and (...sigh) Michael Johns. So saving Matt, after everybody agreed he deserved to be at the bottom of the heap, and after Simon flat-out said he has no shot at winning (which he doesn't) was a complete waste and runs counter to the whole stupid idea in the first place.
But if you're like me and are inclined to call the Save a "stupid idea" like I just did, this is good news. At least for me. Saving Matt, who can't win, means that the Save will probably not end up having much impact on who wins this show. Which would not have been the case if Danny or Adam had needed saving. (The only way it ends up mattering is if Adam or Danny end up getting sucked out in next week's double elimination, but I doubt that will happen.)
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
Y'all, join me as I pour one out for My Boyfriend Ryan and
Also, while I have lost pretty much all affection for Paula, and while I don't understand her attachment to Dunbar at all, I still side with her against Evan because DEAR GOD, EVAN, IT'S CALLED THE SUN, PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF ASAP!
Anyway, your thoughts?