Frest Meat II Episode 3
So I was going to come home tonite and read the shit out of The Queen’s Dollmaker, but then I reremembered that a new Challenge aired last night, and I was sadly unable to watch due to other plans. Man I love having a DVR.
Obvs this changed my evening plans, and I’m sorry book, but you will not get close to finished tonite.
I have been, as usual, not so good at writing about this show. I love it, but I don’t really love to hate on it. Yet I can’t exactly condone it either. It’s a big fat mess, kind of like Wes.
The first episode was a little heartbreaking, because Darrell ended up being the first one to go home. He got a little choked up, and if you will recall, this is actually the first time Darrell has lost a Challenge due to the competition. He did go home early last time, but that was totally Brad’s fault in my book.
So Darrell gets beat in the exile, and it’s clearly his partners fault. He’s so sweet though, and instead of throwing her under the bus, he says he’s not going to say anything bad about her. Bless his heart!
In the meantime, we have the best Kenny line of the show this season:
Mr. Beautiful came to win. Not to fraternize with slutty girls.
I’ve made no secret of my love for Mr. Beautiful. I know, he’s dumb, and I don’t personally feel that he’s Mr. Beautiful. But the dude makes me laugh every time he’s on. I mean, let’s reminisce on his great quotes such as “You’re wearing your mothers shirt” and “All these guys are intimidated in their speedos. It’s cuz of me.”
And then we have Wes. Earlier today, when thinking about the show while I was at work, I realized something I’m almost embarrassed to admit – as much as I hate Wes and his personality, I kind of like when he’s on the show. He thinks he’s this genius, and gorgeous, and I really like watching him get beat. And I totally love that Johanna hooked up with Kenny and it pissed Wes off.
The second episode had Landon and his partner winning the challenge itself, so they threw Kenny and his partner into exile. Everyone else voted in Sarah and her FM dude (FYI, I really don’t know these Fresh Meats names, I can barely keep up with the alumni), the idea being that either way, someone in Kenny’s alliance will be going home.
This is kind of a tough one for me, because I like Kenny, I adore Landon, but there he goes siding with Wes. In case you couldn’t tell, in Team Kenny vs. Team Wes, I’m Team Kenny. The only thing that would make me happier would be if Evan showed up.
Mr. Beautiful ends up winning, which disappoints Wes. That’s two wins in my book.
Cut to this weeks episode, where the challenge itself was boring but the drama was fun and that’s what I really care about. Kenny wins the challenge and they decide to throw Ev in. Good move! I never know what to think of Ev. She kind of drives me crazy, but I also feel bad for her when they pit her against Kelly Anne.
Side note: Wes and Kelly Anne are no longer dating. I’m not sure which one of them I’m happier for. Cuz I kind of want to cut Kelly Anne for being so damn annoying all the time.
So everyone else pretty much votes for Paula, since she’s in Kenny’s alliance. I’m neutral in the Paula book – she’s a little crazy, but again, I feel bad for her sometimes. It’s a pretty close race, and I honestly didn’t know she had that in her. I felt bad that she lost, I came close to crying with her when it happened.
In the meantime, we learn that Jenn is actually on Wes’ team, and is just pretending to be in an alliance with Kenny. Jenn – you’re on notice! I wasn’t sure how I felt about you before, and now if you turn on Mr. Beautiful, you’re off the list!
Also, Kenny reveals to Wes that he turned Teresa down. Which if you watch the show, you know there’s some bad blood between them because of the Johanna thing. I think that’s silly, but anything to get Wes worked up is okay by me. In the first episode, Teresa was saying she was wavering between her crush on Kenny and the one on Wes – Kenny is Mr. Beautiful, but Wes is the safer choice. Ummm, don’t these people *watch* the show!?! Who considers Wes to be good for anything?
We’re three episodes in, and I’m really missing Evan. Also, I don’t think that the “alumni” side should ever get to consist of people who haven’t been on a challenge before. There are at least two of these on this show, and I can’t even keep straight who is the alum versus who is the FM.
I have an idea for the next Fresh Meat season – combine Fresh Meat and The Ruins. So all the alums are champions of the past, and they’re partnered up with new FM. Plus then maybe we can get my girl Coral back in the action.