Seriously, my friends, I'm trying to get involved in this season. It's just not easy. Sure, I do have the home renovations going on that is a huge distraction, but it's much more than that.
This cast is a bunch of nutjobs!!!
Let's start with the "coaches". These people are supposed to be "legendary" players??? Pffft. A few nights ago, baseball had their All-Star game, and as always the marquee players only were on the field for the couple of innings. They were then replaced by longtime veterans and rising stars before finally you had primarily people who fufilled the rule that every team be represented.
These coaches are those late-game substitions. There's nothing special about them. I loved Britney, but she was no great strategist. Boogie and Janelle's succeses were of the coat-riding variety, and Dan just doesn't seem interested to be there.
All of them are annoying so far. Boogie name-drops left and right about has-been former lip-synchers and supposed significant others of the gossip column crowd. Britney eats up all of his New Kids and Spears stories, and Janelle just bitches about him. Meanwhile, Dan is just there. You rarely see or hear him.
As for the new contestants, they're all cuckoo! And I don't mean cuckoo in an entertaining way either. JoJo is every stereotype of Long Island trash; Joe has psycho eyes. Willie thinks he has the game figured out in less than a week and is making final two and four deals, while Ian creeps out the girls. It's a sad state of affairs when my favorite guy is the son of a wrestler.
Speaking of the females, which is usually my favorite part of the game, at this point I still can't tell them apart. They're oh so generic, and for the most part all they seem to do is whine. Kara is most notable for her super-shiny knees, and if she wasn't on the block we probably wouldn't even know she's there. Asheligh and Daniele are currently trying to outdo each other in craziness, and the only one I care about (Jenn) is rarely, if ever, shown on the feeds.
The craziest part about this season is how seriously they're taking this coaching bit. They don't have to do this!!! As Joe (of all people) noted this morning, "their fate is tied to us. Our fate is not tied to them." So play your own game, and your coach will be rewarded if you win!
Despite my complaints today, though, I'm sure that I'll grow to love (or at least accept) a few of these people in the next few days and/or weeks. It's always a crazy train when you have this many unknown folks competing to have their voices heard on the feeds. I'm almost glad they didn't follow through with the biggest cast ever!
Who do you think are the most entertaining so far? Are you as annoyed as me?