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Posted Jun 27, 2006 @ 2:29 PM

Janice and three male models travel to New York for an underwear event.

More of Sorin's ass! Yaaaaaaaaaaay!

No posting here until 10:30 EST, bitches.

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Posted Jun 27, 2006 @ 9:29 PM

Poor Sorin; he seems like a sensitive sort of guy. But damn! He is dumb as a box of hammers. Also, the language thing may be a problem in the future. He might want to work on that.

Okay, Nathan? Your mother is Janice Dickinson. Janice. Dickinson. And you choose her dress to criticize as un-motherly?

Speaking of motherly, what the hell kind of parents would consent to let their kids appear on Janice's show? John (that's his name, right?) seems to have a really good relationship with the girls, though. That was sweet.

Once again, the male models end up even more nearly nekkid and objectified than the female models. I don't know if the shows' producers just think that the audience will find it more acceptable because they're men, or what, but I find it just as disturbing as when the women are. Seriously, though, I don't know why the hell I'm even complaining about objectification on a show about modeling....

The mannequine job was such a set up. How very ANTM. At least the underwear party job seemed more like a real event than the Lily Holt thing did.


ETA: Uh oh! I posted a minute too early! I will bring down the wrath of Potes upon my head! I swear, the clock on my computer said 10:32.

Edited by Raksha, Jun 27, 2006 @ 9:51 PM.


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Posted Jun 27, 2006 @ 9:46 PM

Janice's son didn't seem to inherit the "wild" gene from her. Geez. He chipped a glass that looked like it came from the dollar store, oooh rebel.

It's the return of Janice's garbage man fetish, at least there's a little continuity in that aspect. Otherwise, this show is all over the place. It's almost like the show itself suffers from mood swings.

Women models? What women models?

Hey, at least there were people at this event. Oh and the dichotomy of Janice showing up late, while stressing punctuality amongst her models. Oops.

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Posted Jun 27, 2006 @ 9:53 PM

Well, that wasn't bad and a nice change of pace from the casting call antics of the last few episodes. No women models to be seen, but that's OK for a change. The 2(x)ist party was at least for legit looking than the shoe-to-do last week.

Lots of a skin and bulges this week too. I felt sorry for Sorin...a little. He needs to buck up, as Janice said, but I figured it was more of language barrier deal than him being just dumb.

TJ the Nanny was rather interesting and seemed like a nice guy. Sure, he has a somewhat porny set up: hot male model, lives in the pool house...with sexy results. But I like him.

I still don't see the appeal of John Stallings. Boy just looks weird to me. From Manhunt to now...maybe he's one of those "in person" good lookers. But, hey, if he says his ass is his best, er, asset then I'll take his word for it.

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Posted Jun 27, 2006 @ 9:58 PM

Personally, I'd much rather see more of what (if anything) is being done to get the models runway ready (like, what was up with the women this week?) and less of Nathan. I really couldn't care less if he's crapping up the house or practicing his putt using expensive glassware.

Janice's vasoline-intense camera shots are messing up my eyes. I find myself squinting.

Edited by Invictus, Jun 27, 2006 @ 9:59 PM.


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Posted Jun 27, 2006 @ 10:11 PM

Okay, lets face it.

a) This show should be on Bravo
b) It should be called "America's Next Top Underwear Model and a Bitch'
c) It should consist solely of scenes of Janice being a harridan interspersed with multiple shots of hot guys in (and out) of underwear.

You know, like when you're half-watching Mommie Dearest on TV but keep on being distracted by computer porn. A perfect night of entertainment for a gay man like myself.

Janice - forget the ugly blonde chicks in bikinis, forget the half-woman/half-horse creatures who are supposed to be 'the next Kate Moss', forget the kids (unless there's a really juicy wire hanger scene coming up). I might let you keep the fabulous transexual, but only if she can lip-synch - preferably to J-Lo.

Why is this show on 'O'? This ain't Television for Women. It's gayer than Ryan Seacrest's underwear. And Thank God for that.

And on a related note - A Manny With A Six-pack? Yum.

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Posted Jun 27, 2006 @ 10:27 PM

Why is this show on 'O'? This ain't Television for Women. It's gayer than Ryan Seacrest's underwear. And Thank God for that.


Aaaaa- Men! Whoever came up with this particular episode must be giving me a belated birthday gift because daaay-um!

Shallow note: I would be happy to console Sorin. Call me, dude!

I'll be back once I've gotten my lust under control.

Janice+ 2xist briefs + almost nekkid men + pomegranate martinis = one lonely guy.

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Posted Jun 27, 2006 @ 10:28 PM

nothin' to see here.

Edited by mikkamtl, Jun 27, 2006 @ 10:29 PM.


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Posted Jun 27, 2006 @ 10:35 PM

Janice+ 2xist briefs + almost nekkid men + pomegranate martinis = one lonely guy.


Interestingly enough, that's my recipe for perfect happiness. Who could ask for anything more?

Edited by Braxton Hicks, Jun 27, 2006 @ 10:37 PM.


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Posted Jun 27, 2006 @ 10:44 PM

Janice's son, Nathan, is such a tool. Everytime he's on camera he sounds like, "WOMP-WOMP WOMP-WOMP-WOMP". Go back to school, buddy.

Big John is cute in that artsy-scraggly way.

Janice and the soft-focus lens have GOT to go.

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Posted Jun 27, 2006 @ 11:17 PM

A Manny With A Six-pack? Yum


Yum, indeed! Those really were cute, if weird, scenes. I'm not sure I'd hire him as a nanny but as eye candy, yup, delicious. Didn't delete this one from TiVo so I can watch the gratuitous scenes of hot male models at my leisure. Thanks, O!

Still seems disjointed and I think it would be better if they had more time to develop a storyline. 30 minutes seems so rushed. Why are they doing it that way, again? And, seriously, clean the Vaseline off the damm lenses! I hate how they do that on every freaking interview with Janice. It's like they think she's too scary to be seen in full light, and maybe they're right, but I'd like to decide for myself.

Nathan bugged this episode.

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Posted Jun 27, 2006 @ 11:27 PM

TJ the Nanny was rather interesting and seemed like a nice guy. Sure, he has a somewhat porny set up: hot male model, lives in the pool house...with sexy results. But I like him.


I really need to look into a Manny for my kids!!

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Posted Jun 27, 2006 @ 11:39 PM

Did anybody else get the impression that Nathan's golfing scene was prompted by the producers to show him rebelling against Janice and that was the most rebellious thing he could come up with?

Producer: Hey, Nathan. Your mom is away in New York, having a blast, and she left you here all by yourself. How lame is that. Is there anything you feel like doing to rebel?

Nathan: Huhh...not really, she'd prolly get mad-a-mee.

Producer: Are you sure? It might be cool to get a shot of that for the show.

Nathan: Huhhh....well, I always wannedda play golfinnahowse.

Producer: Uhm. Sure. Let's get a shot of that, then! Note to self: hire an interpreter...

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Posted Jun 28, 2006 @ 12:20 AM

Poor Sorin; he seems like a sensitive sort of guy. But damn! He is dumb as a box of hammers. Also, the language thing may be a problem in the future. He might want to work on that.


Poor Soren my ass and I mean that in the nicest possible way. LOL.Dude is a total charisma bypass and he seems to be clueless that this business is about selling himself and his personality, not just his ass and his abs. I don't think his problem is a language barrier per se, as he had plenty to say when he was having his little poor me pity party as to why he didn't get picked. He just didn't seem to have anything to say about his tatoo, or have any motivation whatsoever to explain himself or it, or even see why people would want him too. I mean he has to have had that people ask him about the tatoo before, right? Why in the name of goodness couldn't he come up with something, that would sound interesting and quirky and that would make seem more than just a nice tush. Or more to the point, why aren't his handlers doing it for him, if he himself couldn't be bothered doing it himself.

I had to laugh when he bemoaned the fact that he wasn't going to get to go to NY and meet 'new people' and make 'new connections'. Dude, you MET new people and you MADE new connections at the LA underwear audition. You chose not to open your mouth with the new people and you chose not to work the new connections that you made. But you had them there in the plam of your hand, right there in LA, regardless. Why can't he get that? Dude makes me wanna smack him.

Edited by TheyPop, Jun 28, 2006 @ 12:35 AM.


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Posted Jun 28, 2006 @ 1:10 AM

Soren's crying was so LOL and sad at the same time, the accent just pushed it over the edge. To see this big strapping man crying over one in a million auditions, is so silly. Doesn't he realize that until he is a star the majority of his auditions will end in "no?" It's not a bad thing either. Take something from the negative, work at it and better yourself.

Janice looked absolutely fabulous tonight. The red dress Nathan was complaining about looked so good on her I was 100% on her side. A lot of old women look good in the face post surgery, but to be able to pull off that outfit was very shocking for me. Go Janice!

As for Nathan, I really, really like him. He's a little bratty and his speech is poor, but he seems like a good kid. Who ever expected Janice to have two completely normal kids?! J-A-N-I-C-E? At times I wonder if these are actors she's hired to play her kids. How did they turn out so normal, so middle america? How are they not on drugs, high school drop outs, etc? I think Janice must be a better mother than we expected.

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Posted Jun 28, 2006 @ 2:01 AM

I think Janice must be a better mother than we expected.

Get Omarosa on the line. Nathan needs enunciation lessons badly. Is Sly Stallone his biological dad? And the spontaneous model job was such a setup, but if I owned a shop I'd be on top of that right quick. Pay for a simple modeling gig and get national television publicity? I'd double the quote to get 'em into my store.

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Posted Jun 28, 2006 @ 5:26 AM

I too wish that Janice would lay of the soft focus lens. It's not like those who see her in person get that special effect, so Janice! Keep it real gurl! You still rock! No need for the vaseline. She looked absolutely amazing in that red dress. I am JEALOUS JEALOUS JEALOUS.

I wish the show was 60 minutes too. It does seem to rushed for 30. I know that everyone seems to want to see the individual growth of the models, especially the ones who aren't work ready yet, but again this isn't ANTM. It is a real agency, so I guess the show is more focused on how the agency is growing.

John S. = ZERO appeal in my book. His hair, face and skinny body do nothing for me. UGH - Why is he even there???

Sorin - When he walked in at the LA auditions, they loved him instantly, but he made a real ass of himself when he opened his mouth. Janice tried to help him along the way, and he still couldn't get two words out of his mouth that made any sense. Imagine him working the room... I think the rest of the guys did a good job. I could almost feel how embarrassed they felt at first when they had to walk into that packed room in their underwear. LOL

Janice was late because of what TRAFFIC????? Why didn't she take a helecopter, jetski, or bicycle then? I agree with the poster who said that she tore up Sorins ass for being late, and then she prances in late. Not cool Janice.

The store owner who hired them as mannaquins (SP?) was smart to get some free publicity for his store. I liked what they did.

All I kept thinking during the NYC scenes was that I used to work on Lexington for 12 years, and how the hell did I put up with all those people? LOL

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Posted Jun 28, 2006 @ 6:34 AM

You know, I can't quite work up any pity for Sorin's crying. Yes, he has a beautiful, beautiful body, but the guy's dumb as toast, and way too delicate a flower for model-dom. One gets the sense that he was shocked (SHOCKED I tell you!) that he wasn't getting by on his body alone. And I just hate that. Plus, save the crocodile tears for Mo'Nique girls with Tyra dreams, dude.

Janice was late because of what TRAFFIC????? Why didn't she take a helecopter, jetski, or bicycle then? I agree with the poster who said that she tore up Sorins ass for being late, and then she prances in late. Not cool Janice.


I know! Soon as she said that, I turned to my friend and asked where the helicopter was. Because the cardinal rule is not being late, right? Or is it to have perfectly manicured fingers and toes? Oh, that's right, everything must be perfect. Man, I'd never make it as a model.

I totally agree with those who say this show belongs on Bravo. Seriously, this is the gayporniest show ever.

And yeah, the show should be an hour. It's too disjointed.

Janet appeared have been shot thru two inches of vaseline. Even thru my glasses and squinting, all her facial edges were blurry.

Edited by cristobal, Jun 28, 2006 @ 6:35 AM.


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Posted Jun 28, 2006 @ 7:05 AM

Poor Soren my ass and I mean that in the nicest possible way. LOL.Dude is a total charisma bypass and he seems to be clueless that this business is about selling himself and his personality, not just his ass and his abs. I don't think his problem is a language barrier per se, as he had plenty to say when he was having his little poor me pity party as to why he didn't get picked. He just didn't seem to have anything to say about his tatoo, or have any motivation whatsoever to explain himself or it, or even see why people would want him too. I mean he has to have had that people ask him about the tatoo before, right? Why in the name of goodness couldn't he come up with something, that would sound interesting and quirky and that would make seem more than just a nice tush. Or more to the point, why aren't his handlers doing it for him, if he himself couldn't be bothered doing it himself.

I had to laugh when he bemoaned the fact that he wasn't going to get to go to NY and meet 'new people' and make 'new connections'. Dude, you MET new people and you MADE new connections at the LA underwear audition. You chose not to open your mouth with the new people and you chose not to work the new connections that you made. But you had them there in the plam of your hand, right there in LA, regardless. Why can't he get that? Dude makes me wanna smack him.


That's what makes me think Sorin is so dumb, though. Even with Janice and that guy basically telling him flat out what he needs to do, he was unable to understand that and/or come up with even the slightest relevant comments. I guess I just feel a little bit sorry for people who are too dumb to function in fields that don't even require much in the way of brain power. Maybe he should become a personal trainer, or something, because it seems like he understands body sculpting pretty well!

As for Nathan, I really, really like him. He's a little bratty and his speech is poor, but he seems like a good kid. Who ever expected Janice to have two completely normal kids?! J-A-N-I-C-E? At times I wonder if these are actors she's hired to play her kids. How did they turn out so normal, so middle america? How are they not on drugs, high school drop outs, etc? I think Janice must be a better mother than we expected.


Heh. Well, when you're Janice's kids, being normal and boring is the biggest form of rebellion!

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Posted Jun 28, 2006 @ 7:44 AM

John S. = ZERO appeal in my book. His hair, face and skinny body do nothing for me. UGH - Why is he even there???


Thank you! I feel exactly the same way. He is so unbelievably unattractive to me. Yuck!

I was laughing at Sorin's crying until he mentioned the language barrier thing in that small little voice and then I was all "awwwwwww". Regardless, I would provide comfort to him any day of the week. My boyfriend pointed out that I am normally only attracted to intelligent men but I responded that I didn't need to carry on a conversation with Sorin as that is not exactly what I had in mind for the him. :)

Also, Janice did look fab in that red dress. I want one for myself.

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Posted Jun 28, 2006 @ 7:55 AM

I agree this show has Bravo written all over it, especially this episode.

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Posted Jun 28, 2006 @ 8:29 AM

The scene with Janice and her son arguing over her attire seemed staged to me.

Also, the previews showed Janice calling her son a spoiled, Beverly Hills brat. Did that part of the exchange actually get aired?

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Posted Jun 28, 2006 @ 8:30 AM

I like it on Oxygen, I swear they can show a bit more nudity. Especially men, which I love....

Soren is phenomonal (sp?). Yes, he may be dumb. But man, he doesn't have to talk.

I agree, John S. is weirdly gross. It's like he's trying to be Jared Leto, but ugly.

Janice kicks butt. She did pick some good models.

Her son I like, but he has some serious speech issues. They have money, get that fixed! I can barely understand him.

I'm excited, I love this show!

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Posted Jun 28, 2006 @ 8:58 AM

So where was Savvy? Was she in the house too and they just didn't show her? You'd think they'd get in some "and you have to watch your sister" exposition, but maybe they felt it didn't fit with the "storyline." Maybe she was with her dad? (Anyone know if he's the same as Nathan's dad?) Maybe they thought it was OK to show Janice taking off on her 18-year-old for a trip but not her 12-year-old? I mean, I'm sure the kid was taken care of, but maybe they didn't feel like getting into explaining how. Still, it was sort of an odd absence. Unless I missed something.

Other TJ: HOOOOOOOTTTTTTT. Watching him sit patiently while being slathered with makeup by three little girls made him all the hotter to me. John: Yeah, I agree he looks like a model. A blank-faced model with pointy features that I understand is somehow high-fashion but doesn't do much for me. Other guy: Can't remember. Too busy looking at TJ. Janice: Hot in the red dress, and seemed somehow more coherent (or cohesive) this episode, like a person -- a crazy person, but not a falling-down mess held together with Plasticene and reality-TV editing, if that makes sense.

I wonder how Nyabel and whatsername are doing, from two weeks ago or seven months ago or whatever.

I am officially addicted to this stupid, stupid show.

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Posted Jun 28, 2006 @ 9:10 AM

TJ the Nanny was rather interesting and seemed like a nice guy. Sure, he has a somewhat porny set up: hot male model, lives in the pool house...with sexy results. But I like him.

Other TJ: HOOOOOOOTTTTTTT.

Yes, ladies (and gents!), this is how we grow them here in Cleveland. I was so proud of TJ; way to represent!

Seriously, how adorable was he with the girls?? He seemed like a genuinely nice person (which we are here in NEO...but I digress). I hope we see a lot more of him (and in his underwear, natch).

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Posted Jun 28, 2006 @ 9:28 AM

I wonder if there's a deeper problem than Nathan's speech. He talks like someone who is hearing impaired. Nonetheless, he wasn't getting the "brat" edit this week.

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Posted Jun 28, 2006 @ 9:29 AM

Also, the previews showed Janice calling her son a spoiled, Beverly Hills brat. Did that part of the exchange actually get aired?

NOOOO!!! I watched the show twice, and indeed it was not there. I was like, WTF? That was going to be the big highlight! Nathan did kind of have a point about that dress, though. Janice looked fierce in it, don't get me wrong, but it kind of epitomizes the line in the Tori Amos song: "So your mother shows up in a nasty dress..."

Sorin is the strong and silent type, minus the strong. I do think that the language barrier has something to do with it. But the tears, the tears! Maybe he broke up with his girlfriend who came to the open call with him, and that's why he's extra emotional?

And I love the manny! He was so cute. I agree that John the greasy guy is kind of foul. I don't get it. I loved the other guy, too, but I can't for the life of me remember his name now. Bad recapper!

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Posted Jun 28, 2006 @ 9:30 AM

And on a related note - A Manny With A Six-pack? Yum.


A-men. Hot and he can cook? Let the cloning process begin.

Soren is made for print ads only. I loved how Janice was trying to sell him "he's just shy." Yeah, if by "shy" you mean "no neurons are firing."

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Posted Jun 28, 2006 @ 9:52 AM

NOOOO!!! I watched the show twice, and indeed it was not there. I was like, WTF? That was going to be the big highlight!

This show is put together by monkeys (or, maybe...by models). I am still baffled by the no-commercials thing last week. They couldn't sell ONE more ad for the sex-toy company?

Can it be that they are so against the deadline with this show that they have to air a preview before they finish editing the next week's episode? Or maybe Janice gets to vet the final cut or something and changed her mind?

Nathan did kind of have a point about that dress, though. Janice looked fierce in it, don't get me wrong, but it kind of epitomizes the line in the Tori Amos song: "So your mother shows up in a nasty dress..."

I also thought it was funny that she seemed to have put it on to pack. Like it was her housedress. Which also made it funny that Nathan objected to it if she wasn't going anywhere. Though maybe she was planning to wear it to the airport, which would be hilarious, and then the kid DEFINITELY had a point.

Hot and he can cook? Let the cloning process begin.

SERIOUSLY. I will commence fundraising for grant money immediately.

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Posted Jun 28, 2006 @ 10:27 AM

Nathan was probably embarassed by the dress because he was on camera with her.

As for John, I actually do like him. He looks different, but he has a nice look, nice body and an especially nice bum!