I am so proud to see the traditions of my country captured on film. As I watched this, I experienced many fond memories of standing in cold, nondescript alleyways, and of dousing foreigners in leaves and maple syrup.
Wow. Those prizes. Were. The. Worst. Right? A freaking rodeo? J's clothing line? Ugh.
Ha. I've been to the stampede before, and I guess it's sort of interesting in a way, but I was really underwhelmed when he announced that as the prize. The clothing prize was almost as bad as when everyone got clothes from the Kardashian line.
Kelly was surprisingly tolerable for me, and I even agree with her on some point. BUT, get rid for her next cycle thank you very much.
Yeah. I think they might have made an effort to show her giving more balanced criticism after all the blowback over the last few weeks. I would still rather have someone else as judge. As others said last week, why can't Miss Jay come back?
I kind of hate how the girls who never get emotional and vulnerable are always accused by the judges of being cold, distant, and not in touch with their 'real' selves, while those who DO allow themselves to be emotional and vulnerable in front of the judges are derided for being screwed-up "messes" whose heads 'aren't in the game.' There's just a maddening lack of consistency in how the judges judge, at least IMO.
Even when people cry, the judges seem to choose randomly between saying, "I love your passion and your spirit, and I want to see the emotion you showed us today on your film!" and "You need to pull yourself together and stop snivelling!" It's really inconsistent, and it just seems to depend on who speaks first. Nigel hates it when people cry, and apparantly he has an ally in Kelly this season.
Also, this was the first time I'd noticed that Nigel moved over to sit beside Kelly when the results of the judging were being announced (probably because of the camera angles), and there was this weird moment where they were both doing jazz hands in the background. I don't want them to have an alliance.