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The Valley Recap: Where the Hell IS DeGraff? (S1:E3)

Welcome back! If you missed my  first  or second review  of  The Valley , be sure to check them out. You may be a surprised as I was to learn that  The Valley  is a Dayton-produced reality show that airs Sunday nights on Dayton's CW. According to the station's website,  The Valley  follows " the journey of six high school graduates from the Miami Valley as they prepare for the next big step in their lives." The cast includes: Ally –  Attacked Donald with ice cream. Chris – Dude, I don’t know what’s wrong with Nathan Stephanie – Flirty with Donald Donald – Mama’s boy Alexys – “Let’s start a prank war.” Nathan – I enrolled in a university I have never visited, even though it is less than a 100 miles away from my high school. Last episode we learned that Nathan is gay.  (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) And that Stephanie’s purple hair did not even last long enough to show up in her interview scenes. Theme song :  Do you have what

What Farm Kids do for Fun

There is nothing better than pulling up to the hydrant by the barn to get some farm dirt washed of the family-mobile. Don't worry, we didn't wash the farm truck. Clean trucks are for city boys.

The Valley Recap: There IS a Gay One (S1:E2)

Welcome back! If you missed my first review of The Valley , be sure to check it out. For those of you who are new, The Valley  is a Dayton-produced reality show that airs Sunday nights on Dayton's CW. According to the station's website, The Valley follows " the journey of six high school graduates from the Miami Valley as they prepare for the next big step in their lives." The cast includes: Ally – I am leaving for Nashville soon. Chris – Made it through the first AND SECOND episode without showing his abs. Stephanie – I have really black hair that I want to be purple now. Donald – Gags on sushi. Alexys – Drives a BMW. Nathan – Ha! You thought we wouldn't have someone gay on this show? When we last left our group of six carefully selected Dayton suburbanites, they had survived the zipline together and pronounced love for alpacas. Theme song:  Do you have what it takes? To get your hair dyed purple? To come out of the closet? To watch this

Sign of the Farmpocalypse

Every issue of Sports Illustrated has a brief quote titled  Sign of the Apocalypse , a humorous but true news item that makes you wonder--have we gone too far? In that spirit, I present another installment of Sign of the Farmpocalypse, because I just can't make this stuff up. Citing an increase in births every April, the Clark County (Ohio) Health District proposed handing out condoms at the county fair in July--nine months before the annual baby boom. The proposal was rejected by the Fair Board. Full article (with charts!) in the Dayton Daily News.

The Valley Recap: Yes, This is Really Happening (S1:E1)

Did you know that Dayton has its own reality show? It’s called The Real Housewives of Sherwood Forest. Ha! Just kidding. The show is actually called The Valley , brought to you by the same Dayton TV casting geniuses who developed Living Dayton . Unlike Living Dayton , which promised a show with locally grown hosts, and then launched with two dingbats who had once been to Columbus,  The Valley does seem to have real people from Dayton's nicer suburbs in it, so far.  The Valley follows “the journey of six high school graduates from the Miami Valley as they prepare for the next big step in their lives,” according to Dayton’s CW website. The cast includes: Ally – “I love alpacas.” Chris – Made it through the first episode without showing his abs. Stephanie – “Dayton has no traffic or Hispanics.” Donald – Oh, we probably should have a black guy. Alexys – So. Much. Drama. in the previews. Nathan – “Hi, I’m Nathan, from the country.” Let’s all awkwar