The Kid From Picket Fences Is Kind Of A Dick

I watch a lot of Bravo, you guys. I’m not really proud of it, but they have some pretty good shows. And by “pretty good” I mean less morally reprehensible than VH1. Anyway, I’ve been seeing commercials for this guy, who claims to be a big time actor on an upcoming episode of Millionaire Matchmaker for what seems like months now (really, they just show their commercials about 20 times during any given hour long spot).Dude looked familiar to me, but I couldn’t quite place him. So, I stumbled upon the episode after being blown away by Life After People and finally found out who he is. The kid from Eerie, Indiana and Picket Fences. Also known as Justin Shenkarow.In the beginning of the episode he comes off as a crazy egomaniac. He goes on about winning an Oscar, but according to the IMDb Awards page for him, he’s only been nominated for a SAG award based on being a part of the Picket Fences ensemble and I’m pretty sure they didn’t win. He didn’t even win a freakin Young Artist Award, according to that page. He also name drops people like crazy, though as best I can tell, he does mostly additional voices for real movies like Garfield: A Tale Of Two Kitties and New Moon. He proves throughout the rest of the episode to be kind of a d-bag who gives a girl who has had to become a waitress thanks to the shitty economy shit. And hey, maybe that’s a sensitive topic to someone who lost their job in the last five or so months, but I kind of wanted to punch him.

Season Finale: Million Dollar Listings

The third season of Million Dollar Listing ended last night. I missed it then, but never let it be said that Bravo makes it difficult for you to catch up on their shows. After catching it this morning, I’m still not quite sure why I like this show. It basically glorifies two rich, douchey real estate agents in California and one who doesn’t seem so bad (that’s Chad and Josh and then Madison respectively). In a concept that would generally fill me with rage and lead me to the next channel, I think it’s the non-work moments that bring me around. Sure it’s interesting to see how these guys are dealing with the crappy financial markets the rest of us are dealing with, but seeing Josh with his grandma is all the more interesting to me (he’s not such a bad guy afterall!). Chad though, that dude seems like a lost cause. How much more nonsense will his gorgeous girlfriend take before she realizes she can do way better? Asking for co-ownership of your dog and ditching her for work constantly won’t all be forgotten by buying her a house, playboy.

Also equally entertaining and infuriating this season was watching the home owners refuse to understand how crappy the market is. Sure this was being taped a while back (not sure exactly when), but things haveĀ  been in the crapper for over a year now. I guess it takes rich people longer to get the new because they’re so busy doing coke and what not.

All in all, like most Bravo series I become hopelessly addicted to, I really enjoyed watching it while it was on, but don’t remember a whole lot about the season as a whole (except what I mentioned above). It was fun while it lasted and maybe in a while I’ll watch the reruns when Bravo will inevitably show another marathon, but for now, I’ve got Chef Academy and Launch My Line to keep me busy.