|Joe Millionaire part lll||Funston|
Jan 21, 2003 10:50 AM
|Ok time for the weekly trash call. Last nights show (to be repeated on Thursday) had Joe individually taking out each of the remaining five on dates in Paris. Now that the field has been narrowed down to a reasonable number, the guy (and the show's viewing audience) will be able to get to know each of the ladies a little better.
As was evident last night. Joe's first date with MoJo went well. I'd say she's the most ambitious of the five, fully enjoying her time in fairy tale land and fully willing to do whatever it takes to possess the key to the kingdom. She'd probably be the quickest of them all to jump between the sheets, hell, she'd lead the guy to the bedroom at the drop of her hat. A real all-nighter. I'd love to see her reaction when she discovers Joe's just an ordinary Joe.
Joe's second date was with Melissa. She's my prediction to be the one, and I stick to that. She's cutely feminine in a way that seems to turn him on. Playful, full of giggles, and she hooks him with the way she breathlessly looks up into his eyes with a childlike mixture of awe and submission.... take me! take me! He's going to take her.
But, will she take him?
Third date was with Sarah. It also went well, but there was some missing ingredient in the pairing. I think she'll come in third.
Fourth date was with the girl who look like Demi Moore. A disaster, it was. Apparently, she's from the wrong side of the tracks although it's not apparent from her looks or mannerisms. However, the legacy of her past was something that weighed her down with feelings of inadequacy and not being good enough to have a life of ease and luxury that Joe promised. So on the date, she completely clammed up and became overwhelmed by it all. A lousy time. She'll get her walking papers next week.
Lastly was red-haired Alison, who I find ravishing (I like redheads). Similarly to 'Demi', Alison had personal issues that blocked limited her ability to connect with him. It seems she might have had some past disappointment with a relationship that still haunts her. Plus, she's seems a bit of a control freak and probably is well-practiced in the "nothing is ever good enough" game. So during the date, she was cool and distant, until Joe flat-out confronted her and asked her whether or not there was enough chemistry there for her to continue on in the... game, contest?... I forget the term he used. This date was the most interesting of all for me because of the depth they went together in trying to find something that would work. She loosened up after the faceoff and they seemed to find some common ground between themselves, but alas for her it was too little too late, and Alison was sent packing.
|The date with Mojo went well?||czardonic|
Jan 21, 2003 11:16 AM
|Wasn't that the one where Joe himself was commenting in the narration about how they had absolutely nothing to talk about and how he wanted to toss that stupid hat she insisted on wearing? Other than here rather pedestrian good looks (side note: she's easily 5 years older than she claims to be), I can't figure out why he kept her around.
I thought that Alison was the only decent one remaining in terms of personality, intelligence, class and looks. I was suprised that he let her go after they finally broke the ice, but after hearing his reasoning I have to agree: she could do much better.
|Only 5 years older?||TJeanloz|
Jan 21, 2003 11:23 AM
|The current over/under line on MoJo in my office is 35 years, and she's claiming 25. Nobody can figure out why she's been kept longer than the first episode. The show is definitely sliding downhill fast.
The best of what remains has to be the one with straight brown hair.
|Can one even be a "loan officer" at 25?||czardonic|
Jan 21, 2003 11:32 AM
|If you are talking about Zora, I guess she at least has a certain unease with the whole procedure in her favor. A bit dour for my tastes though, and Joe seems to have a thing for blondes. I think Mojo just might go all the way (so to speak). Either her or the curly brunette.|
|Only 5 years older?||Alpedhuez55|
Jan 21, 2003 11:58 AM
|Mojo definately knows how to use the make up. They show the girs from time to time withouth it and she knows how to make herself look good. I would guess 30 years old.
Zora probably should have gotten the boot. Allison regretted what she said. She obviously had a change of heart once they went to Notre Dame. It is too bad they could not find another way to break the ice. Zora seemed to be a cold fish the whole date. SHe should have told him a little something about her background. My guess is she used to be a stripper. Her breasts look too fake. I have never seen a substitute teacher with implants.
Melissa is my favorite. She seems down to earth at the moment. It will be intersting to see what happens as the show goes on and competition gets tighter. Sarah may be my second choice. I think Mojo will start throwing herself at Evan. It will be intersting to see how the other girls respond.
Is it me or does Joe get dumber each week? It seems like he kept forgetting his character, especially on his dates with Zora when he blabbed out his secret and with Allison when he would not eat any of the food. He is supposed to be cultured. WHen he lets the guard down he seems more like Joe SixPack than Joe Millionare.
|I had to remind myself that Joe probably isn't that bright.||czardonic|
Jan 21, 2003 12:12 PM
|I mean, don't construction workers and/or contractors clear a lot more than 19K? What's this guy's secret?
Anyway, after he got rid of Alison and I lamented to my girfriend that he was getting rid of all the smart ones, It dawned on me that he isn't so smart himself. He seems like a nice guy and all, but its little wonder that he prefers the company of airheads. His saving grace seems to be that he knows his strengths and weaknesses.
|Oh my goodness, its like kindergarden for adults||Kristin|
Jan 21, 2003 1:29 PM
|Please don't tell me that anyone here thinks this guy is a real construction worker? Pleeeeze. He's probably been living on the streets of LA, providing favors to casting directors for years. I hadn't seen him till last week--I don't own a TV. But in the checkout line I thumbed thru some tabloids. He's way too pretty to be a hardened manual worker. He's a pretty boy wanna be for sure. Thats all. Its all make believe and its like Romper Room all over again.|
|You are right........||Dave Hickey|
Jan 21, 2003 1:43 PM
|In addition to a construction worker, he's been an underwear model, professional wrestler, and had bit parts in soaps. He's just another SoCal wannabe....|
|That's the other thing I don't get: He's pretty?||czardonic|
Jan 21, 2003 1:48 PM
|There is something vauguely goofy about his appearance, like his head is too small for his body (or to be fair, maybe his body is too big for his head). Between that, his greasy hair, bushy eyebrows and that perpetual 5 o'clock shadow he has going on, I don't see the appeal. He also has a certain David Putty from Seinfeld "blank-stare" quality.
You could be right about him being a veteran pretty-boy wanna be. It could also be that Fox resurfaced him for TV.
Jan 21, 2003 11:44 AM
|Yes I'd give the MoJo date a B. Sure her hat was an annoyance, but not fatal. And sure they had quiet moments, but whatever uncomfortability those moments provided seemed to be overcome on the balance of the whole. Remember this was the first one of the five dates, and Joe hadn't hit his one-on-one stride yet. She conveys her interest to him better than any of the others save Melissa, and that counts for him. She'll get second place. (As for her looks, yes there is a hint of trailer-trashiness about her that her liberal use of the Western burkha (makeup) attempts to cover. But she's game, and more positive than Sarah who has a similar chance to Mojo)
I would have given Alison another shot, too. Her change after the confrontation suggested that she might have the balls to face up to her personal issues and find well-deserved relief. The final rejection was a nightmare come true for her, but it ironically seemed to ground her, for she mentioned in her final statement upon leaving that she'd now be open for a lasting relationship.... good for her. If I was Joe, I'd contact her after the show....