The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Shocking Reality Eliminations of the Week
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Shocking Reality Eliminations of the Week
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.

If you watched reality TV last week, you may have been surprised more than usual by some of the eliminations. There were twists, shocks, upsets and some very confusing results on three of America's top reality shows.

Here's the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of reality TV eliminations last week.

The Good: Matt Elrod on Survivor: Redemption Island

gbu-elim-good.jpgThis absolutely brilliant elimination was proof that Boston Rob really is the best player this game has ever seen. After orchestrating a blindside of Matt in episode 2, the Bible-loving blonde returned to the game after winning six straight duels on Redemption Island. When Boston Rob sensed Matt wasn't loyal (because Matt told him that he was considering joining the other tribe), Boston Rob proceeded to mastermind a second blindsiding for Matt, using Matt's closest ally, Andrea, to help him. To see Matt come back into the game only to leave it again was a bit shocking, but also, a brilliant move.

The Bad: Mark McGrath on The Celebrity Apprentice

gbu-elim-bad.JPGDonald Trump is full of bad decisions recently. After the men lost a task for Australian Gold sun care products, the entire team seemed to agree that Gary Busey is unstable, uncontrollable and impossible to work with. Even the Australian Gold executives specifically made a note of how uncomfortable Busey made them. So Trump naturally fired Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath. It was obvious from his body language that Donald Trump, Jr. strongly disagreed with the decision, but since he didn't want to risk being cut out of the will, he kept his mouth shut and let his father make yet another incredibly poor decision.

The Ugly: Pia Toscano on American Idol

gbu-elim-uglu.jpgLast week's American Idol elimination was so shocking that it made me rethink my stance on democracy. If this is what happens when the people are allowed to vote, the system is clearly flawed. Pia Toscano was easily the best pure singer the show had this season, and for her to go so early is a slap in the face of genuine vocal talent. I don't really mind that all the girls are being picked off one by one this season, but I do mind that Pia wasn't the last girl to go. How Haley Reinhart and Lauren Alaina lasted longer than Pia will be one of those eternal mysteries, like Stonehenge.

(Images courtesy of FOX, CBS and NBC)


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