I have finally watched Monday night's episode in its entirety. My Tivo/DVR malfunctioned (or maybe the damn Hills did not cut off when it should have) and I missed the last few minutes of the Paper. But lucky for me MTV.com allows you (me) to watch full episodes so I have caught up and can dish about the kids at Cypress Bay High School.
Monday night the kids were all excited about distributing the first issue of the Circuit. Amanda woke up raring to go and during the day of distribution alternated between being proud, being condescending (someone pointed out a typo oh no) and just in general letting the school know that she was the editor.
Of course nothing is ever easy and Amanda decides (with Alex's help?) that she wants to write Dan's humor column for the next issue. As you can imagine this does not go over well with the back row (Gianna, Trevor, Adam and Dan) and there is mutiny a brewing. Poor Mrs. Weiss (the advisor) decides to have a meeting in which nothing gets accomplished and all hell breaks loose. To make a bad situation worse, Alex is playing both sides and Amanda talks to her peers as if they are two.
Now I have read some of the comments about Trevor and Gianna and I must say that I disagree. Yes they are sarcastic and make little snide comments but who can blame them when Amanda steps on to her pedestal. Plus Trevor is hilarious when he does his Amanda impersonation and nothing that he says behind her back is anything that this boy will not say to her face.
Gianna seems to be a little bitter towards Amanda but she pulls no punches when Amanda steps on toes. I just love the infighting. At this point the one causing the most problems is Alex. Yes he deserved to be Editor and yes he is upset but he cannot feed Amanda one thing and feed his other friends something else. It just does not work and it makes him look like a little shit (which he may be but I don't think so).
OK, I saved the best for last...Adam (who won a superlative for Most Dramatic) has an all out Diva meltdown in the middle of the class and goes running down the hall crying. This from the boy who cannot understand why he was voted "Most Dramatic". The whole scene was something right out of a gay fight and I could not decide if Adam was really crying or about to laugh (always with the questions on "reality" television).
Next week Adam is up for homecoming king and he is actually soliciting votes. oh and Amanda is talking to her dog again. One last thought, in the preview for next week Amanda talks about how the events at school (like homecoming) are not her thing. Why is it that the kids least likely to get a date always say that? Not to be mean but seriously if you had a date it would be your thing. Think about that.