Having no digital box in the attic, I often watch The Big Bang Theory double bill on downstairs telly, after midnight (=when no one else is using the room & TV). Sometimes (well, often) I stay and watch other stuff after TBBT, like Family Guy, American Dad, or various repeats of older stuff, like Frasier, Friends, The Nanny, etc., while playing Tapped Out and facebooking on the tablet..
Many channels go off at 5am or 6am, so if I'm still in the mood for watching telly, it gets challenging to find anything other than news or shopping channels.
Sometimes, I catch an episode of Switched! - "Switched is an American TV series that ran from 2003 through 2004 in which two teens from different cities in the United States were given a chance to swap lives to see how the other one lived. Teens were able to experience the lives of others and experiment with new families and cultures."
Last night (well, this morning), there was a special episode - Perri and Miko Reunion.
I hadn't seen the original episodes featuring Perri and Miko (separately), but their Switched! history was explained in the beginning of the episode. They'd each done the regular switch, and then started chatting to each other online.
Miko's whole family seemed eccentric, close, and fun loving. They were into performing in general, with the father of the family being their own acting coach.
Perri was a pretty young wannabe actress, who couldn't wait to meet Miko and his whole family, seeing as they "shared her interests" of theatre, etc.. She seemed keen to participate in whatever performance art Miko's family were going to work on..
So, Perri was invited to visit Miko and his family, in Hawaii.
She arrived, there were introductions and smiles..
When Miko took her to a scenic spot and took pictures of her, she was still all smiles, loving the attention..
As soon as the family wanted to include her in any activities at all, she turned into a right self-centered little madam, who didn't want to do anything that might make her feel or look silly - which was pretty much everything, it seemed.. (Sort of made you think, good luck with becoming an actress, love.. If you're not prepared to try anything new, let's hope that your BJ skills are awesome as otherwise you've no chance..)
They were playing with masks, using them to develop characters - Perri refused to do it as it "wasn't for her"..
They were miming - Perri didn't really make any effort at all..
They were doing shadow acting, with Lee (Miko's father) referring to it as the oldest form of theatre - Perri wasn't interested..
They made a mask of her face, and she had issues with Lee applying vaseline on her face. She nearly made it seem as if he'd been sexually harassing her, FFS! How could someone expect to become an actress, when they can't even stand someone else applying vaseline on their face for mask-making purposes?!? (Ever heard of makeup artists? Oh, and even if you're a big Hollywood star, you still might not be able to pick who does your makeup for a film.. It's a part of your job to sit through it, so deal with it.) Perri was rolling her eyes and making frustrated faces, huffing and puffing in a really rude way.. She was asked if they should not make the mask, but she said "we might as well..", referring to her face having been messed with vaseline already..
When the mask was ready, she didn't like it.
Miko had a bit of a crush on her - at least in the earlier parts, when he was still a bit blind to her being a bitch.. Perri put all her stops on, telling to the camera that she gets guys having crushes on her all the time, back at home, and that she'd just deal with Miko as she deals with those guys.. (Yeah, I'm sure you do.. LOL.. For about five minutes, before you show your true colours..)
They went for a Valentine's Day meal at the restaurant, and Perri was saying - in front of Miko - that she was hoping to see some cute Hawaiian guys, like "that waiter".. How rude! You're someone's guest, they and their family have bent backwards to entertain you, they're taking you out to a restaurant, and you're acting like you're the fuckin' queen of the world and it's all about you, and like your host family isn't even there.. Disgusting behaviour!
Also, they took her on a boat trip to some gorgeous snorkling place. She complained about the boat trip being too long - she got bored on the way there - she wished that Lee would just shut up, etc. And she was really showing all this on her facial expressions. Nasty little piece of work..
On another occasion, they went for a rainforest hike - she "wasn't into hiking". They hiked to a beautiful spot where everyone went for a swim - she didn't want to swim, and didn't. Instead, she kept looking really pissed off, all the time. Some gratitude..
It was only a few days, yet it seemed that she couldn't wait to get away from there.
Really, really nasty person.
Miko and his family had a beautiful attitude, though. Although some of them did say that they found her a bit selfish (indeed!), they still hoped that she had enjoyed her trip.
Had I been them, I'd have told the bitch where to go.
Out of curiosity, I checked IMDB to see whether the little missy had done much as an actress, since the Switched! thing was from about ten years ago.. Not much of a career.. (Other stuff on her own resume, but considering she wanted to become famous - nah..)
However, Miko's brother has done quite a lot! Lee (the father) also has a bit of a profile, although he seemed to be more into stage / other live performances, than film.. Another brother seems to have worked on their own project only.
I just found it really upsetting, that some narcissistic bitch had the cheek to go and treat her host family like that.. They opened their home for her, they did everything possible to make her trip awesome (and she was the one who'd been gushing about their shared theatrical interests, and how she'd love to do all these creative things with Miko and his family..), and she refused to participate in any of the performance related stuff, she kept pulling faces, she wasn't happy with anything, and she couldn't wait to leave..
Of course, a person can grow and learn in ~ten years, but if you look at the photos of her (on her website and on IMDB, linked somewhere above), she still has that self-important fake smile on her.