… The truly telling moment in "Survivor" newlyweds Rob and Amber Mariano's latest TV sojourn comes near the outset of this half-hour series, when he mumbles, "I can't go back to a 9-to-5 job after what I've been through." … these two apparently are destined to live out their days on TV, even if that means fabricating a career for Rob that weds him to another marketable trend: Poker. Die-hard fans might welcome the reunion, but rest assured, there's little "reality" here. … As for Boston Rob, who never met a consonant he couldn't mangle (and doubles as one of the producers), there's something almost poetic about his plight: Having become famous appearing on one of TV's big guns, to stay in the spotlight he has taken refuge on the less-widely-seen Fox Reality -- currently available in roughly a quarter of U.S. homes -- seemingly dragging the missus along for the ride. …Entertainment Weekly gives it a “D” and says:
… idiotic. Everything about this cheapo series is contrived and badly staged, and while Rob was a formidable reality-show villain, he's utterly unconvincing as a real person.The Boston Herald says:
… The show starts with the couple waking in their Pensacola, Fla., home and Rob “springing” the idea [of becoming a pro poker player] on Amber as he brushes his teeth. The cameras just happened to be in the neighborhood. (For the record, Mariano serves as one of the show’s executive producers, and two writers are listed in the closing credits.) … “It’s on, baby, and it’s gonna be one helluva ride,” Rob says. Actually, the ride ended a while ago. Someone needs to tell these kids to get off.8 p.m. Thursday. Fox Reality.
Jan. 11, 2007, 7:05 a.m. CST
Only reality show worth watching.
Jan. 11, 2007, 7:05 a.m. CST
Jesus, DIRT is far more entertaining than this paid for marketing.
Jan. 11, 2007, 7:06 a.m. CST
Two episodes of Shameless so far this series.
Jan. 11, 2007, 7:11 a.m. CST
But this sounds worse than flames on Optimus.
Jan. 11, 2007, 7:30 a.m. CST
by Professor Falcon
Extremely entertaining, yes, but not a reality show.
Jan. 11, 2007, 7:47 a.m. CST
bummer. Maybe he can pretend he's still on The Amazing Race. "Excuse me sir, I'm on the Amazing Race and I need to find someone to give me $20 so I can buy a ticket to Zimbabwe."
Jan. 11, 2007, 8:49 a.m. CST
by Pound Sand
What the world needs now is another show with some new angle that can capture the essence of the exciting world of Poker! I hoped this whole celebrity teevee Poker fad was, uh, "played out." The only thing that can rival the pure excitement of playing cards on television is the pure excitement of listening to Rob pronounce polysyllabic words. Note to self: don't bother.
Jan. 11, 2007, 9:17 a.m. CST
by Tin Snoman
Nothing's more reality than OWW MY BALLS!
Jan. 11, 2007, 9:58 a.m. CST
set for the amazing race all stars? Will these shows be on at the same time? It should be a federal law that people can't be on two reality shows at the same time. Hopefully now that the Democrats have come to power they can make that law a reality.
Jan. 11, 2007, 10:10 a.m. CST
They've had their 15 minutes and then some. Rob was amusing and Amber's hot, but come on - they're really not very interesting people. Really. Let your careers die, save the money you've made, and move on to something else.
Jan. 11, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST
Those long distance calls to Rob Shaye will pay off in teaching him how to "produce".
Jan. 11, 2007, 12:14 p.m. CST
"Rob & Amber: Amends" - they have to make amends to all the people they screwed over in order to be where they are today. Kind of like My Name is Earl for the Reality genre. Of course, if shows like this are what's keeping any kind of Kevin Federline show off the air, I'm all for it.
Jan. 11, 2007, 12:17 p.m. CST
spelling Amber as "Ambuh" in the TITLE of the show is just so, so stupid.
Jan. 11, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST
I think I'll pass on this one and wait for the ROB & AMBUH GET HIT BY A CAHHH series on Fox.
Jan. 11, 2007, 1:32 p.m. CST
So it should be called Dumb and dumbah. Fox is the studio responsible for Mischa barton, one of the worst tv actresses ever. Goodbye OC, I will miss you... not.
Jan. 11, 2007, 1:35 p.m. CST
That is the way talk in Navan, Co. Meath. that is one of the reasons I left Navan. Now living in Dublin.
Jan. 11, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST
by Lando Griffin
a sex tape. I never loather either or them but I would download any potential vid of Ambuh getting a wicked pounding
Jan. 11, 2007, 2:10 p.m. CST
by Darth Melkor
She is still the hottest reality starlet ever. So beautifull... so hot... Sigh.
Jan. 11, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST
by Flim Springfield
I'd vote for Amber, whether she can sing or not.
Jan. 11, 2007, 4:49 p.m. CST
Jan. 11, 2007, 4:52 p.m. CST
Jeez, havent these two hit the snooze on their fifteen minutes three times already? Man alive, they need to go away. Well- Rob does, I wanna see Amber more and more....maybe a nice scintillating pictorial with fellow Survivor-hotties such as...uhm...okay, there werent any.
Jan. 11, 2007, 5:04 p.m. CST
Having blown through Ambuh's $1 million in a ill-contrived bid to dominate the world of high stakes poker, Rob convinces Ambuh that the only sure fire way to extend their 15 minutes of fame is a new reality show on Cinemax wherein Rob tries to become a big time Chatsworth porn producer, and Ambuh the hot new starlet in his line of All-Anal Gangbang flicks. Ambuh - never the smart one - instantly agrees, and within 48 hours of touching down in the valley, is cock-deep in a shower of feces and man-spunk. Damn me, but I'm pretty sure this idea might actually work.
Jan. 11, 2007, 5:05 p.m. CST
You either (a) never watched the show or (b) are gay. One thing the show hasn't lacked is hot chicks. Mmmm.... Colleen and Amber sandwich. Mmmmm.
Jan. 11, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST
by Bob Cryptonight
Otherwise, those two are a snooze-fest.
Jan. 11, 2007, 10:32 p.m. CST
herc, come on buddy. we used to get office and scrubs scoops! reality TV is horrible, even though I know many people on here love it, it ain't cool in my book. expect more from the glowing box!
Jan. 12, 2007, 12:18 p.m. CST
He really schruted that one big time!