In the first five weeks of the season, Mirna and Charla quickly became the object of a love/hate cult on the web ... Charla is a dwarf (or to use the preferred term, a little person), while Mirna is a bitch (a condition for which no preferred term yet exists.) The pairing of Mirna and Schmirna (as one fed-up TAR rival dubbed the duo) abounded in two qualities key to reality TV: sanctimonious self-regard and backstabbing treachery. [slate]
I think that their loss highlights a key difference between Jerry Bruckheimer & Mark Burnett: if this show was from the producer of Survivor, I'll bet there would've been a last minute change in the rules (or a switch to non-elimination) to keep the cousins in the game. Still, I think that T.A.R. is slipping a little this year, since no team's byline approaches the previous season's awesome "dating 12 years | virgins" [ar4].