I’ve never been a big Dancing With the Stars fan, and by that, I mean I’ve never watched an entire season of the show. Sure, I’ve caught it here and there, if nothing else was on, or there was a certain celebrity I was curious to see dance. But this year …
From the beginning I only started watching to see how Hannah and Karamo would do, but I have found I’m loving the entire show so much!
I like Kel. I think he’s a good dancer, and I’m rooting for him out of Nickelodeon nostalgia!
My three month old wouldn’t stop cooing during this performance, so I think he’s a Van Der Beeker. I can’t say that I am though. I don’t know why, but James bugs the crap out of me. Dawson’s Creek was before my time, so can’t say I’m a fan there, plus he is in desperate need of a new haircut. While I think he dances well, I’m not rooting for him.
Sure, I enjoy me a Fifth Harmony bop here and there, but I don’t care much for Ally. Similar to James, there is just something about her that bugs me. My favorite part of her dance this week was when the backup dancers came out.
My girl! I root for Hannah every week and thought her Halloween dance was so so cute; very 80s vibe!
I can totally see how Karrie Ann would say Hannah is a bit closed off; that’s the pageant training. However, I trust my darling girl to get it figured out and BRING IT next week!
I really thought Karamo would be better this season, based off his confidence and swag skills on Queer Eye. Sad to see him go.
I remember watching Lauren Alaina on American Idol, and it’s fun to root for her again on a competition show! If Hannah can’t win, I vote for Lauren!
I always fast forward through his dances, although this week my husband watched with me and wanted to see Spicer dance. It’s not only difficult to watch, but I hate hearing/seeing his low scores. I agree that he does try hard, but like, can’t you go home now?
At this point in the show, my sweet baby was too fussy to keep watching, so by the time this is posted, I’ll have watched her dance (& the group dances) on the DVR/next day. I don’t have anything against Kate, and she is a good dancer, but I’m not an Office fan, so I really have no reason to cheer for her. I always love to see a female succeed on this show, but I’d rather root for Hannah or Lauren instead.
Also, never forget ….
In recent years, I have very much become a member of Team Kelly Dodd, despite her past behavior …
… AND what about the “no wonder her daughter doesn’t speak to her” comment. I’ve swept it all under the bridge, forgiven her, and jumped on her bandwagon. I’ve also understood why she’s been so upset at the ladies recently, between Vicki’s coke accusation & Tamra’s train comment. But despite all of it, Kelly was back to her old ways on this week’s episode.
I’m not talking about hitting Shannon on the head; honestly, I don’t think Kelly even hit her that hard & Shannon will take any excuse to dramatically play the victim. I’m talking about everything nasty Kelly said to Gina (talk about kicking someone when they’re down …) & how awful she was to Tamra on the phone. Kelly just got downright dirty this week (oh! And did you catch her on WWHL?! Awkwwwwward!)
I have a bone to pick with Emily too. I’m disappointed because she was another one I was cheering for this season.
I’m sad at how she’s treating Gina, who is a mess. Emily should have 💯 percent been sympathetic about why Gina wouldn’t go to Vegas and defended her when Kelly attacked Gina. I think Emily is simply jealous of Gina’s relationship with the blondes, plus she’s sad. She has to be; wouldn’t you be sad if you were married to Shane this season?
While I’m not of the same mind with Kelly and how she acted this week, I do agree with her that Shannon should not have been drinking if she had a concussion, and I can understand Kelly’s reasons to not trust Shannon (and if you’ve been keeping up with them presently, nothing seems better). I’m also glad Kelly made up & comforted Gina. You could say that Kelly redeemed herself in the end (until next week).
I’m proud of Vicki this episode. She stayed in her room when Kelly was talking about her right outside. She didn’t seem to start any drama either (yet). And one more time Kelly, TAMRA said “train” not Vicki (omg I’m defending Vicki 🤦🏻♀️).
The scene in the yoga studio confirmed to me that Emily is for sure jealous of Gina’s friendship with Tamra & Shannon. However, Emily handled herself well because Tamra & Shannon’s faces alone would have pissed me off.
The Orange County housewives are definitely bringing the drama this season and if you’re not watching due to lack of entertainment in the past, pick it back up asap!
If you’re a follower of the blog or a friend in life, you probably know we had a baby in July (Oh [Baby] Boy! Reality Check!!!) & this was my first award show to watch with him. So, I didn’t get to view it all live (bedtime was about 9pm); baby boy & I will stay off Twitter, wake up early, & finish the show in the morning … obviously commenting on anything maje!
My final thought is a quote shared during the show from Chairman & CEO of the Television Academy, Frank Scherma, who, no one knows or cares about …. BUT! what he said stuck with me deeply because I feel it totally explains my blog, love of television, & why I watch so much content … he said:
and that could not be MORE TRUE! He also went on to talk about instead of saying “hi” as a greeting, we now ask “What are you watching?” Television, movies, pop culture, etc. brings us together, helps us find common ground, and can build bonds. Hence, my love for it💖
Week 6 of maternity leave is in full effect. I love my baby & our time together! Besides his eating and pooping a lot, the two of us spend our days doing what else?? Watching & discussing television. His current favorites include …
I always root for an underdog, so I am wanting either Nicole or Cliff to come away as the winner. I thought it was interesting that CBS aired Nicole reading her Head of Household letter; it’s as if they want her to win America’s Favorite Player, or the network just wants to show that it actually cast at least one genuine, good person?
Speaking of a not so genuine or good person, Michie is HOH currently. As I write this, I already know who won the POV and what that person plans to do with it. All I can say is I really hope this plan goes through; we’ll just have to see tonight!
I can’t believe Caelynn left with Dean, I’m kind of digging Dylan & Hannah’s relationship, and please get Nicole & Clay off my screen. Other than that? Snooze fest.
This is the last week for paradise, right? Doesn’t DWTS start next week? Every year that I watch Paradise, I kind of feel like the final couple episodes are extremely boring, and I’m just not as into it. I’m ready for the reunion; that’s all I care about at this point.
This is my first time sitting down to watch Friends from the beginning, in order. Usually I catch an episode here & there if nothing else is on. I know, I know, I know. How is that even possible? Everyone has seen and loves this show! It’s just one I never really got into before.
I decided to start watching it as a light- hearted, stress reliever during my baby’s newborn phase of late nights, cry fits, & my emotional overthinking of every little thing; come to find out, the show has helped so so much! I would literally prescribe it to anyone ever feeling anxious or sad. I’m so in love & invested after only three seasons that I purchased some of the PJs from the Friends line at Walmart. You can get yours at the link below 👇🏻 !!
Chandler is obviously my favorite, who’s yours?
My husband and I recently watched Dave Chapelle’s Netflix stand up special. I cannot stress enough how not only hilarious, but accurate it is in today’s climate. However, Chapelle is definitely not PC in it. I would take this as a warning if you decide to watch, especially if you are one that is easily offended🙄.
I also started to watch the Travis Scott documentary, but I couldn’t finish it. Maybe I just don’t get him or his music? Honestly I just wanted to watch for the Kylie of it all. Instead, it seemed like mostly concert footage, and I wasn’t in the mood. It didn’t seem to tell much about his life or background or anything; maybe I gave up too soon?
With a newborn, the hubs and I didn’t think we’d be able to keep up with a three night a week TV commitment (& I obviously wasn’t giving up Potomac or Orange County housewives … or Bach in Paradise!) … but BB21 is just too good to not watch!
Seriously, this season is classic Big Brother with alliances forming & then breaking, explosive fights, and backstabbing. As far as favorites, I’m really rooting for Cliff, Nicole, or Jessica (I like me an underdog). I also really like Tommy, but the fact that he’s attached to Christie makes me not all in on him.
But let’s discuss this week in the house ….
So. Christie pledged loyalty to both Holly & Jackson and also Cliff & Nicole (because they saved her last week). Plus, we know she won’t go against Tommy. That leaves Nick and Jessica for Christie to target, which in my opinion won’t really get her much further. But, SO MUCH can change in two weeks in the Big Brother house, so maybe Christie isn’t making that big of a mistake.
Yet, when Holly asked her to go up as a pawn, Christie thought it was “too soon.” SHOCKER! Ugh, they should have got rid of her when they had the chance.
Which, they may still have, since Nick as America’s Prankster, nominated her, which Nicole sniffed out when he opened his big mouth. I wonder if the house will find out his secret ….
So. Christie thinks the fact that America’s Prankster nominated her, means she paid her debt to Holly & Jackson (meaning go up for them). OF COURSE SHE WOULD THINK THAT 🙄 Not surprised.
What did surprise me was Nick telling the pompous douchebag he’s the Prankster, and not only Jackson, but Tommy too! Does Nick really think Tommy is going to vote against Christie to save him?! I’m sure something crazy will happen; it always seems to 24 hours before Thursday’s live show.
Due to the NFL, BB wasn’t live and actually didn’t come on until, like, 1:30am, so I haven’t watched yet. I predict Nick goes home, although I’d prefer to see Christie go.
As I’ve pondered numerous times, I think I’m too old for anything MTV, especially the VMAs. For that reason, I didn’t plan to recap or blog the show, however, after watching and scrolling and hearing so much about the big moments, I obviously felt I, too, had to comment.
The opener was T Swizzle & obviously one of the main reasons we were all there. During “You Need to Calm Down,” I was all …
… but then during “Lover,” I was all …
I lived for her blinged purple jacket and her guitar playing!!
Another performance I was SO PUMPED for was the JoBros! I was a little upset that it wasn’t live, but their performance (and Joe’s Canadian Tuxedo) made me …
I just love them so much!
But. The most EPIC performance of the night was Queen Lizzo!
Between her outfit, dancers, the giant inflated booty, and her singing “Good as Hell,” her performance had me like …
I may be a little late to the Lizzo hype, but I’m all in on her now! Her self acceptance and message of positivity is what the world needs more of and I’m here for her success!
Miley, Normani, Lil Nas, and many people I didn’t know also performed, along with Shawn Mendes …
… then Shawn Mendes round two with Camila Cabello …
I still don’t believe they’re actually dating. Nor, do I want to believe it. Because, while I unhealthily stan Shawn Mendes, I despise Camila Cabello (RIP Fifth Harmony), and want better for him.
In closing, the show was fun to watch, albeit a little too long for this 30 something mama, but again, always fun.
We’re three episodes into the 14th season of Orange County, and I have some thoughts! An orange was taken away from an OG, while a mother of seven has come to entertain …
Fun Shannon is here and she wants everyone to know it!! It’s a teeeeny bit annoying though, like stop trying to make fetch happen. However, I prefer this Shannon over “You will all see the truth!” sad, crying Shannon.
Per the first few episodes, I’m very proud of Shannon for accepting Braunwyn, instead of rejecting her like she’s done with new girls in the past (“I start charities, Meghan!”). I hope her positive attitude lasts the rest of the season. And, while I’m loving, living, HERE FOR a Kelly/Shannon bffriendship, that does not look like it lasts …. hmmm …. !!!
(I blame Tamra🚂)
Ughhhh, why did Bravo bring her back? What does she add to the show besides a DUI? All I’m really getting from Gina in are Amanda Bynes vibes, with the horrible platinum hair and bad decisions.
However, Gina let us know how we got here on this week’s episode: her husband had an affair and seems to still be seeing the women he cheated with. Clearly Gina didn’t want to reveal any of this on the show, but now it all makes so much sense! This explains why she was so vague about their divorce last season, plus explains why she seems to be struggling so much this year. Ugh, I actually feel really bad for her.
I’m here for Kelly this season, much as I am every season. She has a new man (currently over), a blossoming friendship with Shannon (also over), and one of the better taglines (at least she gets one win!). Seeing as so much has changed in her relationships since filming, I’m curious to see how the season plays out for her.
I also want to say I think she’s a great mom (the ski trip looked so fun!), and I feel terrible for the DMs her daughter received due to the drama between Kelly and Vicki. #boo
New house, same Tamra. We’ve learned Eddie is healthy, and Ryan is a Trump stan, but besides that, what’s really new with Tamra except for her two new staircases and county club membership?
This week (again) not much happened with Tamra, except at the blonde bombshell dinner towards the end of the episode. Tamra yelled out ” train” in regards to a rumor about Kelly. Go on Twitter if you don’t know what this means; I refuse to say. For Tamra (in real time) to not understand “what she did” to Kelly, like, Tamra can’t be that dumb; the proof was at that dinner and what she said regarding Kelly. Honestly I’m very disappointed in Tamra.
Is Emily the next housewife to follow in the footsteps of so many before her and get divorced? She should because Shane is freaking awful! He had some bad moments last season, but I can’t bear to watch anything regarding him this season! Emily literally threw a dinner for his family and he couldn’t bother to show! Not only that, on the phone he was a complete 🍆 to her!! Perhaps Shane’s getting a bad edit?
I think not though because this week Emily shared the Vegas performance she planned for him, and how he shut that down. I kind of agreed with Gina that Shane wouldn’t be into it, however, at the end of the day, I’m over his studying/horrible attitude/bad edit. I’m needing a new story line for Em.
How has Braunwyn not become an OC housewife sooner?! She may be the first newbie I not only approve of, but am obsessed with! She has the best tagline (“I manage to wrangle a family of nine and still look like a ten”), she fits in well with the women, she stood up to Vicki (but was also willing to apologize!), she is (appears to be) a great mom, and she’s open & honest! I was so surprised by the story she shared with Shannon about all her daughter’s struggles. I’m really here for Braunwyn friendship with Shannon, and learning more about her this season!
I can NOT believe the pig video Kelly sent to Vicki! While you should never ever speak on someone’s looks, Vicki took the first shot by throwing out into the universe that Kelly does cocaine. However, the bigger story this season is that Vicki got “demoted” to “friend of”; I’m not quite sure how I feel about this. To me, OC isn’t the OC without the OG, but recently all the OGs have been so annoying & self-centered (Vicki, Nene, Teresa, LVP, Luann), so it’s probably a good lesson to learn: no housewife is safe.
For Vicki, this week’s episode opened with the continued fight between her and Kelly at Tamra’s, basically a replay of the last 10 minutes of last week’s show.
Vicki is tooooo much; she was her classic Vicki self in the way she attempted to “lecture” Braunwynn how to act & think in the group, and at the ladies’ dinner, Vicki continued her messy messy ways, by spreading more lies about Kelly. Vicki said juuuuust enough to cause problems (“What I know is so much worse than doing coke”), then drunk Tamra finished it for her (🚂).
If all these rumors are going to do anything, it will be to provide us with some intense drama in the weeks to come!
and I really enjoyed it! Southern Charm, though, is a show where every season is suburb in my opinion, never boring; for that reason, I was ready to crown season 6 the best yet!
But then in reflection, what actually happened? There was only so much of Cam’s motherhood journey and Craig’s pillow business I could watch. Oh, and if I had to see the video of Austen in his underwear yelling “Madison!” one more time, I’d have gone insane! I believe, too, that the show brought Eliza on just so Ashley could be back, which was pointless, in my opinion.
BUT! BUT! I still enjoyed tuning in every single week. I never felt like watching Southern Charm was a chore (much how I feel about RHONY). Plus, Madison did provide us a new iconic Bravo moment with the chlamydia accusation no one saw coming! While I heard the reunion wasn’t quite on say, Vanderpump level drama (rumor is they all partied together that weekend after filming the reunion), the finale brought with it a Patrica Party, which always brings both the glam and drama!
1. Kathryn & Patricia’s friendship
I loved the opening scene with Kathryn and Patricia shopping for shoes and discussing Charleston gossip, mostly Ashley. It was a fabulous conversation and a fabulous scene for me as a fan; I’ve followed the blossoming of their friendship on social media since last season’s #HiAshley movement.
I’d also like to put on the record that Kathryn should just marry Whitney: they have a history since season one, they hooked up this season, I want more Kathryn & Patricia (and by more, I want them to be in-laws), and last, Whitney and Kathryn properly squashed any bad blood at the Stag party … meaning there is hope for them in the future after all!
2. Shep’s & Craig’s dates …
aka … the girls from Austen’s video. Shady shady Shep, wtf! And to bring sweet baby Craig into your schemes? You should be ashamed! It’s sooo obvious that Shep has it out for Madison because she turned him down, right? What else could it be? It was the same reason Shep didn’t like Austen dating CHELT-sea.
Cameran even called Shep out on all of this, sooo you know it’s true.
3. Cam & Kat’s boo thangs
It’s not a huge deal, but I was pleasantly surprised to see Cameran’s husband, Jason, show up to the party and agree to be filmed (even if Cam was paying more attention to Metul).
I saw that Kathryn was dating Hunter Price on Instagram and I was here 👏🏻 for 👏🏻 it 👏🏻 !! A) He’s not a politician, B) he’s her age, C) he’s a musician, D) they’re all around so cute together! I was happy to see him on the show because I didn’t think she’d reveal any details about him until maybe the reunion, but I ship them hard and want him to appear all over season 7!
4. Did they or didn’t they??
I loved that Cam, Chelsea, Kathryn, and Naomie took the girls from Austen’s infamous video to ask what really happened, aka did s-e-x occur or not? Obviously the girls said no, although I have a really difficult time believing that. Plus listening to those two blabber on while smashed was just as difficult.
For “one time and one time only” Madison apologized to Shep for the Dani/STD comment. Shep didn’t seem to care, said he was not sorry for anything he’d done (why?!), and was all around either on something, or just being a completely terrible human.
He needs to atone.
5. Ashley’s “ambush”
While Ashley’s presence at the party was stupid and short lived, it brought great moments: Pat’s wink to security, everyone scurrering to the balcony to watch, Ashley calling Thomas, his suggesting she call 911, to finally, the update that Ashley left Charleston and is bffs with Landon (go figure)!