Jersey & Dallas Recaps

Hello and welcome!! If you’re curious about my housewives recaps, I’m trying something new (read more here!) Otherwise, let’s begin!

RHONJ: “Cut From A Different Cloth”

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“Horses, beaches, fights.
Jackie versus Dolores.
This one was boring.”

Honestly, I would have preferred to watch the husbands playing poker; that was more entertaining. They were so funny! The Jersey husbands have always been my favorites. However, the show centers on the women, so I guess we must discuss them. I really thought Teresa was going to go off more when she pulled down that sign about 21 year olds; in my notes, I even put “Here comes the Teresa bomb.” Instead the episode focused mostly on Jackie and Dolores. I feel like Jackie needs to let stuff go, but at the same time, she was right when she said the women have a history of really escalating arguments (cue a montage). Other then that, and the mention of clogged toilets & respect, not much went on besides Jennifer falling into an ocean full of s***.

RHOD: “One Fight in Bangkok”

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“LeeAnne, you’re my GIRL,
But sadly, you’re so wrong here.
You think she agrees?”

First, it the was turning of the elephant visit into a drama fest, with her explaining that each elephant is “broken” and that she can relate. I understand LeeAnne had a horrible childhood, but I found myself thinking the same thing as Brandi: LeeAnne tends to make so much of everything about herself. Then, there was LeeAnne’s not wanting to buy a friendship bracelet, when it was simply supposed to be for fun to remember their trip. The “Mexican” comment from last week never came up (because Stephanie Hollman is a saint), but LeeAnne made another offensive comment about Kary (in the taxi ride towards the end of the episode), plus the entire LeeAnne/Kary back & forth was annoying … it was totally because LeeAnne was jealous that Kam was paying attention to Kary. Speaking of Kameron, her whiteboard & Expo marker demonstrations deserve an Emmy!

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Next week looks pretty intense for the Dallas ladies, and unfortunately, LeeAnne still seems to be in the wrong. We’ll see!

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Come back & visit the blog soon!!

Housewives Haiku

Welcome to the first addition of “Housewives Haiku!” If you don’t know what a haiku is, look it up. My goal is to recap the housewives each week in a simple form, with just a few added notes in-between. If you’ve been a fan of MHH, then you know I recently had a baby, (if not you can read about it here and here!!) and I don’t have time for my typical, long-winded recaps (I’m sure they’ll be back from time to time). So hopefully this format allows me to better keep up a bit … because even with my sweet sweet boy, mama needs a break at times, and my girls on Bravo help with that!

First up: RHOA “The Regift That Keeps on Giving”

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Kenya is messy,
yet, I’m so here for the shade!
Cynthia? Girl, bye!

I’m sick of the Cynthia and Nene feud, who cares, it’s happened before. I also feel like, why is Cynthia starting this random friendship with Eva, plus starting in with Kenya (who is supposed to be her close friend), and then also bringing around “I’m that b**** Yovanna” whoever she is …? Everything seems like Cynthia is trying to keep herself relevant for the show … which I guess was what Nene basically said about her, to continue said feud; that Cynthia is looking desperate? That’s not really cool of Nene to say, though because she’s freaking annoying too! Remember her behavior and attitude at last season’s reunion (Rose & Thorn: RHOA Reunion) ?? Eck. If anything, I’m just wanting more Porsha and Kenya friendship, Kandi is interesting to me, so she can have more screen time too; Marlo taking in her nieces and nephews (she was incredible this episode btw), make that a story line, please! But, time to cancel Nene and Miss “Chill”.

Then, RHOC “Wild Wild Key West”

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Never thought I’d say,
OC is so good right now.
Holy! Reunion!

By that, I mean the reunion is going to be cray. Speaking of cray, could you imagine being at that bar at one in the morning, hearing grown women yelling at each other, calling one another sluts?! Could you even more imagine being those guys, driving the little tiki boats, hearing the housewives say the things they said? Screaming, gesturing the way they did; Kelly again calling Vicki a pig? I mean, my dream in life is to witness a housewife fight in person, but if you didn’t know these people?! I can’t imagine what someone would think. As for the fights, I’m not sure whose side I’m on. Kelly gives a low blow, then apologizes, then gives another low blow. But at the same time, the tres amigas aren’t innocent either. I think I’m Team Emily this episode; she had some great one-liners, especially comparing the women to drag queens *cough* Vicki. And speaking of Vicki, a special haiku for her …

Little family van.
Never been with multiples.
I was the one conned.

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Check back for another addition of “Housewives Haiku” in which we’ll recap Jersey & Dallas!

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“I Wish I Had a River …” (pocket-sized post)

I have been meaning and meaning to post a recap about the brilliant Netflix show, The Politician. However, every time I sit down to start, I’m not sure where to begin. Mostly because I don’t know how to write a recap without giving too much away.

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So what I will say is this: just watch it. If not for Ben Platt, then watch for Gwyneth; she’s brilliant in it. The show is an extremely easy binge because some episodes run a full 45 min to hour, but some are only 20 or so minutes long. If you were a Glee or Scream Queen fan, you’ll more than enjoy it,  Plus, the final episode sets the show up to have an amazing second season.

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What are you doing here still reading this?? Go binge the show now!!!

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Then find me on Twitter or IG to discuss!! See you there!! 

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American Music Awards: the Shortest Recap Ever

So, I live for an award show (click top right corner of this page and find the category “Award Shows”). At least I used to until a tiny human took away all my TV & Twitter time (not that I’m complaining). I watched as much of last night’s AMAs as my baby boy would allow and I have some thoughts ….

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I am not here to promote hate or start rumors; I LOVE Selena, but something was off, right? First, her voice & pitch on “Lose You to Love Me” was painful, then when the beat sped up, the only thing I thought of was …

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What did you think? Was she really out of it or was it just me? I certainly hope she’s okay…

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Anyway, moving on.

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Meh, not here for Ciara, but I did love that braid. 

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Lizzo is the Adele for the Gen Z era. She can belt (Adele), but is also extra and over the top (like Gen Zers). 

Ummm, what else happened? Billy Eilish won something and was super awkward accepting it, as did/was Post Malone. I seem to be saying this more & more each year I watch music award shows, but am I too old? I either don’t know the person or I don’t get them.

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However, I do know the JoBros and was excited to watch them perform, but was disappointed that it was at one of their concerts. Kind of a let down. Then there was Camilla Cabello, who sang with my favorite youngster, Shawn Mendes. I just don’t like her, or them together, which I’ve said before. Fans on Twitter said he snubbed her for a kiss when they won an award for “Senorita” … anyone else think so? I’m still not sold that their relationship is real.

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More happened: Green Day, Toni Braxton, awards, blah.  That’s my recap.

Now on to my Taylor Swift TedTalk ….

Her performance?

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Everything. Everything. Everything.

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Artist of the Decade. Since her performance last night I’ve been thinking quite a bit about that title and how long a decade is; how long Tay Tay has been around and at the top of her game. A decade ago I was in college. I remember sitting in my sorority sister’s car, blaring “You Belong With Me” & screaming it at the top of our lungs. Ten years doesn’t seem that long, but when you think of where you were a decade ago, how much you’ve changed yourself, think: Taylor hasn’t only been around that entire time, she’s been a superstar ever since then as well. When I say “she’s everything” it’s because she is.

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Currently, I’m reading Demi Moore’s biography and listening to a Marilyn Monroe podcast (I may be a new mom, but I still need my celebrity fix). Both women faced addiction and unwanted male attention as their stars rose. I mentioned earlier that Selena’s performance gave me 2007 Britney vibes. All of this led me to think about the many artists who faced scandal after scandal in their celebrity journey, but what scandal has Taylor Swift had? The fact that she’s boy crazy and wrote poems about it? Name one friend you know who didn’t (or perhaps it was you). Taylor has never had a violent moment, substance problem, or sexcapade. Rather she stands up for what she believes in and gives back where it counts. Was the worst she ever did play the victim in a misunderstanding regarding the Kardashians? Yeah, because they’re the picture perfect example of a scandal free celeb.

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Taylor is 100% the role model, artist, musician, songwriter, storyteller, wonderful human of the decade, and once I watched her performance, I shut off the AMAs …

Until next year or at least another baby free moment…

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Mirror Mirror Mirrorball, Who is the Best Dancer of Them All?

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!

Kel

I like Kel. I think he’s a good dancer, and I’m rooting for him out of Nickelodeon nostalgia!

James

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.

Ally

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.

Hannah

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!

Karamo

I really thought Karamo would be better this season, based off his confidence and swag skills on Queer Eye. Sad to see him go.

Lauren

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!

Sean

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?

Kate

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.

So. Who you got??

Also, never forget ….

How Friends Saved Me

“I’ll be there for you…”

This weekend, Netflix sadly gave me a notification during my Friends binge, letting me know I’ll no longer be able to be view the show anymore starting January 1st.

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I still have a few weeks left, yet I’m already having anxiety about its leaving, and not just because it has become one of my favorite shows. I started watching Friends on maternity leave with my first child. The struggle was real, ya’ll. While I love, adore, cherish, and am obsessed with my son, those first couple months were hard. Like, really hard. Like, more people should talk about how hard it truly is.  Yes, my TV days were out the window (Reality Check!!), but baby boy still slept quite a bit during the day, and I found myself needing something to watch, perhaps something I didn’t have to fully focus on as I do with Housewives (I focus hard on housewives; it is not just mindless television), I decided to start Friends. By start, yes, I’d never fully watched the show. I’m a millennial; the show was before my time (think more Gen X).

What. Was. I. Thinking?? WHY did I never start watching this sooner? Why did I always get upset when reruns aired, thinking to myself, “Ugh, nothing’s on.”

This was and is brilliant television!

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I’m not even sure I can put into words how the show eased my anxiety of first time motherhood fears, but thank heavens for it. I found smiles and laughter during a time when I was absolutely scared to death (seriously, I asked myself over & over how the hospital could let us leave with this small human; how could we now be the ones in charge?).

From Ross’s sad “Hi” …

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to Chandler’s sarcastic comments …

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to everything Phoebe did or said …

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… I giggled, and giggled, and giggled some more! Often loudly! Never had a show made me laugh out loud more than Friends. Besides laughing, I now understand so many pop culture references I had heard, but never understood, like “SEVEN!” or “Smelly cat” or the Holiday Armadillo!

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I guess my point is, besides the fact that I’m beyond angered I never started the show sooner, I’m so thankful for it. Thank you Phoebe, Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Joey, and Monica, for coming into my life and calming my fears through laughter during a trying time. The show will forever be significant to me because it reminds me of the special time I got to spend with my boy, and the early weeks of his life, when I didn’t think I could make it. Now I know I can handle anything thrown at me … with a little help from some Friends (see what I did there!)

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A picture of my sweet boy watching his favorite show!

The OC is Out of Control

“I was rooting for you; we were all rooting for you!”

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!)

The Emily of it all….

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?

In closing …

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!

Next week looks just as epic!🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊

32 Thoughts From the 2019 Emmys

Two of my favorites: award shows & television!

  • Critic’s predictions (if you care…)
  • Red Carpet tiiiiime!
  • Okay, so I missed a majority of the Red Carpet due to a fussy baby, but here are my takeaways…
    • Fox’s interviews were so awkward (sorry Jenny & Kelly …)
    • Everyone looked incredibly uncomfortable due to the heat, especially the makeup jobs. Plus the entire carpet seemed super congested and packed.
    • However, my favorite looks included Sophie Turner, Emilia Clarke, RuPaul, and Annie Murphy!

Showtime!

  • Why didn’t we just start with Walter White? This is really great! I didn’t get the Homer Simpson or Anthony Anderson bit.
  • A Mrs. Maisel win! I bet we will be seeing many of those tonight 🎭
  • Told you (Best Supporting Actor & Actress)!
  • Fox pushing their shows haaaaard!! (No one wants a second season of The Masked Singer …)
  • WTF is on Nick Cannon’s head?
  • Omg this show is going to go on for.ev.er if they continue to do stupid bits before each award. I’m really not liking this on Fox.
  • Love Phoebe Wallet-Bridge’s dress!

  • What is Fleabag?
  • I was convinced I watched a majority of the shows nominated …. in this first hour, I am being proven wrong.
  • Yeeeeeah! I don’t watch Barry, but I loved Bill Hader on SNL!
  • Did you hear the screams for Catherine O’Hara?? Robbed!!

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  • Kim tripped huh? And were people booing her & Kendall?? (Edit: apparently it was laughter)
  • GOT babiesssss …. and a retelling of Season 8 …. and the cast on stage!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Here come the categories I don’t know & don’t care about …
  • ZANDAYA!🔥🔥🔥
  • I thought Chernobyl was a documentary ….

Bedtime!

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!

Monday morning …

and all my favorite categories: Drama!

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  • Beyond happy for Peter Dinklage; him as Tyrion Lannister this season was the best performance of the show!
  • Ughhh, still so many annoying bits too!
  • YASSSSS Julia Garner! Obviously I was rooting for a GOT win, but if you watch Ozark, (which you should be!), you’d know how amazing and convincing she is as Ruth.
  • Billy Porter, from Pose, won Best Actor Drama. I’m glad for him and his amazing hat on this historic win, however, Pose was the only show nominated in this category I don’t watch, thus I was basically rooting for anyone, but Billy Porter. Still though, congrats!
  • Jason Bateman won for directing an episode of Ozark; I guess if he can’t win Best Actor, this works for me!
  • Jodie Comer wins for Best Actress and once again Mandy Moore is robbed of an Emmy for playing one woman at every phase of life (but childhood, I guess, if you want to get specific🙄).
  • Did Schitts Creek really not win anything, after finally getting respect & being nominated?

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  •  Game of Thrones wins for Best Drama! Duh.

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:

“When someone says ‘You’ve got to see this,’ what they’re saying is ‘I want to share this experience with you'”

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💖

Potomac Reunion (Part 1 & Pocket-Sized)

If you watched, then you know …

What shocked me

  • Karen & Ashley sitting next to each other
  • Gizelle & her ex !!!!!! (Anyone see them front row at the Chapelle Netflix special?Orrrr hear this ……. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻)

  • I’m surprised it wasn’t discussed further that Karen’s scent smells “elderly” per Ashley & Gizelle ….
  • “So you’re renting”
  • Andy calling out Candiace’s mother & asking her to hit him with her purse🤣
  • Omggggggg Ashley & Candiace … SHUT up!
  • I had no idea Ashley was going through depression after giving birth, yet …

Questions I have

  • Has Gizelle always been this shady or is it just for the show? Who from her past can answer this for me?
  • What was that weird look between Candiace and her mom when Andy asked if they still go to therapy?

Anything else?

  • Per outfit choices, loved Monique’s earrings, & Candiace’s shoes, yet wasn’t surprised Robyn had crazy ugly nails #nototheneon

Things are just beginning to heat up in Potomac! See you next week!