The Real Recap

Sunday’s Potomac Reunion

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There is a clear divide between the Potomac women; the seating chart obviously said so. The word of the reunion seemed to be “messy” and those three to Andy’s left were so so messy this season, especially Ashley. I don’t think I realized how much so until I watched some of it back and then through the discussion of it all. However, I definitely feel they are in tune with what is necessary, meaning they know how to stir the pot, throw shade, and make a show entertaining (Ashley, Robin, Gizelle) !! Speaking of shade, is Andy getting tired of hosting reunions? I say this because it seemed like his patience was extremely short and he couldn’t help telling the ladies when they were

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Monday’s OC Poker Game

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I feel like I should have committed an entire post to this week’s RHOC because I have many thoughts. First, I am so here for the single Kelly and single Shannon friendship. I’m really glad Shannon was honest with Tamra about how she felt she bonded with Kelly. While I get why Tamra would be jealous, I think Kelly and Shannon understand what each other is going through and can really help one another through their divorces. Second, Emily is such a snooze fest, like why is she even a housewife? Third, at the beginning of the episode, was Gina at a flea market? Is she poor? Why is she even a housewife? Especially since all the other women have had “so many procedures!” Jaw DROPPED when she said that. Finally, everything I just wrote is really hard to watch and even harder to discuss when Eddie is going through some serious shit. I don’t keep up with Tamra on social media, so can someone research for me and see if Eddie’s on the road to a final recovery?

Dallas Taglines

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I know that season 3 of the Dallas ladies premiered this week, and it’s saved on my DRV, and I promise to blog my thoughts once the season gets going (in fact, I’m kind of liking this “Real Recap” format). For now though, I’m too invested in RHONY on Wednesdays, and really can take only so many seasons at once. I will say though, I’m pleased there are no new ladies in Dallas, and with that let’s dive into my favorite taglines. Kameron’s is my favorite with “I’ve got heels that are higher than your standards.” Honestly girl, I feel the same way about some people. I always like a good Texas reference, such as Brandi’s “This isn’t my first rodeo, so I’m not taking your bull, ” and LeeAnne’s “You don’t mess with Texas, and you don’t mess with me.” I wish those two would be friends this season; here’s to hoping! D’Andra’s is fine because I get it has to do with her mom and their business (“Running a family business is a job for one tough mother.”), Stephanie’s is fine too, playing up the fact that while she may spend money, she’s not here for drama (“Investing in drama is not in my budget.”), but Cary’s is the worst and it’s probably because she herself, is the worst (“When life gets messy, just build a bigger closet.”). I love the Dallas ladies and am stoked to watch this season!

The Housewife Queens: Wednesday’s RHONY Finale

Following the most intense season of New York housewives ever will soon come the most intense reunion (or so I hear). What I didn’t hear was that a trailer of the reunion was officially released!! (See below).

As far as this week’s episode, I LOVED how it was centered around Luann’s cabaret: the women getting ready for the night, the show, and then the after party. She did great too! Obviously, it was way wrong for Tinsley to spill the beans to Dorinda regarding “invite-gate” (I still don’t understand why Scott was invited, but John was not) because obviously Dorinda would not let it go and thus would ruin Luann’s night … which she did! I remember seeing the video of Sonja’s dress coming off from that night (classic!) and I was very happy to see Ramona show Lu so much support. In closing though, all of Lu’s success on the finale made me sad knowing she missed the reunion and had to go back to rehab. All I do is wish her well!

Winners of the Week

Potomic Reunion: Andy
OC: Shannon & Kelly
Dallas: Kameron & LeeAnne
RHONY: Lu & Sonja

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The Hacker is Here: BB20 Post (Veto Ceremony)

Welcome back Mr. Peck-tacular & goodbye Bayleigh??

Wednesday’s Veto

Going into tonight’s episode, I couldn’t be happier that Tyler was on the block; don’t get me wrong, I love Tyler and I think he’s playing the best. I was just happy Haleigh finally figured out his snakey ways. However, I also knew he’d probably get himself off the block because he is a beast in competitions.

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I have never ever seen someone in this type of competition who finishes second to last actually claim the Veto. I still haven’t decided if it was a good or bad move by Tyler. The plan to put up Bayleigh doesn’t really surprise or upset me; she went on an insane power trip last week. Yet, I am not an Angela fan at all! She did her girl Rachel dirty and I’m just not here for bitchy females. What I would love to see happen is all the girls banding together to get the boys out. I can’t wait to watch tomorrow to see Bayleigh absolutely flip her shizzzz!! (Spoiler … there is an intense house meeting) !!!!!

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DVR Clean Out: Bravo & Bach Recaps

School starts tomorrow so on my last day of freedom, I’m posting up in front of the television to wipe the DVR clean!

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First Up: Bachelor in Paradise

Anyone else feel so insecure watching all the hot bodies on Paradise? I sat shoving tacos in my face as I watched them all slow motion run and make out on the beach. Ah, well anyway.

I am SO HERE for the guys on Paradise; I like them all, even Jordan (I’m a secret Jordan fan). Buuut, can’t say I was really excited to see any of the girls. I hate the Tia/Colton story line; Bach producers completely set them up by giving them both date cards, which is so unfair to everyone else.

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As far as next week, I’d just like to see more couples form. Here’s to watching it go down!

Next Up: Potomac Housewives

While the Potomac women are not my favorite cast, this season hasn’t been completely boring. First off, their relationships. I wouldn’t want someone to come in and judge my marriage because you don’t know me, buuuut, these women put it all out for me to judge right? Even though Monique gets on my last damn nerve, I think she has the strongest relationship and I really like how Chris and her communicate. As a Housewife consesur, I have a strong feeling it’s not going to work out for Candiace and Chris; between her issues on being called a “princess”, his kids, and her mother, I see it ended by next season’s reunion (if she’s even asked back … snoore!) Finally, Michael and Ashley.  Ugh I love her, but they are very difficult to watch. I was shocked on the episode before the finale where Ashley admits she thinks Michael just wants her basically as arm candy. (Umm haven’t we all been thinking it this whole time?!)

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In regardless to where the women stand with one another before Sunday’s reunion, I do think Ashley is messy by getting into Karen’s business, thus the reunion will probs be messy. However, Ashley and her green eyed pizza deliverers are still my favs on the show (and that fact that Karen didn’t get a pizza …?? Hmmm!).

Finally: Southern Charm Savannah

I know I know I know I said I wouldn’t be watching this season. But then Daniel started following MHH on Insta, and my girlfriends were talking about the Catherine/Lyle drama, so I caved. I’m not entirely caught up (I haven’t watched last week’s), however, I do have a few thoughts.

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I love Haygood; I think she’s a great addition to the show, and I’m so interested in her story: her sake, her art, her background. I also like Lyle. Anyone else think he looks like an old man? Even though he does, I’m still here to watch him. Would love for him to cut that ball and chain, also know as Catherine. She’s the worst (just admit you cheated on Lyle; anyone remember the guy at the beach last season?).

As I go farther down this Savannah rabbit hole (I had like four episodes recorded), I realize a bit why I didn’t want to watch the show in the first place. Borrrrrring. Here’s to seeing if I stick with it, would you?

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In closing, with school starting tomorrow I may not be here as much as I know the thousands of fans would like. I will try to post at least once a week or in the moments I’m feeling inspired. As I always say, follow me on all social to hear my day to day thoughts!

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When Harry Met a Rebel Without a Princess Bride – Movie(s) of the Week

On Saturday I celebrated my birthday, along with Meghan Markle, President Obama, and the Sprouse twins. Same day, not same party (much to my despair). It was my 30th though, so the night went a bit like …

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however the day after was more like …

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Thankfully, no one broke any bones; maybe just their dignity. To recover on the day after my dirty thirty celebration, I watched three movies known for their romantic healing. What made it even more fun was it was my first time seeing all three!

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of you life to start as soon as possible …”

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The only thing I knew about When Harry Met Sally was the famous diner, big O scene. It is SO much more than that scene, and while I went into it thinking the film would be totes overrated, it’s not and is now one of my new favorites.

I love how the movie jumps ahead 5 years every so often, I love how gorgina Meg Ryan is throughout, I love how honest Billy Crystal is, and I love their friendship. I especially like when they are talking on the phone late at night, but it’s a voice over for different scenes of the two of them, like Meg Ryan attempting to order at a restaurant. As their stories and friendship unfold, I like that it’s them in their 30s (& not because I just turned 30); it’s more of a real story this way; it’s not them trying to “find themselves.”  Billy Crystal’s character has already gone through a marriage and divorce. Even though it’s so 80’s, it’s so real and relevant!

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“You’re tearing me apart!”

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The only thing I knew about Rebel Without a Cause was it starred Natalie Wood. If you’re not familiar with my Natalie Wood obsession, click here! If you’re not aware of Natalie Wood’s story, there is a great podcast you can download to learn (“Fatal Voyage”). Now, to unpack everything with this movie, because honestly there is so much.

This is basically the 1955 version of Footloose, minus the dancing. The premise being troubled kid comes to town, gets mixed up in the wrong crowd, plays “chicken” with stolen cars instead of tractors, thus falling in love with the “big shot’s” girl. However, I had no idea the big shot dies! #spoiler!!

I know I said Harry and Sally’s story is relevant, but so is Jim and Judy’s. From parents just not understanding, to mental health (shooting puppies, imagining two random teenagers are your parents, pulling a gun on a cop), the writers and directors at the time were definitely in tune with what was necessary and what kids go through. However, what they were not in tune with is Natalie Wood’s character falling in love with James Dean’s character THE SAME NIGHT HER BOYFRIEND DIES! Or maybe it was the next day, I’m not sure. Regardless, unnecessary. I would have preferred them falling in love in a different way. Last, (& I may get flack for this) I can’t decide if James Dean is as handsome as historians would like us to believe. In some scenes I thought he was so dashing, yet in others I simply thought, “Meh.” I definitely prefer Natalie Wood with Tony.

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Def dashing here though!


“Inconceivable!”

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I lied in the beginning, I have seen The Princess Bride before, so going into it I already knew a few things. But I had also forgotten a few things. I forgot how incredibly handsome Cary Elwes is as Westley,  I forgot how funny the movie is, (“mawwaige”) and I forgot that Billy Crystal was in it. Rob Reiner directed the movie too (also known for directing When Harry Met Sally). 

I didn’t think so the first time around, but the film is very romantic and sweet. Plus it’s just a classic telling and showing of what an adventure/princess/hero/love story should be. What is also the best? The beginning with Fred Savage and his grandfather, and their interjections throughout the story; endearing! “As you wish” is forever the true “I love you”

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There you have it. These movies, plus maybe some carbonated water, greasy food, and aspirin will help you get over any birthday celebration!

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Until next time …

… which will probably be very soon as tonight is the Bach Finale !!