The Real Recap: RHOC & RHOD

Hi friends!! I haven’t written a post in a while due to middle school teaching and cheer being so busy, but what I’m never too busy for is watching the housewives. Now that we’re really getting into the seasons, I want to share my thoughts on the OC and Dallas women.

Orange County Housewives

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RHOC has been kind of a mess lately. Last season with Lydia was such a bust, and this season it looked like we might be headed in the same direction. Kelly Dodd is saving the show. First, let’s discuss what’s hurting and what always seems to hurt on housewives: new cast members. I had to fast forward the scene with Vicki and Gina because it’s so hard to watch Gina struggle raising three very small children all on her own. Plus, she’s so much younger than the other women and is just removed from their deep, inner circle that she makes for boring tv. Don’t ask her back next season.

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Who should be asked back? Heather, Alexis, or Gretchen! Bring back some OGs who have history with the Core 4, and who will ruffle feathers (especially Shannon’s … we’ll get to her shortly). As far as Emily goes, she shined on this week’s episode, freaking out in regards to Kelly’s comments about Shane (Emily’s husband). I can’t wait to see the aftermath next week! Kelly Dodd may be single and ready to mingle, as well as Shannon’s new ride or die, but she’s still the same Kelly, who makes obnoxious comments (“You’re a dork! You’re a little b***h!”) that I am so here for and is much needed to hold my attention of the show.

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I could not have been more shocked to see Shannon feel guilty over how she makes everything about herself (which she does) in regards to her friendship with Tamra (who was wasted most of the episode). I want to root for Shannon because she’s gone through so much the last two years, but it’s to the point where she is becoming as unbearable to watch as Vicki. Again though, I was proud of her for taking a realty check with Tamra, as well as being a great friend to Kelly. I’m so so so here for their friendship!

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Cheers to those two and cheers to Emily for helping me be excited to watch this week!

Dallas Housewives

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Sooo … yay Brandi has a new baby, yay D’Andra is starting her own business (maybe), yay Kameron is still talking about Sparkle dog food …. oh wait. DALLAS IS BACK! I haven’t yet blogged about these women, (unless you count the time I went over their new taglines … click here!), so I’m excited to dive in and discuss the third season! As far as the actual ladies go, I’m always (and always will be) team LeeAnne, although the rodeo bar scenes were a bit much (that floor dancing!). I’m really loving Stephanie this season as well! And, I know so many people dislike her, but I kind of enjoy when Kameron is on my television. Brandi, to me, is the OG of Dallas, so I enjoy her for what she brings to the show and don’t ever want to see her leave, but she’s not my favorite favorite. However, I really can’t stand D’Andra or Cary (and thank goodness Cary was out of town this week & we didn’t have to see her much).

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Umm … not really …

Anyway, I thought the Beaver Creek episodes were fun to watch and made me more excited for the bigger trip they’ll take later in the season. This week, it was nice to see Brandi with the ladies without Stephanie & Cary, and I’m glad Kameron brought it up to discuss. I’m suuuper interested to see how everything is going to play out with the new forming friendship of D’Andra & Brandi … mostly, will it give us another famous LeeAnne line?

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The next episode looks a little boring, but I get that we’re still developing the season. I can’t wait for that confrontation between Brandi and LeeAnne in costume!

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This isn’t a video … I just needed it for the reference I made 🙂

As always, come find me on Twitter or IG so we can discuss the women in further detail! This week expect another post because … THE EMMYS ARE TOMORROW NIGHT in which all of television (except, sadly, the housewives) are rewarded! I’ll be watching live, as well as Tweeting all the fashion, winners, and losers!

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(see post script below)

 

Post Script:

I’ve been pretty quiet on all the Bachelor related drama that’s been in the news: Amanda’s arrest, Bekah’s pregnancy, Paradise finale, Jenna & Jordan … it’s not that I don’t care (everything is up on my IG), I’m just frustrated still about Colton being named Bach (read all my thoughts here: Colton is the Worst), and quite frankly … I’m needing a major Bachelor break. I need my homies, aka the housewives, to raise me up from this tv slump (which they have!) … thus, I won’t be discussing anymore Bachelor until Colton’s season … that is, if I watch!

 

Colton is the Worst

I just have to put it all out there … can ABC PLEASE stop casting thirsty men as the Bachelor? For the past two seasons (and Colton will be #3) this has been the case. Don’t worry, I’m here to lay out all the facts. I know this won’t change the already horrible decision that’s been made; at least I’ll feel better though and getting all my feelings out may lessen my chance of not watching.

Nick Viall

Even his name describes the kind of person he is. He was cast two seasons ago as the Bachelor, and it was my first time watching the show (I’m a Bach baby). If you didn’t watch his season and don’t already think he’s the worst, take into account he was on the Bachelorette twice, Paradise once, and then was cast as the Bachelor … and still didn’t find love. Nick was terrible during his time as the Bachelor, and least we not forget this horrible moment …

He went on to do Dancing with the Stars and be an all around douche … oh yeah, and the girl he proposed to on his season? They didn’t even make it a year.

Arie Luyendyk

Arie was cast on the eighth season of the Bachelorette, only to then be cast as the Bachelor last year. I didn’t watch his first run on the show and barely made it through his boring Bachelor run. However, it was his break-up with Becca … ON TV … that makes him the worst.

Cool man, go be happy with Lauren … but you knew what you were doing to this girl and to have it shown on TV was so lame.

Nick was thirsty after he made an appearance four times on the show, plus went on DWTS. Arie was thirsty after he knew he chose the wrong girl and decided to air the breakup on the show. No one could be worse than those two right?

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Wrong. Enter Colton, your new Bachelor. Let’s start at the beginning and run the timeline, shall we?

Exhibit A —

It’s 2016 and Colton thinks to himself, “How can I make myself a more famous NFL player?” I don’t know, how about date a gold medal Olympian? That’s what Colton did when he asked out Aly Raisman via social media. Don’t believe me? Click here for the story. Apparently their break-up was mutual, due to long distance. #whatever … she deserves better anyway.

Exhibit B —

Next, he hooks up with Tia from Arie’s season, while he’s being cast for The Bachelorette. Oh, how did the two of them start talking? Wouldn’t you know … social media! Sound familiar? Click here for that story. Come to find out though, Tia doesn’t become the Bachelorette, her friend Becca does. But that’s okay because Colton finds her attractive too (I think he has a thing for brunettes) and he goes on the show to date her.

Exhibit C —

Not only does the thirst monster get cast, he makes top 4. His virginity becomes a topic of interest, as does his relationship with Tia. Anything to keep a story line going and stay relevant, am I right? Alas though, it doesn’t work out between Colton and Becca; I’m sure with his new found fame, he’ll return home to run his charity. Wrong.

Exhibit D —

Colton goes to Paradise to reopen the can of worms that is him and Tia. Oh, and not only that … ABC has to bring Becca to Paradise to add more fuel to this lame fire. No Bachelor or Bachelorette has even attended Paradise right after his or her season ended; Becca is the first, and she’s only brought on to cause more drama with/for Colton. Becca apparently gives Colton the “closure” he needs, he makes Tia his girlfriend, only to dump her a few days later.

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And now the guy is cast as the next Bachelor. Ughhhh I really don’t know if I can stomach watching him talk with his lisp, or cry, or discuss his virginity /Tia any more. Think they’ll cast Tia as one of the girls? I’d maybe watch then. All in all I could not be more annoyed with this decision. Justice for Blake and here’s to seeing if I actually watch.

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Labor Day Re-Watch

This year I choose to not labor by going back and analyzing some of my favorite TV time of the last two weeks: the Real Housewives of New York reunion parts 1 & 2, and the incredible Netflix movie To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (which probably deserves an entire post of it’s own, but here we are).

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Let’s go ahead and start with Peter and Lara Jean, that way if you’re only here for them (I see you Peterson girls!) you can stop reading when the housewives roll in!

Background

I’m not trying to sound all braggy, but I have been obsessed with Peter and Lara Jean’s story waaay before the movie ever came out. I read To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved BeforeP.S. I Still Love You years ago, and then reread them before starting the movie. I’m currently reading the conclusion to the series, Always and Forever, Lara Jean.  I hate to be that person who is all “The books are better” but come on, they always are, and I’ll get to why in a little bit. But first, everything I loved …

Film’s Successes

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The worst thing a movie based off a successful novel can do is cast actors who are not even close to the characters. Whoever cast this film deserves an award because the actors are the people from the book. Peter, Lara Jean, Kitty, Margo, Chris, and the dad are exactly how I pictured they would be … like to a T! I love how awkward, yet endearing LJ is … I think Peter uses the term “quirky” in the books. I love how she’s an individual (the whole “better style” scene is great!), and unsure of herself, but then sure with Peter, but then pretends with him, but then ends up falling for him. Oh, and Peter! Where do I begin? His encounter with her on the track, then wanting an explanation at the diner, to being kind to Kitty, to their interaction at the party, to his realization he can talk to her about super personal issues, to the moment he tells her she was never second best, to him admitting he is in love with her in the end! His little scrunched nose and the way he grabs her is exactly how Jenny Han wrote him.

I could go on and on about how great the two of them are, both on their own and together, but I really think you should read the books. Lara Jean and Peter’s story is one for the ages, one Lara Jean could only dream of reading about, and lucky for us we actually get to!

My Only Criticisms 

Warning** spoilers for those who haven’t read the books … and if you haven’t, what the heck are you doing?! (Haven’t I already mentioned this??)

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So, in the books the hot tub video isn’t released until the second installment and only because the first book has to fit in all the drama with Josh; he kisses LJ! And, Peter shows up to confront the two of them at Thanksgiving and Josh and Peter almost fight; it’s epic! So I was a little disappointed that was left out of the movie. Also, Peter knew Gen released the video in the book and keeps it from LJ for a while, and that is the main plot of the second book. However, most people who are fans of the books know that the movie has to be condensed down, so this isn’t a huge critique.

I’ve heard a few other fans say the fact that Lara Jean goes into the hot tub in her nightgown was stupid; I thought it was kind of sexy of her (ugh & that leg wrap!) However, it was really dumb that she was able to dry off so fast and then sleep in the gross hot tub nightgown.

Really though, if those are my only complaints, then I actually don’t have any at all. This movie 100% did the books justice, hopefully encourages more people to read, and is the most epic love story, the new Jack & Rose, Noah & Allie of our generation!

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Switching Gears …

I just want to quickly recap the RHONY reunion (both parts) for a second time. Click here for my post on part 1: RHONY: Part 1 Reunion. I didn’t blog part 2 (but I tweeted; follow me!) The reason I’m bringing it up now is because I felt so much happened I needed to re-watch and vent before Wednesday’s conclusion; Labor Day was the perfect day to do so!

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A few thoughts ….

  • I seriously can not get over the reactions the women had while watching clips of Nutcrackergate, along with all the other digs Carole, Dorinda, & Ramona were making (at Bethenny). I can’t even imagine where the show can go from here based on the women’s current relationships; they’re all over the place, how will they even film together?
  • I’m so so so happy Sonja stuck up for Bethenny and she couldn’t have made better remarks!
  • I feel like the fact that everyone was so up in arms regarding the Nutcracker was ridiculous (bringing it up again; ugh sorry!); why do you care if B’s thank you was on camera or not; it’s just one more thing to harp on Bethenny about and it’s so so so dumb!
  • Ramona went off on her little rant to Bethenny because at the end of the day, she strongly wishes she could be Bethenny’s bff
  • Dorinda is insanely defensive regarding the Luann conflict in Columbia … telling Sonja she’s drunk all the time? Uh, no. Also, if you’re (Dorinda) going to get that upset about Lu’s “Here she goes” comment or whatever it was … it’s because there is probably truth in it. Dorinda would not have got that upset unless it was true that she was getting started on the wasty express.
  • We need a sit down with Lu in the Clubhouse. Stat!
  • Ramona’s face during the Lu arrest video ….
  • I didn’t realize the “Carole doesn’t have a career” comment was made during the season and I think Carole is really holding on to that.
  • It seems like Carole is upset about anything and everything Bethenny said about her, when in fact all the women talk about each other in their interviews; maybe Carole is more sensitive because Bethenny was her close friend … ??
  • AGE SHAMING IS NOT A THING!
  • Eeek… the resume into the current decade comment was a little harsh.
  • In the end, Carole wants to be the HBIC and if you’re B’s friend you will never ever ever get to be that; stop being so cool Carole.
  • Omg they’re like really yelling, Carole is really yelling.

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In the end, part three is going to epic and Carole has some nerve for asking Andy is he’s scared of Bethenny. Get excited for Wednesday!

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To close, I hope you all had a great last weekend before the fall season starts. While it may have been Carole’s last great summer, we can all sleep kindly knowing there are Peter Kivinksys in the world to take care of us, and that Pumpkin Spice Lattes are around the corner! Cheers to a great week!!

RHONY: Part 1 Reunion

A Gift of a Season …” 

Andy said it best; season 10 of the Real Housewives of New York was the gift I never knew I needed. I mean, the couch swap before the reunion even started just shows that this group is nothing but iconic!

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Let’s get into it!

On the “Small Talk”

I do love when Andy goes around and says his welcomes and hellos. Two comments here: a) Dorinda does NOT look good and b) Carole & Adam are definitely something because he put photos of her in lingerie up on his IG story this week. Heaven forbid Carole own up to something though …

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On the Fashion

I can not believe Dorinda’s bubble dress is from this season; does that not feel like forever ago to everyone? Doesn’t it seem like so much has happened since then? Ha! Remember her slurring about Saturday Night Live and how she couldn’t pronounce SNL by the third time she told the story? Too too too good!

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On Everyone Coming for Bethenny

Opportunistic for going to Bobby’s funeral, a liar, has never said a nice word about anyone, doesn’t support other women, bashed people in interviews, killed kittens … oh, wait I don’t think Bethenny was accused of that last one. But seriously, did all the women get together and plot to come for Bethenny? We all know she’s great friends with Andy and that she’s the staple of the New York housewives but how petty can it get?

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First, I guarantee Jill probably wanted the cameras at Bobby’s funeral to not only honor the great man he was, but maybe help propel her back on the show. Second, Ramona has been absolutely terrible to Bethenny, so what does Ramona expect in return? If Luann would have been there, she would have defended Bethenny, which means of course the girls used her absence as ammunition; B was down an ally. If “messy’ is the word from the Potomac reunion, then JEALOUS is the word from New York’s; they’re all jealous of Bethenny’s fame, money, and quick wit!

On Dorinda’s Drinking

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Anyone else feel incredible uncomfortable watching Dorinda laugh after Bravo showed the montage of her many slurred speeches this season? It was also awkward to watch the shade Bravo threw at her about being there to support Lu (the lighting of the candles at the church) to Dorinda’s awful behavior in Colombia (“at least I didn’t get a mugshot”). So much back and forth between those two. I agree with Andy that Dorinda’s drinking has made for funny memes and iconic moments, but it also may be something she needs to focus more attention on, rather than laugh off.

What’s to Come

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  • The elephant in the room that is Luann’s arrest and her being back in rehab
  • Tinsley finally opening her mouth and speaking
  • A recap of The Boat Ride From Hell

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  • Ev. Ery. Thing. that went on at Luann’s show
  • Bethenny v. Carole (finally)
  • Carole v. Andy

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I could not ask for anything more from season 10 of New York. I’ve always said Vanderpump is the best show on Bravo, but RHONY may have taken that spot. With Lu in rehab, Carole gone, Dorinda’s drinking, and everyone against Bethenny, I can only image what next season will bring. But before we get to it, we have more reunion to look forward to!

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Happy Watching!!!

Paradise Thoughts …

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Sooo I decided to watch Paradise tonight instead of the VMA’s; now that I’m in my thirties, I think I’m too old for them. Don’t believe me? Well then you can read my post from last year’s show right here: Video Music Awards: A Drinking Game.

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Honestly though, I’m not sure Paradise is much better. This is our third full night of these idiots, who are not on Paradise for love, but rather my entertainment. Ah well, it’s been a long day, so entertain me.

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  • Chris hasn’t changed one morsel since Becca’s season
  • “It’s time for someone to be a man; it’s time for someone to be a women; and it’s time for people to start defining what they want” –Jordan about Tia/Colton …. ya’ll, I’m telling you he’s a secret genius!
  • This show would be so much better if they would allow the cast more than two drinks an hour; you know Tia would have been schwasted this season!

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  • COLTON TURNING DOWN A DATE = LESS TV TIME FOR HIM?! Didn’t see that one coming!
  • Ughhhhh … get Colton & Tia off my screen … it’s the same thing over & over & over!
  • I’m so bored; seriously Tia, just grab Colton, lock yourselves in a room, and take his V card already; that would entertain me!
  • SWITCHING GEARS … I love Kenny!

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  • Oh, Annaliese, stop talking.
  • Chris and Krystal … ?? Villain loving villain ???
  • UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Tia and Colton again!!

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  • Why is ABC making it seem like Cinderella and Prince Charming are finally getting together? Like they did a freaking montage right now of the two of them … ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

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  • For all that is good with this show, someone give Bibi a rose tonight!
  • JORDAN FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!!!
  • Here for Joe & Kendall, Kevin & Astrid, and Eric & Angela
  • The Jordan/David feud is dumb; I’m over it and I maaaay be over Paradise, help me not be … ??? Guys, I’m shutting it off for the night!

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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 !!