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 !! 

 

 

 

#RHONY: I Can’t Even!

“Everyone knows Bethenny can be a nightmare! So what! She’s your friend!” 

I had planned to wait and blog about the Real Housewives of New York next week … you know, the boat ride we all can’t wait to watch? However, I’m currently six minutes into last night’s episode and I can’t stay quiet any longer!

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The fact that Dorinda and Carole have zero sympathy for Bethenny, when she clearly is going through something is mind boggling to me. For Dorinda to basically say Bethenny has burned all her bridges, that’s why no one is comforting her …. ? WHAT! Bethenny may be Bethenny, but if someone is your friend, and they are clearly hurting, you help them, support them, be there for them! 

Sonja seems to be the only one to care for Bethenny right now and Dorinda is even mocking that! I’m actually really glad Sonja is telling B everything the women have said; she is winning this season for me!

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The OGs

The divide between the ladies could not be more real and seeing Ramona, Sonja, Bethenny, and Luann reminiscing together at lunch is great, great, great! I didn’t know I needed it as much as Bethenny needed it!

Dinner

Let’s just jump right in, shall we? So first, there’s Sonja talking to Bethenny, about Carole asking about Bethenny, while sitting between Carole and Bethenny.

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Oh wait, maybe Sonja is sitting next to Tinsley, not Carole? I’m so confused at this point, I mean Carole is smoking and wearing two feather earrings tonight instead of one, how can I not be confused? One thing that I’m not getting confused about … Dorinda spiraling. Her critiques of Luann in my opinion is not something their relationship can come back from. I wouldn’t forgive her if I was Lu.

Final Thoughts

I am not just Team Bethenny because she needs support with all the shit going on in her life, but because I completely agree with her analysis of Carole. Carole is “too cool for school” and has changed. She’s like that one girl at your job or in a friend group you just can’t connect with because you never feel like you’re good enough by her standards. Honestly, writer girl,  good riddance on your departure from the show after this season!

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As far as Dorinda’s behavior goes, have you ever drank too much and instantly had morning regrets the next day as you were eating a Pedalyte pop? After the Puerto Rico trip with B, how could she do this again? Does she not get insanely embarrassed? I mean, first Luann, then the finger raising comes out at Ramona. Quit throwing stones while living in a glass house Dorinda!

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With Lu going back into rehab and all the news about Demi right now, I’m disgusted with Dorinda’s behavior at dinner. If someone is going to get that upset about a friend making a comment like “Oh here she goes …” when being served another drink, maaaaybe the person drinking has the problem.

In the words of many great housewives, “At the end of the day” we all have our issues, these women just put theirs on television for our entertainment. This week’s RHONY was epic and next week’s is going to be even more so …

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Until then friends … !!! 

Southern Charm Reunion: Part 1

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On an absent Thomas

First off, I’m SO GLAD Bravo addressed his absence and didn’t pretend this was a fluke thing. Thomas’s lawyer’s statement was total bs though; you know he would have been there in a heartbeat if he could have. Bravo totes made him stay home which was completely the right thing to do!

On Girl Power

SO HERE FOR IT and Craig didn’t need to roll his eyes about it either. Regarding JD and his wife, you can’t compare Naomie and Craig to them … JD and Liz are married (or were?)! But with that being said, SCREW JD! Later good ol’ boys!

Also, if you find anyone on social media who has had a Shepard encounter, you’ll learn quick that he’s disgusting and I highly doubt he “took stock” of his past behavior or “thinks about it more” now.

On Baby Palmer

YouTube videos?

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In all honesty, I think Cameran is going to be an awesome mom! I couldn’t be happier for her. I also loved how Kathryn was commenting and agreeing and bonding with Cam.

On Naomie and Craig’s relationship

What’s sadder: Craig’s bent finger or his pillows? So he’s not getting paid to practice law? Is he spiraling? I need answers! Everyone on the couches just looked like they wanted to tell Craig, “Bless your heart!” Throughout the season, a part of me was a little bit on Craig’s side. However, he reminded me on the reunion how delusional he is!

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By the way, Naomie’s boyfriend is SO HOT! How Craig can say she’s not happy is absolutely f’ing crazy! NAOMIE AND METUL WERE IN FRANCE WHEN THE FRENCH WON THE WORLD CUP! She’s clearly living her best life. All of Craig’s answers (“I actually despise her and hate her”) and facial expressions on the reunion clearly showed how peanut butter and jelly he is!

By the way, Naomie girl, your nose looks great ! ! ! !

On Queen Kathryn

I am LIVING for her transformation! I don’t even have words to describe how high she’s risen and how amazing she is, especially alongside the fall and embarrassment of Thomas. (Karma anyone?) I would be so so so so so so so shocked to find someone in Charleston or on social media who isn’t #TeamKathryn!

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On Cameran’s empathy towards Kathryn

Real tears on the Reunion couch and real tears on my own couch as I watched.

Coming up next week …

  • Kathryn & Shep
  • Chelsea & Austen
  • WHY IS TRASHLEY SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO ANDY INSTEAD OF A  BROKE LOOKING, FOUND IN THE BACK, PULLED UP CHAIR LIKE SHE DESERVES?! I hope they all ROAST HER!

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Housewife Thoughts & OC Premier

Do your favorites change?

Or are you a ride or die girl for a particular housewife, no matter what she does? I only ask because with Orange County starting, I was curious to see where my feelings lie (lay? I don’t know …).

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This thought initially came to me when I was watching RHONY. I have said for years that Dorinda was my all-time favorite housewife, out of all cities. But I am just not feeling her this season, mainly because of how she’s been treating Sonja and Bethenny.

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Because of that, I am loving the Sonja/Bethenny friendship, which is so strange because Bethenny annihilated Sonja a couple seasons ago. I also was never a big Bethenny fan … yet I could not be more obsessed with the two! The scene where Bethenny was going over Sonja’s dating profile made me LOLOLOLOLOLOL!

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My RHONY world is shaken and my RHONY favorites are changing. Things look like they’re changing in the OC as well; literally the first 20 minutes were spent discussing new homes, new friendships, and new single statuses. After watching the entire episode, I think I’m going to be Team OG, meaning Vicki, Tamra, Shannon, and Kelly, mostly Kelly. I never ever ever ever thought I would like Kelly, but I think I’m going to enjoy watching single Kelly and single Shannon together this year.

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“Read between these lines” no more! 

I never like the new girls anyway, hence why I never really liked Kelly in the past. Tamra’s hiking/lawyer/party planner friend reminds me of a cross between Jeana Keough and Jacqueline Laurita. I’m not really here for her. The core four at the ropes course though,  totes here for it!

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However, we have all season for feelings & favorites to change!

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I guess when it all comes down to it, if you’re a true housewife fan, your likes and dislikes should change every season, heck they could change from episode to episode. I only say this because we learn from the best: THE WOMEN! How wishy-washy are they? How many friendships evolve and change? Take each franchise …

What relationships haven’t broke?

RHOC: Tamra & Shannon?
RHONY: Sonja & Ramona?
RHOBH: Lisa & Kyle?
RHOA: umm…
RHOP: Gizelle & Robyn?
RHOD: Stephanie & Brandi?

Even these friendships have been tested throughout Bravo history. Heck, Teresa’s entire family fell apart! I mean, no relationship is safe if you’re a Housewife, and I think that means we as fans have every right to change favorites and stan someone new each season.

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It’s the Southern Charm Finale Ya’ll!

We’ve been waiting all season for this!

I mean, didn’t even the premier episode start by showing the footage from the ball and then did that whole “five months earlier” or whatever drama-tic-ness Bravo enjoys…??

Let’s get into it, shall we?!

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First Quarter

Okay to start it off, I can’t even LOOK at Shep’s face without thinking of the Facebook group The Jury Speaks; seriously GO JOIN IT for all the Bravo tea (there is a thread there on Shep; it’s seriously beyond gross!). Okay, moving on … the recaps with the music always get me LOL’ing!

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Cameran is literally all of us laughing at Craig’s pillows. The tough love from her to him is so needed! I mean, not calling his life coach because he didn’t want to face his reality?? Get it together!

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AS ALWAYS, Kathryn is winning the season, first discussing with Naomie how she was there for Thomas last episode. Then discussing the ball. Knowing now how Kathryn and Patricia are (like on Twitter), I’m not worried that Kathryn is going to do anything destructive. Go girl!

Second Quarter

I am just so anxious and giddy and excited to watch the shiz go down at this ball!

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I forget why Ashley is so mad at Kathryn because wasn’t Ashley the first to attack?! I think it’s just pure jealousy on Ashley’s part. Kathryn has Ashley beat before even confronted by her –> Kathryn researched “white tie” because she doesn’t want to mess up in front of Patricia.

“You go Glenn Coco!”

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Third Quarter

From the awkward exchange between JD & Elizabeth, to the talk of Ashley being an escort, to Austen calling Ashley Cruella de Vil to her face …

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Whhhhyyyy, why Austen are you going to tell Thomas what the girls are saying?! Here we go! (Freaking pot stirring Austen! Anyone see the video that got leaked of his girlfriend catching him in bed with two other girls? Apparently it’s an old video & they’ve “worked through it.”)

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Fourth Quarter

Austen: “Why am I being insulted?!”

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Duh Austen, why would you even bring it up?! At the same time, Ashley’s deserves everything and anything that would come at her this point. Let’s table her for now. I’m sure we’ll come back to Ashley being dramatic soon.

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Sidebar, Kathryn scores another point for being so elegant with Patricia (when she really didn’t need to be). I’m glad K sat down and talked to her; she did great!

Overtime

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An extra 15 minutes was added tonight because we need to see the K v. A fight to it’s entirety. After a very awkward (and tbh, a little sad) exchange between Naomie & Craig, here comes Ashley after Queen Kathryn. Whoa, I did not see Ashley apologizing … not that the moment lasted long.

Ashley is spewing liiiiiiiiiiiiiies!! Now she’s threatening Kathryn?! Gah, she’s beyooond delusional!

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The update from Bravo was EV ERY THING! So happy Kathryn now has 50/50 custody!!

Guys, the reunion is going to be unbelievable! Not just for the fact that Naomie and Craig will probs come for one another, or that Thomas won’t be there and everyone knows why … but the entire cast is going to stick up for Kathryn against Psycho Ashley and it’s going to be AMAZINGGGGGGGGG!!!

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The Bachelorette: Let’s Rank the Remaining Men! (Pocket-Sized Post)

Dream Rankings

Gold Medal, aka who deserves Becca’s heart:

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Blake is my favorite, and my front runner. While bringing a horse out on After the Final Rose & riding in on a bull night one were both lame, Blake has grown on me. He seems the most real. Saying that falling in love with her was fun, but staying in love with her would be even more fun –> SWOON CITY!! Plus she loves him too!  Omg and his dance moves!!  Image result for fire emoji Watch out for Blake … he’s here to take it all!!

Silver Medal, aka the first loser, but still special to me:

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Jason came out as a dark horse last week, and it was so sweet that Becca brought his friends to their date. I don’t think he did anything special or memorable on the group date, but he made such a strong impression last week I totally ship him and Becca!

Bronze Medal, aka possibly the next Bach?

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Noooo … he won’t be the next Bachelor; he has too much controversy tied to him. He’s in third place because while I do think they care about each other, I just can’t get over the fact he had a two month marriage. Plus he seems kind of childish to me … he did tell Becca he felt immature in choosing to get married so young, right?  I still feel that immaturity from him now.

Needs to leave next week …

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Do we really all believe this man right here is a virgin?! Okaaaayyy, so I shouldn’t judge people based on their personal decisions, but I just can’t help think Colton is an opportunist –> I refuse to let the Tia drama go (she’s back next week too whaaaat!?).

Reality Rankings

I can hope, dream, wish, & predict all I want, however, this is what I think Becca will actually do…

1st: Garrett
2nd: Blake
3rd: Colton
(Fantasy Suite just to take that V Card)
4th: Jason

Here’s to finding out what happens!!

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My Natalie Wood Obsession

It all started at a bar …

Doesn’t every great story though? My husband and I were casually enjoying cocktails one weekend, when a very inebriated, old man started talking to us. He mentioned I reminded him of Natalie Wood.

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The man’s friend came to our rescue pulling his buddy away, but not before he, too, agreed on the Natalie Wood comment. When I asked who she was, the two men told us she was a beautiful, famous actress who mysteriously died … and her husband, also a famous actor, was always suspected to have something to do with it, but was never charged.

I was intrigued. 

I went home and googled a picture of Natalie Wood. She was absolutely gorg and I took it as the highest compliment that someone would see a glimmer of her in me.

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To me, when you look at a picture of her, she exudes just pure, old Hollywood glam! So back to that weekend: the next day I had lunch with my mom and asked if she was a Natalie Wood fan. Once started, my mom couldn’t stop talking about the actress! She went on and on about how Wood was one of the most predominate film stars of her time, and how her death was beyond tragic.

She drowned. 

While it was ruled an accident, her famous husband, Robert Wagner, was believed to have played a part in her death.

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After that weekend, I fell down a rabbit hole reading all about Natalie Wood’s rise to fame,  her film carrier, her relationships with men, and her mysterious death. My favorite source on the Natalie Wood death conspiracy was from BuzzFeed Unsolved.

If you are a true crime fan, or just like really interesting stories told with humor, subscribe to this YouTube series right now. I’m serious. Take a break from reading this post, open YouTube, search “BuzzFeed Unsolved” and subscribe. Now go back to your reading, then after, lose countless hours with Ryan & Shane, learning about all the popular crimes that were never solved.

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While always intrigued by her, I hadn’t thought about Natalie Wood since probably last summer, until the wonderful Enty dropped all his 4th of July Blind Reveals. Now, if you’re sitting there confused in regards to Enty or the blinds, take one more break from reading this, and click here. Enty is an entertainment lawyer, who uses his website to post all these bizarre scandals about celebrities, which have a high percentage of turning out to be true!

So worth the read!

Look at me helping you build your reading skills today.  Image result for smile emoji gif  Back to Natalie Wood. So Enty revealed a blind about her death back in February, very similar to the BuzzFeed video.

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You can finish reading the blind here.

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Scandalous!! and sad 😦

To honor the actress with not only my post, I watched West Side Story, one of Natalie Wood’s most famous films. Plus who isn’t in the mood for a 60’s musical from time to time? It did win Best Picture …

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… and is an important love story about acceptance; a story maybe more of us need right now.

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Beside West Side Story, Natalie Wood is famous for Rebel Without a Cause, alongside James Dean, who I just learned passed away this April. Don’t believe me?  Well then, this  is where I must leave you. To fall down that rabbit hole, be shocked, and then come find me to discuss … !!!

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Movie of the Week: Netflix’s Set It Up

Netflix has been slaying the game lately with original content! There are the obvious choices like The Crown, Stranger Things & Unbreakable! Kimmy Schmidt. There there are the thrilling true-crime documentaries such as Making a Murderer, Evil Genius, & The Staircase. But, even their original movies have been successful, especially the spring and summer releases such as The Kissing Booth, Ibiza, Set It Up (which we’ll be discussing today).

If you didn’t catch our “Movie of the Week” post from The Kissing Booth, no worries! You can click right there —>  Movie of the Week: Netflix’s The Kissing Booth … I’m only bringing it up because a) it’s both a great movie & a great read and b) this post will be written in a similar fashion  Image result for smile emoji gif  Enjoy!!

40 Thoughts I had during the movie Set It Up:

  1. I could NOT be more excited for Glen Powell! I LOVED him in Scream Queens and Hidden Figures.
  2. I could NOT be more excited for Zoey Deutch! I LOVED her in Why Him?
  3. I could NOT be more excited for Taye Diggs. I LOVE him in everything, mainly Empire of recent.
  4. Meh, minimal excitement for Lucy Liu.
  5.   Warning … Spoilers ahead!

  6. I always love a good montage opening!
  7. Am I going to like this? I kind of feel it’s just the second coming of The Devil Wears Prada.

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  8. Ohhhh Glen Powell has a girlfriend? Isn’t he going to date Zoey Deutch by the end of the movie?
  9. “But we’re not old enough to get married …” hahaha I kind of felt the same way when I got engaged.
  10. Oh snap did I know Pete Davidson was in this? And he’s gay in the movie? He’s super trendy right now #pariana

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  11. Was Pete Davidson’s hookup Cody from Big Brother??? Someone @ me … I’m too lazy to rewind.
  12. TITUS ANDROMEDON!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. Omg the elevator scene hahaha!
  14. The Kiss Cam wouldn’t go that long … but I’ll buy it for the movie.
  15. Glen’s girlfriend … Suess? Whatever her name is, I don’t like this story line … get with Zoey already!
  16. Lucy Liu just screamed, “THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH IT!” and my dogs started barking bahaha    Image result for giggle emoji gif

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  17. I never had a salamander …
  18. Drunk Taye Diggs is great!
  19. Pete Davidson and Zoey Deutch as friends are great!
  20. Okay. Engagement party. The start of the Glenn & Zoey falling in love!

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  21. I don’t know if he’s supposed to be joking with his dancing … but Glen Powell out on the dance floor is doing all of my exact moves!
  22. The bosses are getting engaged! Zoey gets to write! Glen gets a promotion! All is well!
  23. Oh noooo … Lucy Liu is actually a good person and Taye Diggs sucks; he’s going to break her heart!
  24. Every single rom com moment where everything gets ruined … and now it’s happened! Let’s see how it magically gets fixed in the end.
  25. “You’re not hard to get; you’re hard to earn.” awww all is right in the rom com world again!

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    Overall, I’d give it a 3/5 … maybe even a 3.5. I would have liked to see Lucy Liu end up with someone in the end, but I can appreciate the whole “She’s a strong woman who doesn’t need a man” idea, but it’s like, she’s already established and successful in her career, why can’t she have a good dude by her side too? Anyway, worth a watch with a girlfriend, some pizza, and a bottle of Rosé!

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Until next time friends! 

Big Brother 20 Cast Revealed!

Time to judge people based on one photo & roughly four words.

Which, totally isn’t fair, but that’s what we do with the Big Brother contestants prior to watching the show (and Bachelor contestants come to think of it). However, I just can’t with CBS this year because they *literally* found clones of past contestants … no joke! See the evidence below!

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Angie Lantry is *literally* Joey, who tried to form an all girl alliance & failed in season 16.

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Tyler Crispen is *literally* David, the surfer who got voted off first in season 15.

He could be Frank also … google it!

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Winston Hines is *literally* Clay, the hot cowboy who turned out to be a douche in season 16.

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JC Monduix is *literally* Frankie, better known as Ariana Grande’s brother, from season 16.

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Scottie Salton is *literally* Andy, the rat (& winner!) of season 15.

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Sam Bledsoe is *literally* Christmas, the builder of bodies and breaker of bones from season 19.

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Steve Arienta is *literally* Derek, the best Big Brother player who ever lived (winner: season 16).

(Okay, so these two don’t technically look alike, but they are both undercover cops, and that’s similar enough … you know those producers are trying to make him the next Derek).

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Angela Rummans is *literally* Jessie, who is pretty forgettable, and I only thought of her after seeing Angela’s picture. (Jessie: BB15)

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Haleigh Broucher is *literally* (either) Nicole, the Big Brother goddess … or Aaryn, the Big Brother devil.

It could really go either way …

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Nicole BB16 & BB18                                                                                      Aaryn, BB15

Rachel Swindler is *literally* Natalie, who should still be dating James from season 19.

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Brett Robinson is *literally* Judd, the good, ol’ country boy from season 15.

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Faysal Shafaat is *literally*  Josh, the saucepan-banging winner of last season.

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And finally …

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This is Chris “Swaggy C” Williams. I can’t find a past contestant to match him, but the fact that he calls himself “Swaggy C” means he probably won’t win  (or do well at all).

After previewing the cast, I’m guessing the twist is going to be that CBS brings back all the contestants’ doppelgangers to compete with them as partners? Am I the only one seeing this?? These people look exactly like previous contestants!!

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However, there are a couple players I couldn’t place from previous seasons: Kaycee Clark, the pro football player, Kaitlin Herman, the life coach, & Bayleigh Dayton, the flight attendant. So I think I may be rooting for these three girls … but I guess we’ll just have to see! After a few years of boring and (what I think are) failed BB seasons, I really hope this one doesn’t completely end my watching of the show. I’ll be reporting more in the coming weeks; BB20 starts Wednesday, June 27th!

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PS: If you didn’t hear Chris Trager’s voice from Parks & Rec each time you read “literally,” go stand in the corner.