Everything I Watched This Week

Hi guys!!

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Welcome back to another fun-filled, celebrity induced, week of television here at MHH! With the new year comes award season and the premiere of many new shows, so let’s dive in to what all was watched.

77th Golden Globe Awards

My favorite award show!! My Super Bowl! I love the party feel of it; champagne bottles popping everywhere! And this year in particular, it felt star studded! Leo, Brad, Tom, Jen, Reese … not to mention the entire table of The Irishman. Usually, the show features a few big names, with the rest of the nominees consisting of up and comers. Not this year.

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A few highlights:

  • I agree with Ricky Gervais: “So if you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech. You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world.” You may disagree, you’re free to do that, but he’s 100% correct. And hilarious.
  • I love a montage. I love a Tom Hanks montage even more. Seeing Tom Hanks cry while accepting an award that honors his work, thus the montage … *chefs kiss!*
  • I watched Once Upon a Time in Hollywood this past weekend (finally!)

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  • I couldn’t be happier to see Tarantino win, Brad win, and the movie win. Per usual, Leo got snubbed.
  • Speaking of the Leo snub, I have adored Taron Egerton since my first time seeing Kingsman; I’ve fallen even harder since the numerous times I’ve watched the movies. I enjoyed Rocketman (not my fav), but I suppose if Leo couldn’t win, I’m happy to see Egerton win. I think he’s the next Leo, maybe the more Millennial Leo.
  • Loved seeing Olivia Colman win for The Crown and her “boozy” comment was so cute!

In closing, I enjoyed every single thing about the Globes: loved Gervais, loved the celebs, and have made plans to go see 1917 in the upcoming weeks. I’ll report back!

The Bachelor

I didn’t plan to watch Peter’s season, but then I figured I’d give the first hour or so a try …

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I found myself watching the entire show. However, in doing so I decided to be more of a consumer this season. Expect recaps to be sparse. In fact, I came up with my own hashtag (#whenIdvrTheBachelor) because with sleep training my sweet little one, I won’t be able to watch live and Tweet along either. Sad, but worth it.

The first three hours weren’t that cray until the last two dates:

  • While I love whateverhernamewas, I could NOT BELIEVE the very first one-on-one date was Peter’s parents’ vow renewal!!! That seems like something that would be very important to him (obviously, he ordained it!) … yet, now that I think, maybe it wasn’t as special and important as they made it out to be. It was filmed, so how personal could it have been? Hmm…
  • The Hannah B of it all. I am completely dumbfounded by everything that occurred. Okay, they tease her in the promo, but really she just returns to bring him back the wings he gave her on that season? Sure, I’ll take that. But the group date! The windmill story! The emotional breakdown at the end! I can’t decide if ABC paid/forced her to do it, or if everything was real. I definitely believe Peter was her guy last season, and that seemed confirmed with their chemistry on After the Final Rose. SURELY she’s not coming back; well we know she’s not because she was filming DWTS during that time … sheesh! For once, I don’t have an opinion! I don’t know what to think!

Vanderpump Rules Premiere

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Just quickly a few things …
  • Surprising myself, I think I’m going to enjoy the new people.
  • I love seeing the parties now in their new homes, rather than their tiny apartments.
  • I don’t care about the Kristen/Carter feud with the Witches of Weho and now with Lala. It sounds to me like Kristen cries to her friends about breaking up with Carter, yet still wants him in her life. I understand why it’s frustrating to her friends, but just ignore it. If she comes to cry to you, pat her shoulder, offer her a drink, listen for ten minutes, then kick her out to continue her messy relationship.

The season looks like it will be good. However, I still think Pump Rules needs to bring in an all new, young cast. Then, Stassi, Lala, Ariana, & Katie should become the Real Housewives of L.A.

In closing,

I watched Jersey and Dallas (holy reunion!!), plus binged Surviving R.Kelly (round two). Thursday, I got to see (AND MEET) my favorite comedian/influencer/podcaster, Girl With No Job (Claudia Oshry, The Morning Toast!). I watched the premiere of Siesta Key (if you’re not watching this season, freaking start!!) and finally, I listened to Leo & Brad on WTF with Marc Maron (BRILLIANT!!). All of this while sleep training my son. But, if celeb gossip & reality TV may not be your thing (why are you here again?), it’s my self-care and stress reliever from the things that are hard. Like sleep training. A 5 month old baby. So judge me for caring about fluff when there’s true terribleness in the world (donate here), but to you I ask, how do you unwind in such a turbulent time?

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Whatever it is, I  hope you find your happy!

 

A Decade of Housewives

With the coming of 2020 and the ending of a decade, I’ve seen many Bravo countdowns on Twitter, and I wanted to join in on the fun! I saw one account list its Top 25 Housewives, and Bravo even asked viewers to post their favorite moment from the past ten years. I decided to do something just a bit different; while thinking back on all of the unforgettable moments the Real Housewives have given us, I started wondering what were the most earth shattering, unbelievable, and unforgivable? What were the story lines that were so incredulous and out there, you just had to keep watching to see how everything would play out? Instead of a “favorites” list, I decided to discuss the biggest scandals that rocked the Housewives, not just in the past decade, but ever!!!

Orange County: Brooks fakes cancer

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“I was connnnnnnnned!”

There have been lies and rumors flying around the OC for 14 seasons now: Did Gretchen cheat on her dying fiance? Is Eddie gay? Did Kelly do a train? But the biggest deception to come from the citrus franchise has to be Brooks pretending to have cancer. If you recall, he started dating Vicki, manipulated her relationships with her family & friends (remember the awful things he said about Vicki’s daughter?), got Vicki to pay for his new teeth … and just when everyone started to turn against them, he played the cancer card to gain back sympathy.

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Not only did the psychic say it, but between Queen MKE’s investigating and a Brooks in the Clubhouse sit down with Andy, everything came out in the end. To lie about something that takes loved ones away from their families is absolutely disgusting; I can’t even say how I feel about Brooks because there are no words, so let’s move on.

Atlanta: Kandi drugs Porsha

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Okay no, Kandi did not drug Porsha and I never for a moment thought so. But Ms. Phaedra Parks put the crazy idea into Porsha’s head: that Kandi wanted to drug Porsha to then, well, um, how do I say this, “do things” with P. What the actual F was Phaedra thinking?! AND whhhhy would Porsha believe her? Well, I guess they were BFFs at the time … (gah that seems like forever ago!).

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Not only did it cancel their friendship, it pretty much got Phaedra kicked off the show (that was never proven, but true fans know). Poor Kandi, it could have ruined her businesses, her reputation, gosh, even got her in trouble with the law!

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The Atlanta ladies fight dirty (Porsha & Kenya anyone??), but this had to be one of the most disturbing lies played out in ATL.

Dallas: LeeAnne’s racist comments

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This is ongoing; I just finished part 1 of the Dallas reunion and sheesh, LeeAnne has some major explaining to doooooo. I won’t repeat the awful things LeeAnne said about Kary Brittingham, not just once, not just twice, but at least three different times.

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For all the abuse LeeAnne suffered as a child, and for all the advocacy she does in her adult life, I was truly shocked to hear the things she said, AND see her continued treatment of Kary on the reunion (and lack of a sincere apology on social media). Since the part of the reunion that covered these topics hasn’t aired yet, we’re unsure how/if Bravo will continue with LeeAnne, but I really do believe her comments this season will end her run on the show.

New Jersey: Teresa & Joe go to jail

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Table flipping, Danielle’s past, Melissa stripping (?!) … there have been many unforgettable moments in Jersey. I mean, who can forget the POSCHE fashion show?

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Which year?

Not to mention all the seasons we watched Teresa fight with her family. (“Stop hurting us!”) But, Jersey will always be remembered for its biggest star and her husband going to prison for fraud. In real time, Joe has been deported; he lives in Italy and will never be able to return to live in the United States. I can’t believe it, mostly because of the hurt it has caused his four amazing girls (Gia for President!), but also that everything, every part of this story, aired on Bravo. I guess if you start showing your dirty laundry, you might as well just show it all, plus they obviously need(ed) the money. I hate to be the person to say it, but I’m tired of hearing about the drama between Joe and Teresa; Tre, just date the nice pool man, let Joe find a kind Italian girl … and then raise your beautiful girls in harmony, even if you’re oceans apart.

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I can’t with this photo; Tre’s pose!?

Beverly Hills: Kim is an alcoholic

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“You stole my goddamn house!”

Accusations of doing cocaine, “Puppy Gate,” & surrogates have all been popular scandals that shook Beverly Hills, but I don’t think anything was harder to watch (& longer played out) than Kim Richard’s sobriety. After she sat down with Andy …

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… confirming she is in fact an alcoholic, thinking back on the early seasons (and catching reruns), they’re viewed with a different lens. It’s really difficult to stomach the scenes of Kim fighting with Kyle; remember that weird boyfriend Kim had in season two, the group vacation they took where she was late to everything and fought with Mauricio, but kept calling him Maurice?

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If you’re a true BH fan, you know Kim eventually got arrested for shoplifting and things didn’t seem to get better between her and Kyle for a long while. In real time, Kim is no longer on the show and truly seems happy being a grandmother. I don’t follow her on social media, but I wish her all the joy, success, and good luck for her future!

RHOBH runner ups:
Taylor Armstrong’s husband (“But now we said it!”)
Yolanda and Munchhausen

New York: It’s about Tom

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I always thought the craziest thing Luann aired was the pirate scandal, remember that? Then came Tom. First it was totally nuts that she dated Jacque way longer than Tom, yet never got engaged to J, but knew Tom for a minute and was ready to marry him. Also, what about the fact that Tom was a “lover” of Sonja’s and kissed/dated Ramona too, right? Even though “committed” to Lu, Tom’s dirty ways didn’t stop.

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Honestly, I don’t remember if the whole “Please don’t let it be about Tom” scandal was pre-engagement, or post-engagement but pre-wedding, regardless, it was bad. Luann stuck by her man though, which led to a horrible marriage and eventual divorce, and ultimately, the most bizarre police tape of a housewife arrest in history.

You can watch the entire thing on YouTube.

Potomac: Michael’s many missteps

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None of us really care if he is or isn’t, but Michael’s inappropriate actions towards men, while married, was wrong. It’s also been a story line since season one, so obviously where there is smoke, there’s fire. The lost footage that apparently was found this last season, on top of the fact that there was an actual allegation put out there has rocked Potomac. What else has been a consistent show topic besides this, Karen’s finances? I’m very curious to see how the next season shapes up now that Michael and Ashley have a baby together. Although I did hear she’s off the show; guess we’ll see.

Well, there you have it! My list of the plot lines in Housewife history that are so ridiculous, they have to be made up!  Yet, we continue to watch. The debate over viewers’ judgement (especially in the Twittersphere) on reality television stars is comical to me because if someone is going to lie or commit bad behavior, while a camera crew follows their movements, they deserve to be judged. Don’t for one second say you watch these shows to feel sympathy for the cast; we watch to be entertained by the shocking moments. If it’s too much for you, stop watching. (But don’t ever stop reading my blog!)

Until next time!! 

(ps … I enjoy the Twittersphere! Come follow me and discuss: @myhollywoodh !!!)

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!!

I’m Currently Watching …

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Week 6 of maternity leave is in full effect. I love my baby & our time together! Besides his eating and pooping a lot, the two of us spend our days doing what else?? Watching & discussing television. His current favorites include …

Big Brother

I always root for an underdog, so I am wanting either Nicole or Cliff to come away as the winner. I thought it was interesting that CBS aired Nicole reading her Head of Household letter; it’s as if they want her to win America’s Favorite Player, or the network just wants to show that it actually cast at least one genuine, good person?

Speaking of a not so genuine or good person, Michie is HOH currently. As I write this, I already know who won the POV and what that person plans to do with it. All I can say is I really hope this plan goes through; we’ll just have to see tonight!

Bachelor in Paradise

I can’t believe Caelynn left with Dean, I’m kind of digging Dylan & Hannah’s relationship, and please get Nicole & Clay off my screen. Other than that? Snooze fest.

This is the last week for paradise, right? Doesn’t DWTS start next week? Every year that I watch Paradise, I kind of feel like the final couple episodes are extremely boring, and I’m just not as into it. I’m ready for the reunion; that’s all I care about at this point.

Friends

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This is my first time sitting down to watch Friends from the beginning, in order. Usually I catch an episode here & there if nothing else is on. I know, I know, I know. How is that even possible? Everyone has seen and loves this show! It’s just one I never really got into before.

I decided to start watching it as a light- hearted, stress reliever during my baby’s newborn phase of late nights, cry fits, & my emotional overthinking of every little thing; come to find out, the show has helped so so much! I would literally prescribe it to anyone ever feeling anxious or sad. I’m so in love & invested after only three seasons that I purchased some of the PJs from the Friends line at Walmart. You can get yours at the link below 👇🏻 !!

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Chandler is obviously my favorite, who’s yours?

Dave Chappell & Travis Scott

My husband and I recently watched Dave Chapelle’s Netflix stand up special. I cannot stress enough how not only hilarious, but accurate it is in today’s climate. However, Chapelle is definitely not PC in it. I would take this as a warning if you decide to watch, especially if you are one that is easily offended🙄.

I also started to watch the Travis Scott documentary, but I couldn’t finish it. Maybe I just don’t get him or his music? Honestly I just wanted to watch for the Kylie of it all. Instead, it seemed like mostly concert footage, and I wasn’t in the mood. It didn’t seem to tell much about his life or background or anything; maybe I gave up too soon?

Football Sundays

Go Chiefs!!!

I’m also watching Potomac, Orange County, & Dallas Housewives, AND Keeping Up, all of which are not disappointing, but rather are seeeeeerving up entertainment!

Come find me on Twitter @myhollywoodh to follow my thoughts on all things Bravo & more😘

Reunion Madness: RHOC & RHOD

We’ve got a lot to discuss …

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Monday Night: OC Part 2

  • Two minutes in and my blood is already boiling against Vicki.
  • Oh, a Vicki apology? And now I guess we’re done with the cocaine comment … ?
  • What does David do for money?
  • Next season I want to see Shannon with a nice man!
  • “We shouldn’t show it if you didn’t remember it?”
  • Tamra talking about how Shannon is so reactive …

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  • What New York trip are they talking about … ??
  • Shannon does play victim, but I also think Tamra exaggerates.

Next week … looks like the Shannon/Tamra feud continues, and we finally get to hear all thoughts on Shane’s dweeby personality. 

Wednesday Night: Dallas Part 1

  • Hahaha Brandi’s face during that “meditation”
  • I wouldn’t say LeeAnne carries the show, but she does make it VERY entertaining!
  • That was D’Andra’s big secret … ?? Heresay?? So DUMB!
  • I’m so happy to see Cary stick up for Kameron and LeeAnne … honestly I really enjoyed Cary this season (even if it did seem like she played both sides).
  • I. Relate. To. Stephanie. So. Much!! and because of that I just love love love love her.
  • “I don’t need to know who looks at your pussy” BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
  • I so so so so agree with Stephanie that the feud with Brandi and LeeAnne is tit for tat and deep rooted in last season.
  • Andy is so much like a therapist, well, at times …

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Next week … looks like Momma Dee will be here (this time choosing to defend D’Andra), we discuss “phone gate” and D’Andra continues to go in on LeeAnne (about Rich!).

In closing…      same dress??

 

Housewives Updates … and Happy 100th post!

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I can not believe my silly little hobby has reached its one hundredth post! I would like to thank my husband for leaving me alone with the upstairs television to watch Bravo (or maybe he leaves me alone because I’m watching Bravo …?), Instagram & Twitter for allowing me to connect with other pop culture fans, as well as trash talk those celebs we don’t particularly like, all my friends who love the same shows I do and gossip about them with me (Mack = Housewives, B = Bachelor, Lyssie = Queer Eye), and anyone who chooses to read what I write or take an interest in it … and for all those who don’t? You’re missing out!

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Obviously, #100 had to be Bravo related because without Bravo, MHH wouldn’t exist … see below for my thoughts on everything Housewife related from this week. Don’t forget to view all 99 past posts by clicking up in the right hand corner. Follow me on IG and Twitter too! Happy reading and here’s to 100 more!

  • OC: I almost had to write up an entire post about psycho Shannon, however, I guess everything worked itself out between her and the ladies in Jamaica because she made up with everyone on last week’s episode. Gina, though, continues to keep that plot line going on tomorrow’s episode, stirring the friendship pot between Shannon & Tamra. Oh! And the reunion was recently filmed; looking forward to that!
  • Dallas: LeeAnne should not, should not, should not have used the word “alcoholic” but I don’t think I can ever be team D’Andra, no matter how in the wrong everyone else is. I also decided that Stephanie is my new housewife QUEEN  —> love love love her! Their reunion films soon too!
  • New Jersey: Season 9 starts this week. I’ve been so disappointed by the past few seasons of NJ, yet Andy says this season brings it all back to like, early season vibes … do we believe him? Guess we’ll find out Wednesday!
  • RHOA: Premiered tonight (yes, it’s on the dvr; will probs watch tomorrow before OC)! Congrats goes out to Kenya who gave birth to her first child … and a second congrats to Kenya because we don’t have to watch her this season! 😀
  • Beverly Hills: These ladies absolutely WON Halloween (Rinna as Erika Jayne?! DEAD!), so I’m very very pumped for them to return to my television, especially because there is going to be some maaaad drama with LVP I think! Pretty sure she won’t shoot with the ladies, or they’re currently not wanting to film with her!
  • Pump Rules: While they are technically not housewives (except for Lala, who I predict will soon transition to RHOB), did you see the trailer for the new season!? ANYONE AS EXCITED AS I AM?!?!?!?! If you missed the trailer, I posted it below. I’m ready to see how the Brittany/Jax proposal went down, see James’s robot girlfriend get shut down by Lala, see where Scheana has been (besides salty on Twitter), and finally see Stassi in a positive relationship (and Beau on my screen!) … oh, and see how things haven’t changed much for “That was so trashy” Kristen.

Hope you all have a wonderful, drama-free week! 

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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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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!

 

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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Real Housewives of Dallas: “They’re Not Knives, They’re Just Hands”

I spent a blissful Sunday morning yesterday, drinking coffee and eating homemade biscuits and gravy prepared by my amazing husband, while consuming three hours of The Real Housewives of Dallas.

Now I’m about to drop some hon-est-tea.

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As any true Housewife fan knows, everything starts with the infamous taglines, so ‘lets begin!

Kameron: “Blah blah blah blah pink dog food.”

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D’Andra: “My husband may actually beat Mauricio as Hottest Housewife Husband, which finally gives me some sort of relevance”

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Cary: “My husband doesn’t like our child; what should I do?”

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LeeAnne: “I may be nuts, but at least I’ve got the best guy on the show.”

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Brandi: “If you want to see home video of me as a child, simply watch my daughters.”

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Last is Stephanie, but I have more to say on her than only giving her a tagline. I wasn’t a huge fan of Stephanie last year and I can’t really say why; she just wasn’t that interesting to me. She lacked a personality a bit and she seemed to be playing the sidekick to her husband and Brandi.

HOWEVER, STEPHANIE HOLLMAN IS THE REASON DALLAS HOUSEWIVES NEEDED TO COME BACK FOR A SECOND SEASON!

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She has seriously TRANSFORMED into a beautiful butterfly! Some of my favorite Stephanie Hollman moments so far this season include:
– her comparison of meeting Brandi’s family to the Bachelor and how she’d get the final rose
– the Catfish Barbie comment
– standing up to Travis about that god awful pool in their new house
– being the bigger person when LeeAnne came as “Two Faced”

She’s a queen!

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Speaking of LeeAnne, we need to discuss. I don’t know what it is about her, but I seem to find myself always rooting for her. This isn’t just because she provides the most entertainment with her crazy behavior. I think  deep down LeeAnne just wants to be accepted by all the girls (& honestly don’t we all?). I hate that she threatened Cary and I know that scene where she smashes a glass is coming …

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But the good news is (as mentioned earlier) she has such an amazing support system in Rich; I mean that proposal was a-maze-ing!!! So sweet! She’s also working on herself by going to therapy (which are some of my FAVORITE scenes this season BTW). Finally, while I was researching for this post, I found out LeeAnne was FREAKING IN MISS CONGENIALITY AS ONE OF THE BEAUTY PAGEANT CONTESTANTS! Her hands may just be hands but you better believe that animal balloon scene should DEFINITELY win her extra points in your eyes.

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Going into tonight’s episode, I think the lines are obviously drawn with Brandi, Stephanie, & Cary on one … and LeeAnne, D’Andra, & Kameron on the other! But regardless of sides, I must say that ladies are just dumb; not these ladies, females in general. It doesn’t matter how many honest teas you have or how many make up presents you try to give people or how many times you try to apologize … females, regardless of age, will get their feelings hurt by a mean comment. Females will always want to be the “best” friend out of their group of friends, and females will always talk behind one another’s back.

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I’m not saying this is right. We as females need to do better, however, this behavior is what has built the housewives empire. This behavior is why us fans tune in each week and get excited when a new franchise is started or when a firecracker like Danielle Staub returns (two more days until #RHONJ!). I’m guilty of this behavior with my own friends and when I sit here criticizing people from behind my blog. I think the best we can do is realize when we are wrong and try to change.

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I’ll start tomorrow.

For now, I’m all about the Dallas ladies and am super pumped to see what all goes down in Mexico! Ay ay ay!

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