I Rewatched Scary Island 🌴👙😈

Recently, Bravo aired season three reruns of The Real Housewives of New York, and I recorded them for a few reasons. First, I knew I would need some shows to watch while hanging out with my new bubba wubba baby boy. Two, as sure as I am that I’ve seen RHONY from the beginning, I can really only recall back to season five (& beyond) with Heather and Kristen and such. Finally, season three brought us Scary Island, and I wanted to analyze the icon that the episode was/is.

I definitely got more than I bargained for!

The early seasons are so crazy to watch because they’re almost 10 years old; the women’s outfits and haircuts (especially Ramona’s!) were so different, and the overall production value was interesting, with the floating gold buildings between scenes.

For more on season 3, click here!

I’ve heard Scary Island referenced everywhere, and I knew most of the quotes & scenes, but watching it in full blew my mind!

Even before the crazy dinner, we got “Turtle Time!” I had no idea it was in the same episode!

Kelly Killorean Bensimon is obviously a Bravo icon, and my earliest memory of her from those past seasons was the running in the streets of New York as a workout. But nothing, I mean nothing I’ve seen of late, on any franchise, could compare to her behavior at that now infamous dinner in the Virgin Islands …

  • (Prior to dinner) she sobbed over the Skinny Girl gift bag Bethenny gave the ladies & called B a “hoebag” …
  • She said she dreamed that Bethenny was going to kill her …
  • She interrupted Ramona’s apology to Bethenny, asking if they were going to make out, only to then tell them to “zip it” …
  • She claimed Alex was channeling the devil when delivering Bethenny’s “message” to Jill …
  • She yelled out, “Al Sharpton!” when Bethenny quoted Jack Nicholson from A Few Good Men (“You can’t handle the truth!”) …
  • And, she just overall made absolutely no freaking sense !!!!

All of which eventually led to ….

I found it very interesting that Kelly wore that purple dress, and the rest were in white or tan, not that I think the purple represented anything, it just made her stand out more alongside her crazy. But seriously, can we get a season with both Kelly and Brandi Glanville, maybe throw in Katie from Potomac too … and we can just watch the insanity fly ???!

The dinner and episode eventually ended with Kelly eating gummy bears and lollipops (?!?!?!?!!!) even though she said she doesn’t eat processed food …

Wow, truly iconic and always to be remembered!

Reality Check!!!

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Oh, how much can change in a week!

I missed the Bachelorette finale Monday AND Tuesday.

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No live Tweets either!

I started a RHONY recap … but have yet to watch part three.

And it’s been over a week … !!!

At this point, my DVR is fuller than my milk ducts. 

Why?

Because … 

 

 

 

 

BABY HOLLYWOOD HANGOVER IS HERE!!

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I’m not writing this to complain that my TV time has been taken away, or that I feel sorry for myself because it’s now breastfeeding over binge watching, or that I will never be able to post about the petty lives of celebrities again. Instead, I’m writing this in reflection (& celebration!!) of my first week as a new mom. Don’t worry, this won’t turn into a mommy blog, and I won’t gush on and on about truly amazing the motherhood experience has been (even though it’s the craziest, best thing I’ve ever done). But, what is it that Thomas Rhett sings? “Life chaaaaanges…” (Any country fans out there?)

I actually started this blog as a hobby to help distract me from the fact we were struggling to get pregnant. Now here we are; he’s here! My schedule doesn’t revolve around Bravo’s anymore, but rather, it revolves around 6 lbs of cuteness; my husband now discusses his favorite diaper brands, rather than the latest baseball scores. Nothing has been taken away though, only gained. I’m so blessed. And yes, I will still obsess over what a privileged, middle-aged woman said about her friends #guiltypleasure …. I just may not get to watch it or blog it as quickly or often as I used to.  And I’m perfectly okay with that!

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Plus, Twitter & IG will be stay quite active, so always check in there to see what’s new!

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For those missing the blog a bit, I added my notes (or what notes I had pre-labor) from the New York Reunion … see below!


“My lawyer always says anything can happen in a courtroom and anything can happen at a reunion …”

So much to unpack, but I’m glad you’re here!

Part 1:
-Dennis
-Dorinda vs. Lu

Before getting into the main topics of this first part of the reunion, I must say how fabulous all the ladies looked, even Lu with all her Claire accessories she was rocking (I can’t take credit for that joke; saw it on social media!). I thought each dress was unique to each housewife and the colors all went together well ….. unlike another city currently airing it’s reunion.

Okay so part one! The beginning of it focused quite a bit on Bethenny and everything she went through this season, from Dennis’s death to her own near death/allergy attack towards the end of the season. I don’t know if any of the other women on the couches would have been able to contain themselves or keep it as together this season as well as B did, despite everything she went through. Yes, I know she cracked under the pressure at dinner in Miami, but even then she was able to calm herself back down and be reasonable. As far as the reunion, I was happy she shared more into her relationship with Dennis and the dynamics of how it was so back and forth. I think gaining this much insight into what Bethenny went through this season will help viewers understand her feelings more toward Lu’s behavior that essentially will be discussed in further parts of the reunion.

Speaking of Lu, the remainder of the episode focused on Dorinda and Luann’s falling out stemming from last season’s “At least I didn’t get a mugshot!” drama and the Jovani of it all.

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“I don’t feel like you have any substance anymore.” 

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Even last season, I never really understood where this huuuuge fight between them started. Let’s try. So Dorinda was hurt last year when Luann said “Oh here we go” or something about having another drink while they were on vacation in Cartengena. Then Dorinda made her famous, “At least I don’t have a mugshot” comment. Next, came the fact that Dorinda got Luann all those cabaret dresses (plus supported her in other ways), only to have Luann uninvite John to the show (which got brought up at this reunion, but I just don’t have the patience to discuss; I mean did she or didn’t she? Those texts didn’t solve anything for me). So Dorinda heckled Luann (yes, what she did was heckling), they talked about each other in the press all summer, and that’s where this season picked up??

I guess my summary of it was Dorinda felt she supported Luann, yet Lu wasn’t grateful, and Luann didn’t feel supported by Dorinda. However, the two hugged it out at the reunion, so we’ll see if everything truly is dropped, despite the fact that Andy “dropped” Lu’s new song, “Jovani” right in Dorinda’s lap.

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Parts 2 & 3 (Notes):

  • If Tinsley only lives in New York during filing, she doesn’t deserve an apple.
  • Anyone even questioning if Ramona deserves another season is crazy. She deserves every season #millenniums
  • Lu is absolutely, 100% still drinking on the side.
  • Thank you Bravo for explaining Lu was in court a few days after the reunion; I was confused on the timeline.
  • Why are we judging Barbra for her tanner when Dorinda’s spray tan is 50 shades of too much?
  • The viewer question saying Lu’s show was the “spectacle of it all” …….. YAAAASSS!! 🤣🤣
  • “You weren’t disinvited!”
  • “You weren’t invited at all!”
  • “You’re the turnip!”
  • “That’s show business; They’re just jealous; This is the support I get?! Oh my god Lu, you’re an asshole”

AND … THE SHADE OF BRAVO TOASTING WITH VIRGIN MIMOSAS AFTER THAT WAS THE DRINK LU RELAPSED ON! What a way to cap off an amazing season!

 

Weekly Television Roundup

Sit and wait, sit and wait. That’s about all I seem to do these days because it’s any time now that my baby boy could arrive (Oh [Baby] Boy!). However, I have TV to keep me company, so I thought I’d share my thoughts on everything I watched this week.

PS: If you don’t have a baby coming, and you watched all these shows this week simply for enjoyment, zero judgement from me … because baby or not, I’d be right there with you 🙂

Sunday: Real Housewives of Potomac

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If you are a Housewife stan and you’re not watching Potomac, ummm what are you thinking? YOU ARE MISSING OUT! These ladies bring it each episode, but this week’s was beyoooooond as news broke that Ashley’s husband sexually assaulted a camera man. I feel bad for Ashley to have to watch this in current time since she just had a baby (last week I think?), and everything in her world should be celebrated right now, not shadowed by this scandal.

As for the other women, Gizelle  was and continues to be so so messy each episode. Even though she’s my favorite, when I think of the drama the ladies have with one another, it’s usually started or prompted by Gizelle. I’m really liking Monique this season. I love her commentary and insight on all the arguments the women have because a) being pregnant, she’s the sober, silent observer & b) she tends to see every side and will tell people when they are right or wrong (cough, Candiace, cough). Robin doesn’t really do anything for me on the show, Karen is old & terrible, and Candiance is the absolute WORST. She’s immature and unreasonable, plus she needs to mind her own business and keep her opinions to herself.

Monday: The Bachelorette

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It was Fantasy Suites this week for Alabama Hannah, and she had four guys to spend the night with instead of three. I was shocked, shocked I tell you, that Peter was the windmill date (“Know what? We did it a second time”), mainly just because he doesn’t really ooze sex appeal to me. However, he is my overall pick for Hannah; Peter is who I can picture her with the most.

I appreciated that Hannah felt she needed time with Tyler that didn’t revolve around intimacy, and that she didn’t want to have sex with him in the Fantasy Suite; physicality is not an issue for them. But, I don’t think it was necessary for her to make a big speech or a big deal about it at their dinner. Why couldn’t she just tell him that in the privacy of the Fantasy Suite? It was like she had to let America know she wasn’t planning on sleeping with him. Also …

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Jed sucks. Girlfriend or not, he sucks. His temper tantrum about being compared to Luke was unnecessary.  Speaking of unnecessary, why he told Hannah he loved her when a) he came on the show with a girlfriend, b) his family seemed surprised he brought Hannah home (for more on this see Take Back Home, Girl: Bachelorette Edition) and c) it seemed like he was using Luke as a way to leave & get back to said girlfriend. Or maybe not. Regardless of it all, Jed sucks.

But, speaking of Luke, his date was NUTS, wasn’t it? It felt like we were watching someone have a true epiphany right before our eyes, as Hannah found the light and realized how horrible Luke was/is. Not only that, I think she finally saw how easily he can manipulate (or attempt to), but also backtrack, so the person he’s talking to is never really sure what he’s trying to say (#gaslighting). Spoilers for next week’s Men Tell All claim it will basically be the reckoning of  Luke, and if you still are not convinced he’s a terrible human being, go check out the Twitter he just got, and how he attacked Hannah on it. Image result for roll eye emoji

Tuesday: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

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Do you like bon bons?”

So the first part of the Beverly Hills Reunion aired this week, and quite frankly, it was a bit all over the place. First, it started with a flashback to the Season 3 reunion, where Adrienne didn’t show up, and LVP gave her commentary on it, basically saying it was cowardly and wrong for Adrienne to not be there. HA! The hypocrisy of it all! While there was bit more on Vanderpump’s absence, the focus then shifted to Denise, her joining the show, and her life. I really like her, although I’d like to see her get a bit more feisty (which it looks like she might with Camille).

Speaking of Camille, she arrived to the reunion couch next. I think we’ll get more into the drama with her in the next two weeks (is it two or three parts?). The episode ended with the Lucy Lucy Apple Juice drama, and how Teddi got involved or was involved in it. Even though we’re all so sick of discussing this, I felt it was important to hear how Teddi was pulled in from the beginning. I had no idea it was because Dorit didn’t invite her to dinner after last year’s reunion (that was the reason right?). Regardless, Teddi’s feet were really held to the fire about how, yes, she was involved, and it was mainly Andy interrogating her. This will continue more next week I’m sure!

Wednesday: Southern Charm

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Colorado, here they come! While I enjoyed watching this week’s Southern Charm, it was also a little boring at the same time. I mostly am just ready for the reunion because I want everyone held accountable for their actions this season, with footage to back it up. What am I talking about? Well I want Whitney to have to answer for hooking up with Kathryn and then blatantly denying it. I want Craig to have to answer for all his crazy outbursts. I want Austen to have to answer for cheating on Madison (did he actually have a threesome in that ridiculously repeated video?? “MADISON!!”) and where they currently stand today. Finally, I want Cameran to have to answer for all her motherhood comments. As for this week’s episode, it was fine, mostly just them traveling. I’m excited to see more of their actual trip!

Thursday: RHONY Reunion

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I plan to recap the reunion in its entirety on a separate post, so you’ll just have to be a bit more patient on this one! However, part two did not disappoint!

In addition: Stranger Things & Younger

My husband and I finished binging the third season of Stranger Things this week. I won’t get too much into into because I don’t want to give away spoilers, but the ending absolutely wrecked me; I admit, I bawled my eyes out.

In my opinion, the season as a whole was the best yet. It was scarier, yet more intriguing, and the scenes between Steve, Robin, Dustin, and Erica were my favorite!

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I’m also currently trying to get caught up on Younger. Anyone watch? I won’t dive too much into it either (so if you don’t watch you can skip this section), but currently I’m in the middle of season five. First off, Direct TV and TV Land need to figure their shiz out because I can’t pull up the episodes on Demand, so I have to watch on my leeetle phone screen (#firstworldproblems). Liza needs to figure some things out as well. While I was always rooting for her and Charles, now that he knows her secret, he’s being a little butthead about it, so I just want Liza to quit Emperical, marry Josh, give him the baby he wants, plus deserves, and just live her best life with him! Also, Hillary Duff is the true queen of this show and the main reason I watch!

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Well I think that’s it!! Whew, we made it! See you all next week with a RHONY Reunion recap, a Queer Eye binge, and hopefully a baby!!

Thank you television, social media, and my husband for keeping me sane these last few weeks before Hollywood Hangover Baby arrives!

 

 

Quotable RHONY: 11×10

The housewives in New York City are out of control and I have the quotes and the countdown to prove it.

Cringest Quotes

1. Luann

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“What, is Bethenny going to go home and watch her daughter sleep? Because, it’s Halloween; it’s 11:00 at night. I mean, isn’t the kid sleeping?”

You. Ungrateful. Peasant. I can’t even with Luann right now! How DARE she say that about Bethenny?! First, you make B come out on a night she even has her daughter with her, second, you don’t come down to see the ladies or invite them up to see you before the show, and last, you don’t start your performance on time! I’m sure I’ll hear something like, “She started 9 minutes late! Bethenny couldn’t stay?” I don’t have children yet, but I’m fairly certain if you have to relieve your babysitter, than you have to go.

I thought the Luann “too big for her britches cabaret star”  story line was just to spruce up the season, but it’s very much true that she’s really feeling herself right now on the show. From not wanting the fish room, to talking shiz about Bethenny in the salon, to this. Get over yourself Countess!

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I suppose her reckoning is coming though, if you watched the mid-season trailer or if you’ve read recently headlines claiming she can’t stay sober. I should probably cut her some slack because she has an uphill climb, but that also doesn’t excuse her insensitive comments so far this season.

2. Tinsley

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“I figure if you’re going to lose it, and be so hysterical and emotional, you might as well do it looking like a clown, with a big bow on your head and like, pink cheeks.”

Yes, Tinsley, we can all see the big bow and the pink cheeks you’re wearing; you don’t have to remind us every episode. And quit acting like you were all embarrassed by your costume; you know you loved it.

Yay you for getting back into society … if getting back into society is having the Big Apple Circus announce your name and give you one line to say. Yay you for being strong and ending things with Scott … if being strong about it is getting drunk and hysterically crying over him. Yay you for having such a strong relationship with your mother … if having a strong relationship is relying on her like a child.

I know I know, I’m going hard on Tinsley too, and I do realize all she wants is a family. But, why does that have to define her? Why can’t she be strong on her own or put herself out there to meet the man of her dreams? Or heck, pull an Andy Cohen and get a baby before you get a man!? My annoyance with Tinsley comes from the fact that I just want to shake her, remind her how great her life is, and tell her to grow the F up!

3. Ramona

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“I have lots of friends, so everyone can’t be invited; I’m sorry!”

As if her social climbing attempts that were caught on film this season haven’t been enough, plus the fact that she wants all these people to throw her birthday parties, Ramona helped create one of the most uncomfortable speeches in housewives’ history. THEN she had the audacity to blame it on Dorinda and Sonja (personally it was all three of their faults, but I like to put the majority of the blame on Ramona).

“Hello! You’re the one who reached me! [wtf does that even mean?!] I’m hosting and I invited you to co-chair, like why are you interrupting my speech? After I talk, then you talk.”

Riiiiight Ramona, because you’re the only one who ever has anything important to say.

4. Dorinda

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“There you go. Important. Important. Don’t ever do that to me again. Don’t ever …”

I don’t necessarily judge Dorinda for her comments this week; she’s said much worse in the past. But, she was a part of that whole speech fiasco and she did interrupt Ramona (which she has a tendency to do), thus she made the list … if only because she contributed to us viewers having to watch part of the episode with one eye shut due to the awkwardness of it all.

However … not everything the women said this week was terrible because the ….

Greatest Quote Goes to

Sonja

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“The best thing that Luann could do right now is do what every other diva does; they just say ‘I didn’t mean to miss you all. I couldn’t find you.’ Don’t be defensive! That’s not the answer! You needed to come over and kiss our rings …… we’re divas too!” 

While she may have been unhinged a few week’s back with the “f***ing Morgan letters!!” Sonja is more and more becoming the voice of reason for all the ladies. Plus, she calls out each of her friends when they are wrong. She stood up for Bethenny when Luann was trying to shame her for leaving the performance early, and she called out Ramona for her birthday party comments, her actions toward Harry, & the entire Birdie/Bridie fiasco. Sonja wins this week for me!

Honorable Mention:
Bethenny

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I realize Bethenny was also in this episode, but mainly it was her running to and from events, so I don’t have any specific quotes to shame or applaud her for. I’m quite sure she had some great comments in her interviews (as she always always does), plus it looks like next week she starts to come for Luann, which I’m ready for, but nothing too memorable this week for me to mention. Well, except for this …

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Weekly Bravo Recap

First Up: The Real Housewives of Atlanta

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Kenya comes back for one episode and stirs up a ton of drama?? Bring her back full time!! But before we get into the Kenya of it all, Porsha’s gender reveal party took place.  Between her awful hair and the fact that the set up was a disaster, it’s no wonder Porsha broke down. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a housewife event as busted as that one. And the poppers didn’t even work either; hers was blue, while everyone else’s was pink! HAHAHA! Sheesh … oh well, it looked like the party ended up being really fun. Congrats to Porsha and Dennis on their baby girl!

But now let’s get to the meat and potatoes of this finale: the return of  Kenya Moore.

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First, I love love love Cynthia, but the demographic of people drinking Seagrams (college girls) are probs not watching Bravo. I know this because I interviewed one a while ago: Interview with a Gen Z. Seagrams is also just gross, and as the women brought up, contains like no alcohol. However, if Cynthia partnering with Seagrams brings back Kenya and causes drama, I’m here for it.

I kind of see how Cynthia wouldn’t tell Nene that Kenya was attending her event because we all know how Nene would react. In fact, Nene probably would have stayed home. While it was strange for Kenya to get up front and center on the mic to make a toast, it seemed like everyone (*ahem* Porsha) but Nene was fine with her there.

It looks likes Nene’s issue with Kenya’s attendance wasn’t ending, it was exploding, seeing as the finale was extended 15 extra minutes, so Nene and Cynthia could have it out. Hearing the audio that Cynthia and Kandi were “on the same page” about not knowing Kenya was coming means they knew she was coming, or was it that they needed to be on the “same page” about the possibility of her coming? Regardless, go look at Nene’s social media; she had some words to say about her and Cynthia’s friendship. Here’s to looking so forward to next Sunday; be sure to stay turned for my recap of the Atlanta reunion once it’s aired entirely!

Next: Vanderpump Rules

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“Puke and rally, puke puke and rally!” Gah, is there anything better than a Vanderpump vacation to Mexico? Being pregnant and 30, I’ve forgotten what a s***show one can become when drunk … let’s examine, shall we?

Type A: Stassi — the drunk in which the world revolves around you, no one can tell you no, and where maybe you don’t want to get up and dance because you’re wearing a freaking maxi dress with Spanx (or you’re just too drunk).

Type B: Ariana — the type of drunk where you are making absolutely no sense to anyone around you, yet, in your brain you’re freaking Albert Einstein.

Type C: Beau — aka the crier. That scene with Stassi and him discussing their “issues” and how their pasts (well mainly Stassi’s past) affects their relationship …. at one point, my husband turned it me and said, “Oh my goshhhh their so drunk.”

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Most notable moments from the episode included: the fomo infomercial, Jax giving Stassi actual, solid advice, and everyone just getting along. If I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again … I could watch an entire season, sans drama, of just the group getting along. I love their crazy ass friendships, and I am waiting for the adoption papers to be signed so I can join!

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

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Am I the only one a little underwhelmed by the LVP/Kyle fight? Except for Kyle being honest/standing up to Lisa for once, and Lisa raising her voice more than normal, nothing really shocked me. That came at the end though, back to the beginning of the episode.

We’re on episode EIGHT of this season and yet we’re still discussing this Vanderpump dog issue: the opening scene was at the shelter, Teddi’s charity cycle event was to raise money for the shelter, we needed to know who leaked the story about Dorit’s dog from the shelter, let’s watch CNN at the shelter!

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However, “real friends show up” and that means go to lunch together after a cycle class. Who would have ever guessed that Denise would be the voice of reason in this whole saga, first questioning why LVP couldn’t make both events that day, then being the first person to ask Kyle if she’s ever known Lisa to leak a story to the press, and finally giving Dorit a press peptalk … a “presstalk!” At the same time, I enjoyed seeing the women band together against LVP (although I was totes shocked when Rinna called her “Lisa Vandertrump” later on in the episode, for realsies #notcool).

I felt like the entire episode went by so fast, and before I knew it I had ten minutes left to watch Kyle and Lisa argue. My only real thought watching was why would Lisa and Ken get beyond defensive if they did nothing wrong? I can see how Lisa would be hurt because the one person who always defends her is now questioning her, but after Adrienne and the surrogate, Camille and Taylor’s husband, Brandi and the suitcase magazines, Yolanda and the Munchhausen,  to this … what is Kyle supposed to think? When does Kyle actually get to probe Lisa? The time is now my friends, and I can’t wait to watch it all unfold in the next coming weeks!

Lastly: The Real Housewives of New York

… which, I decided to just watch as a fan this week, instead of blog. I promise to write a RHONY post soon, perhaps the Berkshires next week? For now, I am #TeamBrunette & #TeamSonjaMorgan so far this season!

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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!!!

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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#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 … !!! 

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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