Southern Charm: Final Thoughts on Season 4

Okay, so I kinda failed big time at blogging Southern Charm this season.  I felt like I was saying the same thing every week…you know – they aren’t that charming, Craig & Naomie need to break up, Landon is awful, Shep is an old frat boy, blah, blah, blah.  I basically got sick of myself & them, so I focused on The Bachelorette instead.

But, after the finale I decided to recap my thoughts of the season as whole, by individual.

Austen:
I honestly thought Austen was a very “safe” addition to the cast.  If he lasts another season, I think we’ll see his real personality – hopefully not the was we saw Landon’s on her second season.  I get what people say, he is the younger version of Shep; they do look kinda similar & clearly have the same taste in women.

Cameran:
I’m back on board the Cameran Express.  It doesn’t bother me that her husband isn’t a part of the show, but I do hope we get to see her mothering skills next season. I feel like she allowed herself to open up to Kathryn, & perhaps see a different side of her. However, in the same breath she bulldozed Shep & Chelsea into getting together.

Chelsea:
Oh Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea…  I like her, but there is something about her that annoys the shit out of me.  I do feel like she kinda played Shep & Austen against each other because she liked being pursued – what women doesn’t?  I loved that she was on #TeamKathryn as opposed to #TeamLandon.  Chelsea may be a “champion” for Kathryn.

Craig:
I have NEVER disliked Craig more than I did this season.  I think he has a drug problem, I suspect Adderall…he has lost an astonishing amount of weight.  He was angry all the time, the way he treated & spoke to Naomie was disgusting. Craig seems like a lost soul, but he’s also the worst Type A ever.  Craig’s ambition is waning.

Jennifer:
So, at the end of last season I decided I liked Jennifer after all.  Well, I’m a fair weather foe because I’m back to distrusting her.  I do not trust anyone so buddy buddy with Landon.  I’m delighted that Ascher is a happy healthy baby, but as a 30-something woman, she leaves a lot to desire in a friend.

Kathryn:
I’m so proud of Kathryn this season.  She’s definitely not out of the woods, but she has made huge strides in her recovery.  I think she handled herself well with the entire cast; although, I do still wish she could eloquently say what’s on her mind in the heat of the moment.

Landon:
Ugh, nothing nice to say about Landon…except that I slightly liked her better than Craig. She’s just not a girl’s girl.  She only cares about herself, & will knock out anyone in her way, especially on the way to steal your man.  She’s gross & I wish this would be her last season.

Naomie:
I pretty much agreed with everything she said to Craig this season, but she came off as a nagging brat.  Her delivery wasn’t great.  However, she never “gossiped” about Craig, she was simply venting to her friends.

Shep:
Whew, Shep!  Talk about someone who’s a lost soul…  He got a deservedly bad edit this season, which I was surprised by since he is getting his own show. Now, most of y’all know that I am ride or die for Shep, but even I was a little disenchanted with him.  Mama J was not impressed at all!  I do get annoyed when people say that Shep only gets “mailbox money,” which by the way, how can I get some of that?  Shep does own a couple bars & a cap/t-shirt line, so I assume he makes money from that?  Shep might be a bit full of himself, but I thought his analysis of Craig & Landon was spot on.  His comment about the Bay of Pigs was hilarious.

Thomas:
Yuck!  Thomas is the scum of the earth, always & forever.  He fathering skills did not impress me.  His human skills did not impress me either.  I find him to be a vile human being.  He can have Landon.

Whitney:
I found Whitney to be very charming this season.  That is all.

What did y’all think of Season 4?  Who do you love? Hate? Love to hate?

Until next season…

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The Bachelorette: Hometown Bores

You guys, this will be a Tweet-Cap as this week was uninspired.  The only things I learned were that 1) I love Aunt Verna; 2) Eric for the next Bachelor; and 3) ABC/Mike Fleiss really love to exploit peoples’ vulnerabilities.  Rachel really shouldn’t have been put in a situation that she had to mediate between Dean & his dad.  Ugly.  Sloppy.  Lazy.

Without further ado… E8.1E8.2E8.3E8.4E8.5

I’m not sure why, but I always seem to lose interest during this part of the season.  I would like for all females int his franchise to stop with the run & jumps. run & jumps

We were left with these men as the final three, no one was shocked. Final 3

So, here’s how I’d like to see the rest of the season play out:
Dean for Paradise or Winter Games
Bryan for Rachel
Eric for Bachelor
Peter for me

I don’t think that’s asking too much?  I find Peters salt & pepper hair a real turn on.  Hubba hubba!

What did y’all think of last night’s episode?  Bryan’s mom was pretty scary, but exactly as I thought she’d be.  Peter’s mom & Nick’s mom clearly have the same hair stylist.  We should have met Dean’s friends instead of his family…or maybe just his siblings.  Thoughts?

Later this week, I’ll post my final thoughts on Southern Charm.

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The Bachelorette: Swiss Cheese

The gang moved on to Geneva, Switzerland.  Rachel informed the guys that there will not be a rose ceremony; seriously, what does ABC have against ending an episode properly???  She told them that there would be three 1-on-1 dates & a 3-on-1 date.  If you don’t get a rose – syanara.

First 1-on-1: Bryan

Bryan reminds me of Ari from Emily Maynard’s season.  He has nothing to say, so he just makes out with Rachel.  Not much to say about this date.  Bryan doesn’t care about the United Nations, they drove a fancy car, they got fancy watches, & then made out for eleventy million years.  Their lips must be so chapped, & Rachel’s face probably has a rash from his beard.

Rachel said she’s sees a different side of Bryan every time she’s with him.  I only see the side of his tongue as he rams it down her throat… BryanJosh Murray called, he wants his gross schtick back.  Luckily for Bryan he’s not quite as gross as Josh, but he’s not as smooth as Ari either.  He’s stuck between a tongue & a hard place.

Bryan got a hometown date.

Second 1-on-1: Dean

Rachel took Dean to a French Catholic mass…worst date ever?  I really only ever want to be at church if I get to sing Christmas music, but I digress…  ChurchDean totally pulled a Will – he was in his head worrying about hometowns.  Rachel basically had to be his therapist.

Dean confided that his dad wasn’t able to be the father he needed him to be after his mom passed away.  I get it.  He is so leery of Rachel meeting the fam.

Dean got the rose – hometown bound.

Third 1-on-1: Peter

They toured Switzerland in a helicopter & dog sled.  The madeout in a blizzard & Peter had half up-half down bangs…still hot AF.  Peter told a sad story about his ex.  Peter is taking Rachel home – duh! Peter

Group Date: Adam, Eric, Matt

Boat ride, big waves.  Adam hates difficult things.  Eric thinks Rachel works hard, but she doesn’t give herself enough credit.  Matt made Rachel cry because he’s her BFF in the house, but she sent him home.  I feel like a date with Adam is always going to be a 2-on-1 date with Adam Jr.

Eric got the rose; Adam was surprised he went home – how?  I actually liked Adam’s personality, at least the two seconds we saw.

I called this weeks ago, but the Final Four are: Final 4

Favorite tweets from the night: E7.1E7.2E7.3E7.4

What did y’all think of this week’s episode?  Rachel was starting to lose her shit, right?  The previews for hometowns look CRAZY!

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The Bachelorette: Snakey ReptiLEEan LEEzard

Sorry for no blog posts last week…and late this week.  Better late than never, right?  I got a new laptop & things took a while to load & work properly.  Plus, I was super swamped with work.

Quickly to recap last week’s episode… On the first 1-on-1 date, Dean was terrified of heights & blimps.  He also had a sad childhood.  Dean got the rose.  On the group date we learned that the guys can’t spell, except for Josiah.  He was very modest about it.  Lee is still a racist jackass, & Iggy is not far behind him in the drama arena.  Lee took great pleasure in provoking all the guys Kenny by making him seem like the stereotypical “angry black man.”  I find it so irresponsible of the producers to perpetuate this…Kenny thus far has been nothing but nice; he’s also a father of a young daughter – this could have damaging effects on his real life.  Not to mention that they are allowing Lee to make a fool of everyone, but most importantly Rachel every week they make her keep him around.

At the start of the episode, we are left with the guys below:Beginning

Monday Night:

This week picked up still on the Spelling Bee group date.  Four minutes in, Rachel & Bryan are making out.  While Lee made all the other guys super uncomfortable.  Never trust a man who willing orders champagne while not at brunch.

Bryan got the group date rose.

Jack got the last one-on-one.  Rachel said they have a lot in common on paper. They went Shuckin’ & Shaggin’ in Hilton Head.  Jack Stone proved to be a special kind of dancer. Jack Stone

Back at the hotel, Will very thoughtfully schooled Lee in the basics of racism.  Lee doesn’t understand the “race card.”

Jack did not get the rose.

No rose ceremony, which I agreed wasn’t necessary.  They all suck at this point, except for Peter, Bryan, & Dean. E5 Men End

Iggy & Tickle Monster go home…rightfully so.  However, we never did learn from Iggy if steroids in the nuts is a new form of birth control for men.

Moving on to Oslo, Norway:

1-on-1 Date: Bryan

Dean & Bryan have a rivalry.  Bryan & Rachel repelled 187′ the Ski Jump of one of the Winter Olympics; 1-8-7 is apparently code for murder.  Surprisingly Rachel was terrified & Bryan easily calmed her down – by smacking lips with her.  He is in it to win it y’all.  Final four contender for sure.

Back at the hotel, Eric expressed his concern that 1 out of the 5 1-on-1’s was with a black guy – Anthony.  Wise ol’ Anthony pointed out that the “brothas” are not interchangeable in her mind, but that she needs to build trust slowly.

Bryan got the rose.

Group Date: Adam, Dean, Anthony, Peter, Matt, Will, Alex, Eric, Josiah “I’m looking for a man that’s good with his hands.”

They play handball…a combo of basketball, soccer, & buns up?  I wish, just once, they’d play a fun round of SPOONS, Sardines, or Heads Up 7 Up…maybe a domino tournament, you know good old fashion fun.  Will was the best ever at handball.  They basically ran around the gym in Spanx while we all hid from TMI.

At the cocktail portion of the group date, Rachel pointed out to Josiah the he talks at her, but never asks questions & definitely doesn’t listen.  He didn’t seem to get the hint.  I LOVE Peter!!! She always pursues Peter, which I think bodes well for him.  Don’t we all want to get in the bone zone with Peter?

Will got the rose.

2-on-1 Date: Kenny & Lee “Your fate is up in the air.”

I could easily skip this date.  Call me crazy, but it just doesn’t seem right for ABC to put two black people in the woods with a white racist who works out in jeans & boots.  Isn’t Get Out based on something kinda similar?  Rachel’s inclination is to trust Kenny; Lee’s inclination is to ruin that.  I’m disgusted by Lee, he makes my skin crawl.

Favorite tweets from Monday Night: E5.1e5.2E5.3

Tuesday Night:

We pick up with the 2-on-1 date.  Oddly enough, this was our first helicopter of the season.

Rose Ceremony: The Men E6

Josiah – take notes from Anthony…such a graceful exit.

Moving on to Denmark.

Rachel has a view of a castle that was Shakespeare’s inspiration for Hamlet.  Ummm, wasn’t Hamlet a dark play?

1-on-1 Date: Eric “‘Copen’ to Love”

Eric is still so dance-y.  This is where Josiah failed, Eric asks real questions & is genuinely interested in Rachel.  They just played around the city of Copenhagen.  This is my favorite date so far.  Shockingly, this was our first date with a hot tub.  These Bachelor staples are crippling my fantasy league.

Group Date: Dean, Kenny, Bryan, Alex, Matt, Peter, Adam “I’ve taken a viking to you guys”

The guys are forced by Tom & Morton to play some kind of Larping game where they dance fight in Viking gear. larping

Kenny & Adam got hurt, but ultimately Kenny won the challenge.  During his time with Rachel, she & Kenny agreed that he should go be with his daughter.  All that drama with Lee only for Kenny to take himself out of the running…what the what?

1-on-1 Date: Will

We head to the land of IKEA…wouldn’t that be a fun group date challenge?  Make them all assemble IKEA furniture.  Where are Ashton & Mila to make this happen?

Will forgot how to talk on this date, so Rachel sent him home.

Rose Ceremony: Final 6

Is everyone shocked that Adam & Matt are staying over Alex????  What am I missing?  Rachel only spoke to Matt about how Kenny’s eye was doing.

Favorite tweets from the night: E6.1

What did y’all think of the two night event?  I could have done without Tuesday’s episode.  I’m so glad we’re back to our regularly scheduled Rose Ceremonies.  Who are in your Final Four?

Until next week…

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Southern Charm: Emotional Rollercoaster

Y’all, this episode was so emotional!  I legit cried myself to sleep because it brought up unexpected feelings for me.  I found myself relating to Cameran, Shep, & Landon – words I never thought I’d write about Landon.  I thought this particular episode seemed to be shown out of order & referred to things off camera, so instead of following the episode like I normally do, I will recap by situation.

Cameran & Chelsea:
Cam called Chelsea to get together for HH, but Chels was already planning to meet Kathryn to pick out outfits for a photo shoot.  FashionChelsea invited Cameran along, which she seemed happy to accept.  I think my girl Cam has really turned a corner from her bad attitude last season towards Kathryn…at least for now.  On the other hand, did Chelsea & Kathryn’s budding friendship not get filmed? I’m a little confused.

Landon & her Dad:
Landon drove out to some properties that her dad wants to develop.  He’s clearly showing her this because he’s tired of footing her bills; he’d rather have Landon on his payroll.  Daddy Clements is still real confused about “Roam” that has no name, us too dude, us too.  The only nice thing I’ll say about Landon, & I’ll deny it if you ask me, is that I appreciate that she wants to make it on her own.  I don’t have family that bank rolls my lifestyle, but I can definitely relate to wanting to be successful without the help of my parents.  Ugh, how dare Bravo make me feel sympathy for BLandon!

Kathryn, Cameran, & Chelsea:
Chelsea met up with Kathryn at a boutique so that she could become a “J. Crew Bitch,” which is now my new favorite thing.  Kathryn adamantly states that she is anything but in her confessional…pretty sure her outfit to Saint’s birthday party could’ve been straight out of the latest J. Crew catalog.  Hey, who am I to judge if you want to pay $180+ for a sweater.

Cameran showed up, grabbed a glass of wine, & demanded a fashion show…she also invited both gals to her birthday weekend in Key West..  Fashion Show

Chelsea & the Love Triangle:
Okay, here’s where I also get so confused…  It seems to me that Chelsea neither confirms nor denies when Shep &/or Cameran has point blank asked her about her status with Austen.  Austen will also not confirm if they are dating.

Chelsea tells Austen that Shep tried to kiss her a few times the night before; which infuriates Austen.  They were all three out together at Commodore, & Shep also said what he really thought of her & Austen – they don’t got it.

Shep & Austen…and Craig:
This was just bro by blow!  So, Craig, Whitney, Austen, Shep, & Shep’s friend Beau (how you doin’?) got together for drinks.

Oh hey, Beau: Beau

Sorry Sheppy, you’ll have to move on & forget about me.  Somehow, I think you’ll live. Can we still be friends?

Anyways, enough of my mooning over my new beau, Beau.  Austen laid into Shep immediately; the producers did a horrible job trying to villain-ize Shepparoni, as he had a reasonable comeback to each of Austen’s accusations & he apologized.  They seemed to bro it out, until that stinky weasel of man, Craig, just had to add his two cents.  He kept telling Austen that Shep was an awful friend & tried to fck Naomie, which obviously means he also tried fck Chelsea…blah, blah, blah.  I am hating Craig this season.  Does anyone else feel like Craig is still mad at Shep for sleeping with Kathryn season 1? Whitney, being his charming self, & my new boyfriend Beau tried to diffuse the situation. They both basically thought Austen was a diva & Craig was a shit-stirrer.  Shep ended up walking away with Austen no longer a friend…at least until next week. The Broforce is broken.  broforce

Just so we are clear, if you neither confirm nor deny your relationship status with a person I think that means anyone can keep pursuing you until you shut it down.

Kathryn & Kensie (and the father):
Over in the civilized world, Kathryn & Kensie enjoyed the cutest, sweetest, most lovely photoshoot.  I thought this was a really special scene for Kathryn, maybe even Thomas.  K & K

This part got me so emotional.  Kensie did not want to leave Kathryn’s side & essentially threw a tantrum, as Kathryn so eloquently put it – Kensie can’t express in words how she’s feeling, so crying it is.  Kensie was cognizant enough to go to Kathryn’s SUV & try to get in to go home with her.  This was so heartbreaking.  I bet they all just felt so helpless.

Shep & Cameran:
After Shep’s little incident last week, Cam checked in on her pal.  Shep was up, eating, & reading all before noon!  Once again Cameran encourages Shep to pursue Chelsea – I can see why Shep would be confused – mixed signals everywhere!  Cameran also pointed out that she & Shep were a lot alike – she has trouble with opening herself up to the possibility of motherhood & Shep has trouble opening himself up to love.  Sheppy disagrees & says, “I’m not afraid of getting hurt; I’m afraid of doing the hurting.  I have no connection.”  I totally related to Shep on the connection thing; the longer you go being single the easier it is to close yourself off.

Side note: Cam did admit to both Chelsea & Shep that she encouraged him where perhaps she should have let it be.  She just wants her friends to be in love y’all.  We all need a “my angel” in our lives, right?

Craig & Naomie:
These two morons head back to therapy to bitch at each other.  I honestly think this is the only time they actually communicate with each other.  Craig is right in saying that Naomie should have his back; however, in private Naomie should be able to voice differing opinions freely without retribution from Craig.  It’s a two-way street that neither seem to be able to navigation.

Favorite Tweets from the night: SC4E10.1SC4E10.2

Cameran gets my vote for “Most Improved” since last season, Whitney is a close second.  What do you all think?  Is Shep a villain?  Is Cameran meddling too much? Where do we stand on Chelsea?

Until next time…

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The Bachelorette: Rachel “Left Eye” Lindsay

Sorry for the delay in getting this post up!  So, let’s just dig right in, shall we?

We open right back up where we left off last week; Paulie holding DeMario back from the gate, & Chris Harrison finally doing some real work – holding the guys back so that Rachel can have a private(ish) conversation with DeMario.  His character was assassinated – not to self don’t try to use that kind of talk with a lawyer.  Rachel told him, “I need a man, & what I saw was a boy.”  She sent him home again.

Cocktail Party Continues:
Blake is apparently in love with Lucas & stands over his bed, eating bananas, as told to Rachel by WhaBoom.  This is obviously a lie because Blake is on a Ketogenic diet & doesn’t eat carbs.  Lucas & Blake are so annoying.

Luckily for us, Rachel sends them both home to save our weary souls.

Men left standing after the Rose Ceremony: First Rose Ceremony

Afterwards, Blake & Lucas have the dumbest fake fight.  Seemed real rehearsed to me.

Group Date 1: Bryan, Jonathan, Peter, Alex, Will, Fred
Date Card: Lights, Camera, Action

They went on the Ellen Show.  Rachel claims Ellen is her spirit animal.  The guys strip, why again?  Alex twerked.  What the hell were those pants? Group Date 1

The guys played Never Have I Ever on Ellen.  Alex said something weird about Rachel looking him in the eye, left eye to left eye.  I found a few interesting articles regarding eye contact…you can check them out here & here.

Fred is so sweet, but kind of a sad sack Eeyore.  Three of the six guys kissed Rachel, which made Fred insecure.   He finally kissed her & it was the most awkward…and loud, very smack-y.  Rachel said she felt like she was kissing a boy.  She couldn’t get “bad Freddy” out of her mind.  Rachel did the only decent thing she could & sent Fred home…while holding the Group Date rose, which was kinda cruel.  Alex got the group date rose.

1-on-1 Date: Anthony
Date Card: Meet Me at the Rodeo

They went horseback riding on Rodeo Dr.  They rode their horses into a store to get boots with the spurs, big buckles, & cowboy hats.  This is not the OK Corral, it’s more like the Not Okay Corral.  Anthony's Date

As much as I like Anthony, this date was boring.  Anthony got the rose.

Group Date 2: Brady, Dean, Adam, Kenny, Bryce, Lee, Jack, Eric
Date Card: Sometimes in Relationships, Women Have to Take Charge

Waiting for the group date, Eric’s insecurity is showing.  He attacked Iggy, though a producer Iggy egged him on.

Rachel’s girls from last season showed up & planned the date – Raven, Jasmine, Corinne, & Alexis.  Rachel said “my girls” 11, 234, 987 times…I counted.  I was so uncomfortable with this date.  Mud wrestling.  Bryce won, beating poor, tired Kenny.  Not going to lie, for most of this date I was hiding behind my laptop laughing hysterically…similar to how I behave in front of strippers. group 2

Surprisingly, Eric got the group date rose.

Cocktail Party:
Iggy questions Eric’s fit for Rachel…to Rachel.  Iggy is the Evan of this season.  Lee talks shit about Eric screaming at Iggy.   Okay, so based on Lee’s social media, we learned this past week that he is racist…unapologetically.  But, is he not an equal opportunity racist?  He has a problem with Eric, but not Iggy.  Looks like he’ll have more issues with Will & Josiah (or was it Kenny?).

To Be Continued…

There were a lot of fantastic Tweets from the night; these were my faves: E3.1E3.2E3.3E3.4E3.5E3.6E3.7E3.8E3.9

I hate when we don’t get a rose ceremony, it really throws off my bracket picks.  Who are we loving?  We obviously hate Lee & Tickle Monster, right?

Until next week…

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Southern Charm Recap: Olive Branches

I reversed my watching order this week as The Bachelorette came on first instead of Southern Charm.  It would really help me out if Bravo could move Southern Charm to Tuesday, or maybe Sunday.  Although the ratings hold their own, #SouthernCharm is always trending on Twitter along with #TheBachelorette, which really messes with me pulling my favorite tweets.  schedule

The show opens on the Charmers doing their thing.  Kathryn is getting her namaste on. Landon asked Thomas out – he thinks its a date, she thinks they’re just two friends having dinner.  She totally led him on.  Cam calls “her angel” to talk about baby making & redecorating her lady cave, since Jason has his man cave.  Jason wants it to be a nursery. I actually think this was just an #ad for Home Goods.

We focus on Craig as he receives an email from his law school notifying him that he has finally passed, is now a graduate, & can finally take The Bar.  His parents were properly enthused; however, Naomie took all wind out of his sail.  Normally, I’m #TeamNaomie, but she really was rude to Craig.  Maybe it’s payback for him constantly referring to her as a child?  There is a time to support Craig, & a time to say “I told you so,” learn the difference Naomie.Craig

Landon & Thomas go on their date full of mixed signals.  Thomas kept winking at her, which was so creepy.  Landon giggled incessantly.  Landon confessed that Thomas would be ideal for her, but she can’t move past the gossip & Kathryn situation.  Thomas uttered, quite possibly the best line in SC history, “Go f@#$ thyself,” as his attitude towards gossip. I guess this was the code words for the drunk lady at the next table to lean over & rattle on & on about Thomas being Landon’s soulmate.  Landon seemed a bit uncomfortable, but I’m sure that’s because she wasn’t buzzed enough yet.

Sheppy organized a lunch for himself, Craig, Kathryn, & Cameran so they can all re-connect & make any amends necessary.  Shep perfectly pointed out to Cam that if she held Kathryn accountable, then Thomas needs to be held to the same standard.  He is absolutely correct in that.  In a round-about way, Cameran finally agreed while shading Kathryn in the process.  Progress is slow in the South, y’all.  Cameran dragged Whitney along, which made things even more awkward.  Honestly, Shep should have led the conversation to help ease the tension…it was his idea after all.  Finally, Cam extended the olive branch to Kathryn.  They basically all agree to move on & let bygones be bygones.  You guys, I’m finding Whitney to be so charming this season.Olive branch

Craig & Austen play a horrible round of golf (as in their skills), while bitching constantly about Shep.  Craig basically doesn’t have a nice thing to say about anyone but Kathryn. Was Craig wearing a woman’s sweater?  They both basically say that Shep doesn’t want a relationshep (get it?) with Chelsea, but that he wants to “conquer” Chelsea.  Since Chelsea is the girl version of Shep, I don’t think she’d mind.

Over at the Ravenel guest house, Thomas is planning Saint Julian’s first birthday with the nanny.  Kensie, who is potty training, chose the perfect moment of Whitney’s arrival to drop trow.  Hilarious!  Whitney is so uncomfortable around children.  He told Thomas that they all had lunch with Kathryn, & he thinks Thomas should give her a second chance.

Landon met up with her boy toy to confirm that she is indeed an old hen, & a stupid one to boot.  She had a bad day at the “office” & learned that Roam is already taken…duh! That could be determined by a simple Google search.  I’ve never incorporated a name, but guess what?  I Googled the name of my blog & then purchased the domain.  Business 101.  Landon, stick to what you know – gold digging.

Liz & Kathryn met for coffee; I found this scene sadly sweet.  The women end up sharing a small cake to celebrate Saint’s first birthday.  Liz delivered Thomas’ written response to Kathryn’s letter.  We end the episode with Thomas inviting Kathryn to Julian’s birthday party in the park.  Olive branches, y’all!

Favorite Tweets from the night: SC4E9.1

What did y’all think of our Southern Charmers last night?  I still find myself loving & hating Craig from one breath to the next.  What do you all think of Chelsea?  I like her, but something really bugs me about her…can’t put my finger on it.

I promise to actually post a RHONY recap this week.

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The Bachelorette: Kareemed by an Ex

Ugh!  I had internet issues last night, it wasn’t even storming, so this couldn’t be posted last night.  Some of my observations are based on my reactions as I watched in real-time. Overall, last night’s episode was pretty good…drama wasted no time!  As per ushe, we started with Chris Harrison greeting the men after a quick wardrobe change to make us think it was a new day after the first rose ceremony.

Group Date: Dean, Jack, Jonathan, Blake, Iggy, Kenny, Fred, Lucas

Ashton & Mila!  OMG!!!  Kelso & Jackie arrived to greet the guys & let them know that they would be competing for Rachel on the Ultimate Dad obstacle course.  Ashton said Rachel is looking for a real man…with health insurance.  He could not be more correct. Whaboom, Blake, & Dean definitely don’t have health insurance…probably not a 401k either.

Shocking everyone, Lucas won the race!  He beat out Kenny by shoving him out of the way.  Blake cried about it.  I think WhaBoom’s baby was probably dead by the end, but he won.  Ashton, Mila, & Rachel’s reactions were the best!  Somehow I think Rachel would rather have spent extra time with Kenny.Lucas

Lucas wasn’t as annoying during his 1-on-1 time, although he wore a hideous, distracting suit.  Fred told her that he has grown up & matured.  Jonathan taught her how to change a diaper – gross…why was he showing her this?  He doesn’t have children (as far as we know).  Rachel thought all the convos were mundane…until Dean sat down with her. Kenny did well too.  I love Kenny!

Blake’s obsession with Lucas is more annoying than Lucas being here.  The other guys are so unimpressed with Blake & Lucas.  I think it was Kenny that mentioned that the “white guys” were giving them all a bad name – I paraphrased.

Dean got the rose.  He sealed it with a kiss…which Rachel was in to!  Thank god he didn’t eat her face like Bryan did on night one.

1-on-1: Peter

Copper joined their date to Palm Springs.  I love all the dogs!!!  Barkfest looks fun!  But, seriously, what happened to Copper’s leg?  Did he have a cast last episode?  Peter is so hot! Rachel called it, Peter is dreamy.

Rachel’s dinner dress was beautiful.  If she doesn’t pick Peter, I’ll take him.  They talk about the gap in their teeth…if that was my only problem with my teeth, I’d keep it too.  They are so cute together.  They also talked about going to therapy after really bad breakups.  Have we ever had such real talk this early in season?

Peter got the rose. Peter

Group Date 2: Will, Jamey, Diggy, Alex, Adam, Lee, Matt, Eric, Josiah, DeMario

Basketball with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar!  Who cares about the actual basketball game, get to the girlfriend!  Rachel was annoyed by Eric’s antics to get noticed.  I loved that Rachel got bored by the game & started dancing with the band…me too girl, me too.  Rachel is smitten with DeMario, which means the girlfriend is his right? Called it.  She sent DeMario home.  Lexi & DeMario annoyed me so much – they wouldn’t let Rachel talk.  Lawyer Rachel had to come out & give DeMario a reckoning.

Before heading to the Group Date cocktail party, Rachel needed a few minutes to collect herself.  She totally bi-passed Chris Harrison – so much for his pep talk.  Anyway, the show must go on right?  I think Rachel handled herself really well with the guys.

I thought Diggy, Eric, & Josiah had the most impressive 1-on-1’s with Rachel.

Josiah got the rose.

Of course this took the entire two hours, so no rose ceremony – this royally pisses me off as most of you know.  DeMario showed back up to ruin the Rose Ceremony…I think the guys are planning to lynch him.

Current men left (I use the term men loosely) & who got date roses: The Men E2

Favorite Tweets from the night: E2.1E2.2E2.3E2.4E2.5

What did y’all think of last night’s episode?  I thought Blake was far more annoying than Whaboom.  I’m okay that DeMario is gone because he’s a douche & Diggy looks just like him.  For some reason I get Iggy & Will mixed up…they looking nothing alike, but I’m always surprised to see them.

The Southern Charm recap will be up later today & RHONY later this week.

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Southern Charm Recap: It’s So Hard to Say Sari

The Charmers would pick the premier night of The Bachelorette to get more interesting… giphy

Did Chelsea compare her lady bits to pork or a port?  I couldn’t understand that thick drawl.  Thomas is apparently now the official tour guide of Charleston.  Kathryn reached out to Whitney to make amends…I thought they did this at the Reunion?

Getting right in to the nitty gritty, we join Craig & Naomie at therapy.  I need a therapy sesh to recover from theirs.  I am #TeamNaomie all the way, but they are both in that place of looking at the bottom line (it’s all your fault, not mine), while we – the audience – can see the bigger picture (neither is always right).  I’m not sure they will get to the bigger picture.

Austen & Landon go on a date meet for drinks; Landon’s drink of choice was a shot of tequila & a Michalob Ultra.  She Drinks like I did at 23.  Landon did reveal that Charlotte the Dog was the flower girl/ring bearer at her first wedding, much to Austen’s chagrin.  Austen basically called Landon a gold digger…he called it as we all see it.  Shep is conveniently back on the wagon & happened to show up at the same bar as his two cast mates.  Landon basked in the glow of calling Chelsea Austen’s girlfriend in front of Shep.  Shep took it well cringey. Shep

Thomas met up with his father.  Like many men from the South & old as dirt, he had corny jokes & bad dentures.  This segment made Thomas seem a little more human & gave us some insight into why he is such a douche canoe now.  Papa Rav was a prick to young Thomas, & left his mother to care for TRav & his special needs brother.  Thomas kinda raised himself, but is still always seeking the approval from his father, who could not care less.

Austen & Chelsea had another date, & just when I was writing them of as boring Austen had to make us all cry.  He shared his ugly cry story about the death of his older sister when she was 10 & he was 7.  This broke my heart…I ugly cried Bachelor style. Austen

To lighten the mood, we head over to Patricia’s mansion & met her friend Georgette.  So, side note – I wasn’t looking at the TV during Georgette’s first appearance & I didn’t realize that it wasn’t Pat talking – they sound the same y’all!  They are in cahoots to make the world’s ugliest caftans.  Watch out Asa & Kyle.  They plan to throw a dinner party with an Indian theme.  I’ve also decided the Michael wearing a lab coat to make drinks is very mad scientist.

Meanwhile, across town in the most blatant set up ever Kathryn got her hair done by Chelsea.  I actually think Chelsea & Kathryn could be a good match as friends.  Chelsea would never sleep with Kathryn’s man, & she would provide a levity when Kathryn starts to wander too close to the Crazy Train.  Kathryn admitted that she sent Thomas a letter to apologize as part of her 12 steps.  In her confessional, Kathryn got emotional explaining how grateful she was to Thomas for making her a mother, etc.  JD joins Thomas at his office, where he shared Kathryn’s letter.

Not to go off on a tangent, but the hand writing in that letter is why cursive should still be taught in school.  No offense to Kathryn, but her handwriting is what I imagine Kensie’s to look like.

Thomas, being the worst, thinks Kathryn is trying to trap him.  Ugh!  Can he be a decent human being for once?

Cameran looked beautiful in her sari at Patricia’s.  Landon was dressed for a toga party, & Daisy was dressed as Daisy from Great Gatsby.  They were not allowed to say four letter words per Georgette’s instructions at dinner…we all assume she meant curse words, but it seemed all four letter words were taboo.  An Indian Healer showed up as the special guest & read their futures.  She correctly predicted that Cameran would be pregnant in 2017 & Craig would pass The Bar in 2017.  During this time I realized, for the first time, that Craig’s last name is perfect for a lawyer.  Get it Con-Over…lawyer’s have that reputation…  The healer also said that Naomie & Craig were soulmates – I give them another year before they call it quits.

The Healer said that Shep would only marry once he becomes afraid of being alone.  On the other hand, Landon’s true love was in the room.  Don’t you find it odd that Patricia is continuously trying to hook up Landon with Thomas, but not Whitney?  Hmmm… hmmm

Whitney hijacked Thomas’ turn in the hot seat by revealing that Kathryn had sought him out for a reconciliation.  For some reason unbeknownst to me, Cameran has a major reaction to this & thinks it is so inappropriate.  Landon was just being Landon.  Craig & Shep immediately defend Kathryn & can’t believe this group is so against Kathryn wanting to say she’s “sari.”  Appalled, Georgette deems the party is over.

Okay, so this season I have had a love/hate relationship with Craig.  Why is he such an ass to Naomie, but will defend Kathryn to the death?  Maybe when Craig & Naomie break up Kathryn will finally give him a chance?

Favorite Tweets from the night: SC4E8.1SC4E8.2SC4E8.3

What did y’all think?  Do you agree that #SouthernCharm is about to get good?  Is anyone watching Savannah?

I’ll check back in the week for RHONY.

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The Bachelorette Recap: WhaBoo

This post is a recap of my first impressions of the guys as they came out of the limo.  As y’all know, Night One is my least favorite due to the sheer number of people I’m expected to remember.  Why was 31 guys the magic number?  All The Men

Without further ado…

In order out of the limo:
Peter: 30: WI – Holy Hottie McHot Pants!  He is much better looking in person, & he was hot in his bio.  They have the same gap in their teeth.
Josiah: 28: FL – Legal terms! “See you later litigator.”
Bryan: 37: FL – Same outfit as Josiah? Speaks Spanish. Rachel flirted with him.
Kenny: 35: NV – He reminds me of Terry from Brooklyn 99.
Rob: 29: TX – He’s from Houston, based on his bio I thought he’d be from the UK or Canada.
Iggy: 30: IL – Iggy was not the body shape I anticipated, but I called it on the hipster.
Bryce: 30: FL – He literally picked her up.  Wore his uniform.
Will: 28: FL – Just say no to Urkel.
Diggy: 31: IL – He wants to teach her how to Diggy.  Can you dig it?
Kyle: 26: CA – He can bake…apparently.
Blake K.: 29: CA – Hot Asian.  i still think he looks like Craig Conover from Southern Charm.
Brady: 29: FL – So many guys from Florida!  He looks like he’s been workin’ on the railroad all the live long day.
Dean: 26: CA – Rachel actually remembered him.  He is better looking in person.
Eric: 29: CA – he looks so much like the character from Get Out that was with the old white lady.  Dancing is their thing.
DeMario: 30: CA – He is good looking.  These guys love a bow tie.  Over-confident.
Blake E.: 31: CA – Hired a marching band.  So, the aspiring drummer wants to be in Drum Line. Nick Cannon should be afraid.
Fred: 27: TX – He knew Rachel from childhood – he was kinda creepy about it.  Rachel calls him “Fredrick, the bad little boy.”
Jonathan: 31: FL – Ewww, tickle monster.
Lee: 30: TN – He’s not as good as Wes from Jillian’s season, but already as annoying.
Alex: 28: MI – Vacuum cleaner?
Milton: 31: FL – He took a selfie with Rachel & purred at her.  Gross.
Adam: 26: TX – He brought a puppet, Adam Jr.
Matt: 32: CT – Dressed as a penguin. Waddling right into her heart.
Grant: 29: NY – Arrived in an ambulance.
Anthony: 26: IL – His head wasn’t as misshapen in person.  Wears an earring.
Jamey: 32: CA – Seemed a little effeminate.
Jack Stone: 31: TX – Has she ever seen him in court?
Mohit: 26: CA – Reminds me of Mike from Shahs of Sunset.
Jedidiah: 35: GA – He went biblical on her, shocker.
Michael: 26: IL – Lots of Chicago guys too!
Lucas: 30: CA – Testicle talk through Kenya Moore’s megaphone.  I wish she really could send him back to the limo.  Is Whaboom a rip-off of the Tasmanian Devil?  Does it give him a migraine to yell & shake like that?

Observations:

  • First make out sesh goes to Bryan.
  • DeMario knows A LOT about pop culture.
    • Might have a thing for Justin Timberlake related obsession.
  • Mo is d-runk…the Mike from Shahs comparison holds up.
  • Milton sounds like Josh Murray…I can’t handle the purring.
  • Fun Fact: Blake E. & Lucas were on a previous reality show together & they did not get along.
  • Kenny is kinda sweet.
  • Rachel is walking like her feet hurt.
  • Josiah is wearing on my nerves.  He & DeMario egg each other on.

First Impression Rose: Bryan

Roses awarded to: Survivors

Would you guys prefer me to keep all the guys & change their photo to B &W when they go, or just remove them (like above)?

Favorite Tweets from the night: E1.1E1.2E1.3E1.4E1.5

What did y’all think of Rachel’s guys?  Are any of them a keeper?  How annoying was Lucas?

My Southern Charm recap will be up later today.  RHONY up on Wednesday/Thursday.

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