I'm warning you now, that this is gonna have some spoilers in it!
I see a lot of TikToks where girlfriends film their BFs watching George's death on Grey's Anatomy, and they're usually SHOCKED. (I was robbed of this experience, as I watched Grey's years after that season premiered and knew it was coming.) I can only imagine what it was like seeing it with fresh eyes and a child-like naiveté.
I was THEN thinking about how I tuned into Big Sky, on ABC, to see Ryan Phillippe in it... just for them to kill him off in THE FIRST EPISODE. That was also shocking because they had billed the whole show on his role.
So there are certainly different types of character deaths, the emotional shocks and the "that was an interesting move" shocks. What are the top ones for you?
1. Life Is A Highway By Rascal Flatts
2. God Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts
3. Body Like A Backroad by Sam Hunt
4. Girl Crush by Little Big Town
5. Workin’ Woman Blues by Valerie June
I’m not a country lover but put these on and I’ll lose my mind
We so often talk about releasing the unseen footage, but what moment do you wish you had NOT seen on Bravo, whether it made you uncomfortable, grossed you out, or bored you to death?
There are those women on Real Housewives who people love to hate, who people really do not like at times but we all know they are essential for the show. When I think about housewives like this, I think of Dorinda, Tamra, Brandi Glanville, Kenya (just a few, and yes those are my faves but people hate them LOL).
But then we have Erika Jayne and Rinna who have become these caricatures and are just there to stir things up and bully other women off the show. And with Rinna, you never get anything personal from her. Just constantly coming at the women, and Erika thinks the scarier she sounds, she can make others back down. I'm exhausted but I'm scared of what the show would be like without them...
Where do you guys stand?
The AFI 100 Best Movies list hasn't been updated since 2007, meaning there are GLARING omissions from the list. What's interesting is that when it was updated in 2007 (from the original 1998 list), only one 2000s movie was added (Lord of the Rings, ugh).
Are there any movies from 2007 and beyond that you'd add now?
I watched the penultimate episode of "This Is Us" last night, and it was... perfect. Beautifully shot, beautifully written, wonderfully acted. Just... perfect. I was a puddle of tears from 5 minutes in until the very last frame. What is a television episode that you would make ZERO changes to? (The pilot of "Desperate Housewives" and the bomb episode of "Grey's Anatomy" also fall in line of flawless TV for me)
You get in the backseat of a car. Maybe it's an Uber, maybe it's your friend driving, maybe it's your spouse.
It's summertime, and it's hot.
The driver starts fiddling with whatever it is they're fiddling with.
Serious question: how long do you wait to say, "can I get some air back here?"
Because I swear to god, I feel like I'm going to die in the back while they're up in the front seat using a napkin to clean up something in a cupholder, or whatever.
I have no patience and I last about three seconds once the door is closed and I have observed that there's no urgency in the front to accommodate the climate in the back.
How many beats do you wait before speaking up?
I always thought that whatever object is being held in the opening sequence of a real housewives franchise was CGI. But it turns out that it’s the actual object. RHONJ is the only franchise that holds their hips. Anyway, in a new podcast Teddi revealed that they weren’t holding diamonds on rhobh but instead clear crystal like figurines you can get at Michael’s for $14. Whod’ve thunk
One thing that I found particularly upsetting at the Summer House reunion this season was Paige and Ciara's use of language when talking about Lindsay. For example, when Ciara was talking about whether or not Austen and Lindsay had sex, she said, "the hurt is still the same whether he entered you or not." Paige, on the other hand, said "I don't care who you let inside you," when talking with Lindsay.
It's easy to look at these two phrases and align it with slut-shaming (which they were likely trying to do), but it also dehumanizes Lindsay. It's language used more for objects than people, and is incredibly offensive, regardless of how hurt you may or may not be about her actions.
It's clear both of them came into the reunion with an agenda, but trying to reduce Lindsay to a thing vs. a person does not win you favors.
Hear me out!
After watching the reunion and truly sitting with it for a day, I couldn't shake the nagging question I've wondered all season... why does Paige hate Lindsay?
The excuse (yes, I said excuse) Paige gave during the reunion of why she was giving Lindsay a cold shoulder, was because "there's a hierarchy" and it's "hard to come into the group." From what I saw, Paige has never once — NOT ONCE — seemed like an outsider, nor has the rest of the group ever excluded her. It's also weird for her to bring this up so many seasons in...
But then I had an a-ha moment. Paige wants to be the #1 Girl in the Group. Much like J*x Taylor, who wanted to be the #1 Guy in the Group on Vanderpump.
We saw Jason Couchi turn against some of his closest friends, and make enemies out of nothing, just because he started to lose control of being the #1 Guy (which, I don't think he ever was, but it was cute to watch him think he held that title).
Paige, on the other hand, I think had a great chance at being the #1 Girl, but when Hannah sh*t the bed last season, and left her in a bit of a lurch, and then Winter House and Beyond happened, when ppl lost all faith in her because she started dating Craig, she turned on the one person who was constantly being accepted by the Bravo fandom, no matter what she did: Lindsay. It's a matter of jealousy and trying to villainize someone to regain her crown.
It may not be 1:1 but I think that the argument can be made... Paige wants to be #1 Girl, felt like she was losing that (on her own accord, btw) and has now taken on a new Brat persona that will ultimately be her Bravo downfall.