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20 minutes ago, Taoboi said:

You remind me that Lizzie is going to be on OC tonight!!! ;) 

 

Yeah, I see that so many people are turning on Candiace online. Especially after that blogger who she verbally attacked died. Things are really not looking good for her.

 

RE: Miami. I agree. RHOM really was ahead of its time. And now look at the viewers who want to explore that lifestyle and love shows like MEXICAN DYNASTIES, TEXAICANA, and FAMILY KARMA (which btw got renewed, been filming, but had to stop recently since someone got covid). It is like how the black community like soaps, but not seeing more of themselves reflected on screen. Though Lea was a favorite so I can see why they would be focused on her. I liked Joanna Season 2 even if she was just as messy as Adriana. I believe that I liked her Season 3, but that Season 3 reunion she was as smug, nasty like others (Nene and even Lisa on RHOM for example) who let the show go to their head.

 

Losing Mama Elsa definitely was a major blow. And I agree that Season 3 revealed too much behind the curtain...funny given that is how the shows are doing that now. lol. 

 

I liked the massive cast and felt they were balanced out pretty well overall. Every time they appeared in Season 3, the show got its flavor and style back, a sign that messing with the formula that worked for Season 2 was a BAD idea. 

 

PS. Team Karent. And I loved her tagline. They stayed looking at her smile when they should not have looked her way. hehe.

 

I agree. I feel they are two sides of the same coin Gizelle/Karen. You cannot pick on one without picking on the other for the same thing. Of course that means that we two have favorites and nothing wrong with that. :)

 

There is a reason why the majority here (and online) think it's time for Gizelle to get some comeuppance. The reason being your last sentence. We see the show. We see what she does. And it's time she was called out for it. It took until Season 4 for Ashley to have some comeuppance for being messy. Karen got it in Season 2. Gizelle's turn IS coming. 

Hahaha!!! And here I was just saying Gizelle and Karen were two sides of the same coin. 

 

I agree. I don't feel like binging Season 3 of RHOM, but I loved that I sat down to binge Season 2...TWICE this year. 

 

But when you say it like that (Monique or Candiace), who should go? They both bring something. I would say Monique brings reality and Candiace brings mess. What would be the way to go? Okay, I would say reality because Monique can be messy from time to time. So could Candiace bring reality? But while Andy might want to keep them all and all the ladies actually bring something to the show in her own way...can they all come back and the next season NOT be toxic? Because it's dancing the line I feel...

 

I'm not sure, tbh.  I think the one that's authentic, has a story to tell outside the group is who I would keep.  Or I would down grade both to friend status so we can see them at events...and neither would be required to be there all the time.  If both stay on...it'll be a rinse lather and repeat situation (the show is close to it already with the predictable antics of Karen, Giselle, etc.)

 

After Porsha and Kenya's season 6 reunion behavior on rhoa, I wanted both downgraded..because I feared a rinse, lather and repeat situation would happen...and now in season 13..it's the same thing with them both.

 

Rhoc had that with Tamra/Gretchen...Vicki/tamra/shannon....and now with Shannon/kelly.  Sometimes you have to break the cycle up.

 

rhod had that with Leeanne for 4 seasons...now I'm excited for season 5 to see how her departure will change the landscape of the show.

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1 minute ago, Soaplovers said:

 

I'm not sure, tbh.  I think the one that's authentic, has a story to tell outside the group is who I would keep.  Or I would down grade both to friend status so we can see them at events...and neither would be required to be there all the time.  If both stay on...it'll be a rinse lather and repeat situation (the show is close to it already with the predictable antics of Karen, Giselle, etc.)

 

After Porsha and Kenya's season 6 reunion behavior on rhoa, I wanted both downgraded..because I feared a rinse, lather and repeat situation would happen...and now in season 13..it's the same thing with them both.

 

Rhoc had that with Tamra/Gretchen...Vicki/tamra/shannon....and now with Shannon/kelly.  Sometimes you have to break the cycle up.

 

rhod had that with Leeanne for 4 seasons...now I'm excited for season 5 to see how her departure will change the landscape of the show.

Yeah, I might not like them at all, but even I admit that I'm at least curious to see the post-LeeAnne landscape on DALLAS (except for Brandi) to see if the newbies bring it. 

 

That does not sound like a bad idea...a downgrade to see how they manage. Porsha managed to make her way back and looks better for it. For now. I'm not sure I want a Kenya vs Porsha again after working so long and hard to see them as friends. I'm still mad at Porsha for that though I love what she has been doing for BLM this year. 

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I myself don't find the Karen/Gizelle love/hate-fest to be tired. I think they, along with the likes of Robyn and Ashley, have the same type of onscreen chemistry and banter similar to Ramona/LuAnn/Sonja/Dorinda during their better years. I *do* think this reunion is going to be ugly though, with Candiace vs. Monique and Monique showing the receipts re: Gizelle/Charrisse/Candiace and the trainer being her secret babydaddy rumor B.S. 

 

However, if the Hugers and Darbys can let bygones be bygones, I suppose anything is possible in terms of reconciliations. That said, if I had to choose one versus the other, it's Monique all the way. She has the likeability, the family, the authenticity, the overall fabulosity... she just needs to rename her Not For Lazy Moms gig. 

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10 hours ago, Cat said:

Here is where Bravo went wrong with Miami, in my humble opinion.

 

1. The cast (plus assorted, random hangers-on) was too big in number. For coherency, it needed to be whittled down to more manageable levels.

 

2. Bravo didn't work hard enough to keep Karent on the show. A sizeable portion of the audience was on her side, but Bravo did not think she was worth fighting for. I have a theory about that, which is....

 

3. ...Bravo was not interested in showcasing the Latinas, even though Miami is 70% Hispanic, and 50% Cuban-American.

 

The network focused instead on Joanna Krupa and Lea Black. Hmmm, wonder why? Centering the show around Joanna Krupa was a massive mistake. Who cared about that vapid, mean-spirited bore? Not me. Escort Girl didn't even live in Miami. As for Lea Black, she was fine as the lightening rod character. But she was no LVP and wasn't strong enough to bind the show together.

 

4. Losing Mama Elsa was another massive blow. Mama Elsa was the most compelling character, and heart & soul of the show.

 

5. The scripted fakery of the two duelling weddings was totally obvious, and it turned off what few viewers were left. Also, Adriana and Joanna? Not much to like about either HW (though I was Team Adriana). Alexia was the natural heroine of the show.

 

I most definitely think that #5 played a pivotal role in this show. Focusing on those dueling wedding that no one gave 2 sh*ts about killed this show. 

 

Busting up the cast after an explosive 2nd season damaged the show too. All the show simply had to do was either add Alexia back to the lineup and have strong cast of 8, OR swap Marysol and Alexia's roles. 

 

In general, I feel like Bravo cancels sh*t too prematurely instead of allowing an audience to be built. I feel like DC was cut too quickly. Especially when their reunion was fire and that following year after the cancellation was chaotic for the DC women--Michaele running off with that rockstar, Cat/Stacey/Mary divorcing...

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7 hours ago, chrisml said:

I know I'm in a losing battle with this subject, but I think it's possible to think Gizelle is lying while thinking KAren has no story without Gizelle. Karen knows that. That's why she's keeping the pressure on Gizelle. That's why she always go after Gizelle at the reunions because she knows she has to keep it up. Karen (at least the last two seasons) has depended on other people for her story. Do people care about the alleged problems in her marriage? Comes across as so fake.  KAren has always gone after Gizelle, and while she might have good reason, I just find it tedious. Gizelle will reveal herself; Karen the hall monitor can take a breather. OF course, Gizelle is a pot stirrer, but if these women are so damn dumb (which is really what Karen is saying) that they can be so easily manipulated, how is it Gizelle's fault?? They've seen the show--they know what she does.

 

RHOM: @Cat I agree that's probably why Bravo chose the white women on the show, but I would also say that I think Lea was the favorite of the housewives. I think the major problem was that many of the women were lying about stuff behind the scenes. Ana was lying about her drinking. Adrianna was lying about nearly everything. Karent was hiding stuff as were Lisa and Joanna (especially about Roman). Marisol became a thirsty nutjob, and losing Mama Elsa was a huge blow to the show. Alexia was hiding her son's horrible criminal behavior. While I think season three was quite good (better than most seasons of current shows), I just think the toxicity got way too much for people. I think the Lea/Adrianna stuff was stronger than the contrived Joanna/Adrianna feud. There were real stakes there, but I also think finding out Adrianna was a liar also did some damage to the show.

I agree, Karen could be right bout Gizelle and still be a big hypocrite at the same time!  And Karen reminded all the girls during the 1st season ALL THE TIME of her title re Potomac, and used it to bash the other woman, so go ahead Wendy with your 4 degrees!

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SLC was a stellar premiere. 

 

I think this show is gonna be a hit. 

 

For one, I love how the women have genuine connection to each other and it isn't forced. 

 

But my first impressions are: 

 

Mary: I don't like Mary already. I just think she's foul. Foul for marrying her grandpa. Foul for the sh*t she said to Jenn. Foul for being a charlatan. Just foul. 

 

Meredith & Lisa: Icy b*tches. You can't even tell the two apart but they will give us good drama. 

 

Whitney: I like her. She's bubbly. 

 

Heather: Said some questionable sh*t, but I think she'll be OK. 

 

Jen: The star. Point. Blank. Period.

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So given that we were discussing who should go: Monique or Candiace, I thought I should mention that I see someone mentioned there is a rumor that Candiace might be the one on the chopping block. The tipping point being that she might have threatened to fight La Dame. 

 

Given people appear to be pointing out to the producers Candiace's online tweets a la VPR tweet scandal, the aforementioned issue with her and that blogger that recently passed, and the upcoming drama between Chris and Michael and her being involved, producers might be seeing her as the more problematic one.

 

Things to make you go hmmmm...

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Hmmmm...I think I was right. RHOV/RHoMel vibe with a cast a la RHOM Season 2. From VPR Raquel Lookalike Sarah (right down to her personality), Jen's GBF, Meredith's gay son, Jen's Friend who was bone carrying, Whitney's Dad with the Wacky Hair...they already have some recurring characters with some spark to them.

 

This could be super fun. And has already been mentioned...it is starting off right by having them be actual friends versus tv friends.

 

FIRST IMPRESSIONS FOR ME...

 

LISA. She had me when she went to Taco Bell to get a Baja Blast (Girrrrrl, SAME.) but when she dropped the tea about having so many tequila brands (and Jen mentioned she was in charge of who you know at Sundance) and say 'others probably care. Most importantly, I don't.' I stan. She is beautiful. She is ice. She is not LVP, but she just strongly reminds me of LVP Season 1 tagline. And it looks like she knows everyone.

 

HEATHER. Seems fun. And she definitely gives me a fun Samantha Jones vibe...telling that the girls later on on WWHL called her the horniest. And she was totally checking out those servers at Meredith's Jen's party. And we start off with a silly subplot with her and Lisa and how 'she don't know her.' (c)Mariah Carey.

 

WHITNEY. Not that anyone is being fake yet, but she appears to be the one who will be giving the real. Mild, but NOT a pushover. I like her. But a fellow pole swinger can't be wrong.

 

MEREDITH. Is she the Robyn or the Gizelle? Lol. I like that Lisa and Meredith are a duo, but I hope a fun one. And she brings a cast of colorful characters with her husband and her son. I am intrigued.

 

MARY. Nothing, but trouble. But...every show needs a villain. And that Mary does. She is giving me RHOV Jody's vibe but less evil. IMO. For now. The grandfather thing is weird for sure...unless there is some scandal not being shown...yet. I'm gong to have to rewatch to be sure I heard it correctly, but I think she was being tactless with her words about Jen and hospital smells. Because in person I don't think she meant to say something bad about Jen's aunt. Now her confessional though...smh. She is going to be work. But again...I do not feel hate for her, but love to hate. 

 

JEN. Yes, she is the star. But she, like Mary, can be too much. Except I don't love to hate Jen. I just love Jen. Look at her house. Look at her wearing those heels in that ice when she went to see Lisa and Meredith. Fierce!!! I like how she has all this confidence. Like she has a GBF. Loved how she took her house and turned it into this party. Laughing at her making it about her. Lord, she is going to be a lot. But so far in a FUN way. And it seems like the rivalry is going to be between her and Mary. So far...I find them evenly matched and starting out reminds me of Sheree vs Kenya over their houses. 

 

Good start. And PS. The fashion, the fashion, the fashion. ;) 

 

Totally about to rewatch again.

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Bravo did that! I knew to pick a random ass city like Salt Lake City it had to be good because who would’ve thought of that? This reminded me of when Atlanta premiered and was just fire from episode one. This felt like it’s own thing and didn’t feel redundant or copy cat. 

Now of course I must start with Queen Mary! She is giving me Nene Leakes with this busted makeup and these Party City wigs! She also got Marlo’s grammar and the aloofness of Miss Ramona Singer. I love her! The way she went in about this hospital smell laid me tf out! Of all the things to start a feud over!

My other two favorites surprised me and they were Meredith and Heather. I loved the way Meredith spoke which was kinda snooty but she seems nice and I liked her family. Her husband it seems will be drama, but they will be fun to watch. Heather i expected to be in the background, but she’s more fun and vocal that I expected and she seems comfortable in her own skin. I like her. 

Whitney is fine, but I don’t have much to say about her yet. I need to see how her relationships develop with the women. Lisa you can tell is going to be a stuck up bitch and that fast food was ridiculous. When you’re that rich you can do better. I’m not saying never, but girl come on. You could get takeout from any restaurant for your family. 

The big question mark for ME is Jen. I know she’s been the more visible one in the lead up, but she seems thirsty. I didn’t mind her too much, but it’s a hunch I have so I’m going to have to watch her ass for a few weeks before I decide if I like her.

 

ETA:

 

RHOP in person reunion day! I’ll admit I’m beyond ready for the season to end. The girls have taken this fight story too far and I’m sick of it. I look forward to the reunion moving things forward hopefully.

 

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SLC

 

This show is a winner! That was an AMAZING premiere. I loved it and the group of women chosen. A hot mess I am here for. Mary is the breakout star

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Now THAT was a damn premiere episode. They knocked it out of the park.

 

I’m not watching OC and Potomac should be winding down, this is perfect timing. They gave us more in their premiere than BH has in years.

 

Hospital Smell gate is now my favorite feud ever.

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7 hours ago, Chris B said:

Bravo did that! I knew to pick a random ass city like Salt Lake City it had to be good because who would’ve thought of that? This reminded me of when Atlanta premiered and was just fire from episode one. This felt like it’s own thing and didn’t feel redundant or copy cat. 

Now of course I must start with Queen Mary! She is giving me Nene Leakes with this busted makeup and these Party City wigs! She also got Marlo’s grammar and the aloofness of Miss Ramona Singer. I love her! The way she went in about this hospital smell laid me tf out! Of all the things to start a feud over!

My other two favorites surprised me and they were Meredith and Heather. I loved the way Meredith spoke which was kinda snooty but she seems nice and I liked her family. Her husband it seems will be drama, but they will be fun to watch. Heather i expected to be in the background, but she’s more fun and vocal that I expected and she seems comfortable in her own skin. I like her. 

Whitney is fine, but I don’t have much to say about her yet. I need to see how her relationships develop with the women. Lisa you can tell is going to be a stuck up bitch and that fast food was ridiculous. When you’re that rich you can do better. I’m not saying never, but girl come on. You could get takeout from any restaurant for your family. 

The big question mark for ME is Jen. I know she’s been the more visible one in the lead up, but she seems thirsty. I didn’t mind her too much, but it’s a hunch I have so I’m going to have to watch her ass for a few weeks before I decide if I like her.

 

ETA:

 

RHOP in person reunion day! I’ll admit I’m beyond ready for the season to end. The girls have taken this fight story too far and I’m sick of it. I look forward to the reunion moving things forward hopefully.

 

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I will say - Braunwyn is exhausting this season with her antics.  I think she's trying too many things/storylines to be the star and get camera time.

 

I enjoy SLC - it was refreshing and fun.  Mary reminds me of Kim Richards.  Her hospital smell feud with Jen had me LOL'ing - and the poor lady's legs were amputated!  You can't make this up.  

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So FAR Post-Reunion...

 

They are debating making the Reunion 4 parts.

 

It has been said to resembled S9 RHOA Reuion...hmmm who got exposed.

 

Monique unfollowed Wendy (and tweeted she got a good night sleep) and Candiace unfollowed Karen. 

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