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  1. islandgal140

    S02.E01: Acting Up

    I kinda wished they had stayed in the 80s for another season but I understand why they didn't. Not looking forward to Blanca's disillusionment when the song Vogue doesn't make the impact she thought it would. Sadly, it would be another 20+ years before trans make real strides although there are baby steps along the way. However, I think RuPaul and his song "Supermodel" came out 2-3 years after Vogue. Knowing this show, there is no way Angel's modeling career ends in anything other than failure and/or tradegy. I think transgender models really started getting work in the last few years. Interestingly, I just looked up "1st transgender model" and found that in the 1970s there was a black transgender model but she kept her gender a secret. Her name is Tracey "Africa" Norman. In the mid-1970s, Norman was the face of Clairol's Born Beautiful hair color (No. 512, Dark Auburn). She had an exclusive contract with Avon. She did several photo shoots with Essence. She was a house model in Balenciaga's Paris showroom. She had also been born male, although almost no one knew her secret. When word did eventually get out, the work dried up. https://www.cnn.com/2015/12/16/entertainment/tracey-africa-norman-transgender-model-feat/index.html
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    The Real Housewives Of Potomac

    Don't get me started with Sanford and Sons episodes. One of my fave shows of all time. I remember when he was making the talkshow circuit. Very interesting stuff. Very apt analogy with this book and Gizelle's family. I did start wondering if Gizelle's family gave her flack for marrying a dark skin man. Still can't find a lick of sympathy for Ashley. You know post birth, we are headed straight for the Michael isn't a hands on father and I feel like a single mother bullshit. I ain't gonna wanna hear it. He been told you. I can't really stand Ashley but she has a great body (albeit she can appear a bit boxy at times) and great skin. Her tittays are sitting! People go on and on about Robyn's looks but I think Monique is so freaking gorgeous and I think she is one of the prettiest housewives across all the franchises. Gorgeous, gorgeous glowing flawless skin, beautiful face and fit trim figure. Great legs too.
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    S09.E18: Pardon Our French

    This whole episode had me going: "Why am I so poor?" I need Chateau Ventoux in my life. I loved that they actually went sight seeing and to the local open air market. Too many times these chicks just wind up at the mall in a Chanel shop. Is she though? Are we really out here calling what Erika does performative art? That Erika Jayne is a performance persona? Really? How are they different? Is it cheap to be Erika Giradi but expensive to be Erika Jayne? Does Erika Girardi give all the fucks while Erika Jayne gives zero and none? Is Erika Jayne a pretty mess but Girardi an organized pile? The only difference I see between the two are catsuits, talk singing and a c#nty necklace. A distinction without a difference. God bless her for doing what she always dreamed but I just think there is a difference between a true performance persona and just having a freaking stage name. PS. When Girardi is mad the gives no fucks comes shining through. I absolutely agree about the Teddi is insufferable part. Once Erika said she had no problem with it, Teddi should have STFU but we know she doesn't know how to do that. Teddi was born and lives to be a minion. I had a hardy guffaw when Teddi and Kyle mentioned someone taking on their personas. How does one turn basic bitch into a performance piece? Apparently Kyle is in her hat phase. Erika looks so much better with less makeup but that weave was entirely too much. I can see the weft sometimes. Loved Kyle's sparkly tiered skirt. I could not with Erika's holey sweater and you just know she probably paid hundreds of dollars for that mess, which wasn't even pretty.
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    Chernobyl

    This show is to tv what the Titantic movie is to film but without the sweeping romance. Taking an historical event that everyone knows the basic outcome of but presenting it in such a way as to convey the emotional impact of the disaster, which is no small feat giving all the complex science involved. Radiation really is an unpredictable bitch isn't it. The men that went into the plant to turn off the water in the 2nd and 3rd episodes lived and I think I read even the man at the plant who held open the door and get burned minutes after the blast lived but everyone on the bridge miles away died?!?! Crazy!
  5. What Evelin sees when she looks at Mormon guy
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    S09.E17: A Double Shot Of Brandi

    Wow Brandi. I thought she looked okay in her scenes with Denise but that talking head? I'd like to say she looked casket ready with her cremation no5 foundation on but I think we need to keep the casket lid closed on that one.
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    S04.E06: Severed Ties Part 1

    I was in my living room like I'd (and I am sure others) who pay twice as much to participate The new "she's big a little bit"
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    S04.E06: Severed Ties Part 1

    Everything Coltee knows about sex was probably (definitely) learned watching the basest of porn where the women are seen as nothing but a collection of orifices at the pleasure and disposal of a man so I have no doubt sex with him is trauma personified and wholly unsatisfying. I am starting to find Nicole segments distressing. First off, she traded one hovel for another. That trailer is the pits. How many people live there? The only aspect that gives me comfort is that at least May has her uncle and aunt there too. May's situation is supposed to be improving not deteriorating. Nicole keeps sending money that should be spend on her daughter to some scamming weasel in North Africa. Like most things in life, Nicole's mom going looking for her, reminded me of a Simpsons episode. In particular, the episode where Homer briefly runs away and Marge goes looking for him and this exchange ensues Homer: But how did you find me? Marge: Well, I was sure you'd be on foot, because you always say public transportation is for losers. And I was sure you'd head west, because Springfield slopes down that way. And then, I saw the lighthouse, and I remembered how you love blinking lights. Like the one on the waffle iron. Andrei continues to not be shit! When Elizabeth comes home, Andrei asks her where she has been and she replies "Work" my immediate thought was of course, he is unfamiliar with that concept. I for sure had him pegged as the controlling asshole that he is but I at least thought he would move heaven and earth to provide for his family. How you gonna be misogynistic and about them gender roles and can't or refuse to play your position? he wants to declare himself head of the household and man of the house, but won't put in the work (literally) to be that! Anybody see that face he made when Elizabeth declared she wouldn't be working post-delivery. I really wished they would stop asking Darcy and her sister to be on these aftershows. They never add anything of substance to any conversation. NEVER! Me during Russ/Pao and Jay/Ashley segments
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    The Real Housewives Of Potomac

    Good episode. It was no NYC ladies in Miami but solid nonetheless. Embarrassingly, I've never been to a plantation or Black history museum but once many moons ago, while at Coney Island in NY, I happened upon a beach/ocean ceremony dedicated to slaves lost during the Middle Passage. I have a professed cold dead black heart and don't shed tears easily. I am more prone to feelings of intense anger when confronted by the vestiges of slavery but I tell you I cried ugly tears that day. I didn't expect to be moved as thoroughly as I was. Speaking of vestiges of slavery, I had a bit of a lightbulb moment during the show when the tour guide mentioned that slave children weren't considered children once they turned 10 years of age. How interesting that so many times when a minor who happens to be black is either the victim of a crime or the perpetrator, the media is less likely to refer to them as just a child or ascribe any of their actions (right or wrong) as those of youthful indiscretions e.g. kids being kids. Also, once conviction, more likely to be charged as an adult. SJW hat aside, back to throwing shade and being petty. Trying to get Juan to say "I love you" back. Daddy Gizelle making light of Karen's finances during a slavery memorial tour diminished him NOT Karen. Ashley needs to be dragged through bramble and brush and than have her wounds thoroughly salted. I just wished it was by someone a bit more effective than Candyass. I don't know why she was trying to invoke MD via DNA when Ashley's own words were more than enough to indict and convict. I guess we are saving Michael offering oral Hoover-vac services until after he plays grab ass with a cameraman. Can't wait.
  10. Worse has been said. Family Guy drags her for no other reason than to drag her. The funny football headed baby Stewie compares Dr. Cecil Pritchfield's office to Bethany's therapist and notes that he hates her because she looks like an Eastern European wooden doll, although he backtracks a bit in admiring her business sense. He also compares his anxiety to Bethenny Frankel on her period and questions why he keeps bringing her up. In another episode, the characters are watching Extreme Makeover: Bethenny Frankel Edition in which the crowd shouts for the bus to be put back when Bethenny is shown. Back to the program, this was an insane hour of tv. I came prepared to find Lu the most abhorrent this episode and boy was I wrong. Don't get me wrong, she is self-centered and ridiculous but so are the women coming after her and I don't feel like she is wrong about Sonja after this episode. This shit was crazy jam packed and the epi flew by - the mark of a damn entertaining if somewhat infuriating hr of tv. From now on Tej (to Me) is synonymous for FML e.g. Bernie Madoff stole all my savings, I am totally Tej'ed. That poor man. Lu's body is on point. Did y'all see the definition on those arms and shoulders? Get it girl. Loving the longer hair on her too. Beth's dinner dress - stunning.
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    S09.E16: Meet Rinna Jayne

    I actually don't mind Kyle for the most part but I was really livid over that. “Fuck my life”?!!? Really? Bitch, wasn't your ass just shaking, quaking and in tears over a possible breast cancer diagnosis? Yet you utter FML over the most inane shit like being 'stuck' in a ferris wheel for few minutes? It is not even that she was upset over being stuck but uttering the phrase 'fuck my life" over that is way over the top given the circumstances. She is healthy, lives in a multi-millionaire dollar mansion, where she is throwing a 15 birkin bag priced party with a fucking ferris wheel that nobody forced her sawed off runt ass to get into. Be fucking grateful for all your blessings. Jeez lady!
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    S09.E16: Meet Rinna Jayne

    Can a person just walk in without a doctor's referral or prescription and just get a mammo? Not in my neck of the woods. Don't they need prior breast scans to compare the recent ones to? Wouldn't they need your records? I had my first mammo last year and boy was that an emotional roller coaster. Got a 'script from my doc to go to some breast care center. Days later, I'm told they possibly see something but can't tell because I have dense breast tissue so I need another script to go to the premiere breast care hospital because they have more advanced equipment. Do that and they tell me I will need a biopsy because it looks "suspicious." They radiologist actually did come and talk to me the same day. At this point, I am indeed freaking out. My friends and co-workers (one of whom is a survivor) was so freaking supportive. One even came with me the day of. Two weeks later, I go for my Biopsy. So nervous! One weird thing that happened was that after the radiologists actually took me into their back office workspace, which literally looked like something out of a CIA blackops operation. Just dark, with tons of screens. She actually showed me the images of my extracted tissue and told me it looked fine. Of course, it would need to be looked at by a pathologist but it looked completely benign. THAT. WAS. OUT. OF. THE.ORDINARY. Even the nurse told me it was but I was so grateful. 3 days later I get the official call that everything was fine. PHEW!! Back to regularly scheduled programming. While her costume was the very definition of basic, Kyle looked great. Congrats to her for getting her body to a place where she feels more comfortable in her own skin and can be on screen in such revealing clothing. I remember in earlier seasons when she refused to be seen on camera in a swimsuit and stayed in caftans and mumus because she felt fat. I don't fault her for her freak-out this episode but sometimes I am amazed by what doesn't give her anxiety. For instance, driving down the street with semis and trucks in that glorified golf cart with her precious daughter who still sleeps in bed with her and gets carried to breakfast. I think I mentioned a few weeks ago, that I don't mind Rinna for the most part and the only time I avidly dislike her is in situations with Kim. Welp, I hate the bitch this week. I feel dirty saying this but I liked PK's costume the most. Very original but how stupid to pay that much for a wig. Dorit mentioned they paid hundreds for it. Speaking of, WTF is Kyle doing paying $615 for playboy bunny costume (that Mauricio wound up destroying anyway) and like $40+ bucks for a white fluffy tail. Just dumb waste of money. Denise lost points this episode trying to cape for Rinna when Rinna was in the wrong and she didn't even know what the shit was about. Rinna was the one bringing up old shit. Plus, I'm starting to think about that old saying: people who talk about sex too much probably aren't having it.
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    S09.E15: One Wedding And A Polygraph

    I rebuke this in the name of Chanel. Let's us bow our heads in a prayer to fashion. Armani, Which art in Fendi Hallowed be thy Prada Thy Birkin bag Thy Burberry coat On Regent As it is in Harrods Give us this day our Visa Gold And forgive us this overdraft As we forgive those who cut our credit card Lead us not into Primark And deliver us from Selfridges For thine is the Chanel, the Marc Jacobs and Versace For Dolce & Gabbana Amex She also said she used a strap on dildo with Kelsey. She is airing that man's business out.
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    S09.E15: One Wedding And A Polygraph

    I'm sure we didn't see the entire test, but where he lost me was when he stated that lie detectors were 100% accurate and totally prove she was telling the truth? Pregnancy tests and condoms aren't even 100% accurate but a lie detector test is? Girl bye. LVP overplayed her hand with this stunt. Camille was bringing the real estate porn and the scenic views. Her Hawaii home is stunning. STUNNING! I wanted to see more of it. The wedding ... STUNNING! I didn't love her dress though. Maybe if it was a different lace but it just looked too heavy. I think that was the most basic hotel the BH wives have ever stayed in. Great views and grounds but on the inside it was a typical Marriott - not that there is anything wrong with that. Apart from the lie detector mess, I enjoyed this episode.
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    Chernobyl

    Now I am thinking about that Joe Cocker song "You can Leave your hat on." I've started wondering how much clean-up and abatement cost the Russian government. Also, I wonder if they had to pay neighboring countries and their citizens damages.
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    The Real Housewives Of Potomac

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    Chernobyl

    Once again, SHEER PERFECTION!! The way this show is able not only to keep the tension but ratchet it up each episode, even though the outcome is known, defies credulity. Jared Harris' character describing to Stellan's character what will happen medically to the men that went into the water to shut it off was absolutely horrifying. The nuclear threat was just not a big fear nor was it really discussed when I was growing up. I just grew up with the vague idea that it was out there and nuclear fallout is bad. However, to hear it spelled out that it freaking changes your DNA, rots your organs and destroys your veins to the point that not even sweet sweet morphine can dull the pain. What the what?!?! SHOOK!!! To see Vasily go from seeming alright to screaming in agony to looking like melted wax was a horror show of epic proportions. Who needs horror movies, when reality can be so much more frightening. Freddy Kruger who? Kolmyuk (spelling?) said that Akimov didn't even have a face. Yikes! This miniseries needs to have Emmys, SAG, Golden Globe's, People's Choice Awards rained down upon it. My nephew was more so shocked that being exposed to huge amounts of radiation doesn't give you super powers. Thanks Marvel & DC Comics! I've never even heard of Threads. I must check it out. Thanks HBO for all the male peen on display. I mean that sincerely. My stance on TV/movie nudity is FREE THE PEEN! Far too often women have to get their tits out gratuitously (Hello GOT) so turnaround is fair play but at least this didn't seem gratuitous. Jared and Stellans facial expressions were amazing in that scene. Loved the miners.
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    Chernobyl

    So glad I found this thread. I saw the first 2 episodes and I. AM. SHOOK. This is the miniseries I never knew I even wanted or needed. I love everything about it. British accents don't even bother me. The inner binge-watcher in me does wish it was bingeable but I am learning to live with getting an episode at a time. It allows me to watch twice and really digest everything. Not only is this show enthralling, well-written & acted and emotionally devastating but also it is quite educational. I admit that up until now, everything I knew about nuclear energy I learned from The Simpsons (don't judge me). With that hair, I thought Stellan was playing Boris Yeltsin. There really is a resemblance. Just me? Jared Harris is a treasure. If you haven't watched The Terror, do yourself a favor and do so.
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    The Real Housewives Of Potomac

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    The Real Housewives Of Potomac

    For real, I would rather have a moderately priced wedding and take a fabulous five figure honeymoon to an exotic locale. I'd feel some kind of way spending $200k and then being too broke to go anywhere. Laid up in the bed at the townhouse not in me or my man's name, paid for by mommy. Seriously, Candiass doesn't have any profits from her wig business or Bravo funds to at least head down to the Dominican Republic? Florida? Virginia Beach? Come on now!! I was expecting Uncle Lumpy to be fat or at least have a really fun boisterous personality? Why were half the people at Uncle Lumpy's party dancing like a drunk auntie at the BBQ I don't blame Karen for making Gizelle work for it. The worst part of it to me wasn't even the bad joke t-shirt at the tax evasion presser, it was Gizelle basically screaming at Karen in the lobby of a hotel in France about how Ray wanted to bang some other woman. I don't even remember how that started, where that came from but it was rude and declasse to the 10th power. Love or hate her, Gizelle's talking heads are life and sometimes she spits real gossip truth. For instance, that Ashley song is the worst and I'm so glad Gizelle wasn't afraid to say so. Love Karen. Michael is a whole mess. I'm sensing Bravo fuckery afoot though. We better not get a season of arguing over shit that wasn't even captured by audio. Robyn, career of house flipper just ain't for you. Whole houses have been built in 8 months. I bet that shit still ain't done.
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    S09.E14: The Show Must Go On

    That stove is MONEY! I don't think I have even seen one that huge. But yeah, it comes in so many amazing and vibrant colors and can't help but think a little punch of color, besides light pink, would have given this kitchen redo an extra kick. But is she likes it, I love it.
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    S09.E14: The Show Must Go On

    I thought it was Heather Dubrow. For all this hand-wringing over her ever expanding business taking her away from her kids, I really want to know what Teddi's business entails. Doesn't she text clients to get off their asses, workout, put down the cake and soda and eat salmon, chicken and veggies? Doesn't she work from home? The flashbacks to S1 Kyle is quite jarring. She has a whole new face. It is good work but damn what a difference!
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    Unpopular Opinions

    Yup! She surrounds herself with too many damn messy people, not be messy herself. With LVP's refusal to film and all her protestations and veiled threats of leaving, I wouldn't be surprised if she didn't go anywhere. I think continuing on this season is both a power move and an attempt to salvage face. She mostly wants to bring the girls to heel - make them apologize, retract whatever and be restored as the Crowned Queen of BH. Right now she is a Queen with no subjects aside from her dogs, Ken and puffy lipped Sessa. It has yet to air, but the lie detector test with Sessa looks like the height of ridiculousness. I think I must be the only person who does not like LVP's home. I remember seeing pics of it right after she purchased it and before she renovated it. It was a nicer house before she got her tacky pink mitts on it. The entrance looks like a straight up commercial store front. Interior looks like a dated interior design center. The kitchen remodel is an improvement. As long as she stays out of Kim's business, I don't mind Rinna and think she is a good addition to the show but I dislike her daughters and hate her thirst to make them happen. Yup! I wouldn't even miss LVP if we can get either this Camille or S1 Camille. If she goes back to her PR agent for a tune-up and we get roboCamille from S2, she can stay gone. I still like Teddi. I like most of Erika's over the top confessional looks, especially the crayon suit and matching hat. So fun! Erika is a very hollow person, living a very hollow life.
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    The Real Housewives Of Potomac

    Yup! I've seen comments elsewhere that she looked great at the wedding but to me, her dressed screamed meemaw of the bride. Her and Karen should have switched dresses, although I did think Karen's dress looked too casual for the venue and occasion.
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