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    Scream

    I'm going to go out on a limb and admit I absolutely loved this. I watched the first tv show out of loyalty to a film series I loved, but I hated it. In no way did it feel like Scream to me. From the different mask, to the boring location and bland characters, it just didn't feel like Scream. It felt more like Degrassi or another teen show where you added murders in. It got better with time, but overall it didn't take enough risks and the cast was too dull to be Scream IMO. Scream created a great core cast that carried the sequels and each film had a dynamic supporting cast full of humor, suspense and meta horror film references which set the tone. I feel like this new series got that in a way the original didn't. Six episodes was enough to keep the plot going and there were a lot of deaths, but they had the suspense of the original which I felt was missing on the MTV series. I loved the suspense they built with each of the major deaths. I also feel the cast was FANTASTIC. That first episode did a good job of creating a diverse group of personalities that meshed really well. It was a completely different type of location from any of the films, but it worked. It still felt like Scream to me. It's a shame it's probably not going to go anywhere because I feel they tied things up nicely and the remaining characters could make a viable sequel to this. I love how each Scream film changed locations and they could definitely do that here with them off to college. I feel like the most interesting characters survived, but I also loved the people that died like Amir, Manny and Beth. I thought Beth was an excellent choice for the killer and I loved her reveal. At that point I was convinced Liv was the other killer (if anything, due to the amount of time left and how much they built towards that) so I truly was surprised. I suspected Beth early on but they did a good job of taking the heat off of her as time went on. I thought Keke Palmer was an absolute delight. She reminded me of Brenda from Scary Movie with her quips, but it worked in a serious environment. Overall I felt the teens felt more real, the world felt real as did the issues they faced. They took things happening in our society to deepen things which helped the series IMO. The fact that these kids were pretty much on their own the majority of the series felt very real. Black kids aren't just going to trust and run to the cops and even when they did try nobody listened. I thought that felt VERY real. The trial and error as they tried to figure things out also felt realistic in that they established that these were truly kids. You could tell it took them a while to truly understand the danger they were facing and to take it seriously.
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    Charlie's Angels (2019)

    This looks REALLY good. Like a proper action film and faithful adaptation unlike the slapstick martial arts thing they did before. I also wish since they claim all of these are connected that we'd have more crossover. Farrah Fawcett (RIP) begged for a cameo and was turned down and so far only Jacklyn Smith is appearing. With this global approach with multiple Bosley's, why not bring in one of the former Angels even if it's just for a small cameo? Regardless, I hope this goes well. I was so disappointed in the writing and production of the preview reboot tv show so I hope this works.
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    S09.E20: Un Petit Hangover

    This was iconic! So for weeks theyve been saying how they're going to get Camille for her two faced comments, which I don't totally agree she is. Lisa Rinna, IMO has always been the manipulative one and ring leader. You saw it when she got upset Camille wasn't more upset with LVP. She wants to police your feelings and control the group. Unfortunately for her (and Teddi), Camille was prepared. She was supposed to leave the table in tears but nope, she owned up to everything and added to it. I only hate she didn't mention the filmed Bahamas incident. Based on that they ALL knew what was going on and you can't convince me none of them talked about it. Teddi even said on WWHL that they knew but didn't think it should be discussed on camera. These idiots should've never let Lisa Rinna follow up with mentioning what Camille said if they didn't want to talk about it. They're now responsible for putting her on blast when the season almost ended with her in the clear lol. I came in expecting one thing but Camille definitely saved the day with her boss move here.
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    Basketball Wives LA

    I enjoyed the premiere but have some problems. The past few seasons it's usually the main cast, a couple newbies then midseason they dump those failed newbies and introduce additional newbies. I felt like last season was the first in a long time where they introduced newbies that actually fit and they stayed all season. I'm happy Cece, OG and Kristen all returned, but I don't think they needed Tami who clearly doesn't want to be there. I also was stunned that Jennifer returned considering how she ended things, but I guess I can understand due to the potential drama. I'm still stunned she's back though. Cece was my favorite of the newbies last year. She felt real and was a nice person and actually had her own business and money which was nice. I feel the ladies were hard on her, but she held her own in her own way. Kristen constantly threw her under the bus (obviously to social climb) so it doesn't surprise me to see her not wanting anything to do with her still. I thought Kristen would be my favorite last season, but she has turned into a messy, vapid mean girl. All in all this story is the most interesting to me, followed by Shaunie, Evelyn and Jennifer's mess. Doesn't look like Jackie or Malaysia have a story so I'm interested in seeing what they do.
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    Texicanas

    Okay it took until episode 6 of 8 to finally get to the text thing teased in episode 1 and now it’s almost over. 6 episodes for something dramatic to happen! These are some dull women who lead rather plain lived. This trip was just incredibly awkward and the place they stayed at seemed so low rent. Now I’m just curious to see how these final two episodes play out and how they wrap things up. Penny’s narraration continues to kill momentum. Replaying the moment when Karla and Mayra ignored each other at the party and explaining what was happening just killed me. How stupid do they think the viewers are? We don’t need something like that replayed and explained. Just SHOW us.
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    S09.E18: Pardon Our French

    I had two takeaways from this episode: 1. They *have* to retool next season. Yes ratings are good this season, but without LVP they need to add someone who can bring the wealth and fun she brought at her best. Unlike many, with her restaurants she had businesses that could be shown and brought something different. That is missing and needed on a show about Beverly Hills. 2. It was puppygate all over again! Kyle and Teddi (bc she’s best friends with Kyle) were pissed at Rinna for being an asshole to Kim. That is perfectly reasonable and I agree with them. She was rude at Kyle’s party which was inappropriate and used the Erika Jayne persona to evade responsibility. Much like puppygate, instead of just saying that they kept goading Erika into being upset with Rinna and got irritated when Erika didn’t react how they wanted. This is the same thing that happened with Teddi being upset with Dorit and being upset that LVP wouldn’t attack Dorit the way she wanted. For all the talk of how manipulative LVP is, Kyle, Rinna and now Teddi seem to be more manipulative than her. Especially Rinna who has never been called out for her shit stirring, mainly because her targets are weak and not entirely likable so it’s easy for her to skate by.
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    Who Will Stop Watching?

    I guess I'm unique in that I LOVE Lisa Vanderpump, but I also love Kyle and have enjoyed every other cast member (besides Dorit) at some point. I will miss her, but considering where the ladies are in their relationship, I feel it wouldn't work if she stayed. More than anything, I feel the manipulative one is Lisa Rinna and *she* is who I feel put all this into motion to get rid of LVP. The fact that she threatened to sue Bravo over potentially giving her another spin off told me everything I needed to know. She's been trying to get a spin off for her kids and seeing LVP's success I think annoyed her. With that said, what will make me watch next season is a proper reboot. I hate that Eileen left because she always had real stuff going on in her life as well as interesting relationships with the ladies. When I look at Teddi, Lisa Rinna and Erika, they had NO storyline this season. They need to stop hoarding housewives and let them go once their story is played out. They need a truly rich and light hearted person to replace LVP. I would recommend someone like Kathy Hilton as well and if that happens bring on Kim full time. Then try again with a young housewife. Teddi just isn't interesting enough to justify keeping on. My dream cast would be: Kyle, Dorit, Kim, Kathy, Denise, Rinna (only bc I feel they wont get rid of her), New Wife Camille I feel won't return, but if she's willing have her and Eileen as friends. I know many want Brandi, but I feel you should be able to develop a new schemer. She didn't leave because of LVP as she states now. She left because she was obviously making up storylines (which she later admitted) and came off desperate and inauthentic. They need to get away from that type of cheap drama.
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    Charlie's Angels

    I noticed the seasons are only $15 on Amazon Prime so I've been buying them and rewatching. I have the entire series on DVD but since I got into streaming I havent even plugged my DVD player in and I've been in my apartment almost two years. I'm almost done with season one and it's holding up very well. I mostly am looking forward to season three and five which I've seen the least. I will say, the show doesn't get enough credit for what it really was, a smart mystery series that tackled some heavy subjects. I remember the ABC reboot was very comedic and only took the more salacious angles of the series to remake. Then the movies went full on comedy. The new movie does look slightly better, but I've LOVE a gritty reboot. In season one they're dealing with such heavy topics like drug addiction, sex trafficking and prostitution, but they get remembered for Jiggle TV. Yes the show is fun and the women are sexy, but I do think it was a fun and well written show. The fact that the women were beautiful is why they were so good at their jobs. The intro even states that they weren't taken seriously as cops because they were beautiful women. I'm enjoying Jill, but I look forward to Kris' arrival. Cheryl Ladd had one of *the* most difficult jobs in TV, but she was pretty damn successful replacing a cultural phenomenon.
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    Texicanas

    The season is too short to have a flash forward, especially about a group text that probably won't amount to much. The constant narration not only dumbs the show down, but with the mentions of the group text you can tell they're trying to hype you up to think soemthing interesting is coming. I'm a believer of show not tell. Also, the ratings are horrible. Mexican Dynasties was averaging 500,000 viewers and this is managing around 300,000 per episode. Considering these shows are airing after RHOBH which averages 1.6-1.7 million these results aren't good.
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    S09.E16: Meet Rinna Jayne

    These non-LVP episodes always seem to lack something. Even with her only doing one or two scenes in recent episodes, it adds a levity and brightness you don't get with the other ladies. Everything seems so calculated and in term is boring. The only solo scene I enjoyed was Kyle and Rinna getting the mammograms. Now onto the group stuff, I found the outrage over Camille giving People positive quotes about LVP to be petty. They seem furious that she wasn't joining in on the pile up. She did say she was disappointed LVP didn't appear, but she's also made it clear they're still friends and she understands why she didn't come. If you look back to the pre-season, the girls were HEAVILY tweeting about LVP not showing up and implying the audience would hate her. I feel some of the upset with Camille came from wanting her to help them put that message across. When it came to the party and Kim vs Rinna, I sided with Kim 100%. I feel Rinna has used Kim for a story for years and I hate the way she makes herself out to be the victim in it. Kim was right not to give the bunny to her granddaughter and she explained that then. I don't understand how so much time has passed and she still would react to Kim that way. Wasn't she just screaming hello to her when they ran into her at the restaurant? I was very disappointed in Denise jumping in when she didn't see what happened. I could understand if Kim had something, but she was literally just saying hi. At this point I'm just done with Lisa Rinna. She hasn't had a storyline in two seasons and if all she has is picking a fight with Kim then I don't see what purpose she serves. Watching this and previous weeks it's clear Rinna and Teddi are the odd women out. They'd be smart to get rid of them to bring on new wives who can hopefully bring some levity and FUN to the show. I need more than fashions and fake compliments.
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    Texicanas

    For a show with only eight episodes, this is shockingly dull. We're halfway in and still the only conflict among the ladies is someone being called anal? That isn't even really an insult and that is all we have so far. Overall the group just doesn't seem to mesh. I like some of the ladies, but overall as a group it's just boring. If they got a second season (which I know wouldn't happen) they'd need to recast at least half of the show. I feel there is promise. I like some of the ladies, but their solo scenes are boring and the group scenes aren't much better. They need seem to do anything or go anywhere fabulous.
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    Texicanas

    This episode I'm going to try to rewatch, I felt they started to lose me here. The cast overall just isn't that interesting and it seems they're struggling for things to feature to pad out the episode. I still say they should've gone more straight up housewives/Ladies of London in format and cast an overall good show and let it play out naturally. I'm so sick of them explaining every Mexican tradition or saying like they are some sort of unknown alien race we have no knowledge of. I felt Mexican Dynasties did a better job of just allowing the characters to exist and the footage to speak for itself. This just feels very dumbed down and contrived.
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    S11.E11: Bring Back My Queens!

    It's so obvious they have their stories scripted out to a T. Shuga didn't deserve to even be in the bottom last week, but she'd already provided the story needed so it was time to go. This week you had a bottom three where two were read for having poorly made garments, but they wouldn't put Yvie in the bottom because she'd send Silky home and you need Silky for drama. You can say Nina's look wasn't "fashion," but she's a comedy queen and has an aesthetic. Her looks were perfectly made and I thought she made Shuga look good. THEN she did well in the lipsync and still went home? Silky didn't even know the words! I've seen some baffling choices on this show, but that has to be a first. Silky didn't know the words, her tricks didn't fit the song, she was low energy and sloppy, her wig reveal was horrific and her outfit was falling apart. This completely took me off from the show. If the trend continues then obviously they'll bend over backwards to get rid of Akeria next week because her story is up. I just don't get why they can't let the most talented stay when it's so close to the end. Viewers are already invested.
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    Texicanas

    I was curious about this as someone who is born and raised in San Antonio. When they announced it and were filming around town, I felt like it was offering a very narrow (and obviously segregated) view of San Antonio. Now that I've watched it, it's obvious thats what they were going for. I'm not sure why Bravo is like that, but the obvious segregation is annoying. This could've benefited from simply casting a good set of women and not going with this Mexico angle (much like I feel RHONY or RHOBH could benefit from diversity). I feel half of them are interesting, but it felt very forced. I do think it was well produced and the city looked beautiful, but I hated the narration and flash forward. I feel that works only on the established shows where you know everyone. Plus it didn't seem like they were fighting over anything serious. I wish they had just introduced each woman and let the narrative play out on it's own. I felt like it was severely dumbed down in that regard. Just when I was getting into a scene it would be interrupted with them narrating what is happening. They skipped over the birthday party to talk about the birthday party. Let me SEE the birthday party! They were trying to cram too much in. Still, despite my reservations, I'm a housewives and Bravo whore so I will probably give it a go.
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    The Star Wars Saga

    I don't mind the two year break before releasing the first one. They'll be coming off wrapping up the big Skywalker series so a break will be nice before they jump back into an entirely new story. I just hate that there will be a gap for the two sequels after that. Especially for Avatar.
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