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  1. Ugh, I finally broke down and watched that video. Outside of all the other obvious embarrassments, Lu can't even catch her breath when she's "singing" I thought it was ridiculous when Dorinda told Lu that she was going to sue her for talking about her in her act, but this made me understand her POV. Frankly, I almost want to sue Lu for inflicting that video upon me. The presence of that loathsome dehydrated walking celery stick Lisa Rinna made it even worse.
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    Jon Snow: He Knows Nothing

    Make room at your table for me.
  3. Did they say that the sign Bethenny bought used to hang in the old Crowbar in the East Village? I thought that's what I heard and I'm jealous. As someone who misses "my" NYC and loves to wax nostalgic about the wonderful old haunts that have since been lost to Whole Foods, Duane Reades and more banks than anyone needs, I would pay good money for some old pieces from some of those places. Especially if I had her money. I also have no problem with artists being paid for their work. His work really isn't my style at all, but that's fine. I have such a tough time with Tinsley due to my old opinions of her which were forged during her heyday. Being in my 20s and working my ass off to get somewhere in NYC professionally, Tinsley and her crowd were such a joke to me. She seems genuinely kind, but I wish she'd get some real goals for herself. She's too old to care this much about being in NY society. Why on earth would that be a goal for a 40 something year old woman? I could see MAYBE falling for it in your 20s. Maybe. But she's simply lived too long to have such low expectations for herself. I find it difficult to get around. She acted like a total middle schooler when she was introduced to that guy. She needs to grow up. I know many believe that she wants to be a mother, but I really don't. I think she wants the perfect package and that's part of it. If she really wants to be a mother, she shouldn't wait on a man for it. But, I'm not sure Tinsley has ever figured out what she wants for HERSELF ever. She wants what people tell her she should want. It's beyond time to grow up.
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    S09.E17: A Double Shot Of Brandi

    I stopped watching this show mid-season, but saw the title of this episode on Reddit and felt I needed to comment. Just want to say that, no matter what else is going on, a double shot of Brandi sounds serious and like something that would require a trip to your primary care doctor for some very strong antibiotics.
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    S11.E12: Luann Land

    I must hang with some very low-brow barbarians here because none of the stuff said on this show, Bev Hills or WWHL has made me cringe or anything like that. Mostly it makes me laugh. My friends and coworkers speak in a pretty similar fashion when appropriate and after we've known each other for a bit. The only time I can remember being like Oh okay, see now this is a bridge too far was the fictional character Ari Gold on on Entourage and even then I sort of admired both his panache and his imagination. I can't remember many hang outs with my girl friends that didn't devolve into (I guess vulgar) sex talk that had us rolling on the floor after a few drinks. But even professionally, the convos can be extremely straightforward and no-holds barred with a lot of references to sex even if the conversation isn't about sex at all. I don't even notice it on these shows. Re: Vogue, I can remember one Creative Director I worked with at Conde Nast when I was in my 20s being upset about her assistant bringing the wrong proofs to a creative meeting with the EIC and at the end of her very tense and expletive-filled dressing down of said assistant (who was also younger, in her 20s) in the hall after the meeting, finished it by yelling at her "Next time why don't you just ram the proofs straight up your little ass and see if they come up the other side CORRECTLY this time! TRY ANYTHING ELSE BESIDES BEING YOURSELF BECAUSE RIGHT NOW YOU ARE FUCKING FAILURE AND NOW SO AM I." Man, we lived on that story for years and there are lots more. I hated it there, btw. Anyway, it wasn't Vogue which was, from what I knew of it, less full of straight up yelling but much more insidious in nature and terrifying in a more silent but deadly sort of way. Corporate HR approached me about a Vogue job and I didn't even take the interview. Mostly because I wanted out of Conde but secondly because I definitely preferred just being yelled to what I heard went on there.
  6. I finally watched it and felt weird about myself for not being outraged so was grateful to see this. She was a kid wearing her baggy pjs and too big boots and pretending to be a pop star. I see it every night. Would I put it on Instagram? No, but that's more because I don't want my kids to feel embarrassed later on. I've mentioned before that I know 2 people who have worked with Bethenny. One worked on a bunch of Housewives events and had nothing but good things to say about her (not so much Ramona) and the other worked on B's talk show. The talk show producer loved her unequivocally and said she worked her ass off to help get new gigs for him and all the other staffers who lost their jobs when her show got cancelled. He's a big fan. As an aside, this particular guy also worked for years with Andy at Bravo very closely in Andy's early years and has nothing but very BAD things to say. One thing I will say is that I'm personally bothered by introducing her daughter to guys so quickly. My ex and I worked hard to come up with an acceptable timeline for these things because it can cause so much instability for a kid who is already dealing with some. It's not my business what anyone else does, but if they had an agreement and she's broken it, that is bad news.
  7. Both of my kids have dyed their hair different colors in the last year or so - blue, purple, pink. One of then just turned nine. Kids are doing it and I really don't see the issue. It washes out, it grows back, it's just hair. Can't comment on the video, haven't seen it.
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    S11.E12: Luann Land

    Oh God, same here. I'd be two martinis in and loving every minute of that performance. Honestly, I love where Lu's house is and the view is amazing. I don't like the inside very much, but she could work on it.
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    S11.E12: Luann Land

    I just thought it was an exaggerated dumb dude voice which I do for most of the men in my life when I'm telling a funny story, with only a few of them actually having a thick accent at all. I have a male friend I've had since college and whenever I start imitating him while telling a humorous story in which he may or may not appear as the dumbfounded dude character he always says "Oh great, here comes caveman Andy!" but you're right, it's much more Brooklyn than caveman!
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    S11.E12: Luann Land

    Agreed. I guess it was depressing, but lots of people have shit stories like this - it's just reality. That was the most I've enjoyed a non-funny Housewives scene in a long time. It really made me feel differently about Ramona which is HARD to do. And I do think that B and Ramona have a lot in common and it's why Ramona can cut B to the bone in a way that the others can't. Really appreciated that scene. Also, I laughed my ass off at B imitating Dennis talking about the Housewives. "It moves so fast. These two were fighting over there and now it's ovah here!" Hilarious. I really don't like Lu's house and I can't believe that the same person who decorated her SH house decorated this one. It looks straight out of Trading Spaces circa early 2000s.
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    S38:E14 I See the Million Dollars

    I've had this finale on my DVR since last Wednesday and just couldn't seem to get myself to watch it. I finally just gave up and came in here to see who won and now I'll never watch it. Nothing against Chris, but what a waste of a season. I wish I hadn't watched any of it. I've watched every single episode of Survivor from day 1 except for this one and I don't regret it. Good riddance to this season, this terrible editing and this cast.
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    S07.E23: Reunion Part 2

    These clusterfucks are so stupid, they don't realize that they're accomplishing two things: 1 - garner sympathy for James that he probably wouldn't have had 2 - turn James into the star of the show I mean, they are so so stupid. If they just shut their dumb mouths and let him speak without interruption, this guy would 100% bury himself. He can do a MUCH better job of making a case for why he's a POS than they ever could. But, they are painfully dumb. So, here we are. They're as dumb as the group on RHOB and, frankly, it seems I've grown tired of watching dummies own themselves on TV. Might have to give up this one too. Next week, camera-hungry clown Bo shows up to aw-shucks-I'm-such-a-good-guy-how-did -I-end-up-in-this-mess-golly-gee-willickers himself around the stage? Better get my fast forward button-pressing finger ready.
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    S08.E05: The Bells

    😂😂😂
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    S08.E05: The Bells

    Besides it just being the worst course of action possible, I also hated this because Jon has spent his whole life being called bastard and being treated like he's less than on account of his being a bastard. Finally he gets some real information about his father -- he's not a bastard at all and he's told to STFU about it. If you love someone, you don't ask that of them. Well, if you love power more, you do. Back in Season 1, imo. God, it was so not romantic to me. It was an incredibly pathetic, empty and sick end for two sickos who really needed to spend a good 20 years with a therapist.
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    S08.E05: The Bells

    This scene made so much sense to me and I was grateful for it. Going to kill Cersei is one thing, going on a suicide mission when she'll die anyway is another. Plus, this is what I was hoping would happen to Arya for the last several seasons - wake up and live. Exactly. A bit much. Totally agree. It's unsatisfying in the way that real life can be unsatisfying. I would have loved to see her get gutted by Arya with Arya tossing off some version of The North remembers, but this felt right. In the end, Cersei had as much power and was as special or not special as any peasant in the city on that day. She cowered in fear like any other human and died under a pile of rock. I know people have pointed to the scene where Drogo pours the golden crown over her brother's head as proof of Dany being twisted from the beginning, but I agree with the dissenters that that scene is problematic as proof because of how god awful he was to her and to everyone around him. The scene I think of is when Drogo is reacting to the man who tried to poison Dany. He begins to describe, in detail, how he will take the "iron chair" for their son. He talks about raping the women, destroying their stone houses and taking their children as slaves. These are the people of Westeros he's talking about. Dany looks on looking, frankly, as turned on as she's ever been. It hit me on rewatch how disturbing her reaction is to that. As someone else pointed out here, she's been very focused on the IT but has never expressed any interest in the people she would be ruling over or the history of Westeros. She has no real connection to anything there and I think she felt that intensely once she arrived there and it blew her whole worldview to smithereens.
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    S08.E05: The Bells

    I was unclear in my initial phrasing. She felt she had been betrayed by Jon and Tyrion. Her closest advisors/friends now that Jorah was gone. This was a devastating blow to her. And if Jon couldn’t love her the way that he had before... If even that had changed what on earth chance was there that the people would suddenly love her? The whole thing was shattering. YES.
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    S08.E05: The Bells

    I hope the poster wasn't referring to me either. Rather, I feel like the one weirdo who didn't hate the way it went. Also, I don't read any interviews with the actors, I'm just going on what I've personally seen and felt while watching and - recently - rewatching the show. I agree, as well, this season has been way too rushed and it pisses me off.
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    S08.E05: The Bells

    Same here. Sure, I wanted Cersei to be gutted by Arya, but people don't always get what they deserve. In fact, things rarely work out that nicely. Did I think Jaime and Cersei's ending was romantic? God, no. I thought - these two were fucked up from the moment we met them, they remained fucked up, and they died fucked up. I mean those two were FUCKED up from childhood. It's not easy to pull yourself out of a totally twisted and abusive relationship and Jaime wasn't able to do it either. The love of a good woman is not enough. It just isn't. That whole ending was so sad to me, as someone who grew to really love Jaime, but so realistic. It also reminded me of him telling Cersei in S1 that he would be fine with everyone being killed until it was just the two of them left in the world. You are not the only one. I started rewatching season 1 last week and I'm not surprised by this from Dany at all. I think, for me, I was always on her side because of who she was up against, but she always had a very unsettling response to seeing her enemies vanquished. Now she's going up against people I like and it's a total mindfuck. I'm enjoying this in a masochistic sort of way because I'm on her side in so many ways, but she is clearly in the wrong. She was betrayed by Jon and Tyrion and, coupled with everything else, who wouldn't lose it? I do think it was way too rushed though. WAY too rushed. But, for me, it's not out of left field at all. When she killed Varys the way she did, I also thought of Ned's lesson about the one who passes the sentence must be the one to swing the sword. Dracarys indeed. You are not the only one. I'm sad, I'm angry, I'm disappointed, but none of it feels out of nowhere to me. The Tyrion/Jaime scene was beautiful.
  19. I literally show my stylist a photo of my oldest daughter's hair when I want to explain the highlights I want her to give me. Used to get them naturally as a kid, but now I pay too!
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    S11.E09: Tears of a Clown

    It's a good point. From personal experience, many men in NYC have this issue. It's ridiculous.
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    S11.E09: Tears of a Clown

    This was the most interesting part of an otherwise really uninteresting episode. Can we expect this growth to last? Doubt it, but fun while we had it. This show was a real snooze and I never feel that way about my NYC ladies! I feel like this circus storyline has been going on for 5,000 years. Tinsley is a walking advertisement for depression and I hope she gets to therapy. Her mother is not equipped to help her. I didn't see anything rude about Beth's meeting with Bernt. A lot of my meetings go exactly like that and no one feels like wasting time. I don't know why she would shake his hand when she works with him already, that would be really odd. It's not like they just met. Beth looks pretty shitty this season. Okay, her skin, but also her clothing choices. It's like she took Dennis' ugly sweater and decided to channel it for the year as part of some weird tribute. It needs to end.
  22. I came in here just for this story and I was not disappointed! Birds are amazing and have the most interesting personalities. My grandmother had birds and boy did they love to chat with humans.
  23. Agreed. I laughed my face off during the scene with the artist. I would be in shock about all those birds too, it was INSANE. And she was obviously joking about the catcalling. It made me laugh. But, I think I have a lot of Bethennys in my social circle and I love them. I like all the women in this cast, sans Barbara. When she first appeared I spoke up saying that there are plenty of NYC women who look like Barb - there's no reason why she would be on RHONJ. That said, I find her personality insanely grating and I would rather she left. I definitely wouldn't watch a show about her construction business. Really though, I think this is a great cast with good chemistry. I really don't find Marge on NJ that funny, but the bar is pretty low for intelligent humor on that show. Marge is probably the best you'll get there. The way she moves her mouth also seriously distracts me from anything she says.
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    S08.E03: The Long Night

    I woke up thinking of this scene of Arya and Tywin speaking of the legends/tall tales that had developed around Rob as a warrior. Arya: They say he can't be killed. Tywin: Do you believe them? Arya: No, my lord. Anyone can be killed.
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    S08.E03: The Long Night

    Agreed. I don't get being disappointed in either Dany or Jon. They had a plan and they attempted to carry it out. They were intended to make great use of their dragons in the fight and they tried. The NK was smarter and made them a lot more ineffective than anyone thought they would be. By the end, both Dany and Jon were on the ground with everyone else fighting for their lives. Not sure what more they could have been doing.
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