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  1. KateHearts

    S01.E07 Broken Promises

    I can't stand when these women get all "yeah, I don't let men tell me what to do; I'm gonna show him how to behave!" when they are going to a strict Muslim country (Laura) or a very traditional, male-dominated society (Jenny). Honestly, do they think they are single-handedly going to change the culture? Liam is right when he says that Laura could likely do something to land herself in serious trouble. Bein' all sassy like she thinks she is will NOT go over well. And the entire sex talk and trip to the dildo store- ugh. Again, poor Liam. There it is for all the world to see. Mom is heading to Qatar to teach ol' Aladdin some 21st century oral sex tricks. Anything for her 5 minutes of fame. As for the "red flags" she states she is seeing- YEAH, and red flags should mean it's time to rethink this entire thing! A 29 year old guy who you've reported to millions is lousy in bed and who blocks you every few days when he doesn't like your attitude doesn't seem like the ideal mate to me. Deaven has such a pouty, sad-sack face. The whole time she was cooking her mouth was downturned and she looked moments from bursting into tears. "I want it to be American!" she whines, while the sweet parents politely and delicately sample raw bacon with chopsticks. I have no more to say about toddlers on counters (ok, there may be that rare time that they help Mommy make something special- sitting -not walking-with direction such as "don't put your fingers in the food!"-but then again, stepstools are handy items)-Deavan seems completely at a loss as to how to control her child, her emotions, and her entire life. Wait, just wait until there are TWO children to care for! I don't find Tiffany and Ronald very compelling, but the whole bachelor party was stupid. On the one hand I was hoping it was producer-driven; but then that puts the onus on TLC that a guy fresh out of rehab (any rehab) is being forced to chug lots of alcohol and egged on to get lap dances. Pretty disgusting. If it really was the idea of his so-called "friends," I'd be considering a new batch of buddies. I wouldn't like tepid water poured over my head as a substitute for a nice hot shower. But Jenny, there's a thing called the Internet that can give you lots of handy advice regarding what it's like to live in an apartment in India vs. your cozy condo in the States. I can't get over how totally flummoxed these people are when they arrive. Presumably they've been in the new country before, but now they are stunned that India is crowded? Or that you can't hug in public in a Muslim country? Or that people in Ecuador don't have central air conditioning and cable TV?
  2. KateHearts

    S09.E04: Stranger Love in Paradise

    Pepper seriously needs a stylist. She wears those canvas-looking, tent-like smocky dresses and tops in garish colors that do nothing to flatter her apparently 4 foot tall body. She is swallowed up in them.
  3. KateHearts

    S09.E04: Stranger Love in Paradise

    This is reality TV and they signed up for it. There are lots of things that are revealed and filmed that 99% of humans would not want televised. And while financial information such as debt and income are not usually for public consumption, in this case it is interesting to know because they play a big part in how couples negotiate and navigate a marriage- setting up savings goals, paying down debt, planning for the future.
  4. KateHearts

    S04.E10: Sparks Will Fly

    I've never heard of chills as a side effect of blood thinners and I'm a prescriber... just saying. I go with cheap. Also, Deb is getting to look more and more unhinged. The screaming, the slurring... I think being on the TV so much is causing her to show her crazy a bit more every episode. I was so annoyed with Pao and her exchange with Juan via Skype. I mean, it doesn't help that Russ more or less wears an "INSULT ME" sign on his forehead all the time- but for her to sit and listen to Juan insult her husband- smirking the entire time- then repeating all the vile shit he says is just disgusting. But of course, Russ does not see it enough to tell her to knock it off, so on it goes. Just when we thought Nicole couldn't be more hideous, she gets the idea to dye her hair Barney purple. What the whaaat?? I foresee more "family emergencies" in Azan's future...
  5. KateHearts

    S04.E10: Sparks Will Fly

    I can't disagree that she is pretty. But she is a vapid, clueless self-centered woman who has very little empathy for others, is rote in her responses (i.e., "family is everything," all the while ignoring the concerns of her own husband), and is such a poor actress with her mask-like face and emotionless responses that I sometimes doubt her "insane body" is inhabited by a human being.
  6. KateHearts

    S04.E10: Sparks Will Fly

    I think what made my jaw drop during the entire exchange (as I was lip reading every "f*%"and "d*&$k" during the bleeps) is that Ashley said, "I thought you said she only sucked your d**." As if that was okay?! Did they have some sort of arrangement? "OK, you can do anything except penetration and I'll look the other way"?
  7. KateHearts

    S01.E05: No Looking Back

    no-tell motel?
  8. KateHearts

    S09.E03: Don't Kiss On the First Wedding Night

    Except that Matt said how close they had been before his parents' divorce. I'm not understanding how he can't get past it- two years later. Yeah, marriages can break apart for many ugly reasons, and they were his parents. But it was their issue, not his.
  9. KateHearts

    S09.E03: Don't Kiss On the First Wedding Night

    I've been married a long time. A great marriage has very little to do with "dressing sexy" and if I'm wearing a t-shirt to bed it's because it is comfortable, not because I'm worn out or feeling unsupported.
  10. KateHearts

    S09.E03: Don't Kiss On the First Wedding Night

    I'm kind of put off by Matt's overdramatic clamming up over not having his family there because of his parents' divorce. He was an adult when it happened; they are adults; sure, it's hard to see your parents split but he seems to be having a hard time moving on. Amber should hold back a bit-she's coming across as that desperate type who is all "oooh, it's so perfect! He's so cuuute!" which I would think would be exhausting for him. The "this season on MAFS" scenes at the end are always the same. A minute of "he's everything I wanted! I never knew it would be so great!" *kiss kiss* followed by a minute of arguments and scowls and then the "do you want to stay married........................or....." (you know the rest) accompanied by pensive faces and ring-twisting.
  11. KateHearts

    S09.E03: Don't Kiss On the First Wedding Night

    I'm in the middle of this, but my first thoughts are this: Iris is a virgin which is unusual, but it's not an AFFLICTION. Everyone needs to stop having the look of horror and the screeching music needs to stop when that's brought up. Redhead's Dad needs to back the hell off. It's absolutely creepy when he says "her heart is mine," and that he is upset when she kisses her husband.
  12. KateHearts

    S07:E21 The Assanti Brothers

    Normally I would ask how someone could "rob" another person's personal bank account. But we're talking Assantis here, and I am sure that if either S Sr or S Jr were able to, they'd get the password and take from another person's account. Even their own family member's.
  13. KateHearts

    S07:E21 The Assanti Brothers

    I don't consider it patriarchy, exactly; I think that Dr. Now had to take this a little further and stress to Steven Sr. that Justin is an adult, that if he wants help from Dr. Now that he can do it without father's interference, and that Dad needs to stop enabling his behavior because it is impacting his recovery and health. In situations like this, a doctor has to get involved in the psychology of the patient. It's not just about doing a surgery to lose weight; it's so much more and family dynamics play a huge role in whether or not the patient does well or not. And if a physician is going to invest his time (and these are very needy patients), staff and resources to a patient, it's in everyone's best interest to address the dysfunction and psychological issues that are causing the problem in the first place. I think Dr. Now knew there was no way at all he would get Justin to see a psychologist- Justin is too immature, manipulative and myopic to see that there are underlying issues that he needs to deal with. "You beat me up!!" is as far as he can get, and his thinking is barely beyond the level of that of someone of single-digit age. So I'm thinking that Dr. Now was doing the surgery in the hopes that at least Justin might feel somewhat better physically so he could then address the plethora of social, family and psychological issues that plague him. It was an optimistic move on Now's part.
  14. KateHearts

    S07.E19: Angie J's Story

    Something that just occurred to me when everyone was discussing if Justin really does/could eat 8,000 calories a day: we are assuming that these dullards even know or care what a calorie is. Part of what often makes someone super-morbidly obese is ignorance and denial. None of the people in this family (and I use the term loosely) seem to have an IQ that even broaches normal. It always baffles me that, with the availability of information out there, these folks don't know the difference between healthy and unhealthy food, what a decent portion size is, or, in this case, that smoking or being exposed to a smoker while pregnant is dangerous. So I would venture to say that when Dr. Now references that she must be eating 7000 calories a day, Angie quickly (and, in her eyes, very cleverly) tosses out, "He eats more than I do!" And dimwitted Justin says, "yep, yep- I eat 8-10,000 calories a day." I am seriously doubtful that he would have the interest or the capability of counting his calories. Angie mentioned a couple of times that she "supports" the family. My guess is that she is the only one who brings in any money, however she gets it. Therefore the rest of the lot is on the hook to her. And she relishes that sense of control. The scene where she decides to throw the boyfriend out of the house and she and Desiree "discuss" it is very telling. Her daughter is suddenly thrown in a situation where she has to choose between mom and boyfriend. She cries. Angie's reaction? "Ohhh, here we go; I knew you would get emotional," or some such thing. Classic gaslighting: "it's not me; it's you"- just like when she told the boyfriend "Get a life," which is ok- but then says, "and then he had to OVERREACT, up to HERE," (as she raises her giant arms up in the air).
  15. KateHearts

    S07.E19: Angie J's Story

    Another common thread between all of these people is that they don't know how to pack to move to same their lives. They open up the U-Haul and inevitably there are boxes all askew, bags of clothes and things just spilling all over.
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