Jump to content
Forums forums
PRIMETIMER

thesupremediva1

Member
  • Content Count

    461
  • Joined

Community Reputation

6.1k Excellent
  1. thesupremediva1

    Bethenny Frankel: Skinny Girl

    I don't know why, but this makes me sad. I miss that woman, and I think I always will. Bethenny changed, and not for the better, after she found success. I'm happy she found it, but I wanted so badly to like her, and she made it impossible. I no longer root for her. She turned into everything she disliked and made fun of. Hey, we'll always have seasons 1-3. To be perfectly honest, even though she won't admit it, I think B was happier back then (her daughter notwithstanding, of course - I have no doubt she's ecstatic everyday that she now has a daughter). I think she, and all of us, assumed she'd find some zenith of joy with her financial and business success, and it was just the opposite. When I say I wish Bethenny well, it doesn't mean I am rooting for her to conquer the world - I hope she finds some happiness and peace so she can engage in true, meaningful friendships and find a way to be kind and helpful to people again. The vicious viper I've seen since 2015 scares me.
  2. thesupremediva1

    Bethenny Frankel: Skinny Girl

    Ding dong, the B is gone! She must have a TV show in the works with Mark Burnett, because there is no way she'd leave without another program in the hopper. She NEEDS the cameras too much - both for her business and her ego. I suspect she's leaving RHNYC to do something where she'll be solo as the star. And I think that's for the best. I can't wait to watch another season with women on an even playing field. Ramona will assume she's HBIC by default, and go totally batshit once again. That could be entertaining. I'm not sad B is leaving at all - she was really in her own show while the other women jockeyed to stay on her good side so they wouldn't lose their apple, and I found that dynamic really unappealing. It took me out of even the most organic "storyline." And reunions were just a joke of epic proportions.
  3. thesupremediva1

    S06.E10: It's All About the Money, Honey

    Thank you! I don't know how or why I missed this, but I appreciate the clarity. Now I can stop looking for potential anvils!
  4. thesupremediva1

    S06.E10: It's All About the Money, Honey

    Can someone please answer me this question: Are we all absolutely sure this baby is Josh's? Am I the only one waiting for the twist at the end, after Josh packs all his boxes, where some evidence comes to light that Gemma might NOT indeed be his child? I'm fine here on my island of one, stoked for next week when Josh calls Liza out. They can't move on because they still love each other. Sometimes love doesn't look like what you thought it would look like and is, indeed, inconvenient. And while we all have to take a magnifying glass and some flint to find chemistry between Charles and Liza, it's jumping off billboards and off my TV set every time Nico and Sutton share the screen. Kelsey is a petulant child. I'm sick of her playing Boss Woman. Go away. Give the job to Diana. Charles is a buffoon and I wouldn't trust him or Kelsey to run an ice cream stand let alone a publishing empire.
  5. thesupremediva1

    S01.E03: The Photo Shoot

    I was also shocked by that. One blight in an otherwise smooth 3-ep. run. The first zoom-in on the cast photo with Tori at the studio should have been the moment. I would have liked to see her go up to the photo and say something like, "Come on Luke, send me a sign" or something like that. Also, not exactly a stretch for Tori to invoke Luke's name when she finally finds Shannen in Peru. That's how Shannen decided to do the reboot anyway! None of it would have been awkward, sad, or ham-fisted. They missed all those moments for organic tributes in this ep. I also would have liked to have the 7 of them acknowledge him at the very end when Shannen arrived. I guess I just miss him too much. It was really tough when Shannen arrived, actually. 7 of the 8 originals were back together, and it hit home that we are now seeing what remains of the full group. Even the opening credits didn't give me that kind of gut punch.
  6. thesupremediva1

    S06.E06: Week 3, Part 2

    Why is Derek so hung up on women in their early 20s? Major red flag for me. Dude is my age, and while I saw Taylor as a well-educated woman with potential, she didn't strike me as terribly mature. Actually, she was supercilious at times and tried to use her education as a get-out-of-jail-free card for poor choices and behavior. Having a Masters doesn't make you socially or emotionally aware. Something you can't compensate for in certain situations is time spent on the planet. Now that Derek has supposedly fallen so hard for Demi, my concerns about him grow. All these great connections to incredibly young women... just makes me think Derek is emotionally stunted. I know everyone sees him getting the Bachelor edit, and I like him a lot, but I dread them making him Bachelor, as I think we will see another group of 22-year-old lemmings who will make Hannah Brown look like a wise old sage by comparison. Maybe talk to Jen or even Kristina, Derek. Someone at least approaching your age might mean less heartbreak for you?
  7. thesupremediva1

    S06.E06: Week 3, Part 2

    I'd like to order one Bukowski, please. This guy is the surprise of the season for me. He's quickly becoming my new Nick Viall. Why was he considered a villain? Why is he pictured with a walker in the opening credits? Why were those asshats Jordan and Demi denigrating him about his age last week? Inquiring minds want to know, since I think he's the hottest, most genuine guy there. Btw, is it really implied that we should be pining for homeless van people like 26-year-old Dean because Chris is - GASP - 30+?! Wake up guys, this one is the real catch. He gives me hope I might find a decent man my own age... Still love Jen Saviano. I'd say I wish she ended up with Nick, but...let's not lie, I still want Nick for myself. 😛
  8. thesupremediva1

    S06.E03: Week 2, Part 1

    Nick Viall single-handedly turned Paradise Redemption into a conceivable arc back in late 2016. It was supposed to be Luke or Chase for Bachelor (Luke was filming promos while production on the beach happened), but wise, snarky old Nick turned the tables on everyone by exposing Josh for the rage-head, pizza-stuffing phony baloney I always knew him to be, giving Ashley I. decent advice, and acting as an uncle figure to the twins. He is thus far, IMO, the only case of successful image rehab on Paradise, but it got him the Bachelor gig, and since then every douche who's ever gotten a poor edit has arrived in Mexico brimming with confidence that he, too, will be the next Nick Viall. No such luck. Jordan is a close second, but he was painted as a tool last year even while he dated Jenna, and they're showing him to be an ass again this year. I don't see as sympathetic an edit as I had expected, given how badly Jenna deceived him. The women are coming off worse than ever. Taysia and Hannah G. were just boring to me, and now I find them offensive and rude. Caelynn was always annoying and this season thus far only intensifies my total dislike of her. Katie seemed normal and now looks like she needs a mood stabilizer. It must be the humidity and heat - just not suitable for keeping a cool head.
  9. thesupremediva1

    S06.E03: Week 2, Part 1

    I don't really care all that much about Pew. My original comment was made with alliteration in mind. I identify as a Xennial, born 1977-1987. Annalise would fall into my category and Bibi would be a cut-off Millennial. For what it's worth, most of us in our early 30s do NOT identify as Millennials, whatever Pew might say. And given the way they're portrayed so disparagingly on Paradise (I'm looking at you, Demi), we might as well call them Boomers!
  10. thesupremediva1

    S01.E01: The Reunion

    I fully hear everything you're saying, and this is why so many of us wanted desperately to have TAT in the reboot. Val deserved some justice. She never really found peace. But, I have to say, though I hated the Saintly Beige Kelly of the Baby Voice from season 5-9, I appreciated that characters grew and changed. That's actually how life works - no one stays the same. Kelly's transformation was a bit ham-fisted, but I enjoy her as a bitchy ice queen in season 1, and a more level-headed armchair psychologist type in season 10. And Donna had no personality to speak of in the early seasons - that's why they relied so much on physical comedy bits to flesh out her character, and why that giant red dress made a comeback on the plane in this ep. Dylan actually summed up Donna's transformation best in the ep where they bury Dr. Martin. It's one of the few scenes Dylan and Donna ever had together, but it's a series highlight for me. Now that I'm thinking about it, I'm incredibly sad we will never get a Luke and Tori scene. They always played off each other so well when given the opportunity. And as for Val, well, whatever the writers intended, it backfired. I was a loyal Kelly fan til season 5. But they didn't manage to make her sympathetic - ESPECIALLY where Val was concerned. For me, it looked like Kel was insecure, jealous of Val, terrified of what Val knew about her, and generally filled with self-loathing. Valerie basically held a mirror up to Kelly, and Kel didn't like what she saw. What did she do to Val? Slut-shamed, accused her of bad behavior, labeled her manipulative - ALL things she herself had endured in high school. I'm not even sure if the writers were aware of this, but it was glaring to me. Donna was a straight-up angel but also kind of a dim-wit especially where Ray was concerned, so I was never too mad at Val for the Ray thing. Anyway, I think Val was the richest, most complex female character they ever wrote, and I'm still waiting for her to have the ending she deserves. I'm not giving up hope yet - I think this show is going to get another season, given its numbers, so hopefully TAT comes back next year. And I cannot stress this enough - the 90210 original finale from May 2000 is beautifully done. I sincerely hope the focus continues to be on the fictionalized actors, and not on new plotlines for the original characters. I will NOT stick around if they begin rewriting history. I also refuse to enter into any realm where we have to "kill off" Dylan McKay to explain his absence. We have all endured enough recently.
  11. thesupremediva1

    S06.E03: Week 2, Part 1

    Those two grate my last nerve. They are clearly used to being the center of attention and most beautiful creature in the room. Obviously they have no clue how to handle vying for a man's attention. If Taysia had any self-respect, she'd have turned down the rose. She didn't so now she's just a hypocrite to me. And a Mean Girl. I mean, I think Hannah G. is pretty, but I do not see the goddess everyone else is seeing. Maybe it's the long blonde hair and her being so darn thin. She looks a bit like Elsa sprung to life. Also, unpopular opinion, I don't even think Blake is all that bad a guy. He was single and he hooked up with two women back to back. Gross? Sure. Stupid? 100%. But they're acting like he ate a puppy. He was never committed to any of them and it sounds like he put his player tendencies right out there. If you don't like the way you were treated, the best thing to do is just walk away and move on. Caelynn's tears, Kristina's revenge, and Taysia's faux-rage are all for camera time and trying to garner sympathy from Bachelor Nation. How about this ladies: Show some respect for yourself and move the fuck on. All you're doing is bolstering Blake's profile, and if he's such an awful worm, you should be totally against that. I'm a little peeved that the producers obviously orchestrated the roses so that all of Blake's babes stuck around for another week of Beat Up Blake. NONE of them had any connection with any other man. Kristina, Caelynn, and Taysia should all be gone. I actually like Bibi and Annalise. At least they came there to participate in Paradise. I hate when Right Reasons people get sent packing early. Of course the genuine 30-somethings got hosed to keep the obnoxious Millennial Mob. Demi is just... such a poser. It's really bad when I look forward to Bukowski and Jordan. This season isn't all it was cracked up to be. Sorry, Harrison, you overplayed the hype. I can't stand most of these trash pandas. ETA: Really grossed out by how mean everyone was to and about Cam. Caelynn looked like she wanted to puke when he was talking to her. Well, hun, if that's the way you feel then fine. But you shouldn't have accepted his rose. Or, you should have made it clear to him immediately that you were grateful for the rose but didn't really see a future. The guy obviously (however delusional it was) thought he had a shot. Laughing at him was just mean.
  12. thesupremediva1

    S01.E01: The Reunion

    Yes, they're basically pretending that never happened. And while I am not someone who condones ignoring history, I think it would add a whole other layer of unnecessary confusion to reference an old reboot in a new reboot ABOUT making a reboot. My brain hurt just writing that sentence. It's for the best.
  13. thesupremediva1

    S01.E01: The Reunion

    I waited 19 years for this and honestly I'm not one bit disappointed. I think the idea was genius. Loved the opening dream sequence. There are a few things off here, but we know why: 1. They had to write around Luke's sudden and tragic passing. They couldn't go full throttle for 100% camp and then manage a tribute. I see where they tried but it left an uneven tone. 2. Pacing was off. Again, they had to write in a tribute AND accommodate Shannen's desire to join. I do not think the rest of the eps will be like this one - slices of life, lots of cuts, a bit all over the place. Once they are all back together, I think we'll settle in to what we got in the panel and on that plane - the kind of chemistry you can only find with one group of people that's honed over 30 years. Was it perfect? No. Did I love it? Yes. Also, for all the confusion it called, they should have just said they were playing "fictionalized versions of themselves." Jason deeply loves his wife Naomi and would NEVER cheat on her, especially with Jennie. The one he hooked up with back in the day was Shannen, followed by a fling with Tori. Jennie is not getting divorced anymore. Again, doubt she'd be cheating years later with an old co-star. Tori always did and probably always will love Brian. I enjoyed their scenes together immensely. Loved Gabrielle's storyline - it was equal parts brave and true. OF COURSE the woman who played Andrea Zuckerman runs the actor's union. Ian is a gem. He's also happily married with kids. Lots of this was pure fiction, and I think they better start making that clear so Jason and Jennie don't get tons of bad press! In general, the tributes to Luke were classy and well done. I was enjoying everything and laughing until the end of the ep. The second I saw Dylan's iconic Porsche pull up, I was done for. My God, Luke Perry was beautiful. Having him close out the ep was brilliant, and I'm still crying. Dylan McKay goes on, forever.
  14. thesupremediva1

    BH: 90210 Anticipation.... It’s so Meta

    The World was never innocent, but it wasn't as immediate and with us as it is now. 24-hour news, the Internet, iphones, texting - we are INUNDATED by every piece of information. The pace was slower.
  15. thesupremediva1

    BH: 90210 Anticipation.... It’s so Meta

    It wasn't a commentary on TV specifically so much as the overall world view. We were in a very innocent time (and I was 3 when the show premiered, so I was quite innocent as well). 9/11 is like Pearl Harbor - there was life before and after that event. The world was, simply, a very different place, and those references were simply to illustrate how much time has gone by. I don't necessarily want to bring 90210 into this new era to deal with our iPhones, climate change, etc. - I'm happy to leave it where it is. That's why I'm on board with the style of the reboot.
×