Damn you, Aunt Becky!
I really, really, really enjoy Jodie Sweetin at the table. It would be such a shame if the aforementioned cloud followed Jodie around and possibly hindered her employment opportunities. I think she’s the obvious choice to sit at the table next season. Or, maybe Jodie and Camila McConaughey can alternate days?
I can’t stand Carnie at all. As many of you have pointed out, she makes everything about her. I pray she’s not even being considered as an option.
Please forgive my possible unpopular opinion and preference as it’s not meant to be disrespectful or make me come off as an ageist at all, but I’d love TPTB to find someone younger (late 30s/early 40s) in order to balance out the span of the age differences among the co-hosts.
I know Eve is only 40 (as am I), but I cannot relate to her at all. I enjoy her presence on the show and really like her, but...
Can we agree to add the following to to our list of things she says as often as Sharon mispronounces words? (Did anyone ever tell Sharon that Jussie Smollet’s name isn’t Jessie?)
“When I was younger and on tour...” OR
“My mom was a young mom and super strict, so...”
I agree with 95% of everything Sheryl says (it’s the no nonsense high school teacher in me) and I love that she’s not afraid to share her faith with the audience. However, I’m more of a cynical, “Cafeteria Plan Catholic” who wouldn’t volunteer at church to make friends. The volunteers in my parish wouldn’t exactly be up for a night of pub crawling or understand why dating is so difficult. She loses me sometimes when she talks about going to church or praying for something to happen.
I do love that she & Carrie Ann are obviously BFFs. Their friendship is genuine and palpable. As much as I don’t care for the constantly crying Carrie Ann, I was able to relate to her when she shared how dating sites provided her with companionship and/or friends when she was too ill to leave the house. Sheryl didn’t seem to understand that and it made me a bit sad. Unless you’ve been temporarily house bound for specific health reasons, whether it’s a situational issue, you’re recovering from surgery or battling a chronic and intractable health issue, we can’t all jump out of bed each day and interact with people at a coffee shop or the grocery store. Even if we were out and about, everyone stares at their damn phones everywhere they go, so a simple chat with a stranger while you wait for a latte doesn’t happen anymore. It makes me so sad.
I will still watch the show (unless they hire Carnie), but admittedly, it’s quite difficult for me to “see myself” at the table on many days. I know the show is meant to be light and fluffy, but with the quality of women and their intelligence (minus Sharon) on the show, I feel like they could tackle some deeper topics a hell of a lot better than the East Coast Fight Club TV Show that calls itself The View. I cannot lie: I’d like to see them discuss lighter or general political issues or comment on things that are everywhere. I’d have loved to get their two cents when the Cheeto in Charge ascended the steps onto Air Force One with toilet paper stuck on his shoe. The question could be: “Would you ever tell ____________ they have TP on their shoe/lipstick on their teeth/dress tucked into their underwear?” I want to see SOMETHING other than viral videos of morons doing shit to get as many “likes” as possible!
I also wish they’d eradicate any “stories” about acts of animal cruelty. I fast forward that shit with both eyes closed. I know it’s important to highlight certain issues with the hope of possibly ending these horrific acts via awareness, but it hurts my heart. I felt the same way about the ladies discussing (and watching) the videos of “parents” who were literally slapping cheese on their babies. I don’t even have kids of my own, but I skipped that segment too. I did accidentally see a wee clip of it on “Inside Edition” while channel surfing and I needed a Xanax right then and there.
While we know she would be just as inarticulate, illiterate and cuckoo if she were 20 years younger, Scratchy McScratcherson is 66 years old. She gives zero fucks about anything and doesn’t take things seriously. She proudly recalls anecdotes about the wrong things. I wish someone would cut her microphone out or edit her out entirely when she starts blabbing about the loony stuff she’s done over the years. The time she went to Jack and Kelly’s school to threaten a bully? 🙄How does Sara put up with it?
On a positive note, as a curly haired gal myself, I absolutely love the way Sara wears her hair. I would write to her and ask for her hairdresser’s name and copy her haircut in a hot minute, but I have the thickest hair known to man. Wouldn’t work on me. Ever.