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  1. Pepper Mostly

    S02.E01: Acting Up

    Agreed. I think Elektra's over the top-ness is intentional, but would work better in the hands of a better actress. But, that said, whenever I see Elektra, I think of one person. Omarosa. Who is so like Elektra in so many ways. Her look, her style, her haughty air, her way of clearly enunciating each and every word, her attention to every detail of her carefully curated persona.
  2. Pepper Mostly

    S01.E04: Big Expectations

    LOL, reminds me of that old joke: well, um, Mom's on the roof.... Good point though. Just like, if you want to take a sick day later in the week, set the stage. Complain of a scratchy throat, be seen taking advil or drinking lots of hot tea, say stuff like "I'm sure I just need a good night's sleep". Then when you call in someone's sure to say, "oh, she hasn't been feeling well!".
  3. Pepper Mostly

    S08.E03: Blessings Not Baggage

    This made me laugh very loudly!
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    S04.E08: Nowhere to Run

    Before I had a kid, years before even, I was pretty well educated wrt pregnancy and childbirth. I'm a product of the "Our Bodies, Ourselves" era and wanted to know what was what. Sure, the ideal among the hippie earth mothers was no interventions, no pain medications, breathing, music, but I maintained a healthy skepticism. That Pao apparently thinks that she'll emit a couple of kittenish cries and her baby will slide right out, all in half an hour or so, is astonishing to me. She's worried that she'll have the baby in the car? First babies aren't usually that fast. And I'm quite sure at the first twinge she'll be "I'm in labor! I'm in labor! Fill the pool!". And 20 hours later she'll be 4 centimeters, waterlogged, and rethinking her fairyland birth plan on the fly as they pack her bag with maternity and post natal slutwear for her hospital stay. Have you forgotten that Nicole said that mean thing about Chantel's hair? Some things simply cannot be forgiven.
  5. Pepper Mostly

    S01.E04: Big Expectations

    Someone at Sharp is asleep at the wheel. Every. Single. Episode trots out the same old, tired tropes: Fiance/e is waiting the airport, all nervous. Fiance/e's family is deeply suspicious of the newcomer, advancing from expressing concern to outright hostility and demands to know their ulterior motive in record time. The American is shocked and horrified by some local food or custom. Foreign fiance/e is bored and lonely. Whines about "leaving everything behind". American fiance/e has one over invested friend or family member who grills newcomer, is rude, and acts shitty to them in public. Never lets go of their "suspicions". American never, ever steps up and tells them to back off and stop being a jerk. There are more. I just can't think of them because my brain is turning to oatmeal as a direct result of watching these nincompoops. If I were Jenny I would LOVE to wear Indian clothes! I don't think I could learn to rock a sari, but I adore salwaar kameez and would love to wear it every day!
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    S08.E03: Blessings Not Baggage

    I actually rewound the section where the unfortunately named Vaeda Luma's unfortunate name was revealed. I could not believe my eyes. What an un-euphonious, trailer trashy collection of letters. Bet its Tyler's doing. Why was Maci consulting Dr. Google anyway? Doesn't she have a pediatrician? (I know. Storyline). She has no shame. I record this and watch in the morning while I'm having my coffee. I started laughing very loudly when I realized that I was watching Amber and Frankenstein bickering while they drove through LA traffic. Someone at MTV has much to answer for. Amber is horrible in every way but she cleans up well. She really rocks a pair of shades.
  7. Pepper Mostly

    S01.E04: Big Expectations

    Obviously Sumit expects that Jenny's Social Security will pay the rent on their apartment. "$350 a month!" she'll exclaim. "I can cover that easily! Let me help! You work so hard!" Her SS will stretch a lot further in India than it will in Palm Springs. Laura is in for a world of hurt. If her Tunisian love rat is living and working in Qatar, then he has next to no rights and is probably treated as little better than a serf. He's no personal trainer. He either works construction or in the service industry. Six days a week, 12 hours a day, probably. Guest workers are not treated very well there. I like Tiffany, except for her being so stupid, anyway. She seems like a nice thoughtful person, kind, a loving and attentive mother (unlike dumbass bovine Nicole and slovenly Rachel). Then she starts spouting off about her felon, addict boyfriend and I lose my mind. Tiffany! Stop it! She's very pretty. Her little boy is adorable and I would like to squeeze him and squeeze him. His toy sharks! What a sweetie. What kind of charisma does this Ronald character have that would make her, even for a moment, put that precious boy at risk? She's copped to his "putting her through hell". She must think that her pure, unstinting love can "fix" him. We all know how that goes.
  8. Pepper Mostly

    S04.E08: Nowhere to Run

    I would not want to run into Winter in a dark alley. That woman is a seething cauldron of rage.
  9. Pepper Mostly

    Jenny & Sumit: Slumdog Thousandaire

    (shrug), so far I'm not bothered much by these two. Maybe its a folie a deux, maybe they really care for one another, maybe Sumit is gay and they have an "arrangement". If it works for them and no one is getting screwed, well, have at it, you crazy kids! And I'm betting that Jenny's retirement income will go a lot further in India than it will here. They can probably afford a decent apartment and live comfortably, if not luxuriously.
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    S04.E08: Nowhere to Run

    I cannot believe that this crossed my mind, but I'm just going to throw it out there--I think aspiring actress Libby wouldn't be averse to amping up the Drama Factor by applying her makeup to look like she was bruised. I think Andrei is short tempered and abrupt, but I don't think he'd hit her. Jesus Christ they're being filmed! But Libby, our pot stirring Libby, in search of sympathy and hair pats and hugs, might hint around that, you know, Andrei's temper....in conclusion, I hate myself for even thinking this and I feel dirty. I wonder why Chantel didn't go that route? Where'd she go to college? She works at her mother's cheer school so she must cheer. Did she cheer in college? Did she try to make a professional cheer squad for one of the Atlanta teams? Seems like either hanging with the jocks in college or trying for a pro cheer spot would be a good avenue if she had ambitions in that direction. And I agree, she is the family prize show pony. Its positively medieval how her family wants to leverage her looks for an advantageous marriage that will enhance their social status.
  11. Pepper Mostly

    90 Day Fiancé: Pillow Talk

    I think they just asked his sisters if they wanted to be on TV, they both said "Sure!", and they then conjured up the "couch surfing" story.
  12. Pepper Mostly

    S04.E08: Nowhere to Run

    I will forever laugh and laugh at Chantel's horrified "Nicole did this to you??", aghast at the tiny scratch on his face. Nicole is 20 years old, 100 pounds soaking wet, and what, five foot two? In River's place I'd say I walked into a door than cop to being beat down a tiny, petite girl.
  13. Pepper Mostly

    S04.E08: Nowhere to Run

    Its all about scoring points with Chantel. She wants her way. She doesn't even care if its hurtful to HER, as long as she thinks she's "won". And it seems that, to Chantel, "wanting the families to get along" means that everyone dances to Chantel's tune. Pedro and Nicole cop to going to her parents' with a nefarious plan to attack River. Nicole agrees that she is a mean old meany who clapped her hands and has bad taste in clothes. Pedro agrees never to see or speak to his family again, stop sending them money, and not have friends or interests. Just catering to Chantel's whims and kissing Mama Chantel's taint. And she doesn't seem to think that she is in any way unreasonable.
  14. Pepper Mostly

    S04.E08: Nowhere to Run

    Nicole has already experienced this, when Mama Chantel threw her to the ground and tore out her weave, then waved it around like pampas grass, while screaming about calling Immigration. While Nicole was a guest in her home. They didn't even take Nicole's coat. She had to sit down and hold it awkwardly in her lap, while dodging verbal barbs from Chantel's mother. Chantel has never let go of her version of events--that Pedro and Nicole had a plan to attack River. Oh yes, Mother Chantel is a badass. There's ring removal and stun guns. Pepper spray is probably placed on the table along with the salt and pepper. And they think they're so classy and refined. Why, I bet some of those rings weren't even costume jewelry! When Chantel and Pedro went on vacation together when they were first married, Chantel was grinding on some rando in a bar, with her husband right there! So I can't fault Pedro too much for cutting loose in the DR, after years of being demeaned and belittled by his wife. Pedro has said, often, "I love my wife". Never once, not one time, have I heard Chantel say she loves her husband. She loves her brother more than him. She probably loves the guy at Starbucks who makes her coffee more than him.
  15. Pepper Mostly

    90 Day Fiancé: Pillow Talk

    Yes, they were with one sister last week, now they're sponging off another one.
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