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  1. gardendiva

    Mama June: From Not To Hot

    I don’t know how June has managed to raise 4 strong, independent daughters with the totally crappy upbringing they have had. June has thrown them over for any scummy man that looked at her twice. But despite this, Anna is a young mother smart enough and has enough self respect to cut ties with her mother even if it meant losing out on the reality show paycheck. Jessica has done the same, and is on her way to becoming a nurse, or at least that’s the last I heard. Lauryn has become an advocate for her little sister and has stood up to June in ways that take a lot of courage. Josh has backed her up and is showing that he has great strength of character for such a young man. And Alana just wants to be a happy kid who has crushes on boys and is exploring her talents, but the ugly specter of June and her messed up life is ruining her childhood. I feel nothing but empathy for those girls, and nothing but contempt for June who is allowing all of this to happen.
  2. gardendiva

    Mama June: From Not To Hot

    oops, never mind. I see someone else said what I was going to say upthread.
  3. gardendiva

    S07.E20: Vianey & Allen's Story

    But...why didn’t they go back and get that mattress? They pulled over right away, so it wasn’t that far bacK. The two helper guys who packed up all their stuff could have walked back and retrieved it, no? They should be glad that it didn’t cause an accident. Someone could have easily been killed if that suddenly flew into their vehicle on the highway going 70mph. The whole mattress situation was frustrating to me.
  4. gardendiva

    S17.E18: Top 5 (2019.05.12)

    I would have to agree. Alejandro singing “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word” was really heartfelt. You could tell he was really feeling what he was saying. Even after the song was over, he never smiled when the judges talked, he seemed to still be feeling the song. The other contestants don’t seem to be able to connect with the lyrics. i don’t know what has gone on in Alejandro’s romantic life up to this point, but he seems to have experienced some deep heartbreak. His performance of his original song was...wow. Gripping. I know it is a singing competition, but those lyrics were really amazing, as was his piano playing.
  5. gardendiva

    S07.E19: Angie J's Story

    If they did a reunion show, instead of couches they would have to have a warehouse full of beds on wheels since a lot of the poundticipants this season could hardly even bear their own weight. A lot of them are blurring into each other this season in my memory, but there seemed to be a larger proportion than usual of patients who were bedbound and hardly lost any weight. Edited to add: and if they did a “best of” they would for sure need to do that because Penny, Schenee, James K and Assanti are all still bedbound as far as I know.
  6. gardendiva

    S07.E19: Angie J's Story

    She actually has 2 different Facebook pages, and the one under Angela Dunham-Johns does not have the commenting turned off under one post, and she is getting HAMMERED by comments, especially since she turned off commenting on her GoFundMe. I am wondering how long it will be before she starts locking down her Facebook.
  7. gardendiva

    S07.E19: Angie J's Story

    I love how she kept manipulating people by implying that they had to help her to save her life...and if she didn’t get the help that she would die. As if that was a bad thing.
  8. gardendiva

    S07.E17: Cillas' Story

    The fact that the previews called this episode “the most dramatic transformation this season” when this season also included Justin...I am not buying it. I wasn’t that impressed. The only time he actually achieved a weight goal when living at home was when he had to lose another 25 lbs by surgery day and he beat it by 2 lbs. Oversold and under delivered on this episode.
  9. gardendiva

    S07.E16: Lashanta's Story LIVE CHAT

    She probably thinks Dr. Now is going to dust the pizza box for prints.
  10. gardendiva

    S07.E16: Lashanta's Story LIVE CHAT

    Yes, for the hospital administration this is good, but the staff who have to haul and bathe and deal with unwieldy immobile patients it can’t be much fun.
  11. gardendiva

    S07.E16: Lashanta's Story LIVE CHAT

    I bet the medical staff at St. Joseph is irritated at Dr. Now and how his show is bringing all these high maintenance patients into the hospital that they have to deal with.
  12. gardendiva

    S07.E16: Lashanta's Story LIVE CHAT

    It’s kind of interesting. She doesn’t seem to have the negative, complaining attitude that some of them have, she didn’t whine about enormous pain after her car ride, and she seems generally to have a rather sunny disposition. What I mean by this is that she doesn’t seem to have any toxic personality disorders hindering her progress. Maybe there is hope.
  13. gardendiva

    S02.E12: Tell All

    Mama Donna smelled the bullshit and never totally bought into it. Neither did the “pyramid scheme” sister.
  14. gardendiva

    S07.E15: Angela's Story

    The most puzzling thing to me was Eric and his eagerness to help Angela. He came bouncing over there immediately, doused in cologne. Asking someone to be responsible for a person so huge and sick that they couldn’t fit in the van like a regular human but had to be transported down to Houston in the cargo bay like a captured zoo specimen is a tall order. There was a lot of responsibility driving for all those hours, and there is a lot that could have happened. But he didn’t hesitate when asked to do this. I can’t figure out what redeeming quality he sees in her, because all I saw was a disingenuous, manipulative addict.
  15. gardendiva

    S10:11 Leaving Las Vegas