lasu March 16, 2020 Share March 16, 2020 I'm VERY late to the party, but I have been been watching this on Hulu. I'm already about halfway through season two, so I'm going to TRY to just focus on my feelings at the end of season one. No way I can break this down by episode, so if this is all out of order, please excuse. Soooo, just to pick a place to start: I mostly thought Ashley was a mostly harmless little puppy. She always looked like a little girl playing dress up to me. She interested me, because I have trouble believing she just genuinely loved Michael exactly for who he is, but she also doesn't seem to come off as completely money hungry, so I couldn't figure it out. I thought he was wrong to show up at the Girls' Weekend, but not at all for the reasons stated. It does change the mood, having a guy there, but my ex-husband (whom I adore, though not quite Robin/Juan levels) was the WORST for crashing girls' nights. It wasn't that he found that many women titillating, or he wanted to catch us wearing skimpy things, or because he missed me so very much. He just had the WORST case of FOMO you've ever seen in your life, lol. Mostly our nights would end up like theirs did, playing beer pong and it not being that big of a deal. That said, by the end of the season, I wondered how long it would be before Ashley started outgrowing Michael. Because, (most not all) men who are into MUCH younger women, it's not really because they have great bodies and perfect skin and nothing sags anywhere, although it obviously doesn't hurt. In my experience, it's more because a mediocre man can feel worldly, and smart, and powerful next to a younger, inexperienced woman. They get off on introducing the younger woman to so many things, and having her be in awe of him. But you can only introduce someone to see urchin so many times, and young, inexperienced woman usually grow up into mature independent women who are no longer impressed by the old guy, and no longer want to go along with everything he says. And then he resents her for it, and tries to put her down to get her back into her place where he likes her. I'll go for the two ends of the spectrum for this first post, so next up is Karen. Holy Jeebus. What a smug, self-important, DELUSIONAL woman. She absolutely infuriated me so many damn times. I would admittedly be annoyed if someone's husband crashed our girls' weekend (although as mentioned it was MY damn husband always doing the crashing), but for her to clutch her pearls that she would have to sleep under the same roof as a man while her husband wasn't present? Um...what? And then when Ray said that he didn't want Michael there because Karen would be wearing skimpy things? My god. OK, first, if this wasn't a television show, couldn't KAREN be responsible for putting on some damn sweat pants if it was that big of a deal? And really, it is a tv show! There was a camera crew there looking at your wife. Editors, looking at your wife. And then ME! ME! I'm a damn stranger on my couch at home looking at your wife! Absolutely absurd. But then, I've never been one for what is "appropriate" and "proper" especially when it's coming from someone like Karen who is just using etiquette as a bludgeoning tool to try to make herself seem elevated while putting other people down. I found her absolutely insufferable, and I couldn't get a read on why she is the way she is. I have so much more, but I'm having trouble remembering things, so I hope anyone else will chime in and give me something to riff off of. I will say, the one things that really sticks out to me right now, and oh, how it made me laugh: At the reunion, Ashley is going on and on about something being a "moot point", and Charrisse finally, quietly, says, "mute. It's a mute point." Andy obviously heard her and gave her the funniest "Oh...dear" look that I burst out. I normally don't like Andy's condescension towards Ho'Wives, but I have to admit I died. 7 Link to comment
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