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I'm a terrible person, but I just was too happy to see miss would be home wrecker get a face full, even though the rest of that setup was pretty lame. I'll show myself out.

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Mother Chantel never disappoints me verbally, using the word 'amiss' instead of 'in our midst'.  Way to make another dramatic point, you just said there was nothing suspicious about why they'd want you at the Campos 😂

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7 hours ago, Annymin said:

The cameramen must have loved giving us the parting shot of the back of Pedro carrying his wife piggyback up the stairs.  That big ole white shorted ass of Chantel bouncing .....haha Haha!

I had to chuckle at that, too, but I did think Pedro was very, very sweet to his goofy-ass wife.  There are many men who would not have been (or even had the ability to be!) as comforting as he was.  That last shot of him carrying her up the stairs was surprisingly genuine and heartfelt for a TLC show.  Someone on production must have just watched a Nicholas Sparks movie or something.

I'll say it again: This family would function completely differently without that she-beast of a mother.

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29 minutes ago, Suzy Rhapsody said:

I'll say it again: This family would function completely differently without that she-beast of a mother.

Man, she-beast is accurate.  She is the worst.  So rude, so awful.  I think Father Chantel seems to be a decent, man.  I do not understand why he puts up with this monster of a wife.  

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1 hour ago, nr65000 said:
1 hour ago, Suzy Rhapsody said:

I'll say it again: This family would function completely differently without that she-beast of a mother.

Man, she-beast is accurate.  She is the worst.  So rude, so awful.  I think Father Chantel seems to be a decent, man.  I do not understand why he puts up with this monster of a wife.  

At some point she simply took is balls and he hasn't gotten them back.  I don't doubt for a minute that the ONLY way he got to have any relationship with his kids at all was to put up with her.

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MotherChantel and FatherChantel have been together a LONG TIME-he’s used to her pronouncements.  Like him the best in her family.  Sorry for Winter who was Put On Blast with Jah.  That was not cool.  Likely she would have accepted his lying, but couldn’t do it in front of Thousands ..... I wish her and Jah -and however many kiddies- well.

Nicole and MotherPedro are just acting out for the cameras.  They got their marching orders from  Central Casting, and they did the best they could with the script.  There were obvious moments when MotherPedro was going OFF, then a minute later was Super Calm.  Duly noted!

Even Chantel was so measured in so many scenes - when in the first season, she just dumbly flew off the handle at everything.  Clearly, she was coached this season, and I am not going to hate on that because she Needed Some Coaching (have you heard MotherChantel?  No usable wisdom there.). 

LOVED the scene of Pedro carrying Chantel up the stairs.  He spoils her as best he can, and I love it!

I want FamilyPedro to come to the US and live with FamilyChantel.  I’ll pop the popcorn!

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8 hours ago, Iguessnot said:

t. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but this spin off should have finished filming by the time  the reunion,

Man dates are crazy, but it's possible.  It could be that by the time the reunion was going on, the FC had started filming.

ETA: I think they were showing ads for FC already (during the reunion)

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3 hours ago, Suzy Rhapsody said:

I had to chuckle at that, too, but I did think Pedro was very, very sweet to his goofy-ass wife.  There are many men who would not have been (or even had the ability to be!) as comforting as he was.  That last shot of him carrying her up the stairs was surprisingly genuine and heartfelt for a TLC show.  Someone on production must have just watched a Nicholas Sparks movie or something.

I'll say it again: This family would function completely differently without that she-beast of a mother.

I thought the same thing. I forced myself to watch this show and almost gave up a few times, but that scene got to me in a good way. It felt truthful and genuine, and I loved how sweet and comforting Pedro was to Chantel.

If we're to believe this show, Pedro and Chantel both have toxic families. I  think there's a lot of truth mixed with a lot of acting, but I DO believe the Coraima/Chantel stuff was mostly real. I would never try to get my brother to hook-up with a friend just because he was having marital issues. I am far from perfect and far from a prude, but I love my family, and that includes my in-laws, even when we're all human and imperfect. Never would I show that kind of disrespect.

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Recap - Episode 8

Tased and Confused

or

Catfight at the D.R. Corral

Here we are at the Season (and Series?) Finale. I must confess, when I first heard of this show, I had doubts. Was there enough here to justify a spin-off? Pedro and Chantel are a rather bland couple. The only potential conflict was between the in-laws. Could a hearty meal be made out of such a thin gruel? I'm not ashamed to admit it, I was right. There wasn't enough to justify a series. But, on to last night's show.

 We start with the families taking separate vans to visit the Grandma Pedro. In a TH, Momma C says they agreed to go "under certain conditions". She insisted on separate vans "In case we need to leave abruptly because I don't like and I do not prefer being under anyone's, anyone's control. We do what we want. When we want...How we want." It's unclear whether "where we want" is also a condition.

In her TH, Mama P says that she is glad they are taking two vans, because she can't bear the thought of a five hour car ride with TFC. I hear you, Mama P, I hear you. On the ride, she ponders all the rude things that TFC might do.

Meanwhile, TFC learns from Chowder that Piquant hasn't seen his grandma in two years. "You mean he's been in the DR slinging girls around, and didn't see his grandma?" River inquires. TFC makes further disparaging remarks about Porcelain. Cinderblock remarks that she's arranged a sit-down with Pertinent and Coraima (of lap dance fame) to establish her proprietary rights over Persona. At some point, TFC harasses Winter about the Jah situation, but she doesn't want to talk about it.

We get to see the dance again, during a TH with Canoli and Momma C, and will see it again later. Canoodle wants Priaprism to "make it clear to a ho" that she should back off. Momma C says that so far, he hasn't made it clear to the ho. 

In his van, Proctor preps TFP on how to behave. In their van, TFC is having second thoughts. Rinkydink and Momma C vow not to get out of the van if they see something they don't like. Momma C says "I will not eat the food." " But you don't even know what it is" says Clarion. "I don't care what it is." Chamber implores her not to be rude. Momma C replies "I don't give a damn how it looks. I can do and say whatever I want. I have nothing to lose." Tact is her middle name.

First to arrive, Pentagram is happy to see his grandma and family, but worried about what TFC will do. I can't imagine why.

TFC has brought presents for Grandma P, a nice gesture. Momma C compliments her, sounding like a alien who has been told what to say, without really understanding what she is saying. 

Porque offers TFC food, which Momma C rejects, saying that they just had a big breakfast. In a TH, Provisional calls them out on this, wondering how they could still be full six hours after breakfast. Momma and Papa C relent to the extent of accepting rice with soup (no meat) on it. In a TH, Momma C demonstrates how she will pretend to eat it, and then does so at dinner with all the realism of a 1950s animatronic at a second rate amusement park.

Momma guesses that TFC can sit down with everyone else while they eat. Rintintin and Winter don't seem to have a problem chowing down. Not eating is Momma C 's choice, she declares in a TH. "I am here as a free agent in this planet [so maybe she really is an alien]. And my choice is not to eat a chicken foot." She ignores the other chicken, the beef, and the pork, probably because it would jeopardize her free agent status if she ate it. Changling thinks TFC were being good sports by pretending to take part in the meal.

After dinner, Provender gives TFC the grand tour. Ringo is frightened when he sees...a snake? a puma? a chupacabra? No, he is frightened by turkeys. Yes, turkeys. Oh, the irony! We learn that when he was a wee bairn, the family would threaten him with a red-eyed, black puppet of a bird, "The Dirty Bird". He was taunted with chants of "River, you better listen, The Dirty Bird is in the closet", leaving him with a lifetime bird phobia. That explains so, so much.

Clunker thinks progress has been made, as does Piston. TFC declines an offer to spend the night. A 12 hour round trip ride in a van is so much more pleasant. The next morning, Protractor and Compass say goodbye. Nicole and Probe exchange a brother/sister hug that is much more restrained than usual. No sign of sexual tension this time, either because Chamois is there, or because the tension has been resolved.

The only thing left to be done is to face off with lap dancer. 

Portent, Clue, Nympho, and Coraima (lapper) meet for lunch. Cocaine taking off from work for this. Is this a real thing? Do husbands and wives meet with someone that the wife suspects is, or wants to be, cheating with her husband? Naiad and Coaxial seem as confused as I am about this. So does Purveyor, for that matter.

Chantal asks Coraima how to pronounce her name. Coraima keeps saying "Co-ray-ma" and Chantel keeps saying "Co-ree-ma". This goes on for a while until Chantel gives up, saying she can't pronounce it because she speaks English (huh?). I'm not sure if this is some kind of dig by Chantel, or just incompetence. Most likely, it's the latter. Chantel is dressed to the nines, or maybe the sixty-nines, in short-shorts and a blouse that allows full access to her breasts. Co-conspirator has on a yellow dress, the same color as Caliber's blouse, an ominous portent.

Chantel wants Chattel to disappear, and the only way that can happen is to confront her. Is that clear? Makes sense, right? This is how Pinterest can prove he's trustworthy. Because a cheater would never lie, right? And his girlfriend would never go along with it, am I right?

 This is supposed to be Pester's time to talk, but Chapter keeps interrupting.

After some more conversation that clears up nothing, Condom says she has to get back to work. Chantel says she knows that she must be in a hurry to get back to her street corner to earn money (ouch!). I don't know why, but I'm reminded of the old saying, "People who live in glass bordellos shouldn't throw vibrators." That may not be the exact quote.

Conversion starts mocking Chantel's hair extensions and fake eyelashes. This is too much for Character, who throws her drink in Convertible's face (a 90DF trope at this point). Poignant stops Convoy from throwing her lunch at her in retaliation, and everyone leaves the restaurant.

Outside, Camphor is in tears. Portmanteau consoles her, and we have a happy ending with Constable riding Pringle piggy-back up some stairs.

And there you have it. So much remains untold. What's happening with River's rap career, and why didn't he rap the theme song? Will Winter and Jah reconcile? Will Momma C ever give in and eat chicken feet? Will Chantel's breasts get even larger? Will we ever get to meet The Dirty Bird? Will Mama P and Sister P make it to the US? We may never know.

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Hasn't this show provided a bit too much information on a possible scam?

They all* comment at one time or another that Pedro married an American girl so he could get citizenship and bring his mother and sister to the USofA.  Shouldn't that immediately disqualify his application(s)?  Surely there are workers in various agencies who are anxious to blow a whistle.

Including Family Pedro.

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17 minutes ago, HaaCHOO said:

Hasn't this show provided a bit too much information on a possible scam?

They all* comment at one time or another that Pedro married an American girl so he could get citizenship and bring his mother and sister to the USofA.  Shouldn't that immediately disqualify his application(s)?  Surely there are workers in various agencies who are anxious to blow a whistle.

Including Family Pedro.

Nope, you have to fulfill certain requirements to prove you have a legitimate marriage.  The government only cares if you lie on your application.  They do not care if you are really in love with your spouse.

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On 9/10/2019 at 12:25 PM, Gobi said:

Outside, Camphor is in tears. Portmanteau consoles her, and we have a happy ending with Constable riding Pringle piggy-back up some stairs.

I wish I could understand a word of this, but I can't tell who these people are.

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4 hours ago, BoomerRumor said:

I wish I could understand a word of this, but I can't tell who these people are.

It goes by the first initial of their real names. Pringle is Pedro, etc. Every name beginning with P is Pedro and so on (exceptions for Coraima and Chantel).

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3 hours ago, Gobi said:

It goes by the first initial of their real names. Pringle is Pedro, etc. Every name beginning with P is Pedro and so on (exceptions for Coraima and Chantel).

Spoilsport.

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There have been an overwhelming amount of negative reviews about this show, from people either denying they watched, saying they watched but didn't like it, and the people admitting to watching it saying it needed to be just a two hour special instead of a season of HEA and a spin-off. I keep seeing that ratings are bad but I really don't think TLC is going to have a problem with them.

With sMothered, the first episode made it into the Top 25 of the evening ratings but fell completely off the charts that showed Top 50.  I decided to gather the remaining ratings, for a total of seven. Is that it? I'm including the first post I made and adding the rest below:

On 8/20/2019 at 3:57 PM, Christina said:

Also, I saw a tweet that said The Family Chantel wasn't doing real well in the ratings and since I was posting the question here, I decided to go track them down and post them. I think TLC will be fine with the ratings. I'm adding The Other Way for comparison. This weeks hasn't updated yet.

July 22, 2019

90 Day Fiance: The Other Way 9:00 pm = 1,621,000

The Family Chantel 10:00 pm = 1,527,000

July 29, 2019

90 Day Fiance: The Other Way 9:00 pm  = 1,780,000

The Family Chantel 10:00 pm = 1,386,000

August 5, 2019

90 Day Fiance: The Other Way 9:00 pm  = 1,801,000

The Family Chantel 10:00 pm = 1,472,000

August 12, 2019

90 Day Fiance: The Other Way 9:00 pm  = 1,983,000

The Family Chantel 10:00 pm = 1,543,000

August 19, 2019 - (Preseason Football started tonight, too)

90 Day Fiance: The Other Way 9:00 pm  = 2,146,000

The Family Chantel 10:00 pm = 1.637,000

August 26, 2019 - (MTV Video Music Awards also aired)

90 Day Fiance: The Other Way 9:00 pm  = 2,147,000

The Family Chantel 10:00 pm = 1,624,000

September 9, 2019

90 Day Fiance: The Other Way 9:00 pm  = 2,231,000

The Family Chantel 10:00 pm = 1,622,000

Hurricane Dorian began to wreak havoc around September 4, and I think there should be another episode between the last two dates above, but I don't see it so maybe there isn't another episode.

In any event, I didn't watch this season and if there is another season, i won't be watching it, either. These ratings are probably fine for TLC as long as the families don't demand too much money and we all know they are all willing to make fools of themselves, so maybe the script will improve since the feedback has been overwhelmingly, "This Again????"

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There is a trick...when FC comes on right after 90DF Before or whatever main 90DF and if I keep the cable box on TLC, the cable company reports to TLC that I watched it (FC).

I've wondered about changing to a new channel so they don't add me to the "viewers"...but mostly I haven't' bothered.  So as your numbers go like 1.6M for the 90DF-x dropping to 1.5M for FC...not sure how much of the 1.5M were empty chairs.

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Just watching the way Pedro acts around his family, Obed,  and his sister's friend in DR tells me that Chantel's mom is on target about Pedro. Also, you have to wonder about a guy who claims to care about his grandma, but somehow was too busy partying to go see her when he was last in DR. Moms are usually vilified, until they are proven right. 

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On 9/23/2019 at 11:23 PM, MadamChanel said:

Just watching the way Pedro acts around his family, Obed,  and his sister's friend in DR tells me that Chantel's mom is on target about Pedro. Also, you have to wonder about a guy who claims to care about his grandma, but somehow was too busy partying to go see her when he was last in DR. Moms are usually vilified, until they are proven right. 

True, but grandma didn't look too deathly. Maybe it's really just her arthritis getting worse.

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On 9/24/2019 at 12:23 PM, MadamChanel said:

Just watching the way Pedro acts around his family, Obed,  and his sister's friend in DR tells me that Chantel's mom is on target about Pedro. Also, you have to wonder about a guy who claims to care about his grandma, but somehow was too busy partying to go see her when he was last in DR. Moms are usually vilified, until they are proven right. 

I think Grandma's situation was motivated by a plot point. 

Wouldn't be surprised if Pedro did visit his gran during the first visit but they it didn't suit the narrative. 

This family and all their drama just seems like serious frauding.

Spoiler

Wonder if we will ever hear about Chantel's semester abroad she was posting all over instagram. 

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I don't watch FC, but pop in to enjoy the snark.  I dont like it when people are acting, it means that their crazy isnt genuine and I can't get down with that.  

But the snark is great!

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I just have to say this...Aren't they both absolutely gorgeous? Lord amighty I just can't help ogling over Chantal and I can see where she gets her looks from. It's a good looking family no doubt. Chantal is truly a beaut looks-wise and figure. I'd hit it.

Now about Chantal and Pedro. I have mixed feelings. Most times I think she's too good for him. Other times I can understand his point of view and frustration with the family. Although it's natural for them to be concerned with his intentions (I mean lots of times I get the feeling it was just to get to the great ole USA and a green card) there's been too much interfering and inquisition....but then again if I was in their shoes I could understand why the need. But he's needs to try and get along better with them nevertheless.

The sister's visit. That was a hot mess. Oh gorm man you mean Pedro's sister couldn't be more respectful to Chantal? From the get go I thought she was much too disrespectful from refusing to sleep on the couch to her blatant disrespect of Chantal. And yes I believe what Chantal said of her what she did and said while she was leaving the house.

......And let us not forget about the famous fight at the dinner. Oh gorm man Pedro. You lost some serious points there. Not the way to get on the good side of the family. That was some karate kick right there. And the sister...did she really bite Chantal's brother? Lord put a hand. More points lost.

Pedro's self "vacation" to the DR. Pedro boy I think you go be in some trouble when Chantal sees that.

So much more coming to mind as I'm writing but I don't want to make this too long. Suffice it to say I'm enjoying 90 Day and it's offshoots. I can't get enough of it. It reels me in like magnet.

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I’m done! This spin off show is total fake. The participants are all just wanting their 15 minutes of fame. 
 

What a bunch of low life’s. 

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I didn't watch this show, but thought some of you might want to see this.

I also don't plan on watching season two.

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5 hours ago, Christina said:

I didn't watch this show, but thought some of you might want to see this.

I also don't plan on watching season two.

I wonder if they will show the dinner fight scene again?

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On 7/23/2019 at 2:14 PM, Neurochick said:

I don't get this obsession here with River's hair.  It's twists, black people wear them. 

Actually his hair is not twisted.  His curls are a tighter coily pattern.  My curl pattern is pretty similar.  I don't care for when he wears it hanging in his face simply because it's unflattering, but folks comparing it to Sideshow Bob, who pretty much had freeform locs,  are just ignorant assholes!

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