Tuesday, August 22, 2017

My Thoughts On 90 Day Fiance - 8/20

Now that we've got 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After and 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, Sunday nights are pretty awesoCortneyme, aside from the part where the next day is Monday.

First, let's talk about Happily Ever After. Specifically Danielle and Mohamed. Did Mohamed use Danielle? I have no doubt. But Danielle also lied, so I tend to agree with the judge in their trial - divorce is the right answer because both of them were equally wrong.

Aside from a strong TV storyline, why did Danielle's friend encourage her to talk to Mohamed after the court proceeding? She needed to let it go. And blasting Mohamed for a social media post? Why were they reading it in the first place?

In terms of Pedro and Chantel, I am happy the wedding turned out okay, but why would the sister wear white? Was that passive aggressive, or something cultural that I don't understand? I hope this brings the families closer together, and maybe they can all stop insulting each other for five minutes to see that this isn't about them. That being said, Pedro and Chantel majorly screwed up by lying about why Pedro came to the US in the first place, so they kind of caused this drama.

Next up was Before the 90 Days. Can we address Darcey, please? Darcey is practically screaming for Jesse to marry her, while he didn't even want to change his Facebook status to 'in a relationship'. This couple is strange all around - he's way too into pheromones, and she's seeking a proposal , when he said Americans get married too fast.

Starcasm has some great info on Darcey, like the pilot for the reality show she was trying to make happen (reported here) and the fact that she regrets doing 90 Day Fiance, but is still hanging out with Jesse.

I feel so bad for Cortney, who is clearly naive. She's flying to Spain for a guy she's never even spoken to, who is either a catfish or a porn star. Neither one is an excellent option. She's been catfished before, so my hopes for her are not so high. The thing is, though, the 90 Day crew must be in touch with someone in Spain, so whether or not her guy is who he says his, somebody exists.

Abby sees dollar signs flashing in front of her face with Sean. But if they're both happy, all good. This YouTube video states the pair is still together.

What do you think?

Friday, August 18, 2017

Reality From The Week - Project Runway, Undressed and Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team

Here's some reality snippets from the week so far.

Project Runway gave us a blast from the past, giving us twins Shawn and Claire from Twinning. They are competing as individuals, but I can't help thinking they were cast for their novelty value, like their bit of fame and the fact that they're twins. In any case, Claire did well, while Shawn found herself in the bottom three for making shiny shorts part of a red carpet look.

Project Runway also took a new turn, giving us models of all shapes and sizes. That's right - gone are the set of matching twigs with different colored hair; in are real models of differing shapes and sizes. (No hate to skinny models, but real people come in different shapes and sizes.)

Onto Undressed, MTV's new reality show where people meet up, strip down to their underwear, and follow cues on a screen, like get into bed, cuddle and kiss. The screen also provides a series of questions to discuss. I can do without this show. It was average at absolute best. Not really new or unique, just kind of tame and whatever.

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team did not disappoint. The competition was tough, with KaShara wowing the judges with her solo dance, amongst some other incredible talent. Disappointingly, Dayton failed to shine, despite her legacy. It looked like the judges really struggled with cutting her from the team, but to be fair, she didn't seem to really want it that bad or be super prepared. Brianna from New Jersey, on the other hand, clearly wanted it and I hope to see her go far in the competition.

Poor Holly lost her top during her solo, but that girl handled it like a champ, covering up and sauntering off the stage with style. She said it was the most embarrassing moment of her life, but if that's the worst, the girl has had quite a charmed life!

Side note from a previous week: I wonder if Katie, the ballroom dance champion, will be back to try out again next year. She seemed a little too shocked to have not made it, although I can see why - ballroom and cheer don't necessarily correlate in the way that she expected.

On a scripted note, is anyone watching The Guestbook? I've watched three episodes so far, and episodes one and two were stronger than episode three, but I think the show has some major potential. And I love the guest stars and the premise of having a new cast every week. What are your thoughts?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Paul from 90 Day Fiance - His Past - Oh My Gosh!

You know how Paul on 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days talks about a secret past? Oh my gosh. OH MY GOSH.

I'm going to give you some info, but the original story is here.

When I first saw Paul, I was like, okay, he's close to his mom and probably has low self esteem, and he's had some girls cheat on him or something. (His mom giving him some hair to take with him was a little weird.)

But then I read the article linked above and some other stuff that accuses Paul of stalking people! And on top of that, this article states:

According to the Kentucky corrections website, Paul was found guilty of felony arson in 2014. Back in 2007, he allegedly committed second-degree arson and "Burning Personal Property To Defraud Insurer" and was convicted seven years later. Starcasm added, "The site says he is currently being supervised under shock probation, which means that he probably served a brief amount of time in jail before being released.

Whoa. WHOA. I get that the guy creates a great storyline (I think he's the one we see being mugged - I would NOT want to be the crew on his segment), but...why does TLC want to be associated with this? I guess all drama is great for ratings, and Paul's got us talking, which is what TLC wants. So, there's that.

Also read this, which shows that there may be more to Paul's storyline than we know, and the fact that he goes by an alias online, calling himself Seth.

But my goodness, this is quite a secret for Paul to keep from Karine! Yikes!

TLC's The Spouse House: What Is Happening?

I've been sort of watching TLC's dating experiment called The Spouse House, and I'm confused.

It's kind of entertaining, but also a little bit cruel. Why? Because you're taking clearly damaged people (some of them anyway) and putting them in a house that encourages quickie marriages. For example, Kelli Jo is used to being second best, and this house puts her in a situation where it's a given that she'll feel that way again. (Although I hope she and Jimmy make it work!) And Tom, well, he's trouble...and he's not doing anything good for Ashley Lauren.

My real question is this, though. Who are these people who despite failed marriages, incredible insecurities and whatever else, wanted to go into a closed environment and marry people they've only known for weeks? And what happened to their jobs - are they taking breaks? Leaving during the day to work? That's impossible for flight attendants so I'm not sure how these people can afford to just not work, unless TLC is paying quite well.

If you've got insider info, let me know, please.

Also - I'm totally team Yesnaya and Danny - I hope they make it work!