What’s Streaming on Netflix – October 2017

October 2, 2017
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Here’s what’s been added to Netflix this month: TV Shows October 1 • Cleverman: Season 2 • Lockup: Disturbing the Peace: Collection 1 • PJ Masks: Season 1 October 5 • Bonus Family (Bonusfamiljen): Season 1...

My Emmy Win Wishes

September 15, 2017
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The Oscars for TV is upon us and will be happening on Sunday, September 18. Due to scheduled life programming chances are high that I will not be watching this year’s offerings – which...

My First True Guilty Pleasure – #TerraceHouse

August 23, 2017
/   TV

One day I was talking to a friend about TV and asking what he planned to watch that weekend. He listed the shows/movies and casually mentioned that he wanted to check out this show...

My 90 Day Fiance Rant About Chantal’s Family

August 12, 2017
/   TV

I have written before about 90 Day Fiance (see here). Since I wrote that post, the show has decided to focus on just a few of the couples and continue to document their journey....

Magazine Cover: Niecy Nash on Essence

August 11, 2017

Coming off the successes of Scream Queens and Getting On, Niecy Nash has scored herself another hit. This time as the lead on the fun show, Claws (see my thoughts on it here). She...

Love and Hip Hop Hollywood Recap: Season 4 Episode 3

August 7, 2017
/   TV

Princess, still looking snatched from head to toe finally makes an appearance this season and comes out with Ray to celebrate A1’s record label launch. Alexis Skyy comes with her boyfriend, something called Solo...

A Summer Show You Should Be Watching – Claws

August 1, 2017
/   TV

“Claws” is TV series starring Niecy Nash as Desna. A mama bear manicurist and her group of friends who all work at her nail shop. Desna has big dreams of owning her own nail...

What’s Streaming on Netflix – August 2017

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Can you believe it is August??! Here is what is streaming on Netflix this month. August 1 Crematorium: Season 1 The Hollywood Masters: Season 1 The Royal House of Windsor: Season 1 Surviving Escobar...

A Show You Should Be Watching – Last Chance U

July 30, 2017
/   TV

Last Chance U is a Netflix original reality series that focuses on the football team at East Mississippi Community College (EMCC). As the title suggests, it really is the last chance for these players....

My Thoughts On “Girls Trip”

July 23, 2017
/   Movies

Group of friends known as the Flossy Posse back in college, have grown apart. Ryan (Regina Hall), now a famous author and personality is invited to be the keynote speaker at the Essence Festival...

For The Love of GoT

July 11, 2017
/   TV

It’s no secret that while I appreciate GoT as a drama, I just don’t get the dizzy spells and trance like status that most do at the mere mention of the show or any...

My Thoughts On Some Netflix Originals – Part 1

July 5, 2017
/   Movies

Over the last year, Netflix announced its intention to move more towards original shows and invested about $6 billion. Yup – BILLION – into original content. If you haven’t heard the numerous shows that...

Fan Friday – Shameless

September 20, 2013
/   Fan Friday

I’m from a large and polygamous family fully fitted with all the incessant bickering, unrequited love, and the best set of nephews and nieces that life has on offer. To an extent, I’ve always...

Look of the Day – David Beckham

February 5, 2014
/   Red Carpet

Umm yea, this wasn’t about his style or anything. Just something to look and bless your eyes with because we all know he looks good in anything – or nothing..if you watched his Superbowl...

Streaming on Netflix – April 2014

March 31, 2014
/   Movies

New month, New Additions. Here’s a list of the new additions for the month. Feel free to bookmark for those days, you are looking for what to watch. You can always come back to...

Fan Friday – Blue Bloods

November 1, 2013
/   Fan Friday

CBS’ Blue Bloods is one of my favorite shows on TV right now. On the surface, it seems like another run of the mill American police procedural show, but after watching just one episode you...

25 Movies to see before Oscar Night

February 24, 2014
/   Movies

The Oscars will air next Sunday, March 2nd. Most times, most people haven’t watched a lot of the movies that are nominated. For some reason, I think this year is different and people will...

Fan Friday Rules Explained

August 16, 2013
/   Fan Friday

Hi Guys! Some of you might have been following the new segment I started called Fan Fridays. So far, most of the writeups I have received have been for TV Shows, so a lot...

Fan Friday – True Blood

August 2, 2013
/   Fan Friday

Oh my gosh….9 letters…9 letters send me into a frenzy. A frenzy of excitement, anticipation, and good old fun. People look for that sensation in roller coasters, drugs, sex, food…okay yes, I like some...

BET Awards Red Carpet

July 1, 2013
/   Red Carpet

The BET awards were televised last night. The Red Carpet was terribly underwhelming. There also seemed to be a lot of white on the Carpet. Below are some looks. What do you guys think?...

VMA Red Carpet

August 25, 2013
/   Red Carpet

        Do you have any favorites? *pictures from Yahoo and Hollywood Life  

List of Drunk in Love Remixes

February 18, 2014
/   Music

Unless you have been under a rock, you should know Beyonce’s hit “Drunk in Love”. Apparently, the stars love it as much as the public does because there’s been a bunch of remakes of...

Now Streaming on Netflix [February 2014]

February 3, 2014
/   Movies

Looking for what to watch on Netflix? Check out these titles that have been added this month. TV: Feb 1 – Bates Motel, Season 1 —I liked this. It’s a bit creepy but an...

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I have written before about 90 Day Fiance (see here). Since I wrote that post, the show has decided to focus on just a few of the couples and continue to document their journey. Chantel and Pedro (above) are one of the couples. Chantel is American from Atlanta, GA while Pedro is from the Dominican Republic. Everything went wrong from beginning when Chantel insisted on lying to her parents and telling them that Pedro moved to America on a student visa vs the truth that he was here on a 90 day fiance visa and they were getting married. It was a stupid decision from jump and probably why we are in this situation that I am about to rant about.

Naturally, Chantel’s family were apprehensive about Pedro when the lie was revealed and automatically thought the worst of him. Ok – fair enough. But here’s the problem. They didn’t take the time to get to know this young man better, especially Chantel’s spoiled brat of a brother, River who basically just dislikes Pedro and had to be cajoled to make it to the wedding ceremony. They judged poor Pedro and even made him sign a prenup (what does Chantel have?) They haven’t made a turn around since then.

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Chantel’s parents

They seem to forget that Pedro left his entire family to be with Chantel. While I get the apprehension of someone coming from a different country, he actually seems like one of the good ones and deeply cares for Chantel. He barely speaks English and once her family gangs up on him, it’s so frustrating watching him try to defend himself due to the language barrier. It would be nice if his wife stood up for him but it’s like her family has a hold on her and gets into her head and she always sides with them. Anyways, this season it gets to a head when Chantel suddenly has issues with him sending money back to the DR to his mom and sister.

Now, I get it. Americans don’t see beyond their nose tip and thinks the world revolves around America and that’s it. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. If you marry someone who is from a different culture, it’s helpful to learn a little about it. Again, he left everything for her. Also, as an immigrant, I probably understand it better. The exchange rate allows for the dollar to go a helluva long way more in DR than it would here. Pedro is able to move his family to a 3br apartment and when they return for the second wedding he goes back with toiletries and dresses (again, normal to me. it’s just cheaper here!) for his family.

Chantel seems fine with it till her parents see it all and get into her head. They go visit Pedro’s mom and their faces already look like sour milk. Pedro’s mom serves them chicken feet which may have had some shade and could have been cultural and Chantel’s family are all like it’s voodoo and they aren’t touching it and leave. They set out and make a 5 hour journey to visit his grandma in the village or country as Americans say. As soon as they get there, Chantel’s family refuses to get out the van they begin to say really disrespectful things like “it’s where militia live”, “look at the wild dogs”. They also refer to her pot as a “cauldron”. I saw red. I was furious! How dare they?

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Chantel’s brother, River. Ugh.

They go on and on and eventually just leave. And the worst part? Chantel leaves with them. Boy. This was the last straw for Pedro’s sister because they are sick and tired of seeing how their brother is treated. Pedro even tries talking to her father and he repeats again how they think his mom has conspired to have him marry an American in order to upgrade her life. Whoosh. While once again, Pedro is trying to defend himself with the language barrier. Chicken River (above) tells him to pipe down and respect his dad. God! After you disrespected his mom and sister?? Boy, are you kidding me??

Whoosah. I am so furious at her family and there is really nothing I can do as I do not know these people and it is just a tv show. I just really hate the disrespect and ignorance that is being shown every week by this family. If they could just take a step down from their high horse and learn a little about other cultures maybe they will have some respect for Pedro. Since it is a reality show, I am sure it will get all resolved but for now, you guys are just going to have endure my rant 😀