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What I’ve been watching this week – November 12

What I’ve been watching this week – November 12

Taskmaster The 9th season of my favourite show has come to an end. The cast this season was perfection. They had incredible chemistry together, which made the studio segments really fun to watch. This charm had been sort of missing the last few seasons, so […]

What I’ve been watching this week – November 4

What I’ve been watching this week – November 4

Ex on the Beach The latest season of Ex on the Beach finished up a few weeks ago, but I hadn’t been able to get to the last few episodes until this week. I liked this season better than last season, but it’s still missing […]

What I’ve been watching this week – October 15

What I’ve been watching this week – October 15

Drag Race UK

RuPaul’s Drag Race has finally made it across the pond. The first two episodes have been a lot of fun. I am biased because I feel like a British (or Northern Irish!) accent makes everything better.

I think the cast has been great. I love that they went with 10 queens and we can really focus on them. There seems to be a clear divide in social media queens and performing queens which seems to be more prominent than on American seasons. This is pretty evident in the Lip Sync For Your Life performances. They have been, uh, rough.

I’m really excited to see where the rest of this season goes.

Schitt’s Creek

I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to watch this show. It is unbelievable.

I just finished the third season, and I felt that this season is where the characters really began to learn and grow from the mistakes they’ve made in the past. They’ve been able to become better people and closer as a family. All without losing that ‘Rose’ charm that we love.

The writing in this show is truly outstanding. There are so many great quotes in every single episode. I laugh out loud every time I watch this show. But it doesn’t sacrifice real, genuine moments just for laughs. It might be a perfect show???

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Top Chef Charleston

In trying to find something to have on during the day while working, I have turned to Top Chef Charleston. It was the first season I watched while it was on. It has a great group of returnees, and a pretty decent cast of newbies with a few standouts (hi Jim!!!!).

I always love the idea of a Fan vs Favourites season of any show, but the veterans always have a huge upper hand in the competition. At this point I’d rather just see an all newbies or all returnees season.

For my Top Chef coverage, check out the Top Chef RHAP Up.

What I’ve been watching this week – September 17

What I’ve been watching this week – September 17

The Challenge The newest season of The Challenge started a few weeks ago. This season we see the Americans face off against the Brits. I love seeing a team challenge, we haven’t seen one in ages. I don’t have high hopes that it will stay […]

What I’ve been watching this week – September 9

What I’ve been watching this week – September 9

Taskmaster Series 9 The new season of Taskmaster has just begun! I know I keep saying this, but Taskmaster is truly the best and funniest show I’ve ever seen. Sure, I have the tendency to be hyperbolic, but I mean it! This new season is […]

Eulogizing Hannah B as the Bachelorette

Eulogizing Hannah B as the Bachelorette

The latest season of The Bachelorette has come to an end. Overall, I’ve got to say I really enjoyed the season. There were some bumps along the way – the heavy-handed focus on Hannah’s relationship with villain Luke P., and her choosing Jed in the end. There were many highlights, including but not limited to: Tyler C’s face, Mike’s face, beautiful destinations, leather hotpants, and of course the great windmill admission of 2019.

I really didn’t think I would like Hannah as the lead. She didn’t really stand out for me on her original season, and her outing on After the Final Rose was less than impressive. I didn’t think she’d be the articulate, thoughtful Bachelorette she ended up being.

I’m glad I was wrong on this. She ended up being one of my favourite leads of all-time. She was honest and genuine with the guys and the audience. It never felt like she was trying to be someone she wasn’t. She does, however, have questionable taste in men perhaps.

The look on everyone’s face when Hannah chose Jed over Tyler and Peter

Luke was obviously a sticking point throughout the season. It seems like no one was rooting for this guy. All of the other guys hated him, but Hannah didn’t see it until their fantasy suite date that turned out to be no fantasy. Hannah’s telling off of Luke became an iconic moment of the franchise. It was a woman standing up for herself and the choices she made, and not letting anyone make her feel bad for it.

Oh great, he brought a guitar

Choosing Jed over other finalists Tyler and Peter felt very questionable. The latter were two solid guys. The former, never really made sense to me as a partner for Hannah. He even admitted that his initial reason to come on the show was for his career. I believe that editing of the show took a different turn after the revelation that Jed had a girlfriend going into the season and the subsequent IRL breakup of the couple. The editing didn’t portray him in a particularly positive light which definitely coloured my view of him.

So, no the engagement wasn’t satisfying. Especially since Chris Harrison basically told us it was going to happen before the show started rolling. What was satisfying is seeing Hannah stand up for herself and telling Jed she won’t accept a relationship that was built on lies. Good for her! I thought Hannah was too young to be the Bachelorette. What it lead to is that we saw her grow as a person right in front of our eyes.

For all of my thoughts on the finale and the season, check out the latest episode of The Bachelorette RHAP-up.

What I’ve been watching this week – April 30

What I’ve been watching this week – April 30

The Amazing Race The Amazing Race came back a couple weeks ago after a loooong hiatus. For their 31st season they decided to have a battle of the CBS reality shows. Favourite teams from previous seasons of The Amazing Race plus new teams made up […]

Shows I promise I’m going to watch this year

Shows I promise I’m going to watch this year

A lot of the time people recommend shows to me, I just know I’m not going to watch them. I’m sorry, it’s not you, it’s me. I just have a particular taste, and that taste is mostly calming British shows. I’m just know in my […]

What I’ve been watching this week – December 31

What I’ve been watching this week – December 31

Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2018 – This is really what I wait for each year – comedians answering questions about what went on each year and occasionally take breaks to drink wine. This year’s panel featured David Mitchell, Michelle Wolf, Claudia Winkleman, Mo Gilligan, Noel Fielding and Richard Ayoade. No surprise, this episode was amazing. I will probably watch it at least 6 times before 2019 is over.

Food Network Marathons – It’s the most wonderful time of the year – when networks feel like no one is really watching their programming, so they just put marathons on. That works for me!! I love sitting on the couch or setting the dvr for endless episodes of my favourite shows that I’ve definitely already seen. Just this week alone I’ve enjoyed marathons of Guy’s Grocery Games, Cutthroat Kitchen, Holiday Baking Championship, and Diners, Drive ins, and Dives! There’s truly no better way to spend the holiday season.

Ex on the Beach Season 2 – The very tame, American cousin of British reality television monolith, Ex on the Beach is back. What I do like about the US version of the show is that they fill the cast with people from other reality tv shows, and because I consume so much of this garbage, I know who everyone is. In season 2, there are some real heavy hitters including Teen Mom’s Farrah Abraham and The Bachelorette’s Chad Johnson. This show is obviously pure trash, but it’s MY pure trash.

What I’ve Been Watching This Week – December 24

What I’ve Been Watching This Week – December 24

The Office Christmas episodes – Since we’ve seen an influx of instagram posts about what episode number in the season the holiday episodes of all your favourite shows are, it has lead to me watching the Christmas episodes of The Office because it was easy […]