Tag: tv

My Personal Rankings of the cast of Big Brother All-Stars 2

My Personal Rankings of the cast of Big Brother All-Stars 2

My fandom of Big Brother has come in ebbs and flows in the last two decades. I vividly remember watching season 3 on the little TV in my bedroom at the tender age of 10. I continued to watch for years, but gave up in […]

Why I’m Excited for Matt James to be The Bachelor

Why I’m Excited for Matt James to be The Bachelor

The Bachelor has named their new lead, even though Clare Crawley‘s season of The Bachelorette hasn’t even been filmed yet. In an unprecedented move, ABC has announced that a Black man, Matt James, will be their new Bachelor. He may seem familiar, even if he […]

What I’ve been watching this week – May 29

What I’ve been watching this week – May 29

The Challenge

Not only have we been watching this current season of The Challenge, but we have been going back and watching some older seasons in our boredom.

Ethan has shown some interest in the show during his first season of viewing. I asked on twitter what old season we should start with, and a lot of people said Free Agents. So that is what we did.

I hadn’t seen it in ages and I remember really liking it. I loved it again on a second watch. Within a few episodes, Ethan was hooked.

After finishing Free Agents, we went back a little bit further to the first iteration of Exes.

Labor of Love

I almost couldn’t believe that Fox’s newest venture into reality television was not a SNL parody. Well, it’s real and I watched it.

I think the pandemic has rotted my brain, because I actually enjoyed watching it. Or maybe I just have terrible taste.

In this show, our lead Kristy is a 40-year-old woman, wanting children ASAP. So she came to tv to find her future husband(?)/baby daddy. In the first few minutes of the show the men go through some, uh, testing to see if they indeed can be fathers.

Sure, there are some absolute weirdos on the cast, as to be expected. But the cast is actually not that bad? If you can believe it? We even get reintroduced to Survivor Gabon’s Marcus.

If you want to hear more of my thoughts on Labor of Love, check out the podcast here.

Jimmy Carr’s Little Tiny Quiz of the Lock Down

If you love a pub quiz, this will be perfect for you. Jimmy Carr is known for hosting the popular Big Fat Quiz in the UK. I thought it was really fun that he introduced a daily quiz during the lock down. At the end of the week, a compilation video of all of the quiz videos is released so you can watch them all in one shot. Check out the quiz here.

Top Chef All Stars 2

Man, this season of Top Chef just keeps getting better and better. It’s fun, bright, and exciting. After last night’s episode, we are heading to Italy with a flawless final 5. Top Chef All Stars has filled me with supreme joy throughout the entire season, and I can’t wait to see how the rest of it plays out.

Check out the Top Chef podcast on the Reality TV RHAP Ups network.

What I’ve been watching lately – March 27

What I’ve been watching lately – March 27

Top Chef Top Chef is BACK and I could not be more excited. It’s honestly the thing I look most forward to each week. I am really excited about it being an all-stars season, and I think the cast for this season is really excellent. […]

Ranking the Seasons of Top Chef

Ranking the Seasons of Top Chef

With a new season of Top Chef around the corner – an All-Star season at that – it seemed like the perfect time to do my personal rankings of Top Chef. I am not a Day 1 Top Chef fan. Hell, I’m not even a […]

What I’ve been watching lately – March 12

What I’ve been watching lately – March 12

Reality of Love

I got asked to be a guest on the Hallmarkies podcast to talk about the movie ‘Reality of Love’ which was originally released as ‘I Want to Marry Ryan Banks’ in 2004.

I don’t watch many made for tv movies. Hell, I barely watch movies in general. But I was excited to watch this one. It follows a very Bachelor-esque concept with a guy whose best friend is a movie star, Ryan Banks, in the end stages of his acting career who pitches a tv show about finding a wife for him.

I had a great time watching this movie. I thought it was a lot of fun. While the ending was a little predictable, I was genuinely surprised by a couple little twists at the end.

Check out the podcast here:

You’ve Got Mail

I tricked Ethan into watching a romcom a couple weeks ago. He asked if I wanted to watch a movie, much to his surprise I said yes. But only if we watched one of my favourite movies, ‘You’ve Got Mail’. Anyway, I hadn’t seen it in years but I still love it! Obviously, the technology is so incredibly outdated but that’s what makes it fun!

Love is Blind

Damn, watching Love is Blind was a wild and fun ride. I watched the whole season in a matter of days and I loved it. I thought it was an incredible, unique, and compelling concept.

For more of my thoughts about Love is Blind, check out this blog post.

The Bachelor

This season of The Bachelor sure was a doozy. For many reasons. It was a weird combination of incredibly boring but annoying and ended it an insane and dumb way. I will write a dedicated post about the season soon, and until then check out our finale podcast with Survivor’s Gabby Pascuzzi.

Vanderpump Rules

Why am I rewatching Vanderpump Rules? I don’t know. It’s great background noise. There are a lot of things I had forgot that happened, and that I can’t believe that is happening now based on past episodes. It doesn’t get old.

What I’ve been watching this week

What I’ve been watching this week

Nailed It After watching all of the holiday episodes of Nailed It, I couldn’t stop and am now devouring the regular episodes of the show. It makes me laugh so hard. I love that no one takes it too seriously, which is absolutely the case […]

Ranking the Cast Members of  Vanderpump Rules

Ranking the Cast Members of Vanderpump Rules

Vanderpump Rules is returning to our televisions and hearts come January 7. As someone who has watched the previous 7 seasons very recently, I felt that made me the perfect person to judge fairly and unbiasedly rank the cast members. 1. Ariana Yes, Ariana can […]

What I’ve been watching this week – December 17

What I’ve been watching this week – December 17

We are in the throes of December, which means a very holiday/wintery version of What I’ve been watching this week!!


Elf is my all-time favourite movie. Sorry! That’s just the way it is!! In my heyday I would watch it 3 or 4 times a day for weeks. I don’t do interests lightly. I even decorated the lounge of my dorm in first year like the living room in the movie.

Anyway, as a fully-fledged adult with more responsibilities and a dedication to watching seasons of America’s Next Top Model from over a decade ago, I only watch it 1 or 2 times a year. We got our first watch in while wrapping Christmas presents (a task I despise!)

I really feel like this movie holds up. It still has the charm it did when it first came out. I love watching it!

Nailed It: Holiday Edition

I’ve watched a bit of Nailed It in the past and have always enjoyed it. I put on the holiday series on a whim, as I’ve been meaning to watch it.

What a joy this show is. It’s just pure joy. It’s so funny, light and earnest. I was laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes. I cannot wait to finish watching the rest of the series.

Ex on the Peak

After a couple of pretty bland seasons of Ex on the Beach, I wasn’t super hyped about Ex on the Peak, despite a pretty great cast. Three episodes in and I’m really enjoying it. Having the winter theme, they could play it off like it wasn’t an Ex on the Beach-type show. It’s a fun watch and has more charm than the last few seasons did.

Holiday Specials of British Panel Shows

I can’t stop won’t stop with British Panel shows. We just wanted a nice holiday twist. We found some Christmas episodes of Would I lie to you? and Pointless. The WILTY episodes are really fantastic. Seek them out!

What I’ve been watching this week – December 10th

What I’ve been watching this week – December 10th

America’s Next Top Model Sorry, I am in a full-blown ANTM spiral. I’d like to thank the YouTube channel Top Model Channel for this. This week they posted the marathons of Cycles 15 and 16. I had seen cycle 15 before, but I think maybe […]