“CAN I PUT A PAPER PLATE IN THE OVEN?”- Southern Charm Recap Season 5 Episode 1

AHHH!!!

Southern Charm is back which means…I’M BACK!!! Season 5 babaaaay! It’s going to be so exciting!! This time last year, I left my job, started a new job which ended up being terrible, so I dragged my sorry ass back into my old job in January, and I’ve been livin’ the good life ever since! You truly do not know how green your grass is until you leave and go to the metaphorical equivalent of a trash heap, but the trash is on fire. Clearly inspiration is not my forte, but luckily, I think talking about Southern Charm ~is my forte, so let’s get started!

What we know from last season and the interim is that Shep had an actually good dating show on Bravo, RelationShep, and ended up with a girl who was way too young for him but simultaneously more mature than him, Bella, but their relationship has since ended. T.Rav has a new girlfriend who is a nurse, who looks like a prettier employed version of Landon- fun!

We open the show with a fancy Christmas party, and our girl Kathryn is screaming at Ashley, T.Rav’s new girlfriend, while T.Rav looks on…or stares off into space…or imagines the two girls making out in his head- all make sense.

*THREE MONTHS AGO*

A very pregnant Cameran rolls herself out of bed, which was not unlike what I experienced this morning (I went to a jazz funk dance class two days ago and am literally still d e d from the neck down, thanks for asking), then shots of Patricia admiring a huge ring she has, Shep going through the Chik-fil-a drive through, Kathryn sage-ing her home, and T.Rav in white jeans with no underwear taking his kids to school- fun!

Shep brings Chik-fil-a over to Cameran’s house while she sits in bed which is 1) my dream (despite that I am 0 months pregnant) 2) actually very sweet and endearing for Shep to do. Shep explains the breakup with Bella, and how she and her friends all went home “at 11 PM” when they were out in NYC, which is definitely not Shep’s style. His quest for a girl who’s a party monster but also someone who has their master’s in fine english literature continues! Also, he goes to say that he is “young” to which Cameran immediately cuts him off- ta daaa today is Shep’s 38th birthday!!! You’re officially old my dude!

We then go to Kathryn with her dip dyed blonde/red hair, and Danni comes over to hang. Kathryn has a god awful bruise on her arm from all the drug tests that she’s done in her conquest to get more custody of her kids. I feel so bad for her, especially since T.Rav just has the nanny take care of the kids (who has since been fired on Kathryn’s request- child custody shit is WILD).

T.Rav has sold his fancy downtown house that he had exiled his children to the guest house in, and has purchased a home that they can all live in- Dad of the year! We then see Ashley, T.Rav’s new girl, who looks like a FaceTuned photograph of Landon. Thomas has a wispy fringe bang, and makes a sex joke that his nanny has to awkward listen to- incredible.

Next up was my KWEEN Naomie, who comes to see Chelsea at her hair salon to get her hair done. This is juxtaposed with Craig in a pink polo moving his stuff into a dilapidated home. Shocker- Naomie & Craig broke up! After his embarrassing shenanigans last season combined with her poise, grace, & well-timed disses, we all saw this coming. Craig has turned this home into a *sIcK* bachelor pad with his friend Sean who had also gotten dumped, and they are living the high life.

“I don’t wanna say this like I’m excited, but hell ya we going out tonight!” – Chelsea & Naomie are both single now, so it’s gonna b lit in Charleston!

The idea of having all my best girls on this show all being single together and living it up in Charleston is amazing!

Chelsea then talks about how Austen & her aren’t together anymore, and how he tried to come over after a night out at like 3 am to try to bone down with Chelsea, and she basically was like f this shit! Austen was so sweet last year, so this is sad to see. Also, Austen is also unemployed (HOT!), and the montage of him doing nothing all week showed him fulling dRoPpInG an oreo into a glass of milk, only to have to scrounge around in the milk to fish it out- disgusting! Austen also awkwardly dated one of Chelsea’s friends- yikes! (Also, if he says “the door is ajar” one more time,I’m gonna lose it.)

Austen & Shep meet up to hash out their single-ness and unemployed-ness, and I’m snoozing over here- where’s Patricia at!?

Be careful for what you wish for! Here’s Whitney in his red adidas tracksuit like a dollar store Armie Hammer, getting some lunch with Shep. Whitney reveals that his mother has a “gentleman caller,” and in cuts a scene where Patricia has a fucking HUGE ring on her finger- there is no way it is possibly real! Then Whitney says the first time this happened, he was in school in England and received a telegram. This scene only reveals more that both Patricia and Whitney are 400 years old, and are somehow just living forever, switching out bodies like in skeleton key.

Then we see JD & T.Rav, still in white pants. It shows news articles that JD had been dodging rent the entire time his restaurant Gentry, was open- shady! And it turns out JD & Elizabeth have separated! Escandalo! Sounds like a shitstorm!

Craig & Shep are getting meats for his bday party, and they wax poetic about how they are friends now, but also how T.Rav, his new GF, and Kathryn are all invited to his birthday party, which could totally end in a shitstorm.

It’s party time! They are setting up the party with Shep’s party planner, and Craig reveals the embroidered apron that he has made for Shep- adorable!! Cut to about 25 minutes of Shep, Craig, & Austen bickering about smoked meats and appetizers- I cannot deal.

T.Rav’s girlfriend is trying on the Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2017 collection prints while Thomas drools over her- annoying- but it will certainly be interesting to see how they handle things at this party.

The only pregame worth going to starts at Naomie’s house- Kathryn, Naomie, Danni, & Chelsea all head over to pop some bottles before this shitshow of a birthday party. The best part of this meeting is Naomie busting out her fluent french when correcting someone calling the sparkling water LA CROY..*shudders* They then talk about Shep and his condom use- omg omg omg lol. Kathryn said Shep made her shower before they boned because she had a spray tan on, and also because Shep is a goddamn monster! The girls all talk shit about JD and how alike he is to Shep, even though he’s a secret d-bag! I cannot wait to see how all of this pans out.

T.Rav is like, so dazzled by the tank top and shorts Ashley is wearing to this party, to which I say she is cute, but that look is not impressing another girl- it is basic. Craig, Austen & Shep force the poor bartender to attempt to smoke their meats because none of them know what they’re doing, and they’re all screaming at each other- amazing. I feel like 80% of this show is Craig whining while he’s wearing an apron.

The girls all talk about women empowerment, they play a horror movie version of the theme song, and everyone is on their way to the party…

TO BE CONTINUED!!

omg omg this show is so dramatic already and I can’t wait!!! I can’t wait for the drama to unfold!!! I wonder if Ashley will be cool? (lol probably not) I wonder if Chelsea & Austen will get together? I wonder if Landon will have her baby this season? I wonder if Patricia will get married again on air? SO MANY QUESTIONS!!

Anyway, thanks for reading! See you next week!

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THIS HODGEPODGE OF A FINALE- southern charm 6/26

SEASON FINALE AHHHHHH!!! What a SEASON!! This finale episode was underwhelming, but at least we got a good Shep and Craig fight!! 

Shit, trouble in paradise with Naomie and Craig! She is still in her leather jacket (queen) peacing the F out of there because Craig continues to be rude and embarrassing. 

Chelsea and Austen go parasailing, and I’m ready for these two bores to get off my show. ARE THEY OR ARENT THEY?!

“Am I having a nightmare or was Whitney just massaging me?”- BOTH CAMERAN, BOTH!!

Kathryn is looking stunning in a yellow head wrap, and Elizabeth and Danni talk to her about whether or not they felt that Landon was being sincere in her change of heart towards Kathryn. We then see Landon and Cameran chatting, and Cameran comments on how nice Landon was towards Kathryn. FINALLY LANDON SEES THE LIGHT that Kathryn can’t ever see her damn kids, while he just leaves them with the nanny.

Landon giveth…
 

and Landon TAKETH AWAY!
Someone comments on Danni’s (old ass) boyfriend, and Chelsea’s dress is LITERALLY AMAZING.

Landon is on a moped in a mumu, terrorizing pedestrians and leaving tourists in her wake- legend.

Kathryn and Thomas are talking, and Thomas is glassy eyed and sweaty- yikes. Kathryn and Thomas in a way decide to mediate the shared time with their kids together, but also seems wary of this idea in his solo shot.

DANNI JUST PASSED THE F OUT- lort almighty. Seeing her limp body being wheeled out of the restaurant was horrifying- GIRL I HOPE YOU OK!!!

Shep, JD, & Landon moped to a stop, and have to go make sure sweet Danni is ok. She is texting and alive, and apparently was just extremely dehydrated- damn girl you gotta eat!! And chug a lug that water in FL!!

They are sitting down at dinner, and Thomas says “get her the fuck away from me” to Landon, to which I say, you are an old ass man! Have some class! 

Craig then presents a hand embroidered baby onesie to Cameran, and it’s SO FUCKING CUTE! Craig. What a goddamn angel.

Shep is wasted AF at 11am- standard.

Cameran has a conversation with Craig because she doesn’t like the way he speaks to her in public, which is so true! Cameran says he is the perceived asshole in the situation, and he goes on about how “horrible” she is to him. Maybe you are a loser, Craig!! Just break up if you’re gonna keep bitching about it!! Hurricane Shep comes around, shouting and sneezing on Cameran. Nothing came of this, but how enjoyable. 

PATRICIA IN A FUR COAT!!

(Ok this episode is a goddamn hodgepodge)

Thomas rattles off about how he gave Landon the “oppurtunity” to date him, and JD looks like he’s gonna projectile vomit on Thomas to which I say, same. Landon finally sees how shitty Thomas can treat women, and Landon wants no part of it. 

Kathryn and Naomie go out and talk shit on Craig, and try to figure out of the root of all their issues. At first I was super weird, but I forget they’ve always loved Kathryn, which I love. “He lied to everyone for a year  and I helped him.” Ok girl, you right you right.

Ok Bravo I understand you’re tying up loose ends here but tf is this hodgepodge episode?!

Cameran admits she doesn’t like babies, and her mom admits to the same thing, but she loved her own kids, which is probably the same experience Cameran will have.

BACK TO CRAIG & NAOMIE FIGHTING!!

Naomie is gonna be a big person and apologize, and I’m patiently waiting for Craig to blow up and not accept her apology. He looks tense as fuck, and admits he is “extremely angry.” UGH GET O V E R IT CRAIG. “I need a positive influence in my life.” Craig! Maybe some self reflection is involved as well, not just blaming Naomie for it all. But I’m also a huge Naomie fan, and she can do absolutely no wrong in my book. 

KATHRYN & T.RAV BACK AGAIN!! She is privileged to be HERSELF, not to just have Thomas’s kids, according to Thomas which is, weird? But I mean, baby steps for this ol man. They have a horrible long hug and he’s kissing her on the shoulder and I’m getting a lil nauseous, but whatever.The whole gang is at a party, I’m unsure of its reason, and Thomas talks about how Shep couldn’t fly home from Key West because he was too wasted, Naomie tells everyone that Kathryn and Thomas kissed, and Landon is like UGH OF COURSE, she’s too afraid to lose her meal ticket! Uh, someone’s looking a little jealous over there, Land.

Kathryn comes in in a full velvet tux, Patricia runs out the door, and Cameran admits to literally telling EVERYONE Thomas and Kathryn hung out and kissed. I’m so tired. 

Ok, I’m still trying to decipher why this party is being thrown. JD is moving? Then a RANDO girl who I think Shep dated once (?!) and Austen are like smooching on the cheek and Chelsea is fuming- bitch, you friend zoned THE FUCK out of him, all season, only to pop off on him on the last second. “This is the first that I’m hearing that you care-” A FUCKING MEN, AUSTEN. That’s what it took to be exclusive, Chelsea, just him making you jealous. LORDT.

Craig is back to trying to make peace and Naomie is like fuckfuckfuck can I leave?! Craig threatens to hit Shep, so that’s great. Craig is essentially not happy with Landon and Kathryn not making complete peace between the two of them, which is REALLY none of his business. It was nice when Craig instigated last season when he had hot gossip about people and was exposing them left and right, but not when he’s just trying to make friends!! THIS IS A SNOOZE CRAIGGY. Also I can’t believe he socked Shep in the leg- jesus.

“HE LOVES TO TALK AND I’M ACCEPTING IT RIGHT NOW” – Naomie, clenching her teeth, snapping a rubber band against her wrist. 

Craig is treating these girls like his own game of the Sims, and wanting them to be best friends- just get a computer game, Craig!

Thomas is hitting on Kathryn and everyone is watching. What an ending to this show!!! “UGH THEY’RE BOTH JUST BATSHIT CRAZY”- lol sorry Landon. As long as Kathryn wins, that’s all I care about. 

THAT’S IT?! Good god. Well, that was emotionally and physically draining, but that was our season finale, ladies and gents!! 

See you for the reunions! xo💕

also, SHOUTOUT TO MY GIRL MAMA ESTELLE FOR MAKING ONE LAST CAMEO YAAAAAA

Top 5 Favorite Things from Season 4 of Southern Charm

WHAT A SEASON!! I’ve had the best time recapping this full season of Southern Charm, and it did not disappoint! From Landon’s poor dog never being walked by a man to Shep’s doll with a flaccid dick, let’s go through, in no particular order, TRASHTVPRINCESS’S TOP 5 FAVORITE THINGS FROM SEASON 4 OF SOUTHERN CHARM!!!

1. ROAM if you want to (but prepare for the copyright infringement fines)My absolute FAVORITE thing about Landon, or any rich kid in general, is that they pretend to work really hard while being funded full time by their parents. The slow burn of Roam.biz, or whatever the URL was, was a side conversation this season, starting with her preview party, and ending with…really nothing. But the moment Landon confessed she couldn’t call Roam Roam anymore was such a stunning moment, even after she started using Roam jargon in her everyday conversation. (Ex: “this place is not Roam-worthy”)

2. Cameran’s side gig as a voodoo priestessCameran is the princess of Southern Charm, with Patricia as queen, and she never fails to bring humor and honesty to the show, even if it’s brutally honest. On the surface, she’s a perfect southern belle, but her recent foray into voodoo and white magic has kept me laughing all season. With her acquisition of Mama Estelle, and that creepy ass naked doll she got Shep, she’s shown she’s not only a southern belle but an absolute weirdo, which only makes me love her more!! YOU GO CAMERAN. VOODOO ON, GIRL!

3. GIZMO.The light of my life. The yin to my yang. Gizmo, Naomie and Craig’s perfect cat, has taken car rides, judged Craig, and broken the fourth wall by staring directly at camera men all season, and has warmed my cold, black heart. Gizmo also has a brief foray into real estate this season, which is just as cute as it sounds. The moment when Naomie got freaked out at the thought of Gizmo ever dying, I FUCKING FREAKED OUT TOO- partly because of my cat, partly because I have grown to love Gizmo as much as she does. 

4. Patricia’s one-liners (AND CAFTANS)Patricia Altschul is reality tv gold- she’s rich, she’s beautiful, she has a butler, she has a side gig shilling caftans online, and has had some of the best one liners all season. Not to mention that AMAZING phone case, and she has retweeted me a few times so, LOVE YA GIRL! But really, I would put Patricia up there with the Luanns and Vickis of the world in terms of her contributions to Bravo in just 4 seasons of this show, she is a legend. HERE’S TO YOU PATRICIA- see you in the liquor section of Costco.

5. The facial expressions.need I say more?!

Anyway, needless to say this season of Southern Charm was bomb af- I just wish Landon and Kathryn had fought more, but maybe we’ll get some action in the finale. I love this show, and I hope you enjoyed my recaps as much as I love writing them. Thanks for reading!!! 💕

(also, pour one out for our fallen homie, Shep’s mullet friend.)(miss u)

“I’M NOT A J.CREW BITCH.”- southern charm recap 6/12

EPISODE ELEVEN BITCHES!! I am into the swing of my new job, worked out after work today, and am in a face mask as I prepare to watch this week’s Southern Charm- WHO SAYS YOU CAN’T HAVE IT ALL?! This week hinted at being the episode where Shep makes a move on Chelsea and she doesn’t like it, so I’m nervous to see how this episode goes. Also, Naomie hinted she’s gonna pop off on Craig on her instagram earlier today, so I’m a little scared for that too.
                                                         

Also, Shep was riding the struggle bus big time, not only with the women in his life, but with his hard partying ways. WILL SHEP EVER GROW UP?! We may never know.

Ok back to the real ep!! Chelsea & Cameran are gonna go hang out with Kathryn, and Cameran admits she was really impressed by Kathryn when they went to lunch together. JD & Thomas go to lunch, and Kathryn asks Thomas if she can bring Kenzie on a modeling gig- c’mon, stage mom! JD is shook by the fact that Thomas and Landon are dating, AND SO ARE THE REST OF US. There’s a cutaway of Landon guffawing as she finds Thomas’s poetry book while he sighs, exasperated. 

Landon and her Dad are out on the town, and she comments something along the lines of “is there anything better than this?” And he says “Being in Key West.” I love him immediately. Landon’s dad basically gives her a job offer to just SHOW UP TO A FUCKIN PROPERTY EVERYDAY AND TELL PEOPLE WHAT TO DO, and how this way, she can make a living. Landon responds with something along the lines of “ehhh well I hope I can make a living off of the website”- girrrrrrrl. “It would be easy to just work for my dad and marry Thomas, but I want to do something for myself”- bitch, you don’t have to marry Thomas, but like, take the fuckin job!!! Give up on the website formerly known as Roam!! TAKE THE MONEY! LISTEN TO THOSE MORE BROKE THAN YOU (me)!!!!!

We then see Cameran and Shep talking, and Shep is even admitting that Chelsea and Austen are together, but Cameran is vehemently denying it. I can’t blame her though…Chelsea denies it like crazy when ANYONE asks her, so you certainly can’t blame other guys for trying. Shep then displays minor depression issues, and shows that money really can’t buy happiness- Shep is rich af but still seems to be having a tough time. 

“I have to market myself like I’m a J.Crew bitch, and I’m not a J.Crew bitch.” LOLZ KATHRYN! My favorite girls all together- Cameran, Chelsea, & Kathryn are all shopping to get Kathryn something to wear other than Forever 21 rompers to her modeling gig. SORRY GIRL- U A MOM NOW! OFF TO ANN TAYLOR YOU GO!! I spoke too soon- Kathryn tried another romper on. OMG! MORE KEY WEST! Cameran announces she’s throwing a Key West trip for her bday, and Cameran asks if Kathryn would be ok if they all went to Key West together, including Landon. But Kathryn don’t give a fuck, cause she’s a hot ass bitch- iconic. Cameran then tells Chelsea about the shitshow that Shep was the week before, and Chelsea says her, Shep, & Austen are all hanging out soon. WHAT A RECIPE FOR DISASTER!!!

“I’m doing my best to not work”- same, Austen. 

Chelsea then admits Shep tried to make out with her a bunch of times, and called her and Austen “a joke,” and that he’s with Landon all the time…ARE THESE PEOPLE SEEING SOMETHING I’M NOT?! There is barely a thread of a relationship between Austen & Landon, and I really don’t know where this idea has stemmed. Cameran is also probably to credit for planting this seed in Shep’s mind about he and Chelsea, since Chelsea never admits to anything about Austen. JUST EFFING ADMIT IT GIRL, then maybe your best friend Cameran wouldn’t have been pawning you off to her other best friend Shep! It’s basically everyone’s fault.

DA BOYZ are all at dinner, and Austen is SEETHING in the corner when Shepard walks in. Where’s Shep’s friend with the mullet? Craig and Whitney are looking pretty shook, and Shep says “it was a test!” and Craig pops in, saying how Shep tried to “bang Naomie” when they first started dating, and Craig also added, “hopefully the girl I’m marrying likes me enough to say no.” WOWOW DRAG SHEP! This stuff is crazy. Then Shep is still pissed because Austen took Chelsea from Shep, and he just wanted to get a last chance. Shep does have a point though- Cameran was inSIStent about Chelsea and Shep getting together. He was merely listening to someone he considers a good friend, and his ego got in the way.

Whitney and Craig basically are saying everyone makes mistakes, but also SHEP IS SHEP, and Craig is of course playing devil’s advocate cause he don’t like Sheppy. Haha. Austen then brings up that Shep mentioned weeks ago that Austen “doesn’t make enough money for her,” which is sucky. Also, bitch, do you HAVE A JOB SHEP?!? Ok then Beau, that little SHIT STIRRER, tells Shep about the money comment, which is I mean, TRUE! You fuckin said it Shep! He then basically storms off, saying “I DON’T CARE, I HAVE A MILLION FRIENDS,” which is something I’ve thought and said several times. Except I literally have four friends and a cat, so, keep dreaming Shep, and keep dreaming, Shawna.

Kathryn and Kenzie are doing a photo shoot, and it’s truly heartwarming. Kathryn is excited to spend more time with Kenzie, and Thomas seems happy to be there too. It was such a good moment!! I love this. Also, I love that the Bravo producers made the moment of Kenzie screaming getting into the car to be a dramatic moment previewed at the top of the season, but it was really just a grumpy toddler that wanted her mom,  it it’s so sad for Kathryn to not be able to be with her kids. 

Cameran & Chelsea are finally talking about the Shep moment. Hopefully now is the time for Cameran to see the error in her ways!! Cameran says Shep is butt hurt because he liked her at some point, and Shep also blamed Cameran for this too, and she said “I love y’all both and wanted you to be together.” DDANG then Chelsea goes in and is basically like, uh, you know Shep is trash why do you want me to date him?! It’s just Cameran being a little selfish and wanting her two best friends to conveniently date each other. 

FINALLY MY QUEEN NAOMIE! IN THE LAST TEN MINS!! Naomie asked if he just woke up, and he was like “ugh a low blow right away.” Craig, relax, you STILL sound asleep. They are in a therapy session, and Craig is whining about his mean girlfriend. Naomie is working her ass off, and Craig is just lazy!! What is she supposed to support you with? Your new careers? Your knitting? Gardening? There’s a difference between being coddled and being supported, and he wants to be coddled. But shit, Naomie straight up said “I don’t like the way you are!” Yowza.

Cameran & Shep are hanging out, and she confronts him about trying to kiss Chelsea twice, and his response? “So? I can’t remember.” GOOD ONE SHEPARD. Cameran tells him he is not entitled to kiss any girl he thinks is hot, which is so true. The only reason Cameran can tolerate him is because she’s already married and is not in his wrath. JUST ADMIT YOU EFFING CARE, SHEP!!

YAAAS NEXT WEEK IS GONNA BE SO DAMN GOOD!! KATHRYN & CAMERAN!! LANDON & KATHRYN! Craig legit says “if you correct me one more time, we are separating tonight…” I would cut a bitch if anyone said that to me, and I know Naomie is no different. (I mostly love Craig but he needs to effing RELAX!!!) 

and the iconic scene….SEE YOU NEXT WEEK! XOXO

(southern charm Savannah is still fucking terrible.)

“LOOK AT ME, CRYING INTO A CHICKEN WING”- southern charm recap 5/29

WELCOME BACK TO THE OLD CHARMER!! I had an amazing Memorial Day weekend, and spent 80% of it sipping sangria on a pool float, Lisa Vanderpump style. BUT BACK TO REALITY.

I just wanna be Lisa.

Last week, we left off with good old Shep and Craig defending Kathryn to Cameran, who is very not into the idea of reasoning with her. But as the series preview showed, there will be an amazing convo between Kathryn and Cameran at some point that I can’t WAIT for!!

We see that Craig FINALLY graduated from college- woohoo! Cameran is on speakerphone with her husband, and says she’s going to Homegoods, to which I say, SAME. She tells her husband that the psychic told her she would have three kids, and he seemed stoked about it, while Cameran looked like she wanted to die. 

“don’t drag me into your hairbrained schemes, Craig.”

Craig and Gizmo celebrate his graduation, and he FaceTimes his Mom and Dad, and by that, I mean he holds Gizmo up in front of the camera. Amazing.
Cameran and Chelsea hit up Homegoods, and I’ve never related to this show than in this moment. I also gossip with my friends about Kathryn in Homegoods. Cameran just needs to hit Kathryn up, dammit, and see how much growing up she has done, and have them all revolt against Landon, TYSM.

damn girl ya cart is loaded!

Naomie and Craig go to dinner, and he surprises her with his law school graduation, and she says “I feel like I really don’t believe you,” and chuckles, and then Craig is ready to pop off on her. He is still hung up over the fact she pushes him to be better, rather than blindly supporting anything he does.  

for fuck’s sake, craig.

Cameran and Shep chat on the phone, and she agrees to go to lunch with him and Kathryn- scandalous! But I am SO excited to see Cameran see a reasonable side of Kathryn.  Cameran has a weird soft spot in her heart for Thomas, and in her eyes, he can do no wrong. 

Here she comes! Good ol Landon! She’s on the phone with a friend talking about Thomas, and also opens up the phone call with “I’ve been working all day”- bITCH where?! On the website you don’t write articles for? 

So they go on a date, and I’m cringing the whole time. She says “good to see you” constantly, like you would on an awkward run in you have with a high school friend at TJ Maxx, before you run away to buy clearance Sam Edelman sandals. Landon is, of course, bright red and giggling  the whole time. Then, as Thomas chugs his wine, the lady at the table next to them drunkenly lectures them as to why they are soulmates, and how Thomas needs to “own it.” Excuse me, lady, you 1) are wrong and 2) owe Lisa Rinna royalties for stealing her catchphrase. (Side note: My friends and I watched over an hour of Lisa Rinna QVC programming and let me tell you, we we transfixed the whole time. 10/10 would recommend.)

her audition for “friend of” next season

YAAAAS time for the lunch I’ve been waiting all season for! Shep, Craig, and Kathryn all head to lunch and wait for Cameran. BUT NOW, we see Cameran is bringing Whitney with her for backup- GIRL, you can fend for yourself- why do you need Whitney?! The flashbacks they show of Kathryn from earlier seasons are haunting. I hope she’s really turned it around! 

After listening to Cameran speak, it feels a little bit better in the air. She seems sweet and comforting to Kathryn, and they were looking to see how she was doing. She has been through hell and back at the age of 25, which is NUTS! Craig tells the table he officially graduated, and of COURSE Shep gotta say something about it. 

So Craig and Austen are hanging out, which is a refreshing pair to see together! They basically decide Chelsea is flighty af even though Austen really likes her. OF C O U R S E who comes peep a leeping in to Chelsea’s salon but…SHEP. Ugh. Chelsea also tells Shep that she and Austen “have fun,” and doesn’t admit to going on dates with him. C’MON GIRL, have some respect for that good good boy that likes you!! Austen and Craig basically talk about how creepy Shep is, and Craig says how Shep creeped on Naomie when they first started hanging out- ok I don’t like where this story is going- why can’t Shep just NOT be a predator?!

Deidre, aka the stand in mother of Kathryn’s children, starts planning Saint’s wedding while Thomas basically just agrees with whatever she says. For a guy that has been convicted on drug charges, it’s pretty wild how much he shames Kathryn for her mistakes. Thomas invites his Dad, and he says he has a dentist appointment at 2:30 (omg) and if they pull out his tooth, he’s not coming. Yikes! T.Rav’s Daddy issues are slowly bubbling to the surface of this bourbon slushee that is T.Rav’s life (lol), and some of his decisions are starting to make sense. 

Whitney tells Thomas he had lunch with Kathryn, and suggests inviting her to Saint’s birthday party. We see The Giggler, aka Landon, on date with her hot piece. “We’re not allowed to call it Roam anymore” -hahahahaha “as it turns out, there are several other companies called Roam.” hahahhahaa!! Then Landon calls herself an Old Hen, to which I say, shit, talk about a self drag!! Landon then tells an ABSOLUTELY heart wrenching story about how no man has ever gone on a walk with her and her 12-year old dog the whole time she has had her- fuck, Landon, my heart is breaking for you! As much as Landon bugs the f out of me, I truly saw some character redemption in her tonight. What made her unlikeable to me in the past was the general prissiness and prentension, but this moment showed a sliver of true human persona, which I appreciate!! “Look at me, crying into a chicken wing!!”

Elizabeth and Kathryn go to coffee, and Kathryn tearily thinks about the fact it’s Saint’s birthday, and she’s not with her baby boy on his day. Then Elizabeth reveals that ta-daaa! She has the response from Thomas from the letter she wrote him earlier! Thomas invited her to Saint’s birthday party! I like where this is going.

Next Week: Kathryn attends Saint’s bday! Cameran breaks into Shep’s condo because he fell off the grid! Can’t wait to see what happens!! SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!!

I LITERALLY CAFTAN’T. southern charm recap 5/22

EPISODE 8?! This season is flying by and I love every second. I started my new job today (whee) and and writing to you from my iPad for the first time (this is difficult whee!!) so, let’s get STARTED.

Cameran gave the recap of last week, and ended it beautifully with “I meaaaaaan, I think Landon would flirt with a corpse.” Award winning.  But WHERE is Mama Estelle?!i miss your smile.

Kathryn leaves darling Whitney a voicemail (in her Jeep obvi)- oh dang are the rivals making amends?! Does Kathryn ever leave her Jeep?! I NEED ANSWERS!

Thomas is playing tour guide of Charleston with Kenzie- she is so dang cute I want to die.

Naomie and Craig are going to counseling, and he’s complaining that she’s “not on his team,” and I’m sure their therapist is laughing at him under his breath. “Being from the North doesn’t give him an excuse to be an asshole.”

“He’s just a sensitive little guy”- LOLZ NAOMIE DRAG HIM 

It’s so hard not to mock Craig for being a whiny baby. Speaking of whiny Craig, My friend Dan always brings the lols during this show on twitter, and tonight was no different.Craig’s reasoning is based on his fragile ego, and I love that Naomie tries to give him a sense of reality by giving it to him straight. 

Austen & Landon are getting crunk in da club- I don’t know why he hangs out with her and it bugs big time. Last week it was the FaceTime call, and don’t even get me STARTED on “this isn’t roam-worthy.”

“You think Chelsea is the type that would let me like, wiggle on top of her while I’m drunk?” – GROSSO AUSTEN.

omg Shep trying to make Landon and Austen still happen? Blech. Austen reveals that Chelsea basically friend zoned him, Shep-style. Shep is shakin in his boots at the thought of another chance with Chelsea, and it gives him even more ammo to try to hook Austen and Landon up together. 

Ok we are back in da house with T.Rav’s dad, who had an illustrious political career, and I’m sure Thomas wishes he could say the same. We get a back story about Thomas’s many siblings, and how he ended up being a lot closer to his mom after his parents split.

Chelsea continues to drag Austen along! I mean, they go on a date. Chelsea is continuing to be the “cool girl” because she “likes sports.” But she also calls out his boner, and says their intercourse ended so quickly there wasn’t any time for him to get sweaty… LOLLL ok Chelsea I’ll give you that one. Austen then divulges his sister died in a freak accident when she was only 10 and he was even younger, which was S O sad, but you can also see how much Chelsea really cares about Austen, so maybe she will end up continuing to fall for him- good luck to him and his boner! 

OMG Patricia! And her equally glamorous friend, Georgette, who she described as first meeting at a “fancy party,” and also the business partner of her AMAZING caftan line! Dressed in all black, she is the yin to Patricia’s yang, and I’m immediately obsessed.

TIME FOR THE KATHRYN/CHELSEA MEETCUTE!

Chelsea is doing Kathryn’s hair, and speaks about the letter she has written to Thomas. Also, Kathryn’s hair looks AMAZING in the confessional. Yas bitch.

We see Thomas reading the letter to JD, and the suspense is killing me! Juxtaposed with Kathryn describing her relationship with Thomas to Chelsea- what a moment. Kathryn knows the tumultuous relationship Thomas has with his father, and if anything, she is happy that she gave Thomas a child in attempts to somehow bond with his Dad. JD and Thomas agree that he wants to give Kathryn a chance, so WE’LL SEE!!!

“I want one with Whitney’s face on it”- Cameran and also, me.

Cultural appropriation time! Everyone shows up in their Saris & they eat curry. Georgette doesn’t want any language at the table, but after 3 gin rickey’s everyone is getting buckwild.

Georgette is, of course, sporting a huge rock on her finger which looks amazing with her dog caftan, and also chides everyone for swearing.  She also speaks to the importance of forgiveness. Sigh. That is so relevant to my life GEORGETTE YOU ARE AMAZING!!

The surprise that came to the party was an Indian healer- I secretly hoped she was gonna be like the e-cigarette smoking psychic Allison DuBois from real housewives of bev hills, but I can’t have everything. 

Everyone asks questions about other people, and very predictable things, Cameran is gonna have kids, Shep will never get married, and Landon has a soulmate in the room. She also said that Whitney will have a child, which LOL with who?! His wackadoo British girlfriend now making her THIRD appearance on this program?! LORT. Whitney announces Kathryn wants to make amends and naturally, Landon FLIPS OUT. You can’t get rid of Kathryn that easily, huns.

Whitney then asks the PSYCHIC about it, and she’s like uhh, can’t compute, psychic powers dwindling. Cameran is telling these bitches to stay out of it, and of course Craig and Landon start yelling about it. “Words are words, actions are actions”- thanks for the wise words, Landy.

“Naomie, support me while I meddle in everyone’s business.”- Craig, probably.

“We need to stay out of their business!”- Cameran, while Craig and Shep both respectively GOSH’D together. Those two are THE meddlers.

NEXT WEEK!! Cameran & Kathryn meet! Elizabeth gives Kathryn the letter Thomas has written in response! I CAN’T WAIT!!!

“THIS IS NOT SHANGRI-LA, CRAIG- IT’S A RENTAL PROPERTY”: southern charm recap 5/8

WELCOME TO SOUTHERN CHARM!!

I almost missed the first few minutes because I found a spider my cat refused to kill, and got pen on my sheets. COOL. C’MON, EPISODE SIX, LET’S. GET. SICKENING.

enjoy my RPDR reference.

“I don’t want the party that is life to end.” This is Shep’s response to receiving a phone call from his doctor that his liver is inflamed, because of his hard partying ways. Well if you don’t want the party to end, stop guzzling buttery nipples with every University of South Carolina sorority sister within a 5 foot radius of you, Sheppy poo! I promise, it’ll be for the best.

CHAUNCEHHHHHHH!!! Patricia in a jewel-toned caftan telling Whitney she wants to plan a dinner party to bring Landon & Thomas together. (gross, but I also support everything Patricia does…even this. not really. ew)

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my prince.
Cameran & Craig tour a house together, and Craig is being particular AF. Within seconds he turned from newbie realtor to Million Dollar Property Agent perusing a cliffside home in Malibu. “This is not Shangri-La, Craig…it’s a rental property.” Cameran calls him “caviar taste with a vienna sausage budget,” to which I say, same.

Craig complains to Cameron how Naomie isn’t his “yes” man, saying “she just wants me to focus on just one thing”- so like, what a normal person does? Maybe an overachiever has two things? Meanwhile, Craig wants to be a gardener/seamstress/realtor/charity organizer/carpenter/lawyer.

Kathryn is hitting Shep up! partytimeexcellent. They plan to go to a yoga class, or Shep invites himself to Kathryn’s yoga class. I love that Kathryn is spending most of the season driving around in her Isuzu/Subaru/Jeep midsize suv vehicle and talking on speakerphone.

Chelsea & Austen are OUT on the town, and they go to a joint which looks like it’s in a rusted barn, but I’m sure that’s the appeal of it. They are there to do some beer tasting, which literally sounds like the worst date on the planet. “I don’t think there’s anyone who doesn’t like beer, they just haven’t had the right one yet.” Watching this date makes me sick to my stomach- I can’t deal with the fermented liquid bread juice, personally, so the answer to that is ME, Austen. I don’t like beer. (But I can down a blue moon if ABSOLUTELY necessary.)

HAHAHAHAH THAT FUCKIN VOODOO DOLL IS BACK AND CAMERAN HAS BROUGHT IT TO A RESTAURANT. This is giving me serious Will & Grace vibes when Jack would bring his Cher doll to restaurants.

Amazing. Anyway, there’s a dog corpse buried behind the voodoo doll, aaand this lunch is the weirdest.

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i cannot stop laughing.
Cameran then gifts Shep with his own creepy af doll that looks like a colorless, faceless test driver dummy, and says “Pull down the pants- it’s anatomically correct.” Shep then does so to reveal the most horrific little doll pee pee i have EVER seen and ever want to see in my whole life. Ay carumba.

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who is she
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parental guidance recommended.
It’s dinner time! Patricia is in a royal blue caftan, and she’s setting up her dinner party with Whitney & Michael- classic. iconic. legendary. place cards. “With these kids- Whitney’s friends- I can just go to Costco & buy all the liquor”- SHE’S A THRIFTY QUEEN Y’ALL.

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LEGENDS ONLY
OH MY F U C K IN GOD CRAIG IS EMBROIDERING GIZMO ON A PILLOW CASE. I AM DECEASED. Naomie is laughing at him, and then he got mad because he wants her to be her “ride or die.”

Cameran comes to the Altschul residence, and finds out that Patricia is essentially throwing this dinner party to set Landon & Thomas up. Lordt. Landon is in a mustard mumu, and Thomas TOTALLY knows the purpose of this party is to set he & Landon up, and loves that shit. Whitney calls Landon’s fuck bud “dumb” and a “bimbo,” and she continues to flit through this conversation remaining unlikeable.

Kathryn comes to her yoga class, becoming one with her chi, etc. etc. Then SHEP comes in, and he’s already sweating. LOLOLOL SHEP @ YOGA. I appreciate his effort. Sort of. Kathryn really seems to have calmed down a lot since rehab, and even since last week with Jennifer Snowden, but let’s see how long this lasts.

Austen is back with his parents at the same restaurant he was with them in the first episode of this show. Austen’s mom is a fireCRACKER, and gets shit done, and I like her immediately. His parents basically tell him to get his shit together. Cool.

KENSIE RAVENEL IS HERE TO PARTY AT THE SIP & SEE! Papa Ravenel is running to see Landon ugh. Baby Snowden is a precious miracle baby! I will say, Shep holding a baby is a sight to behold. Perf angel Naomie shows up to the party Craig-less, commenting that  “he wasn’t ready, so I left him”- THATTAGIRL NAOMIE! TAME YOUR STRAY DOG!! OMg. Shep holding Kenzie. I’m weak.

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about done with craig’s bullshit.
Lil Jennifer Snowden goes and TELLS CRAIG THAT THEY’RE TALKING SHIT ABOUT HIM, and Craig harps about loyalty- hey Craig, I found your new best friend Caroline Stanbury- you two can undyingly have each other’s backs despite problematic behaviors stemming from both parties. But really, Jennifer Snowden? Don’t you have bigger fish to fry than peep-a-leeping into people’s personal business?

Jennifer & Thomas have a heart to heart about their kids, and how Kathryn equally hates them, and she says “just don’t bring any random chicks around the kids”- as Landon walks up HAHAHAH. Well done, Bravo, well done.

The passive aggressive couple known as Naomie & Craig are fighting in front of party guests, and I’m nervous. MOM & DAD R FIGHTING.

“I’m literally dating a teenage girl”- LORD CRAIG. IF SHE’S A TEENAGE GIRL, YOU ARE A 5TH GRADE. He literally just told his girlfriend “child, you can speak.” But the good thing about Naomie is that she will cut a bitch and it’s so satisfying to watch! I LOVE YOU GIRL!!!!

Craig then continues to drag his girlfriend through the mud as she continues to try to mend relationships with this group of people. She was pretty upset she didn’t get invited to dinner at Patricia’s house, and loves being in that group, but Craig has definitely isolated himself out of that group since taking Kathryn’s side last season.

That’s pretty much it! Lots of arguing between  Naomie & Shep, and Patricia is now officially a matchmaker for Thomas & Landon- AMAZING.

Sidenote: Im officially 2 minutes into Southern Charm: Savannah and I fuckin hate it and everyone’s ugly. Perf.

BYEEEEEEEEeEEEEE