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Balmoral, more hospital smell, and Wolverine.
If you’re like me, after this week you’re probably on an MI-6 watchlist for your compulsive googling of the Royals and your search history probably reveals just how obsessed you’ve become with Prince Harry’s paternity. And you’ve probably ordered a number of hunting jackets in the hopes that if someone squints they’ll mistake you for Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in episode two of The Crown season 4.
But while The Crown was the center of my attention, and okay fine, the only thing I’m living for this week, there were still other things to watch and talk about.
The Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City
Need a refresher on last week’s episode? I got you. Emily King and I are breaking down every episode on our video podcast:
and you can listen to our full conversation on Spotify:
RHOSLC Episode 2
I knew polygamy was going to come eventually. I just didn’t expect it to be mentioned in defense of swingers. But here we are.
Read my full recap to learn more about pole dancing in the presence of children, some wild ski ensembles, and more talk of hospital smell.
A Bachelorette By Any Other Name
Irene tried to warn me of the boredom we were about to experience when Tayshia stepped in for Clare. Like a fool I laughed it off and praised the return to normalcy. How right Irene was. Tuesday night felt like watching paint dry on the back of a tortoise making its way through miles of nothing.
Really the only highlight was Chasen nicknaming himself Wolverine. Unironically.
Never Kick A Beehive And Other Life Lessons We Learned From Veda Sultenfuss
As Covid-19 case counts spike around the country and I stare down the barrel of a winter locked indoors with my children, I’m finding myself feeling a million different things at once but also disconnected from my emotions altogether as I become increasingly numb to the horrors of living through a pandemic. So I found catharsis in the good cry I had as the credits rolled at the end of My Girl. In our Hive Mind episode about the film Eli and I discuss necessity of sad movies in our media diet and we fawn over the star power of Jamie Lee Curtis and analyze the career of Anna Chlumsky.
Other People On The Internet Talking About Media
One of my favorite things about the podcast Girl Meets Show is the top 3’s Jordyn and Taylor share every episode. In their latest episode about The Queen’s Gambit, the pair offer their lists for worst parents on television. I’m grateful for the reminder that no matter how bad of a mom I sometimes think I am, I will never be as bad as Midge Maisel.
Spencer Kornhaber’s piece in The Atlantic titled “The Pandemic Clarified Who The Kardashians Really Are” encapsulates the annoyance we’ve all come to feel toward influencers with their out of touch posts and sponcon in the midst of a global recession. The show airing it’s final season next year feels not just like the end of an era for The Kardashian family, but for all influencers who have failed to adapt to the societal changes this year has swiftly hastened.
What We’ve Been Watching
On Hive Mind we’re talking, you guessed it The Crown. If that comes as a surprise to you at this point in the newsletter I really don’t know what to tell you.
Emily and I will share some exclusive RHOSLC gossip on our second episode of The Green Room (we’ve both unintentionally become Housewives tip lines)
And on Trash Talk we’ll offer a communal prayer for The Bachelorette to pick up steam.
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