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90 Day Fiance Happily Ever After Recap: Home Sweet Home?

TLC has made Sunday nights great again because 90 Day Fiance Happily Ever After is finally back in rotation. It’s time to sit in front of our TVs each week for two full hours, openly judging the spectacle of crazy laid lovingly out before us. And I could NOT be more excited. Does it take a genius to put this show together? I’m gonna go with “YES, OBVIOUSLY!” because these producers somehow survive everything from an unhinged Anfisa storming straight at them to practically being machete’d to death in the Amazon – all in the name of delivering stellar content season after delightful season. (Just as a reminder, the regular season of 90 Day Fiance is still on its way for 2018 – this “Happily Ever After” series follows couples we’ve seen before in regular 90DF seasons past).

Last night’s season three premiere caught us up with six Americans and six foreigners who previously shared their doomsday love stories with the world. Some got married after going through the K-1 visa process, some never quite made it to the altar, and others barely stayed married for 48 hours before everything went straight to hell. This season’s nutbag couples are: Chantel & PedroPaola & RussMolly & LuisAnnie & David, Nicole & Azan and Anfisa & Jorge.

Alright, last night’s episode was a delicious two-hour catastrophe previewing the horror show to come, so let’s get to it! Here’s where we find each couple since they last graced us with their presence.

Southern Charm New Orleans Recap:

Southern Charm New Orleans has been a wonderful addition to my Sunday night. Jeff Charleston is so damn nice. All of these men are. I’ll go to one of their guys’ nights and promise not to complain when naked ladies make an appearance. Last night’s episode was no exception as to how kind, fun, and level-headed these gentlemen are.

After a thankfully uneventful night at the Myrtles, the crew is packing their bags. Jon Moody was missing his sock when he woke up, but the noises that freaked out Tamica Lee and Barry Smith were courtesy of their friend Susan and cousin Jared. Justin Reese completely ghosted with girlfriend Kelsey to spend the night at a hotel. The group convenes for lunch, and Justin isn’t scared to admit he’s terrified of ghosts. As Justin continues to say he’s fine, and Tamica takes the opportunity to share a story about her father dying of a heart attack at a young age. Barry interrupts to ask her to pass some sauce, and she is livid. While it is rude behavior, I don’t think Barry was listening to his wife’s conversation given the large number of people at the long table.

Southern Charm Recap:

There is a lot to unpack from last night’s episode of Southern Charm! Not only is baby Palmer (maybe) on her way for Cameran Eubanks, Craig Conover is finally coming into his own. Despite the boys versus girls theme that has dominated the season, there was a glimmer of reconciliation (or at least a melancholy trip down memory lane) for Thomas Ravenel and Kathryn Dennis. Even Austen Kroll is sidestepping the Shep Rose 2.0 comparison by coupling up, although it’s not with Chelsea Meissner. I guess her friend is a fine second for Austen…at least for now!

Last night’s episode begins with a very pregnant Cameran packing for the hospital. She is about to head to her last OB appointment, and there is a possibility she will be admitted to be induced. She calls her mom to reveal that she’s been cramping for a while, and her mom is ecstatic. That sounds like labor! Cameran has surprised herself by being super calm and focused on the end game. The anxiety she feared when it was time to give birth is nowhere to be found.

Real Housewives Of New York Recap: On An Island

Well, the behind the scenes drama of Real Housewives Of New York has damn near exploded since last we saw our fair ladies! After seeing herself called “a drunk” by Bethenny Frankel on camera, Dorinda Medley has taken to her blog and Twitter to fight back. And she’s throwing Luann De Lesseps (who agreed in her blog that last week’s episode was not a good look for Do) under the bus in the process. Looking back now, Dorinda sees the entire drunken dinner scene as a setup. Hmm. Oh, personal accountability…wherefore art thou? 

But back in the land of 4-6 months ago, cameras aren’t picking up Dorinda’s wrath. In fact, her trip to Puerto Rico with Bethenny looks more like a bonding experience, especially given the heart to heart they shared in the plane on the way over. Back in Manhattan, the group starts to fracture again when Ramona Singer just can’t help but stir the sh*t between Carole Radziwill and Bethenny. Although Carole isn’t biting yet, she sure seems mad as hell now (in her blogs) about Bethenny’s treatment of her this season. Could it have to do with Adam? Maybe.

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 13 Recap: The Middle Man

Finding yourself stuck in the middle of a bad situation? Discovering that your best chance to win the game is now behind you? If you have either or both of these symptoms, you are probably Donathan on Survivor: Ghost Island. Not afraid to drop “truth bombs” all over the place, one of them finally blew up in his face, but is the damage done irreparable?

So many questions and I’ll try to provide some answers. But before we dive in, as I do at the beginning of every Recap, please heed the following: Remember that this recap assumes that you have already seen this week’s Episode 13 of Survivor: Ghost Island, so if you have not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later! It’s important to add too that while we WILL hit on all of the important developments of the episode, this is not a linear “blow-by-blow” recap, and is more of a discussion and reaction of what we just witnessed together.

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Below Deck Mediterranean - Areca and Adam

Last night was the season premiere of Below Deck Mediterranean Season 3. The scene is set among the beautiful Italian coast, but that’s where the classiness ends!

This year Captain Sandy Yawn will be steering a massive new boat and she has a matching massive attitude. The Motor Yacht Talisman Maiton, for all it’s sensational size, kind of resembles a Marriott on the inside; all dark, heavy colors and dreary overdone rooms. Perfect to match Hannah Ferrier‘s sulkiness as she returns, once again, to the life of a chief stew. Hannah is turning 30 and is tired of serving eggs for ungrateful guests while her own go stale. She is at a precipice and must decide to give up her heart to the high seas, or retire and find Mr. Right. Maybe she could combine these things by marrying a pirate?

Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Secrets Revealed - Lisa Rinna

After a rather drama-free season of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, it’s not surprising that the secrets revealed last night were less than exciting – and had mostly to do with teenagers behaving badly and the mothers who worry about them.

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave‘s husband Edwin is giving Mauricio a run for his money in the real estate game! Either that or Edwin’s been watching Million Dollar Listing for some advice on how to win a bidding war on multi-million dollar homes, because after stalking the builders of his neighbor’s house, he badgered, harassed, and harangued them into taking $2 million less for the property just to get rid of him. They need security for the security guy!

Teddi is thrilled with the new home – at a discount price. Not so successful was Edwin’s buying a new Lambo with the money he saved. Teddi does not like things that go fast unless they’re one night stands which lead to the altar. Or cardio classes. And horsepower belongs on four-legged friends with mane and tail.

Um, I wouldn’t pay $2.99 to fulfill my husband’s midlife crisis, let alone $299,000. Edwin is a lucky guy!

Teen Mom Young And Pregnant Recap: When Right Feels Wrong

Before we get to the Teen Mom Young and Pregnant recap…I just can’t resist. Can we talk about Teen Mom 2 for just a minute (it’s basically the big sister to this motley crew anyway)?  The whole episode is the girls prepping to leave for the reunion show, or there for filming. As they are getting ready, Jenelle is wearing a ‘Bearded Men Only’ tank top. There are also words coming out of her mouth but they really don’t compare to that tank. Its reminiscent of her Pink days and former workout gear she used to sport with Nathan, but now we are into the David Era. Honestly, that tank overshadowed the whole first half of the episode. Also Jenelle, no one else wants David, you’re totally fine.

They all somehow get themselves to California and mill around studios and hotels. At some point, Javi comes to visit Briana who is feeding the baby on the bed. He sits down and they flirt on the hotel bed, which honestly just seems efficient. If they just had all their dates in hotels on beds they could save a lot of time…