MTV’s Washington Heights

WashingtonHeightsLogoThese days, it seems like every television show spawns a reality show, and most often than not they’re pretty damn successful. After The O.C gained a huge fan base, MTV decided to make Laguna Beach:The Real Orange County…as if The O.C wasn’t real! It totally was! After Laguna Beach there was The Hills, which was sort of like the real-life Sex and the City minus the city…but it wasn’t long until they added ‘The City’ in the sequel. Then we have the entire Real Housewives franchise which was obviously developed from the highly successful Desperate Housewives. Get where I’m going with this?

Now there’s a show on MTV called Washington Heights, a show about a group of young people living their lives and trying to make something of themselves. The look and feel is exactly like HBO’s short lived series How To Make It In America which was actually a really good show. The characters are all young, relateable in their 20s,stylish residents of the predominantly Dominican neighborhood of Washington Heights, New York.

Frankie and Ludwin

There’s a lot of flavour and a whole lot of drama that goes with living in the Heights, these kids have a really cool East Coast feel about them, some of them are working hard and some are hardly working. Either way, they all look good doing it and I think Washington Heights will be the next big thang on MTV.

Washington Heights airs Wednesday nights on MTV.

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Snooki and Jwoww: A Pregnant B****

Snooki and Jwow have clearly ran out of fun things to do since Snooki knocked herself up and can no longer drink. Jwow and her pups head over to K9dergarten or whatever it’s called- basically her dogs need training because they’re s******** everywhere! Snooki decides to become a volunteer because she went to school to become a vet-tech…but evidentally did nothing with it.

She signs up to be a volunteer, which obviously has no requirements…and Snooki quickly learns Bella is not really the b**** she thought she was. Bella and Noelle are Jwoww’s dogs, you might remember them from the Jersey Shore when she had to bring them back to the house after her ex-boyfriend left them alone in their home. Snooki shows up for volunteer late, because she says it’s not a real job, and finds herself being attacked by a swarm of crazy dogs.It was actually an experience of a lifetime for Snooki who realized Bella was actually sticking up for her, and acting as her protector towards the other crazy pups. She appreciated the love Bella had for her and forgave her for all the times she was rude to her.(Yay!)

Unfortunately for Jenni, Snooki didn’t take lessons from Bella and was constantly being a b**** to Jenni, it’s like she uses every pregnancy excuse to have her way! As if Jenni wasn’t jealous enough, every time Snooki would complain she’d end up saying ‘You’ll know when you’re pregnant’. As if pregnancy was something Jenni was soon to encounter! Her and Roger were barely getting it in, and when I say barely I mean never. Poor Roger, his sleepovers always end up empty handed. Then Roger calls Jenni and freaks out on her that she’s a liar. Jenni admits she lies but they’re always small lies, which Roger shouldn’t be mad about. Anyways, they are so meant for each other Jenni just needs to grow up and realize Roger is amazing!

That’s all for this week. xo

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The Real World: St Thomas!

Catching up on MTV’s The Real World:St Thomas has been quite entertaining! I never expected the roomies to be so funny and wild, I’ve never laughed so hard watching any Real World- and that’s mostly because of LaToya. Since the roommates are literally stuck on an island, rather than taking the boat to the mainland everyday, they find new and exciting things to do to keep themselves entertained. Fortunately, for MTV and Bunim-Murray this makes for great tv!

Laura is the most annoying roommate I think- ever. She’s like a little puppy dog following Trey around all day and night, she wants him so bad even though he’s made it clear he has a girl back home. Finally, Trey gives in and they hook up after 2 weeks of meeting each other.

Marie and Robb are definitely my favourite couple in the house, separately they are hilarious, Robb is a ginger which explains enough, and Marie is always up to something. Together, they make an amazing pair, especially when they are up to no good and in prank mode.

LaToya is just as funny as Marie, the way she talks and the things she says are just hilarious. Also, she seems really down to earth and very confident with who she is. She ain’t takin’ no s*** from anybody! Unlike Laura who just follows Trey around and finds her fun in flirting, Toya and Marie know how to make themselves laugh without the boys. But when Toya meets Lee’s son ‘Little Lee’ she is completely head over heels, and find every excuse to use that boat! It’s the funniest thing ever.

When Marie and Toya find a huge fish lying on the shore, Marie decides this is the ultimate prank, meanwhile Toya googles possible dead fish diseases before agreeing to help Marie with the prank. Marie on her own takes the fish and drops it in the boys’ shower. It doesn’t take long for Swift and Robb to realize something is stinkin’ up in their room! Swift sees the dead fish in the shower and immediately knows it’s one of the girls. Marie doesn’t admit to it and automatically blames it on Laura who loves animals and touches anything gross. Swift believes her and begins his plot against the girls. Unfortunately for him, Marie gets the fish and throws it back into the sea before the guys can use it. The funniest part, when Laura admits she had nothing to do with the prank, Marie blames it on Brandon saying he was so drunk he doesn’t even remember doing it. Brandon gets so excited that he would think of such an amazing prank and admits he blacked out the night before and doesn’t remember doing it-but that it’s something he would totally do!

Swift jumps into the water near the dock and accidentally steps on some sea urchins! When he gets out he can barely walk, he notices a bunch of little blank things in his foot. They head over to the doctor’s office, barely walking Swift finds out there’s no cure but that they’ll slowly fall out as he walks. Him and Toya fight over the stupidest thing.

On this week’s episode, the roommates find out what their new job will be. Working at Coral World is like a dream job, they’ll be working at an aquarium and Marie,Swift and Laura get to work with sea lions. While doing their swim test, Toya barely makes it to the finish line when she starts drowning and steps on a sea urchin!! She sees the same little black things under her foot, and Swift is having the best day of his life laughing at her. Her foot isn’t as bad as Swift’s but those sea urchins sure are an annoyance! Brandon can’t stop drinking, when he drinks he gets really emotional and weird, he starts hitting himself and breaking things around the house. Worst part, he doesn’t remember any of it the next morning.

In the end, Marie and Robb know how to cheer everyone up and possibly piss of Grandpa Trey. They smear peanut butter all over the counters and have fun drawing themselves in it, when Trey sees what they’ve done he just laughs it off. Seems like the roomies are having a great time on the island- and they’re turning out to be a good group of kids!

 

RHONJ: Season 4

The new season of Real Housewives of New Jersey premiered a few weeks ago- and the DRAMA has already started! It’s only the first two episodes of what I hope to be a long season, and there’s literally drama everywhere. If you don’t remember, on the Season 3 Reunion- Jacqueline was missing, Caroline said she was so upset with Teresa she refused to be a part of the reunion. Somewhere between the Season 3 finale and the taping of the new season- something happened with everyone and Theresa that made everyone despise her.

Caroline could barely look at her, Melissa was just over the entire situation, and Kathy just continued disliking her like she always does. They didn’t really say what Teresa did, I guess it was something that she sad, or a few things that she said. We do know that in her cookbook she writes some nasty things about Caroline’s kids, and insults her brother and Melissa. She claims they were just jokes- and they were harmless but what’s the point of putting them into your cookbook? Obviously, she knows her book will sell more if she talks about the housewives- so she wrote those things to get attention…she just uses anyway to make money. Which I guess is understandable when your husband is a deadbeat dad and doesn’t have a job…and is possibly going to jail.

Anyways, the season starts out with a glimpse into the reunion and then it takes up back 4 months to the summer in New Jersey and everyone’s getting ready to go to the Jersey Shore. Apparently, the Shore isn’t just for drunken tanned meat heads…it’s also for families and their grandparents. Joe and Melissa have a cute place of their own down at the Shore but it isn’t quite ready because Joe was doing some construction…on their bedroom (Soundproofing?) not sure if he was joking…considering it’s Joe he was probably dead serious.

Kathy and Rich have the cutest place on earth, a small cottage that had to house literally everyone since Joe’s place wasn’t ready just yet. And finally, Joe and Teresa’s place that looked terrible- and it wasn’t even under construction. Joe brings this huge tarp thing, and when one of the girls goes to unwrap it there’s like 10 mice living inside of it and they’ve chewed their way through the tarp! It was disgusting- I was traumatized.

Jacqueline and Chris are still dealing with a troubled 20-yr old who doesn’t know where she’s going in life-so they decide to ship her off to Vegas to live with some relatives. Albie drives Ashley to the airport, when he’s on his way home she calls him to tell him she’s missed her flight and can’t leave until the next morning. Lost cause.

Melissa makes a song for Joe, and Teresa keeps doing her thang with the book tour to make some money for the kids and her husband.

 

Real Housewives of Vancouver!

So I don’t know if the episode I watched last night was the series premiere, regardless the housewives of Vancouver are really boring. Of course, Canada had to come up with their own version of The Housewives saga, and I guess Vancouver was the chosen city. It is a beautiful city, and I’m not even hating on the look of the show. These women are definitely well off, and the homes they live in are stunning.

But, they literally are bat s*** crazy. Each and every one of them. It’s not like  the American versions like RHONJ where Caroline is so normal she could be my mom, or Lisa and Kyle from RHOBH who are mentally stable. Each one of these housewives from Vancouver have serious mental and emotional issues, first of all I don’t even know how they all know each other.

The one mom- Mary, who looked completely normal in the beginning, invites her ‘best-friend’ Ronnie to this girls weekend in Whistler, except Ronnie completely embarrasses Mary in front of the other girls, she was SO rude to her, and Mary just sat there taking it all in. What’s wrong with you!

The other one, I don’t even know her name but we can call her ‘Golddigger’ since she clearly states her income is from her past 2 divorces. That actually makes me sick, this is why women are underestimated. We’ve worked hard to make a place for us within the work field, earning salaries that compete with our male counterparts. But women like her give us a bad rap. (That was my feminist rant for the day).

Anyways, there’s one housewife that’s half Asian I think, she seemed a little normal. She had a family, and a cute house and a dangerous obsession with fast cars. Meh.

Realistically, I probably won’t watch this show again. Nothing made me want to tune in for next week’s episode, aside from the fact that somebody needs to knock out Ronnie. Asap.

Song Of The Week: Typ3 Vampires

This week’s Song of the Week is from the new hit season of DJ Pauly D’s MTV reality show.

Check it out. Enjoy!

The Pauly D Project

So last night was the premiere of The Pauly D Project…I wasn’t planning on watching it, the promos actually sucked for the show, but I have to say it was pretty funny.

Pauly is so entertaining, we love him, and the new show is going to be hilarious! Basically, last night’s episode just set the premise for the entire season. Pauly gets a residency at the Palms Las Vegas- so the crew is filming his entire stay there, as well as some of his closest friends.

Definitely check it out, it’s on MTV Thursday nights at 10:30pm.

The Jersey Shore Finale

Seriously, Waaaaaaaaaaaah! I’m really upset over the finale of Jersey Shore. This season was actually fun to watch, and it reminded me why we loved the crazies back in Season 1. I’ll admit, Season 4 in Italy was shameful, I think it just left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth, and led people to believe Season 5 would suck. And some people still say Season 5 sucked, but merp not me!

The meatballs were in full effect this time around, Deena was as crazier as she’s ever been. Clearly, she wanted to lose it all at the Shore- and that she did. Although Snooki was handicapped by Jionni some nights, she still made sure to do her thang at Karma and Aztec. And although we might’ve thought we lost the V in MVP, Vinny made a quick recovery and returned to the Shore to ultimately have a threesome with 2 lesbians. Deena was right, one of them did look like Matthew Mcconaughey,

It seemed like Jenni was surrounded by ‘housewife problems’ she was always washing the dishes, or cleaning up after the roommates. It looked like she was always in the background, until she decided to take the front seat in Deena’s relationship with Joey.

Mike “The Situation” was legit crazier than ever. I actually don’t know how the roomies put up with him, especially after 5 seasons. He’s disgusting, he’s evil, and he clearly can’t take a joke. When Vinny and Pauly organize the biggest prank of all- turning the entire Shore house inside out…Mike has a hissy fit when his bed is on the upstairs deck. Finally, Pauly and Vinny agree to help him bring his things back into the house, he literally didn’t stop complaining. I mean, come on. The entire time Mike is freaking out that he doesn’t appreciate his belongings being tossed around, Pauly just stands there and looks at him in confusion. I don’t know how Pauly stays so calm.

Ronnie and Sam were pretty much a bore, but then again that’s no surprise. Even when they were fighting and throwing each other’s furniture out the window they managed to bore us all.

Discussing the end of the Jersey Shore is like discussing the end of time. You just don’t want it to ever happen. However, with Snooki’s pregnancy, I don’t see how the show will ever be the same. Deena and Vinny were on HLN the other night, and they were asked if they think MTV would do another season, considering Snooki has a meatball in the oven. Deena got a little defensive saying that the show doesn’t rely on one person, and that they could still shoot the Shore without the Snooks. I can’t see that happening, I love Deena, I was literally on the floor dying of laughter when she was running away from the Tornado. Somehow she thought driving away was a better idea than staying in the house.

But, I doubt the house will be the same without our tanned meatball. I mean, without Snooki, I would’ve never stolen the phrase “Parties heeeeeeeere!”. Vinny was confident that the show wouldn’t be the same either, in answering that same question, he said how the house sort of fell a part when he left, and he was only gone for a week. He said he didn’t think the house would function normally if one person was missing, it’s the dynamic they have as one that makes them so entertaining.

So, I guess we’ll see, hopefully MTV will think of something soon and develop another Jersey Shore season. Wah!

See you all at Karma! xo

 

Jersey Shore: Prank Wars!

The final season of Jersey Shore is dwindling down with only 1 episode left…and I have to say I’m actually really sad. Thankfully, this season at the Shore was way better than the boring season in Italy. This season has been full of hook ups, anxiety attacks, and prank wars.

Mike, who has been trying all season to confess to Jionni that him and Snooki hooked up a month before Italy…which meant Snooki basically cheated on Jionni. Mike’s had a hard time getting his boy ‘The Unit” to fess up to Jionni, since ‘The Unit’ was present when the hook up happened.

Finally, Mike gets Jionni alone, and lets him know everything. Jionni barely reacts, he probably doesn’t believe Mike…and clearly Mike’s entire plan has backfired on him. Jionni and Snooki continue on throughout the morning like nothing happened, but when Mike walks by Snooki she can’t contain herself. She blows up at Mike for trying to sabotage her relationship…Mike stands by his story…and eventually they duke it out with a food fight.

Really…who cares, that entire story was insane. Clearly, Snooki did hookup with Mike or else she wouldn’t care as much as she does, regardless her and Jionni are happy together- so we’ll leave it at that.

The crew decide to go camping for a night, Pauly and Vinny decide to stay back and avoid ‘guido camping’. While the house is busy trying to build a fire, Vinny and Pauly decide to come up with the biggest prank of all, considering they’re time is almost over at the Shore.

They decide to basically move everything outside-inside…and everything inside-outside. It actually looked hilarious once they were done, they had some help from Shore Store owner Danny, and we can’t wait until next week when the rest of the house returns home and finds their living room covered in astro turf.

Merp!