It’s that time of the week again — Tuesday. Here are recaps of some of our favorite reality shows.
Real Housewives of Orange County
By Karina Sanchez
I’ve been watching RHOC since its humble beginnings, and I’ve never seen a housewife become so camera hungry as Tamra. Her confessional moments just seem so scripted. Now that I got that off my chest, I can talk about Sunday night’s episode.
Eddie took Tamra to Spain for her 40th birthday. And little did I know that he actually sees himself having babies with the chick, even after she reminded him that she’s 40 and already has 4 kids of her own.
Peggy got breast implants, and her husband gave her a get well soon present: diamond earrings. What’s weird to me is her competition with Alexis. I just don’t get it. They both have anything they could ever want. What’s there to compete for?
After 3 episodes of planning, it was finally time for Gretchen’s parents’ 40th wedding anniversary. Gretchen had a day full of surprises for the couple, which culminated with them renewing their wedding vows at a vineyard. As Slade looked on, he thought of his own future and possible marriage to Gretchen. Conversely, Gretchen admitted that Slade was “the right man for right now.”
Vicki seems to be further and further removed from her real family. She took a day off to spend with her family on a boating trip. Feeling insulted by their behavior towards her, she decided to end the day at home working while everybody else headed to dinner.
“I have 2 families: my work family and my real family. I think my work family understands me better than my real family,” she said.
The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business
By Amy Huff
I finally caught up on my backlog of episodes and found not much had changed. Kent and Vyxsin are still irritating, along with Ron and Christine. Luckily Ron and Christine are no longer a problem, as Ron’s weirdly lackadaisical, and yet still ugly, American attitude brought them in last place, so they are eliminated.
The stunning play of the week came from the cowboys, Jet and Cord, who moved up the ranks after coming in dead last because they didn’t check various flights. Cord seemed happy to blame the airline for their lack of diligence. I love these guys, but they’ve got to take a little more control.
Zev and Justin, along with Flight Time and Big Easy, did well and continued to be at the top of my list of faves. Everyone else, meh.
Khloé and Lamar
By Arundel Bell
On the series premiere of Khloé and Lamar on E!, Khloé Kardashian finally gets insight into the strained relationship between her husband Lamar Odom and his father Joe. Joe came to Lamar with a million different things to try and get some money out of him. Khloé sees that Joe is nowhere near the father figure her father and Bruce have been. It hurts Lamar to see his father like this, and it’s difficult for him to tell his father no. But he knows it’s what he has to do, or the situation will only get worse.
The newlyweds are not alone as they settle into their life together. First, Rob moves into their home. While Rob sees Lamar as the brother he never had, Khloé wants more alone time with her basketball star husband. Second, Lamar’s oldest friend, Jamie, is a common fixture around the house, as well, but Khloé doesn’t want to compete with him for her husband’s attention. She feels that Jamie, who suffered a life-threatening illness years ago, is taking advantage of her husband now that he’s healthy again. Lastly, tensions flare between Rob and Jamie. Rob wants to spend time with Lamar. Jamie thinks Rob is too young to hang out with Lamar. Once again, Lamar is caught in the middle. If it sounds juvenile, it is.
Khloé’s best friend and personal assistant, Malika, sparks a flirty relationship with Rob, testing her own friendship with Khloé. All hell breaks loose when Malika tries to quit. With all the drama that Khloé and Lamar bring to the show, they still make time to love each other. Thank gawd because love is all these two crazy people have to share.