This time of year has me contemplating white sandy beaches. Last year it was Hawaii. This year I’m thinking the Caribbean. Do I go cheap and sketchy (Jamaica, Dominican Republic) or pay more for the false security of the USVI? I hate to be a neo-colonialist paranoid asshole, but I also don’t want a side order of sexual assault or armed robbery with my fun in the sun. After visiting in person this fall, I predicted Bethenny’s
shit talk show would not see a season 2. Still no clear word on renewal, though there have been rumors of a retooling that would take the focus off celebrities and down shift into conflict (via naughtybutnicerob). From the look of it, the show isn’t expensive to produce, so she does have that going for her. However, I don’t think conflict confrontation/resolution is the right direction for her to go in season 2. She shines when she sticks to her strengths: remaking recipes, debating diet experts, and confronting unlikable reality stars. Can you stretch that into 5 shows a week and keep it fresh?Did you watch Downton Abbey? Many of you are catching this season for the first time as it airs on American television. Some criticized the first episode of the season describing it as boring and repetitious. Stay tuned. A major moment of violence changes everything downstairs. When the scene aired in the U.K., it had the fans atwitter in anger.I’m going to say what nobody else in the Coven has the nerve to – that was a shameful waste of Steve Nicks.