Flipping Out S7E6 “Flipping Nashville” by BB
This episode of Flipping Out wasn’t all that enjoyable for me.
Gramercy is on the market. They held an open house where about 80 people show up. Two couples were very interested but ultimately decided not to buy. Jeff knows Gage doesn’t really want to move, and Jeff is even having second thoughts about selling Gramercy after the open house. However, he’s going to leave it on the market, but not take less than $3.2 million for it. He hopes he can stay in Gramercy and still be able to flip houses, but if he gets a full price offer, he will probably take it. Gage is just happy Jeff is at least considering staying at Gramercy.
Jeff’s former clients Jeannie and Tommy Shaw have decided to move to Nashville. Jeff, Jeannie and Andrew travel to Nashville to look at houses for the Shaws. Four houses are shown on camera and Jeannie chooses one called Overton Lea. It’s the perfect southern home with lots of land and a screened in porch. The cost is over $2 mil with at least a $100,000 kitchen redo. I must say I didn’t enjoy listening to Jeannie cuss like a sailor and yell and act like a complete witch towards Jeff and Andrew while they were in Nashville. If that’s the way she is all the time, perhaps that why her husband tours so much with the band. Just a guess.
Zoila’s disrespecting authority act is getting a little old. She calls Andrew a kiss ass when he wins employee of the week, and later also calls Megan a kiss ass. She calls both Megan and Gage Barbie Bitch, then later just says Gage is Barbie Bitch and Megan is just Barbie. I know she’s just trying to be a wise ass and fit in like everyone else in the office, but it just didn’t work this episode.
The rest of the episode was about Megan taking over for Jeff while he was away in Nashville. She’s OK, but she’s no Jenny. Which brings us to next week’s episode when Jeff tells Jenni he needs her back in the office as soon as possible. Please come back, Jenni. This show definitely needs you.
I’ve heard the ratings for Flipping Out were not good the first few weeks, but picked up when Million Dollar Listing New York started as a lead in. I hope Flipping Out is not in jeopardy, but I didn’t see them listed on Bravo’s 15 new and 16 returning shows announcement. Neither are Tabitha Takes Over or Interior Therapy, two more of my favorites on Bravo. I guess Bravo is moving in another direction. Whether it’s a good direction remains to be seen.
Southern Charm S1E6
“The Glass Menagerie Is Half Full”
As we recall, Whitney is trying to decide what to do about his restaurant deal with Shep. Kathryn has hooked up with at least two of the group & had a pregnancy scare. Whitney may or may not have hit on Kathryn, depending on who Kathryn is talking to, I’m still not sure why TRav is made at Whitney, but fine with Shep.
It’s morning in Charleston. Craig & Cameran are up early to get ready for work. We get a gratuitous shot of shirtless Craig, thank you Bravo! Craig is serious about becoming a lawyer & Cameran is serious about her real estate. She meets up with Eve to learn about the history of Charleston. It’s important to know about the history In order to sell the historic homes. They discuss the Carolina Day party & it becomes clear that TRav has some history with Eve. She’s a little more age-appropriate than his current 21 year old. The girls go to preview a $2.2 million house next door to TRav. The house is gorgeous! It has lots of original touches, including a chandelier & fireplace.
Whitney & Patricia are discussing the party as well. And yes, there are women in the South who refer to a cocktail as their “medicine.” I know some of them. Whitney repeats his joke about TRav only having four friends. Patricia correctly guesses that the fight was instigated by Kathryn. Whitney is going to meet with Bryan because Shep is not a dependable business partner. Probably a good plan.
TRav’s political consultant comes by. TRav admits that he’s now seeing Kathryn, but that Whitney doesn’t approve. The consultant is impressed by her family name. He thinks that TRav’s criminal history is more problematic than his relationship. As TRav describes Kathryn, it’s clear that he’s come to care about her.
Jenna is meeting Cameran for dessert & wine. Cameran tells Jenna that she discovered a half-full glass on TRav’s windowsill. They move on to the fight between TRav & Whitney. They agree that Kathryn was in the middle of it. Cameran thinks that the boys’ careless attitude comes from not having responsibilities. I’d have to agree on that one. Why behave like a mature adult when you don’t have to?
Kathryn & TRav are having lunch. TRav is still upset by Whitney. He was very condescending when TRav invited him to a party. They decide not to worry about Whitney, though TRav still plans to give him a piece of his mind at the dinner party. They are sure why people are so caught up in the age difference. TRav thinks Kathryn is an old soul & that he could benefit from her wisdom. I’m sorry, but I just don’t think that a 21 year old has lived enough to know what they really want or who they really are. Kathryn thinks that TRav has some great insight to offer his friends. TRav invites Jenna & Cameran, warning them that he plans to give some life advice at the dinner. I don’t see this dinner going over as well as TRav & Kathryn think.
Cameran calls Shep at 1pm. It sounds like he just woke up. Must be nice. She wants to show off her new car. Now that she’s selling real estate, she can’t drive around in a “hoopty.” Didn’t we see her driving an AMG earlier? I’d hardly call that a clunker. She has a new, white Mercedes, which she has named Unicorn. At lunch, Cameran suggests peel & eat shrimp, but Shep doesn’t want to do manual labor. Ugh, such a hard life, having to peel a few shrimp! Shep doesn’t think that TRav has any room to give life advice. Hmmm, pot meet kettle. Shep announces that TRav has ordered Shep to bring Danni. We get a flashback of Shep manhandling Danni during the party, though he now admits that he was leading her on by doing that.
Bryan arrives at Whitney’s Patricia’s house. Bryan is an old friend & founded Planet Hollywood. I’d take his advice over Shep’s any day. Whitney wants a high-end Mexican restaurant, three stories with chandeliers & velvet. It sounds a little bordello to me. Bryan says that he wouldn’t open a hot dog stand with Shep. Whitney says that Shep is going to put some money in, but Bryan points out that they need some restrictions on what privileges that investment will bring. Shep could drink them out of business very quickly. Bryan says that he would work with Whitney, but that he will not work with anyone else. Tough call. They decide to cut Shep out & Bryan begins making plans.
It’s the day of the dinner. This should be good! There’s a whole crew in the kitchen handling dinner so TRav doesn’t have to worry about the details. He & Kathryn go to the dining room to discuss seating arrangements. Whitney has Jenna over to choose an outfit. He’s going with early 80’s Armani. They joke about how unimportant the dinner is. I’d be pissed if my so-called friends were so dismissive. J.D. arrives at TRav’s. At least there will be one adult at the table. TRav wants to talk about what he’s learned from his downfall. J.D. thinks that the advice will be lost on the group. TRav has invited Danni b/c he wants her to see what she missed out on. Everyone is on edge because they don’t know what to expect from the evening.
The group moves into the dining room. I feel bad for TRav. Everyone at the table has said that they don’t want his advice & are just showing up for the food. TRav may not be a role model, but he probably has some advice on how to avoid going to jail. He begins by saying that he has done lots of self-reflecting after his fall. Then he goes off on a tangent. He’s losing most of his guests, and me. Kathryn doesn’t seem to appreciate his story about a failed engagement.
Despite everyone’s skepticism, TRav is being honest & vulnerable. And then he goes around the room telling everyone how they have wronged him. He points out that Danni wouldn’t date him b/c of his criminal history. He tells Whitney that he is intolerant & judgmental. Cameran is shocked & Craig is cracking up. Whitney says that he comes across as judgmental but it’s really out of concern for his friend. Umm, my friends don’t constantly talk down to me & point out every little misstep I make. In his TH, Shep agrees with TRav, but keeps his mouth shut at the dinner. TRav awkwardly concludes with a toast to friendship & dinner begins.
Cameran asks TRav about his failed engagement to the “beverage cart girl.” He admits that he treated her poorly. She asks what TRav would do if he knew the girl was single again. In front of Kathryn, he says that he would be all over her. Wow, how insulting to the girl you’ve spent the last two episodes building up. What kind of idiot says something like that in front of his girlfriend? Kathryn is pissed, understandably.
Craig notes that commitment in Charleston is difficult because men have too many options. Kathryn says that chivalry is dead & Craig disagrees. She is looking for a fight & he is ready to give her one. Craig is trying to explain his opinion & Kathryn keeps talking over him. That’s not very classy. Speaking of classy, Kathryn says that she won’t talk to Craig because he doesn’t have any class. Even Shep thinks she’s gone too far. From what I’ve seen, I think that Craig has more class than any of them. Craig takes the bait & tells Kathryn that it wasn’t classy of her to sleep with 3 guys at the table in 3 weeks. So, I think that people should do what makes them happy, but you have to own your behavior (especially when it’s documented by Bravo). Everyone is silent. Kathryn calls Craig disgusting & leaves the table. TRav is trying to figure out who the third person is.
Danni goes to comfort Kathryn. She feels like Craig is slandering her because she rejected him. Danni points out that it’s TRav’s responsibility to stick up for his girlfriend in his house. The group is heading out. Whitney thanks TRav for the lovely dinner, while putting him down in his TH. I thought I would like Whitney, but the holier than thou attitude is wearing on me. Craig advises TRav to keep his guard up with Kathryn. He’s trying to be a good friend by pointing out that she seems to have ulterior motives. Kathryn walks up & accuses Craig of lying about her. Craig is trying to leave, but Kathryn keeps on. She tells him that he’s never invited to the house again. Interesting, isn’t it TRav’s house? Also, why does she have her purse? TRav is noticeably quiet during this exchange. TRav finally speaks up, saying quietly that it is his house & Craig is his friend. He points out that Craig seems to have struck a nerve with his comments. Kathryn storms out.
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