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Guilty Pleasure: Being Mary Jane

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Oh my god, I love this show. Hands down beside Scandal (which is pretty much the same things a Being Mary Jane) and The Originals, I would say that Being Mary Jane is one of the best shows on TV….PERIOD!!! What is there not to love? Such an amazing cast: Gabrielle Union, Omari Hardwick, Stephen Bishop, Raven Goodwin just to name a few of the actors that make this show great.

So for those of you have don’t have a single clue as to what Being Mary Jane is about let me fill you in. Mary Jane Paul is a news presenter who works for a TV company and is very good and successful at her job. Her work life is one it’s top form but however her love life isn’t. She met Andre (outside of the show) and starts to date him unaware that he is married with children. When she finds out that he has been keeping this from her she kicks him to the curb, tells his wife that she is sleeping with him and decides to start fooling around with her ex David again. In the mist of all this fooling she takes some bad advice from one of her interviewees on her talk show and secretly steals David’s sperm. Mary Jane is once again unaware that David has also being seeing someone else behind Mary Jane’s back and she is at a complete loss. Knowing that she is doing the wrong thing, she goes back to Andre and there affair continues. When she starts to realise that Andre was just the rebound guy for her ex David she dumps Andre and attempts to pursue David again but David has moved on. When one of Mary Jane’s friends tell David about Mary Jane stealing his sperm, he goes round to see Mary Jane only for her to realise that he is all she ever wanted. She confesses her love for him but he declines so in a finale attempt to get what she wants she tries to inseminate herself with the sperm but decides its a bad idea and decides to move on from David for good.

This show has me glued to the TV. I haven’t missed a single episode of the show. Stephen Bishop who plays David is the most sexiest male TV actor I have seen in a long time (even sexier than Harrison from Scandal and Marcel from The Originals). If I had to rate this show I would honestly give it 11/10. If you haven’t seen the show, then you need too.

Even though the season finale which aired this week disappointed the hell out of me, I still love this show. I can relate to this show in so many ways (I’m not talking about her sleeping with the married man part or her stealing her ex’s sperm part either). Seeing another TV show which is being lead by a Black woman is inspiring because it’s not often that Black women or men are cast as lead actors within the film and TV industry.

The worst part  is that it is over for now but don’t worry because Being Mary Jane has been renewed! Word on the Twitter street is that they will start shooting for the second season of Being Mary Jane very soon and apparently Mary Jane might be pregnant with Andre’s baby!!!!!!!!!!! (but this is just a rumour so don’t get to excited).

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Guilty Pleasure: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

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Oh Darlingggggggg! What can I say. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills just does something to me. It’s like my special reality TV show drug and I just can’t get enough of it. I love all of the Beverly Hills housewives (with the exception of Taylor) and I have to say that besides Nene from Real Housewives of Atlanta, all of these are really entertaining. They know how to argue, they know how to bitch and most importantly they know to flaunt that cash! I like all the housewives but my personal favourites are Adrienne and Lisa.

Lisa. What can I say about Lisa. With a surname like “Vanderpump” you know she rich. I love her honesty. I feel like I have a personal connection with her not just because she’s British (hi5 to the brits) but because she’s fabulous. She seems the most real and down to earth and that’s why I love her. Adrienne is such a sweetheart too. I love her personality as well as her hair.

As you guys are aware there is like 500 different housewife shows like Mob Wives, Basketball Wives, Love & Hip Hop etc etc. but there is nothing like the housewives franchise. My mum is the one responsible for getting me into these housewives shows cause if I’m honest I was never really a bit fan. But now, I just can’t get enough. Out of all the housewives shows I love t Beverly Hills and New York the most but not everyone would argue but still everyone has their own tastes.

I truly am addicted to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and that’s why its one of my guilty pleasures.

If you live in the US you can catch The Real Housewives if Beverly Hills on Bravo however if you like in the UK like me you can catch it every day on ITV2 at 4.10pm and 5.10pm on ITV2+1.

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Guilty Pleasure: The Ricky Gervais Show

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Oh man. What can I say? Never in my life have I watched a show which is as bizarre, insane and hilarious as The Ricky Gervais Show. I’ve always been quite fond of Ricky Gervais. I personally would classify him as Britain’s best comedian however when it comes the show, I think Karl Pilkington steals his thunder. I think the question everyone asks themselves when they watch The Ricky Gervais Show is … ‘What the fuck is happening in Karl’s brain?’. The guy is a complete maniac in the funniest way possible.

Every night I sacrifice my sleep schedule and eyes just to watch an episode of The Ricky Gervais Show which is rare for me cause I never ever do that. The combination of Stephen, Ricky and Karl is just amazing. There like an superhero trio whose powers consist of jokes. Karl is a genius, just a straight up genius. Sometimes he is just talking complete shit but when you think about it some of it does make sense.

If you didn’t know The Ricky Gervais Show was originally a radio show which later transitioned into this genius animation show. Stephen Mercent, who I’m gonna call the silent creeper on the show does nothing but expand the stupidity of Karl in such a dignified way unlike Ricky who just outright tell Karl he’s talking shit.

What I love about this show is not the whit of the show, not the comical side (even though that does play a part) but mainly I love the overall atmosphere of the show. I love that the 3 of them can have a laugh at Karl’s expense and not take it too seriously. They generally seem like they all get along and I love that. That’s why The Ricky Gervais Show is my guilty pleasure.

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Guilty Pleasure: Khloé Kardashian-Odom

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Now I’ve never really been a Kardashian fan however I am willing to admit that Khloé Kardashian-Odom is my guilty pleasure. I’m sure most people would agree with me when I say that Khloé is my favourite out of all the Kardashians. I love a lot things about Khloé. I love her style, her personality, her sarcastic phrases, her peaceful spirit but most importantly I love her manners. I feel that out of all the Kardashians she has the best manners. I also feel like she is the only one in her family that isn’t fame hungry. To me when I look at Khloé, I see a strong inspirational woman who stands for a lot. I find her love for love inspiring. The love that I see she has for her husband Lamar seems so special and perfect. I reckon most people would love to have a relationship like there’s.

When I watch her on Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Khloé and Lamar, I see that she is so down to earth and so graceful. Being a female myself, I often look for people who I can admire and could possibly have a influence in my life and I feel like Khloé could potentially be one of those people. I got to much love for Khloé and I’m glad to honor her as my guilty pleasure.

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Guilty Pleasure: Cuckoo

I am cuckoo for cuckoo (yes, pun intended)! BBC3’s new and funniest comedy Cuckoo has me in stitches everytime I watch it. If you have never heard of Cuckoo or even seen the show, where have you been?! Cuckoo is a American spiritual ninja who follow the new age of life. Rachel; who is the daughter of Ken’s meets Cuckoo and marries him whilst on her gap year from Uni. When she comes back home, she introduces her parents Lorna and Ken to Cuckoo in which Ken takes an instant dislike to Cuckoo. Ken and Cuckoo go through different trials and tribulations together which results with them to become friends towards the end of the show. Ken warms up to Cuckoo and welcomes him as his son-in-law. Andy Samberg provides possibly his best acting performance ever with playing Cuckoo. His peaceful and soulful acting as Cuckoo is hilarious. There isn’t one episode where Andy Samberg doesn’t make you believe that he is Cuckoo. The show also stars The Inbetweeners star Greg Davis who plays the father of Rachel and the new enemy of Cuckoo’s. Greg provides the classical father vs. son-in-law role. I am in love with this show and generally never miss an single episode.

Even though the series has come to an end, I will always keep watching Cuckoo on repeat and I will especially be watching the new series (if they make one)! Cuckoo is definitely me guilty pleasure! Watch The Trailer For Cuckoo:

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Guilty Pleasure: Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show

When Chris Moyles announced that he was leaving Radio 1’s breakfast show, the whole nation was devastated. 8 years worth of laughs and jokey time were over. I was on the fence about who would we taking over from Chris and whether they would do a good job or not. So like everyone else I waited to hear who would be the voice that I would wake up to in the morning. I had my money set on one person; Fearne Cotton. I desperately wanted her to get the role on the breakfast club. When the time came for it to be announced, I was a very shocked when the announced that Nick Grimshaw would be taking over. At first, I thought it was some sort of joke but nope it was true. I have to admit in the beginning I wasn’t to sure about Nick taking over from Chris, but it felt it would only be fair if I gave him a chance. And what do you know……the chance paid off. Grimmers has become my addiction. Every morning when I wake up, I turned on my Sky+ box and press 0101 to hear Nick. I absolutely love Nick in the mornings and the segments that he does like ‘Wheel of Four Tunes’, ‘Shelbot’ and ‘The Nickstape’.

He’s not quite Chris Moyles yet but I reckon in a few year time he could be just as good as Moyles. He even has his celebrity friends like Rita Ora, Harry Styles from One Direction and Pixie Geldof backing his corner and screaming ‘#TEAMGRIMMY’. I love waking up to The Breakfast Show and you know what despite all the negative comments that everyone else has been making…..I LOVE GRIMMERS. You can listen to Nick on The Breakfast Show from Monday to Friday starting at 6.30am to 10 am.

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