Single Ladies Season 2 Episode 10 “Fast Love”

I know I’ve been slipping. I have a valid excuse(s) but I’ll spare you and get right to it.

April Beat The P***y Up

She and Reggie are so wack to me because they’re both selfish. I felt her planning their first time having sex was weak. This bitch aint cook no meal (and we know she can cook), she didn’t have a candle lit, she didn’t even put music on. All she did was dress up, read some sex articles in a magazine (right before he got there) and then told him her plan. There was no build up, romance, or sensuality to it. She should’ve read that magazine earlier in the day while getting her nails done or something. Then cook a bomb little meal set to candle light and soft music. Flirt all night then have him for dessert. Instead she’s looking up like #howmybootyendupintheair? wishing it was over already

She was mad because he’s banging the headboard and might I add sweating, but bitch you’re just laying there. She wasn’t even participating. I believe she assumed some responsibility in the wack sex both times. Check your email, boo!

Now she was on to something when she said “I always have an orgasm… with myself,” spoken like a true woman who hasn’t had sex with a man in a very long time. #sarcasm

She eventually has a talk with him and then the sex was amazing. All of that could’ve been eleviated if she would’ve had him fulfill The Prerequisite anyway. #ImJustSaying I’m with Keisha I don’t fake it, honey. Its mine I get it (2Chainz voice).

Wait, but why did Reggie ask if she was okay down there?! Ooh, he tried it.

Raquel It’s About Time

Another lost soul in this world of dating. I do have to give her props on lighting some candles and putting on that red bustier for Charles. Too bad he brought a friend that night. She was trying to get a piece the entire episode and finally got it in the end. I must say Raquel isn’t a foreplay kind of girl either apparently. She was ready to just get right to it when they were jumping on the bed. What’s with these chicks?

I’m so mad Charles took her literally when she said “build up.” She meant over the evening not a week. Are adults really this clueless about sex?! All this extra stuff is not needed as far as I’m concerned. When Charles sat her down on the floor I truly don’t believe Raquel was into she was just horny and willing to do what needed to be done to finally get the D. lol

I enjoyed when she slept with Nate way more than with Charles because it was more realistic and felt real. Charles was trying to add his intelligence to it and stuff like nobody cares. I’m not opposed to anything new, but less is more sometimes. We will see what Raquel has to say next week about the sex. She’s probably gonna be all “it was magical” or some dumb shit. She gets on my nerves sometimes with that bull shit. Girl please, you like to fuck stop tryna make it sound whimsical. lol

I will say I’m glad that her and April have settled down and are serious with one man.

Keisha Cashing Out

She checked the mess out of Malcolm in the beginning, but at the end of the day she still met with him after her date with Winston. Let’s be real she could’ve made him wait until the next day. I’m just glad to see Malcolm, especially without Taylor’s ass always around even though she kept popping up. Was she stalking him? Why was she just poppin up everywhere anyway?

Anyway, I’m glad she shut Raquel and April down about her trying to be in her business because sometimes you gotta let things marinade before you serve it up. They’re alway acting like they really know the tea with her and Sean and Malcolm, but they don’t. They don’t even know about her date with Winston. They wouldn’t have known about Malcolm either had he not come by Indulgence. All they know is Sean and that seems to be lukewarm compared to her career right now. She has three men vying for her love as of now, who will she pick?

Yes, Malcolm wants her too. He’s waiting for her to fold all her cards for him that’s why he’s keeping Taylor around. Its a chess move to make her jealous and fold quicker.

I loved how they did business together. Building an empire together. While Taylor has nothing to offer at that moment but her good looks. Keisha is still winning. If you weren’t sure before you knew once Taylor stepped to her at the end of the episode. Taylor is just trying to get married so she can get Malcolm’s money and knows Keisha is the only one who can ruin it for her. She’s so thristy its not even funny up here talkion bout ‘I’m in love with him.” What does that have to do with Keisha?!  Bitch. Boo. Bye!

I commend Taylor for trying to fight for her “man” but she’s still wack for even being the situation she’s in.

Am I the only one who found it sexy when Malcolm checked Taylor?! Yes, I enjoyed watching that.

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the cat fight between Layla and Sharon. When “Girlfight” by Brooke Valentine came on it was a wrap. I was done. It gave me everything I needed and more. They were throwing flowers and stuff. How did everyone but them end up in the pool?! It was just too much for me.

Was that dress Layla had on from Adrienne Balion’s collection? It looked just like the dress Julissa had on in Empire Girls Sunday night, but in beige. (Yes I watch Empire Girls too).

I’m glad the two ladies squashed the beef and ended up getting Keisha a huge commission, can you say cha ching!

Omar Relationship Status

He’s back!! He’s back to burning, teaching, and calling them ‘bitches’. He and Keisha are back to being a tag team duo when it comes to schooling the children, Raquel and April. He looks better too.

He’s got a man this episode who is playing 2012 social media games. We’ve all dealt with this type of person before. Just doing the most.

Omar was a fool for trying to play sick… or should I say Raquel was a fool for really believing he was sick. I wish my employers were nice enough to give me the day off at the first sign of a cough. Val would’ve offered him some tea and let him rest in the back while it was slow. This fool let him go home only to find out he went to six flags #classic.

Omar’s boo was way too pressed on Facebook and blew up his whole spot. lol He had to go. You’re suppose to wait until you actually meet the friends before you add them on every social network possible. He wasn’t really tryna be on anyway because he didn’t step foot in Indulgence. If you want to get with Omar or any of the ladies you have to come to the boutique and that’s an unofficial official rule.

Morgan All You Gotta Do Is Say ‘Yes’

Morgan is my new boo! I love her! She’s flyy, she keeps it real, and she is hella sassy. She fits right in.

Tyrone (or whatever his name is) deserved to get the comment she made about him being dumb. Why are you over 30 and don’t know what 10% of $500 is? I can only imagine what his finances look like. Sounds like to me she dodged a bullet.

Jabari is clearly sensitive, who’s not going to laugh when somebody trips? lol She needs to keep doing her thing because it’s getting the weak men to leave sooner.

Quick Story: One time I was on a date and the guy hit his head on a sign while we were walking. I didn’t laugh because I was in shock but I did smile extra hard. Hahaha It happens to the best of them.

Now, I am going to need her not to be running up to her daughter’s school over foolishness. Two weeks of detention for talking back to a substitute teacher? The principal could’ve told her that over the phone and called it a day. I thought her daughter had really done something delinquent, after all she is a thief.

Until next week… keep it funky!

-TheJournalist25 xoxo

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Single Ladies Season 2 Episode 7 “Eat, Play, Love”

This episode was a turning point just as I expected. It was very refreshing. I needed the romance tonight. This season was missing romance and tonight it gave me life, but by the end of the episode I was let back off my high.

The episode began at Reggie’s new nightclub that April was helping him with and booked Chili for a listening party. Here Reggie is reintroduced as April’s friend instead of her love interest because he lives with his ex-girlfriend still. Charles is reintroduced shortly after as Raquel’s love interest with a napkin that read “I will go out with Raquel before the end of this month” (something to that affect) and that’s where the cute romance begins.

Unfortunately, for myself Malcolm and Sean were not in this episode. Unfortunately and fortunately for Keisha they weren’t and she got harassed in the club by some random rude dude. This led to her British accent general, William, coming to her rescue and showing that chivalry isn’t dead.

For April, this is just the beginning of her troubles when she runs into mayor Howard’s ex-wife at the club. She pressed her, April surrendered only to find out that girl was not really worried about her.

We find out the next day that Omar was supposed to be a bigtime designer of his label MoMo by now when an old classmate spots him in the store while in town for their class reunion.

That same day Raquel meets a man at the auto shop while waiting for her car. He worked there. Instead of asking her out though he just tells her where he’s gonna be later on that night- the club with his friends at 11. Lame!

April “Foolish”

As much as I dislike her I actually felt bad for her this episode because she played herself and got played all at the same time. She put Reggie in the friends zone because he was living with his ex-girlfriend still, which sounds kind of reasonable, but he did just move to Atlanta from North Carolina. Here she is trying to put him in the friend zone when she really wants him and that’s why she gets burnt. She should’ve stood her ground a bit instead of letting the ex low-key make her back off. That’s what Reggie needed and it would’ve given her a chance to really see what the deal was.

Reggie gets approached by another woman while they’re at the gym and that’s when I know she’s feeling him without a doubt. That girl was very bold to even step to him with April right there but in the end she got what she wanted. April got put in the sister zone after her foolish rant about a bunch of nonsense Reggie didn’t care about. Duh! He’s a man.

Then, she runs into Daryl, her ex-husband, only to find out he’s in love with mayor Howard’s ex-wife, Jennifer ( I saw that coming a mile away). She calls Raquel and Keisha but they’re busy with their new men. She’s left to call Reggie and even though he answers the phone it turns out he’s busy with the girl from the gym. Like a good guy friend he still comes to her rescue and talks to her about what happened.

I will admit it is a hard pill to swallow when you realize your ex is on to the next and maybe even happier, not because you want them still, but your just use to being the person they adore. I digress.

After, Reggie comes and gives her a pep talk she finds out that his ex moved out a week ago. Now she feels dumb, as she should, and wants to admit that she wants him as more than a friend to the ladies.

She gets the #girlbye award for the week!

Raquel “Big Pimpin”

Unsurprisingly, Raquel ends up with two men. Charles from the boule (Finally!!!!) and Nate the mechanic.

Both men are charming and romantic in their own way. Nate is just a regular guy though and very rough around the edges. He’s the guy that you wouldn’t mind going out with but he doesn’t have the sense or decency to actually ask you on a date. He says everything but the actual question. Luckily for him Raquel was willing to walk him through the process until he got the hang of it. I wouldn’t have given him the time or day based on that alone, but I digress.

Let me back up though. Just the night before she went on a cute picnic with Charles at night watching the moon and they had a very intellectual conversation. He really listened and invested in getting to know about her. She opened up about wanting to learn the guitar so he taught her just a tad bit on his. He also listened and gave good advice about her issues with her parents. Then they kissed and even I felt the fireworks watching it.

The following night she went out with Nate after he came to the boutique looking for her. He showed a little insecurity as they walked through this very nice and expensive hotel that April liked for its architecture. I enjoyed that she didn’t dumb herself down for him and was also able to make him feel secure in his financial and educational shortcomings. She always adds the class I need to the show.

With that he took her into his world-being a mechanic- which surprisingly she had a little knowledge in too. There was still room for him to teach her something new- how to change a tire. It was very sexy, romantic, and adventurous all at the same damn time. Then they rode off the to get to know each other some more.

In the end of the episode Raquel doesn’t know who she wants to be with. Good thing she has a little time before she chooses. The next episode is probably going to reveal their true flaws and she will probably dump both of them. The way this season has gone I don’t know if any of these women are gonna find love by the finale. I sure hope they do though.

SideNote: Raquel’s black little dress at the end of the episode was very cute. On the other hand her ponytails not so much!

Keisha “Angel in Disguise”

She got played this episode. There’s no way around it, but she was a good sport about it. She also needed it to get her mind off of Malcolm. I’ll admit I was very upset that it had to go down the way it did. Let me explain.

So after saving Keisha from a rude and aggressive man in the club, her English gentleman says he’s in the army and has to leave in a week, but he wants to see all these places in Atlanta before he leaves because it was his first time visiting. Keisha becomes his date and tour guide. They hang out and he puts on this whole act with the accent, says he is going to Iraq the next day and has to leave earlier than planned. The whole nine. She fell for every bit of it too like a fool.

Although, I will admit I found it peculiar that he was a British officer in Atlanta for work. I just never really heard of it, but I let it go for the sake of the story. Plus he was spitting that ying yang all up in Keisha’s ear. I was enjoying the romance of it all for Keisha, after all she deserved it. She quickly got caught up in it too.

Since it was a fling and their last time seeing each other Keisha had sex with him. Right when they’re about to leave one of the maids puts him on blast about who he really is. Turns out that fool works at the damn hotel as a janitor and is from Atlanta. His real name is not William, but LaDamien. Damn homie!!

We also find out he does that all the time to women. It was fun while it lasted I guess. Keisha like the G she is was mad, but took it for what it was and had a good laugh with her girls about it.

Omar “I Found Myself”

Well, in the beginning when old boy put him on blast I was feeling bad for him once again, but this episode was actually a good one for him. We find out that people put pressure on Omar to be a big time designer because he was good at it in school, but he really just wants to do what he is doing- work retail and style people. In other words he’s lazy. We see him maturing a lot this season from a sex-crazed shallow gay guy to a man- a gay man nonetheless.

You can’t be mad at someone being honest with themselves.


#Shoutout to whoever made the decision to Plies “Put It On Ya” I really got hype when it came on. “Ooh Wee!”

Until next week boos and boo-ettes!
-TheJournalist25 xoxo

Single Ladies Season 2 Recap “Dueces”

Last week I didn’t do a recap on the sixth episode of Single Ladies because I felt like it was a turning point in the season. Things are about to change and pick up with this new episode and I just wanted to reflect on the ladies love lives. As we see all of their careers are on point and taken care of for the most part, but their love lives are a mess.

April “You’re Not Bomb”

As we all know by now the season started two weeks after the last season ended and I find it very interesting that someone who is suppose to be going through a divorce and was a part of a huge scandal is just living life single, sexy, and free out in these streets. Women who are going through a divorce don’t typical jump right into dating. Not only that but she hasn’t brought up or mentioned her divorce at all (to my recollection), except when she was cooking that fried bologna for Jack.

From my observation of April so far I have to say she’s selfish. She really doesn’t care about anybody but herself and the outcome. Everything has been about her and her career and what she wants when dating- not that there is something wrong with that, it is what it is. Afterall, she is 25.

I came to this conclusion based on several incidents in the past two seasons so far. Her cheating last season and not wanting to have kids. The fact that she never thought about the consequences of her affair and thought she could work it out with Daryl. SMH In this season she pressed Keisha about hanging out when she was dealing with a break up.

She went from wanting to be a kid in a single girls candy store to actually meeting someone who wanted to be all up in that pussy only to dump him. WTF! Then she couldn’t date to save her life and was being hella thirsty. Not to mention her vibrator went out on her. That’s when she finally met Jack at the strip club and tried to keep him a secret- why are you grown lying to other adults? Girl Byyyyeeee!

She pressed Jack about his lifestyle as a stripper, even though she met him at his job, and wouldn’t have sex with him because of it.

I feel like that’s very hypocritical of her seeing as she’s a female club promoter. We all know it can be a misogynist business and a bit wack if you ask me, especially compared to being A&R for a record company and artist. I may be short sighted but I don’t see the longevity of being a party promoter. Not to mention she has no college degree (just the facts).

Finally, the fact that she never tried to really get to know Bobby Monay. She just wanted him to do the job so she could benefit. She never really tried to connect with him and his personal life or any level other than professional and that’s why he kept playing her ass. Although, she did call his momma, but that was after Keisha put her up on game.

I’m glad that the next episode will bring her past back because it never went away in my head.

Raquel “You’re Not On”

Raquel is beautiful, young, and able to get any man she wants pratically, but the men we have seen her deal with she has not benefitted off of. Not only that but we really don’t know what her dating mission statement is. We know Keisha is just tryna get hers, April wants to date, and Val wanted to meet Mr. Right. Raquel is all over the place the only thing we know is she wants is ‘passion’. Passion is not all that hard to get in the grand scheme of dating. What are you going to do with the passion once you get it?

Victor, cheated on her and I understand why she walked away from it all, but once again if it wasn’t for Keisha she wouldn’t even have the ring to show for it. I’m not advocating being a user, but I am advocating benefitting where you can from a relationship.

She then got with Antonio which we can let slide on that rekindle an old flame and rebellion. He still played her though on that sex addict tip.

I feel like she slept with Tony and then gave up the game at halftime when she was about to be chillin’ in the White House. Girl, get your life. You’ve already slept with him and got invited to meet Michelle Obama, you couldn’t hold on just a little longer to put Michelle up on your boutique so she can go shopping next time she’s in Atlanta. #Imjustsaying

Now, she gets with Scotty which I was glad, but how are you gonna play him when he’s on par with you minus maybe his background. You said you want passion so why are you looking so deeply into things with him. Just let it flow and have fun, girl! Here she goes again unsure, but still sleeps with him. Then Charles, from the boule, appears and you find a scapegoat to dump Scotty. She would’ve stuck by him if she didn’t see Charles right before.

She should’ve had a girls night out and left Scotty at home instead of taking him to the club. Here he gets embarrassed because April doesn’t have as much pull as she thinks and this fool wants to order a beer like he’s of age. When does he turn 21 anyway? Poor Scotty got embarrassed and dumped in the same night. They’re gonna run into each other again afterall they’re neighbors.

It shall be interesting to see how things change for her now that she reconnected with Charles. I predict he might last a couple of episodes, maybe even longer. I can’t wait to see. In the next episode she’s gonna be dating two guys at once. This shall be interesting.

Keisha “You Got Done”

Poor Keisha! The woman with all the tricks, tools, and knowledge. Ms Keisha “Aint Nothing Going On But The Rent” Green finally falls in love with Malcolm only to break up with him after about six months because his ex-wife, Ashley, wouldn’t go away like an EX is suppose to.

I believe that Keisha has made all the right decision when it comes to their relationship, but in this case love just doesn’t conquer all. As we see from Malcolm’s ex-wife and current girlfriend, Taylor, he wants power, wealth, and status more than he wants love. Malcolm’s brother confirmed it too when he and Keisha ran into each other. Now the question is where does she go from here? Fight for Malcolm (which I doubt) or get with Sean (which I also doubt)? You never though with her. She always has tricks up her sleeve.

Its a shame that she kind of shot herself in the foot by tryna press Taylor not realizing how much ammo she actually had. Raquel did kinda gas her head a bit about Malcolm still loving her. Now, Malcolm is cutting off all ties with Keisha which probably has her feeling sick. I know I was sick at the end of the episode. SICK!

I will say in the midst of her losing when it comes to love, she’s winning in general. Sean is there for her in every compacity- financially, emotionally, career, legally- he’s there when she needs him.

She also wins because Malcolm shoved out $200 thousand for her IRS problems and bought her Aston Martin twice. At the end of the day he does love Keisha its just a matter of when will it be enough for him.

Kiesha is never short on men or money although it might seem like it sometimes. If you didn’t notice she skimmed money off the top of that stack that came from under the couch then got the rest of the money from Sean because she wasn’t going to use all her stashes of money at the end of the day.

I’m glad she has a new career now in real estate which is she is doing pretty well in. She handled Val leaving pretty well too.

Sidenote: I’m glad that the show is letting us know that old school southern values are still in place. With the Kappa Boule Ball and the way marraige is discussed among the upper class families. Marraige is more of an arrangement with other rich families than about love (ie Victor and Raquel, Taylor and Malcolm, Shelly and her new man).

Omar “Left Behind”

Out of everyone Omar has had it the worse this season.

He loss Val. He doesn’t get any recognition. He’s never invited to the really nice events, only the club. Got put on blast about wearing fake desinger clothes because he’s broke and Raquel can’t afford to give him a raise. He got engaged only to get dumped. Then his sister, Presley, gets a man and he is disrespected and told to stay out of her and her son’s life by this him.

Where is the love?!

I truly feel bad for him, but he’s handling it like a champ I must admit. I hope he gets some play soon.

Let me know your thoughts on the season so far.

-TheJournalist25 xoxo

Single Ladies Season 2 Episode 5 “Fabric of Our Lives”

Okay I have to start with Omar after this episode!

Honey boom boom, I must say I haven’t enjoyed one single outfit he’s worn all season. Anywho, we come to find out he’s helping his sister, Presley (played by Lala Anthony- who can’t act very well), financially take care of her son. I can totally respect that. Even more reason for me to love him.

I completely enjoyed when he stood up to his sister’s new boyfriend, Marcus (played by Omar Gooding). If he had a problem with gay men he shouldn’t have brought his ass over there to meet him. I just couldn’t believe how rude he was being in somebody else’s house. I’m glad Omar quickly checked him.

Now on to April…
Every episode I always have to grit my teeth with her because I really don’t like her. This episode pushed me over the edge. First, it was the peach cobbler and I let her slide, now bologna sandwiches and red kool aid, bitch please!!

Then, she has the audacity to hold back sex from her stripper “boyfriend” Jack because she wasn’t sure about him, but you were the one who approached him at the strip club. She had no right to go all Diary of a Mad (Wanna Be) Black Woman on him. He didn’t give her any reason to believe he would do her wrong. He was just tryna make his money.

She let her own insecurities get in the way of that relationship. She didn’t want anyone to judge her but she was judging herself and Jack. Don’t hate the game, or the playa when you asked to play. #boom

I’m glad they finally put it on blast that she didn’t go to college. We already knew it with all the references made to her being married very young, but now we are sure about it.

Raquel…
Child, she added an unnecessary number to her list of men she’s slept with. Let me rewind it back a bit.

She meets an ex-football player, Tony Crawford, who she’s a huge fan of in her boutique when he comes in looking for a new suit to meet Michelle Obama in. Of course, he ask her out on a date and she quickly finds out that they share different views on politics and social issues, but she overlooks all this because he gets her panties wet. Although he is fine as hell I wasn’t feeling him.

First red flag- he didn’t vote for Barack Obama.
Second red flag- he doesn’t believe in funding for women sports.
Third red flag- his views on the poor people.

Raquel still kept him around AND had sex with him. He had about six red flags before she finally told him he had to go for his view on gay rights. Damn bitch, you already slept with him and he invited you to go to the White House with him to meet Michelle Obama. You might as well have stuck it out a little longer.

Marraige?

Raquel as usual ran a few interferences for Keisha regarding the situation with Taylor and Malcolm. She called Taylor out about Malcolm still loving Keisha when she mentioned marrying him. Taylor is willing to over look it to be with a wealthy man like Malcolm.

Indulgence

The conversation with Taylor took place at the event Raquel threw at the boutique with the help of April’s event planning and promoting skills. The event was to unveil the new name of the shop, Indulgence. Designer, Anthony L. Williams, known for his being on Project Runway agrees to sell his clothing line exclusively in the boutique shop.

Keisha “Always Lands on Her Feet” Green loses her $150 thousand Aston Martin in a poker game with Luke (played by T.I.).

We find out that Malcolm gave her that car when they began dating. I’m glad to know I wasn’t trippin. Last season I could’ve sworn she was driving a white Jaguar before they got together. I was thrown off when I found out she was now driving an Aston Martin in the beggining of season two. The one thing I did know is that she didn’t buy it.

While Malcolm is at Raquel’s event at the boutique he sees Luke pull up in Keisha’s car.

Shaun also ends up at Raquel’s party with her new man. He tries to get back with Keisha and she uses the opportunity to ask him for the last $20,000 she needs to get her car back. He agrees to loan it to her.

Little does Keisha know that Malcolm has already fixed her problem for her.

Did I mention that she was driving a Toyota Prius during the time her Aston Martin was gone. I also forgot to mention that this bitch still has stacks of money hidden around the apartment still. I love how she didn’t mention any of it when she owed the IRS $200 thousand. Lol this chick pulled a stack from under the couch and kept asking about a Tupperware bowl full of money in the freezer that was missing. Biiiitch!

After playing Luke again and winning she invites him to dinner and to give him a ride home but he declines stating that she’s off the market. Keisha is confused then finds out that he lied about his cards and let her win. We all know Malcolm had everything to do with it.

Let me add that I loved her hair straight in this episode and the yellow skirt she had on with the red blouse. That gold dress was killing the entire game too. #LovedIt

*plays Single Ladies theme song and exits building*

-TheJournalist25 xoxo

Single Ladies Season 2 Episode 4 “Ex-Factor”

What a GREAT Episode!

All loose ends were pretty much tied from the last episode and other previous episodes. We also jump forward two months and Lauren London’s character, Shelly, finally made her way back into the mix since the show’s premiere . Shelly is engaged to James Blackwell (Flex Alexander) that is personified as the “Barack Obama” in the political arena and now she works for her father, Jerry, as a communications director for the Atlanta Dunks. Shelly and April re-connect at the Kappa Boule’ Ball… but I’ll get to that.

This episode starts at a male strip club with all the girls, including Omar. Raquel as usual has to be schooled because this is her first time ever going to a strip club. April as usual is thirsty and picks up one of the strippers- I know he was looking good girl but what would possess you to do that? You go to a strip club to look and leave not look, book, and date but whatever. -__-

Omar looks like he was enjoying himself while advising Raquel on how to make it rain. My girl Keisha was right there pushing oiled up men on Raquel too. She got herself a lap dance and began to hallucinate that the dancer is Malcolm.

Next, we find ourselves in V and finally meet Raquel’s father. He’s the chairman of the board for the Kappa Boule Ball, and extends three tickets for her and the ladies to attend. Once again Omar is left out.

We find out Raquel is going to change the name of V too. They’re wiping all traces of Val away.

April Liar’s Game:

April has no idea what the Kappa Boule’ Ball is. As uptight, educated, and successful as her husband was I just knew he would put her up on game a long time ago. Nonetheless, she’s game for going. Who wouldn’t accept a free $2500 ticket with a promise of high society’s single black men?

Before the ball, she lies about going to the gym and gets caught actually going out with the stripper and then the ladies put her on blast while they walk into the ball since she wants to continue to play dumb. Raquel introduces her to a nice gentleman, Reggie, to get her started for the night because they think the stripper is just for fun. Little do they realize she really likes him.

Throughout the night everyone is pretty much being rude to her. She doesn’t realize but its because they recognize her for being one of Mayor Howard’s mistresses until Reggie’s mom calls her out on it as he’s about to ask her out on a date. A spunky older woman, Josephine (Margaret Avery), shuts Reggie’s momma down and then schools April. I personally feel like April deserved the ridicule because they haven’t brought up the reprecussions of her affair all season. Bitch, it didn’t go away.

Josephine was breaking bread with her like an original OG. April comes to terms with the fact that she’s dating a stripper and the next day introduces him to the girls only to find out they dont care foreal.

Clearly, this relationship is not gonna work but we’ll let her quench her thirst for now.

Raquel The Truth:

We meet all her “friends” including Taylor, a bonafide frienemy aka BITCH!

Raquel’s mother is pushing her to get back with Victor, but she is not going for that. She eludes to the fact that her father cheated and again Raquel is sooo shocked, poor thing is the epitome of sheltered.

She discusses it with her father during a dance and he in his own ways admits that its true and he has also learned his lesson unlike Victor’s ass.

Speaking of Victor, he tries to get back into Raquel’s good graces. She was starting to buy it when some girl walks up to him and calls him baby. She goes off on him like a “Baby Version of Keisha”

Raquel also meets a new man, Charles, but ends up ditching him to dance with her dad. Then when Keisha needs her she leaves without saying goodbye to him or even exchanging contact info. Good thing Atlanta is small they’ll run into each other again.

Keisha To Be Real:

My girl is still trying to hold strong but she’s losing at this point. She’s still in love with Malcolm, and they’re both being stubborn. Keisha finally breaks down in private after finding out that Malcolm has a new girlfriend- that bitch with a trust fund and tacky ass weave, Taylor. Yes, you can see it in Malcolm’s eyes that he loves Keisha still, but how you gonna get a new girlfriend in the meantime in between time. Its one thing to fuck bitches and another to give a new female a title after two months of breaking up with the woman you “love”.

As usual my girl Keisha plays it cool in front of Malcolm, but she did weep on the low and break down at the end of the party. A day or so later Malcolm shows up at her door to apologize about not telling her about Taylor. Just when a reconciliation looks like its possible here comes Sean ass!!! NIGGA! Mind you he was not invited over either.

It looks like Keisha rather entertain Sean than be weak for Malcolm. Her strength in front of Malcolm is a front and its starting to work against her. She’s not ready to fold yet. She rather keep playing the game. That was the perfect opportunity to fold too… until Sean came.

Side Note: Raquel’s mother tries to come at Keisha again during the ball when they see each other. I think she secretly use to be her or wants to be her.

We also find out that Taylor is moving into Malcolm’s house when she stops by the boutique to get the $15,000 Keisha donated at the boule.

I have nothing to say to Keisha at this point. This is about to be a tough few episodes to watch.

-TheJournalist25 xoxo

“Single Ladies” Season 2 Episode 2 “I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On”

This episode had a lot going on. Let’s start at the beginning shall we…

The skating rink, Golden Glide in true “ATL” fashion, on oldies night…

April meets a handsome man who can’t skate and apparently forgot he had a cell phone in his pocket when it was time for him to get her number. Thank God Keisha was there to remind him. Keisha finds out at the ATM in the skating rink (was I the only one who found that weird? #shrugs) that the money in her account had been seized and in that realization the ladies rush to the car in hopes her beautiful white Aston Martin hadn’t been seized . It wasn’t and they’re shown driving home screaming like teenage girls having a good time.

Next, they show Keisha sitting on her kitchen counter enjoying some peach cobbler and ice cream. (Where did that peach cobbler come from anyway?) We later find out Keisha is more of a Breakfast cook and hey Raquel didn’t mention anything about making it, nonetheless, Raquel comes out to enjoy some and a serious convo ensues about Malcolm’s whereabouts, the $200 thousand Keisha owes, and Keisha asks Raquel for a favor.

Raquel foolishly assumes that she wants to borrow money, but she just wants her to run the store for a few weeks until her legal woes are over or someone buys it.

I really wanted some of that peach cobbler. Okay, that was my last mention about it, I promise.

Raquel is at V, in the office, when Omar walks in and reads her about getting to run the boutique instead of him, only to be called “a large orange fruit” aka ‘pumpkin.’ Then he tells her that her mother is in the front.

Her mother lets her know that she doesn’t approve of her life basically and that she can’t be settled until she’s married off to a wonderful man with just a few flaws like her ex fiance, Victor. Raquel wasn’t going for it, and then her mother spits out “you would be better to explain if you were in rehab” and in shock Raquel sashays away.

The cute guy, Jason, that April met turns out to be her substitute OBGYN while hers is out and she doesn’t realize it until he’s almost finished with her pelvic exam. He subsequently ends up getting his head squeezed tightly between her thighs. #Awkward

Whew all that happened before the first commercial break, yikes!

April’s cutie/OBGYN, Jason, texts her after the incident and still wants to take her out. While ordering he tells her that her whoo hoo is the most beautiful one he’s ever seen, after all he has seen thousands of vaginas. Then she eats some fruit after his suggestion to make IT taste sweet.

The next date they skip dinner and just go right into the sex. Yesssss! Get it April! He fulfills the prerequisite and all that jazz then asked her to shave it all off down under. April tells the girls it was well worth her time, but feels like he may be obsessed with her whoo hoo the next day. Her thoughts are confirmed when he comes over again and gives her a gift to keep it tight down there. She breaks it off with him.

After, last week’s episode I’m just glad my girl got broken off something proper. Can I get an Aaaaye Men! lol

Raquel is continuing her journey to live for her. She runs into the sexy stable boy Antonio (William Levy) who she shared her virginity with. Antonio is at the stables with the ladies. This is the perfect time for them to rekindle all the passion and lust between them. Too bad they got caught by Raquel’s mother and friends in the stable.

This leads to Raquel giving her mother a piece of her mind and taking control of her life. Antonio and Raquel go back to the stable at a better time to finish what they started. It was a tad bit cheesy for me because in reality it was probably smelling like horses and I dont want to get poked by hay either. I don’t care if a blanket is over it. Seeing as Raquel has been perfect her whole life I can see how this can be adventurous for her. Nothing wrong with going back to your roots I guess.

In the midst of all this, Raquel chooses to buy V from Val. She’s willing to blow her entire savings for it and still needs an investor. Raquel thinks she’s up to the task of being broke and chasing her dreams. Keisha lets her know that struggling is not cute seeing as Raquel has never had to struggle. Keisha gets Eve to invest with Raquel in V, but she thinks its risky and has to be sold on it very hard before agreeing.

“You Might Be Romanticizing Struggle” -Keisha tells naive Raquel

Keisha meets with Sean and finds out she still owes the money even though Malcolm appeared and has to go on a payment plan. Sean is slowly trying to creep his way back into her love life but Keisha is in love and loyal to Malcolm still.

The next day Sean comes to the apartment because Keisha isn’t answering her phone. Turns out she was making chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast to deal with her stress. Sean stays for breakfast and tells Keisha how her payment plan is going to be set up for the next five months. Then offers to make a few payments for her because he knows she can’t afford it, but he can. I love how Keisha remained neutral in that moment, she didn’t tell him ‘no’ nor did she get excited. Right when she begins to confide in him about her feelings for Malcolm to take her mind off the money the door bell rings.

Mental Note: Damn, if I’m gonna be a regular thousandnaire chick I know to keep some very wealthy men around me still. Keisha Taught Me!


It’s Malcolm at the door and Keisha is excited to see him. Malcolm, however isn’t happy to see Sean sitting on the balcony eating breakfast. He informs her that everything is finished and mayor Howard was arrested. Keisha informs him that Sean is just her lawyer. Malcolm agrees to pay her $200 thousand in back taxes and fees.

Sean comes to the boutique to inform her Malcolm paid the money and he is no longer her lawyer. He kisses her in an effort to get her back, but she wasn’t having it.

Malcolm messes up later that night when he lets it be known that he still takes care of Ashley financially. He tries to use the money he spent on her debt against her, but Keisha being the woman she is wasn’t having it and showed him to the door.

Why does Malcolm have to be sooo damn niggerish and a bad boy, yet so damn fine?! I may have to switch to Sean’s team because Malcolm is trippin.

Then there’s my boo Omar! I love him. He has a dog that he is obsessed with. Then the dog chews up a $800 pair of shoes when no one is watching it. And he even saw April’s vagina and wasn’t repulsed by it. Eve hits on him too!

“Are you still gay? You’re even cuter now” -Eve

FYI- ladies please stop hitting on gay men on the low, but do make him a good friend!

-TheJournalist25 xoxo










“Single Ladies” Season 2 Episode 1 “Slave to Love”

(l to r) April (Charity Shea), Raquel (Denise Vasi), Keisha (LisaRaye McCoy)

At last one of my favorite shows is back for it’s second season Vh1’s Single Ladies ! I have been extra thirsty waiting for its return and I am very pleased with it’s season premiere.  The character’s Val (Stacy Dash) and Christina (Kassandra Clementi) did not return this season but, I am glad to see that Keisha (Lisa Raye) is now officially the ring leader of the cast.

I definitely sense another great season, courtesy of show creator Stacey A. Littlejohn, producer Queen Latifah and their team.

The show opened with a sexy and may I add classy tango dance routine that takes place with Raquel and her fiance at their engagement party. In conclusion of their dance Raquel (Denise Vasi), notices her friend Keisha in excitement and greets her and April with introduction to her fiance and of course  the ring. We find out through this interaction that Keisha is from Inglewood (I’m gonna assume California), which can explain a lot about why she is the woman she is in regards to any Californian.

We also find out how Miss “Well-To-Do” Raquel and Keisha know each other in the past because its very apparent Raquel has never been in a music video let alone in that entertainment profession like her friend Keisha.

Personally, I’m glad to see the show didn’t jump too far ahead in time. We learn that only two weeks have past since the season 1 finale and now the the season 2 premiere.

AS the show proceeds we notice that Jerry, Val’s former beau is present at Raquel’s engagement party which seemed to be the perfect opportunity for April and Keisha as friends to ask Jerry to forgive Val for her actions that we saw in the season 1 finale. We see both conversations with Jerry take place during a tango dance and then leads into another conversation as well.  We learn that Val is in Milan later on and has plans on not coming back.

However, the writers of the show do leave a bit of room for Val (Stacey Dash) to come back if she wants *wink wink*

We find out that April is in desperate need of some dick like any normal divorcee. She could’ve been with Reed, but declined an A&R position tied into his record deal position ending both a work and personal relationship. Her former boss Wes turns out to be the bitch he was last season and begins bad mouthing her all over Atlanta professionally which isn’t helping her new gig as a club promoter either. We also find out that she can make a mean sweet potato pie via Big Boi. April’s also ready to be a “kid in a single ladies candy store.” I say ‘Go Girl’!!!

The new girl, Raquel, is the straighlaced, eduated, corporate, well-off young woman finding herself unhappy with aspects of her life that seem mundane life. Her “perfect” life takes a fast turn when she catches her fiance banging another woman, doggystle, in their hotel room during their party.

Raquel calls off her engagement on stage in the beginning of the episode- thank God for my girl Keisha or she wouldve given the ring back.

“Oh no! You earned this bitch, let’s go!”-Keisha after catching the engagement ring Raquel threw at her fiance.

From there she quit her job, meets a new man, Leonardo, in Val’s shop. Her awakens the woman in her with an impromtu photoshoot. Only to decline on being her rebound man a few days later. May I also add Raquel has “officially unofficially” become Keisha’s new roommate.

I was unsure if I would like this new character, but I can definitely relate to her. As an twenty something year old woman who has done what society has said is right, you’re left only to wonder ‘what else does life have to offer?’ because living by the rules is unfullfilling even with all its trappings.

The trappings are nice but they’re a trap -Raquel to Omar (he’s in love with her like she’s the new Beyonce)

Now, Keisha, her past and future collide in a serious way. Being a ride or die chick for her man, Malcolm, has revealed her issues and her owing the government $200,000 in back taxes and jail time if she doesn’t let the feds know where he is. We find out that all this mess with Malcolm leads back to the mayor and Malcolm’s ex-wife, Ashley (who is now fleeing to the Ivory Coast). I enjoy how they tied Mayor Howard back into the story line with this interaction.

With all this going on, Keisha still finds herself getting some dick (you go girl! two weeks can be a very long time). May I add she and Malcolm are very much in love still.

When Keisha got arrested April and Raquel decide to call Sean (her ex who happens to be a lawyer) to rescue her. We meet him and find out the real story between the infamous Sean and Keisha. They dated for six years, he cheated once got the girl pregnant, and Keisha left his ass. Yikes! Oh and he has a son.

The way Keisha has been angry, bitter, and bad mouthing Sean since season one I thought he did something a little more incriminating than this one time affair. Part of me understands where she is coming from and the other part of me wants to give her a side eye.

Raquel also ends up telling Malcolm that Keisha is in trouble and he comes to her rescue. I have to give it to Keisha, to be living in Atlanta she has some great men by her side. I’m definitely interested to see how this plays out. Let the record show I’m rooting for Malcolm.

Side Note: Who knew that Rick Fox could really, really act?! He is very believable as a federal agent in this episode. Vanessa Williams must’ve been teaching him something while they were married. lol

Omar, is still very gay and working at the boutique, but alone now that Val and Christina are gone. He may be unemployed now that Val has decided to stay in Milan. Gotta love Omar!

In the end, the ladies are all ready to take on Atlanta… and I’m defnitely going for the ride with them this season.

Tell me your thoughts on the episode.

-TheJournalist25 xoxo