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The Big Shot with Bethenny

HBO MAX is up with And apprentice style reality competition show featuring Bethenny Frankel, who is apparently famous enough for Mark Burnett, but not famous enough for my iPad auto correct to recognize the spelling of her first name.

Anyway, it’s Bethany like you’ve never seen her before. She drop F-bombs like a sailor, which has the odd effect of making me like her more than I ever did before.

She clearly has an over inflated sense of the size and scope of her personal empire, though. I mean, $100 million in annual sales spread across 25 brands? We’re not exactly talking Procter & Gamble here. But to hear her tell it, she thinks it’s a massive enterprise.

Overall though, I like the show.

by Anonymousreply 61Last Tuesday at 5:44 AM


by Anonymousreply 105/01/2021

I could not be less interested.

by Anonymousreply 205/01/2021

She’s the home screen when you open HBO Max right now. She looks downright scary compared to what she used to look like. I’ve never watched any of her shows.

by Anonymousreply 305/01/2021

Is there a term for this kind of hate watching?

Like calling Judge Judy porn for old people, the first two episodes of this show is porn for Gen X, with Bethenny basically making common sense-esque remarks (probably scripted, but you never know) about the clueless and self-involved behaviors of the cast of Millennials/Gen Z types there to "compete" for a "job" with her. The young lady with the sock business (and way too much filler for someone under 50), who interrupted Bethenny while she was being cut to explain to Bethenny how Bethenny was wrong for cutting her (using the usual reality excuses), was particularly clueless, and looked positively shocked when Bethenny cut her off.

Beyond Bethenny being a skeleton, it's exhausting watching these self-involved, "brand"-obsessed purveyors of no product, all "influence." And yet, I'll keep watching, so long as she keeps cutting these delusionals up.

by Anonymousreply 405/01/2021

This is low-rent for HBO Max.

by Anonymousreply 505/01/2021

This is like a busted version of The Apprentice.

by Anonymousreply 605/02/2021

She comes across like a high-functioning Methhead.

by Anonymousreply 705/02/2021

I can't get to liking her because she looks just like an old nemesis of mine.

by Anonymousreply 805/02/2021


by Anonymousreply 905/02/2021

R8 tell us about that cunt

by Anonymousreply 1005/02/2021

The Lebanese guy past his expiration date wannabe Twink is annoying as fuck with over affectations and caterpillar brows. Definitely a pass-around bottom.

Rosé has major dissociative incest survivor vibes.

The Ann girl has that standard insidious side-eyed glare of every black woman that works a government or public service job in NYC.

Jenna is the only that seems normal.

Wendy is chunky and bland.

Ali is the token insecure fat guy.

The rest are completely forgettable.

by Anonymousreply 1105/02/2021

Bethenny peeking out the window would be psychotic if it weren’t so scripted.

by Anonymousreply 1205/02/2021

What’s with all the horrible lighting on every reality show for the past year or so? They all look like they’re filmed in the middle of a pharmacy with the huge fluorescents they throw up on the ceilings.

by Anonymousreply 1305/02/2021

Mary is an Asian chihuahua

by Anonymousreply 1405/02/2021

Bethenny is witty. The “socks not cocks” comment made me lol

by Anonymousreply 1505/02/2021

Can't believe HBO got swayed that people will still watch her.

by Anonymousreply 1605/02/2021

I agree wholeheartedly

by Anonymousreply 1705/02/2021

This is the kind of shit more appropriate for O or WE.

by Anonymousreply 1805/02/2021

Watching her make mincemeat of these Millennial bloated ego dumbasses is actually delightful.

by Anonymousreply 1905/02/2021

Bethenny made mincemeat of her ex-husband Jason Hoppy and turned him into a post op tranny

by Anonymousreply 2005/02/2021

I actually love the show. That Nicole is awful! The other candidates shading her is so funny.

I don’t think Correy was handling the photoshoot that well (or maybe that was just the editing), but Nicole’s antics really took all of the attention.

I think I like Milokssy the most out of these candidates. But I don’t think Bethenney actually wants any of them.

by Anonymousreply 2105/02/2021

Bethenny is fucking trash. Her talk show was a joke. Watch her interviews with Omaroosa or Kenya Moore to see how bad of an interviewer she is.

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by Anonymousreply 2205/02/2021

Other than the crazy Nicole girl she cut all the drama people. The Lebanese gay guy should have stayed.

by Anonymousreply 2305/02/2021

Bethenny and John Stamos coach a high school basketball team. So far it's ok.

by Anonymousreply 2405/02/2021

This Nicole girl could be a Datalounge Icon. She makes Omarosa seem sane. She is the epitome of an Adderall-idled Millennial Frau. One of the nuttiest, if not the craziest, people I’ve ever seen on reality tv.

by Anonymousreply 2505/02/2021

The first episode was a dud, but the second has a few very funny moments. Like [25] said, Nicole is crazy.

by Anonymousreply 2605/02/2021

R4 sums it up perfectly for me and that’s why I’ll probably keep watching. Mary is cringe worthy but Rosé is by far the worst of all of them...

B IS a fucking skeleton though, and you know she thinks it’s totally hot and a sign of how much success and money she has. Girl has always had issues.

by Anonymousreply 2705/03/2021

That Zodiac Killer-esque business development “flowchart” she pulled out in the first episode perfectly encapsulates the energy of the show. It seems to be made up entirely as they go, with Bethenny acting like she’s never seen the contestants before they arrived. She’s looking for a quote unquote VP and yet didn’t screen the resumes before casting?

They put the contestants in unwinnable situations such as giving them 20 minutes to shoot a social media ad when they literally just arrived, and Bethenny wonders why they don’t know the products yet? She wants to know why they were drinking “on the job” despite their being an open bar with a bartender there when they arrived? She berates one girl for putting her “coffee syrup” in an alcoholic drink, but why was it sitting on the bar in the first place?

I have no clue why any of these people would want to work for this woman.

by Anonymousreply 2805/03/2021

R38 they don’t — which is the weakest part of this type of show — they just want a boost to their “careers” by appearing on the show.

by Anonymousreply 2905/03/2021

The older gal & Token... I mean Correy are coming off the best of everyone.

by Anonymousreply 3005/03/2021

Fashion sock lady explains fashion socks.

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by Anonymousreply 3105/03/2021

R31 loser you got kicked off the show, stop trying in vein to extend your 15 minutes (or not even, more like a minute and a half).

It is pretty obvious to anyone what a “fashion sock” is though, B was full of it for having no idea what that means.

by Anonymousreply 3205/03/2021

Not a great review, but so Frankel.

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by Anonymousreply 3305/04/2021

It's terrible. I expect better from HBO, and this is a Bravo or E! throwaway.

Formulaic reality shows get old, but this is a chaotic mess and Bethenny comes across as mentally deranged. Her whole schtick on the show seems to be "You have to be professional. You're embarrassing youself. I get to be a fool and I get to abuse you because I am the boss. Nothing makes sense around here. It's all about my whims. You may satisfy me one moment and then another moment not anticipate what I want you to do, and when that happens, you're OUT. Get with the program. Do I look hot in this?"

It's really terrible. I'm seeing major narcissist and sociopath qualities here that are way too close to Trump's.

Bad job, HBO. Bad bad bad. Chris Albrecht's legacy of Six Feet Under, The Sopranos etc. is being steamrolled by trash TV with the HBO brand.

by Anonymousreply 3405/05/2021

Bethenny is the female Trump. She is sporadically funny and charismatic, and she is a total narcissistic sociopath who gets off on humiliating people.

by Anonymousreply 3505/05/2021

R35 And in 'humiliating people,' she's making herself look worse than anyone around her. I think she is somewhat entertaining as a personality because she is so over the top and intense, but a little goes a long way and in this project she looks like she runs her company like the Tazmanian devil.

And then of course, they cast unlikable, typical reality TV contestants among her supposed executive candidates. The social media girl is absolutely not cut out to be an executive anywhere, and she is as loud and chaotic as Bethenny is, and she's already made drama and so is sure to stick around. Meanwhile, the drama she made was in reaction to Bethenny being manipulative and emotionally abusive. That's one thing on the Real Housewives. In a workplace, though?

Also, Bethenny talks about "sucking cocks" to her staff and announced to all the candidates that everyone in her life has to see her naked. Harvey Weinstein made women watch him take a shower. I don't see how this is very different except that it's on camera. As an entertainment cast, I guess that's part of the entertainment environment. As her staff in the real world today, that should be a lawsuit in the making.

I'm really baffled about what HBO executives were thinking when they bought this *literal* shit show. The show is shit. I won't be watching the rest of it.

by Anonymousreply 3605/05/2021

I hate that cunt. Cro-magnon headed anorexic mouth-grooved bitch.

by Anonymousreply 3705/05/2021

My hatred for her is beyond words. She’s absolute trash.

by Anonymousreply 3805/05/2021

Still has that bulimic look, no matter how much she promotes drunkorexia. Probably still addicted to laxatives too. I'll give it to her though, she tried EVERYTHING to make money until Suntory-Beam took the bait. Pashmina parties, baked goods, a stint on Martha's reality show, softcore porn....Good for her.

by Anonymousreply 3905/05/2021

R34 blah blah blah you have to be tough DO I LOOK HOT IN THIS? Classic . That’s exactly it.

She thinks because she still manages t look emaciated/bulimic at 50+ , parade her skeletal body in 3k dresses, and show off before sterile “investment properties” - she thinks all that makes her “hot.”

Sick woman.

by Anonymousreply 4005/05/2021

Is Bethenny a downlow lesbian? Did she have an affair with Carole Radziwil?

by Anonymousreply 4105/05/2021

r41 Word on the street is yes which is why the falling out was so fucking over the top on both sides. Lesbo drama.

Barfenny is proof that even the best Korean plastic surgeons can only do so much.

by Anonymousreply 4205/05/2021

"Barfenny is proof that even the best Korean plastic surgeons can only do so much."

Oh please, her plastic surgeons are Jews.

by Anonymousreply 4305/06/2021

It’s all very 2008.

by Anonymousreply 4405/06/2021

I watched the newest 2 episodes, and Bethenny is a lot softer in them.

by Anonymousreply 4505/06/2021

These last two episodes reek of "production intervention"; even that Nicole seemed to be reciting lines fed to her by production ("Bethenny is such a wildcard!" "I want to work on your misconceptions of me!"), and both people aufed were immediately offered "jobs" with her organization (i.e. because both seemed nice and competent, but not compelling reality TV material for three more episodes).

And bringing in not one but two new/returning contestants? #desperatin

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by Anonymousreply 4705/06/2021

I watched it, and I'm not proud of it. I think there is a strange sort of enjoyment in watching situations that make you glad you are not among those people. RHONY gives me the same vibe. It's a parade of awful people behaving appallingly. The few people with good manners get crushed. The drama with Nicole had to have been scripted. No one could be that stupid.

by Anonymousreply 4805/06/2021

I didn’t understand her judgments of Milokssy at the meal when she was grilling her.

by Anonymousreply 4905/06/2021

[quote] Bethenny is the female Trump. She is sporadically funny and charismatic, and she is a total narcissistic sociopath who gets off on humiliating people.

Agreed. And you can bet that if she'd run, she'd likely be the next mayor of NYC.

by Anonymousreply 5005/06/2021

R46 so sock girl now has a job working for B? What does she supposedly do

by Anonymousreply 5105/06/2021

Bethenny is her own biggest fan--she loves to hear herself speak.

by Anonymousreply 5205/06/2021

I can't stand her but she has that 'quotient' thing that makes her very watchable.

by Anonymousreply 5305/06/2021

So far the candidate who won the last challenge has been the next to go. Hope that doesn’t continue with Milokssy, who has been my fave since day 1.

by Anonymousreply 5405/06/2021

I cringe when I see the word, "Bethenny" on my screen.

Can't she pretty please go away and stay away?

by Anonymousreply 5505/06/2021

People love here and love to hate her, she has je ne seis quoi

by Anonymousreply 5605/06/2021

She could use a burger or three.

by Anonymousreply 5705/06/2021

The call to consult her 10yo daughter on who to fire was a shark jump moment.

Sexist show now, no male competitors?

by Anonymousreply 58Last Monday at 7:17 AM

She comes across as beginning stages of dementia old lady here.

by Anonymousreply 59Last Monday at 7:18 AM

"...she has je ne seis quoi"

Oh, cher

by Anonymousreply 60Last Monday at 10:40 AM

Well she brought Brody back, so now there is a male cast member.

by Anonymousreply 61Last Tuesday at 5:44 AM
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