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The book starts off with graduate student Lizzie heading to London with a friend to study for nine months. Lizzie's never been to London or even out of the country. As a bit of a bibliophile Lizzie is really excited I've touched on this in other reviews, but for a long time I thought the chick lit genre was kind of dead, or at least it was dead for me.
As a bit of a bibliophile Lizzie is really excited to go to a country with such a rich literary history.
She's also excited to get away from her large, controlling family more on them later and to break out of her quiet, shy shell. Her first night out in London she meets Thomas, a not so much struggling actor, but an actor on the verge of his big break, and there's an immediate connection.
The main thing this book had working for me was the relationships between the characters. I thought overall that character development was somewhat lacking, but thankfully the relationships were really strong.
I loved reading about the beginning of Lizzie and Thomas' romance. They were incredibly cute together, but they're also real in their expectations of their relationship and very respectful of each other. We are so much stronger because of it. Yeah, I am so much stronger just being able to get over this.
Coming into this we already had a strong bond. I really believe that Anessa and I went through our original season as out-lesbians, some of the first out-lesbians to eventually one day be put on the show of an entire cast of exes. It was very important to stand up and stand by each other, even when we mess up, even when we make mistakes, and to walk out with our hands around each other and know that we love each other and still be friends.
Would both of you go back in and put yourself in that situation again? For me to leave my life for five weeks now is a lot more to me now then when it was to me when I was 19, 20, 21, doing these shows back-to-back. But there is an itch in me every few years. So I never say never. I just know next time around, really mentally prepare myself for what I was about to get into.
I feel the gap now between me and the kids who are new to it. Johnny played a risky game there because the truth is, Anessa and I were one of the stronger teams there.
The band plans to perform anyway, and at Julie's urging, several of the roommates watch the show. Grateful for their support, Andre dedicates the song "Redspot" to his roommies. Thursday, June 11th, 4: Trouble Throughout the House Becky is in the studio recording her song, "Mr. Becky later dresses up for a party at the Limelight by putting Dixie cups in her bra. Heather is unnerved by Becky's overt sexual behavior, especially as Becky gets more out of control as the party rages on.
A house meeting is called after Heather and Becky wake up Kevin by jumping in his bed after the party. Tension runs high as the roommates gang up on Eric and his visiting sister. Eric feels like nobody gives him a fair shot. Heather suggests he either live with it or go to a hotel. After the meeting, Kevin writes Eric a long letter about their relationship and the current conflicts.
The roomies pass around and discuss the letter. Eric gets angrier about the letter as he waits for Kevin to return home. When Kevin does arrive, Eric verbally attacks him for being so passive-aggressive.
Thursday, June 18th, 5: The argument dies down as the two talk about stereotypes and their inherent differences. Kevin takes Morris, a teenage boy he is mentoring, to dinner and an art exhibit and talks to Morris about having a commitment to help others.
Eric is also doing some community service as a probation requirement: He works in a basketball program for troubled kids. But he's got other things on his mind as he anxiously awaits Missy's arrival at the loft. Kevin and Eric become closer as they discuss Missy and Eric's relationship with her. Eric then cements the deal when he invites Kevin to a Knicks game, where the two meet Isaiah Thomas.
Kevin gets a chance to peek into Eric's private life as he watches him interact with his dad, an NBA referee. Thursday, June 25th, 6: The roommates, however, are a little bit miffed that Kevin is spending increasingly more time away from the loft, so they decide to play a little prank on him.
They toss a bunch of personas in a hat and take on the characters, hoping to fool Kevin into thinking that things have changed while he has been away. Everyone gets into the game, especially Julie, who announces, "I get to be a whore!
His frightened roomies wonder if he's coming back. Thursday, July 2nd, 7: Heather Wants to Grab His Booty! The cast is worried about Kevin because no one knows where he went.
Once he returns, they show him the video they made of the joke they played on him and he eventually forgives them. Later, Kevin confesses he considered quitting the show because he thought his roommates were so weird. Meanwhile, Heather constantly professes her love for Hornets basketball player Larry Johnson and says she plans to grab his ass if she ever meets him.
Julie and Heather actually attend the Knicks-Hornets game, and Heather flirts incessantly with Larry Johnson afterwards. No booty-grabbing though--this show is strictly G-Rated. A package arrives, informing the ladies of the house that they will spend a week in Jamaica. Becky may need a vacation after the ugly argument she has with Kevin about racism in America. Thursday, July 9th, 8: They hit the beach to scope out the men, and they aren't too proud to beg for some lovin'.
The guys are left at the loft in freezing cold New York and are forced to bond with each other. The girls do it all: While relaxing in the spa, the girls picture the guys at home being bored and missing the girls. Back at home, Andre and Kevin head off to a night on the town and talk for the first time.
They find themselves not as different from each other as they originally thought. Norman also is far from bored as he develops a relationship with Charles Perez, who he thinks may be the man of his dreams. Julie and Heather leave Jamaica a little disappointed by the available men. Becky, however, returns to NY with a new boyfriend in tow. But he's not from Jamaica; he's from the control room of the loft. Becky is getting it on with a Real World director. Thursday, July 16th, 9: Julie in a Homeless Shelter?
As the gang prepares for their trip to the pro-choice rally in D. Charles doesn't seem quite as ready to make the same commitment. While the rest of the gang is at the rally, Julie finds a "Reagan-Ville" filled with homeless people. Julie makes a connection with one of the women in the makeshift community and ends up spending the night.
The situation affects Julie deeply and the rest of the loftmates are impressed with Julie's openness to the situation. Thursday, July 23rd, He's So Ugly He's Cute! The cast finds a white, "alien-like" dog on the street and name him Yoda. They want to keep the dog but decide to search for its owner.HOW YOUR RELATIONSHIP WILL BE? Love Personality Test
Becky and Andre say that the dog is just so ugly it's cute. Julie's mom comes for a visit and Julie plans to "tire her out" by doing the whole tourist scene in New York. They later get into a dispute about their relationship and debate on whether or not it is a good one. Andre's mom also comes for a visit and watches him play with his band.
Thursday, July 30th, Julie Thinks Kevin is Psycho! Crying hysterically, Julie explains to Norman and Eric that she and Kevin had a fight about a phone call and that Kevin threw a candleholder at her. She is scared of Kevin, thinks he is a psycho, and never wants to be alone with him again.
Kevin denies brandishing the candleholder and says that the fight wasn't his fault, because Julie was rude to him on the phone and may have cost him a job.
Kevin needs to get some space, so he goes back to Jersey City and walks through his old neighborhood with his girlfriend. The time does him some good and he decides to return to the house to deal with the situation with Julie. They go outside and continue to argue about the fight and differences. After a lot of yelling and harsh words, they finally calm down and apologize to each other.
To let it all go, Kevin and Eric throw a big birthday bash. But the fighting isn't over, as Heather tussles with a guest and the police arrive Thursday, August 6th, WWF is in the House!
Heather gets arrested and is questioned about her fight. Heather lets it be known that nobody can give her attitude, but she sure can give them a piece of her mind.
After a little while, the police let her go and even ask her for an autograph. Heather and Eric fight like brother and sister in the loft. Her stubbornness mixed with Eric's thin skin lead to silly clashes on a regular basis. Thursday, August 13th, Goodbye to the Big Apple! It's the last few days in the house and the gang takes over the production room in the loft.
They find out how it feels to be on the other side of the cameras. Becky expresses how the Real World is a real as it gets. Andre feels he has had some great experiences.
Kevin confesses how cynical he was in the beginning and how much he's learned from the other members of the cast. Norman confesses that he is not afraid anymore to express his sexuality. The whole cast says their last goodbyes to the Big Apple. Season 2 Saturday, June 26th, 1: Eric's success is a major bone of contention for the loftmates and he worries that there will be a lot of tension.
The tension continues as Julie complains that Eric never returns her pages and that many of them have not stayed connected to each other. Becky and Norman, however, hang out on a regular basis. Norm even put together a Geo commercial with Heather, Julie and Andre. They discuss how people recognize them now and how many people assume that they were actors on a show rather than part of a documentary.
Saturday, June 26th, 2: To a New Beginning As the New York cast envisions the future of their successors, Dom, Tami and Jon make their way across the country in a motor home. Heather predicts that someone will leave early. Dominic, one of the new blood, expects no problems at all. Dominic and Tami arrive in Owensboro to pick up Jon and are immediately taken aback by his very "country" lifestyle.
Dominic is most amazed by Jon's popularity at a local club, where he sings "Boot Scootin' Boogie. Jon talks about how his parents reacted to Tami and Dom and offend both of them. Jon backs off, trying to maintain some civility during the road trip. Thursday, July 1st, 3: They discuss religion and Jon feels ganged up on, as if Tami and Dom are trying to make sound like a bigot. They continue to harass Jon, complaining about his driving.
When they stop in Vegas, Jon feels like a fish out of water. As they near LA, a heated conversation ends when Jon calls Tami trash. Tami is offended by the comment and complains that she feels degraded. They finally arrive at the house and run around like little kids until the other roomies arrive.
After meeting everyone and settling into the house, Dom, Tami and Jon decide to have a fresh start now that they are in LA. Thursday, July 8th, 4: David, David, David Beth causes a huge rift in the tentative friendship among the roommates when she brings all of them, including Dominic--who initially does not want to go--to a party that she wasn't even invited to. The roommates are asked to leave and everyone blames Beth. Dominic criticizes her for humiliating them.
This spat occurs after Dominic confronts Beth about bringing her cat into the house without permission. The friction between them lessens as they begin to truly talk with each other. Meanwhile, the relationship between David and Jon becomes strained as they begin to realize how different they are. An argument about the mess left on the porch leads to David physically attacking Jon, which Aaron breaks up. Thursday, July 15th, 5: Different Strokes for Different Tami and David's relationship is explored.
Beth predicts that they will end up sleeping together. David offends Tami when an outing planned for her, David and Jon to spend some time together includes two of David's friends--right before they are supposed to go on a date. Tami cancels their date and they resolve to be just friends. Tami goes on Studs to expand her social life. David gets left behind on a group bowling night and goes with Tami and her date to the alley in a screaming rage.
David and Dominic get into a verbal confrontation and Irene storms off in anger. A house meeting turns hostile when David gets defensive over his roommates' personal criticisms about his attitude. Thursday, July 22nd, 6: When the other team wins, Tami and Kenya decide to part ways.
Though opposites, Aaron and Dominic admit to an exclusive friendship that alienates the other roommates. They show little respect for Jon or Beth. Beth's "drama queen" personality is illustrated when she goes on and on about her petty problems.
Some of the roomies think Jon is lazy and unmotivated, while he insists that it will just take time for him to adjust to L. Irene feels like Jon is getting picked on, and her friendship with Jon deepens as she brings him home with her for the weekend. Jon impresses her when he does an impromptu performance at the Western Connection. Thursday, July 29th, 7: The New Roommate Tension in the house erupts when David tries to pull the covers off Tami as a practical joke that goes sour.
Tami retaliates, and she and David fight. Beth steps in and incites the argument, ultimately accusing David of rape. Tami threatens to press legal charges, while David tries to plead his case to the male roommates. Beth denies being the instigator, claiming she was the only one that came to Tami's defense.
Tami leaves the house with a suitcase, uncomfortable sleeping there that night. Irene feels unsafe and thinks that the house needs to have a meeting without David to discuss the situation. Aaron doesn't think that David should have to leave, but Irene says she will leave if he doesn't. Is This Group Bonding? The housemates invite David to the meeting and ask that he leave the house.
David argues that Beth was responsible for escalating the argument, and reminds everyone of the time Beth showed Tami Dom's underwear when he was drunk.
He says he will leave if they want him to, but he thinks Beth should leave too. David's attempts to apologize get him nowhere and he ultimately agrees to leave. Aaron wonders how this will affect David's career. In retrospect, the roommates conclude that it was the right decision and David admits to having learned his lesson. Thursday, August 12th, 9: A new roommate, Glen, is selected out of the three candidates that were sent to the house.
Aaron's attempts to organize the selection process are vetoed by the other roommates. Glen moves in and Jon gives him the inside information on his new roommates. Glen has his first fight when he argues with Dom following an Inspiral Carpets concert. Thursday, August 19th, Wedding Bells Ring The group chooses to go on a camping trip to Joshua Tree, which proves to be too rigorous, especially when their guides get lost.
The trip turns out to be a bonding experience when the roommates band together to confront their leaders about their lack of direction. The rest of the trip turns out to be even more challenging when rain, unappetizing food, and rough conditions make the roommates long for the comfort of their Venice home. Beth is the victim of a simulated rescue and trusts Aaron to guide her to safety.
When forced to rock climb, Tami divulges her pregnancy, to the surprise of her roommates. Tami, unsuccessful at the climb, lashes out at Aaron about his big ego upon her return to solid ground. Thursday, August 26th, She then tells the roommates that she has decided to terminate the pregnancy. Tami's announcement sparks various discussions between the roommates as they are forced to confront their own varied beliefs about abortion.
Tami explains that she isn't ready to have children and despite her decision, Jon remains supportive. Tami's mother, while at first disappointed in her, goes with her to the clinic. Aaron's girlfriend, Erin, visits him at the loft and causes a bit of friction between Dom and Aaron as they both position themselves for her affections.
Thursday, September 2nd, As Irene's wedding draws near, the roommates are faced with the change that her departure will bring. Irene deals with her last moments with her roommates as we learn more about her relationship with her fiance.
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Beth sees an opportunity to play a practical joke, so she gets Jon and Glen to wallpaper the house with Aaron's calendar photos. An angered Aaron feels the heat and jokingly accuses them of rape. Irene's wedding day is a happy and yet sad time.
As the roommates celebrate her happiness, they reflect on their own wedding wishes. Beth and Tami conclude that Jon has fallen in love with Irene and will miss her the most, as their bond was the strongest. Thursday, September 9th, Troubling Careers Beth A. Everyone reacts to the new Beth differently as they learn more and more about her life. Tami's initial discomfort with Beth A. Glen's band, Perch, is transplanted from Philadelphia and moves into the house, to the dismay of the other roommates.
Jon plays dumb until forced to come clean to an angered Dom. Thursday, September 16th, Home Away from Home Dom is faced with his parent's mortality when he returns home to Ireland to visit his ailing father. Dom's visit has a rehabilitating affect on his father.
Dom goes drinking with his sister, Barbara, and his cousin, Peter; they lose track of time and make up an unbelievable story to explain for their tardiness. The roommates note Jon's personality changes. They watch as a scared Jon competes in a country music competition at the Borderline Bar; he wins the first round.
Thursday, September 23rd, Tami's music group, Reality, loses their producer. Tami grapples with the depression that comes with her job at the HIV clinic. Tami arranges an HIV seminar for her roommates. Tami and Beth S.
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Despite her roommates' attempts to dissuade her, Tami has her jaw wired shut in order to lose weight. Tami, cracking under the pressure, decides to quit her job at the HIV clinic.
Thursday, September 30th, Let the Dating Games Begin! A movie producer expresses interest in Jon playing the lead in his movie. Following his meeting with the producers, Jon flies home to Owensboro for a visit. Jon is relieved to return to a place where he belongs as he is welcomed home by his family and a huge crowd at the airport.
Jon tries to experience as much of his home as possible, while recognizing his place in California. Jon speaks at an assembly at Burns Middle School; once his routine at home, he sings at his mentor's establishment, Goldies. Jon sadly returns to LA and decides not to go with the movie role, but the producer has given away the role already. Meanwhile, Aaron introduces Dom to his lifestyle--school and surfing. Thursday, October 7th, Dom and His Drinking The roommates' concerns about the house always being overrun by Glen's friends are addressed when Glen is confronted in a house meeting.
Perch's seemingly permanent residence in the house strikes a nerve with all of the roommates as the band overruns the house.
Glen is held responsible and angrily defends himself by claiming none of the roomies are trying to really get to know one another.
The roommates discover unknown common ground, and Tami gains newfound respect for Beth A. The roomies support Jon at the finals for the country western singer contest; Jon is triumphant. Thursday, October 14th, Beth Puts the Smackdown in Paint The roommates explore their respective romantic relationships.
Tami introduces her relationship with Tootie, but they break up. Aaron meets Heather and despite her many fine qualities, realizes that the timing is bad. Glen and Beth A. Dominic dates three different women at once and tries to keep them separated when he invites all three to a party at the loft.
Thursday, October 21st, The Musical Showcase After the initial excitement over the trip to Cozumel, Mexico, tensions between the roommates escalate. Dom and Aaron isolate themselves from the others as Beth A. Everyone thinks Dom's drinking habits are a problem when he is discovered passed out in the sand.
The obvious inexperience of Beth S. The group gets even more cliquey. Thursday, October 28th, Goodbye Roomies Beth S. Jon observes Beth S. On arrival, Beth S. Jon discovers more about the relationship between Beth S. Glen and Beth S. Aaron confronts Beth S. Thursday, November 4th, Episode 21 The musically-oriented roommates stage an industry showcase at The Night Wind.
Perch rehearses and performs despite the incomplete status of their songs. Dom arranges for the band he manages, Stik Kitty, to perform. The backup band that Jon sang with at the Western Connection plays with him at the showcase. Tami's attempt to railroad her band's placement in the showcase only draws bitterness from her roommates, illustrated through Glen's criticisms of the group's performance. The roommates all watch each other perform, as the showcase turns out to be a bonding experience for all.
Thursday, November 11th, Episode 22 As the roommates anticipate the end of the show, everyone discusses the impact that the public's reaction will have on their lives. The roommates analyze the changes they've made and the changes they see in the others, especially Jon. Aaron endures a hectic finals week at school, but looks forward to a culmination of years of studying as he prepares to graduate.
The roommates all attend his graduation ceremony. Dom and Aaron value the friendship they now share. The roomies predict where they'll be in five years. An attempted final group confessional ends as quickly as it started when the typical bickering breaks out. Tami says goodbye to her roommates in a tearful display of affection. Season 3 Thursday, June 23rd, 1: Planes, Trains and Paddywagons Cory and Pedro are the first roommates we meet as they both get on the train to San Francisco.
Pedro tells Cory he's HIV-positive and worries about how the others will react. Puck gets arrested on a bench warrant. Rachel and Judd meet and take a shuttle to the loft. Pam and Mohammed arrive later. The group's professions are examined. They all introduce themselves, but realize that there is someone missing. Puck gets out of jail and arrives late. Room selection then begins, as everyone argues over the single, but Pam eventually wins.
They all get together for a group dinner. Rachel explains her distress over how living with Pedro will affect the roommates. Thursday, June 30th, 2: Puck cancels a long-awaited dual date for Valentine's Day and when Rachel offers to be a substitute, he rejects her. Rachel and Pedro discuss the living situation and her questions about his disease. Valentine's Day brings everyone--with the exception of Mohammed--together in a "lonely hearts club" outing to the Stinking Rose Restaurant.
Thursday, July 7th, 3: Each of the roommates' career pursuits is examined as Cory tries to find her niche in life. Rachel's political views are expressed after a trip to a Jack Kemp rally, which leads to an argument with Mohammed, leaving Rachel hurt. Pedro has his first date with Sean.
Cory unintentionally offends Mo's girlfriend Stephanie by asking if she's half white. The group finds a new way to communicate when Mo organizes a poetry night at the house. Thursday, July 14th, 4: From a Six to a Nine and Back Again Puck invites his fellow roommates to a screening of his soapbox derby video and is hurt when no one attends except Rachel.
Judd shows his romantic side and goes on a date with Jeannie but no sparks fly. The whole group gets embroiled in a dinner argument with Puck which seems to focus on "," but really is about his overall attitude and actions. Puck explains his history and his home. Puck skips Pedro's birthday breakfast in retaliation for the soapbox snub, then he confronts Cory about the same thing, resulting in renewed appreciation. The arrival of Puck's pit bull, Joker, provides a way for all to see a new side of Puck.
Thursday, July 21st, 5: You Gotta Have Art Judd tries to find work cartooning but is frustrated at every turn, until he gets invited to pitch his idea in Hollywood. Mo works with his band and he and Puck get into an argument about rap music. As soon as Judd starts to get closer to his confidante, Pam, her boyfriend, Chris, arrives in town.
At the Bammie Awards--the "Grammys" for the Bay Area--the roommates ogle rockers while Mo mingles to promote his band. All go to see Mo's band perform at the Gavin Convention. Judd makes a second trip to the San Francisco Examiner and comes away with the job of weekly cartoonist.
Thursday, July 28th, 6: Pedro overhears Puck and Rachel telling gay jokes on the phone; he gets upset, but lets it go.
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Pedro grapples with the fear that his relationship with Sean is going to fast, he tells Pam that he's falling in love. Rachel tries to go out on a date with Harlow, but Puck winds up chaperoning and interfering, leading to Rachel's decision to distance herself from Puck.
Rachel's friends, Patty, Francis and Heather come to visit. Judd gets romantic with Francis, but is saddened when she returns to Arizona. Puck's constant flirtation with Heather leads to an argument between Rachel and Heather. Rachel denies any attraction to Puck. Puck assures Rachel that nothing happened with Heather.