I had a video post planned for today but I am experiencing some technical difficulties, so I will post it tomorrow.
Every once in a while I can be judgmental, hey it happens so sue me. I just thought I had that Tiny and Toya show pegged. Before last night, you could not have told me that I didn't know how each scene of that show would play out. Filled with righteous indignation I tuned in, ready to scoff at all of the stereotypes I expected to see as I waved my finger and declared that their behavior is what's wrong with some people in the world. However, I saw two women struggling to find themselves and to create identifies for themselves that would not be tied inevitably to the men in their lives. You really did see a different side of Tiny especially when you watched her connect with her parents, specifically her father who has Alzheimers. You also learn that her famous mate, TI, would prefer that she not work at all. This is actually an issue that so many women face, will they live out their wildest aspirations or leave that behind to support their families? Can you successfully manage a career while keeping your private life in tact? While providing your mate and children with a steady foundation upon which to build their dreams, the woman's dreams seem to quickly fade into the background. I actually think a portion of Tiny's heart is trapped between the love she has for the stage and her family.
Toya is a woman who grew up in a household that was anything but stable. Her mother is still roaming the streets to this day as an addict. You see in Toya her strong desire to have a stable home life and a husband by her side. In my opinion the fact that she is still close with her ex husband, Lil Wayne's, mother says a great deal about her character and her commitment to family. His mom seemed to genuinely care for Toya so it was sad to see her own mother mixed up in her own twisted escapades. Her mother is clearlytoo distracted to see the daughter she continues to hurt and the granddaughter whose early years are going by too quickly.
I hope the show continues on this path and that the ladies come to a place of peace where they can recognize their value and find a measure of fulfillment that is clearly missing in their lives.
Side note- Hawthorne with Jada Pinket was good too.
When does the "Food Networks Next Star" show air? I always have to catch it on Sunday at 12am but it must come on before midnight....right?
Did you watch? What did you think of the show?
What else are you watching this summer?