Analysis: Netflix launches a home improvement show with a spicy twist


But I won’t recap our woes, mostly because I know what you really want to know.

I’m honestly surprised we haven’t had a show like this before.

The hubster and I are OBSESSED with real estate shows, mostly because we love checking out final room designs. (I mean, who doesn’t love a good linen wall?) Now there’s a design living room with a twist.

Interior designer Melanie Rose is spicing things up a bit for couples by helping them create “elegant spaces where they can fulfill any fantasy they want.”

No judgment at all here because it’s a cultured people thing, and I’m pretty interested to see what this show triggers.

It began streaming Friday on Netflix.

‘Magic’ Season 1

Rebecca Rittenhouse plays the title role of

I anticipate people listening to this show.

Yet another twist on a genre, this time a romantic comedy about a woman named Maggie who is “a seer grappling with her own future, despite her ability to read other people’s.”

How much time could it have saved us all if we could have seen the future, in terms of our love lives? Only time will tell if audiences will fall in love with this series, which airs on Hulu.

“America the Beautiful”

A burrowing owl peers from its burrow entrance into

If you’re looking for more reasons to love Earth, Disney+ has you covered.

Michael B. Jordan narrates this docuseries, which celebrates the diversity of landscapes and wildlife in the United States, from the “mountainous Northwest, to the scorching South, to the arid West and to the endless Heartland”.

With all the talk – and worry – about the climate crisis, it’s nice to take a moment to reflect on and appreciate the natural resources close to home and hopefully be inspired to take action.

“America the Beautiful” is streaming now.

Two things to listen to

Lindsay Lohan attends the 2019 Ali Forney Center Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on October 25, 2019 in New York City.
It took her revealing she was married for me to find out that Lindsay Lohan has a podcast.
Where have I been that I didn’t know about “The Lohdown with Lindsay Lohan”?

This was quickly rectified and I am now subscribed. Lohan’s conversations on the show reveal more about her and her guests, including artists, influencers, and even legendary rappers Salt-N-Pepa.

I love that for Lohan, who is not only a survivor but also a thriving one.

(L to R) Rider Strong, Danielle Fishel and Will Friedle attend the 2022 iHeartRadio Wango Tango at Dignity Health Sports Park on June 4 in Carson, CA.

Let’s stick with the former child stars who have podcasts.

‘Boy Meets World’ stars Rider Strong, Danielle Fishel and Will Friedle have teamed up for ‘Pod Meets World’.

The trio, who played Shawn Hunter, Topanga Lawrence and Eric Matthews respectively, rewatched episodes of their ’90s sitcom and shared their views, memories and behind-the-scenes moments.

Sign me up!

Something to talk about

(L to R) Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, special guest Drake and Kevin Richardson perform at a Backstreet Boys concert in Toronto for the band's DNA World Tour.

Full disclosure: I’ve known Nick Carter for several years, and as a result, I knew he was a big Drake fan.

In fact, Carter even told me about listening to Drake’s music when I interviewed the former in March.

So it made me super happy to hear that the admiration was mutual, as the rapper recently joined members of the Backstreet Boys on stage during their tour of Drake’s hometown of Toronto.

The love between genres is beautiful to behold, and watching Drake relive his bar mitzvah with the BB hit “I Want It That Way” was a feel-good, nostalgic moment that felt much needed.

something to sip

(L to R) Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne speak onstage during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles.

Happy birthday, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne.

In Hollywood, marriages are often short-lived, so for these crazy kids, celebrating 40 years of marriage is a big deal.

He marked the milestone by posting one of their wedding photos to his verified Instagram account, while Sharon shared a more recent photo.
“2022 is a special year for me. It marks 40 years of marriage to my darling Ozzy,” she wrote in the caption. “We first met when I was 18, for 52 years we have been friends, lovers, husband and wife, grandparents and kindred spirits. Always next to each other. I love you Ozzy.”
Their love is truly a love that has stood the test of time, in sickness and in health. I wish them many more.

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