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Looks I Love: 2018 People’s Choice Awards

The People’s Choice Awards is one of my favorite award shows because it’s catered to the fans. It covers everything from movies, television, music, and fashion. It might be a little different this year due to E!’s takeover, but one thing that remains the same is the celebrities slaying the red carpet.

Camila Mendes

The Riverdale star walked the red carpet in a white, strapless dress. The Etro dress featured some floral detail, but my favorite part about it is the yellow lining and little block of yellow folded over. Tonight, Camila was nominated for Female TV Star of 2018 for her role in Riverdale. |Photo Source: Zimbio|

Sabrina Carpenter

She was definitely one of my faves of the night rocking a pinstripe suit by Tom Ford like a boss. She walked the red carpet and presented with such confidence. The young singer/actress just released her 3rd album, “Singular Act”, which you can stream on Spotify or purchase exclusively at Target! |Photo Source: Zimbio|

Rita Ora

Before taking the stage to perform “Let You Love Me”, the British singer-songwriter wore a periwinkle blue Versace dress with beautiful gold accents and matching boots. She exuded elegance. It’s definitely a far cry from her Post Malone Halloween costume. She took some time off from music to pursue acting, but is getting back on the saddle with a new album coming out this month. |Photo Source: Zimbio|

Victoria Beckham

Tonight, Victoria Beckham was presented with the Fashion Icon award and she truly deserved it. She wore a white power suit from her own collection and although it’s been a while since she’s been in the actual spotlight, she rocked it flawlessly. On another note, I loved the little ode to the Spice Girls! |Photo Source: Zimbio

Shay Mitchell

Shay Mitchell took some time off from her busy schedule and graced the red carpet in a maroon, halter style dress by Australian designer Toni Maticevski. The former Pretty Little Liars star has been busy since the iconic show has ended, starring in Lifetime’s You and soon to be seen on the big screen in The Possession of Hannah Grace. The other day, she even won YouTuber of the Year at the 2018 Revolve Awards! |Photo Source: Zimbio|

Bonus: Harry Shum Jr.

 

I adore Harry Shum Jr. and in my opinion he is one of the most fashionable men in the entertainment world. He wore a black, slim fit slacks and paired it with a double breasted black and grey blazer. His show Shadowhunters took home four awards, including his win for Male TV Star of 2018. Earlier today, him and his wife, Shelby Rabara, both announced that they’re expecting and the Gleek in me is so happy for the two! | Photo Source: Zimbio |Shelby Rabara IG |

Who were your faves of the night? Leave a comment and let me know!

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Adele

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Now Watching: You 1×6 |”Amour Fou” | Recap

Surprise bitches, Peach is not dead, much to Joe’s dismay. Beck’s bestie is on to him despite making her friends think she has a stalker. Joe never seems to finish the job on the first try.

The event has Beck by Peach’s side almost 24/7 and God forbid Joe would let that happen. So when Beck revealed she would be spending a few days with Peach at the Salinger estate in Greenwich, CT, Joe immediately went to his trusty friend the internet to find the place.

His road trip starts a little rocky when karma hits in the image of a deer. Joe swerves, crashes, and then wakes up the next morning daydreaming about his ex-girlfriend Candice. He gets the strength to move his car, but doesn’t get too far as a cop pulls him over. Of course, Joe is quick on his feet and makes up a story that seems to get him in the clear, or so he thinks.

Joe manages to sneak into the Salinger estate, but shortly after he faints from a concussion with a needle in his head. Candice enters his mind again and he’s reminded of a past getaway. He wakes up just as Peach and Beck get back.  He watches Peach watch Beck and has the audacity to call it perverse. After peeing in a jar on display, he creeps out of the house and is not slick at all.

Peach invites an old friend, Raj, to get a little drug party on, just like old times. While the three catch up, Joe looks for the gun Peach has hiding. He’s successful, but immediately hides under the bed as they enter the room to have a so called massage train. Raj passes out, while Peach gets a little handsy. Joe starts to see Candice and starts to compare his ex and his current in an inner monologue.

Drugs are not enough for Beck to forget she has a boyfriend and steps away from Peach’s advances. As she leaves, Raj and Peach hook up and Joe casually responds to Beck’s text from under the bed. Peach’s little game helps Beck make her decision about moving to Paris with the heiress. She turns her down and the whole conversation blows up. Beck storms out the door, while Peach scream, “You just use people.” And just like that, the friendship is over again.

Joe is proud of Beck, but his concussion doesn’t let him enjoy it because he has another flashback about Candice. But instead of a sweet memory, his mind goes back to the day he assumes Candice is cheating. She tries to explain herself, but he’s too jealous to understand. Once he gets back to the present, Peach knocks him out.

When Joe wakes up, Peach is hovering over him with her gun. He claims to be there to pick up Beck, but Peach finally realizes the Joe is her stalker. She also realizes that he’s wearing Benji’s watch. The two argue about who’s better for the aspiring writer and Joe gets in Peach’s head, “She’s never gonna do it. You can’t have her.” Joe runs and Peach shoots. She hits his leg and thinks he’s unconscious. But as Peach hovers yet again, he catches her off guard. The two struggle and a gun shot is heard in the distance.

Joe succeeded in removing another obstacle. He cleans his mess and uses what he knows about Peach to write a suicide letter. Joe drives away as police collect evidence at the Salinger estate. The same cop that stopped Joe earlier in the day happens to be at the crime scene as well. He actually ran the Joe’s license plate and his hunch about Joe is confirmed. I hope they find Joe’s urine on the shelf.

I also hope that Joe realizes that Beck is never going to forgive herself for what happened to Peach.

TLDR Version:

Peach is alive. Peach tries to seduce Beck with trips and kisses. Beck misses Joe. Joe pees in a jar. The bestie and bff argue about who’s better for Beck. Beck leaves Peach. Joe shoots Peach with her own gun and makes it look like a suicide. Joe is Beck’s night in shining armor again.

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Adele

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Looks I Love: 2018 American Music Awards

When I think of the American Music Awards, I think fun and bold and a little less casual than other awards shows. This year there were a lot of dresses/gowns proving my previous statement to be slightly wrong, but you know I love when today’s hottest stars step out on the red carpet. So without further ado, here are a few of my favorite looks:

Leighton Meester

The former Gossip Girl star stepped onto the red carpet in a black and white Sonia Rykiel gown. I swear Blair Waldorf would be proud. She pulled back her hair to show off the halter neckline and paired the velour number with a black clutch. When she’s not presenting awards, you can watch her on ABC’s Single Parents. | Photo Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Amber Heard

Amber Heard has had a busy few weeks promoting the indie film Her Smell as well as the much anticipated DC movie, Aquaman. She looked like royalty in a black tulle Ralph & Russo Couture dress. The gown is straight from the designer’s Autumn Winter 2018 line, but it seems a dash of metallic gold paillettes were added. | Photo Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Carrie Underwood

The country music superstar looked so beautiful walking the carpet, as she made her first appearance after announcing her pregnancy. She was all smiles in a black Steven Khalil gown with gold embellishments. Her smile was even brighter as she accepted the AMA for Favorite Female Country Star. | Photo Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Kelsea Ballerini

Out of all the looks on this list, I think this one fit the AMAs perfectly. To me, the AMAs are fun and flirty and while gowns are beautiful, this little dress was perfect for the young country singer. Before presenting alongside the Chainsmokers, she wore this black and yellow sequined ensemble from the Spring/Summer 2018 Nicolas Jebran line. | Photo Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez was definitely a hottie in a hot pink dress by Georges Chakra. The gown from his Fall/Winter 2018-2019 line features a long cape as well as a black belt to hold it together. And J. Lo held it down looking as fierce as ever. Aside from new music, you can expect to see her in the film Second Act this December. | Photo Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Dua Lipa

The English pop star is making waves and records everywhere! Before taking the stage to perform “One Kiss” and “Electricity”, Dua Lipa was a vision in white on the red carpet with a mermaid style gown by Giambattista Valli. She may not have won an award, but she wins everything else. | Photo Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

Vanessa Hudgens

One of my favorites, Vanessa Hudgens, looked pretty in pink with a Cushnie dress. The rose colored dress came straight from the runway from the Spring 2019 collection. Instead of going with some long locks, the fashionista went with a short bob and made sure to show off the low-cut neckline. Vanessa is also co-starring in Second Chance this December! | Photo Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America via Zimbio |

The Men

Rami Malek will soon be seen as Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody and tonight he looked great in a Givenchy suit.

Thomas Rhett was a looker in a royal blue fitted suit.

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Khalid rocked the carpet in a pinkMoschino ensemble before performing “Eastside” with Halsey and Benni Blanco!

Quavo of Migos came through drippin’ in Dolce & Gabbana as he walked solo on the red carpet.

The Couples

Cardi B & Offset

The married couple walked the red carpet in Dolce & Gabbana. Cardi B showed off so much personality in the floral gown, while Offset stepped back and let his lady steal the show.

G-Eazy & Halsey

I will always love these two together. Both G-Eazy and Halsey (in a Redemption dress) are always so stylish on the red carpet solo, but when they’re together it’s a whole other level. They are goals.

Send me your favorite looks of the night!

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Adele

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Now Watching: You 1×5 |”Living with the Enemy” | Recap

On this week’s episode of You, Joe and Beck have shacked up. Although we all know Joe is a little much when it comes to “protecting” Beck, he seems to have inspired her to start writing. One morning as Beck writes, she hears Paco’s parents arguing and Joe makes a comment about not meddling with people’s lives. :Insert eyeroll here:

Then comes girl’s night with Joe. Joe spends the night analyzing every flaw Beck’s friends have and something tells me he’ll be using it to his advantage. Peach is still trying to get Joe to confess to his crime of stealing, but Joe is just as sassy back.

Out of all of Beck’s friends, Annika seems to take a liking to Joe and vice versa, but it could also be their disdain for Peach Salinger that brings them together. Joe suggests that Annika post a throwback picture of her and Peach. She does it, but let’s just say it’s not a very flattering picture.

Later on, Joe’s dream date with Beck is interrupted when an anonymous user posts a very incriminating video of Annika. This just screams Peach. Joe is determined to stay one step ahead of Peach so he starts to follow her around and even takes up running. After following her around, his main task involves Peach’s laptop.

Joe comes home to Paco reading on the stairs. What’s new? Well this time, he’s reading a book on juvenile prosecuting. Seems that our little Paco is fed up with his stand-in father. Joe tries to convince Paco that he shouldn’t go the violent route and suggests a new book, “The Count of Monte Cristo”. “It’s about revenge and living with the enemy,” he says confidently.

The next night, Peach throws a party so she can introduce Beck to well-known agent, Roger Stevens. This earns her some points, but to be honest it may ruin her other opportunity from her adviser. While Beck mingles, Peach and Joe have a little snark fest. One thing they both agree on, Beck has no idea what’s best for her.

Joe finds an opportunity to steal Peach’s laptop and belongings. Instead of trying to guess the password, he looks through her other things and finds an old picture of Beck. Pervy Joe proceeds to masturbate to said picture in his bookstore basement. As he returns upstairs, he overhears Roger and Peach discussing Beck’s lack of writing expertise. He returns everything but the laptop and the picture.

He’s not sure how to crack the password, so he enlists Annika to get some information. All he gets is Annika venting about the label the whole world, especially Peach gave her. Beck saves him with a call warning him that Peach is searching his apartment for her laptop. After arguing back and forth with Beck in the middle, Joe suggests “Find my computer” and of course, the laptop is at Peach’s.

Peach storms out and Joe snaps at Beck for not coming to his defense. Joe then tells Beck what he overheard and boy was that the wrong move. Of course, this pushes Joe to find out what’s on the laptop. He cracks the password, “beckalicious”, and finds a folder with Beck’s initials. Joe realizes he’s not the only one watching Beck’s every move, when he sees photos and videos of his girlfriend. “Beck, you’ve got a stalker,” he says. The nerve of this guy. I mean, both of you are in love with Beck, so spare me the stalker talk.

Things fall into place for Joe’s revenge against Peach. Turns out Roger Stevens is a douchebag who doesn’t know how to keep it in his pants. After being shot down by Beck, he then confirms what Joe said about Peach. “Joe was right, you live to cut down your friends,” Beck says putting Peach in her place. For the first time, Beck walks away from Peach and it’s quite sad.

When Beck goes to apologize to Joe, their time is yet again interrupted by Peach. Beck (and Joe) comes running when Peach reveals she popped some pills before apologizing. But damn, Peach should be an actress with the show she pulls. Joe catches on, but Beck is still naive. Beck stays over at Peach’s and just like that Joe admits defeat.

Or not. Joe remembers why he took up running and finally catches up to Peach. He knocks her out with a rock and runs away with an inner monologue about murdering her. She never saw him coming.

When Joe comes home satisfied with what he did to Peach, he sees Paco hovering over his mother’s boyfriend. He overdosed (Paco’s doing), but Joe saves him. Too bad he’s ungrateful and starts beating Joe to a pulp. It’s karma. But the real karma is when Beck calls about Peach’s attack. “She’s alive?” he says in disbelief. She’s alive, bitches.

TLDR Version:

Joe and Beck are trying to live their best lives together, but there’s one person in the way. Peach Salinger. Through Joe’s stalking tactics, he finds that he isn’t the only one obsessed with Beck. Peach and Joe battle it out for Beck’s attention and while Peach is one step ahead, Joe takes the win by almost murdering the heiress.

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Adele

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Now Watching: You 1×4 |”The Captain”| Recap

After last week‘s 8 second catastrophe in bed, tonight’s episode starts off in Beck’s head. We’re normally used to hearing Joe’s voiceover, but this time Beck has a lot of say. After some very awkward silence between the two, Beck is saved by a text from “the Captain”. From the sounds of it, Beck has some sort of sugar daddy.

And since Joe has access to Beck’s messages, he’s having a bit of a meltdown. As Beck hides in the bathroom secretly texting “The Captain”, Joe storms off.

The next morning, Beck tries to find comfort in her friends. After some emojis of an eggplant and a hotdog, one question comes up, “Is he worth it?” and she seems to consider it. Later on, we see Beck text back that he is worth it. Honestly, he isn’t, but that’s none of my business.

Beck has more pressing matters with “The Captain”. After borrowing some shoes from Peach’s collection and practically lying to her best friend, Beck arrives at a motel to meet the man in question. Before he arrives, Beck decides it’s time for some self service, but “The Captain” comes just in time. While the two meet, Joe is creepin’ from another room. What’s new?

The POV changes back to Joe and we see how he reacts after his first time with Beck. Joe is stuck on the fact that Beck texted “love ya” back to another man. She didn’t even say that to Benji! Beck clearly doesn’t mean it, especially from her POV earlier in the episode, but it’s enough to convince Joe that he needs to get rid of another obstacle.

And here comes the twist. “The Captain” happens to be Beck’s dad! At least that’s how she greets him. All this time, we’ve been left to believe Beck’s dad overdosed. But here he is, taking his daughter to a Dickens festival. Joe and I have the same question, “Why is he your secret, Beck?”

Beck would rather be anywhere else than at a Dickens festival with her Dad and his other family. There is so much contrast between Beck’s sarcastic thoughts and what actually comes out of her mouth. When her little brat of a stepsister reveals that her Dad can’t provide for her anymore and the fact that a new Beck is on the way, all she does is smile. And jets off to the nearest bar.

While Beck lied to Peach about where she was going for the weekend, Peach happened to tell her own white lie. She went to the bookstore to find Joe and her copy of “Ozma of Oz”, but bookstore employee Ethan revealed that Joe is out of town. This prompts Peach to call her best friend and it’s not looking good for the bookstore manager.

Except we all know Joe can cover things up pretty easily. He reveals that he followed her through her post on social media. But honestly that doesn’t make it less creepy. The things you do for love I guess? But yet again, Joe somewhat becomes Beck’s knight in shining armor, protecting her from the awkwardness of being alone with her Dad’s other family.

Before dinner, Beck tells Joe the truth about her father and how he overdosed, got better and disappeared after relapsing. He was dead to her up until recently. At the family dinner, Beck is finally pushed to the edge when her father’s wife Nancy keeps butting in on her conversation. Instead of the sweet Beck that’s been sucking it up, she finally said what’s on her mind.

Joe finds Beck and the first thing out of his mouth is, “Do you want him dead?” Bro, that’s not an appropriate question, especially from you. Joe keeps saying things that aren’t helping and Beck tells him off. I’ve never been so proud.

Taking both Joe and Peach’s advise, Beck uses her interaction with her father as inspiration. She ends up writing something that moves the arrogant co-TA, Blythe. After, she visits Joe to apologize and have another bed encounter. Too bad Joe was not prepared. He didn’t have time to hide Beck’s journal, the phone, and the panties he stole. While they make out he strategically hides everything. Beck’s too distracted anyways.

The morning after, Beck officially apologize for being, in her words, “a hostile goose”. Beck likes herself better when she’s with Joe and that Lauv song began to play in my head. But as she praises Joe for not trying to be someone else, my inner feelings are screaming to not trust this dude. This is exactly why I don’t trust anyone.

While Joe redeems himself in bed with Beck, Peach still has trust issues. Because of this, Joe sneaks in and returns the book he stole. Apparently he never intended to keep it. Either way, if Peach keeps rejecting JoeBeck, Joe has a new next target and from the look of next week’s preview, Peach is definitely in danger.

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Adele

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Now Watching: You 1×3 | “Maybe” | Recap

Last week on You, Joe went on his first date with Beck and finally got rid of the man in the middle, Benji. Joe doesn’t realize that he’s not good enough for Beck either, especially considering the circumstances.

Things between Joe and Beck are going smoothly as they walk hand in hand getting to know each other. Beck confesses her forever movie is Pretty In Pink and Joe eats it up during his inner monologue – typical. When Beck asks about his ex Candice, he has the perfect answer. Now I really want to know. His inner monologue continues as he watches Beck walk to her apartment and he remembers he has to get rid of the body he left in the bookstore basement.

He’s still keeping appearances on social media to make it seem that Benji is just partying hard and everyone believes it. But other than that, Joe has no idea what he’s doing. He can’t just Google it. He has to be smart about it, but his stomach can’t handle it.

Beck meets with her girlfriends later in the day recapping her new TA position and her Tinder hookup from the night before. Little does she know, Joe is sitting at the bar eavesdropping. “Joe’s still a maybe,” she says out loud, while Peach rolls her eyes and Joe stresses TF out. Both Joe and Peach don’t want to see Beck hooking up with other people. But Joe still watches from across the street as Beck bangs the barista.

The Tinder news is the push Joe needs to finally get the guts to get rid of Benjie. But it’s said when he gets young Paco to get a few items: potassium nitrate, six rolls of duct tape, fire starter, twine, burlap, wood stamps, tarp, and potting soil. Science project?

While Paco gets the stuff, Joe takes the time to go on a shopping spree with Beck. She thinks he has such perfect timing. Joe almost slips up again when he states that her bedroom isn’t big enough to fit a king sized bed. But again, he’s quick on his feet. And quick to go down. They have a moment on a bed in a shop as Beck feels unremarkable which leads to a make out sesh, that is quickly shot down when they are almost caught having oral sex in public. Beck’s not in the mood and Joe stops thinking about it when the electricity goes down at the bookstore.

It’s time for Joe to finally suck it up and get rid of the body. But not before heading to Beck’s to help with her new bed. Beck then reveals why she didn’t enjoy that public display of affection. She likes Joe…actually likes him. And I hate the fact that I think this scene is cute. Joe gets Beck to open up and finally hears her story about her Dad and his red ladle. The red ladle symbolizes happy times with her father, not the perverted story Benji had up his sleeve.

Things start to get heated, but Peach has perfect timing with some bladder issues, showing up unannounced. Joe drives them to the ER, but Peach can’t stand the smell. Makes sense considering there is a dead body. Later on, Peach recovers at the hospital and Beck thinks it’s the right time to ask her what she thinks about Joe. She does not approve, especially due to his financial situation. That’s shallow, but we all know Peach just loves Beck.

As Joe returns home to finish his job, he’s met by the police and Paco’s step dad, Ron. He found the list, but Joe was prepared with a secret garden. Ron explains that he was a parole office and he has a bad feeling about Joe, but only proves that his relationship with his girlfriend’s son is a bit estranged as he yells at Paco.

Joe FINALLY gets some time to rid the world of Benji, but Beck decides to call to continue their little bed party. Unfortunately, he’s a little too distracted especially when two people are walking in the woods at night. The pressure gets to him and he has a little word vomit, practically yelling at Beck for giving him mixed signals. He hangs up in a rush, sets the body on fire and invites the hikers to join his bonfire. Lucky for him, they decline.

Joe’s a little heartbroken when Beck ignores his calls. But she had better things to worry about like her poem piece for her TA workshop, which she didn’t even get a chance to read. Beck was then inspired to open up again. “If i’m sending mixed messages, it’s because I don’t know who I am, so how am I supposed to know what I want?,” Beck confesses. Same, Beck, same. Then she goes on a spiel about not knowing anything about Joe or his friends. He’s so willing to let her in on who Joe is, he invites her to the downstairs basement. And I’m screaming at Beck to not go down there!

The mysterious bookkeeper explains what they keep in the basement and I’m having deja vu considering this is the same exact thing he said to Paco. I’m sure he’s going to keep out the fact that he also keeps dead bodies.  He may even have “Ozma of Oz” down there, which Peach later notices is missing. Beck deletes Tinder and all is well in the Joe/Beck world, until Joe finishes in less than 15 seconds.

How is this show so funny, cute, thrilling, and disturbing at the same time?

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Adele

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Now Watching: You 1×2| “The Last Nice Guy in New York” | Recap

After last week‘s little “meet cute”, Joe is quite excited for his date with his latest obsession, Beck. The mysterious book keeper is found dancing around his apartment before watching Beck through the window yet again. To much of Joe’s dismay, Beck’s mind is still a little preoccupied with the fact that her so-called boyfriend, Benji, dropped off the face of the earth.

Because of this little dilemma, Joe decides to have a heart to heart with the trust fund baby living in the bookstore basement. Joe didn’t succeed in killing Benji the first time and now he has no idea what to do with him. It’s quite funny when Joe offers Benji breakfast, but alas he’s allergic to gluten. Sushi works, but it’s really not that type of situation.

After Benji denies having a girlfriend, he finally has an epiphany, realizing that Joe was the man in the cab. Benji could care less about Beck and practically gives Joe his blessing. That only really proves that Benji doesn’t deserve the girl at all.

Later in the day, the date finally happens. Beck goes into why she started writing and Joe goes into why he loves to read. But it’s interrupted when Peach calls Beck in regards to Benji. Joe takes this as a push to finish the job he started. Some may think that means kill the guy, but really Joe utilizes his social media skills to make it seem that Benji is off somewhere hooking up with other girls and getting high – which is what he usually does anyway.

Beck spends time with her girls agonizing over Benji and her perverted thesis advisor. The topic of sleeping with said professor comes up, and let’s just say that Joe isn’t the only one who has an obsession with Beck. From the way Peach squashed the “sleep with prof” idea,  it seems there’s a little more to it. But maybe not, especially when Peach brings up her anniversary of her parents’ divorce party.

Back in the basement, Joe is still prepping Benji’s social media. Benji can’t seem to believe that Joe is falling for Beck’s “hardworking writer” act. He’s still not winning any points in Joe’s book. Everyone perceives people differently. Benji tries to paint a picture in Joe’s head about Beck’s meeting with her advisor and Beck’s advisor has the same idea. But they are both far from the truth and Professor Pervy (yes, I’m calling him that) takes away the one thing Beck has been working for because of this.

But Joe comes to the rescue again. After Beck calls him to meet up, Joe steps up his flirting game as the two of them people watch. Beck starts talking about her day saying, “I’m starting to think I’m some kind of magnet for like dudes with serious issues.” I rolled my eyes as Joe smiled. And then Beck invites him to Peach’s party.

Remember Paco, Joe’s little prodigy? Well as he reads Joe’s latest recommendation, Frankenstein, I can’t help but think Joe is trying to justify himself as a hero. “He’s bad, but not all bad…”, Paco describes the monster, that is until Joe goes all bat shit crazy when Paco makes his way down to the basement.

Beck decides to spend a little time with Peach and complains about her financial woes. But the great Peach Salinger tries to save the day. Her intentions are nice, but Beck doesn’t want Peach to save her.

Before the party, Joe plays a little mind game with Benji and his artisanal soda. If he guesses which one is his soda, he gets to leave. But like Joe said earlier, Benji is a fraud and knows nothing about his own brand. After failing, Benji tries to get into Joe’s head again about Beck. Beck doesn’t want Joe. She wants to fit in, blah blah blah.

At the party, Joe is very quick to judge. This isn’t his type of party, nor are these people. “Brown people don’t bite,” Peach cracks a joke about Brown University students and both Joe and I raise our eyebrows. As Joe explores the great Salinger house, he finds a book that takes him back to his younger years working at the book store. And this is where we find out why Joe may have turned out the way he did. As a young teenager, it seems he didn’t read as much and it’s very clear to Mr. Mooney, the old owner. Mr. Mooney locks him in the basement box and it must be satisfying for Joe now to be in the position of the captor.

Peach interrupts his thoughts and I adore how inquisitive she is. She knows that Joseph is hiding something and that 2nd Joe/Beck meeting was not a coincidence. She tries to make it clear that Joe isn’t good enough and succeeds a little when Joe sees Beck with Benji 2.0. It’s quite sad, if you ask me. Here Joe is, trying to see past the surface and what Benji sees. But here’s Beck and everyone in her life sending him mixed signals. That is until Beck pays Joe a little visit on the balcony. He’s quite inspiring when Beck reveals that she’s trying so hard to fit in. And then she leans in right before pushing Joe right into the friendzone, “I’m glad we’re friends.”

As they leave the party, someone from Joe’s past happens to be in attendance. She brings up Candice and the way she supposedly left. Joe plays the victim card insinuating that the girl in question broke things off with him to run away with someone new. But with the way Joe has been mentioning Candice, it seems like Beck may be a Candice 2.0.

But Joe’s not all bad. His little balcony pep talk inspired Beck to stand up to the people bringing her down. First on that list, Professor Pervy. A part of me thought that Beck was going to give in to Prof Pervy, but she stood right up to him, revealing that she and 6 other girls are ready to come forward. He tried to threaten Beck back, but she stood her ground. Joe isn’t all bad, right?

I mean, Joe woke up and remembered to go feed Benji. He rushed to Benji’s side only to find him getting a little frantic and making a mess. But after he calms down, Benji makes a little deal, “I’ll know your biggest secret, and you’ll know mine.” Joe takes it. Turns out Benji was involved in a hazing incident that led to a death and it was caught all on camera.

But Joe has too much to lose especially since Beck decided the friendzone may not be right for her new friend – things turned around after she brings him a donut and a kiss. He can’t risk Benji ruining Beck again, ruining her character and typecasting her into something she isn’t. Benji was wrong about Joe not being a killer. And I bet he regretted that thought as he gulped down his coffee order, falling to the ground due to that damn peanut allergy.

TLDR version because I wrote too much:

Joe starts dating Beck, slowly pushing Benji out of the picture.
Beck introduces Joe to her so-called world.
Peach doesn’t like Joe. The feeling is mutual.
Joe convinces Beck to stand up for herself.
Joe’s not all bad. or something like that.
Joe kills Benji with peanut sauce.

So far, I’m intrigued. What are your thoughts?

xoxo,

Adele

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