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We've finally reached the final takeover of the season and I find myself panicking. Where will I get my life lessons and business guidance while she's gone? Who will gratifyingly tell off stylists, gay bar owners, and dog groomers? I suppose I must eagerly await Tabatha's return and pray she takes over whichever local business has bothered me lately. But I digress.
This week Tabatha tackled a new business -- a bed and breakfast. Or should we say a bed, since breakfast wasn't really included. And that wasn't even the biggest problem, since the owner, Dianne, was more focused on going out to Hollywood events than her business. It seemed more like she was simply hosting a bunch of unwanted guests than providing any sort of hospitality. All in all it was an episode full of Really?! moments.
I was really disappointed that Tabatha went ahead with the makeover.
Dianne clearly did not deserve the makeover and had not treated her staff well for years. Tabatha would have done them a favor by closing the place down and forcing them to seek a more stable and normal environment. Sadly, Tabatha just left more work for the cleaning lady and full time cook....they simply took advantage of her and now she has more to do.
Bravo should not have rewarded this selfish, egotistical, judgemental and ungrateful person a makeover of her so call "bed and breakfast." I would have liked to see a truly deserving and struggling small business profit from Tabatha's work.
In watching the show, I am always amazed when the owners are shocked to find out that she has had cameras in their business all day or all week. I did see one remote camera in the dinning room of "Cinema Suites" but when they show the antics of the employees, the camera actually moves like their was a cameraman walking thru the rooms. Can someone explain this for me?
Watching this episode I couldn't help but think, "So this is what happens to Patsy Stone after Saffy finally gets rid of her." It was weird. I'm glad Dianne seemed to finally embrace the change, if only for her daughter's sake.
A note to Bravo: I really hope when you release the DVDs for this season (and possibly Season 3) that you will include extra footage of each episode so they run a full hour on the DVD instead of the broadcast 40 minutes. This season especially, every episode felt rushed and there seemed to be moments that were missed. For example: At Sweetgrass in Little Five Points when the massage therapist quits, it would have been nice to see what Brian did to her or what incident put her over the edge to help clarify her tearful breakdown. I won't give examples from every episode, but there are plenty. It would make the DVDs more desirable to purchase.
I, too, am confused about the presence of cameras. How does she have cameras in there all day to show clips? Are they undercover cameras? Does Bravo send cameras to EVERYONE who submits a video requesting help so the proprietor never knows if they will be chosen or not? I don't understand why they are always so surprised to learn of the cameras. I agree that Dianne did not deserve the makeover. When she proclaimed "I am a Hollywood mover and shaker" I almost fell out of my chair at how ridiculous that statement was. Wow, she's so out of touch.
Well, this was an interesting episode. I too felt the owner was not very deserving of Tabatha's time and the Bravo sponsor money behind the makeovers. Sometimes, it seems as though that is the ONLY reason some of these people even put in for help is for the freebies.
That being said, Dianne reminded me of Norma Desmond! Did anyone else notice that she didn't seem to really be there - kind of like, the lights were on but no one was home? Then when Tabatha came back to visit, she looked like she'd had a makeover, teeth bleached or veneered, and a brain transplant. I still feel sorry for her staff though - the cleaning lady alone seemed to be more of a personal maid for her than B&B help!
The rooms looked nice - not what I would have done, given the whole Hollywood theme - I'd have done each room like different movie aspects, maybe old reels on the walls, etc etc. A Clark Gable Room, Marilyn Monroe room, things like that. But, it all looked very nice when done. Tabatha's crew does a great job, and she does a great job of providing a truthful, no-sugar-here version of what is wrong and what they need to change.
I could hardly believe it when they said last one of this season already.... this show passes WAY too quickly! Tabatha - I hope you are up for a long run, because you are greatly needed! Anyone else remember the old Peter Perfect show? You go deeper than that, and deal with the management problems too, not just cosmetic.
Now, if only someone would come and re-do MY bedroom... ; ) Great job Tabatha and crew!
Having watched every show and read the book, I have to conclude that Ms Coffey is always 100% right about everything. She could save any business in the world. She is a truly unique expert consultant. I look forward to the next season of takeovers.
Wow has Tabatha really toned down her attitude! If anyone ever deserved a tongue lashing it was this pompous ass! What a selfish woman! Tabatha stayed calm and very professional. I was a bit surprised she got the make over. Love Tabatha and wish I had her for a pal. I love honest, straight forward and interesting, bright people. She is a treasure!