After losing 8 hours of my life watching Lindsay’s reality series on OWN…I couldn’t help but write a little piece about it. What’s that you say? She only had 6 episodes? Yeah, well I fell asleep a few times so it was a total of 8 hours for the entire experience.
First of all I think Lindsay creates energy and she’s gorgeous, so I’m not just some hater spewing brick and mortar for my next ad sense check. But, this will give you some insight into the reality series without having to watch it. You know how it is, it’s always easier to see other people’s problems than it is your own (as my fingers trip on the 3 inch long hangnail I have refused to cut off).
1. Lindsay is lazy.
She is. I thought I was lazy, but I usually get up around 8am for work, every day. I tend to go to my appointments. This girl never wakes up on time, her team is always “waiting for her” to wake up. Yikes. Sure, we didn’t always know what time it was during filming but she sure as hell isn’t up and running with a coffee and a smile either. Isn’t this one of the top ten habits of famous + rich people? They actually get out of bed? If I woke up as Lindsay Lohan I’d be pretty happy and throw on a bikini.
2. Lindsay is her own enemy.
Lindsay is all about trying to get back into the good graces of the entertainment world and prove that she’s OK and worthy to work with. But, she cancelled appointments, was late to set, and treated lower rate publications as just that. She needs to realize everyone who is giving her a shot right now is treated A+. Don’t accept the job if you think it’s silly. If you’re doing it just for the money limit those jobs to once per week so it’s not overwhelming.
3. Lindsay is still a ball of emotions
I really don’t blame her for having emotional trauma; just look at her two parents. But, I think this cycle doesn’t matter until she’s FULLY on top of her internal struggle to come to terms with her parents and the shitty things that happened. She thinks she’s over it, but she’s not. It came up several times and she admits that at this point it’s something she can talk about, but she certainly isn’t over it.
Then there are times she just sits smoking and crying….
4. She has trust issues.
Rightfully so, but she has trouble thinking that someone good, is actually someone good when they walk into her life. A lady named, A.J was helping her meditate and find her calm space. This lady wouldn’t hurt a fly. She brings love, yoga and humus with her where ever she goes. Lindsay seemed peaceful with her. However, AJ accidentally mentions in a conversation that she thought Dina had said Lindsay was having wine the other night…. Lindsay freaked out. Hey, it’s an honest question— and your MOM even said you were. Come on. So, AJ was assed out and no longer a friend I guess. Bye Bye nice person. Lindsay goes from A to DEFENSIVE in 2 seconds flat.
5. Lindsay’s friends aren’t helping, even though she constantly thinks they are good influences.
During the series there was some random dude– looked young–hanging out at her house. Who is this guy? What does he bring to the table? She claims he’s a nice friend but honestly he just looked like a kid she found in Central Park who has that 1 hour of lucid conversation before he starts dancing like a drugged out raver in the corner. Granted, she had a dinner date with some sober friends that seemed halfway normal. That was hopeful. I don’t think she knows what true friends are…..and what they bring to the table. You don’t have “lingerers” in normal life. Well, no one likes them, that’s for sure. Lindsay is lonely.
6. Lindsay has only enablers around her
Matt, her assistant does whatever she wants. I get it. He’s paid for it. But, come on! Some of it is so ridiculous!!! So all Lindsay has on some days is just Matt running around getting whatever she wants (as Lindsay sleeps in) and that’s it. No one is telling her what to do and she absolutely needs structure. Problem is, Lindsay has it all figured out!
7. Lindsay has no direction
I don’t think Lindsay knows what type of career she wants. If it’s to be a serious actress she needs to be working 24/7 at getting back with those executives. She didn’t show up to meetings that were set up for her. So what does she want? I got the distinct feeling that everything “happens” to Lindsay and she’s merely a ship being thrown around in a mean storm. She has more control than she thinks but she has yet to realize that.
8. Lindsay’s in a young party world
Lindsay has already used up all of her chances in the drunk parade. You can only fall down and get a DUI so many times before you’re just not acceptable anymore. Now she can’t even be seen with a drink in her hand without the world reacting. I do feel badly for her because she should have a glass of wine without everyone freaking out. But, she used it all up…
9. Clean up your stuff, clean your life
Lindsay needs a serious feng shui counselor to come in and clean out her life. She’s got way too much crap she’s accumulated. Several episodes have to deal with her endless amount of stuff coming from LA to NY in a new apartment,…and most of it she just didn’t need. Wouldn’t it be nice to start fresh and sell most of it off? Oh, and it cracked me up that they lost the box with her bedding and were asking the movers to UNPACK the truck for the second time (they refused) when they could have just purchased a sheet at Target for 20 bucks. Ugh.
10. Lindsay makes her world chaotic
I know you are famous and feel like if you’re not out at a club no one will remember you in two years… but that’s not true. You can come back rejuvenated. Just take a year off.
Anyway, I really want to see Lindsay rise above and fix it all— it’s not easy watching someone go thru what she is…. I wish I could help her and be around her (but she couldn’t afford me!) haha. j/k. And I don’t have that much patience. Hopefully she’ll come back on OWN with a new revival series.