Jonas Brothers’ documentary ‘Chasing Happiness’ is a must watch

“Please hold while we get our shit together.” This tweet from Joe Jonas on October 22, 2013, lived infamy for many as this signaled what would be the temporary and very unexpected breakup of the Jonas Brothers. It would end up taking six years for the group to get the family band back together and to get back to making music. To promote their upcoming album, the Jo Bros released a tell-all documentary on themselves. Nothing was off limits, and almost everything was brought into the light.

Thank you for holding. Shit = Together.

This review is a slightly Spoiler-Free zone.

“Chasing Happiness” is the exclusive Amazon Prime documentary released by the Jonas Brothers. The documentary follows Nick, Kevin, and Joe Jonas as they prepare to embark on the production and release of their fifth studio album “Happiness Begins.” The documentary gives you a behind the scenes look at the rise and fall of the group.

Going into this documentary, I thought it was going to be just your average run of the mill “oh, let’s reminisce on our success and sugar coat the bad times.” I’m glad to say that I was wrong. This documentary covered every bit of information on their lives and career. It covered everything from their early upbrings to Nick’s first solo album “Nicholas Jonas” and their first album as a group, to what cause their breakups and brought them back together.

There’s plenty of behind the scene footage from every inch of their careers. Apparently, the Jonases professionally recorded everything. I make fun of that fact as well as greatly appreciate it. The fact that they had access to so much behind the scene footage just adds to the depth and emotion that is being presented in the narrative of their career. When they talk about how crazy and wild it was, you can actually see it. You can see and hear how they are taking it in. With other documentaries, you get an idea but the footage is older footage and doesn’t go with the narrative or just photos. It’s nice but it’s just great to see the behind the scene footage.

Then and now

The only complaint I have is a small but rather major one. They seemingly glanced over Demi Lovato. Look, I get that she “ruined the friendship” with Nick but she for years, their careers were intertwined. They talk about “Camp Rock” but not the fact they pretty much help launched Demi Lovato. She also helped make the Jonas Brothers bigger as well. They give Miley Cyrus, who famously dated Nick and wrote “7 Things” about him, a whole segment. I just think that Demetria didn’t get the credit that she deserved. The lack of Demi honestly kind of comes across petty. Especially after they included Miley.

I highly recommend checking out “Chasing Happiness” on Prime Video. It worth the watch whether you are into the Jonas Brothers or not. The tea is piping hot, especially some of that Disney tea, and their story keeps you interested in it through the entire documentary. This is a documentary you want/should see if you were into Disney during the Jonases reign as leading Disney Darlings. Everything about this doc, minus the snub to Demi, is so good. I highly enjoyed this, more than I thought I would.

Rating: 4.7 out of 5

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Sweetwater Tea Episode 8: ‘Heathers’ musical review

Listen up fives, a ten is speaking and I’m in the mood for some chaos. Sorry that these little updates been missing like a quality relationship in our town with pep. Last night was the opening night for Riverdale High’s musicale “Heathers.” Since I was going to be front and center for this chaos, I thought I would don my iconic journalism clutch and review the mess. Betty Cooper is quaking in her tacky puffy sweater. I heard she wears them so Juggiekins has a place to cry and store things in while they are out and about being nosy bitches. Welcome to this special edition of “Sweetwater Tea.”

Me when I heard that Cheryl would actually be in this musical

This year musicale is based on some 80s movie that was more messed than a Cooper-Blossom family reunion. Now while some of the tea behind the scenes was more interesting, like the fact that Daddykins is single and ready to mingle (call me xoxo), I thought I would try spill some tea and share my thoughts.

Frankly, I had extremely low expectations going into this musicale. Especially when none of them have any musical theater experiences nor have any of them really do a musicale before. Sorry but only doing half of the first act from “Carrie” doesn’t count, chums. If that does counts, then so does my pre-school’s production of “Spring Awakening.” Now, little does this cast know, but I was present for all the rehearsals and my name is even on the program. That’s right. I went all “Betty Cooper investigative reporter” on their asses.

Now, I don’t honestly don’t know how they pulled off this because they only practiced for like 3-5 days and all of those rehearsals were just one song and only for like 10-20 minutes. 80% of the rest of those time was spilling the tea and/or fighting with each other. Now, I’m no thespian but I’m pretty sure that this isn’t how you prepare for a musical.

If there’s tea, I’ll always spill…

Here’s some of the tea that I scooped up during these little rehearsals:

  • Seems like Sweet Pea still is crushing on Josiekins and ended up spilling that Sweet Tea on Archoise. It’s so sad when the outdated items at the bottom of the barrel think they are good as the up to date item.
  • Veronica is so good in bed that every guy she screws things they are end game with her.
  • It was World War III because our little Tonikins tried to step up the mythic bitch/her ex Cheryl Bombshell. One would think that having two exes working together wouldn’t be productive but Keviekins and his poor choice in clothing decide to prove that theory work. He failed miserably.
  • Apparently, the color red is Cheryl’s thing. Someone better tell Gretchen Weiner’s parents before they buy her a red item for Hanukkah.
  • Don’t go to a bake sale at “The Farm.” Their baked goods have weed in them and will make you see dead Midge on your walls.
  • Keviekins’ kink for closet cases is still alive and well. Our little Betty Doo got pictures of Cucumber Melon Fangs and K getting “married” in a cult-like ritual. Or was K just so desperate that The Farm felt bad for him they just stuck him with the first guy they could?
  • Toni apparently places for both teams as she had a taste for Peaches N Cream and Sweet Pea. She quickly realized after both get down into their underwear that she only has a taste for cherries.
  • Choni is back together yet they still have yet solved their issues. Sex can’t fix everything, chums.
  • Bughead no longer has just a kink for bunker sex. They also developed a pyro kink too. Our little bughead is growing up and moved past petty crimes for felonious crimes.
  • Why hasn’t anyone looked into all these Arsons? Does the police do anything in town?
  • Evelyn Neverever is worst than Betty Cooper when it comes to being a nosy bitch. Shocker.
  • Archie and Josie think they are in love but have no clue what they are. I’m pretty sure they don’t know what’s going on. But when does Archie know what’s going on?
  • Apparently, the new cool place in the town with pep to have sex in and throw a party is Sisters of Quiet Mercy and Murder. I can’t anymore with these crazy kids and their parents that don’t care about their well being. They make the parents on Rugrat’s look like parenting geniuses.

Now, this is the part you shouldn’t expect often because my cold-heart was shook. For a bunch of inexperienced teens with so much drama that it made Degrassi question whether it really “goes there,” this musical was a blast in a glass. Sure, it looked like a bunch of high children put it on but I had a slightly enjoyable time. It could have been way better if they didn’t let a cult run it. Also, if they actually rehearsed this for more than just a week. And someone died. I really wanted a body.

What a babe

I was rather upset that no one was murdered during this year’s musical. I took a pool and everyone thought that little Eviekins was going to be the one that gets killed. It isn’t “Heathers” nor a Riverdale High musical without a little death. You know my hatred burns brights for someone when little old me is waiting for Muller and Scully to rip Evelyn shreds and ruin the dull and mundane activities she calls a life. That’s right, I’m stanning Bitchy Cooper and Jughead Jones right now.

My only concern is why they didn’t invite the drama club to participate in this production? If they can randomly allow people into the production that didn’t rehearse, then why not let people who actually have a background in theatre do the musicale? Maybe Keviekins didn’t just let his friends with no theatre background into the musical last year, Midge would be here making out with Moose and having very awkward threesomes with Kevin.

Now that the players are revealed and the line in the sand is drawn, I wonder what’s in store for our little town of horrors. Will the spring awaken and cause The Farm to rise and control the town now that Edgar Neverever has revealed his DILF-Y self? Or will Bughead have to team up with their enemy of their enemy in order to save the town from the cult that would make the Illuminati say no longer want to exist? As always, chums, buckle up. You have no idea what will be in store for you. Especially since it seems like we are getting ready our own little West Side Story with Hiram vs Gladys vs Edgar. When you’re in Riverdale, you’re in Riverdale all the way. From the first lie you tell, to the secret you take to your grave.

Here’s also a special album from the musical that Edgar gave us:

If you breathe, it’s because I give you air…

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Sweetwater Tea Episode 7: Bizarrodale

Listen up fives, a ten is speaking and I’m in the mood for some chaos. Sorry to interrupt, sad breakfast club. Are we still in Riverdale? Hiram and A have seemed to have made peace, Hermikins is a drug dealer, and Ronnie has turned into a sassier version of Daddykins. But one thing has stayed the same: Betty Cooper is a still a nosey bitch. Welcome to Sweetwater Tea.

Don’t look so judgemental, V. You’re secrets will soon be out.

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Between 2 closets

Welcome Back, HBIC

While Valentine’s Day is a week away, love was in the water here in the town with pep and someone was feeling like being Cupid Bombshell this week. That’s right ladies and Kevin Keller, Cheryl Majorie Blossom has donned her HBIC pearls once again. No one was ready for the Bombshell that she would be dropping. Even I was shaken by the tea she brought. One person who wasn’t was her lover. Turns out that T pulled out her lady balls out C’s iconic clutch and gave her a piece of her mind. All it took was Cheryl publically outing Moosiekins and throwing her privilege to make Tonikins put the HBIC in her place. And they had their first fight in the Girl’s bathroom too. How 90’s teen drama.

Turns out there was a softer side of Cherylkins. And with this softer side, we got a show Bravo talk show with Cheryl and Kevin. While they talked about love and Kevin’s love for closet cases, it shockingly didn’t end with them kissing nor with C giving K a fashion makeover. Les-be-honest, K needs one. C and T even team up for a little destruction as they drag Mommy Whorest to her knees. A place she’s used to. Turns out when you screw with Cheryl’s future, she gets out the whip. Sounds like the S&M runs in the family. C even gets Toni her own little gang. Nothing says love like getting your girlfriend a gang. Kinky. If I was the serpents, I’d watch out for the Choni and their gang of temperamental bitches. Pretty Poisons are their name and they are out for blood.

Mason Family Values

Are you there, God? Has hell frozen over Riverdale again? My cold heart shed a tear as Moose Mason finally had the balls to admit to his father to that he likes Kevin, who is apparently not a female. It looked like Keviekins was finally going to get loved. They even decided to break into the sex bunker in their own reboot called “Brokeback Riverdale.” It’s just too bad that anything but sex happened in the bunker. I was so waiting to watch that reboot too.

You’re not the only one shocked to see Moosiekins leave his closet, K

Turns out that the Mason family keeps all their secrets in basement instead of their closets. Mr. Mason turned into the biggest cockblocker of all time. Not only did he block his own son, but he also blocked every teen in Riverdale. Minus Archie….Archie was saving it for Keviekins. Again, a girl can dream. Turns out that Mr. Mason had a thing for Daddy Keller. Can you really blame him on that one? But unlike his son, he was sent to Our Sisters of Mercy and Murder. Apparently, Granddaddy Mason wanted Mr. M to “pray the gay away” with the Gargoyle King. Those bitches.

In order to prevent his son from losing his V card, and to prevent Daddy Keller from marrying anyone but him, he went extra as fuck. Mr. M reunited The Midnight Club as a distraction to raid the bunker and forced Koose to play a kinky game of G&G. Apparently, we have been playing it wrong this whole time. Before anyone could get the poison, the HBIC came in with a SWAT time to save the day. Mr. M thought he and his brainwashed RROTC could scare the gay out of Moose. But the only thing he would pray away will be Big Johnny.

Sadly, this is Riverdale after. Did you really think Kevin would get a happy ever after? While Mr. Mason is living out his fantasy of a prison threesome with Hal Cooper and Penelope Blossom, Moosiekins is heading out of town to stay with his aunt. If you are worried about Keviekins, don’t worry. He was spotted sulking in Fox Forest while swiping right on Bumble. Doesn’t he know that Grindr is more his speed for what happens in Fox Forest?

Love, Riverdale Style

Let’s take a pause from the tea, to give you some breaking news. This tea is just too hot not to spill. Apparently, little Josie McCoy likes to shop in the dark and brooding part of Bed, Bath and Beyond. During the summer, Josiekins had the thing for Sweet Pea. Scandalous that the former mayor’s daughter once had a thing for the kid from the wrong side of the tracks. I wonder if J went through the other scents too. I hear that daddy Fangs, aka cucumber melon, is one with a bite. Any girl would be lucky to catch that serpent. Just ask Midge…oh wait. Now, back to our regularly scheduled tea.

Josie in the City

Seems like our little Pussycat has her claw set into the Big Apple. Turns out that Josiekins had an audition with Julliard. Oh J, did you really think you could get into The Julliard School with only having long tail and ears for hats under your belt? Or did you think your experience in one musical could get you into a performing art school like Julliard?

While J didn’t get into Julliard, she did get into a certain red-headed mouth. Sorry Cheryl, but it wasn’t you. After singing a duet, she and Archiekins were seen kissing in a well-aimed spotlight. Let me be the first to welcome Josiekins into the Lips of Riverdale. Everyone has kissed everyone…well, minus Kevin. There’s still time for that for Keviekins. But it seems like everyone falls for Archie and his wonder abs.

Veggie Drug Tales

You’re Welcome

Oh, Ronniekins, did you really think you’re little plan wouldn’t have a consequence? It’s not Daddykins you are dealing with, after all. Turns out Hermikins still owes her dealer some money. And instead of enlisting her team, she punishes Ronnie and her boy-toy with abs to come up with a plan to get it back. It seems like Hiram didn’t teach Hermione how to be a sexy crime lord.

The Drug Dealer turns out to be Juggiekins’ mommy. While she might be a BILF, she’s at least a BILF with a big heart. Gladys took pity on Veggie and gave them more time to get her the money she needs. Was it really out of the kindness of her heart? Or is Gladykins looking to sink her teeth into something bigger than just some petty drug money? Oh Hermione, If I was you, I’d leave all the business ventures to Hiram and Ronnie. Especially since it appears you opened a can of worms that you cannot close.

While things seem to be cooling down for Valentine’s day in our little town, you’re about to get a heatwave. It’s going to get hot and heavy and not in a good way. What do Miss FP and her daughter Jolly Rancher have up their sleeve now that they are back in town? It seems like the Lodge empire is getting ready to come crashing down around the first family of Riverdale. I wonder how Daddykins will get himself out of the mess that his lovely wife has gotten them into. Grab your daddy cane and daddy fur coat Hiram, because you need to keep warm once you are living in the street. Oh, and what happened to Falice? I wonder if it has to do with Edgar Neverever, who might be Edgar Alwaysever if you know what I mean. Until next time, kiddos: if you breathe, it is because I give you air.

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Sweetwater Tea Episode 6: The Red Dahlia

Listen up fives, a ten is speaking and I’m in the mood for some chaos. Sorry to interrupt, sad breakfast club. The hounds are out in the town with pep. Someone decided to take a shot at Daddy. While it didn’t put Daddy into time out, someone will be grounded after this. While I wouldn’t mind a punishment from BDE Hiram Lodge, this kind of grounded will be more than one week. Was it Ronnie and Reggie taking a stand? Or did Archie inner demons take control of his soul? I think you better call an exorcist kiddos, either way. Someone is going to need a priest when it’s all said and done. Welcome to Sweetwater Tea.

Sorry, C. Even your bow and arrows with a side of sassy won’t be able to stop the wrath of Daddy.

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All in the Family

While Daddy was in time out, looks like V put on the fur daddy coat to keep the family business running. Just like her father, who she recently left because she wasn’t into his business practices. Ronnie even got her own team to assist her after she fired the men that failed to protect her muscular father. They want her to align with the Grande family. Ronnie showed them that she has no tears left to cry for that family. So who was brave enough to help a girl out? Reggie Man-handle-me, aka Lonely boy 2.0, and the lodge family faithful butler Smithers. Personally, I would entrust them to save my life unless it was from a dust bunny or a very lonely night. But whatever floats Ronniekins yacht for this girl. Be careful though, V. Once you take a bite of the apple, you won’t be able to put it down. And sometimes, the apple has a bite to it if you pick the wrong one.

The fox in diamonds and pearls

V wasn’t the only Lodge to step in up their game while Daddy was in time out. Hermione was out in full force to show that she is that bitch. Hermikins tried to play dirty with the serpents. Turns out, the daddy in uniform was only there for his good looks and his ability to pawn in the Lodge’s game of Chess. Turns out, FP was going to be framed for daddy on daddy crime. Luckily for FP, Jughead, Sweet Pea, and sexy cucumber melon, aka Fangs, left the comfort of their Bath and Body Works sex bunker to follow Hermikins. Daughter doesn’t trust her Mommy after Daughter learned that Mommy has been running the fizzle rock drug empire with Daddykins. Not even the shade of their lavished stronghold will hide the lies. Especially when there’s more than just the Lodges in the lies.

Turns out that Hermione was looking for revenge on the dead Tall Boy shooting up her rally. According to Mama Lodge, it was all FP fault. It’s just too bad that Juggiekins found out before the Mama Lodge could put her plan into action. Oh, Hermikins, Didn’t Hiram teach you to have a backup plan for your plan? Or were you too busy dishing out your own personal brand of justice?

The Dirty Mistress Club membership is forever

It looks like the Dirty Mistress club has opened up an office in Riverdale. It so happens that the charter members are Hiram and Hermione Lodge. The first couple of Riverdale is seemingly having marital issues. While I don’t know who would want to cheat on the DILF of the year, Hermikins was actually sleeping with a deadman. Sheriff Minetta isn’t dead, in fact, he’s very much alive and well. He’s screwing Hermione in the woods. The same woods where Kevin Keller was going bear hunting. I guess the woods are very busy place in Riverdale, especially went it comes to transgressions of the skin.

What Hermikins said before she pulled the trigger

Hermione wasn’t the only who sleeping with the help. Turns out that Daddykins was sleeping with the local water inspector. That’s right, in exchange for fake reports about our lovely Sweetwater River, Hiram was giving Mrs. Mulwray his jingle jangle. Oh where would be without Jughead Jones and his ability to meddle in other people’s business? Sheriff Minetta wouldn’t be dead due to Hermione Lodge getting screwed over by him, FP and Jughead. Does Mrs. Mulwray have more to tell? Especially since she was linked with the town whore Penelope Blossom and her newest passion.

Les-be-honest, Penelope

Just when you thought that Penelope Blossom’s life was just as open as her legs, there’s something new that always keeps open. And no, Cheryl isn’t going to be a big sister. Penelope has opened up a little side business in Riverdale called The Maple Club. It’s a sex club where the lady of The Maple Club use whips, chains, and maple syrup on the men for pleasure and pain. Not exactly what Rihanna had in mind when she sang “S&M.” Our little Betty also starts to investigate Penelope after Claudius’ death was ruled a suicide. What recent death isn’t a bit suspicious? After all, this is Riverdale.

Nana Rose is always watching

Turns out, Penelope has a taste for murder and pleasure. Betty even got confirmation from the coroner that may or may not enjoy his job too much. Turns out that Mr. Blossom didn’t really kill himself. In fact, either did Claudius. Things got a little fishy with their deaths. And when things get fishy in Riverdale, it has Penelope Blossom’s name all over it. But before Betty can go and spill the beans, a good old fashion Blossom blackmail. Hal Cooper apparently spilled the beans on what Betty did to her fake brother Chic. I don’t know how someone can have that much pillow talk when it only last 5 seconds but it was enough to have B keeping her secrets. What else has Hal Cooper spilled to the world? Does he realize that it’s my job to spill everyone’s tea? But if I was Betty, I would put on her serpent jacket. That may be the only protection she can get to cover up her family secrets.

The pussycat and dem abs

Hey A, You and J aren’t going to happen

It appears that Riverdale’s lone pussycat seems to have taken in a stray. After making a hot drunken seen in his ex-girlfriend’s humble speakeasy, J took in Archiekins to the showers to sober the hottie up. Not only did they both keep their clothes on but Josiekins seems to help A get back into his musical roots. Let’s just hope the boy doesn’t want to be a singer again. But did I see a twinkle in Josie’s eye for the redheaded hottie? Or was that just pity for the little stray? Oh J, you could do so much better than the Archiekins. Sure, he’s a hot piece of meat. But being the rebound is something you are better than. Or are you just desperate for attention?

The handshake

Are you there, god? Has hell frozen over Riverdale? If so, please send help. A and Daddykins have called a truce in their hot yet douchey war. After Archiekins prevented a masked man from killing Hiram Lodge, something that A was looking to do himself. Don’t worry, A. You’re secret is always safe with me…for now. The real question is that is Archie and Hiram teaming up for a little destruction? I do know one thing for sure. When you are dealing with Hiram Percy Cornelius Lodge, you better have your ducks in a row. Because when you least expect it, your ducks will be run down by a limo. Not even a six pack of abs can save you from Hiram’s limo running you down.

Now that Daddykins is back up and kicking, some sort of order will be restored in the town with pep. Or will more chaos occur now that the Lodges hand has been shown? If I was Hiram, I would more concerned with what his mistress will be bringing to the table. We all know that it will be a gun, but will the gun be loaded with bullets or just vivid details of their luscious and scandalous affair? Hope you have more than condoms for protection, Hiram. You’re now playing with fire and if you don’t watch out, you’re about to get burnt.

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