Hello Trashtalkers! It was premiere week of TLC’s new show, Psychic Matchmaker. We were treated to a double dose of Deborah Graham. And holy shit this woman loves dangly earrings and patterned tunics! She is like the lovechild of Long Island Medium and Millionaire Matchmaker after a romp on spring break in Florida. During the show she harasses strangers about very personal issues for dough and seems to have no boundaries just like Teresa Caputo and Patty Stanger. As a “psychic matchmaker”, Deborah loves to hold hands and judge your soul before setting you up with a total loser she met on the street. Deborah talks about her “date-a-base” of potential matches for clients, but I think she just likes that term and has no such thing. But she does have two kids and an asshole husband. He’s the worst. Opa!
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We see her meet with her client Julie for an initial reading. She looks into Julie’s eyes and can tell she is a real estate broker with animals. Then she tells Julie how lonely her soul has been because part of her died when she came to America. The imbalance in her energy leads Julie to connect with older men because she is looking for a father figure. Deborah recommends a younger guy that makes Julie feel like a “little girl again”. LOL that seems really creepy. But I do think Julie is a sad lonely woman. However I don’t think appearing on this show or crying to a psychic matchmaker is going to solve those problems. Julie is what we call an “easy mark”.
Next we meet Deborah’s family! They are planning a BBQ and Deborah’s awful husband George doesn’t want her to harass his single friends at the party. Obviously Deborah is going to harass all of his friends at the BBQ and hold all of their hands and tell them what is going on in their soul.
Deborah and George had an arranged marriage by their parents so she feels it’s her duty to match other people. She claims George is totally supportive but he seems to really hate her psychic matchmaking ways. As soon as the BBQ starts, Deborah runs around the party to feel men’s hands. She uncovers a man doing God’s work and a random guy named John that might be acceptable for Julie because he has a nice accent.
Now that Deborah understands Julie’s psychic energy, she roams the streets of South Florida dressed as a gypsy to harass men. No joke. At one point she just wanders into a gym and starts asking men personal questions. This basically looks like a cougar with some sort of drug problem maybe trying to prostitute for the first time? She starts conversations with, “Hi, how are you today big boy?” to men in their 20’s trying to get their lift on. It makes me very uncomfortable.
But then in some grocery store Deborah finds Benjamin, a bachelor with a red aura and nice smile! She says that she immediately felt a connection, for Julie, ya know. Just like Julie, this guy has been acting like a grown up for a long time. Deborah tells him that he seems like he’s from a broken home. He says that he just got off the phone with his mom, who was having a mental breakdown, and they both laugh.
Deborah tells Dimples McCrimples that she has a girl for him. Deborah debates between John and Benjamin for her client Julie. I guess she chose Benjamin and he plans a date. Ben and Julie meet near a bridge and ride around on an Italian boat. It gets a little awkward after Benjamin says that the worlds his playground, which makes no sense to Julie or me. Julie has the smarts to just drink the rest of champagne and try to enjoy the ride. Somehow they end up bonding and have a great time. Benjamin even asks Julie on another date before the end of the boat ride and it’s actually a pretty sweet moment. Also, this went better than all the dates ever on Millionaire Matchmaker.
Deborah meets with Julie the next day to hear about the date. Deborah encourages Julie to get over the age hurdle and go out with Ben again and Julie agrees! On to the next episode and the next client!
On the second episode we get to see Deborah wear a lot more patterns and meet with a very sad client. This time Deborah meets with a widow, Michelle. Her husband passed away 16 years ago but she hasn’t been able to let go of his memory or soul. They were together only a year, but he was her “twin flame soulmate” according to Deborah. Michelle is trying to release Steve but he kinda seems like an asshole to me. He keeps haunting her by turning on and off the radio and not letting her go.
After they hold hands and Deborah tells her that it is ok to let go, a light breaks!! The camera man just says I didn’t do that, like he doesn’t want to pay for the cheap ass light replacement, so they all chalk it up to a ghost. Everyone is way chillax about the ghost breaking things in the room and move on to Deborah shitting all over Michelle. She tells Michelle that she will never find a “twin flame soul mate” again, and Steve was the love of her life, but let’s go dancing! WTF?! That seems like the worst thing to say to a widow ever.
Deborah starts driving around the city and hails down a guy with good energy. She says that she couldn’t help but notice his vibe, her antennas are radiating! After signing a release, they hold hands and she says that he’s really attached to his father’s energy and understands loss. But he attracts the laughing hyenas for girlfriends. Then Deborah sells Michelle and sets the two up.
Deborah then meets with her business advisor and friend, Janet, to talk about Michelle and her fear of flying. Michelle and Deborah then go dancing, because she hasn’t danced since Steve has died. I don’t know if that is physically possible. You can’t go 16 years without dancing. Unless she killed her husband and guilty feet have got no rhythm, I don’t buy it. It makes no sense but the show needs something other than a BBQ this weekend to kill time before Michelle and that random guy go on a date. Deborah also tells another dancer in the class that the love of her life is in her life, just not available right now, so wait like 6 months and the other girl will be out of the picture. WTF.
Now the dance instructor has a gold aura and all of a sudden sparks are flying between Ramphis and Michelle. Um, nice name dude. So I guess each episode Deborah will debate between two potential dates for her client before the date to increase the drama level from -5 back to 0? She relies on her spirits to guide her to the right matches. I’d rather watch her shop at Marshalls.
Finally we see Michelle on the date, and Deborah picked Justin because of the strong psychic connection. I think he seemed less likely to appear on Swamp Murders on Investigation Discovery than Ramphis. And his name wasn’t Ramphis. The date was a success. The next day Michelle and Deborah meet up to go flying. Deborah is terrified. When they get into the plane Deborah tells the pilot there is bad energy in the plane and gets out. LOL. If I was a “psychic”, I would totally tell everyone that the plane was going to crash. They don’t take off in the plane today, but oh well, they can try again later. So does that mean Deborah has never flown before? How did she get here from Greece? Does she foresee all the planes crashing? I’m excited to see this crazy lady again next week! Welcome to TLC Deborah Graham!
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