Monday, January 30, 2012
Mob Wives: Recap “The Sit Down” on Ep 205
Renee, Drita and Big Ang have lots to say!
I love the Mob Wives, on or off the show, they are very entertaining. Last night was the premiere episode of “The Sit Down.” I was already a bit overwhelmed trying to recap and hour’s worth of sit downs between all the ladies, except Big Ang, who was off tanning and gambling in Puerto Rico. My hand was cramped, but I didn’t want to let readers down, so I started taking notes. I had built up a lot of anticipation. Did the show live up to my expectations? No, sorry to say it did not. Maybe they should have taken more time to think it through. I was expecting a lot more commentary on the scenes than there actually was on the show. The clips were a nice touch, but we just saw what happened.
They started out on a good note, a little segment they call “WTF Moments?” and show a clip of Ramona talking about Drita. We heard Ramona just a few minutes earlier and there is no way we are going to forget that she called Drita a crumb snatching, flip-flopping floozie. But Drita responded to the clip by calling Ramona a “clown.” Drita says if marrying into the mob makes her a “nobody” then maybe Ramona’s mother is a nobody too? That comment made Renee nervous. Then Drita adds that Ramona married outside the lifestyle, so what does that make her? So we are off to a good start, but that is where the thrill ends for me. From here we go downhill all the way. I wanted more of WTF and instead got WTHC (Who The Hell Cares) Moments.
A question for a viewer asking if Drita and Karen might work things out if Ramona wasn’t in the picture. Drita responds that maybe things wouldn’t haven’t gotten out of hand if Ramona wasn’t there. To that I say, oh yeah? Because Ramona wasn’t on the rooftop and things got very out of hand there, right? The common denominator? Drita. Why Drita? Well I took a closer look at the rumble and from what I saw, Renee did hold Karen back and was actually on top of her when Drita jumped on top of the two of them to “beat up” Karen. Renee seemed to be the only one injured. She was bleeding and her leg was badly bruised. I hear Drita packs a mean “kick.” To answer this viewer I would say, if Drita and Karen appear to make up on the show, it won’t be real or for long.
Carrie, the host, brings up the “crumb” issue with Renee and we see the clip. I really didn’t mind watching this clip again, it made me relive some of my own PMS moments. However, I would have liked a more probing question here. Renee’s meltdown over crumbs wasn’t really over cake crumbs, was it? Maybe it was more about Junior texting with another woman? No one asked about the texting or if she confronted Junior about it.
Big Ang comes out on stage, even though she wasn’t in the episode. Everyone loves Big Ang. There is no disputing that point. Fans who missed her on the episode got a few laughs in The Sit Down. Big Ang was apparently on vacation in Puerto Rico, getting a tan and winning at gambling. But she makes an appearance and answers a couple of wise guy questions.
Then they play a ridiculous game where Renee and Drita have to answer 3 questions about Big Ang to see who knows her best. I think this was lame, and I wasn’t amused. Some of you may disagree with me, but I was looking for more in this show than I was getting.
They get into the topic of Renee being stuck in the middle of Team Karen and Team Drita, dodging bullets from both sides. They ask how she can be “loyal” if she is in the middle? Renee answers, “Because I am being loyal to myself and that makes me loyal to everyone.” You have to love the way Renee thinks on her feet! Brilliant!
Best question of the show: Will Renee confront Ramona over her comments regarding Junior? Renee says it’s possible, we will have to stay tuned in and watch. I say, no way they brought that issue up unless it’s to set up some more drama for season two. And if Renee confronts Ramona, I think it’s safe to say we are going to war.
The show ends with a swear word count. Who swore the most on the episode? Everyone thinks it’s Renee…but no, it’s not Renee, it’s Drita! She wins hands down in the battle of the swear words. And there “The Sit Down” ends.
I wish they had asked more probing questions about the episode like: What was Renee thinking inviting Drita to the spa party!?! Isn’t Renee going to get caught up in the drama by being in the middle? Will Drita ever tell Aleeya about the divorce? Did Renee confront Junior about the texting or the crumbs? Will Drita add a “mozzarella” to Lee’s packages? Is she throwing his stuff out or putting it all in storage? Inquiring minds “need to know.”
That’s my impression of the first show, maybe future shows will have more “meat” and less “filler”? We’ll see. Let me know your thoughts.