Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Big Ang is NOT Switzerland
Big Ang with Carla & Handy
Big Ang is not Switzerland! In other words, Big Ang is not neutral. At least she is not neutral in my opinion, based on what I have seen and heard. In season two for example, she was well aware about all the issues between Drita and Karen. A neutral person listens to both sides and tries not to interfere. But Big Ang clearly seemed sympathetic with Drita’s side and they had many conversations in which Big Ang agreed with Drita’s point of view and added her two cents. Big Ang, who claims to hate drama, was even instrumental in bringing about the big fight on the balcony scene by asking Karen to talk to Drita at Renee’s party.
I know Big Ang has a soft spot for Drita from the old days when Drita would get drunk in her bar, Nocturnal, and then engaged in many a bar room brawl. They both fondly reminisce about those days. And maybe that’s why Big Ang could not remain neutral, like Switzerland, and took sides. In at least one or more interviews, when asked if she was Team Drita or Team Karen, Big Ang replied, without missing a beat, definitely Team Drita. I recall that this clearly upset Karen and why wouldn’t it? Don’t say you are neutral when you are obviously not.
Now, I don’t know what season three has in store for us, but I foresee some problems in the neutrality department developing again. Here is what we do know. Big Ang has been a lifelong friend of the Graziano family. If I remember correctly, she is best friends with an aunt of Renee and Jennifer. A relationship that is that long would mean a certain amount of loyalty and respect is implicit or understood. We also know that Renee is not on good terms with Carla in season three. Renee has had two previous serious issues with Carla concerning Handy Man and Carla’s not visiting at the hospital. Now there is another serious issue between Carla and Renee. Enter Switzerland. Big Ang is supposed to be neutral, right? If she is going to take a side it really should be Renee’s because that have a long history of friendship, right? But no, it doesn’t appear that Big Ang is going to be neutral or side with Renee. It seems to me that this go around Big Ang may be siding with Carla. What is it that makes me come to this conclusion when we haven’t even seen or heard any real details about season three? Twitter. I keep a close eye on what is said or not said on Twitter by the various wives. What I have learned is that Carla and Handy had a very nice Thanksgiving dinner with Janine and Dominick Detore, Big Ang’s sister. Big Ang was also there, as one would expect. They had a great time and posted many pictures of them all enjoying the holiday and being all "lovey dovey." So once again Big Ang isn’t coming across as very neutral and she appears to be clearly Team Carla. I did try to go back and find some of the holiday pictures posted, but low and behold they were removed. (And, where was Drita? I haven't seen her hanging with Big Ang in forever!)
Big Ang may think she is like Switzerland, but I think she has the wrong country that starts with "SW". During World War II a few countries claimed to be neutral. Switzerland maintained her unwavering neutrality throughout the war. Sweden, on the other hand, claimed to be neutral too, however, she sold iron ore to Germany, which greatly helped their war effort by making it possible for them to continue to make weapons for their troops. Neutral? Not!
I ran my observation past our beloved Mob Mistress who had this to say: “I like Big Ang. She is flamboyant, fun & contagious. She added a much needed comic relief & light heartedness that Mob Wives needed to take the edge off. My viewing of the show led me to believe Big Ang claimed to be neutral. However, some scenes clearly showed she was Team Drita/Carla, which is her right. She likes who she likes for her reasons. The Big Ang fans aren't going to like it, but I liken her to Japan. I've been waiting for her to do a Pearl Harbor on Ramona, Renee & Karen for a long minute now.” And with that she went back to her painting.