Wedding Day Makeover
Wednesday, 8.30pm, Discovery Home & Health Unlike Mary’s Bottom Line, in Wedding Day Makeover, which also debuts tonight, what you see is what you get. There is no overarching economic theme at work here, no greater purpose, in fact no altruism whatsoever. ‘‘ This is the story of two brides,’’ gushes the narrator as if she were putting an eight-year-old to bed, ‘‘ who want two magical makeovers by two savvy stylists for their one special day.’’ Bride No 1, Alina, is tying the knot with fiance Josh after just two years. She says it’s really important that on her wedding day she looks fabulous, that she wears her hair down, and is glamorous and beautiful. ‘‘ To make sure she gets the Cinderella treatment she wants, Alina turns to one of one of California’s top hair and make-up gurus,’’ says the narrator in her breathless, baby-talk tone. Then we meet Yana, who owns and runs Yana’s Beauty Studio in downtown LA. It is easy to picture this woman at functions telling people she is indeed one of California’s top hair and make-up gurus. I’m sure the program is not aimed at anyone over the age of 12, but it really is time such reality guff lifted its act to get just a tiny little bit beyond beauty treatments, to take on the whole bride and not just her dress, hair and nails. And I don’t mean the bitchy conflict.