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I’m So Egg-cited!
We all know that reality TV isn’t… well, real. But it tends to look enough like the world we live in that with a little suspension of disbelief, we go along with it. But when THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY had Tinsley call her fertility doctor in order to look at pictures of her frozen eggs… all while sitting in a boutique in a wedding dress — we were on the floor laughing, and not in a good way. Worse, Tinsley and her mom kept saying that if Scott knew she was trying on dresses and talking about babies, he’d run for the hills. You know, as if she wasn’t doing this on camera for all the world — including Scott — to see. Contrasted against the very real drama of Luann’s arrest, Tinsley’s antics seem as if they’d be a better fit for Lifetime’s fictional UNREAL.
Ever wonder what GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Quartermaine clan might look like if they were given a spin-off show on HBO? Look no further than that network’s new series, SUCCESSION. The brilliant hybrid of dark comedy, big business and soap follows the Roy clan as they bicker over control of the company after their patriarch is felled by a health crisis. Alliances are formed, backs are stabbed, and it all takes place against a backdrop of staggering wealth punctuated by quippy dialogue you’ll be quoting for days. We can’t help thinking that Tracy would fit right in with this crowd, and we mean that as a compliment!
No, Tinsley, you don’t get to be shocked by… well, pretty much anything the others do!
“Lucy, we should be in business with these people!”