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Teen Mom 2… should have stopped at Teen Mom 1

In the past, I have given MTV a bit of a hard time on this blog.  Maybe I’m still shipping for Lauren and Stephen, maybe I just still expect music videos, or maybe I’m still incredibly bitter that “Daria” is no longer in my life.  Despite all of my gripes about MTV, I still watch it.  I should really give them some kudos here and there.  I love that “Beavis and Butthead” are back, and the teen show addict in me loves “Awkward.”  There are definitely a few gems sandwiched in between all of the vapid trash on this network.  However, last night with the premiere of one of MTV’s biggest shows, “Teen Mom 2,” I forgot about all of those gems.

“Teen Mom 2” is the follow-up to MTV’s self-proclaimed groundbreaking show, “Teen Mom.”  In it’s second season, it documents the struggles and life choices going on in the lives of MTV’s second batch of young mothers.  I believe that the show started out as a vehicle to show how difficult it is to raise a child when you’re still growing up yourself, but it has slowly turned into a train wreck, as do most reality shows on television.

However, when I watch “Jersey Shore” and I see a hot mess of people, I have no problem rolling my eyes and shutting it off.  Oh, look.  Snooki is drunk again.  No big deal.  When “Teen Mom 2” is a train wreck, my heart aches.  It’s painful to watch.  I don’t want to see a young girl’s life spiral out of control while a baby suffers the real consequences.  I don’t want to see young couples’ relationships fall apart when they need to be strong right now for their sick child.  I don’t want to see a naïve girl continuously go back to a destructive and abusive relationship in hopes that she will be able to provide her child with a father.  These are the kind of troubling story lines that we don’t want to just sit back and watch; we want to step in and help.  And we don’t want to help by bringing Dr. Drew on board.

While “Teen Mom 2” star Chelsea, seems to be a sucker for her child’s father and his abuse, and while star Kailyn has a turbulent relationship with baby Isaac’s father; it is Teen Moms Jenelle and Leah that my heart really breaks for.

Teen parents Leah and Corey have had their struggles in the past, but none greater than the struggle of their slow developing daughter Alianna.  Alianna is a twin to sister Aleeah who is developing at a healthy rate.  Alianna is having problems and the doctors can’t pinpoint the source.  Since Leah and Corey married and moved in together, Leah has found herself staying at home with both babies day in and day out.  She is slowly loosing her mind and getting bored.  It’s stressful enough being a young mother of multiples, I can’t even imagine what it must be like having one that needs extra care.  Throw in becoming bored and stir-crazy to the mix, I’m becoming drained just thinking about it.  Leah is actually a lot stronger than editing implies; a lot of young mothers in her situation would not handle it as well as she does.  Some even snap.

You may recognize Teen Mom Jenelle from her mug shots that are repeatedly showing up on TMZ.  Jenelle is the rebellious mother of the bunch, so much so that her mother now has full custody of baby Jayce.  Jenelle’s goal for the new season of the show is to simply not get in trouble.  That means no drugs, no alcohol, no stealing, no fighting and no breaking and entering (all of which we have seen her do in the last season.)  The key to Jenelle staying clean is avoiding ex-boyfriend and bad influence, Keifer.  Jenelle’s mother thinks that Jenelle has been doing well while Keifer is away at jail.  Unfortunately, her mother soon finds out that not only is Keifer out of jail, but it was Jenelle who bailed him out.  Jenelle’s friends think that he is a bad influence (and since he doesn’t have a job and is homeless, which is also a negative) but the heart wants what it wants.  While this is true, watching a teenage girl date a bad boy is no fun when there is a baby watching.  The fights Jenelle has with her mom are intense, loud, abusive and downright cold.  It’s a toxic environment for poor baby Jayce and it seems never ending.

A show that initially started out as a great way to shed a light on a topical subject and problem in today’s society, has turned into a very sad story.  I found last night’s season premiere particularly difficult to watch.  Not because I’m tired of seeing a bunch of drunk idiots in a Jacuzzi (although that is true), but because I don’t want to see young families that need help exploited for my entertainment.  I’d rather just help them.

I think when Teen Mom first started it was groundbreaking.  I think the first group of girls were an interesting batch of young ladies and we formed an attachment with their stories.  After a few seasons, it was time to wrap that story up and let them get back to being families without cameras constantly surrounding them.  There is no need for another group of girls.  The mission of shedding a light on a topical subject has been accomplished, now is a good time to start looking for other issues and stories to tackle.

I like MTV.  There, I said it.  I liked it when it was music television and I liked it when it was the Lauren Conrad network.  But, I definitely think that there is a certain amount of programming that deserves a second opinion.  My opinion?  Time to pull the plug.  Not just for the audience, for the stars.


Strange days are happening to Bob Saget

The new A&E show, “Strange Days”, has some familiar and not so familiar aspects.  The familiar:  Bob Saget.  He’s no stranger to our television sets.  From his memorable role on “Full House,” to “America’s Funniest Home Videos”, to being the voice on “How I met your Mother”, to countless other appearances… the man has been a staple on American television.   It’s nothing new to see Bob Saget on television.  The unfamiliar:  the sub-cultures that Bob visit’s in each episode.  On its premiere episodes Bob visit’s a motorcycle brotherhood known as the Iron Order and in its second episode Bob joins Bigfoot hunters known as the members of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Association.  Yeah, I would say this half is the unfamiliar.

Watching Bob Saget join a tough group of motorcyclist that party hard and wear mostly leather, should be, above everything, interesting.  It starts out mildly amusing because Bob is relegated to ride sidecar instead of riding an actual motorcycle and is also subjected to getting the members coffee.  If he wants to be initiated, he’s got to start on the bottom of the totem pole.  After a series of voice overs and shots of women flashing their boobs, the boredom sets in.  Not much is really happening, and we’re not really seeing the bonding that Bob is, or should be doing with this group of men.  When Bob attends the wedding of one of the brothers, followed by the memorial and funeral of another, smiles and tears on the faces of all of the people indicate that a lot of emotions are being felt.  Bob’s emotional too.  By the look of things, we the viewers should be moved.  But because little to no interviews are done with the members of the brother hood and not much is done to show why the gentleman who passed, Killer, was so celebrated.  It’s admittedly sad to see Little Killer, Killer’s son, crying over the loss of his father, but because the moment is hidden behind yet another voice over, it’s again, just dull.

In the second episode, Bob visits Squatchers: Sasquatch watchers.  The Bigfoot Field Researchers Association take Bob into the woods with them as they attempt to call and lure the illusive Bigfoot to where they are.  Yet again, short and hardly inquisitive interviews keep us from ever really connecting with these people or understanding why they do what they do.  Some things I would have loved to have known that were never touched upon:  How is this organization funded?  What do these people do for a living?  What does their families think of what they do?  Instead, the group is exploited by the show as nerdy and a bit looney.  Another opportunity to get to know a normally unexposed subculture is lost.

“Strange Days” was filled with the potential to explore something not normally brought to our attention.  A show like “Hoarders”, for example, does a great job at shining a light on a subject or a group of people who viewers know little about.  Bob Saget’s show however, fails to really draw viewers to the characters that they are exploring.

Part of the problem lies in the fact that the show doesn’t really know whether it wants to take a comedic look at the groups or a serious look.  Bob was looked silly riding in that tiny sidecar, but was beyond touched when he met Little Killer.  He raised an eyebrow at the Twinkies that were purchased to lure the Bigfoot, but yet seemed moved and excited when he heard the Bigfoot call out to him.   So which is it?  Should we be fascinated and connect with these groups?  Or should we point and laugh because we don’t understand them?  I’m sure they were going for the first option, but unfortunately, touched upon the latter.

Perhaps the problem lies in the time constraints of the show.  An hour episode with the same amount of voice overs, but more footage of the groups that Bob is exploring, would definitely help the audience feel more emotionally attached.  Perhaps the real success of this show lies on the cutting room floor.

I’m not worried for Bob Saget.  He has a habit of finding steady work (and if not, he’s probably the king of syndication checks.)  “Strange Days” may not make the cut though.  The unfamiliar territory isn’t really working.

Bridalplasty keeps it tacky

Every girl dreams of looking perfect on her wedding day.  At least that’s what I have been told.  I have never been one of those girls who dreams about her wedding or wearing white.  But, no judgments here.  If you’re one of those marrying gals who dreams of a traditional, beautiful, wedding day where all eyes are on you, I say go for it.  But ladies… let’s keep it classy.

Take my friend Kelly for example.  Kelly is due to be married next October (I’m her Maid of Honor.)  Kelly has chosen a beautiful wedding gown, is taking dance classes to tone up her body before the big day and has already recruited her make-up and hairstylists to do some test runs on her so that everything is perfect on her wedding day.  This, is a classy way of looking great for your dream day.

E!’s latest television show, “Bridalplasty,” is a more in-your-face, tacky way of preparing for your wedding day.   On this show, hosted by Shanna Moakler (famous for marrying and divorcing Travis Barker,) twelve brides compete with each other to achieve the perfect wedding day and of course, that means the perfect look.  E! will throw them a beautiful, luxurious wedding and in addition, give them head-to-toe plastic surgery.  Talk about getting a make over.

The show opens with the Brides arriving, sharing their stories, and getting to know one another.  There are some sweet, heart tugging stories, like Melissa, a bride who’s fiance is currently in Iraq.  There are some camera hogs, like Alexandra, who you may recognize from “The Biggest Loser” (and if you didn’t recognize her, she said it fifty-million times.)  And there are some down right bridezillas like Janessa who proudly announces that she gave her fiance a deadline to propose because they had already been dating for four years (and c’mon, that’s like… totally crazy.)  After the brides get to know each other, Shanna comes in, looking quite botoxed and plumped in the lips herself, and tells them that the doctor is about to give them their run downs.

Personalities aside, there is not a bad looking girl in this group.  When the plastic surgeon walks in with cards of what each girl wants to have done, I’m wondering what could it possibly say.  We soon learn that this show should have been hosted by Heidi Montag because that’s who these brides seem to want to look like.  (Let’s hope for their sake they come out looking a little better than she did.)

After the doctor hands each girl her list of what surgeries she wants to have done, they get some cocktails, do some mingling and then it’s time for the first challenge.  They must put together a puzzle of what their new selves will look like.  The first 10 who finish get to go to an injection party.  The girls eye the winning syringes with longing and get started on their puzzles.  Kristen, our first winner, happily announces she will finally fix her “butt-face,” while Lisa Marie (no not that one,) our final winner, cries EXTREME tears of joy.  But two girls are left without syringes, and now a vote must be done by the other brides to see who will stay.

Based on the editing and promotion, E! seems to sell “Bridalplasty” as Bridezillas meets the Swan meets Survivor.  Who will be the last one standing?  What will they look like when this is all over?  And can anyone tame these zany brides?

But, Bridezillas are really just trying to make their day go off without a hitch and just as they want it.  And people on Survivor are literally, just trying to survive.  And the heart-tugging stories of the Swan made you sympathize with the longing these folks had for plastic surgery.  Bridalplasty, misses the mark in all these places.  The show concept doesn’t stem from a good place of trying to make some one’s life happier, all it does is exploit these ladies’ desperate need to be perfect on their wedding day.  Pretty ladies, who don’t need to change anything to look great on that day, yet clawing at each other to get plumper lips and a smaller waist.  It’s a competition that brings out the worst in the contestants and offers artificial, shallow prizes.

It’s not about being anti-plastic surgery, or anti-weddings/brides or even anti-Shanna Moakler (which I admittedly, kind of am.)  It’s about tapping into the multi-million dollar industry of brides and weddings and turning it into an all out, Janice Dickinson style cat fight.   There’s no question that it will provide entertainment (instead of Bridezillas meets the Swan and Survivor, think Bridezillas meets Flavor of Love,) but what kind of message does this send?

Wedding days are meant to be fairy-tales.  They should be filled with love, excitement, and dreams coming true.  The Wedding Channel and Lifetime are good at capturing these dreams for television.  E! is good at capturing weddings filled with insecurities and going under the knife instead of loving yourself.

I know that some brides are desperate to do whatever it takes to have their perfect wedding day.  So with that in mind, I beg of you, all brides-to-be, don’t go on “Bridalplasty.”  You can be beautiful and have your dream wedding without having to go on immediately following the Kardashians.  Let’s keep your wedding day and pre-wedding behavior classy.

Team Coco rejoyce… or not.

Somewhere in between watching my beloved Yankees lose the ALCS and watching “King of Queens” repeats, something occurred to me:  Conan O’Brien is coming to TBS.  The network placed it on the sidebars during the commercials, Craig Sager plugged it during every sporting event, and little Conan animations popped up during “House of Payne.”  The whole station just looked more orangey than usual.

This is great news for everyone who’s ever been Team Coco or better yet, anti-Leno.  Conan’s premiere on cable was to be Conan’s big redemption and revenge on the major networks that had wronged him in the past.  On top of all the hype that came with his exit from NBC and agreement with TBS, the trailers for Conan’s new show promised that the show would be EPIC.  Everyone was on the edge of their sofa’s waiting for the clock to strike 11 O’clock on Monday November 8th, 2010.

In fact, so many people were waiting and watching and clenching their pearls, that Conan trounced the competition.  Not just beating the red hot Daily Show and Colbert Report (who’s ratings last month were the highest ever for the two shows,) but also beating the big wigs of Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman and of course, the evil Jay Leno.  Point awarded to Team Coco.

But getting an audience after a much hyped premiere is easier than getting an audience on day two.  The first show was filled with F-U’s to Jay Leno and NBC, many jokes about getting fired, and funny thoughts about being on network cable.  But then, the second show was filled with the same thing… as was the second, and third show.  Conan is becoming Taylor Swift and NBC is looking like Joe Jonas.  But at this point, we get it.  You got dumped in a 27 second phone call; time to write a song about something else.

On top of weak and redundant jokes/sketches this week, the opening week guests were lack luster.  As per usual, Tom Hanks was a great guest.  I enjoyed Conan’s Wednesday bit on having the stars of basic cable stop by:  Bruce Jenner, a hoarder and the Alaskan crabs from “Deadliest Catch.”  But I could live without seeing Michael Cera and Charlyne Yi be their emo/awkward selves/characters two days in a row.  Are they really a great “get”?

We all know Conan’s potential.  We all remember the great things that came out of his NBC late night show, such as Triumph, the masturbating bear,, etc.  They are all still with Conan so as soon as he gets his sea legs over at TBS we should be able to see Conan and his characters be funny again, right?

It’s almost like when Conan got moved to 11:30, the funny in him got sucked out and now he’s got to find it again.  Hopefully, he finds it soon because the Jay Leno jokes are getting old.  The last thing we want to do is to have to watch Jay Leno to avoid hearing about Jay Leno.

I understand that not everyone comes bursting out of the gate at full speed.  Especially when you’re used to network executives breathing down your throat, so I am pulling for Conan to really pick up steam as his run continues.  I’ve already had to deal with a losing season for my Yankees (yeah yeah I know, I’m a spoiled Yankee fan, we spend a lot of money, yadda yadda yadda,) but I can’t handle another loss!  Team Coco needs to be a winning team.

Bored to Death: Season premiere makes for cheap stab at title

It’s a dark and murky night in a dingy area in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Dressed in a tan trench coat in what appears to be an attempt to emulate a real-life detective, Jonathan Ames (Jason Schwartzman) leaps off of a fire-escape and begins to sprint down the block.  After dodging an abundance of flower pots being flawlessly thrown at him from the apartment in which he escaped from, he ducks for cover underneath an overpass.  Whilst trying to catch his breath, Jonathan calls a woman to confirm that her husband is indeed cheating.

And so season two of Bored to Death begins.

What’s new:

  • Jonathan is now teaching an evening “Metropolitan Writer’s Workshop” in lieu of his second novel being rejected by his publishers (for those expecting a “Yo Teach” mention, here it is.) He is also now dating Stella – the hipster weed-smoking chick he met at the Food Co-Op last season around the same time Jenny Slate (who plays Stella) dropped the F-bomb on Saturday Night Live (which subsequently lead to her demise on that show). Lucky for her she can now curse all she wants on HBO.
  • Edition Magazine is in a financial rut and is cutting down on substantial editorial content, which means even less [potential] work for Jonathan.
  • For this “very Brooklyn show,” this New York borough took a backseat last night. In fact, 90% of the episode took place in Manhattan. Even Central Park got a moment to shine. Was Prospect Park too busy to accommodate the shooting schedule that day?

What’s the same:

  • Ray (the slapstick best friend played by Zach Galifianakis) is still having issues with his over-bearing girlfriend, which erupts into something more significant towards the end of the episode (you’ll just have to watch).
  • George (Edition magazine editor-in-chief and sometimes-boss to Jonathan played by Ted Danson) still manages to reference old rendezvous he once had whether people want to hear it or not (apparently he does not understand the too-much-information code of conduct, but who cares? He’s hilarious.)
  • Jonathan – albeit a mediocre detective — still successfully completes each assignment, but not before an amusing escape. (Three words: S&M snorkeling outfit.)

Although the first episode of this half-hour HBO comedy had many elements that made the first season so charming (action, neo-noir, great cameos, quick-witted dialogue, Zach Galifianakis in very tight-fitted shorts, etc.), the episode fell a few Oragina’s flat of being an epic season premiere.

Perhaps it was due to it ending five-minutes early (as if this show needs to be any shorter), or perhaps because there was just barely any storyline progression since we parted ways with the neurotic Brooklynite last November (you would think a lot more has happened in a year); this episode was — with very much pun intended – quite boring.

While season one bordered around Jonathan’s transition into moonlighting as an unlicensed detective (while struggling as a published author), this season will – based on its lackluster development last night – focus more on the character growth of his two ragtag team-members: Ray and George. Let’s just hope it doesn’t take an entire season to get to there.

written by Alanna Slepitsky

Were you expecting sex and blood? This is Melissa and Joey, we’re talking about

Sometimes you can predict certain aspects of a show before it even premieres.  For example, if a new installment of the Bravo Housewives is starting, I can guess that there will be lots of caddy girls and drama.  If a new reality show premieres starring Rod Balgojevich and Spencer Pratt, I kind of assume it’s going to be wacky.  I don’t mind, it helps me brace myself for what is about to come when I sit down to watch these new shows.  So, when I sat down to watch the premiere of “Melissa and Joey” on ABC Family last night, I fully expected it to be cheesy.

I knew going into “Melissa and Joey” that it wasn’t going to be a gritty drama or an OH-MY-GOD-DID-THEY-REALLY-SAY-THAT comedy.  First of all, the show is on ABC Family.  This network is not known for shows with sex, blood and drugs.   Well, there is some sex on “The Secret Life.”  And I guess there is some murder on “Pretty Little Liars“.  But, still, the casting of Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence just screams TGIF throwback.  In other words, anyone that expected to be blown away by how edgy this show is, deserves to not enjoy it.

For everyone else that likes the occasional cheesiness, this is your show.  Yes, there are some people who like cheesy shows.  Cheesiness doesn’t mean bad.  In fact, I have more friends that watched “Full House” growing up than watched “NYPD Blue.”  Some people like a happy ending and a corny and predictable punch lines.

The show stars Melissa Joan Hart as Melissa (of course,) a career driven council woman who inherits custody of her niece and nephew when her brother-in-law and sister are sent to jail for being involved in a money scandal.  Melissa has a hard time communicating with her new housemates and has never had to discipline them prior to now.  She had been the cool aunt for years and suddenly has to assume the mom role.  When she begins to look for help with the children, Joe (aka Joey,)  shows up at her door.  He is looking for a city job since he is a commodities trader, but settles for a job as her nanny (a manny if you will,) since it’s the only one available and he is broke/homeless thanks to her scheming siblings.

The show deals with adjusting to a new family.  Melissa is struggling to find the balance between family and work while looking for love herself and Joe (so… is it Joe or Joey?) is learning how to care for two children.  If your household has a 7 or 8-year-old in it, it’s a pretty good family show.  It’s got the 30 minute resolution that we all grew up loving as well as predictable jokes that really only make a child laugh out loud (although may sometimes warrant a “heh” from an adult.)

There are some holes in this show that an adult would easily spot.  For example, the show seems to take place in Ohio (judging by the Ohio shirt worn by Melissa’s nephew) however, Joe and the nephew both seem to have New York accents.  In addition, Melissa’s public relations person was clearly brought in as comic relief and has yet to have a funny line.  And while I love that the show is taped before a live studio audience, the collective “awwww” appeared after Joey found out his ex girlfriend never loved him, was cringe worthy.

The show has one of those story lines that forces you to wonder when the inevitable will happen and the two of them will get together.  I don’t know how many more seasons this show can continue without there being a spark between the two, and when that happens, the whole theme of the show will change.   It won’t be like Uncle Jesse marrying Aunt Becky, it will be more like Ned falling for Stacy.  Where do you go once that happens?

One thing that seems to help the show is that both of the main actors are veterans to television.  Melissa Joan Hart convincingly portrays a stressed out but caring aunt, and Joey Lawrence (or is it Joe?) actually has pretty good comedic timing.  Melissa and Joey have a good chemistry together and the most enjoyable scenes are when the two of them are going back and forth.  Of course, that could just be because I have a soft spot for both Clarissa and Blossom’s brother.

This isn’t the show to watch if you want to have your mind blown.  We have “Dexter” and “True Blood” for that.  This isn’t the show to watch if you want to see something sexy, we have “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Nip/Tuck” for that.  It’s not even train-wrecky, we have “Jersey Shore” and “the Bad Girls” club for that.  It’s just a happy-go-lucky family sitcom that you can watch with your kids.  But, you probably predicted that.

I’m shutting it down but, not shutting it off.

I sort of have a bunch of catch phrases that I always use.  I always say, “Shutting it down,” “killing it,” “that is bah-nanas” and “I die.”  I also always have a Starbucks tea in my hand, wear baggy clothes to cover up how skinny I am and a collection of vintage Chanel that would make Tim Gunn foam at the mouth.

Okay, so I don’t really say, wear or have any of these things.  But, boy wouldn’t it be fun to be this person?  In other words, doesn’t Rachel Zoe have the best life ever?

“The Rachel Zoe Project” season 3 premiered last night and we were reacquainted with the person whose life I dream of.  Although, while picking out designer clothes fresh off the runway for A-List celebrities is a really fantastic career; Rachel’s life is not all glam and perfection.  As the newest season kicks off, we see that Ms. Zoe has to deal with the parting ways of her salty, yet always trendy assistant, Taylor Jacobson.

Taylor has been great the past two seasons.  She had a strong work ethic, made valid points and was a good contrast to the always bubbly Brad.  However, Taylor’s attitude went from bad to worse and in our season premiere, we learn she’s been doing some shady stuff behind Rachel’s back.  Rachel feels drained and back-stabbed (although none of these emotions ever show on her face.)   It makes the glamorous life seem a bit tougher.

So, Brad Goreski, gets promoted to Taylor’s old position and right away has to prove himself.  He needs to pull looks (I’m jealous) for Demi Moore’s Harper’s Bazaar shoot.  This isn’t just any shoot.  There are oversized pieces of furniture, red balloons, kiddie pools and a REAL giraffe.  The clothes that go with this shoot must be epic.  Ms. Zoe starts rattling off names like Mark Jacobs, Oscar De La Renta, Gucci and, of course, Chanel.  While Brad looks stressed during the photo shoot, he pulls it off without yelling and belly aching the way the former assistant would do.  Demi looks great in every look that was pulled for her, including the 12 inch stillettos.  (Side note:  I was beyond impressed at her being able to stand on a staircase in those shoes, I’m pretty sure both of my ankles would have snapped in half.)

I thought I would miss Taylor on the show.  Over the past two seasons, I have felt like she is the person I could relate to most because she doesn’t like feeling stifled or picking up other people’s slack.  Her complaining was over the top, but I always wondered if it was justified.  However, her absence was hardly noticeable last night.  People were getting along, nobody was yelling and the show flowed as smooth as ever.  Perhaps negativity disrupting the process does not equal entertainment.  Perhaps the process itself provides enough entertainment.

“The Rachel Zoe Project” is not the show to watch if you want to hear genius conversation and see people really do something to benefit the planet.  This team is not splitting the atom, finding the cure for cancer or feeding the homeless.  In fact, they are doing the opposite.  They are indulging over paid celebrities in over priced wardrobe so that they can always look like a million bucks and make the average person feel terrible about themselves.

And while I wouldn’t call their conversations the meeting of the minds, there is no denying that the people on this show are incredibly knowledgeable about fashion.  They speak of lines and patterns and they put outfits together beautifully.  It might not be Shakespeare but it is certainly art.

If you can put aside an hour or so on Tuesday nights you will enjoy taking a glimpse into the life that Ms. Zoe leads.   Watching her is like watching a kid in a candy store if the candy store was filled with Prada and Versace.   When you see that, you can’t help but wish you were her.

Written by Jessie Kanev