The first episode of Showbiz Moms & Dads aired last night after positive advance press in The New Yorker, the LA Times, and TV Guide. Linda Stasi in the New York Post led her four-star review with, “The only thing wrong with Bravo’s new series ‘Showbiz Moms and Dads’ is that each episode is only one hour long–and I would sit there for six hours a night and become a ruinous ‘Showbiz Moms and Dads’ junkie if I could. It’s that riveting, that fascinating and that insane.”
Those who watched it appear to agree. On the dishy message boards at Television Without Pity, which were abuzz over Moms‘ early buzz, viewers are now picking, bitching, and dissecting in hilarious detail. Please join the fun here. Two excerpts:
Personally, I kept thinking the whole thing was produced by Christopher Guest. Between Gay Mr. Nutter and Shane’s mom thinking he had any sort of talent, this had mockumentary written all over it. Emily was really cute. God knows why her mom chose to slather her face with pancake.
Shane is awful! I mean, I know that a mother’s love is blind but good Lord! Is a mother’s love deaf too? He can’t sing. He can’t dance. He’s not cute. And he’s too young to be wearing that spandex mock turtleneck. He looks like one of the Roxbury guys. The Nutter family is very disturbing.