The women on this show are easily the most selfish, self-centered, hateful, wretched wenches that I have ever seen. The fact that they would voluntarily put themselves on this show proves it. Who would ever watch this show (whose sole purpose is to show how horrible a person can be) and think to themselves, “I would really like to be on that show. I want the whole world to see me acting that way.”
Even so, here they are. The second season (!) of this show features eight episodes and eight brides-to-be at thei… absolute worst. It’s all here, from flower problems to cake difficulties to the simple fact that somebody isn’t paying the bride enough attention 24-hours a day. I can’t imagine why anyone would voluntarily purchase this title on DVD. The women here are absolutely horrible people, and it’s generally my practice to steer clear of people who act in this way. However, if you are the kind of person that enjoys seeing people make asses out of themselves, then maybe you will enjoy watching this show. I most certainly did not.
This show was created primarily for a television broadcast, with a DVD release being purely ancillary. As a result, the disc is not mastered in a Dolby format, but it available only in the basic stereo format that was used on the original broadcast. The result is a spectacularly unspectacular audio track. This is clearly a show that was done on the cheap. Shaky cameras, audio captured on the fly and a simple voice over narration track is all it takes to put this product together, and it shows.
The picture quality here is fantastic, if you are going to watch this disc on a 13-inch standard definition set. Otherwise, you’re pretty much screwed. This show is not a friend of the widescreen display. Even the menus transfer poorly to widescreen, as the wench in white pictured there is stretched badly.
Another big problem with the image is the color. Many scenes feature women that look far more red and orange than tanned by the summer sun. This is a show that is shot exclusively with high quality hand held video cameras, so little details like lighting, color, and image stability are completely thrown out the window. Admittedly, the target market for this show is not the kind of woman that is going to be concerned with technical video problems, but the fact is that the transfer and the original footage are equally poor.
There are only eight episodes in this season, so it goes to reason that this title would be a little light on the extras a well. The extras start off with a Season Three Sneak Peek, which is basically just a glorified commercial for the next season, which is set to debut on WE Television shortly following the release of this disc. There is also a WE TV Promo Spot for other shows that will be on the network this fall.
The Real Brides Cake Dive Event is a segment that shows what happened when 20 brides jumped into a large wedding cake for the chance to win $50,000. The segment last a minute-and-a-half, and it is really just another promo spot for the show. In fact, the only real extra here is a 15-minute set of additional scenes that were trimmed from the show. While I give them credit for adding so much extra footage, it really adds no extra value to the episodes as they were presented originally.
My biggest nightmare as a parent is that my daughter would turn out like one of these horrible women. I guess I could look at this disc as something of a cautionary tale, to make sure that doesn’t happen. However, I’d really rather not look at it at all. Aren’t weddings supposed to be about love and kindness? These broads missed the memo somewhere along the way. You’re a bride, not a spoiled brat. At least, you’re not supposed to be.
The sub-par technical aspects of the disc and the minimal extras are just the icing on the big, bitter wedding cake for me. I know that Season 3 is coming, and the only way that I can justify that fact in my mind is that this is an original series for WE Television, and I guess their scale of acceptable viewership levels is lower than that of the major networks.
Special Features List
- Sneak Peek at Bridezillas: Season 3
- Footage from the “Real Brides Cake Dive Event”
- 15-Minutes of Outtakes