Well, Mark Dancer’s review of Season Two of Bridezillas pretty much echoes my general thoughts on the show. Now, for those of you who haven’t read his review, go there. Come back, and see what I do with it.
Now again, I basically agree with Mark’s comments. Bridezillas is another in a growing list of shows featuring women (or young girls, as is the case with MTV’s Sweet Sixteen) that are either in upper-middle class relationships or in a very safe position in life tha… in no way could be jeopardized by their actions, short of a extreme crack-bender for several days in Bogota or something. These women are well-to-do professionals, most (if not all) of them based in New York City and making a fair amount of coin. So some folks at the WE network propose (ha, no pun intended!) to these women, “Hey, we’ll cover some of your wedding if we can follow you around with a couple of cameras for a few weeks. Is that cool? Oh, and can you act like a spoiled princess during the whole time?”
So sure, why not yell, cry and belittle people whose purpose in life is to make dresses, bake cakes and book the dining halls, especially if people will watch the show, right? Well sure, if that’s how things work in the Big Apple, it gives me yet another reason to steer clear of it. Going to New Jersey for business is bad enough.
On a smaller note, I was willing to be one of those guys that would have let my then-fiancee have whatever she wanted if it would make her happy. She realized that if it was just the two of us, that would probably be the best part of all, and getting reduced to tears because of too much chiffon on a dress is just crazy. I don’t think she would trade how we did our wedding for one minute, and I know I don’t. And that’s not because she proofreads my reviews…
Just like Season Two, Season One is presented in Dolby Stereo. Everything is mainly handheld with a boom mike, so with the small production values, small sound quality results. Everything sounds OK, almost as if it were on TV…
Full frame television show presentation. I can’t say I was asking for more, because if I was, that would imply I was really getting involved in the show, and I wasn’t.
The extras are virtually the same as the Second Season DVDs, which makes things a little bit pointless. The cake dive is here, the TV spots are here, and yahoo, the preview for Season Three is here. Apparently this (and other shows) has its target demo.
I think the lake of Reality TV is starting to dry out when affluent or successful people are given shows where we’re supposed to empathize with how rough it is trying to arrange a wedding for 200 people that ends with them spending a minimum (if anything) and all these people get them kick ass gifts. They deserve a slap to the mouth, as well as the producers, for airing such tripe.
Special Features List
- Season 3 Preview
- Cake Dive Event
- TV Spot