Ooooh, Ryan Murphy Cake Pops. Yum.
Oh, hey, Poncho.” Yay! Nene's back and she's planning a fake wedding! Last night our favorite weirdo, Shania, accepted a ring pop proposal from creeper 10-yr old, Wilbur. Of course the fake nuptiuals of pre-teens pushed our adults to start thinking about their own relationship choices. Kinda makes you wonder if the dumb fake crap you did as a kid influenced your parents at all, right? I'm guessing when I used to pretend to be a piano tuner wearing googly-eyed glasses, my parents weren't like, "We should have been MUSICIANS!" but I could be wrong. Let's dive in and see what lessons the gang learned this week.
Bryan & David
A & B+ My fav, Bryan, thrives with a party to plan and there's nothing better suited to him then a fake wedding. Of course, like any woman, the idea of someone else's wedding (even a fake one for a child) made Bryan think "Why not me?" (We learn in a little flashback that David doesn't believe in marriage), but the feeling is fleeting and Bryan doesn't dwell on it, which I found to be some nice growth to his character. He just dives head-first into making Shania's fake-day amazing and, of course, torturing the shit out of Rocky while doing it. Despite David's disapproval of Shania's wedding and non-believance (is that a word?) in weddings in general, we saw a nice change in him this week. He got down on one knee and made the perfect proposal to Bryan because he knew that's what Bryan wanted. The only thing that was missing: a REAL engagement ring! I know it's cute to give him a ring pop like the kids did but something tells me that Bryan would rather have Jennifer Aniston style bling. Upgrade ASAP.
Little Miss Sunshine Senior
It was nice to see the plot revolve around "Little Miss Sunshine" Shania. Btw, why haven't we talked about the fact that Shania IS Abigail Breslin from LMS? Loved that character then and love her now. She's a hilarious little doll and I want more eps that focus on her, she's the glue that keeps all these characters interesting and real. Keep it up!
Little Miss Sunshine Junior
Nana & Goldie
B- & B+ Nana was in full destroyer mode, which is my least favorite Nana mode. I prefer silly drunk sexpot mode. That goes for all Nanas, including my own and definitely yours. Nana plotted against Shania's fake marriage and effectively ruined it by having little 10 yr-old sloots out Wilbur for being a "player." Great job, Nana, you're a dick. At least Nana's little stunt forced Goldie's hand in growing a personality. Goldie drew the line when Nana crushed Shania's wedding dreams, she told her to "go back to Ohio." If banishing someone to Ohio isn't punishment enough, I don't know what is. Go, Goldie, go! Nana -- Goldie --
A- Yay! Couldn't be happier to see Ms. Nene Leakes back on the show. She's feisty and hilarious. Plus she reads poetry (a.k.a. Nicki Minaj lyrics) at the wedding. Love it.
Watch out, Mariah. Nene's got Nicki Minaj's back
A- This was definitely my favorite episode so far (minus the stuff with Nana being mean). All the characters really shined and rooting the show in Shania's storyline was clutch. If we can keep this tone but bring back funny-drunk Nana, we'll be golden.
Real Housewife of the Week
Nana takes the crown this week! Blowing up someone's wedding, real or fake, could absolutely happen on an episode of Real Housewives. Theresa Guidice would be proud of Nana's scheming. Now if only she could flip a table.
- Nene saying hello to the kids as they walked in was hilarious. See above quote, "Oh, hey, Poncho."
- Loved David and Bryan calling out now broken-up celeb couples during their flashback: "There's Ben Affleck and J.Lo" ..."Oh there's Madonna and Guy Richie."
- Mean Nana. I just don't like mean/homophobic Nana. She's not funny and we're in episode 6 already, can't we get Nana on the gay-train already!?