Mob Wives is a show that I watch each week with my mouth agape. For all the completely insane reality shows that are presently on the air- and remember, people were shocked at the buttons pushed by The Bachelor when it first aired- I think Mob Wives crosses new lines. It’s the first reality show ever produced that violates the oath of Omertà.
Picture The Real Housewives of New Jersey, with all of the big houses and thick East Coast accents and huge houses and fights, only instead of the characters’ ties to criminal behavior merely being implied or whispered about, it’s stated openly. And they’re always threatening to “come for” and “come after” each other.
That none of the characters on the show on literally “mob wives”- they’re all either ex-wives, daughters or other relatives of prominent Mafia figures- takes nothing away from the fun.
At any rate, it’s in the news this week, via Deadline, that Big Ang, the buxom, big-lipped, deep-voiced, bar-owning consigliere of the show, is getting her own spinoff, also on VH1. If you’ve unfamiliar with the Big Ang Experience, here are some highlights, from a recent Jimmy Kimmel appearance: