It was definitely a pleasant surprise to see the ever so lovely Lauren London as a special guest star of this week’s episode of Single Ladies. It was refreshing because she is a beautiful woman, and it was great to see her. But it was also good to see that they are actually continuing her storyline as Shelly. Let’s bring you up to speed: Shelly first appeared on the first episode of Single Ladies last season as Quinn’s new fiancé. Quinn was Val’s (played by Stacy Dash) ex-boyfriend. Shelly is also the daughter of Jerry, who Val dated later on in the series, but they apparently broke up at the start of this season. Now, Shelly is back in the picture dating a potential politician (played by Flex Alexander). And “coincidentally,” Shelly and Racquel (played by Denise Vasi) know each other. At the end of the episode, Keisha (played by LisaRaye McCoy) reveals to Racquel that she read in what would have been an explosive expose by her ex-nemesis Jasmine’s (played by Kim Porter) that Shelly did a sex tape. Racquel tells Shelly that she knows, and Shelly runs out in horror. Meanwhile, Malcolm (played by D.B. Woodside) has a new girlfriend, and Keisha is hurt by that. Then, she finds out the new girlfriend now lives with him. April (played by Charity Shea) begins dating a stripper and when she goes to the ball with Racquel and Keisha, she is snubbed by the society folk because of her public affair with the Mayor (played by rapper Common).
I like how they are re-hashing storylines from season one that was not really cleared up. From a writer’s perspective, it’s always great to beef those storylines up and bring some type of closure if there was anything that left viewers confused or disillusioned. And once again, it’s always nice to see Lauren London.
I think the writing for this show is good, but sometimes the words are lost because of some of the acting. I think the words on the scripts would be a lot powerful if there were different actors portraying some of these roles. I don’t know… it’s like the pacing is really slow for some reason. I don’t know… I am invested in the storyline, and I do want to see what happens next with this group of friends.
And she’s back! Victoria Rowell guest starred on last night’s episode of Let’s Stay Together, and she was great! She played Jamal’s mother. She brought the comedy, she brought the drama, she brought the depth… It was really good to see her on the episode!
For those of you who do not know, Victoria Rowell is a soap opera legend. She played Drucilla Winters on CBS’ The Young and The Restless. The last time we saw Drucilla was when she fell over a cliff after fighting over Sharon’s cell phone with Phyllis and Sharon. And five years later, Drucilla’s body still hasn’t been recovered…
Okay, anyway, back to the subject at hand, it was great to see Victoria Rowell back on television. And according to her twitter page, she will be guest starring on VH1’s Single Ladies. So I’m happy for her and happy to see this beautiful woman back gracing our television sets.
And last night’s Let’s Stay Together definitely did not disappoint. Jamal and Tasha was still disagreeing about Tasha going to Savannah to open up a second store. Kita was studying and training for the police academy but her new boyfriend Micah isn’t happy about it. And I must admit that even Charles and Stacy’s storyline was interesting tonight. Charles agrees to help Connie, a female friend of Charles who was obviouslyflirting at the memorial on last week’s episode. In the end, Connie kisses Charles, and they both get caught on camera by a Cheaters-like reality show.
So this week was good, but next week… WHOO! In the preview, Crystal gets a surprise visit from her boyfriend’s… boyfriend. It appears that Darcanian is gay… Didn’t see that one coming! So next week will be very, very interesting…
If I had to describe Mob Wives in one world… I would definitely have to use the word REAL. I know a lot of people think reality TV is a scripted reality (I am one of those who thinks so), but I feel like Mob Wives is one of the realest reality TV shows that you’re ever gonna get. I don’t know… I can just feel it.
Last night’s reunion was nothing but a yelling match… I honestly did not understand anything that was going on. But I do know this… Drita and Ramona are ready to fight it out. And I say, let them do it. Ramona talks a lot of smack… I want to see Drita beat the crap out of her.
My favorite Mob Wife this season was Big Ang. She’s definitely not the most prettiest (and I know that’s definitely an understatement), but she is so funny. Like all the ladies said, she brings life and fun to the show, and that’s definitely what those women need.
So last night was part 1, and we’ll see what happens next week with part 2.
Mob Wives Chicago… not quite sure how I feel about that, but I will definitely tune in when it premieres…