I've started watching a program called the Mob Wives, and I think I'm somewhere in season two.
The reality show follows the lives of 6 Staten Island mob wives, whose "wise guy" husbands or fathers are all imprisoned or under investigation.
The show was started by the sister of Renee Graziano.
So far I love the outfits and ostentatious looks of characters like Big Ang (who is surgically enhanced to astounding degrees).
The wives support each other, but there's constant drama and even physical altercations.
In the latest episode loud-mouthed drama queen Renee is having a nervous meltdown, when her divorced husband and lover suddenly handed himself into
custody, and her father was arrested.
Rumors started that her man was a "rat" (or a snitch) who wore a wire and was responsible for her father's arrest.
A rat is something all the mob wives frown upon, so her social position might be ruined if the rumors are true.
According to the mob morality one should go to jail like a man, and not make deals with law enforcement to take down anybody else.
Apparently the mafia regard all the women as "rats", since they are talking about the lifestyle on television.
Former victims of the women's fathers and husbands are also unhappy about the show.
Can this be reality?
Is it all staged?
Although we don't see any crimes, they do talk about current crime investigations.
I find these women so compelling that it's difficult to think of them as low-lifes, or the family of killers.
Any thoughts on the show?
edit on 15-8-2012 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)