It's been called offensive and it's been called trash, but we like to call it our reason for getting out of bed Sunday mornings. Bravo's Princesses Long Island is wonderfully watchable and has drawn in plenty of fans who can't get enough of these New York women in their late-twenties and early-thirties whose arrested development is as sad as it is comical, as pathetic as it is heartwarming. Add onto that lots of drinking, lots of, uh, blurred lines, and lots of pressure to meet men and kaboom: it's an explosion of entertainment. Here's why we love the show so very, very much.
Oh My Gaaaaawd The Show Is So Good
Whether it's Amanda's hard partying mom, Erica's enabling mom, Ashlee's insanely over-involved parents, or Joey's unsympathetic dad, we've never been so happy to have normal parents. It makes their calls about the first cherry tomato in the garden so much more appreciated.
The Wink, Wink From Producers
Is it just us, or does it seem like the producers and editors of the show are on our side? They linger on awkward moments just long enough to let us know that they know that we know that they know that this scene is absolutely ridiculous.
By this point, we're all well aware that most of the drama on reality TV is scripted or at least staged, but our Princesses have a great way of expressing real emotion at the end of each fight. Almost each one ends in bonafide tears, which is bad for them, great for us.
Amanda's boyfriend/future fiancé Jeff is, hmm, how do we say, um, OK. Let's just say he's the most delightful ball of contradictions that ever was. His easily identifiable voice jumps out of the TV and demands we pay attention as he declares his over-the-top love for Amanda one second, and his over-the-top dilemma in choosing the perfect outfit the next.