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Primetime Show Reviews
review by Suzanne
Premieres Wednesday, April 6 at 10 pm et/9 pm pt
Lifetime sent me a DVD with the first episode of their new
reality show "Glamour Belles". Normally, I really don't like reality shows or
watch them regularly, although I have reviewed quite a few. A lot of them
feature really scummy people whom you wouldn't want to know. They argue and yell
at each other, and sometimes they get into fights. The whole thing feels very
contrived, as it probably is. Or they are the competition type of shows like
American Idol or Survivor, which are really more like game shows. Or they are
about people who need to improve their lives, like Hoarders or The Biggest
Loser. I think they are mostly very degrading shows that feature the worst in
There are a few reality shows that are not that bad. They just feature regular
people doing their jobs. Their jobs are interesting enough that they don't have
to manufacture a lot of drama. There are several shows about companies that make
cakes or cupcakes, for instance. This new show is a lot like that. It's about a
dress shop called Joann's in Union City, Tennessee. The owner, Paige, is a very
normal woman, and her customers are fairly normal people who just come in to buy
gowns for special occasions, like weddings, pageants, proms, etc.
It may sound boring, but I think any girl or woman will like it. It features
lots of pretty dresses, mostly worn by attractive people. If you like shows like
Top Model or other design shows, you may like it. The dresses are gorgeous. I
briefly worked in a clothing store, so I can relate, somewhat. Also, I live in
the south, so these people sound a lot like my neighbors.
The colorful characters in the show include a gay guy who works there, and
Paige's mom, who is on some kind of medication. It seems to be more of a
"reality" show than most that I've seen. I mean, I'm sure they do edit it, but
otherwise it is pretty normal. I watched the first episode and it was over
before I knew it.
This would be a good reality show for people of any age, including kids. You
could watch it with small children and not have to worry about people with bad
behavior or bad words, etc. It's a nice, positive show.
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