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Posted Jan 24, 2013 @ 1:00 PM

Is anyone else going to watch this new show on A & E? It is suppose to start on January 29th. I think it looks interesting. Wonder if they will need subtitles.

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Posted Jan 24, 2013 @ 1:02 PM

I am sooo in.

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Posted Jan 24, 2013 @ 2:53 PM

What is the schtick? Aside from them having Southie accents? Does the family work together, or stage passion plays during Red Sox home games?

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Posted Jan 24, 2013 @ 3:00 PM

Being from Boston too, Kate...I'm in as well.

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Posted Jan 24, 2013 @ 6:16 PM

I think the schtick is that several generations still live in this older neighborhood, and several generations under one roof for one family.

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Posted Jan 29, 2013 @ 12:17 PM

It starts tonight!

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Posted Jan 29, 2013 @ 12:36 PM

I hope they don't do an exaggeration of the Boston accent. Hang onto your "r's"

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Posted Jan 29, 2013 @ 12:58 PM

I'm from Boston, and I don't think I can stomach watching this show. I had a terrible experience in Southie as a child where racial epithets were hurled at myself and my father as we waited for the bus. I haven't been there in forever, so here's hoping times have changed!

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Posted Jan 29, 2013 @ 1:14 PM

I'm from Boston, and I don't think I can stomach watching this show. I had a terrible experience in Southie as a child where racial epithets were hurled at myself and my father as we waited for the bus. I haven't been there in forever, so here's hoping times have changed!


I know my response is completely off topic, but:

That is just awful, PharmGal10; your poor father must have felt so angry, sad and probably a little scared, to have his little girl subjected to the bigotry, prejudice and racism of those who assaulted you. You must have been very scared, yourself. I live a few miles away, so I can't speak for the current climate there, but nothing has made the headlines, for quite a while, and I do think they've come a long way since era of forced bussing of students.

I already don't think that I'll like this show, but I'm going to check it out.

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Posted Jan 29, 2013 @ 1:34 PM

Thanks, Boston Kate! I really appreciate it. It was very scary and one of the reasons why I haven't been to Southie since. I assume times have changed though - I've been reading reviews about the show and nothing has stuck out as offensive about the cast, so there's that. I'll read the comments here about the pilot...it might not be as bad as I am assuming.

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Posted Jan 29, 2013 @ 1:40 PM

it might not be as bad as I am assuming


Let's hope it's not!

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Posted Jan 29, 2013 @ 11:14 PM

I was really looking forward to this show but after wasting an hour on it all I can say is - yick. I think this might have been the most scripted "reality" show yet, um and I watch the Kardashians. (Please don't judge me). Seriously I don't think there was a genuine moment the whole hour! All the silly full monty and sex tape stuff was so lame. It is like the producers weren't even trying with that whole mommy group set up. Shame on A&E I really expected more from them.

ETA: LLC I love those commercials too! My husband and his huge family are from south Boston and I really wanted to like this. I can't wait for the him to watch it and get his opinion on it. I wish we could have seen how this family really lives and interacts.

Edited by MacabreParlor, Jan 29, 2013 @ 11:35 PM.


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Posted Jan 29, 2013 @ 11:17 PM

Although heavily scripted...I kinda liked it. Probably cuz I'm from Boston. I'll give it another episode & see...The again, I like the "Hopper/Dish" Boston commercials so clearly I am insane.

Edited by LLC, Jan 29, 2013 @ 11:19 PM.


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Posted Jan 29, 2013 @ 11:22 PM

That Mommy Group was THE most scripted thing I've ever seen. I feel like I owe the Duck Dynasty Robertsons an apology after that. And an Emmy.

And Devin? Okay, he's going to get real old, real fast.

I do like the people, but oy....come on. Do we all look like morons to think that show wasn't 100% set up?

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Posted Jan 29, 2013 @ 11:25 PM

I'm a Mass-hole and that show was gahhhbidge!

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Posted Jan 30, 2013 @ 12:09 AM

As a person who was born and raised in Southie and actually STILL lives there..this was pure crap!!Everything was so fake(accents/bike ride..etc) and I am so beyond annoyed that the family would agree to this!They look like total fools.So ridiculous!

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Posted Jan 30, 2013 @ 2:14 AM

I gotta hand it to whoever was in charge of writing the constantly changing descriptions under everyone's names.

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Posted Jan 30, 2013 @ 7:45 AM

I did like the captions, The Deej.

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Posted Jan 30, 2013 @ 9:01 AM

That Mommy Group was THE most scripted thing I've ever seen.


Right. Seriously, someone asks how to get a "sauvignon blanc" stain out of a blouse at a "mommy group"? And the homemade porno, just lying around, in a house with kids?

Terrible writing, terrible acting.

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Posted Jan 30, 2013 @ 9:14 AM

I deleted the second episode before even watching it. Raise your hand if you didn't know that the meatballs were never going to make it to the buyer. Why didn't they take a car?

It's okay because 'the buyer' called and canceled the order.

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Posted Jan 30, 2013 @ 9:17 AM

This show was baaaaahhhddd, but I couldn't stop laughing when I listened to their accents (sorry all you Southie folk). And the guy with the beard (forgot his name) whose subtitles were indecipherable cracked me up. I lived for five years in Cape Caaaaahd between two Southie neighbors and I used to just stare at the one guy when he talked because I couldn't understand him.

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Posted Jan 30, 2013 @ 10:50 AM

Right. Seriously, someone asks how to get a "sauvignon blanc" stain out of a blouse at a "mommy group"? And the homemade porno, just lying around, in a house with kids?


And what adult serves a tray of Twinkies and Ding-Dongs, along size a bowl of Cheetos, to other adults? Even Super Bowl parties have more sophisticated eats than that.

The "have you ever" questions were sooooooo phony. My god.

I did laugh at Pops on the patio, sunning his jewels, and his sons reactions to it.

Edited by ChicksDigScars, Jan 30, 2013 @ 10:50 AM.


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Posted Jan 30, 2013 @ 11:35 AM

Didn't watch it, yet. My co-worker, a Southie native, did and echoed what y'all are saying about how bad it was. I think it could be a hit, if they presented it as a spoof.

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Posted Jan 30, 2013 @ 11:37 AM

You can't turn a sitcom into a reality show by hiring a bunch of amateurs who resemble the characters in the script.

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Posted Jan 30, 2013 @ 11:56 AM

Like LLC I did like the titles under each person's name. But boy was that one badly scripted show! Did the writers from the Kar-crapians start a new show or was this a writing project for 12-year-olds?

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Posted Jan 30, 2013 @ 12:37 PM

I watched the first 3-4 minutes, had enough, and took the dogs for a walk.

Later, I ended up with about 5 minutes to kill before something else came on, and the TV was still on this channel when I turned it back on, so I ended up watching probably the last 5 minutes of the meatball episode. They really should list this as a sitcom -- there isn't one second of this show that isn't entirely scripted and fake. And it's really annoyingly bad to boot, so why would anyone want to watch it?

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Posted Jan 30, 2013 @ 2:01 PM

The reviewer for the Boston Globe said to skip this show and watch the "Real Housewives of South Boston" videos on YouTube instead. Good advice!

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Posted Jan 30, 2013 @ 5:44 PM

I kinda like the cast, so I'm hoping the writers were able to take the training wheels off after a few episodes and what happened with the bike and meatballs wasn't a metaphor for what resulted.

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Posted Jan 30, 2013 @ 11:57 PM

Wow, that was actually painful to watch! I'm from MA and it had to be one of the dummest shows- EVAH!

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Posted Jan 31, 2013 @ 1:04 PM

I see I'm a little late to the "this sucks wicked bad" party, so I'll just turn out the lights as I leave...