Let me start this off a really, really positive note: I really liked the premiere episode of Mary Mary’s new show. I mean, I really really liked it.
The first episode introduced us to Mary Mary the sisters, the mothers, the wives. Erica and Tina’s careers are blowing up and with their newfound success comes guilt: How can they go full force in their careers while still maintaining their relationships with their family?
In the premiere the sisters were trying to decide whether to perform at Atlanta’s tree-lighting ceremony for Thanksgiving. Understandably they were a little hesitant to go. Well, Tina was at least. Her daughter had a Glee performance at school and was crushed that her mom couldn’t make it. But Erica did a little work behind the scenes and arranged for Tina’s family to fly out to Atlanta to surprise her and lift her spirits. It worked like a charm.
Why did I like the show so much? It showed two women on their grind. Not content to simply meet up with other “friends” and have dinner with a side of insults. Neither sister was trying to outshine the others, they kept reminding each other that teamwork was the name of the game and that whatever they were trying to do, they had to both be on board.
My main problem with other reality shows is that the women just seem angry for no reason. Just angry for the heck of it and not willing to let arguments die out. They’re not striving toward anything, don’t seem interested in anything but making their 15 minutes stretch into 20. In that regard, this show was a breath of fresh air!
The only thing that surprised me about the show was Mitch, Mary Mary’s manager. He’s good at his job, which is looking out for their career and helping take them to new heights. But he doesn’t seem to be too worried about them as “gospel” artists. That Pillsbury contract? That’s got Mitch all over it. It’ll be interesting to see how their relationship plays out on the show.
As one Twitter user said, “It’s refreshing to watch a reality show with healthy marriages, well behaved kids, and no fighting.” Amen!
Did you catch the show? What did you think?