Double Divas – Lifetime
Has the Lifetime network finally learned to embrace its ridiculousness? This year, it changed its logo into something that’s as strange as the movies it makes, expanded Abby Lee Miller’s position on the network to have her on two shows: Dance Moms and Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition. And most recently launched Double Divas: a reality show following the co-owners of a lingerie store in Atlanta, Georgia.
Basically, the show is like any other reality series and manufactures different situations for the store owners, Molly and Cynthia, to go out and save the day with lingerie. They present themselves like they’re superheroes, that they can do what no one else can (case in point: the second episode where they help Norma Stits, a woman with ginormous boobs…legit, small children sized chesticles). But unlike other reality shows, this isn’t filled with mass amounts of drama and girl-on-girl fighting slash bitch out scenes. Molly and Cynthia only ever really butt heads with their employee, Olivia (a wannabe singer slash rapper slash model slash I’m not really sure what else), who seems more like a little sister to the two of them than an employee.
Perhaps the most awkward part of the series is how seriously the women take themselves; they realize that they’re lingerie fitters or whatever, but if you hear them tell it, they’re miracle workers. And granted, I don’t have boobs and don’t have to worry about getting a properly-fitting bra, but it’s still a bra. The show will most likely draw the curious eye because of the alleged risqueness of it, but the show is quite tame. It’s no different than a really drawn out Victoria’s Secret commercial, with some behind the scenes stupidity thrown in.