They’re “not here to make friends,” and they’ll probably throw you “under the bus,” but these ancillary characters on some of our favorite reality TV shows serve a vital purpose: They are the pot-stirrers and trouble makers, the assholes that help incite fights and cause trouble. And like a moth to a reality TV flame, they’ll keep coming back, attracted to the warm glow of the production lights. On their own, these people probably aren’t interesting enough to watch (except Allison DuBois — I would watch her until forever) — but their brief time in the spotlight captured our attention, and in some cases made us question humanity.
Below, we’ve chronicled all the most awesomely trainwreck-y, fun to watch minor reality TV show villains. Let us know who we forgot in the comments!
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There are some who think there is no value in reality TV, but I dare those haters to say as much come Halloween, when these stars of the small screen are the first people we think of as costume inspirations. While you could certain recycle last year’s Courtney Stodden or “Toddlers & Tiaras” costumes, why not consider dressing up as one of unlikely reality TV heroines who entertained the hell out of us in 2012?
The time is nigh to say farewell to the gods and monsters of “Gallery Girls.” But first! The season finale (check out Amelia and Greg from HyperVocal‘s Skype recap above as well). Imagine this recap to the International Graduation Song of 1996 –”It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye” by BoyzIIMen.
Sadly, annoyingly, our final episode is marred by Maggie drama. Maggie meets up with Amy to apologize for being kind of a See You Next Tuesday to her. Now that she and Liz have had a falling out — over the debaucherous man-strosity that is Maggie’s boyfriend and his friends — Maggie is reconsidering what she’s heard about Amy. Amy breaks down in tears as Maggie says what a nice person she is. It’s cute, but come on — the rule is that a friendship that’s established in Act I will be mercilessly killed in Act III. Keep reading »
The nightmare calvary rolls on with the latest installment of “Gallery Girls.” This week is part two of the girls’ decimation of Art Basel Miami, an art scene wankfest set amongst the palm trees and poolsides of Florida. Above, Amelia and Greg from Hyper Vocal discuss their reactions to the episode, which I shall recap in full (with clips!) after the jump! So much “Gallery Girls,” no soulless moment left unanalyzed. Keep reading »
This week, instead of our usual recap of Bravo’s “Horrible Slags Who Pretend To Care About Art,” I mean “Gallery Girls,” I’ve teamed up with HyperVocal‘s dashingly handsome Greg Seals for a Skype video recap of last night’s episode. Watch Greg and I break down Chantal’s three evil personalities, wax philosophical about Eli Klein’s possible/probable sexual fetishes, and reveal Liz’s involvement in the Upper East Side Fight Club. (Also, after the jump, my most favorite GIF ever.) Keep reading »
Good day, and welcome to Terrible Young People Behaving Terribly. On this episode of “Gallery Girls,” we’re mainly concerned with the comings and goings and It-Girl-ing of one Angela Pham, resident photographer and Brooklynite. It seems that Angela insists on pursuing her dreams or something of becoming a photographer/It Girl, and it’s the eve of her first big show. “It has to be good or else I don’t know what will happen to my reputation,” she intones. Yes, because that’s what making art is all about. Your reputation. Keep reading »
On this episode of “Fancy White Bitches Behaving Badly,” er, “Gallery Girls,” we have a birthday, a breakdown and a frenemy breakup.
Maggie’s birthday is coming up and while she wants to go bowling, her friend Chris (who is still wearing Kefiyahs in 2012, how trendy) tells her that’s “trashy.” Shut up, Chris! Bowling is America’s premiere sport. It’s Maggie’s first birthday with Ryan, her neanderthal boyfriend. “Would it be unclassy of me to get a Diet Coke and a wine?” she asks him. Um, hi Maggie, welcome to my world. Keep reading »
A friend of mine noted that, “Watching ‘Gallery Girls’ and attempting to determine which ‘girl’ has the least redeeming qualities is, frankly, exhausting.” I say, that’s a trick question because they’re ALL the least redeeming.
Last night’s episode begins with Eli being terrible to Maggie — again. Eli has Maggie count pebbles while Liz does virtually nothing. That apparently merits a reward, so Eli takes Liz out to dinner. Eli thinks ordering Maggie around is funny. He’s a total, total sadist. Leo Johnson would be proud. Liz thinks Eli is a total buzzkill and makes fun of him constantly yammering on about China. Keep reading »
Okay, so we’re a little late on recapping the new Bravo show “Gallery Girls.” We’ve Julia Allison-ed our responsibilities. But better later than never, because “Gallery Girls” is sure to be our — and your — new guilty pleasure. In typical Bravo style, the show follows a gaggle of gals, in varying degrees of reprehensibility, as they navigate the social stratosphere of whatever field they’re half-assedly pursuing. In this case, the field is art — making, buying, selling, and displaying — and the stratosphere is New York. Which means that “Gallery Girls” is so much more pretentious than any Bravo show maybe ever. Keep reading »
I’ll admit it. I was pretty skeptical of Bravo’s newest reality confection, “Gallery Girls.” Although I do love a good “Real Housewife” or two, it’s not exactly life-changing television. But “Gallery Girls” surprised me, after watching the pilot and fourth episode. The show follows seven girls, all trying to make their own way through the NYC art world. Some want to be photographers, others art sellers and some just aren’t quite sure. Sound familiar?
So here’s why you’re going to love it. Or at least why you have to catch the pilot, airing August 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, and decide for yourself. Read more…