Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
Did you get a chance to catch “Plastic Wives” on TLC? The show had a ton of publicity, with a segment on “Nightline” and “GMA,” among other programs. It had a great spot, following the wildly popular “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.”
So how did it do in the ratings?
Drum roll please!
“Plastic Wives” had 0.806 million viewers, ranked #25 for the night on cable television. “Honey Boo Boo” had 1.9 million viewers, so it shows quite a precipitous drop-off with the debut of the Beverly Hills plastic surgery-based one hour special.
I assume the TLC brass aren’t too happy with the numbers, which are a surprise, given how incredibly popular the similarly-themed ”Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” program is. It looks like a second “Plastic Wives” show is pretty unlikely now. It wasn’t my cup-of-tea anyways. They lost me when the one woman brought out a specimen cup with her excised labia inside it. Disgusting!
Ratings courtesy of The Futon Critic.
Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
Nightline recently ran a story interviewing the four women on TLC’s Plastic Wives special. They are the wives of four prominent Beverly Hills cosmetic docs, including Extra’s Dayna Devon. I saw a small snippet of the show last night and have it DVR’d, but haven’t caught the whole thing. The interview here, though, and the segment that I’ve seen reveal a side of Beverly Hills plastic surgery that is glamorized and dramatized. I’ve never met any of the doctors on the program, but am familiar with two of them (Dr. Matlock and Dr. Moelleken).
I think viewers should keep in mind that the producers of this show purposely cast plastic surgery wives that would make for a controversial, drama-filled hour. I know several plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills whose wives are nothing like the plastic surgery-addicted women on this program. While it is true that many plastic surgeons operate on their family members (even plastic surgeons in the Midwest), the majority of them haven’t had “head-to-cameltoe” liposuction like they mentioned here. In fact, the only time I’ve operated on my wife is to take off a lipoma from her hip! And that, my friends, doesn’t make a reality show.
I’m looking forward to watching the rest of Plastic Wives. If you’ve seen it, I’d love to know what you think.
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
I saw a notice online for this program when they were casting it. A friend of mine was interviewed for it, but passed over since his wife isn’t obsessed with getting work done, the two of them get along really well, and their family isn’t dysfunctional. That being said, I’m looking forward to seeing this show. Dysfunction does make for good TV!
Check out Plastic Wives on TLC, premiering Sunday, Jan 27th at 10/9C.