Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The City: That's So New York

Last night's premiere of The City had exactly one redeeming quality: the choice of music during the DVF fashion was Lady Gaga. I'm going through a huge Lady Gaga obsession right now so any show playing her can't totally suck.

The Cast
Whitney: The California girl that we loved to loved on The Hills.
Erin: The friend/temporary roommate.
Olivia: The frienemy.
Jay: The Australian Love interest whom I hereby dub the Justin Bobby of The City.
Adam: Jay's roommate.

Whitney's introduction to her new job is typical New York: Here are some people. Here is your desk. Good luck. Her introduction to Olivia is typical reality TV. "Who are you?" Olivia asks. Oh, like you don't know who she is, Olivia! The question is, who are you? Other than a "social."

Next, we met Erin. Whitney is crashing with Erin until she finds a place of her own. I'm dying to know what Erin does because that apartment is sick nasty. "That's so New York," Erin says of dinner parties. It so is.

Ah, the token love interest.Whitney met Justin Bobby Jay at Nero in the West Village. He's Australian. While I love the accent I think he's a cheese ball. "Can I sing to you tonight?" Case in point.

The post-date, pre-work roomie breakfast chat just doesn't happen in real life, as far as I know. I'm lucky if I have time to shower before, let alone make breakfast and gab with my roomies about my night. But maybe I should try it. It probably doesn't take long to recap a night of eating potato chips and watching Jon and Kate Plus 8.

At the DVF fashion show after party Whitney's boss told her that she think Whitney will do a great job at DVF. If only she were really employed there. Olivia immediately notices the convo, swoops in and asks Whitney to come to her dinner party (avec Jay). Something tells me Olivia's Mommy nanny told her to keep her friends closer and her enemies closer.

Since Jay doesn't want to go to the dinner because he doesn't think Olivia is genuine. So she brings Erin. Now, I don't die with "socials" often but I'm pretty sure it isn't polite to bring an unexpected guest. Make that guests because Jay did in fact show up. Only with whisk Whitney (and Erin) away from the "socials." He's probably going to go sing to them.

What we know (based on body language along):
Erin does not like Olivia.
Olivia does not like anyone, except maybe Jay.
Jay likes anything with boobs.

Favorite quotes:
"I hate a dead handshake." - Olivia
Oh, girl. So do I.

"There is no polite way to get out of a taxi." - Erin

(Editor's note: MTV aired two episodes of The City last night. The second episode's recap will be posted later this week/weekend).

Image [MTV.com]


Katie Killary said...

lol... funny recap. Sadly, I had no clue The City was even premiering last night, so thanks for sharing!

High-heel gal said...

Oh I so wish I had MTV so I could watch this. I've given up on "The Hills." And, since I want to move to NYC, "The City" just seems more real (except, it's not)!

BLC :o said...

Great recap! You have to love the spin-off of a spin-off. And, you better believe I'll be there all season to watch it. Hehe. Xoxo-BLC

Amy said...

Erin is the Audrina of The City--they both have a kind of stunned look about them. Olivia has Heidi's bitchiness and Lauren's hair. Jay IS Justin Bobby!! :D

~Mary said...

Oh thanks for the re-cap! I live in scotland and well...we don't get it. But I've so been wanting to see The City!

Jennifer said...

I so agree with you on so many things. I was calling Jay Justin Bobby. I just don't trust him.

And I was surprised that Whitney brought Erin to the dinner party. I don't go to many dinner parties, but I thought that was inappropriate.

Can't wait to read your other reviews!

Shelby said...

"The post-date, pre-work roomie breakfast chat just doesn't happen in real life, as far as I know. I'm lucky if I have time to shower before, let alone make breakfast and gab with my roomies about my night. But maybe I should try it. It probably doesn't take long to recap a night of eating potato chips and watching Jon and Kate Plus 8."

HAHAHA! Let me know how that goes!

Great recap!

cass-a-lass said...

oh girl i'm right there with you! and i agree, whitney should not have brought erin. and she souldn't have left early. maybe it's just the southerner in me but even if you hate it, you have to suck it up and stay at a party you've been invited too.

Miss Merry said...

bleh, i almost threw up when jay asked if he could sing to her. and my friends and i thought the same thing about bringing erin to the dinner party.

uh, whitney? it's not la where anything goes, and you're not going to a random house party where you can bring along your posse. i live in dallas and i knew that was inappropriate, where has she been? (obviously it was probably scripted, but still...)

love the re-caps btw!

Bayjb said...

I adore Whitney so despite a bumpy start on the City, I'll come back. Also because Spieid isn't on there and that's a major bonus. Olivia really doesn't like her though. The sarcasm and bitterness just radiates off of her. She's rich, what is there to be bitter about? And yes, I do need to know what Erin does cuz that apartment is crazy.

Giovanna Diaries said...

That was an awesome recap. You have to do them every week! Yeah, it's not that great, but it's better than Stylista. I think Olivia is gonna be so much fun to watch. That whole "keep you friends close and enemies closer" and Jay/JustinBobby was totally what I was thinking too!

~*Miss A*~ said...

Great recap!!! Jay, Justin Bobby...I think they may be synonymous lol.

I sooo think that Erin, Whitney's friend, looks like Chiara, Audrina's friend that works at Epic.

Paige said...

I thought the episodes that aired last night were equally awesome. I think The City is a billion times better than The Hills. That's saying a lot since I've been a fan of LC since her Laguna days. I also enjoyed the music from last night, it was wicked. No complaints here.

kokostiletto said...

i really like whitney... but i don't know how i feel about this how yet. i'll have to give it more time! olivia reminds me of blair waldorf!

A little Princess said...

Oh my gosh! I love Lady Gaga, she's unkown really in the UK at the moment. We've still got another month to wait *cries* xoxo

Mallory and Kenny said...

Thanks for the recap. I despise these shows now. But I can tolerate reading about it with your witty banter.

Kate said...

I was thinking the exact same thing about Jay. I love Australians but he just doesn't do it for me!

Erin's apartment is amazing. I think her dad may be an actor or something? The photo behind her (when they are sitting on the couch) looked so familiar!

I ♥ NY said...

thanks for the recap! obviously i love ny [check out my blog] so i think it's about time new york has a 'hills' of its own! [even if it isn't real life... it's real entertaining]

Anonymous said...

The City has to grow on me. So far I like it. I like Jay, he's cute. But the Olivia girl seems like a snob. But I guess everyone has to see how it goes. This will be my replacement until the Hills comes back on.