I’m deeply fascinated by Mama June’s $75,000 makeover, having written about it for Buzzfeed. With Season 2 of Mama June: From Not to Hot premiering next week, I’ll finally get the answer to my question: “What happens to June once she loses the cultural signifiers that present her as both female grotesque and authentic redneck working-class woman?”
Well, if the trailer is any indication, we are in for another excellent and cringe-worthy experience.
If you don’t want to watch the trailer (honestly, why would you?), highlights include:
June is still being positioned as having the greatest transformation in reality TV history, as if we all haven’t seen the cast of Vanderpump Rules and their many sets of veneers.
June’s new gimmick storyline for the season as a pageant queen in training, coached by Queen Alana.
A reprise of many talents.
17-year-old Lauryn’s surprise pregnancy.
The return of June’s niece Amber
Moments you better rednecknognize
The continued fascination with Sugar Bear as an object of desire.
And the constant reminder that June’s multiple cosmetic surgeries are actually, really dangerous.
I’m ready. Are you?
Season 2 of Mama June: From Not to Hot premieres Friday, January 12 at 9 p.m. on WEtv. Yes, I’ll be recapping it.
Remember in December when I said I would start recapping the second season of Skins? Well I didn’t forget. I just put it off until now. So here it goes, another round of Skins Rewind, where I go back to the first seasons of Skins and reminisce about the good ol’ days. It’s not that I don’t like the current generation but if you’re watching series 6 then you know that Skins has taken a very dark and depressing turn.
Here it is. The final Skins Rewind for series 1. What’s in store for the finale? Anwar’s 17th birthday party and a whole lot of relationship drama. And lingering stares from across roadways. And trucks. And unexpected musical numbers.
If this episode doesn’t cement your love for Skins, nothing will.
Effy Stonem, for a number of reasons, is my favorite Skins character. She’s dark, funny, edgy, way too smart for her age, and no Skins character is bigger mess than her. This first season episode introduces us to Effy’s enigmatic ways long before she went nuts in season 4. Looking back on it now, this episode says one thing: Effy Stonem is here and we better get used to her.