Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The City, Season 2 Recap. Premiere Episode: Sleeping With the Frenemy

My recap originally published on AC. -MelanieDee

Last night was an MTV orgasm. Not only did viewers get to sit down for a half hour of drama on season 6 of The Hills, but we were also given the first slice of The City, season 2.

We learn during the narration segment at the very beginning that Whitney has began working for Kelly again at People's Revolution, but still remains in the city. Her Aussie caveman boyfriend is also gone. Thank God!

Anyhow, an old high-school friend named Roxy is in The City as well, hoping that People's Revolution will hire her as well. During her interview with Kelly, Roxy comes off as a cold, crass, bitchy individual who has nothing good to say about anyone. She is clear when she tells Kelly she does not like girls. Kelly immediately notices Roxy's inner diva, and asks her how she likes Whitney.

At first Roxy has good things to say, but her Poison Ivy vibe quickly comes out when she mentions being shocked that Whitney works in fashion. When Kelly asks her why, she goes on to tell her how bland and dull she was in high-school, always wearing colors like yellow.

To me Kelly has played this protective role when it comes to Whitney. I actually really like the relationship the two have. Kelly plays the role of her boss, the role of her mentor, and she even has this warm caring motherly side about her that only shines through for Whitney.

After the interview, Roxy meets up with Whitney, where she weasel's her way in to letting Whitney crash at her place.

Olivia is off about to get hired by Elle. She is told by her boss that he wants her to meet his publicist Erin, whom is excellent at her job. He raves and raves about Erin, and shortly Olivia is introduced to her. Erin seems a little turned off by Olivia.

Olivia obviously senses the bad vibes, so she politely excuses herself. After she leaves, Erin yammers on about how Olivia has an attitude, and how she thinks that Olivia thinks she knows more than she really does. Erin obviously watched season 1 of The City, and had passed judgments long before even meeting Olivia.

Erin though is pretty good at spotting a crude individual, because Olivia's true colors shine through like a star.

While at work, Olivia is sitting at her desk erasing something off of a piece of paper when Erin walks in. They say hello, and all seems fine.

Erin then asks Olivia and one of the interns to complete a very mind numbingly simple task. Seriously a monkey could have done the job.

She tells her to pick out a beach scene outfit for under $25.00, and an office setting outfit for under $75.00. Erin also requests that she picks the outfits up in different sizes.

Basically the job is to compare the low priced clothing to expensive ones. Kind of what you see in all those gossip magazines. The fun little section where they pick a superstar, and give cheap suggestions on mimicking the look.

Anyway, I could have completed the job with my eyes closed at TJMAXX, or Marshall's. Instead Olivia arrives later on with the intern. With drab outfits, and only in a size 8.


Seriously, either get it together, or just quit...

Instead of fixing the issues, Olivia naturally has to play up her role of the socialite diva by talking back to Erin, and telling her that if she does not like it to go and do it herself!

Way to get your co-workers on your good side. I mean hello Olivia, you are the new girl!

Olivia walks out, and I seriously thought she would have been fired for that stint.

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Anyhow, back at home Whitney is showing Roxy around her apartment. She shows her the roof, which apparently is also part of her apartment. It's like the mega 'got it all' apartment in the city. Roxy likes it, and instead of thanking her, and being a good couch crasher, she suggests throwing a party.

I mean right there the red flag should have gone up. This girl just waltz's in like she owns the place, and she is already comfortable enough to suggest wrecking it by throwing a party?

Anyhow, back to People's Revolution.

Whitney is sitting down with Kelly and they are discussing issues outside of work. Roxy's name comes up, and Kelly is shocked when Whitney tells her that Roxy is crashing at her place. Without being a fire starter, Kelly does not mention what Roxy said. Instead she subtly drops a hint that Whitney should watch out for the friends she makes.

The line was seriously perfect for what happens next.

Whitney takes a cab home, and the scene cuts to her getting out of the cab. The music is obviously enhanced to give off the vibe that it is so loud you can hear it all the way outside.

Whitney walks in to her apartment and her eyes are glowing with shock, and likely disappointment. Without her knowledge Roxy has taken it upon herself to throw a party. Classy!

Whitney is clearly upset, but lets Roxy know that she got the job at People's Revolution. Naturally Roxy sees it as a reason to party!!! What a better reason!?

The party ends quickly when the cops arrive due to the noise.

So what has the very first episode offered? A new diva named Roxy, and an old diva named Olivia, who has stepped up her role as the mega bitch, to an all new heightened level.

Whitney is sort of the innocent victim as it seems. A baby bunny thrown into a small cage with wild, out of control, selfish hungry wolves.

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