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Mob Wives Chicago: Season 1

Mob Wives Chicago: Season 1
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Mob Wives Chicago: Season 1

 
 
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Features
  • Actors: Leah Desimone, Renee Fecarotta Russo, Pia Rizza, Nora Schweihs, Christina Scoleri

  • Genre: Reality TV

  • Run Time: 462 minutes/3 Disc Final Format: DVD- NTSC Year: 2012

  • This Disc is formatted for all Regions and has CSS Copyright Protection (will not play in some laptops)

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (widescreen) Audio:


Description

"Mob Wives Chicago" follows the lives of five women allegedly connected to "The Outfit," Chicago's version of the Mob, as they bear the cross for the sins of their Mob-associated fathers. With lives that are right off the pages of a story book, each woman has chosen her own way to live her life in the city that was once home to Al Capone, sometimes in spite of and many times because of who her father is. Along the way these women battle their friends, families and each other as they try to do what's best for themselves and their children. But ultimately, it is the ghost of their fathers they battle, living and dead, as they try to overcome and persevere in the face of these men's notorious legacies.

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Product Details
Actors:Leah Desimone, Renee Fecarotta Russo, Pia Rizza, Nora Schweihs, Christina Scoleri
Format:NTSC
Language:English
Number of Discs:3
Studio:VH1
Run Time:462 minutes
DVD Release Date:September 28, 2012
Average Customer Rating: based on 86 reviews

Customer Reviews
Average Customer Review:3.0 ( 86 customer reviews )
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7 of 7 found the following review helpful:


1A hot mess in the Windy City  Oct 23, 2013 By Elle On Wheelz
I should have known from the opening credits (with the man in the background getting his umbrella pulled inside out on a clear day), that this show was going to annoy the crap out of me!! I really enjoy watching the NY Mob Wives and thought, hey why not give this one a try. What a mistake. First of all...uhmm, where was the freakin storyline? From the first episode this was one continuous cat fight over some of the dumbest s*** ever! Although the Staten Island crew does get their fight on, at least there's sufficient enough back story so that you want to actually care about them and what goes on in their lives. Is it over the top at times...sure...but the Chicago crew...geezus. I don't feel like we were ever allowed to get to know them beyond the shallow surface. And I can tell you that was not enough for me to want to get to know them any further. Between all the bleeps there was probably about one paragraph of actual dialogue. If that wasn't enough their connections to the mob were so tenuous it was laughable. It's like for this show they decided to take every mob/mafia princess stereotype and roll it up into this farce. Thankfully VH1 decided to say fuggehedaboutit!

12 of 14 found the following review helpful:


2Really?  Jan 03, 2013 By tiffany d shea
This was SOOO stupid - and I bought the whole season - it was boring .. hopefully there will be no season 2! I liked the original Mob Wives but this one was lame!

4 of 4 found the following review helpful:


3The way they talk is genuine Outfit. Their arguments seemed highly scripted  Jun 18, 2013 By Citizen John
I think the show could be improved a whole lot. The ladies get into a fight and the cameras capture every angle - just goofy quick shots with funky camera angles. This is an obvious and overused method to simulate fights without having to choreograph the action or use stunt personnel. You can't for a moment suspend belief.

This demonstrates how the show is organized. It's a certainty that even the smallest arguments are scripted. Simulated drama was unnecessary. Meaningful drama would have emerged with more filming and editing (i.e., a bigger production budget).

These are all smart ladies. They are not glib like this in real life - the opposite. It's difficult for me to continue watching more than ten minutes at a time despite my liking each of the women.

Nevertheless, there are redeeming aspects. The way the ladies talk probably couldn't be highly scripted. They talk like their fathers and uncles from the Outfit. They use old expressions that still capture meanings and convey not only street smarts but a little old world wisdom.

Too bad the women are presented as high-maintenance brawlers. Unfortunately, what these women can tell us from their experiences has been caricatured.

4 of 4 found the following review helpful:


1Where is the no star button?  Jan 15, 2014 By Margo D. Marcotte "Margaux"
The show was weird. Nothing like the original whatsoever. These gals are working way too hard to find a reason to fight.

3 of 3 found the following review helpful:


3Cheap entertainment  Dec 31, 2013 By JuJu Bee "jujus life"
It's amazing how anyone can be on tv anymore. I call it cheap, mindless entertainment, but I realized I became only more dumb each time I watched an episode. But if you want to get away from life and be shocked by someone else's life…this is the show.

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