Don’t you just love Most Eligible Dallas?
I found every second of it just fascinating and I think the casting truly captures the “look and feel” of the young adults who live in the city that is known for its “large living and big thinking”. I’m going to love getting to know the clubs and hotspots in the city, the businesses of the characters that have been cast and the neighborhoods in which they live. I love the southern-girl, Texas pride, traditional values, and am already looking forward to the fun and struggles that will be had by all.
What I most liked about the show, and I know you’ll probably agree, is that each one of these people are so real. And, for the first time in a few years, I think we’re seeing what reality tv is supposed to be…a glimpse into the lives of real people…not a bunch of people who are performing for the camara and trying to put their spin on every situation for their own publicity, like the Real Housewives crowd. This is a bunch of friends who are living the good life and telling it like it is, tears and all.
We have weight issues that include tremendous transformations, we have women who really want to just get married, have kids and continue to live the good life, we have a Hugh Hefner in-the-making, a couple of people who have real jobs (I mean, not promoting their own songs or books), and we have a look into the life of high rolling, high living young people.
Yowsa, people, isn’t this what we live for?
In fact, we’re going to get a glimpse into lives that are not always perfect in the world of well-to-do and well-connected young adults who live in a city that’s always been known for its high fashion and deep, deep pockets.
I already learned that much more fun can be had going to charity events for young people when it comes to meeting new people, rather than going to clubs, and now I’m going to pass that information on to my own kids. They’re right. Clubs are not the best places to meet future spouses, they’re too loud and attract a somewhat sleazy crowd, I mean, who wants to say they met their spouse at a Club? I found that to be a very worthwhile tip.
Let’s talk about the exciting cast of characters, shall we?
“Blond hair, blue eyes, big boobs, I am 100 percent a Dallas girl.” That’s Tara. She’s the Executive Vice President of sales at her family’s company, but her real passion is her charity, “Paws in the City”, where she rescues pets from certain extermination and finds them forever homes. She’s as beautiful as can be and lives in a stunning home very near her parents in the exclusive Prestin Hollow neighborhood. Her house sits just a couple of blocks from George & Laura Bush, so Secret Service Agents are always buzzing around the ‘hood and she has a delightful servant, Maria, who cares enough about Tara’s cause to cook whole foods for the pets when they’re in transition and visiting Tara’s home. She’s been engaged several times and has been single for about a year vowing that this time she’s 100 percent committed to not being committed. She’s just going to have fun for awhile and she’s going to bring us with her. I love her. She hates “Guido Monduci’s”, which is the phrase she uses for a certain type of sleaze-bucket guy. You know the kind.
Already I know this is going to be fun!
“I am not your stereotypical gay man. Gasoline runs in my veins. To me, there’s nothing more exciting than hearing the roar of that engine”…meet Drew. He lives in one of the most expensive high-rises in Dallas with a “panty-dropping view” and lives exactly the way I love to live…he just presses a button to order up his room service, to order up his car, to get a facial, only he says the word button in a strange way, not the way a British child says it, “buh-un”, but more like ”buddon”. Regardless, I know I’m just gonna love Drew. First of all, because I adore gay men and, secondly, I’m all about the button-pushing lifestyle. It’s what I enjoy so much about life in Las Vegas…press buttons and receive outstanding, white-glove, service. He’s overcome many issues to get where he is today, including a 200 pound weight loss and several surgeries to eliminate the reminder of the weight he used to carry around. His family owns the Masarati, Ferrari/Porche dealership in town, so he’s got the hook-up on lots of money, enormous prestige and access to only the best cars…and he loves them. He loves fast luxury cars because it’s what he knows. He knows their value and appreciates his position in life there in Dallas as being in the right spot at the right time.
“I’m a slave to vanity. I’m like a Texas starlett…big hair, big jewelry, big attitudes.” How adorable is Courtney? She’s 29 and just wants to find love. She says “who I want to date has to meet certain criteria. Not that there’s a checklist”…and then she rattles off this mile long checklist, and it’s very specific. She’s sensitive and honest and can dish out some snarkiness at the drop of a hat. Love that. I actually loved when Courtney was putting Neill through the ringer at their first meeting at a dinner party where Neill was obviously the odd-man-out. I loved that after their encounter, Courtney was crying in the bathroom because some unwed mother (namely Neill), with absolutely no credentials, had been invited into their ultra-exclusive friendship circle. “I’m more of a traditional girl”, she says “first comes engagement, white dress, honeymoon, baby shower…” and I couldn’t agree more. A 23-year-old single mother has no business with this crowd of sophisticated young people.
“From the physical aspect, to me, I’m second to none. Too much testosterone runs through my body.” Holy mother of God, you can say that again, Glenn. I nearly melted when that kid first took off his shirt and, later, when he did his photo shoot…now that’s something I don’t get to see up close and personal very often! He’s a keeper. He’s a professional football player, and a player, and has lived in Dallas for a couple of years. He’s thinking it’s a pretty good fit for him.
I’m thinking, he’s a blinging dream of eye-candy.
“I’m definitely not gonna date anyone and none of these jerks. You know, I’m not into assholes. There’s no point in wasting my time”…right, Neill. Got it. What happened to the asshole you had your child with? At 23, I think she has a lot to learn, but missed on the first round, because she obviously already made some critical issues in judgment. It remains to be seen how she fits in with the big wigs, but judging how the reception went with Courtney, I am predicting some friction.
Oh, yowsa, this is gonna be fun.
“There is nothing I can’t do in this town. If you want to hate on me for being a single guy, 28, in town, fine, do it,” says the quintessential player, Matt. “The only thing better is if we had the same set-up, but we were all sitting in a hot tub”, that’s Matt. He surrounds himself with a harem of blond Texas bombshells, maintains a chemistry-filled friendship relationship with Courtney and constantly disappoints her when he shows up with one blond bombshell after another to every single event. She happens to love him (but may not yet know it), but neither of them have ever gone beyond the bounds of friendship, denying that it’s even a possibility. With his Hugh Hefner swagger and attitude he knows how to have a good time at a moment in his life when having a good time is what it’s all about and how does he do it? He invites every blond with fake boobs and a fake spray tan “whore”, as Courtney puts it, to the same club on the same night, each thinking they’re his date, only to find out he’s invited a harem of girls. I loved when Courtney leaned over to her friend and said “Who’s the disco ball over there?” That pretty much sums it up…disco ball girls…the Dallas club scene.
This continual harem of girls Matt allows to tag-along thoroughly upsets Courtney who thought this particular evening was supposed to be about two friends spending some quality time together. I not only understood how she felt, but I could see one of my own daughters having the same reaction. Very relate-able.
So, the evening begins with a shot at a charity event, we’re introduced to the players, then there are a couple of restaurant scenes, a club scene and, the highlight of my experience, the photo shoot with Glenn, the football player. Why do men with bodies like that have to wear shirts? I’ve never had a picture of a pin-up boy in my closet, but if this kid sells a calendar, I’ll be all over it. Yummy.
What a hot town, Dallas, and what a hot show Most Eligible Dallas is going to be.
Hot cars, deep friendships, charity events, escapades, future spouse chasing, potential relationship conflicts, extreme hurt and jealousy, crying, snarking, dancing, clubbing, oh, people, now this is what fun is supposed to be.
In just one episode I am completely and totally hooked. This is the kind of lifestyle I like to live and it’s the kind of lifestyle I like to see others living in different parts of the country. I can see this franchise moving to multiple cities and what a bloody relief from the ho-hum Housewives’ series, and to that, I say again,