Crowned: The Mother of All Misogyny

Moya_lYou probably don’t watch Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants. Good for you. Take last night’s debacle: Challenge no. 1 was supposed to teach the mother/daughter pairs how to maintain composure. Stand on a rotating platform, they were told, and hold a plastic smile while the other teams try to distract you. Of course, by “distract” they meant “hurl insults at and demean.” Worst example: team “Beauty Is Skin Deep” Angela and Tenia decided that they’d knock financially strapped Moya and Jenileigh (pictured) off their pedestal by engaging in class warfare, sneering that their hair extensions cost more than their rivals’ entire wardrobes. As if that weren’t enough, challenge no 2. called for each contestant pair to create a 60-second video blog, explaining why they should win. One daughter grew so frustrated with her mother’s faulty memory she sniped, “I guess I’m going to have to be a bitch to you today.” Really? Just today? Somehow we doubt that.

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  • SDA333

    You’ve gotta be kidding. “No Veronica, No CW!”

  • C_mont

    SDA333: I’m glad that SOMEONE’s on my page. Everyone else I talk to thinks I’m crazy because I’m effectively boycotting them.
    It’s easy though, seeing as they have nothing good on anymore now that there is no more VMars. (Supernatural, Smallville fans, etc., don’t hate on me… I just could never get into those shows.)
    Though I must admit, I occasionally watch pirated copies of Gossip Girl. Take that, CW!

  • Laura

    I’ve been watching, but only because it’s so ridiculous it’s hilarious. Although once the CW pulls Supernatural after the new eps, I’ll stop watching in protest.

  • Kel

    My mom and I watch crowned just b/c it is sooooo bad. The girls are so mean…I love it!

  • Mars Loonies

    Get over it. Your lame-o show got 3 years to find an audience. It never did. Case closed. You ought to be THANKING The CW for not pulling the plug after 3 episodes, let alon 3 years.

  • jes

    Yep…I admit it. I’ve been watching this train wreck of a show. First I get mad at the people on the show (NAMELY “Beauty is Skin Deep” and that friggin’ red head team) then I get mad at myself for getting mad at this dumb show. But I’m still hoping Hollis and Gina win…they’re so dang cute!

  • jes

    Oh…and fyi CW, I’m not mad at you. You give me One Tree Hill and I thank you for that.
    Hey EW, ever consider giving OTH a popwatch blog? Thinkaboutit.

  • jen

    What was up with Shanna? Is “vlog” really that hard to say??? She made it seem as though she was naming “he who must not be named” everytime the word came out of her mouth.

  • GingerCat

    I usually see the end of “Crowned” while waiting for Gossip Girl to come on, so every week I get to see the eliminated pair cry and cry. I always want to yell, “Do you understand that this competition means absolutely NOTHING? NOTHING!!! It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, because it just plain DOESN’T MATTER!!!” Get some perspective, ladies.

  • Jessica

    I like how so bad this show is. So bad it’s good. The evil side is so mean though–how fitting that the worst of the worst is named Beauty is Skin Deep. You ain’t kiddin’ there! I hope Gina and Hollis win but if not that one of the nice teams win. That BisSD team-trying to pull “aids awarness” bs out for the judges. They only care about themselves. They also need to realise that winning a CW reality show doesn’t really give you a platform. For anything. I think they think all kinds of riches and exposure are headed their way–which makes it kinda funny that they are so obviously shallow and stupid.

  • katie g

    i tuned into this show for the first time last night, and tuned out the minute that ‘compure’ competition started.
    truly some of the most disgusting moments i’ve ever seen on television. i hope these women watch these episodes at home and are ashamed of themselves! esp the mothers! how can you teach your daughter that this behaviour is acceptable?
    worst show on television.

  • birdgirl39

    I wouldn’t watch this crap even under pain of boredom. You see, there are these things called “books” out there. BTW, I liked the reference to Voldemort, Jen.

  • birdgirl39

    Ooops…..shouldn’t have said his name aloud……

  • Anjeliki

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Crowned is Crap-tacular. It’s hilarious! These women actually take the competition seriously, and hate on each other (other teams, their own mother/daughter, whatevs) constantly. The daughters are so self-absorbed they need slapped, and the judges!! I think Shana takes it even more seriously than the teams! My husband was watching with me the other night, and when the women started in on each other, he said, “OK, now I see why you watch this show.”

  • Alynda

    I secretly think what GingerCat thinks. Only now it’s not a secret because I’m blabby.

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