Tuesday, August 5, 2008

New York Goes to Hollywood: Premiere

VH1 has done it again. New York Goes to Hollywood premiered last night, and it was everything I could have wished for. New York. An Assistant. Her attempts at acting. The trifecta of perfection for the premiere episode.

We meet up with New York, and she tells us that VH1 has given her 30 days in a swanky Hollywood home to land a role. She moves in, and hires a sassy, go-get-em assistant Lizza. Lizza sets her up with a manager showcase and has someone cut a video of New York's recent roles and history (including the infamous spit scene in Flavor of Love).

At the manager showcase, where the video was played, and New York actually does a monologue, and her attempt at acting was . . . dare I say, decent? I thought it was going to be a train wreck, the word which has defined the celebrities and contestants on VH1, no exceptions. But it looked like New York actually practiced and really did try at this gig. A few other scenes looked scripted and put together to manufacture some rants on behalf of New York, but all in all, a fantastic first episode.

The preview for the rest of the season looks equally amazing. We see the return of her equally over-the-top mother, her still fiance (or not?) Tailor Made (who knew they would last this long), acting classes, and a new love interest?

I'll recap each episode here. Or at least try to.

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