I’m not the kind of person that can survive without cable. Everywhere I’ve ever moved, I’ve done two things first: 1) find my closest library to get a library card (that’s what having a librarian mom does to you) and 2) get cable. I suppose I need cable because I have a dirty secret: I have a thing for bad TV. Bravo pretty much rules my heart so when ABCFamily started promoting The Vineyard, I was intrigued.
The Vineyard is a docu-series around the summer lives of 11 twenty-somethings, which basically means The Hills. The show has been on the air since July 23rd, there are 2 episodes left to air and much drama to be had. There are a number of reasons why I think you should tune into the series now some of which overlap with why I love Martha’s Vineyard. I apologize in advance to my Island friends, but I just can’t help myself. So, here goes: 6 Reasons Why I Can’t Stop Watching ABCFamily’s The Vineyard:
6. THE FASHION
Moxie Malibu, Lovers + Friends, Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, Jack Rogers, James Perse. Just a small sampling of the amazing brands featured on the show. I’m constantly filling up online shopping carts, and then guiltily deleting items from them in an effort to not spend my life away on the TV show stylings of The Vineyard. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
5. JACKIE LYONS’ MOM
One of the things I love about watching Sex and the City is that every episode feels like it’s dropping some sort of ultimate lady wisdom in my lap. I feel similarly about Jackie’s Mom on The Vineyard. Perhaps it’s because I miss my own mother, but when Mrs. Lyons is on TV dishing out the truth, I can’t help but listen in. Apparently I’m not the only one because now she’s on twitter passing on her advice to the masses.
4. THE BLACK DOG
I remember The Black Dog back in the early 1990′s when it was just getting popular. My dog, Sassy, had many black dog accessories and I had matching apparel, but back then, it was affordable and fun. Now, The Black Dog franchise as grown to such lengths that it doesn’t feel as accessible. That said, it was fun and exciting to see the brand I grew up with taking center stage on this show.
3. KATIE TARDIFF
What I’m going to say might be controversial, but I feel as strongly about Katie Tardiff as I did about Lauren Conrad during The Hills. Perhaps it’s her great style, or that she currently calls New York home, or that we share the same smiley nature, but I’ve just got one hyphenated word: tv-besties.
2. THE MUSIC
I’m not talking Blurred Lines, but less-sleazy sounding and more hippie feeling songs that were perfect for hot summer nights sitting on my NYC fire escape. The kind folks over at ABCFamily made finding the music easy for fans through a weekly music blog following each episode. One of my favorites, Caitlin Crosby’s Boy In The Benz.
1. THE VINEYARD
No matter what season or time of day, there’s nothing like the stunning beauty of Martha’s Vineyard. ABCFamily’s take on the island doesn’t nearly do it justice, but I live for the stunning shots of Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Gay Head, Menemsha, and more. Every sunrise and sunset takes my breath away, and makes me feel a little bit closer to a place I used to call my home away from home.
Have you seen the show? Let me know what you think!