You know what’s a really uncool idea?
Let’s raise lots and lots of generations of girls and teach them they’re not entitled to anything, not even to not getting beaten by their husbands, except a really gorgeous wedding which will be the only day of their lives anyone really treats them with respect.
Let’s change that just slightly for 1-2 generations by teaching some women they’re entitled to some more than that. Like cable networks that are allegedly for women! And maybe jobs. (But we’ll also raise their chances of getting raped considerably, so they don’t get too uppity.)
And then, noting that wedding planning is the most ungodly frustrating responsibility you could ever put on someone who’s not a professional party planner, and 90% of family members will be doing everything they possibly can to make it even more stressful because they have no lives and it’s not legal to shoot people like that, let’s make a TV show to make fun of women trying to plan their weddings!
WE Network: go kill yourself.
Bridezillas follows women getting “bitchy” as they attempt to plan their weddings. Personally, I’d rather plan a military campaign – it would be simpler. And have you ever watched a man try to plan a meeting among 12 people who aren’t all local? They can get pretty bitchy, too. That’s because trying to get more than three human beings on the same page about anything is a hell of a challenge.
It is theoretically possible that this show might serve one good purpose: helping women relax about planning their own weddings. But I’ll lay odds it’ll be a lot more cathartic for grooms and families who are just looking for an excuse to blame the bride, lecture about how silly women are for caring about this stuff, and then get the wedding over with so they can go back to treating her like an invisible fixture that came with the house.