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Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
Good old Mom. Or Mother. Or Mommie. Where would producers and writers ever be without them?

This time, though, Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky wonders where they are going with them. Especially after viewing an episode or two of NBC's new "Momma's Boys."

The premise, he says, is far out, even for a TV reality show. Thirty-two beautiful young women are brought to a Santa Barbara estate. So are three good looking guys. They will look the girls over and select wives from their ranks. And while they are doing that the boys' mothers will be looking over their shoulders to make sure each makes a proper choice.

The mothers seem to be ranging from control freaks to racists and Sokolsky wonders why the guys would agree to a setup like this. He also asks why any young woman would enter such an arrangement knowing that her mother-in-law is likely to make life miserable for her.

Sokolsky says the one comfort to arise from all this is that TV may have finally come to the bottom of the barrel when it comes to presenting reality series.
Episode Date: December 24, 2008
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