The Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s ex-cast member, Danielle Staub premiered her new show, Social, last night on Wealth TV. To say that ‘Social‘ is a mess is a compliment. When Danielle showed up at Sir Ivan’s castle, ‘the Playboy mansion of the Hamptons‘, a cell phone was ringing in the background and no one shut it off. This was just the beginning of a half hour of awfulness.
In a dress more suited for a 12-year-old girl than an over-40 woman, Danielle is met by “Sir Ivan” Wilzig, the son of a holocaust survivor who rose to become a wealthy banker in New Jersey.
Sir Ivan and Danielle
Sir Ivan takes Danielle on a tour of his castle…. the many views from the castle, his themed bedrooms, his pool, his billiard room and his dungeon.
If only Sir Ivan had pushed Danielle into the pool… there may have been a reason to watch Social.
Sir Ivan keeping Danielle caged up in the dungeon and leaving her there would have been another reason to watch Social.
After visiting Sir Ivan at his castle, Danielle and Sir Ivan met up at Georgio Gucci’s black tie gala where he is introducing new products and Danielle pronounces that she is ‘Italian Glamour.’
A real Italian and ‘Italian Glamour’… this is the only contact Danielle had with Mr. Gucci… he didn’t even give her a wallet.
Social was promoted as a reincarnation of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and Danielle another Robin Leach… but I’ve seen Robin Leach, and Danielle, you are no Robin Leach… and Social is not even a poor cousin of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Three thumbs down….bleech.
Separated at birth…Sir Ivan and Jon Lovitz…
NOTE: The entire time I’m watching Social, I couldn’t think of who Sir Ivan looked and sounded like… but I finally figured it out… Sir Ivan IS Jon Lovitz. If you get Wealth TV, when you watch Social, thinking of Jon Lovitz while watching Sir Ivan will get you through this waste of 22 minutes.
Social is produced on a low budget with one camera by Cary Sandoval Films. I’m really shocked that this program was picked up by Wealth TV as their normal programming has much better produced and informative shows.
PS: The photos are bad on purpose… they are indicitive of how bad the show was.
Social on Wealth TV: http://www.wealthtv.com/programming/Social/index.html
Sir Ivan’s Bio: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/SirIvanWilzig.html