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'LeAnn & Eddie' recap: Louboutins for cowboy boots

Season 1 | Episode 2 | “Sooo LA” | Aired July 24, 2014

This week on LeAnn & Eddie, there are two major plot points: LeAnn’s girls’ weekend and Eddie’s offer from the show Dallas. Surprisingly, the more interesting of the two is the drama surrounding Eddie’s decision-making process. This is only the second episode, and I haven’t decided how I feel about LeAnn yet. But Lord knows I am smitten with Eddie, and find his screen time much more enthralling.

The episode opens on a fancy dinner Eddie has arranged with a personal chef at a candlelit table. He is trying to squeeze in a little quality time before LeAnn’s friends arrive, but they are terribly silly together. I find myself a little embarrassed at their banter, especially Eddie’s dorky voice.

leannandfriendsThankfully, her friends arrive in the next scene, and the first few encounters we see establish her out-of-town pals as very “real folk” from the South, and LeAnn and her local  friend as pretentious L.A. snobs. LeAnn mixes up her Master Cleanse, corrects her buddy’s pronunciation of “quinoa,” and becomes practically insufferable. The talk turns briefly to Brandi, but I’m so bored with LeAnn and her friends that even the mention of  my favorite housewife can’t turn it around.

I am slightly more interested when LeAnn and her friends ride ATVs. LeAnn maintains she hasn’t lost her Southern leeannATVroots, and tries to prove it by cheating to win the trail race. Take it from me, an actual Southern person: People down here don’t constantly talk about how Southern they are, nor are we all in a contest to see who is the “countriest.” But it was fun to see LeAnn get a little dirty. Too bad she had to ruin it with talk of exchanging her Louboutins for cowboy boots. Sigh.

Eddie, meanwhile, must decide about an offer for a series regular for the soap drama Dallas. His main concerns are the distance and the amount of travel interfering with his time with his boys. It’s a fair point, but I can’t relate to turning money down, and neither can his dippy assistant, Terrell, as they pretend to work on Eddie’s truck. Eddie reminds us he was in that show Playboy Club (don’t worry if you don’t remember its 15 minutes of fame) and recalls how Brandi had to take the kids to school and help them with their homework while he was away. He then follows it up with, “The kids suffered; I suffered.” It wasn’t a very nice eddieandterrellthing to say, but Eddie does this thing where he says something really snarky, but his face looks like he is saying something really nice. I guess it’s the dimples.

LeAnn and her ladies, in search of an authentic Southern experience, visit a gay bar (that’s also a country bar) and line-dance with the most attractive fake cowboys I’ve ever seen. They take Jell-O shots and drink beer, and as soon as LeAnn gets drunk, things get interesting. She’s hauled up on stage and cuts loose. The whole scene seems so much less contrived and forced than the rest of the half-hour. She’s a natural onstage, and it looked like she was having fun, which made me have fun watching her.

linedanceShe arrives home drunk, and stomps around the house looking for a carton of Ben & Jerry’s. (She can’t eat white flour, but she can certainly inhale ice cream. That’s not very L.A.) Eddie tells her he’s decided to pass on the Dallas project, and you can visibly see her exhale. To her credit, she offers her support for Eddie’s choice and then falls apart crying. She says it’s because she feels bad for all he’s sacrificed, but I think it’s in sheer relief she won’t have to be without him. He’s sweet and comforting and terribly charming, and they exit to go have drunk sex, presumably.

What do you think of Eddie’s decision? Did he make the right call? What about LeAnn’s Southernness? Are you buying her Southern roots?

LeAnn & Eddie, rated TV-14, airs Thursdays at 10:30/9:30C on VH1.


TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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