It’s time for the premiere of Lisa Remini’s new reality show on TLC. Leah is married to a very attractive man named Angelo. He runs their family diner. The have a daughter named Sofia. I’m just to the opening montage and I love it already. The Remini’s are having a party to celebrate them leaving Scientology and the friends that still support her. The theme is old Hollywood. I think Leah is very brave to be discussing getting out of the cult. There are many friends and family members who must shun her now because the are still Scientologist’s.
Angelo wants to get rid of the swing set to get room for the party because Sofia is growing up. I don’t think she is too old for a nice swing set, it’s large enough for adults to use. Angelo’s has an ulterior motive though because he wants a basketball court in the back yard.
Leah has a beautiful house. She loves the swing set. It’s way more than a swing set, there are slides and little tree house kind of things. It’s wood and really quite lovely. I hope they keep it. Leah says she will talk to Sofia.
The party is mostly outside and the set up is beautiful. They have white couches and end tables all over the back yard. Tons of chandeliers and drop dead gorgeous flowers. They have a dance floor. It’s just very elegant and lovely. Leah gives a lovely speech thanking their friends who have stuck by them in a difficult time. Leah’s mom gets a little tipsy and she is adorable.
With some prodding by Leah, Sofia decides to keep the play set. Leah wins a bet. Next there is another bet about making a bed, again Angelo loses.
Leah and her sister have a talk about getting boob jobs (they don’t want to) and they discuss never having sex in the day or with the lights on. There is huge rivalry because Leah thinks Shannon is the favorite daughter. Shannon goes to their mother’s for a birthday party for her dog. Leah skips it . By party I mean the mother and Shannon. Leah shows up at the last-minute to try to stay in favor. Leah’s mom is guilty tripping the girls saying they will regret not going to everything with her when she dies. She wants to have a live funeral for herself to see what everyone is going to say about her.
I love Lisa’s stepdad, George. I love the whole family dynamic. Angelo and George go golfing. They are lousy, so the give up and go to the 19th hole.
The diner is adorable. It’s called Canteen. These people are so cute, I am angry at Julie Chen and Sharon Osborne for kicking her off the The Talk.
George begins the funeral for the undead mother of Leah but saying in front of Sofia that getting together with her was the first time he dated a woman that he had something in common with other than sex or drugs. George actually sort of teared up! I love that Leah keeps acknowledging they are on TV. She says is this TLC’s idea of good family television. Angelo gets teary in his speech too. Shannon’s speech was very funny. She talks about her ugliness and gay ways. She’s not gay but her mother is always accusing her of being gay and said she is the ugly sister. Leah’s is funny too talking about what a PITA her mom is and how critical she is. Then she starts talking about her mom being her best friend and worries that her mother doesn’t realize how much she means to her. More crying. More laughing. Leah’s mom says she now knows her family loves her. Lean says, “That is what it takes for you to get that? You’re sick.”
The preview of the season looks hysterical. I’m all in. Did anyone else watch?
It’s All Relative airs Thursday nights at 10 on TLC.