I have now watched two episodes of Bravo’s new show Apres Ski. Clearly, you guys are not very excited about this show. Quite Frankly, I don’t see why not. First season reality shows are the best. There is much less scripting and fakery. If you don’t like it now, you are never going to like it. I think you guys just don’t like real reality shows. This is a show about a business and all of the personalities who work for the business and how they interact together.
The show is about a concierge business that caters to rich people visiting Canada’s best know Ski Resort town, Whistler. The rich people expect their every need to be catered to and the business of the Apres Ski folks is to come up with magical experiences that cater to their every whim.
While the cast does their best to accommodate their wishes, things don’t always go as planned. The best laid plans go awry when they plan an elaborate three course dinner on a gondola that is thwarted with a vegan woman with panic attacks having a major flip out before the first course can be served. On the second episode, a family with six kid arrives to be entertained and on their first event, a kid gets flung off a snowmobile. I mean, that should be like whatever, they have five more, right? I kid, but the little girl was just fine and took it all in stride. Her name is Aspen and he is officially my favorite kid of the six.
But the main person of interest on this show is Elise. She is the boss. I am not sure why she is a boss as she has no identifiable skills and appears to be a fish out of water. She’s a city girl in the fucking Canookian wilderness who is wearing heels and bandage dresses to work in the snow. She randomly tells her employees they are not dressed appropriately for work. She’s clueless and kind of unbearable.
To round out the cast, we have the adorable gay guy, Bobby, who gets along with everyone. Fun Fact: Bobby is completely covered in tattoos including two GIANT skulls that face each other on his chest. I don’t think we’ve seen that on the show yet. The hot guy Jim who was freaking adorable with the kids, even though he did toss Aspen off the snowmobile. Kendra the likeable concierge who seems to be a bit of an underdog that we are rooting for to do well. Then there is Lynsey. I’m not feeling her. I’m not sure what her purpose is exactly. She’s a professional snow skier. Yet Jim is taking the kids skiing? Wait, maybe it is Charlotte I am not feeling. I haven’t seen much out of either of them actually.
Then there is Gibbons, he owns the business and his right hand girl Tamara. Basically these two show up to express their constant disappointment in their employees. At least that’s all I’ve seen so far.
So that is the gist of the show. I understand it is difficult to lead you people to fun shows with no wig snatching or dinner parties whose focus is to win the insult contest. But it’s a cute little show. And if you don’t watch, you will be the reason we can’t have nice things. No pressure.