Finally a show to be excited about on Bravo! I love a first season before they all get jaded and the producers do more and more scripting. Let’s jump right in and get this party started in the Greek Isles! The boat is called the “Ionian Princess” at least for the purposes of the show, generally the boat owner doesn’t want the real name used for privacy reasons. The boat is HUGE. Way bigger than the Caribbean counterparts.
I saw the teaser for this today and it had quite a few spoilers. I already feel sorry for marine biologist Tiffany, not just because of her name, but because as the third stew, she is going to be ganged up on by the Chief Stew and the second stew. Ben is going to be cast as the asshole chef, and from what I heard from my Miami friends, that is pretty true to character.
Hannah is the chief stew who is traditionally a bitch. Captain Mark lets Hannah know that their first guest arrives at noon the next day. Hannah feels as though a month would be a more suitable amount of time, really?
Bryan is the bosun and he will be bunking with Ben. Julia is the second stew and she and Hannah immediately go around talking about how gaudy the boat is. I mean it is, but I cringe hearing the help disparage the boat that belongs to someone renting it out so they can shoot their little reality show. These two are going to be the bitches, obviously.
Because there is a Greek speaking bosun already on the boat, Captain Mark immediately promotes Bryan to first mate, making him second in command. I can see this all going to his head as Captain Mark offers him the job on a probationary period.
Danny arrives. He is a deckhand. Let’s just say he gets into a lot of trouble fairly early on. Bobby is a deckhand as well. Pretty much all the guys are hot on this boat. There are also three Greek guys in various positions that do the bulk of the real work.
Jen is probably the hottest female on the boat, and she’s a deckhand. Oh, and she is gay. Tiffany says right away that she is not detail oriented. She prefers being a deckhand. I can see now why Hannah is not thrilled with Tiff. I’ve changed my mind, Julia is the prettiest girl. Hannah start trashing Tiff to Ben straight away. Hannah the high school dropout feels that Tiffany the marine biologist just isn’t very smart.
The first guests will be three couples. They are health conscious and have an organic skin care line or something. They love the Pittsburg Steelers. Christine is the primary. They arrive in daisy dukes and khaki shorts. I hate them already for that alone.
Oh Ben, it is not part of your job to challenge the guests palates. It’s your job to cook what you are told. We are barely out of port and he is dictating the menu to the guest rather than the other way around. Oh and the guests are American so they are somewhat shocked by the elderly man doing new snorkeling. They are also obsessed with getting a stream of the Steelers game at 3 am in the middle of the Med.
It’s the first dinner service and the first course is fried cheese flambéed in brandy. While this would please me immensely, these are health freaks who have asked for health conscious, organic diets. They love it, because fried cheese with brandy sounds amazeballs. Next up is moussaka. Yum. Hannah serves it and has no idea what it is. They all hate it. It is was too heavy for them. Does Ben realize he is on a ship, on the sea where seafood is healthy and plentiful?
The next morning, Jen oversleeps. Later, she lies to Bryan and says she was just ten minutes late. Jen says she doesn’t know how Daniel gets through life as he has moral and doesn’t feel comfortable lying. She’s a winner this one.
Hannah goes on land to hunt for a bar that can stream the Steelers game she can bribe to open for them at 3 a.m.
To be continued…